MOTU Stage B16 16 Input USB Audio Interface with DSP

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    Product Description

    A flexible stage box, stand-alone mixer and audio interface, the Stage-B16 features studio-quality analog performance up to 192 kHz, powerful DSP for mixing and effects processing, and connectivity to a digital snake, audio network or host computer through AVB Ethernet or class compliant, high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS).

    MOTU Stage B16 16 Input USB Audio Interface with DSP Features

    • Three products in one: 1) DSP-equipped stage box with AVB Ethernet "digital snake" connectivity, 2) 12-bus digital mixer with wireless control and 3) universally compatible audio interface for Mac and Windows.
    • Studio-quality analog performance up to 192 kHz: For example, the XLR analog outputs produce 123 dB dynamic range.
    • 16 studio-grade mic inputs: Each equipped with individual preamps, 48V phantom power and -20dB pad. Also includes eight analog outs on XLRs, 4 channels of AES/EBU output and phones.
    • Precision Digital Trim: Digitally controlled analog preamp gain provides accurate adjustments in 1 dB increments from web app software running on your laptop, tablet or smartphone, with the ability to save gain settings.
    • On-board DSP with mixing and effects: Flexible 48-input digital mixer modeled after large format mixing consoles, with 12 stereo busses and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate, and compression.
    • Web app control from any device: Control on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from innovative web app software running in your favorite browser on a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network.
    • Stand-alone operation with wireless control: Connect an Apple Airport or other Wi-Fi router with a standard Ethernet cable for wireless control of device settings, powerful 48-channel mixing and DSP effects from your smartphone or tablet, without a computer.
    • 32-bit floating point processing: The Stage-B16's mixing and effects DSP engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality.
    • Modeled vintage effects processing: Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs.
    • System expansion: Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M, 16A, 24Ai, 24Ao, 112D or Monitor 8) with a simple CAT-5e ethernet cable. Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (not included).
    • AVB audio networking: Build a network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.
    • Universal connectivity: Connects to your computer with standard AVB Ethernet or audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS). Compatible with all audio software.
    • AudioDesk: Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering.
    A sturdy, 2-rack space chassis provides 16 studio-grade, front-panel mic inputs with individual preamps and 48V phantom power, 8 line-level analog outs on XLRs, 4 channels of AES/EBU digital output and phones. Powerful DSP delivers large console style mixing with 48 channels, 12 stereo busses, and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, vintage compression and classic reverb.

    Operate Stage-B16 as a stage box, stand-alone mixer or audio interface and control everything from MOTU's innovative AVB web app software running on your iPad, iPhone, tablet, smartphone, and laptop. Connect a second Stage-B16 or other MOTU AVB interface with a simple Ethernet cable. Add more I/O with the MOTU AVB Switch (not included). Build an AVB audio network with multiple switches and sub-millisecond latency, even over long cable runs up to 100 meters. From stage to studio, the Stage-B16 delivers superb sound quality, state-of-the-art operation, and reliable performance.

    Product Specifications
    MOTU Stage B16 16 Input USB Audio Interface with DSP Specifications
    • Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    • Mic inputs: 16 x XLR mic inputs
    • Preamp gain: 0 to +63 dB (digitally controlled)
    • Analog outputs:
      • 8 x XLR line out
      • Max level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -4 to +20)
      • 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
    • Digital output: 2 x XLR female AES/EBU out (4 ch) up to 96 kHz
    • Total I/O:
      • 16 in and 12 out (28 total) at 1x sample rates
      • 16 in and 12 out (28 total) at 2x sample rates
      • 16 in and 8 out (24 total) at 4x sample rates
    • Computer I/O:
      • 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant
      • USB 3.0 and iOS compatible
      • 1 x AVB Ethernet (requires OS X Yosemite)
    • Computer I/O channels:
      • USB 2.0 (44.1 to 48 kHz): 64 in/out
      • USB 2.0 (88.2 to 96 kHz): 32 in/out
      • USB 2.0 (176.4 to 192 kHz): 24 in/out
      • AVB Ethernet: 16 to 128 in/out, depending on host computer speed
    • MIDI I/O:
      • 1 x MIDI IN
      • 1 x MIDI OUT
      • 16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
    • Headphone: 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
    • Phantom power: 16 x individual +48V
    • Front panel:
      • 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
      • 1 x digital rotary encoder: phone volume
      • 2 x switches: (1) Mute All and (1) Show 48V
      • 16 x activity LEDs: (16) input, (8) output, (2) AES
      • 1 x female Ethernet 'EtherCon' port
      • 2 x male XLR AES/EBU outputs (4 channels)
      • 8 x male XLR analog outputs
      • 16 x female XLR mic inputs with indiv. 48V/pad
    • Power: International 100-240V autoswitching supply, 50-60 Hz: 0.5A max
    • Mac System Requirements:
      • 1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
      • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
      • Mac OS X version 10.8 or later
      • Available high-speed USB 2.0 or AVB Ethernet port
      • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
    • Windows System Requirements:
      • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
      • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
      • Windows 10, 8 or 7
      • Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
      • Available Ethernet port for firmware updates
      • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
    • Included Software:
      • MOTU AVB Discovery App for Mac and Windows (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
      • MOTU AVB Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
      • MOTU AVB Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
      • AudioDesk 4.0 for Mac & Windows (separate download)
    • Operating Systems:
      • For computer audio I/O: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
      • For web app control: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  617-576-3066 Warranty:  Hardware: 2 Years; 90 days parts and labor.
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