MOTU Track16 | Compact One Touch Audio Interface


MOTU Track16 | Compact One Touch Audio Interface

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The Track16 is a a deceptively compact portable desktop recording interface.


MOTU Track16 - 16 in 14 out Compact Recording Interface

Simple, Elegant, Professional.
The Track16 is a a deceptively compact portable desktop recording interface. With an impressive array of inputs and outputs via the breakout cable, and simple yet intuitive one touch operation, Track16 is the perfect addition to any recording engineers arsenal. The Track16's superb mic preamps deliver the kind of world-class audio quality you'd expect from the renowned MOTU engineering crew.

A True Feat of Engineering
Record two mics, two guitars, a keyboard, a sound module, and eight optical channels simultaneously. How can such a compact unit offer 16 channels of input and 14 channels of output, simultaneously, with mixing? The short answer: Track16 truly is an engineering achievement, packing the same quantity and quality of audio channels as other interfaces that cost hundreds more.

Luxurious Metering
Track16 sets the bar high for detailed metering in such a compact interface. You get dedicated 7-segment main out meters, and configurable meters for all other analog inputs and outputs. Just press the METERS button to toggle between the blue and white labels. It's easy to monitor your signal levels at a glance with Track16.

Studio Grade Sound
Track16 has been engineered with MOTU’s renowned, award-winning audio interface technology. The result is the pristine audio quality and rock-solid performance that MOTU interfaces are known for worldwide. You can always record and mix with confidence, knowing that decades of engineering experience are behind you, every step of the way.

Universal Connectivity
Thanks to MOTU’s Hybrid interface technology, Track16 connects to any Mac or PC via FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0. Connect your mic, guitar, keyboard, and digital input, and you are ready to make pro-quality recordings.

Bus-powered Firewire and High-speed USB
Track16 can draw power from its FireWire connection to the computer, so you can operate remotely on laptop battery power. Track16 can record and play all channels simultaneously, and high-speed USB 2.0 provides plenty of bandwidth, even at 192 kHz.

Support for Mac OSX and Windows
Track16 provides time-tested drivers for Mac OS X and Windows (8, 7 and Vista) for cross-platform compatibility with virtually all audio software via WDM, ASIO, and Core Audio drivers.

Solid Metal Chassis
Track16's aluminum alloy chassis is lightweight, yet incredibly sturdy and durable, and designed to withstand the rigors of the studio, stage, and tour bus. In a world awash with cheap plastic, the cool feeling of Track16's metal exterior in your hands is a reassuring reminder that you are holding quality engineering and construction.


  • Hybrid high-speed USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 connectivity
  • FireWire 400 supplies bus power (AC power supply provided for USB 2.0 operation)
  • Supports up to full 24-bit/192kHz HD audio
  • All analog I/O connects via a single DB-25 breakout cable
  • Switchable +48V phantom power on each preamp
  • Intuitive one-touch control
  • 8-bus mixer also functions in standalone mode
  • Mac and PC compatible on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms


Converters 24-bit
Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Analog inputs 2 x XLR mic inputs
2 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
1 x 1/8" stereo "mini" line inputs (unbalanced)
2 x 1/4" hi-Z guitar inputs
Analog outputs 2 x 1/4" balanced TRS main out
2 x 1/4" unbalanced TRS line out
1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
1 x 1/8" stereo headphone
Digital I/O 8-channel ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
4-channel SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
2-channel TOSlink (optical S/PDIF) up to 96 kHz
Computer I/O 1 x FireWire 400 (Type B connector)
1 x USB 2.0
Sync in/out SMPTE time code (LTC)
Headphone output 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone
1 x 1/8" stereo phone
Phantom power Individual +48V
Top panel 2 x 7-segment ladder LEDs • main outs
2 x 7-segment LEDs • mic in or line 3-4 in
2 x 7-segment LEDs • guitar in or phones
2 x 7-segment LEDs • line in 1-2 or line out
2 x LEDs • 48V phantom power
2 x LEDs • -20 dB pad
5 x backlit switches • input select
3 x backlit switches • output select
1 x backlit switch • meters toggle
1 x backlit switch • power
Power requirements 9-18V DC, 5W, tip + or -
FireWire bus power
DC power adapter included, required for stand-alone and USB 2.0 operation (except with FireWire bus power)
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MPN: Track-16

Label: MOTU-Track-16

ID: 32753