Product Description for the MOTU Stage-B16
Stage-B16 is a flexible stage box, stand-alone mixer and audio interface with studio-quality analog performance up to 192 kHz, powerful DSP for mixing and effects processing, and connectivity to a digital snake, audio network or host computer through AVB Ethernet or class compliant, high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS).
In a sturdy 2-rack space aluminum alloy chassis, Stage-B16 provides 16 front-panel inputs and 12 outputs, including 16 very high-quality mic inputs with individual preamp gain, 8 line-level analog outputs on XLR connectors, 4 channels of AES/EBU digital output and a front-panel headphone jack. All mic inputs also supply individual 48V phantom power and -20 dB pad.
The Stage-B16 is equally well-suited for stage and studio, with or without a computer. Operating as a high-quality stage box, stand-alone mixer or audio interface, Stage-B16 lets you record, monitor, route and process all inputs using the powerful 12-bus on-board digital mixer — with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Create up to 7 stereo monitor mixes, 4 mix groups, plus main and monitor mixes. Apply hardware DSP-driven effects processing to inputs, outputs, and busses independent of your host computer. Apply Classic Reverb™, gating, 4-band parametric EQ and vintage compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A™ leveling amplifier.
Add additional Stage-B16 units or other MOTU interfaces as your needs grow, connected to a state-of-the-art audio network using a standard AVB Ethernet switch and CAT-5e cabling, with near-zero network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point). Record and monitor up to 64 audio channels in and out, simultaneously, to a host computer through USB. Route hundreds of audio channels among multiple devices and computers on the network.
Control all DSP-based mixing and effects, device settings, and network audio routing using your favorite web browser running on your laptop, tablet or smartphone connected wirelessly or locally to the Stage-B16 audio network.
From stage to studio, the Stage-B16 delivers superb sound quality, state-of-the-art operation, and reliable performance.