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MOTU Track16 Desktop Audio Interface

MOTU Track16 Desktop Audio Interface - Front Top Angle

Simple and polished desktop audio interface with effects and mixing. The MOTU Track16 is a personal studio which delivers great sound and style.

£415.83 ex VAT £499.00 inc VAT

UK List Price: £482.50 ex VAT

UK List Price: £579.00 inc VAT

Availability: Usually 1-3 working days

MOTU Track16 Desktop Audio Interface

MOTU Track16's high-quality mic preamps, balanced line-level audio connections, and renowned MOTU engineering deliver world-class audio quality. An astonishing array of inputs and outputs. Record two mics, two guitars, a keyboard, a sound module, and eight optical channels simultaneously. How can such a compact unit offer 16 channels of input and 14 channels of output, simultaneously, with mixing? The short answer: Track16 truly is an engineering achievement, packing the same quantity and quality of audio channels as other interfaces that cost hundreds more.

  • Two mic inputs with individual preamps
  • Two guitar inputs
  • Two pairs of line inputs
  • Main outs and line outs
  • MIDI I/O
  • Two headphone jacks Digital I/O

You always know your levels - at a glance

Track16 sets the bar high for detailed metering in such a compact interface. You get dedicated 7-segment main out meters, and configurable meters for all other analog inputs and outputs. Just press the METERS button to toggle between the blue and white labels. It's easy to monitor your signal levels at a glance with Track16.

Backlit buttons - Designed for the studio and stage

Often, we are called upon to work in studio or stage environments where the lighting conditions are not optimal. Track16's buttons are backlit with multi-color LEDs to facilitate operation just about anywhere. From the factory, the buttons glow amber (orange), except for the currently selected channel, which glows bright green. Or, you can choose from six other color schemes, in various combinations of green, red and amber to completely customize it the way you like.

Studio grade sound -Your sound will be ready for prime time

Track16 has been engineered with MOTU's renowned, award-winning audio interface technology. The result is the pristine audio quality and rock-solid performance that MOTU interfaces are known for worldwide. You can always record and mix with confidence, knowing that decades of engineering experience are behind you, every step of the way.

Universal connectivity

Thanks to MOTU's Hybrid interface technology, MOTU Track16 audio interface connects to any Mac or PC via FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0. Connect your mic, guitar, keyboard, and digital input, and you are ready to make pro-quality recordings.Track16 can record and play all channels simultaneously, and high-speed USB 2.0 provides plenty of bandwidth, even at 192 kHz. Track16 can also draw power from its FireWire connection to the computer, so you can operate remotely on laptop battery power.

Solid metal chassis -built to last

Track16's aluminum alloy chassis is lightweight, yet incredibly sturdy and durable, and designed to withstand the rigors of the studio, stage, and tour bus. In a world awash with cheap plastic, the cool feeling of Track16's metal exterior in your hands is a reassuring reminder that you are holding quality engineering and construction.

CueMix Software - On-screen mixing and control

CueMix gives you comprehensive graphic control over your mix and other settings in Track16. CueMix can be operated side by side with any host audio software for Mac or Windows, and it can be controlled from the Mackie Control Universal Pro automated work surface.

MOTU Track16 Specifications

Converters:

  • 24-bit

Sample rates:

  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Analog inputs:

  • 2 x XLR mic inputs
  • 2 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
  • 1 x 1/8" stereo "mini" line inputs (unbalanced)
  • 2 x 1/4" hi-Z guitar inputs

Analog outputs:

  • 2 x 1/4" balanced TRS main out
  • 2 x 1/4" unbalanced TRS line out
  • 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
  • 1 x 1/8" stereo headphone

Digital I/O:

  • 8-channel ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
  • 4-channel SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
  • 2-channel TOSlink (optical S/PDIF) up to 96 kHz
  • Computer I/O:
  • 1 x FireWire 400 (Type B connector)
  • 1 x USB 2.0

Sync in/out:

  • SMPTE time code (LTC)

Headphone output:

  • 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone
  • 1 x 1/8" stereo phone
  • Phantom power:
  • Individual +48V

Top panel:

  • 2 x 7-segment ladder LEDs • main outs
  • 2 x 7-segment LEDs • mic in or line 3-4 in
  • 2 x 7-segment LEDs • guitar in or phones
  • 2 x 7-segment LEDs • line in 1-2 or line out
  • 2 x LEDs • 48V phantom power
  • 2 x LEDs • -20 dB pad
  • 5 x backlit switches • input select
  • 3 x backlit switches • output select
  • 1 x backlit switch • meters toggle
  • 1 x backlit switch • power

Power requirements:

  • 9-18V DC, 5W, tip + or -
  • FireWire bus power
  • DC power adapter included, required for stand-alone and USB 2.0 operation (except with FireWire bus power)

Mac System Requirements:

  • PowerPC G4 CPU 1 GHz or faster (including any Mac with a PowerPC G5 or any Intel processor)
  • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
  • Mac OS X version 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7; v10.5.8 or later required
  • Available FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0 port
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)

Windows System Requirements:

  • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster equipped with at least one USB2 or FireWire port
  • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
  • Windows 7 or Vista, 32- or 64-bit; Vista SP 2 or later required
  • Available FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0 port
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)

Included software:

  • CueMix FX
  • MOTU SMPTE Console
  • AudioDesk (Mac only, optical CD drive required)
  • Operating Systems:
  • Mac OS X version 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7 (v10.5.8 or later is required)
  • Windows 7 or Vista (SP2 or later is required)
  • 64-bit operation:
  • Available for Mac OS X v10.6 or 10.7
  • Available for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 or Vista
  • Requires a 64-bit CPU

Compatible Mac software:

  • The Track16 ships with standard Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X for compatibility with virtually all Core Audio-compatible apps, including:
  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • MOTU AudioDesk
  • Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Apple Logic Express
  • Apple Garage Band
  • Apple SoundTrack Pro
  • Ableton Live
  • Propellerhead Record & Reason
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)

Compatible Windows software:

  • The Track16 ships with standard Wave and ASIO drivers for Windows 7 and Windows Vista for compatibility with virtually all Wave-compatible audio apps, including:
  • Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
  • Ableton Live
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Propellerhead Record & Reason
  • Image Line FL Studio
  • Sony Vegas Pro
  • Sony Sound Forge
  • Sony Acid
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)
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