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TASCAM USB Audio / MIDI Interface US-16×08

Tascam

16-input Audio Interface for Mac, Windows and iPad

The TASCAM US-16×08 captures 16 mic and line inputs to your computer with clear sound quality and advanced features to manage big sessions. Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps deliver the cleanest and quietest operation in their class, while delivering up to 56dB of gain. An additional eight line inputs are provided, two of them switchable to instrument level for direct guitar or bass recording. Eight balanced line outputs are also available, two with a level control on the front panel for monitoring.

New Update: Settings Panel for Windows

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TASCAM USB Audio Interfaces Driver (Settings Panel) software for Windows has been updated to Version 4.00, enabling to build music production environments with ultra-low latency that maximizes the processing power of the computers in use. In this new version, the driver’s stability has been greatly enhanced, the audio buffer size is now selectable up from 4 samples instead of older versions with the default buffer size of 64 samples, and overall usability has been improved.

Built into the US-16×08 is a DSP Mixer for low-latency digital mixing. Each channel has four-band EQ and compression for polished-sounding monitor mixes. In addition to interface mode, the US-16×08 can be used as a standalone mic preamp. Mac and Windows drivers are provided, as well as USB Class Compliant 2.0 drivers for tablets like Apple’s iPad. MIDI input and output are also available on the rear panel.

Whether using the ergonomically-designed angled desktop stand, or mounting with the included rack ears, the US-16×08 includes analog I/O for almost any music recording application.

 

Ultra-HDDA Mic Preamps for Clear Audio Quality from All of Your Mics

TASCAM’s own Ultra-HDDA mic preamps are the cleanest, quietest, and best-sounding of any interface in their price range. A gain range of 56dB makes them ideal for any type of mic – dynamic, condenser, or ribbon. With preamp performance well beyond any interfaces in their price range, the Ultra-HDDA preamps on the US-16×08 make your tracks sound like a record.

The distinct side panel creates a unique look

These powerful new interfaces are housed in modern industrial designs that are as ergonomic as they are stylish. TASCAM was the first company to offer a USB audio interface, and we have fused our years of experience with acclaimed German from designbox.

The angled design makes desktop viewing and operation much more comfortable. All other interfaces have their controls on the front or the top of the device, causing you to crane your neck to read the knobs and switches. The US-16×08 controls are at a natural angle, making operation easier.

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Newly-designed driver with enhanced stability

The US-16×08 includes an all-new driver architecture, written in-house by TASCAM engineers. The Windows driver software can be installed without connecting the interface, with simple on-screen instructions. Mac users can use the interface without installing a driver at all. Simply install the control panel software in order to change device settings.

Recording enabled with both iOS devices and multi-channel

Powered by an Analog Devices BlackFin DSP processor, the US-16×08 includes an advanced digital mixer for monitor mixing. Each input includes 4-band EQ, a low-cut filer, and compressor. The DSP mixer can store up to 10 snapshots as scenes – making it easy to recall mixer settings. An additional tab opens a digital patchbay to route signals to any output. The class-compliant driver allows it to be used with tablets like Apple’s iPad. (Requires Apple’s Camera Connection Kit for USB connection)

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* Version 4.00 functions are limited to Windows only.

New functions added to Version 4.00
* Version 4.00 functions are limited to Windows only.

Audio buffer size selectable up from 4 samples
US-16x08

With conventional TASCAM drivers, the audio buffer size could only be set originally up from 64 samples. This has been enhanced to support a selection up from 4 samples, enabling users to build music production environments with ultra-low latency that maximizes the processing power of the computers in use. Users can now choose from a wide range of parameters, from a minimum of 4 samples up to a maximum of 2048 samples, depending on the computer’s processing power and music production application.

Software window size optimization enabled by HiDPI support
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The newly implemented HiDPI (high-dot per inch) function automatically optimizes the size of the Settings Panel window to an appropriate size according to the user’s display. No more small appearing of the Settings Panel in a high-resolution display.


