TASCAM US-16X08 16x8 Channel USB 2.0 Audio Interface for Mac, Windows and iPad

$424.54
In Stock
RRP $628.95

The TASCAM US-16x08 Audio Device is the perfect solution for full band and ensemble multi-track recordings. It features 8 Ultra-HDDA mic preamps, 8 line inputs, a DSP mixer, separate volume and line outputs, MIDI, and drivers for Mac, Windows and iOS.

TASCAM US-16X08 Audio Interface
The US-16x08 offers 16 mic and line inputs of professional sound quality and advanced features to manage big recording sessions. There are eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps and eight line inputs provided, two of them switchable to instrument level for direct guitar or bass recording. Built in is a DSP Mixer for low-latency digital mixing. Each channel has four-band EQ and compression. 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. There are separate volume controls for headphones and line output. When you want to work on headphones, you don't need to reach around to switch off your monitors. MIDI input and output are also available on the rear panel. Rackmount ears are included. This audio device is the perfect solution for recording full drum kits and band sessions, and multi-tracking live performances. 

Ultra-HDDA Mic Preamps and Direct Guitar Inputs
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 XLR mic inputs have switchable +48V phantom power to use up to 8 condenser mics at the same time. TASCAM's Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamp design is based on discrete components, just like classic professional gear. Their noise level and signal-to-noise ratio out-specs any other unit in this price range. 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. 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. It is an ideal scenario to then utilise amp and effect modelling software to achieve the unique guitar sounds you want for your recordings.

High Resolution Recording and Advanced DSP Mixer
The converters and electronics on the US-16x08 allow you to record at audio resolutions up to 96kHz/24-bit for detailed acoustic productions. 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.  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. 

Use with iPad and other Tablets - Works with all leading DAW software
The US-16x08 is built with class-compliant drivers built into the units. Not only does this mean that they can be used with many computers without first installing a driver, they also open the possibilities of with tablets such as Apple's iPad. Use Apple's Camera Connection Kit to connect the US-16x08 to an iPad or other iOS device. TASCAM has tested the interface operation with all leading DAW software, such as Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Studio One and Garage Band. Use the interface with your favorite Mac or Windows recording applications.

Features:

  • 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
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit recording
  • 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
  • High-impedance inputs available
  • 56 dB of preamp gain, ideal for dynamic or ribbon microphones
  • Tough metal casing for durability
  • Angled design provides excellent usability on a desktop
  • Eight TRS outputs
  • Standard TRS headphones output jack with 70mW/ch output power
  • Separate controls for line and headphones output volumes
  • MIDI input and output
  • 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)
  • RoHS certified
  • Dedicated AC adapter included

Specifications:

Sampling frequency 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96kHz
Quantization bit rate 16/24bit
Analog audio inputs
MIC IN(IN 1-8)
Connector XLR-3-31(1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), BALANCED
Input impedance 2.4k ohms
Nominal input level
GAIN:MAX -68dBu (0.0003Vrms)
GAIN:MIN -12dBu (0.195Vrms)
Maximum input level +8dBu (1.947Vrms)
Gain 56dB
INST IN (IN 9-10)
Connector 6.3mm(1/4") TS-jack(T:HOT, S:GND), UNBALANCED
(When set to "INST" at LINE/INST switch)
Input impedance 1M ohms or more
Nominal input level
GAIN:MAX -57dBV (0.0014Vrms)
GAIN:MIN -12dBV (0.251Vrms)
Maximum input level +8dBV (0.2512Vrms)
Gain 45dB
LINE IN (IN 9-10)
Connector 6.3mm(1/4") TRS-jack(T:HOT, R:COLD, S:GND), BALANCED
(When set to "LINE" at LINE/INST switch)
Input impedance 10k ohms
Nominal input level
GAIN:MAX -41dBu (0.0069Vrms)
GAIN:MIN +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum input level +24dBu (12.182Vrms)
Gain 45dB
LINE IN (IN 11-16)
Connector 6.3mm(1/4") TS-jack(T:HOT, S:GND), UNBALANCED
(When set to "-10dBV" at LEVEL switch)
Input impedance 10k ohms or more
Nominal input level -10dBV (0.3162Vrms)
Maximum input level +10dBV (3.162Vrms)
LINE IN (IN 11-16)
Connector 6.3mm(1/4") TRS-jack(T:HOT, R:COLD, S:GND), BALANCED
(When set to "+4dBu" at LEVEL switch)
Input impedance 10k ohms
Nominal input level +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum input level +24dBu (12.182Vrms)
Analog audio outputs
LINE OUT (LINE OUT 1-8)
Connector 6.3mm(1/4") TRS-jack(T:HOT, R:COLD, S:GND), BALANCED
Output impedance 100ohms
Nominal output level +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum output level +24dBu (12.177Vrms)
PHONES
Connector 6.3mm(1/4") stereo phone jack
Maximum output level 70mW+70mW or more (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32ohms loaded)
MIDI IN / OUT
Connector Din 5-pin
Format Standard MIDI format
USB
Connector USB B type 4-pin
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
Power Dedicated AC adapter (GPE248-120200-Z, included)
Power consumption 12W
Dimensions 52" W ×2.32" H ×8.62" D inch 
445mm W ×59mm H ×219mm D
 
Weight 2.8kg / 6.11lb
Operating temperature 5 to 35˚C
Accessories Rack mount adapter, USB cable, User's manual, warranty card, dedicated AC adapter (GPE248-120200-Z)
Audio performance
Frequency response
LINE OUT(BALANCED)
44.1k/48k Hz 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.3dB(JEITA)
88.2k/96k Hz 20Hz to 40kHz, +/-0.3dB(JEITA)
THD 0.008% or less
S/N ratio 100dB or more
Crosstalk 100dB or more
EIN -125dBu or less
Computer system requirements
Windows
OS Windows 7(32-bit SP1, 64-bit SP1), Windows 8.0(32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8.1(32-bit, 64-bit)

* For further information of the latest OS version, please click here.
Compatible computers Windows-compatible computer with a USB 2.0 port
CPU type/speed Dual core/2 GHz or faster
Memory 2GB or more
DRIVER ASIO2.0, WDM(MME)
Macintosh
OS OS X Mountain Lion(10.8), OS X Mavericks(10.9)

* For further information of the latest OS version, please click here.
Compatible computers Apple Macintosh computer with a USB 2.0 port
CPU type/speed Dual core/2 GHz or faster
Memory 2GB or more
DRIVER Core Audio, Core MIDI
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