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16A Feature Summary

  • Superb audio quality
    For example, the balanced TRS analog outputs produce 123 dB dynamic range and -110 dB THD+N (0.0003%) at -1 dBFS, Unweighted, 1 kHz.
  • 64 simultaneous audio channels
    Sixteen balanced/unbalanced TRS analog inputs and outputs, plus 2 x 8-channel ADAT optical ports for 32 inputs and 32 outputs.
  • Universal connectivity
    Connects to a computer with Thunderbolt, standard AVB Ethernet or audio class compliant high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS). Discovery app and web app software works alongside any host audio software.
  • 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.
  • 32-bit floating point processing
    The 16A'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 and audio networking
    Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M or 16A) with a simple Cat-5e ethernet cable. Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately). 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 (hundreds of meters). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.


MOTU 1248, 8M, 16A Thunderbolt interface

...hope you can help me, the motu’s are great I think except for this horrible distortion. I have a 16A and 828es connected over AVB. Thanks!

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April 2022 New Gear Thread

To compliment my new Focals, I ordered a MOTU 828es and a 16A today. I plan to hook these up via AVB. 24 total stereo pairs in and 24 stereo pairs out ought to cover all the equipment in here. I finally get to lose my submixers, which take up too much room. Pics...

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UAD Releases PolyMAX Virtual Synth

Auto-tune was just to give you an example but a lot of singers/rappers that are into autotune like to have the effect on during takes. Those pitch "glitches" are exactly what they're looking for. And having near-zero latency is great for those instances. Anyways, it seems clear UA/UAD isn't for you. No need to argue further,...

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