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MOTU Stage-B16 Stage Box and AVB Audio Interface With DSP

The MOTU Stage-B16 is a super broad-shouldered, built-for-the-road AVB equipped stage box, digital mixer and USB audio interface with DSP. The Stage-B-16 is part of MOTU’s new standard, Audio Video Bridging (AVB). Over AVB with a cat 6 cable, 100m cable runs from stage to front of house are possible. The Stage-B16 is also a 16X12 USB audio interface with DSP, boasting 16 of MOTU’s newly designed microphone preamps. 


      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 (sold separately).

      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.

      Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering.


      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
      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)
      *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 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)

      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
      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

      ** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **

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