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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 d...Click To Read More About This Product
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16-input stage box and interface with DSP, mixing, Wi-Fi, and studio-quality performance.
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 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 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.
- 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
The Stage-B16 can serve in the studio, on stage, and throughout an installation. Order today.
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- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
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- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
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