Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio/MIDI Interface

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Tascam SKU: US-16x08
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Allowing you to record up to 16 channels simultaneously in up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution, the US-16x08 USB Audio/MIDI Interface from TASCAM features 8 XLR microphone inputs with their Ultra-HDDA preamps and 8 TRS line level inputs, 2 of which can be switched to instrument level for DI recording. A DSP mixer allows you to route any signal to any output and gives you a 4-band EQ and compression for each channel, allowing you to tweak a monitor or headphone mix.

Its angled design allows you to use the US-16x08 right on your desktop, while the included rack ears provide the ability to rack mount the system. Not limited to audio, its 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O lets the unit function as a MIDI interface as well. It is compatible with Mac, Windows, and iOS (requires Apple's Camera Connection kit, not included for iOS use).

Discrete Ultra-HDDA Mic Preamps TASCAM's Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamp design is based on discrete components, just like classic professional gear. They achieve an EIN rating of -125 dBu, meaning their noise level is practically below the range of hearing. But instead of judging the design merely by test measurements, key components were selected following extensive listening tests NE5532 Op-Amps TASCAM uses proven components throughout the US-16x08. One example is the NE5532 op-amp, used throughout classic recording consoles and signal processors due to their musical sound Instrument Inputs The first two channels can be switched to direct guitar inputs for direct recording of electric and acoustic guitar and bass without the need for an external preamp
  • 24-bit/96 kHz Resolution
  • 8x XLR Mic Inputs & 8x TRS Line Inputs
  • DSP Monitor Mixer with EQ & Compression
  • Ultra-HDDA Microphone Preamps
  • 5-Pin DIN MIDI I/O
  • Angled Design for Desktop Use
  • Mac, Windows, iOS Compatible
  • Includes Rack Ears & USB Cable

TASCAM US-16X08 Specs

Form Factor Desktop (Rack-Mountable with Included Hardware)
Display None
Channels of I/O 16 Input / 8 Output
Built-In DSP Yes
Maximum Sampling Rate 96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps 8 Preamps
Built-In Microphone None
Input Level Adjustment 8 x Knob
Expansion Slots None
Signal Processing
Pad None
Gain/Trim Range Hi-Z Inputs:
45 dB
Line Inputs:
45 dB
Mic Inputs:
56 dB
High-Pass Filter None
Solo/Mute None
Analog Audio I/O 8 x XLR 3-Pin Mic Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Line/Hi-Z Input
6 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Input
8 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power 48 V
Digital Audio I/O None
Host Connection / USB USB-B
Host Connection Protocol USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host) None
Sync I/O None
Network I/O None
MIDI I/O 1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Wireless Connectivity None
Frequency Response Line Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.3 dB (at 48 kHz, JEITA)
20 Hz to 40 kHz ±0.3 dB (at 96 kHz, JEITA)
Maximum Input Level Hi-Z Inputs:
+24 dBu
Mic Inputs:
+8 dBu
Line Inputs:
+24 dBu
Maximum Output Level Line Outputs:
+24 dBu
Headphone Output Power 70 mW per Channel
Impedance Hi-Z Inputs:
≥ 1 Megohm
Line Inputs:
≥ 10 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
100 Ohms
Mic Inputs:
2.4 Kilohms
SNR 100 dB
THD < 0.008%
THD+N 0.001%
Crosstalk > 100 dB
EIN < -125 dBu
Digital Audio
Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion None
Bit Depths 16 / 24-Bit
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot None
OS Compatibility iOS 7
macOS 10.9
Windows 7
Windows 8
macOS 8.1
*As of June, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Included Software None
Compatible Software (Not Included) Pro Tools
Ableton Live
Included Plug-Ins None
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-Ins macOS Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
Windows Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
Processor Requirement 2 GHz
RAM Requirements 2 GB
Mobile App Compatible Yes: iOS Only
App Name: Tascam Portastudio
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control
*As of March, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port
Internet Connection Required for Software/Driver Download
Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
Power Consumption 12 W
Rackmount Size 2 RU
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F / 5 to 35°C
Dimensions 17.5 x 8.6 x 2.3" / 445 x 219 x 59 mm
Weight 6.1 lb / 2.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 8.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.3 x 11.6 x 5.1"

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