MOTU ADDS iPAD SUPPORT TO MICROBOOK
MOTU is now shipping the MicroBook IIc, an updated version of the popular personal studio interface for Mac and Windows. As the ‘c’ appended to its name implies, the MicroBook IIc is now USB audio class compliant, which means users can connect it to an Apple iPad with a standard Apple camera adapter cable, giving them high quality audio I/O for their iPad music and audio apps.
“More and more musicians are turning to mobile systems, whether it’s a laptop or iOS device, to do serious recording and production work,” said Jim Cooper, Director of Marketing at MOTU. “The MicroBook IIc offers musicians the perfect combination of excellent analog audio quality, studio-grade connectivity and rugged, ultra-portable design and construction.”
When connected to an iPad, the MicroBook IIc is powered by a standard Micro-B-to-Type-A USB cable with attached AC power adapter (both included). This helps preserve maximum battery life for the iPad. When connected to a Mac or PC, the MicroBook IIc is bus-powered by the USB connection to the computer. No separate power connection is necessary.
The MOTU MicroBook IIc will go for $549.