TASCAM US-16x08 USB Audio Interface

Record 16 analog sources over a USB cable! This single-rack-space interface packs in 8 XLR preamps, 2 front-panel line/instrument inputs, plus 6 line inputs.

With the TASCAM US-16x08 audio interface, you'll have enough inputs to record the whole band! On the front panel, you get 8 phantom-powered XLR microphone preamps with 57 dB of clean gain, plus two switchable 1/4" line/instrument inputs. On the back, you'll find MIDI I/O, 6 more 1/4" line inputs, as well as 8 line outputs -- perfect for feeding multiple headphone monitor mixes when tracking, or connecting outboard gear when mixing. This 16-in/8-out interface sends multichannel digital audio to your Mac, PC or iOS device at up to 96 kHz/24-bit resolution over a single USB 2.0 cable. TASCAM's DSP Mixer app lets you set up EQ, compression and reverb on each channel for monitoring.

Includes Rack Ears and Ergonomically Angled Desktop Stand

Mount the single-rack-space US-16x08 with your other rack gear, or set it up on your desk with the ergonomically angled stand. The angled stand gives you access to all the front-panel inputs, headphone volume, and outputs 1-2 volume on individual knobs.

16 Simultaneous Inputs: Live Tracking Powerhouse

Looking to record your band? Unless you want to produce your next recording one overdub at a time, you'll need a lot of inputs. How about sixteen? That's what the TASCAM US-16x08 USB interface packs. When musicians play live together, you get that organic give-and-take that makes a recording breathe with life. With 16 simultaneous analog inputs, you'll have the channels you need to capture more than just a great song, but a great read more performance.

Low-Latency Monitoring with EQ, Compression and Reverb

With the US-16x08's DSP Mixer app, you can send your input signals directly to the output. This means that you, or whoever is performing the overdub, will hear what's being played without being distracted by playback delay or software-induced echo. A professional digital recording interface needs direct monitoring capability, and the TASCAM US-16x08 has it.

On The Front Panel: 8 XLR Mic Pres + 2 Line/Instrument Jacks

Half the inputs on the TASCAM US-16x08 are already front-loaded with Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps. You'll be able to plug up to eight microphones -- including condenser mics that require +48V phantom power -- directly into this USB interface without the need for additional external mic preamps. These preamps have 57 dB of gain, enough to handle hot condenser mics, medium-output dynamic mics, and even low-output, un-powered ribbon microphones. The next two inputs are balanced 1/4-inch jacks, mounted on the front face of the unit and switchable from line-level to Hi-Z for direct recording of guitars and basses -- perfect for sending signal to your amp-modeling software.

In Back: 6 More Line Inputs

Channels 11 through 16 are balanced, line-level, 1/4-inch inputs for direct connection of keyboards, drum machines, synth sound modules, hardware sequencers, external mixers, external mic pres, or any other line-level source. All 16 analog inputs feed an analog-to-digital converter stage that is capable of professional 96kHz/24-bit audio conversion. MIDI I/O rounds out back panel -- plug in your MIDI controller or send a MIDI sequence out to a MIDI-capable outboard synth.


- 16-in/8-out USB 2.0 audio interface with up to 96 kHz/24-bit resolution
- Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps with 57 dB of gain
- Eight 1/4" balanced line inputs, two switchable to instrument level
- DSP Mixer for Low-latency monitoring with EQ, compression, and reverb
- Independent line out and headphone level controls
- MIDI Input and Output
- Aluminum body with angled design for better desktop visibility

Whether you're tracking in the studio or recording a live concert performance, the TASCAM US1641 gives you the channel count you need for making exciting, inspiring, and professional-sounding recordings.
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- High-quality audio components for 125 dBu EIN and 105 dB S/N ratio
- USB Audio Compliant 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 8.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 12 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAS US16X08

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-726-0303
Web: https://tascam.com/us/support/contact

TASCAM US-16x08 USB Audio Interface

The TASCAM US-16x08 captures 16 mic and line inputs to your computer with clear sound quality and advanced features to manage big sessions. Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps deliver the cleanest and quietest operation in their class while delivering up to 57dB of gain. An additional eight line inputs are provided, two of them switchable to instrument level for direct guitar or bass recording. Eight balanced line outputs are also available, two with a level control on the front panel for monitoring.

Built into the US-16x08 is a DSP Mixer for low-latency digital mixing. Each channel has four-band EQ, compression, and a reverb send for polished-sounding monitor mixes. In addition to interface mode, the US-16x08 can be used as a standalone mic preamp. Mac and Windows drivers are provided, as well as USB Audio Compliance 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility. MIDI input and output are also available on the rear panel.

Whether using the ergonomically-designed angled desktop stand or mounting with the included rack ears, the US-16x08 includes enough I/O for almost any music recording application.


- Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps with 57dB of gain
- 16-in/8-out interface with up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution
- Eight 1/4" balanced line inputs, two switchable to instrument level
- DSP Mixer for Low-latency monitoring with EQ, compression, and reverb
- High-quality audio components for 125dBu EIN and 105dB S/N ratio
- USB Audio Compliant 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility
- Independent line out and headphone level controls
- MIDI Input and Output
- Aluminum body with angled design for better desktop visibility

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (12 ratings)
Submitted May 21, 2017 by Mike Street in Woodstock, GA
"Great Product"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I've been using the Tascam US-16X08 for about a week now and I'm completely satisfied with the operation. It's a great little unit for the money. I would however advise that when you go to download the drivers and firmware that you take the extra time to download the "Reference Manual" as well. The owners manual has very little information. Overall, it's perfect.
Musical Background:
Been playing all guitars for over 40 years.
Musical Style:
Rock/Southern Rock
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