MOTU is a leading developer of computer-based audio and video production hardware and software. MOTU was founded in 1980 and has been developing audio, video and music technology products since 1984. nspired by the Macintosh when it first appeared, engineers at MOTU developed one of the Macintosh's first music programs ever. Performer®, the music industry standard for MIDI sequencing, began shipping in 1985. MOTU products serve a wide range of users, from consumers to enterprise-level installations in music, broadcast, film, gaming and other entertainment industries. MOTU is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just across the Charles River from Boston.