Tascam US16x08Tascam has announced the US-16x08 audio interface, supporting 16 mic and line inputs and Midi interfacing for rack or desktop recording set-ups.

Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps deliver up to 56dB of gain, alongside eight line inputs provided, two of which are switchable to instrument level for DI recording. Eight balanced line outputs are also available, two with a level control on the front panel for monitoring.

Built into the US-16x08 is a DSP mixer for low-latency digital mixing, each channel offering four-band EQ and compression. In addition to interface mode, the US-16x08 can be used as a standalone mic preamp. Mac and Windows drivers are provided, as well as USB Audio Compliance 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility.

Midi input and output are available on the rear panel.

The solid, metal case was designed by designbox studio in Germany, and includes a pair of removable ‘bio-cell’ side panels that angle the interface on a desktop to make the switches and knobs easier to read.

Key features:

· Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps with 56dB of gain.
· 16-in/8-out interface with up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution.
· Eight TRS balanced line inputs, two switchable to instrument level.
· DSP Mixer for low-latency monitoring with EQ and compression.
· 125dBu EIN and 105dB S/N ratio.
· USB Audio Compliant 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility.
· Independent line out and headphone level controls.
· Rackmount adapter included.

The US-16x08 audio interface carries a US$299.99 estimated street price and will ship in Q4 2014.

More: www.tascam.com

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