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MOTU Stage-B16 USB Audio Interface

Use it as a stage box, remote-controlled 12-bus digital mixer, or USB interface. You get 16 mic pres, 8 analog outs, AES/EBU I/O, and powerful built-in DSP. Rate and review this product
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MOTU Stage-B16 USB Audio Interface

MOTU's Stage-B16 is a flexible stage box, stand-alone mixer and audio interface with 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).

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.

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.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) products.
- 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
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9350
MOTU Warranty ´╗┐MOTU offers a 2 year warranty on all Firewire interfaces and all Video/Audio interfaces. USB MIDI interfaces and PCI Audio interfaces carry a 90 day warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 617-576-2760
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