Stage-B16 is an 16 x 12 stage box and USB/AVB audio interface with console-style 48-channel mixing, DSP effects, wireless control , AVB audio networking and very high quality A/D/A conversion at sample rates up to 192 kHz. Powerful DSP delivers large console style mixing with 48 channels, 12 stereo busses, and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, vintage compression and classic reverb.

Matrix routing lets you quickly patch ins to outs, or split inputs to multiple destinations. The Stage-B16 can operate as a conventional stage box with AVB networking, as an audio interface for a studio workstation (DAW), as a standalone mixer or as an auxiliary monitor mixing system in the studio or on stage. The following sections provide a brief overview of its main features and characteristics. Comprehensive analog I/O The Stage-B16 provides a sixteen inputs and twelve outputs.

 

Connection Input Output

Mic inputs with individual preamps on XLR

  • 16 

Balanced analog on XLR 

  • 8

AES/EBU digital 

  • 4

Total

  • 16 in 12 out

 

Network I/O

Stage-B16 is also capable of handling four 8-channel banks of network audio input and four 8-channel banks of network output for an additional 32 channels of network I/O.

 

Other MOTU AVB interfaces

The Stage-B16 is part of a larger family of audio interfaces that offer complementary I/O configurations. 

MOTU Stage-B16 USB2/AVB Ethernet Audio Interface with 16 mic pres, 8 output

$1,695.00Price

Technical Specifications

Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Mic inputs 16 x XLR mic inputs 
Preamp gain: 0 to +63 dB (digitally controlled)
Analog outputs 8 x XLR line out 
Max level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -4 to +20) 
1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
Digital output 2 x XLR female AES/EBU out (4 ch) up to 96 kHz
Total I/O 16 in and 12 out (28 total) at 1x sample rates 
16 in and 12 out (28 total) at 2x sample rates 
16 in and 8 out (24 total) at 4x sample rates
Computer I/O 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant 
      USB 3.0 and iOS compatible 
1 x AVB Ethernet (requires OS X Yosemite)
Computer I/O channels USB 2.0 (44.1 to 48 kHz): 64 in/out 
USB 2.0 (88.2 to 96 kHz): 32 in/out 
USB 2.0 (176.4 to 192 kHz): 24 in/out 
AVB Ethernet: 16 to 128 in/out, depending on 
      host computer speed
MIDI I/O 1 x MIDI IN 
1 x MIDI OUT 
16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
Headphone 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
Phantom power 16 x individual +48V
Network I/O 1 x RJ45 AVB/TSN Ethernet (100 Mbps)
AVB streams
(8 channels per stream)
3 in / 3 out @ 44.1 or 48 kHz 
2 in / 2 out @ 88.2 or 96 kHz 
1 in / 1 out @ 176.4 or 192 kHz
Front panel 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output 
1 x digital rotary encoder • phone volume 
2 x switches • (1) Mute All and (1) Show 48V 
16 x activity LEDs • (16) input, (8) output, (2) AES 
1 x female Ethernet 'EtherCon' port 
2 x male XLR AES/EBU outputs (4 channels) 
8 x male XLR analog outputs 
16 x female XLR mic inputs with indiv. 48V/pad 
Rack-mount brackets and handles (optional)
Power International 100-240V autoswitching supply 
50-60 Hz • 0.5A max
Dimensions
and weight
(width x depth x height, enclosure only) 
19 x 7 x 3.5 inches 
48.3 x 17.75 x 8.89 cm 
5.0 lbs / 2.27 kg 
with rack brackets removed: 
17.25 inches (43.8 cm) wide 
4.7 lbs / 2.13 kg

 

Mac System Requirements

  • 1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
  • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
  • Mac OS X version 10.8 or later
  • Available high-speed USB 2.0 or AVB Ethernet port*
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
  • *AVB Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X Yosemite

Windows System Requirements

  • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
  • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
  • Windows 10, 8 or 7
  • Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
  • Available Ethernet port for firmware updates
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)

Web App Support

  • Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
  • Any web browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer, etc.
  • Web client must be connected to the same network as the MOTU AVB interface by wire or Wi-Fi.

Included Software

  • MOTU Discovery App for Mac & PC (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
  • MOTU Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
  • MOTU Pro Audio Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
  • MOTU Audio Tools (FFT, oscilloscope, X-Y plot, phase analyzer)
  • AudioDesk 4.0 for Mac & PC (separate download)

Operating Systems

  • For computer audio I/O: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
  • For web app control: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android

 

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