A DSP mixer allows you to route any signal to any output and gives you a 4-band EQ and compression for each channel, allowing you to tweak a monitor or headphone mix. Its angled design allows you to use the US-16x08 right on your desktop, while the included rack ears provide the ability to rack mount the system. Not limited to audio, its 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O lets the unit function as a MIDI interface as well.It is compatible with Mac, Windows, and iOS (requires Apple's Camera Connection kit, not included for iOS use). Tascam's Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamp design is based on discrete components, just like classic professional gear. But instead of judging the design merely by test measurements, key components were selected following extensive listening tests. Tascam uses proven components throughout the US-16x08. One example is the NE5532 op-amp, used throughout classic recording consoles and signal processors due to their musical sound. The first two channels can be switched to direct guitar inputs for direct recording of electric and acoustic guitar and bass without the need for an external preamp. The Ultra HDDA mic preamps and line inputs offer 20 dB of headroom for distortion-free recordings of percussive, high SPL instruments like drum tracks and guitar solos. 8 XLR Mic Inputs and 8 TRS Line Inputs. The eight XLR mic inputs have switchable +48V phantom power to use up to 8 condenser mics at the same time.
The two front panel TRS line inputs are switchable between instrument level and line level input with adjustable gain. An additional six TRS line ins on the rear of the unit are switchable between -10dB and +4dB. All of the jacks support balanced or unbalanced 1/4 signals. When powered on without a USB connection, the US-16x08 functions as an 8-channel microphone preamp.
Mics pass through the Ultra-HDDA preamps to the eight balanced line outputs on the rear panel. Use the interface to add additional high-quality mic inputs to a mixer or audio interface.
DSP Mixer and USB Driver. Digital processing features like the DSP Monitor Mixer and USB drivers make sessions with the US-16x08 comfortable for the musicians and engineer. The DSP Mixer includes processing for a polished-sounding headphone mix without latency delay from your DAW software, fueled by a Blackfin DSP processor. And drivers, re-written from the ground up, provide improved compatibility and performance on Mac, Windows and iPad recording systems.
The converters and electronics on the US-16x08 allow you to record at audio resolutions up to 96 kHz/24-bit for detailed acoustic productions. Standard USB 2.0 Computer Connection. The US-16x08 uses USB 2.0 to connect to your computer.Connect the interface to any available USB port. USB 2.0 provides plenty of data bandwidth, even when recording 16 channels at 96 kHz/24-bit. The US-16x08 will also work with USB 3.0 jacks on your computer.
EQ and Compression on Each Monitor Mixing Channel. Powered by an Analog Devices BlackFin DSP processor, the US-16x08 includes an advanced digital mixer for monitor mixing. Each input includes 4-band EQ, a low-cut filer, and compressor. The DSP mixer can store up to 10 snapshots as scenes - making it easy to recall mixer settings. The DSP mixer feature can even be used as a live mixer, controlled by your PC.
An additional tab opens a digital patchbay to route signals to any output. The US-16x08 includes a driver architecture that was written in-house by Tascam engineers. The Windows driver software can be installed without connecting the interface, with simple on-screen instructions.Mac users can use the interface without installing a driver at all. Simply install the control panel software in order to change device settings. Finally, the class-compliant driver allows it to be used with tablets like Apple's iPad. (Requires Apple's Camera Connection Kit for USB connection, not included).
The angled design makes desktop viewing and operation much more comfortable for tabletop use. All other interfaces have their controls on the front or the top of the device, causing you to crane your neck to read the knobs and switches. A pair of rack ears are also included for use in a standard 19 equipment rack.Independent Headphone and Line Output Volume Control. The US-16x08 includes both headphone and line output volume controls. Even when both powered monitors and headphones are connected, the user can set an optimum level for each during operation. And when you want to work on headphones, you don't need to reach around to switch off your monitors. The 70 mW+70 mW (into 32 ohms) headphone amp makes headphone monitoring easy even in loud situations. This assures you enough monitoring volume when recording drums, guitars, or rehearsals, live or in the studio. Standard MIDI input and output connectors allow connection with the thousands of keyboards, drum machines, controllers, and other sources that employ 5-pin DIN MIDI connectors.
The interfaces can also be used for synchronized operation of multitrack recorders and other external recording equipment. The durable metal jacket is employed for heavy duty use. Sampling Frequency 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz.
Microphone Input Connector: XLR-3-31(1: ground, 2: hot, 3: cold), balanced. Input Impedance: 2.4 kOhms. Nominal Input Level, Max Gain: -68 dBu (0.0003 Vrms). Nominal Input Level, Minimum Gain: -12 dBu (0.195 Vrms). Maximum Input Level: +8 dBu (1.947 Vrms).Instrument Input Connector: 1/4" (6.3 mm) TS-jack (T: hot, S: ground), unbalanced (When set to "INST at LINE/INST switch). Input Impedance: 1 MOhms or more. Nominal Input Level, Max Gain: -41 dBu (0.0069 Vrms). Nominal Input Level, Minimum Gain: +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms). Maximum Input Level: +24 dBu (12.182 Vrms).
Line Input Set to -10 dBV at Level Switch. Connector: 1/4 (6.3 mm) TS-jack (T: hot, S: ground), balanced.Input Impedance: 10 kOhms or more. Set to +4 dBu at Level Switch. Connector: 1/4 (6.3 mm) TS-jack (T: hot, S: ground), unbalanced. Nominal Input Level: +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms). Line Output Connector: 1/4 (6.3 mm) TS-jack (T: hot, S: ground), balanced.
Nominal Output Level: +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms). Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu (12.177 Vrms). Maximum Output Level: 70 mW +70 mW or more (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32 ohms loaded).
Connector USB B type, 4 pin. Format USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class. Frequency Response Line Output (Balanced).
44.1/48 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.3 dB (JEITA). 88.2/96 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz, +/-0.3 dB(JEITA).
THD 0.008 % or less. S/N Ratio 100 dB or more. Crosstalk 100 dB or more. EIN -125 dBu or less. Windows OS: Windows 7 (32-bit SP1, 64-bit SP1), Windows 8.0 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit).
Computer Compatibility: Windows compatible computer with a USB 2.0 port. CPU Type/Speed: Dual core/2 GHz or faster. Memory: 2 GB or more. Driver: ASIO 2.0, WDM (MME). Mac OS: OS X 10.9, OS X 10.9.Compatible Computers: Apple Mac with USB 2.0 port. Driver: Core Audio, Core MIDI. Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C). Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.5 x 2.3 x 8.6 (445 x 59 x 219 mm). Weight 6.1 lb (2.8 kg). Package Weight 8.7 lb. Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.3 x 11.6 x 5.1. The item "Tascam US-16x08 16-in, 8-out USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface" is in sale since Sunday, November 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Audio/MIDI Interfaces". The seller is "maxxa1" and is located in Oakton, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.