MOTU Stage-B16 Audio Interface
16x12 stage box / mixer / interface with DSP & AVB-TSN networking
Stage-B16 front panel. From the most critical and demanding studio environments to the world's biggest stages, the Stage-B16 delivers the same superb analog quality as MOTU's new line of award-winning audio interfaces, in a rugged stage box form factor with powerful, flexible AVB networking.
Three Products in One
- Stage box. 16-input stage box with AVB Ethernet "digital snake" connectivity.
- Rackmount Mixer. DSP-equipped 48-input 12-bus digital mixer with wireless control.
- Audio interface. Universally compatible USB audio interface for Mac and Windows.
Studio-quality analog performance up to 192 kHz. Performance suitable for the most demanding situations. The Stage-B16 sets a new standard for analog audio performance in a stage box. The 8 XLR analog outputs deliver a stunning 123 dB DR, a level of measured performance normally found only in products costing thousands.
Precision Digital Trim™. Precision remote control of preamp gain. Digitally controlled analog preamp gain provides accurate adjustments in 1 dB increments from web app software running on your laptop, tablet or smartphone, with the ability to save gain settings.
16 studio-grade mic inputs. Ultra-clean preamps for studio and stage. The 16 individual mic preamps deliver 117 dB dynamic range (DR), with -110 dB THD+N (-1 dBFS, unweighted, 1kHz). Each input is equipped with 63 dB of preamp gain, individual 48V phantom power and -20dB pad.
The ultimate stage box. Run 16 mic signals to front of house — or anywhere in the network. The Stage-B16 sets a new standard for what it means to be a stage box. 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, such as the monitor mix console or a computer-based recording rig. 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 — all with audio quality that's so good, it belongs in a world-class recording studio.
DSP-powered mixing. Console-style mixing with 48 channels and 12 busses. 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.