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MOTU Stage B16 Input Stage Box and Audio Interface

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The Stage-B16 delivers the same superb analog quality as MOTU's interfaces in a rugged stage box with powerful, flexible AVB networking. It is best described as three products in one: a16-input Stage ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Stage-B16 delivers the same superb analog quality as MOTU's interfaces in a rugged stage box with powerful, flexible AVB networking.

It is best described as three products in one: a16-input Stage Box with AVB Ethernet and connectivity, a DSP-equipped 48-input 12-bus digital mixer with wireless control, and a universally compatible USB audio interface for Mac and Windows.

The Stage Box
The Stage-B16 sets a new standard for analog audio performance in a stage box. The 8 XLR analog outputs deliver 123 dB DR, a level of performance normally found only in more expensive products. With AVB networking technology, you can run mic signals over standard Ethernet cabling to a front-of-house mixing console up to 100 meters away, plus any other destinations on the network. For small- to mid-sized applications, the Stage-B16 takes care of all live sound mixing duties, controlled wirelessly from your laptop, tablet or smartphone with audio quality worthy of a world-class recording studio.

The Mixer
The mixer in the Stage-B16 is identical to the mixer found in MOTU's flagship 1248 and 16A interfaces. If you know your way around a large-format mixing console, you'll feel right at home. If you've ever wished to mix on a large console, the driver's seat is now yours.

British analog mixing consoles are renowned for their musical EQ profiles. The Stage-B16 meticulously models these classic EQs to give you the very same, magical EQ response found on these coveted desks. Each input channel also provides a classic compressor with peak/RMS operation.

Groups and the Main Mix bus are equipped with MOTU's Leveler™, an accurate model of the legendary Teletronix™ LA-2A™ optical leveling amplifier, known for its highly sought-after Automatic Gain Control (AGC) characteristics.

The software that you use to control the Stage-B16 doesn't reside on your hard drive. It's a web app served from the hardware itself. This means you can control the Studio-B16's on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from the web app software running in your favorite web browser on a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network. Use any web client on any platform — Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android — as long as it shares the same network.

Connect an Apple Airport™ or other Wi-Fi router directly to the Stage-B16 with a standard Ethernet cable and control the Stage-B16's powerful mixing and DSP effects from your smartphone or tablet, without a computer.

The Interface
The Stage-B16 provides connectivity using AVB Ethernet, the new industry standard developed by the IEEE for professional audio networking. Run cable lengths up to 100 meters with standard CAT-5e or CAT-6 Ethernet cables and ultra-low, sub-millisecond latency. Route audio from an AVB network over an entire performance venue or recording facility.

The Stage-B16 connects to your computer with audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS) for across-the-board compatibility now and in the future. Alternately, if you have a Mac running OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later, you can use a standard Ethernet cable for operation as an audio interface. Either way, the Stage-B16 is compatible with all audio software.


FEATURES

  • Studio-quality analog performance up to 192 kHz
  • 16 studio-grade mic inputs
  • Precision Digital Trim™
  • On-board DSP with mixing and effects
  • Web app control from any device
  • Stand-alone operation with wireless control
  • 32-bit floating point processing
  • Modeled vintage effects processing
  • System expansion
  • AVB audio networking
  • Universal connectivity
  • Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows
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