MOTU Stage-B16 Stage Box + Audio Interface

MOTU Stage-B16 16-input Stage Box and Audio Interface with DSP, Mixing, Wi-Fi Control

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Product Overview 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.

Modeled analog EQ and compression
Vintage processing with 32-bit float precision

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.

Web app control
Control everything from your laptop, tablet and smartphone

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.

Stand-alone mixing with wireless control
Control everything from your iPad or iPhone

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. Great for live sound mixing!

Ethernet 'snake' and audio networking
Connect using long cable runs with ultra-low latency

The Stage-B16 provides "digital snake" 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.

Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately).

Build a network with multiple interfaces, computers, and AVB switches using standard network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.

Universal connectivity
Class compliant USB 2.0 plus audio over Ethernet

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 UltraLite AVB is compatible with all audio software.

Quick Setup presets
Completely transform your MOTU interface with one click

The Stage-B16 is so flexible, it can serve many roles — in the studio, on stage, and throughout an installation. The Quick Setup menu lets you instantly reconfigure the Stage-B16 for many common situations, from operation as a standard audio interface to serving as a network "snake" from one location to another. Once a preset is chosen, you can easily customize the routing grid and mixer settings to further suit your specific needs — and then save your own custom presets. Features Three products in one
1) DSP-equipped stage box with AVB Ethernet "digital snake" connectivity
2) 12-bus digital mixer with wireless control
3) universally compatible audio interface for Mac and Windows.

Studio-quality analog performance up to 192 kHz
For example, the XLR analog outputs produce 123 dB dynamic range.

16 studio-grade mic inputs
Each equipped with individual preamps, 48V phantom power and -20dB pad. Also includes eight analog outs on XLRs, 4 channels of AES/EBU output and phones.

Precision Digital Trim™
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.

On-board DSP with mixing and effects
Flexible 48-input digital mixer modeled after large format mixing consoles, with 12 stereo busses and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate, and compression.

Web app control from any device
Control on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from innovative web app software running in your favorite browser on a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network.

Stand-alone operation with wireless control
Connect an Apple® Airport™ or other Wi-Fi router with a standard Ethernet cable for wireless control of device settings, powerful 48-channel mixing and DSP effects from your smartphone or tablet, without a computer.

32-bit floating point processing
The Stage-B16's mixing and effects DSP engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality.

Modeled vintage effects processing
Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs.

System expansion
Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M, 16A, 24Ai, 24Ao, 112D or Monitor 8) with a simple CAT-5e ethernet cable. Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately).

AVB audio networking
Build a network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.

Universal connectivity
Connects to your computer with standard AVB Ethernet or audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS). Compatible with all audio software.

AudioDesk
Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows with 24-bit mixing and mastering.

Full Specs
Specifications
Specifications
Computer Interface Type
  • AVB Ethernet
  • USB 2
  • USB 3
Analogue Inputs (Total)  
Analogue Outputs (Total) 9
Connections (Input)
  • 1 x MIDI
  • 16 x XLR (Mic)
Mic Preamps (Max) +63 dB
Instrument Inputs (Max)  
Phantom Power Yes
Sample Rate (Max)
  • 176.4 kHz
  • 192 kHz
  • 44.1 kHz
  • 48 kHz
  • 88.2 kHz
  • 96 kHz
Bit Resolution  
iPad Compatible No
Dynamic Range  
Connections (Output)  
Dimensions (mm)  
DSP Processing No
Misc. Notes  
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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
30 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
MOTU
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