Old 10-01-2020, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Motu UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid Problems

Hi All.
Has anyone had a good experience with this interface?
Meaning, no pops, clicks, weird sample rate drift, etc.

I bought one new, and have had these issues since I've had it.
Some days it works ok, and out the blue it starts messing up.
I'm using it with Windows 10 Pro, and USB 2.0.
I've read all the threads, and seems like others have experienced the same kinda stuff.

Just wondering, even if I had to go back to an older computer rig, would it be any better, or bought a Mac mini or something from a few years back, would it be stable with firewire on a Mac mini?

It's still under warranty, and all Motu said was to send it back, and they would send me a replacement.
Just wondering, if I do that, would the replacement be the same.
There latest Windows drivers are dated in 2015.

Thanks in advance for anyone willing to share if they have had a stable system with this unit.

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Wyatt

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Old 10-01-2020, 08:11 PM   #2
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I own that same interface.

I'm a windows user and I do have some glitches sometimes but not only with Reaper but in OBS i.e.

In reaper very rarely I get an audio beep or a momentary stop, I thought it was because drivers are too old now. (2015 on windows)
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Old 10-02-2020, 03:02 AM   #3
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Mine has been running solid since 2012 on all OS X.
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:51 AM   #4
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@dougdi
What kind of Mac do you have, and what year?
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Running Sierra on a late 2013 Mac Pro.
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Old 01-14-2021, 11:57 AM   #6
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I've been using this interface for 5 years with no noticeable issue so far.

I remember I had to struggle at the beginning to get the right settings.
I finally found something that works well for me : depth=24bits, sample rate=44100Hz, buffers=256ms.

I've found that all the settings should match either in the Motu Audio Console, Reaper preferences and sound properties in Windows.

Reaper runs on a Windows 10 PC in a very standard way which is not dedicated to music production (but with a lot or ram).

I don't know wether you have connected your Motu via USB or Firewire. I connected mine with USB2, and I remember that I had to try the connection with all my USB2 ports until I was satisfied (and I've got 8...).

And while the fact is well known, remember to disable all the applications and services that are running in the background (antivirus, cloud sync, energy management, etc.).

All in all, I'm very satisfied with this interface. It's very versatile and sounds good. The ability to record and mix live situations is simply amazing in such a small unit. CueMix is very useful and the effects are quite good (comp, eq, reverb). I don't need anymore to connect my synths to a table mixer for live playing. And I LOVE the possibility to connect a good preamp with Spdif without sacrifing the other inputs.

A final thought : maybe a clean reinstall of the driver could be useful.

Hope that helps!
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