Tascam 16X8 Channel USB Audio Interface

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16X8 CHANNEL USB AUDIO INTERFACE
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US-16x08
ADK-TCM-1330-00136
Tascam
Mac & Win
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$399.00

USB Audio / MIDI Interface

 

US-16x08

16-input Audio Interface for Mac, Windows and iPad

 

The TASCAM US-16x08 captures 16 mic and line inputs to your computer with clear sound quality and advanced features to manage big sessions. Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps deliver the cleanest and quietest operation in their class, while delivering up to 56dB of gain. 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.

New Update: Settings Panel for Windows

TASCAM USB Audio Interfaces Driver (Settings Panel) software for Windows has been updated to Version 4.00, enabling to build music production environments with ultra-low latency that maximizes the processing power of the computers in use. In this new version, the driver’s stability has been greatly enhanced, the audio buffer size is now selectable up from 4 samples instead of older versions with the default buffer size of 64 samples, and overall usability has been improved.

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 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.

 

 

 

Ultra-HDDA Mic Preamps for Clear Audio Quality from All of Your Mics

 

TASCAM's own Ultra-HDDA mic preamps are the cleanest, quietest, and best-sounding of any interface in their price 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 make your tracks sound like a record.

The distinct side panel creates a unique look

 

These powerful new interfaces are housed in modern industrial designs that are as ergonomic as they are stylish. TASCAM was the first company to offer a USB audio interface, and we have fused our years of experience with acclaimed German from designbox.

 

The angled design makes desktop viewing and operation much more comfortable. 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. The US-16x08 controls are at a natural angle, making operation easier.

Newly-designed driver with enhanced stability

 

The US-16x08 includes an all-new driver architecture, 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.

Recording enabled with both iOS devices and multi-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. An additional tab opens a digital patchbay to route signals to any output. The class-compliant driver allows it to be used with tablets like Apple's iPad. (Requires Apple's Camera Connection Kit for USB connection)

Features at a glance

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

Spec description

Requirements

Computer system requirements

Sampling frequency44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k Hz
Quantization bit rate16/24-bit
Analog audio inputs 
MIC IN(IN 1-8) 
ConnectorXLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD), BALANCED
Input impedance2.4k
Nominal input level 
GAIN: MAX68dBu (0.0003Vrms)
GAIN: MIN12dBu (0.195Vrms)
Maximum input level+8dBu (1.947Vrms)
Gain56dB
INST IN (IN 9-10) 
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) TS-jack (T: HOT, S: GND), UNBALANCED
(when set to "INST" at LINE/INST switch)
Input impedance1M or more
Nominal input level 
GAIN: MAX57dBV (0.0014Vrms)
GAIN: MIN12dBV (0.251Vrms)
Maximum input level+8dBV (0.2512Vrms)
Gain45dB
LINE IN (IN 9-10) 
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) TRS-jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
(when set to "LINE" at LINE/INST switch)
Input impedance10k
Nominal input level 
GAIN: MAX41dBu (0.0069Vrms)
GAIN: MIN+4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum input level+24dBu (12.182Vrms)
Gain45dB
LINE IN (IN 11-16) 
LEVEL switch : "10dBV" 
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) TS-jack (T: HOT, S: GND), UNBALANCED
Input impedance10k or more
Nominal input level10dBV (0.3162Vrms)
Maximum input level+10dBV (3.162Vrms)
LEVEL switch : "+4dBu" 
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) TRS-jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
Input impedance10k
Nominal input level+4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum input level+24dBu (12.182Vrms)
Analog audio outputs 
LINE OUT (LINE OUT 1-8) 
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) TRS-jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
Output impedance100
Nominal output level+4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum output level+24dBu (12.177Vrms)
PHONES 
Connector1/4" (6.3mm) stereo phone jack
Maximum output level70mW + 70mW or more (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32 loaded)
MIDI IN / OUT 
ConnectorDIN 5-pin
FormatStandard MIDI format
USB 
ConnectorUSB B type 4-pin
FormatUSB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
PowerDedicated AC adapter (GPE248-120200-Z, included)
Windows
Compatible computersWindows-compatible computer with a USB 2.0 port
CPU type/speedDual core / 2GHz or faster
Memory2GB or more
DRIVERASIO2.0US-16x08, WDM(MME)
Macintosh
Compatible computersApple Macintosh computer with a USB 2.0 port
CPU type/speedDual core / 2GHz or faster
Memory2GB or more
DRIVERCore Audio, Core MIDI

 

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