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MOTU Track16 USB/FW Interface

Product Code: 375550

Track16 truly is an engineering achievement, packing the same quantity and quality of audio channels as other interfaces that cost hundreds more.

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MOTU TRACK16 - desktop audio interface with effects and mixing

Simple, elegant and professional
Make world-class recordings with style and ease
Simple operation; Clean design; Studio-grade sound quality: Track16 exhibits these design principles through and through. And don't let its compact size deceive you. There's plenty of I/O available for a well-equipped personal studio, ready for multi-player recording sessions. Track16's pristine mic preamps, balanced line-level audio connections, and renowned MOTU engineering deliver world-class audio quality.

An astonishing array of inputs and outputs
Record two mics, two guitars, a keyboard, a sound module, and eight optical channels simultaneously
How can such a compact unit offer 16 channels of input and 14 channels of output, simultaneously, with mixing The short answer: Track16 truly is an engineering achievement, packing the same quantity and quality of audio channels as other interfaces that cost hundreds more.

Luxurious metering
You always know your levels - at a glance
Track16 sets the bar high for detailed metering in such a compact interface. You get dedicated 7-segment main out meters, and configurable meters for all other analog inputs and outputs. Just press the METERS button to toggle between the blue and white labels. It's easy to monitor your signal levels at a glance with Track16.

One-touch operation
Set your creative mind free
Simply press the button for the input or output you wish to control, and turn the knob.
It's that simple.
No fiddling with tiny displays. No guesswork. Just creative flow.

Backlit buttons
Designed for the studio and stage
Often, we are called upon to work in studio or stage environments where the lighting conditions are not optimal. Track16's buttons are backlit with multi-colour LEDs to facilitate operation just about anywhere. From the factory, the buttons glow amber (orange), except for the currently selected channel, which glows bright green. Or, you can choose from six other colour schemes, in various combinations of green, red and amber.

Studio grade sound
Your sound will be ready for prime time
Track16 has been engineered with MOTU's renowned, award-winning audio interface technology. The result is the pristine audio quality and rock-solid performance that MOTU interfaces are known for worldwide. You can always record and mix with confidence, knowing that decades of engineering experience are behind you, every step of the way.

Universal connectivity
Hybrid technology connects to any computer
Thanks to MOTU's Hybrid interface technology, Track16 connects to any Mac or PC via FireWire or high-speed
USB 2.0. Connect your mic, guitar, keyboard, and digital input, and you are ready to make pro-quality recordings.

High-speed USB 2.0
High bandwidth and low latency
Track16 can record and play all channels simultaneously, and high-speed USB 2.0 provides plenty of bandwidth, even at 192 kHz.

Bus-powered FireWire
No power supply needed
Track16 can draw power from its FireWire connection to the computer, so you can operate remotely on laptop battery power.

Support for Mac OS X and Windows 7
Run all your favourite audio apps
Track16 provides time-tested drivers for Mac OS X and Windows 7 (and Vista) for cross-platform compatibility with virtually all audio software via WDM, ASIO, and Core Audio drivers.

Solid metal chassis
MOTU interfaces are built to last, and last, and last
Track16's aluminium alloy chassis is lightweight, yet incredibly sturdy and durable, and designed to withstand the rigors of the studio, stage, and tour bus. In a world awash with cheap plastic, the cool feeling of Track16's metal exterior in your hands is a reassuring reminder that you are holding quality engineering and construction.

Advanced extras
The engineering behind Track16 runs deep, to give your audio recordings the depth of quality they deserve

Included breakout cable

  • The included 44-inch breakout cable gives you lots of flexibility and all the I/O you need.

DSP-driven mixing and effects

  • Track16 is a digital mixer, complete with effects like reverb, compression, and EQ.

Expansion

  • Add another MOTU audio interface for more inputs and outputs as your needs grow.

Instrument tuner

  • Tune your guitar or other instrument to within a hundredth of a cent with this easy-to-read meter.

SMPTE time code sync

  • Resolve your workstation software to time code, without the need for a dedicated synchronizer.

Analysis tools and oscilloscope

  • Visualize the harmonic content of your mix with dynamic animation and vivid colour. Check phase.


FOR MORE TECHNICAL SPECS, COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS AND SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY - click on the 'More Info' TAB above.

Technicial Specifications

Converters

24-bit

Sample rates

44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Analog inputs

2 x XLR mic inputs
2 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
1 x 1/8" stereo "mini" line inputs (unbalanced)
2 x 1/4" hi-Z guitar inputs

Analog outputs

2 x 1/4" balanced TRS main out
2 x 1/4" unbalanced TRS line out
1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
1 x 1/8" stereo headphone

Digital I/O

8-channel ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
4-channel SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
2-channel TOSlink (optical S/PDIF) up to 96 kHz

Computer I/O

1 x FireWire 400 (Type B connector)
1 x USB 2.0

Sync in/out

SMPTE time code (LTC)

Headphone output

1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone
1 x 1/8" stereo phone

Phantom power

Individual +48V

Top panel

2 x 7-segment ladder LEDs ? main outs
2 x 7-segment LEDs ? mic in or line 3-4 in
2 x 7-segment LEDs ? guitar in or phones
2 x 7-segment LEDs ? line in 1-2 or line out
2 x LEDs ? 48V phantom power
2 x LEDs ? -20 dB pad
5 x backlit switches ? input select
3 x backlit switches ? output select
1 x backlit switch ? meters toggle
1 x backlit switch ? power

Power requirements

9-18V DC, 5W, tip + or -
FireWire bus power
DC power adapter included, required for stand-alone and USB 2.0 operation (except with FireWire bus power)

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

Mac System Requirements

  • PowerPC G4 CPU 1 GHz or faster (including any Mac with a PowerPC G5 or any Intel processor)
  • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
  • Mac OS X version 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7; v10.5.8 or later required
  • Available FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0 port
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)

Windows System Requirements

  • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster equipped with at least one USB2 or FireWire port
  • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
  • Windows 7 or Vista, 32- or 64-bit; Vista SP 2 or later required
  • Available FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0 port
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)

Included software

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X version 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7 (v10.5.8 or later is required)
  • Windows 7 or Vista (SP2 or later is required)

64-bit operation

  • Available for Mac OS X v10.6 or 10.7
  • Available for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 or Vista
  • Requires a 64-bit CPU


COMPATIBLE SOFTWARE

Compatible Mac software

The Track16 ships with standard Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X for compatibility with virtually all Core Audio-compatible apps, including:

  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • MOTU AudioDesk
  • Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Apple Logic Express
  • Apple Garage Band
  • Apple SoundTrack Pro
  • Ableton Live
  • Propellerhead Record & Reason
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)

Compatible Windows software

The Track16 ships with standard Wave and ASIO drivers for Windows 7 and Windows Vista for compatibility with virtually all Wave-compatible audio apps, including:

  • Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
  • Ableton Live
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Propellerhead Record & Reason
  • Image Line FL Studio
  • Sony Vegas Pro
  • Sony Sound Forge
  • Sony Acid
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)
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