Motu Ultralite Mk4 -> any luck with web interface?

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Motu Ultralite Mk4 -> any luck with web interface?

Postby ZestieBumwhig » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:18 am

Craziest thing - I accidentally bought a Motu Ultralite Mk 4.

It works (and sounds great) as a regular USB interface in KXStudio, but only in "Audio Interface" mode. Now, that's OK, it's all I've ever expected from a USB interface. But, hooking it up to a friend's Mac, I can use many more features... ie, effects, "Mixer" mode (to change routing, or use it without a computer), etc.

Like the Ultralite AVB, those controls are all via a web browser. So I SHOULD be able to access that from any OS. But I haven't been able to. The AVB connects via a network cable (I assume), but the Mk 4 only connects with a USB cable, and it seems like THAT software is OS-dependent.

I wouldn't expect anyone to be able to troubleshoot this long-distance. But maybe someone else out there has been using this with Linux?

For what it's worth, when I got this, I didn't know of Motu's (previous?) anti-Linux belligerence. I probably would have gone with something else if I'd been aware. But it IS a nice box.

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Re: Motu Ultralite Mk4 -> any luck with web interface?

Postby Be. » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:17 am

The web app of the Ultralite AVB is not accessible via USB either. My laptop only has one USB-A port, so I am working around both those limitations by connecting my Ultralite AVB's USB and Ethernet connections to a USB hub with a built in Ethernet NIC. If you can still return the Ultralite Mk4 to the retailer you bought it from, you may want to exchange it for an Ultralite AVB. However, I warn you that I have been having issues with a crackling noise with the Ultralite AVB. You can follow discussion about that in the Ultralite AVB thread...

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Re: Motu Ultralite Mk4 -> any luck with web interface?

Postby ZestieBumwhig » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:36 pm

Great to know your experiences, thanks... and good luck.

I bought my mkIV used, so no dice on the return. I may just stick with it, since the basic 8in/8out + lightpipe functionality is (seemingly) flawless, and is really all I was counting on. But I'll keep watching your threads regarding the AVB crackle, because it WOULD be nice to be able to access other functionality without resorting to a different computer.

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Re: Motu Ultralite Mk4 -> any luck with web interface?

Postby formuls » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:14 pm

@ZestieBumwhig: I'd be really interested to know your system setup (Machine, OS, Jack settings, interface settings, etc.). I too have recently purchased an Ultralite MK4, and it is an awesome piece of kit...with my Mac. On Linux I'm having the periodic "bitcrushing" issue that is mentioned in other Ultralite posts. I'm running 64bit Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS on a Lenovo Thinkpad i5 and experiencing the aliasing effect, as well as channel outputs in Jack randomly reassigning themselves to other channels(?!).

Cheers!


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