 

Ultra-HDDA Mic Preamps for Clear Audio Quality from All of Your Mics

16 analog inputs to record a full drumset, instruments, and vocals at the same time

Sleek Industrial Design Inspires Creativity

Class-Compliant Drivers for use with iPad and Other Tablets

Features at a glance

  • Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps with −125dBu EIN
  • Eight Ultra-HDDA mic pres with XLR connectors, eight TRS inputs
  • Standalone mode for use as an independent mic preamp
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit recording
  • Support for Windows and Macintosh
  • USB 2.0 computer connection
  • Connect with iPads and other iOS devices via Class Compliant drivers
  • +48V phantom power available for all microphone inputs
  • High-impedance inputs available
  • 56 dB of preamp gain, ideal for dynamic or ribbon microphones
  • Tough metal casing for durability
  • Angled design provides excellent usability on a desktop
  • Eight TRS outputs
  • Standard TRS headphones output jack with 70mW/ch output power
  • Separate controls for line and headphones output volumes
  • MIDI input and output
  • Low-latency monitoring via on-board DSP mixer
  • DSP mixer with 4-band EQ and compression on each input channel
  • Digital Patch bay allows outputs to be assigned freely
  • Scenes can store DSP mixer settings (up to 10 scenes can be stored and named)
  • USB class compliant 2.0 support
  • Confirmed operation with major DAW software (SONAR, ProTools, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Garage Band)
  • RoHS certified
  • Dedicated AC adapter included

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Spec description

Sampling frequency 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k Hz
Quantization bit rate 16/24-bit
Analog audio inputs
MIC IN(IN 1-8)
Connector XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD), BALANCED
Input impedance 2.4kΩ
Nominal input level
GAIN: MAX –68dBu (0.0003Vrms)
GAIN: MIN –12dBu (0.195Vrms)
Maximum input level +8dBu (1.947Vrms)
Gain 56dB
INST IN (IN 9-10)
Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TS-jack (T: HOT, S: GND), UNBALANCED
(when set to “INST” at LINE/INST switch)
Input impedance 1MΩ or more
Nominal input level
GAIN: MAX –57dBV (0.0014Vrms)
GAIN: MIN –12dBV (0.251Vrms)
Maximum input level +8dBV (0.2512Vrms)
Gain 45dB
LINE IN (IN 9-10)
Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS-jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
(when set to “LINE” at LINE/INST switch)
Input impedance 10kΩ
Nominal input level
GAIN: MAX –41dBu (0.0069Vrms)
GAIN: MIN +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum input level +24dBu (12.182Vrms)
Gain 45dB
LINE IN (IN 11-16)
LEVEL switch : “–10dBV”
Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TS-jack (T: HOT, S: GND), UNBALANCED
Input impedance 10kΩ or more
Nominal input level –10dBV (0.3162Vrms)
Maximum input level +10dBV (3.162Vrms)
LEVEL switch : “+4dBu”
Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS-jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
Input impedance 10kΩ
Nominal input level +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum input level +24dBu (12.182Vrms)
Analog audio outputs
LINE OUT (LINE OUT 1-8)
Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS-jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
Output impedance 100Ω
Nominal output level +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum output level +24dBu (12.177Vrms)
PHONES
Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) stereo phone jack
Maximum output level 70mW + 70mW or more (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32Ω loaded)
MIDI IN / OUT
Connector DIN 5-pin
Format Standard MIDI format
USB
Connector USB B type 4-pin
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
Power Dedicated AC adapter (GPE248-120200-Z, included)
Power consumption 12W
Dimensions (W×H×D) 17.5″ × 2.32″ × 8.62″ / 445 × 59 × 219 mm
Weight 6.11 lbs. / 2.8 kg
Operating temperature 41˚F to 95˚F / 5˚C to 35˚C
Accessories Rack mount adapter, USB cable, User’s manual, warranty card, dedicated AC adapter (GPE248-120200-Z)

 

Audio performance

Frequency response
LINE OUT(BALANCED)
44.1k/48k Hz 20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.3dB(JEITA)
88.2k/96k Hz 20Hz to 40kHz, ±0.3dB(JEITA)
THD 0.008% or less
S/N ratio 100dB or more
Crosstalk 100dB or more
EIN –125dBu or less

 

Computer system requirements

Windows
Compatible computers Windows-compatible computer with a USB 2.0 port
CPU type/speed Dual core / 2GHz or faster
Memory 2GB or more
DRIVER ASIO2.0US-16x08, WDM(MME)
Macintosh
Compatible computers Apple Macintosh computer with a USB 2.0 port
CPU type/speed Dual core / 2GHz or faster
Memory 2GB or more
DRIVER Core Audio, Core MIDI

 

Supported OS’

Windows

Windows 10 (May 2020 Update) New , Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7

Mac

macOS Catalina , macOS Mojave , macOS High Sierra (10.13) , macOS Sierra‎ (10.12) , OS X El Capitan (10.11) , OS X Yosemite (10.10) , OS X Mavericks (10.9) , OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)

iOS

iPadOS 14 New , iOS 14 New , iPadOS , iOS 13 , iOS 12 , iOS 11 , iOS 8 , iOS 7

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