Tascam US-16x08 Audio Interface

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Tascam US-16x08
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Tascam US-16x08 Audio Interface

The Tascam US-16x08 Audio Interface is a 16-input audio interface for Mac, Windows and iPad. It captures 16 mic and line inputs to your computer with clear sound quality and advanced features to manage big sessions.

The Tascam US-16x08 Audio Interface is a USB Audio / MIDI Interface. 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. (Version 4.00 functions are limited to Windows only). Built into the Tascam 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 Tascam 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 Tascam 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 Tascam has fused their 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 Tascam US-16x08 controls are at a natural angle, making operation easier.

Newly-Designed Driver with Enhanced Stability
The Tascam 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 Tascam 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).

Tascam US-16x08 Audio Interface Features

  • 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

Tascam US-16x08 Audio Interface Specifications

  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k Hz
  • Quantization Bit Rate: 16/24-bit
  • Analog Audio Inputs:
    • MIC IN(IN 1-8):
      • Connector: XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD), BALANCED
      • Input Impedance: 2.4kO
      • Nominal Input Level:
        • GAIN Max: –68dBu (0.0003Vrms)
        • GAIN Min: –12dBu (0.195Vrms)
      • Maximum Input Level: +8dBu (1.947Vrms)
      • Gain: 56dB
    • INST IN (IN 9-10):
      • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TS-Jack (T: HOT, S: GND), UNBALANCED (When Set to "INST" at LINE/INST Switch)
      • Input Impedance: 1MO or More
      • Nominal Input Level:
        • GAIN Max: –57dBV (0.0014Vrms)
        • GAIN Min: –12dBV (0.251Vrms)
      • Maximum Input Level: +8dBV (0.2512Vrms)
      • Gain: 45dB
    • LINE IN (IN 9-10):
      • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS-Jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
      • (When Set to "LINE" at LINE/INST Switch)
      • Input Impedance: 10kO
      • Nominal Input Level:
        • GAIN Max: –41dBu (0.0069Vrms)
        • GAIN Min: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
      • Maximum Input Level: +24dBu (12.182Vrms)
      • Gain: 45dB
    • LINE IN (IN 11-16):
      • LEVEL Switch: "–10dBV"
        • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TS-Jack (T: HOT, S: GND), UNBALANCED
        • Input Impedance: 10kO or More
        • Nominal Input Level: –10dBV (0.3162Vrms)
        • Maximum Input Level: +10dBV (3.162Vrms)
      • LEVEL Switch: "+4dBu"
        • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS-Jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
        • Input Impedance: 10kO
        • Nominal Input Level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
        • Maximum Input Level: +24dBu (12.182Vrms)
  • Analog Audio Outputs:
    • LINE OUT (LINE OUT 1-8):
      • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS-Jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
      • Output Impedance: 100O
      • Nominal Output Level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
      • Maximum Output Level: +24dBu (12.177Vrms)
    • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo Phone Jack
    • Maximum Output Level: 70mW + 70mW or More (THD+N 0.1% or Less, 32O Loaded)
  • MIDI IN / OUT:
    • Connector: DIN 5-Pin
    • Format: Standard MIDI Format
  • USB:
    • Connector: USB B Type 4-Pin
    • Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED Mass Storage Class
  • Power: Dedicated AC Adapter (GPE248-120200-Z, Included)
  • Power Consumption: 12W
  • Dimensions (W × H × D): 17.5" × 2.32" × 8.62" / 445 × 59 × 219 mm
  • Weight: 6.11 lbs. / 2.8 kg
  • Operating Temperature: 41°F to 95°F / 5°C to 35°C
  • Audio Performance:
    • Frequency Response:
        • 44.1k/48k Hz: 20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.3dB(JEITA)
        • 88.2k/96k Hz: 20Hz to 40kHz, ±0.3dB(JEITA)
    • THD: 0.008% or Less
    • S/N Ratio: 100dB or More
    • Crosstalk: 100dB or more
    • EIN: –125dBu or Less
  • Computer System Requirements:
    • Windows:
      • Compatible Computers: Windows-Compatible Computer with a USB 2.0 Port
      • CPU Type/Speed: Dual Core / 2GHz or Faster
      • Memory: 2GB or More
      • DRIVER: ASIO2.0, WDM(MME)
    • Macintosh:
      • Compatible Computers: Apple Macintosh Computer with a USB 2.0 Port
      • CPU Type/Speed: Dual Core / 2GHz or Faster
      • Memory: 2GB or More
      • DRIVER: Core Audio, Core MIDI
  • Supported OS:
    • Windows: Windows 10 (October 2020 Update) New, Windows 10 (May 2020 Update) New, Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7
    • Mac: macOS Catalina , macOS Mojave , macOS High Sierra (10.13) , macOS Sierra? (10.12) , OS X El Capitan (10.11) , OS X Yosemite (10.10) , OS X Mavericks (10.9) , OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
    • iOS: iPadOS 14 New, iOS 14 New, iPadOS , iOS 13 , iOS 12 , iOS 11 , iOS 8 , iOS 56dB

Tascam US-16x08 Audio Interface Includes

  • 1 x Tascam US-16x08 Audio Interface
  • 1 x Dedicated AC Adapter (GPE248-120200-Z)
  • 1 x Rack Mount Adapter
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User's Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty

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