Please message us immediately if you wish to remove the signature requirement from your order. The world's first ThunderboltT audio interface with 16 analog inputs and outputs, 48-channel mixing and AVB audio networking. The 16A is one of several new high-performance audio interfaces from MOTU that combine superb audio quality, large console style mixing, and state-of-the-art features. A feast of analog and digital I/O. Sixteen balanced/unbalanced TRS analog inputs and outputs, plus 2 x 8-channel ADAT optical ports, deliver a total of 32 inputs and 32 outputs.Use the 16A for expanded analog I/O for your computer, or as a flexible, capable patchbay and mixer. The 16A employs latest-generation ESS Sabre32 UltraT converters, known for their industry-leading performance, together with expertly engineered analog circuits that reflect more than three decades of pro audio engineering expertise.
The 16A achieves actual, measured performance of 123 dB dynamic range (A-weighted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz) on its balanced TRS analog outputs. Every digital audio workflow has some latency.The only question is, how much? In the case of the 16A, the answer is, not much at all. In the 16A, latency is measured in a handful of samples, from the time an audio signal first goes digital to its arrival somewhere else (to an output, the mixer, or the computer). By keeping latency this low in the hardware, the 16A helps minimize latency introduced by your host software. Analog in to out at 48k.
Plug-and-play ease with massive bandwidth. Thunderbolt lets you connect displays, hard drives, and other peripherals to your computer, along with the 16A, and the Thunderbolt bus won't even break a sweat.
But more importantly, Thunderbolt gives you an astonishing 256 channels of computer I/O (128 in and out). You can use them to route audio to the physical inputs and outputs on the 16A, plus the 48-channel mixer inside the 16A, plus audio network streams. The 16A is the first and only interface to combine Thunderbolt I/O connectivity with AVB audio networking. Audio class compliant USB 2.0. Broad compatibility with future-proof connectivity.Don't have a Thunderbolt-equipped computer yet? Hi-speed USB 2.0 provides across-the-board compatibility with pretty much all laptops and desktops. The 16A is USB audio class compliant, which means you enjoy OS-level USB compatibility and support, including iPad support (with a camera connection kit).
Since USB 2.0 devices are compatible with USB 3.0-equipped hosts, your 16A interface is a future-proof investment in your studio. Control up to 12 separate stereo mixes. The 16A is equipped with a 48-channel digital mixer designed just like a large format mixing console. The 48 inputs can take signal from anywhere: the physical inputs on the 16A interface itself, audio channels from host software on your computer, audio network streams, or even mixer outputs.
The mixer provides 7 stereo aux busses, 3 groups, a reverb bus that can alternately serve as a 4th group, a Main Mix bus and a separate Monitor bus that can serve as a solo bus. In essence: capable and transparent mixing. Modeled analog EQ and compression. Vintage processing with 32-bit floating point precision.
British analog mixing consoles are renowned for their musical EQ profiles. The 16A meticulously models these classic EQs to give you the very same, magical EQ response found on these coveted desks. Each input channel also provides a classic compressor module with optional peak/RMS operation. Groups and the Main Mix bus are equipped with MOTU's LevelerT, an accurate model of the legendary TeletronixT LA-2AT optical leveling amplifier, known for its unique and highly sought-after Automatic Gain Control (AGC) characteristics.
Put the ultimate patch-bay at your fingertips. Sources can be analog or digital inputs on the interface, computer channels, mixer bus outputs, or audio network streams from other devices on the network.
Destinations include interface outputs, host software inputs, mixer inputs, or any other device (or computer) on the AVB network. You can even split any single input (or stereo pair) to unlimited multiple output destinations. System expansion and audio networking.Expand your system with more I/O and Wi-Fi control. The 16A network port introduces AVB Ethernet, the new industry standard developed by the IEEE for professional audio networking. Add a second MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M or 16A) with a simple Cat-5e or CAT-6 ethernet cable. 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 (hundreds of meters). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network. The software that you use to control the 16A doesn't reside on your hard drive. It's a web app served from the hardware itself. Use any web client on any platform - Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android - as long as it shares the same network. Stand-alone mixing with wireless control. Control everything from your iPad or iPhone. Great for live sound mixing!
View all I/O activity at a glance. The large backlit 324 x 24 LCD lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog and digital I/O. Access hardware settings from a simple and convenient menu. The 16A is so flexible, it can serve many roles - in the studio, on stage, and throughout an installation. The Quick Setup menu lets you instantly reconfigure the 16A for many common situations, from operation as a standard audio interface to serving as a network "snake" from one location to another.
Once a preset is chosen, you can easily customize the routing grid and mixer settings to further suit your specific needs - and then save your own custom presets. 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz. 16 x 1/4 TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced). 16 x 1/4 TRS line outputs (balanced).2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates 1 bank (8 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates Stereo RCA S/PDIF up to 96 kHz (with SRC on input). 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. 1 x Thunderbolt (compatible with 1 and 2) 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant (3.0 compatible). 1 x word clock in 1 x word clock out. Menu navigation 324 x 24 pixel LCD for level meters / menu nav 1 x AC power switch. International 100-240V autoswitching supply 50-60 Hz. 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 or high-speed USB 2.0 port. A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording). Windows support is coming soon.
1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster. Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android.
Web client must be connected to the same network as the MOTU AVB interface by wire or Wi-Fi. 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 (available as a separate download). For computer audio I/O: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 8 or later. For web app control: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android. Trim range (in 1 dB steps).
1/4 TRS, balanced, tip hot. 24 dB (-4 to +20 dBu).1/4 TRS, bal/unbal, tip hot. 22 dB (+2 to +24 dBu). The 16A ships with standard Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X for compatibility with virtually all Core Audio-compatible apps, including. Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later). Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host). Compatible Windows Software (Windows support coming soon. The 16A ships with standard Wave and ASIO drivers for Windows 8 for compatibility with virtually all Wave-compatible audio apps, including. For example, the balanced TRS analog outputs produce 123 dB dynamic range and -110 dB THD+N (0.0003%) at -1 dBFS, Unweighted, 1 kHz. Sixteen balanced/unbalanced TRS analog inputs and outputs, plus 2 x 8-channel ADAT optical ports for 32 inputs and 32 outputs. Connects to your computer with Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0). Class-compliant firmware and Industry standard drivers work with any audio software. 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. The 16A's mixing and effects DSP engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs. Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M or 16A) with a simple Cat-5e ethernet cable.
Flexible, matrix-style audio routing and splitting for any analog or digital input, computer channel or network stream to any other output, computer, or network device. Split any single input to unlimited multiple output destinations. 256 channels of network audio I/O for your host computer.Record and monitor up to 128 networked audio channels in and out, simultaneously, through the Thunderbolt connection to a host computer. Great for live sound mixing. Connect outboard digital processors, digital mixers or other gear. 16 channels at 44.1/48 kHz or 8 channels at 88.2/96 kHz.
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