An additional eight line inputs are provided, two of them switchable to instrument level for direct guitar or bass recording. Eight balanced line outputs are also available, two with a level control on the front panel for monitoring. Built into the US-16x08 is a DSP Mixer for low-latency digital mixing. Each channel has four-band EQ and compression for polished-sounding monitor mixes. In addition to interface mode, the US-16x08 can be used stand alone as a standalone mic preamp.Mac and Windows drivers are provided, as well as USB Class Compliant 2.0 drivers for tablets like Apple's iPad. MIDI input and output are also available on the rear panel. Whether using the ergonomically-designed angled desktop stand or mounting with the included rack ears, the US-16x08 includes analog I/O for almost any music recording application. TASCAM's own Ultra-HDDA mic preamps are the cleanest, quietest, and best-sounding from any interface in their range. A gain range of 56dB makes them ideal for any type of mic - dynamic, condenser, or ribbon. With preamp performance well beyond any interfaces in their price range, the Ultra-HDDA preamps on the US-16x08 makes your tracks sound like a record. TASCAM's Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamp design is based on discrete components, just like classic professional gear.
Other impressive specs include a signal-to-noise ratio of 100 dB, out-speccing anything in its price range. But instead of judging the design merely by test measurments, key components were selected following extensive listening tests.
The first two channels can be switched to direct guitar inputs. They're ideal for direct recording of electric and acoustic guitar and bass without the need for a preamp. Use them with amp modeling software, like the TH2 effect included with SONAR X3. The Ultra-HDDA mic preamps and line inputs offer 20dB of headroom for distortion-free recordings of percussive, high SPL instruments like drum tracks.Eight XLR mic inputs and eight TRS inputs can be used simultaneously for 16-track live recordings. Capture every detail of live performances or rehearsals for later mixdown. 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 with out 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 an another audio interface. Digital processing features like the DSP Monitor Mixer and advanced 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 new drivers, re-written from the ground up, provide beter 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 96kHz/24-bit for detailed acoustic productions. No matter what your session's sample rate is set for, the high-quality analog and digital design make your recordings sound their best. The US-16x08 uses USB 2.0 to connect to your computer, found on nearly every computer manufactured in the last 10 years.
Simply connect the interface to any available USB port. USB 2.0 provides plenty of data bandwidth, even when recording 16 channels at 96kHz/24-bit. The US-16x08 will also work with USB 3.0 jacks on your computer. 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. An additional tab opens a digital patchbay to route signals to any output. Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps with -125dBu EIN. Eight Ultra-HDDA mic pres with XLR connectors, eight TRS inputs. Standalone mode for use as an independent mic preamp.
Support for Windows and Macintosh. USB 2.0 computer connection. Connect with iPads and other iOS devices via Class Compliant drivers. +48V phantom power available for all microphone inputs.56 dB of preamp gain, ideal for dynamic or ribbon microphones. Tough metal casing for durability.
Angled design provides excellent usability on a desktop. Standard TRS headphones output jack with 70mW/ch output power. Separate controls for line and headphones output volumes.
Low-latency monitoring via on-board DSP mixer. DSP mixer with 4-band EQ and compression on each input channel.
Digital Patch bay allows outputs to be assigned freely. Scenes can store DSP mixer settings (up to 10 scenes can be stored and named).USB class compliant 2.0 support. Confirmed operation with major DAW software (SONAR, ProTools, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Garage Band). 445 x 59 x 219. Windows 7(32-bit SP1, 64-bit SP1), Windows 8.0(32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8.1(32-bit, 64-bit), Windows-compatible computer with a USB 2.0 port, Dual core/2 GHz or faster, 2GB or more. OS X Mountain Lion(10.8), OS X Mavericks(10.9), Apple Macintosh computer with a USB 2.0 port, Dual core/2 GHz or faster, 2GB or more, Core Audio, Core MIDI.
The item "Tascam US 16X08 Rackmount USB Audio & MIDI Interface" is in sale since Friday, September 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Pro Audio Equipment\Audio/MIDI Interfaces".The seller is "junorecords" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.