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MOTU 16A

16A Thunderbolt / USB Multi-Channel Audio Interface

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    Product Code: 100225206

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    £1,495.00
    "The 16A offers flexible connectivity to your computer via ultra-fast Thunderbolt technology or class compliant, hi-speed USB 2.0, with 32 channels of pristine analog I/O, combined with 32 channels of digital I/O, for a total of 64 simultaneous audio channels."
  • Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

    Analog inputs
  • 16 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
  • Max level: +24 dBu (digitally adjustable +2 to +24)

    Analog outputs 16 x 1/4" TRS line outputs (balanced, DC coupled)
  • Max level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -4 to +20)

    Digital I/O
  • 2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
  • 1 bank (8 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates

    Total I/O
  • 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

    Computer I/O
  • 1 x Thunderbolt (compatible with 1 and 2)
  • 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant (3.0 compatible)

    Sync I/O
  • 1 x word clock in
  • 1 x word clock out

    Front panel
  • 4 x switches - menu navigation
  • 324 x 24 pixel LCD for level meters / menu nav
  • 1 x AC power switch

    Power
  • International 100-240V autoswitching supply
  • 50-60 Hz - 0.5A max



    Mac System Requirements
  • 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 System Requirements*
  • * Windows support is coming soon*
  • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
  • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Available Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 port
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)

    Web App Support
  • Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
  • Any web browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer, etc.
  • Web client must be connected to the same network as the MOTU AVB interface by wire or Wi-Fi.

    Included Software
  • Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 drivers
  • MOTU AVB Discovery App for Mac (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
  • MOTU AVB Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
  • AudioDesk 4.0 (available as a separate download)

    Operating Systems
  • 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
  • Superb audio quality
    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.

    64 simultaneous audio channels
    Sixteen balanced/unbalanced TRS analog inputs and outputs, plus 2 x 8-channel ADAT optical ports for 32 inputs and 32 outputs.

    Universal connectivity
    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.

    32-bit floating point processing
    The 16A´s mixing and effects DSP engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality.

    Modeled vintage effects processing
    Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs.

    System expansion and audio networking
    Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M or 16A) with a simple Cat-5e ethernet cable. Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately). 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.

    Matrix routing and splitting
    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.

    Web app control
    Control on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from web app software running in your favorite browser on a laptop, tablet or smart phone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network.

    Stand-alone mixing with wireless control
    Connect an Apple Airport or other Wi-Fi router directly to the 16A with a standard Ethernet cable and control the 16A´s powerful mixing and DSP effects from your smart phone or tablet, without a computer. Great for live sound mixing.

    ADAT digital I/O
    Connect outboard digital processors, digital mixers or other gear. 16 channels at 44.1/48 kHz or 8 channels at 88.2/96 kHz.

    Comprehensive metering
    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.
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