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MOTU Stage B16 USB/AVB Ethernet Audio Interface and Stage Box

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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 US... Read More

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Description

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). In a sturdy 2-rack space aluminum alloy chassis, Stage-B16 provides 16 front-panel inputs and 12 outputs, including 16 very high-quality mic inputs with individual preamp gain, 8 line-level analog outputs on XLR connectors, 4 channels of AES/EBU digital output and a front-panel headphone jack. All mic inputs also supply individual 48V phantom power and -20 dB pad.

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  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 mixing with wireless control Connect an Apple Airport or other Wi-Fi router directly to the Stage-B16 with a standard Ethernet cable and control the powerful routing, 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 Stage-B16 or other 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 high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0). Class-compliant firmware and industry standard drivers work with any audio software. 
  • AudioDesk Includes AudioDesk workstation software with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering.

The Stage-B16 is equally well-suited for stage and studio, with or without a computer. Operating as a high-quality stage box, stand-alone mixer or audio interface, Stage-B16 lets you record, monitor, route and process all inputs using the powerful 12-bus on-board digital mixer with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Create up to 7 stereo monitor mixes, 4 mix groups, plus main and monitor mixes. Apply hardware DSP-driven effects processing to inputs, outputs, and busses independent of your host computer. Apply Classic Reverb, gating, 4-band parametric EQ and vintage compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A leveling amplifier.

Add additional Stage-B16 units or other MOTU interfaces as your needs grow, connected to a state-of-the-art audio network using a standard AVB Ethernet switch and CAT-5e cabling, with near-zero network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point). Record and monitor up to 64 audio channels in and out, simultaneously, to a host computer through USB. 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 smartphone connected wirelessly or locally to the Stage-B16 audio network.

From stage to studio, the Stage-B16 delivers superb sound quality, state-of-the-art operation, and reliable performance.

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Product Specs

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 
Rack-mount brackets and handles (optional)
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)
*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

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