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Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface

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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... 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 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 57dB 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.

Built into the US-16x08 is a DSP Mixer for low-latency digital mixing. Each channel has four-band EQ, compression, and a reverb send for polished-sounding monitor mixes. 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 Audio Compliance 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility. 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 enough I/O for almost any music recording application.

FEATURES

  • 16 mic and line inputs
  • Eight Ultra-HDDA mic preamps
  • Eight balanced line outputs
  • Built-in DSP mixer for low-latency mixing
  • Supports both Mac and Windows
SPECIFICATIONS
Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate: 96 kHz
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
Inputs
  • Total inputs: 16
  • Analog inputs: 16
  • Digital inputs: 0
  • Mic preamps: 8
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 0
  • XLR only jacks: 8
  • 1/4” only jacks: 10
  • S/PDIF in: 0
  • ADAT/optical in: 0
  • RCA in: 0
  • AES/EBU DSUB: 0
  • MADI: No
  • Dante: 0
Outputs
  • Total outputs: 8
  • Analog outputs: 8
  • Digital outputs: 0
  • XLR out: 0
  • 1/4” out: 8
  • S/PDIF out: 0
  • ADAT/optical out: 0
  • RCA out: 0
  • AES / EBU DSUB: 0
  • MADI: No
  • Dante: 0
Other Connectivity
  • Connections: USB
  • MIDI I/O: In/Out
  • Headphone output(s): 1
  • Word-clock I/O: No
Onboard Features
  • Computer platform: Mac, Windows
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: Yes
  • Onboard DSP: No
  • Metering: No
  • Display: No
  • Latency control: No
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphone control: Yes
Other
  • Width: 19 in.
  • Height: 1.75 in.
  • Depth: 13.5 in.
  • Weight: 6.2 lb.
  • Rack-mountable: Yes
  • Included software: No
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TascamUS-16x08 USB Audio Interface
 
3.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
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    • Experienced (5)

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(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smart Design

By Timothy

from Portland, Oregon

Site Member

Comments about Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface:

Most audio interfaces don't have EQ & compression available at the tracking stage, and therefore make your 'mobile' recording unit over complex, and quite costly. I own the TASCAM US 1800, and upgraded to the Focusrite 18i20. This TASCAM 16 08 may be a smarter choice, here's why... 1) The TASCAM 16 08 will record all 16 tracks at 88.2khz. The Focusrite will cut the tracks in half when going beyond 44.1khz 2) The TASCAM 16 08, if owned, would allow you to rout everything directly into the recording unit, and eliminate the need to purchase a PreSonus ACP-88 compressor, $300 used price! 3) The last thing to consider is the sound. I have experience with the TASCAM field recorder, and higher quality unit than the TASCAM US 1800. I have no doubt that if TASCAM wanted to, they could give the customer a really nice DA converter with pre-amp. It is my recommendation for all recording musicians to consider this unit before all others. The lack of recording software included, and driver issues may be the main problem, but if you can get this unit to operate... I can't seem to find any reason why this unit wouldn't be a best choice. You should at least purchase this first, and see if you can get it to work with your configuration.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Equipment

By AMGALVAN

from Medford, Oregon

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Pros

  • Designed For Intuition
  • Plenty Of Io
  • Straightforward Quality

Cons

  • Absolutely none

Best Uses

  • Personal Home Studios

Comments about Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface:

After installing driver it integrated seamlessly and flawlessly with Presonus Studio One 3. Not a single issue. However you should have a high performance PC because it is CPU intensive. Plenty of RAM also. I have a Core-i7 with 32GB of 2400mhz DDR3.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Typical of Tascam's best stuff - solid and simple

By wynot

from Loganville, Ga., USA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface:

    I have been using Tascam gear since the early 70s, and this unit seems typical of their pro-sumer quality stuff - inexpensive, easy to work with, and as reliable as a brick. I had several glitches with it at first, but the manual and a couple decades of trouble-shooting computers helped me get up and running after a few tweaks to my DAW of choice's (Reaper) preferences panel, and I was rocking out. One thing I should mention - the output signals are HOT! I was running the amp that powers my mains wide open with my previous interface, but had to pull it back to about 2 or 3 to get the same volume after installing the US16X08! Certainly not a con, but something to be aware of when you first power up after it is installed.

    (4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Bad drivers

    By Breece

    from Panama City

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface:

      I just got on here to see the reviews and see if anyone else had problems with the drivers. YUP. I just bought this from GC but I'll probably return it now. The drivers are so bad. I can't use any other audio apps (itunes, windows media player, youtube, etc.) while my DAW (Cubase 7) is open. While listening to music and doing basic computer stuff, audio gets choppy...really bad. Worst of all, just recording acoustic guitar tracks with a mic, the track had a bunch of static. It wasn't clipping. My computer meets all of the system requirements so I know it's not on my end. It could just be bad compatibility with Windows 7 though. Either way, really not impressed. They probably had a great product here but the drivers suck. So I'll have to keep shopping around

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      DRIVERS STILL A PROBLEM 10/2015

      By Peter Green 1968

      from Asheville

      Pros

      • Excellent recordings
      • Good company
      • Quality hardware
      • Sounds Great

      Cons

      • Drivers Blow
      • Inadequate Updates

      Best Uses

      • Unreliable Use

      Comments about Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface:

      Bought this unit in 3/2015. It didn't work well due to the drivers but since its TEAC / TASCAM I felt confident a patient wait would be rewarding. Not so. They just can't get the Blue Screen of Death fixed. The machine itself is great when it works before the crash dump bsod. I'm not gonna get into all the workarounds. It's the drivers. Bottom line. Too bad. This unit has everything else especially a great price. If the drivers don't ruin tascams rep then this may become the working mans recording interface and excellent sounding pc audio.

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      • No

      (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Drivers are terrible

      By Charles

      from Monmouth, ME

      Site Member

      Comments about Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface:

      I can't really discuss the finer points of this hardware, because I could never get the drivers to work. I tried two computers, one with freshly reinstalled Windows 7, and many different configurations over many, many crashes and hours of frustration before I finally gave up and returned it to Amazon. Hardly plug-and-play.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I bought this a few years ago.

      By dhill

      from Nashville, Tn

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface:

        I bought this unit to record 16 tracks at a time. I have used this unit in several daws and have tested this unit recording all 16 channels at once with no problem.

         
        4.0

        Happy Customer but some issues.

        By Mas

        from DFW, Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Ease of Use

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface:

        I will start by saying, I am very happy I disregarded all of the comments about driver issues. Setup was childs play. The issues I had were with the the owner's manual and its lack of details. Once I figured out all of the possible configurations and settings, it worked flawlessly with my recording software and I was able to record my drum kit with 8 mics. Very happy customer!

         
        5.0

        Great Interface.

        By djh

        from Greer,Sc

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface:

          I have had this unit for about 2 years. I haven't had any real issues with it. This recording unit has been used with several daws and I haven't had any problems. This was a great purchase.

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