MOTU

MOT-16A

MOTU 16A Thunderbolt / AVB Ethernet / USB Audio Interface

The MOTU 16A provides world-class dynamic range as an audio interface, combined with large console-style mixing, 64 channels of audio I/O (32 ins \ 32 outs) plus USB 2.0/USB 3.0 compatibility.  As an interface, standalone mixer or patchbay, the 16A provides 32 separate inputs and 32 separate outputs, including sixteen balanced TRS analog inputs, sixteen balanced TRS analog outputs, and two 8-channel banks of ADAT optical digital I/O.


    • MOTU 16A FEATURES:

      This box contains everything you need to turn your computer into a powerful 24-bit/192 kHz digital audio workstation. As a “hybrid” audio interface, the 16A offers flexible connectivity to your computer via ultra-fast Thunderbolt™ technology or class compliant, hi-speed USB 2.0, with 32 channels of pristine analog I/O, combined with 32 channels of digital I/O, for a total of 64 simultaneous audio channels. 

      The 16A is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface, standalone mixer or patchbay, the 16A provides 32 separate inputs and 32 separate outputs, including sixteen balanced TRS analog inputs, sixteen balanced TRS analog outputs, and two 8-channel banks of ADAT optical digital I/O. 

      Connect all of your studio gear, including synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors. Record, monitor, route and process all of these live inputs using the professional on-board digital mixer — with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Apply hardware DSP-driven effects processing to inputs, outputs, and busses independent of your host computer. Add Classic Reverb™ with lengths up to 60 seconds. Further sculpt your sound with gating, 4-band parametric EQ, and vintage compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A™ leveling amplifier. 

      Add more MOTU interfaces as your needs grow, connected to a state-of-the-art audio network using standard AVB Ethernet switches and CAT-5e cabling, with near-zero network latency, even over long cable runs (several hundred meters). Record and monitor up to 128 audio channels in and out, simultaneously, to a host computer through Thunderbolt. Route hundreds of audio channels among multiple devices and computers on the network. 

      Control all DSP-based mixing and effects, device settings, and network audio routing using your favorite web browser running on your laptop, tablet or smart phone connected wirelessly or locally to the 16A audio network. 

      From initial tracking to final mastering, the 16A delivers superb sound quality, state-of-the-art operation, and reliable performance.

    • MOTU 16A TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Sample rates

      44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

      Analog inputs

      16 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)

      Analog outputs

      16 x 1/4" TRS line outputs (balanced)

      Digital I/O

      2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates 
      1 bank (8 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates 
      Stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF) on Bank A (optional)

      Total I/O

      32 inputs and 32 outputs (64 total) at 1x sample rates 
      24 inputs and 24 outputs (48 total) at 2x sample rates 
      16 inputs and 16 outputs (32 total) at 4x sample rates

      Computer I/O

      1 x Thunderbolt (compatible with 1 and 2) 
      1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant 
            USB 3.0 and iOS compatible 
      1 x AVB Ethernet (requires OS X Yosemite)

      Sync I/O

      1 x word clock in 
      1 x word clock out

      Front panel

      5 x switches • menu navigation 
      324 x 24 pixel LCD for level meters / menu nav 
      1 x AC power switch

      Power

      International 100-240V autoswitching supply 
      50-60 Hz • 0.5A max

    • MOTU 16A SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

      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 Thunderbolt, USB 2.0 or AVB Ethernet port*
      • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
      • *AVB Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X Yosemite

      Windows System Requirements

      • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
      • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
      • Windows 7 or later
      • Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
      • Available Ethernet port for firmware updates
      • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)

      Web App Support

      • Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
      • Any web browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer, etc.
      • Web client must be connected to the same network as the MOTU AVB interface by wire or Wi-Fi.

      Included Software

      • Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 drivers
      • MOTU AVB Discovery App for Mac (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 and 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
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