- USB Interface
- PC Connection: USB 2.0
- Design: 19" 1 U
- Analogue In/Out: 16 In / 8 Out
- Mic Inputs: 8
- MIDI I/O: 1 In / 1 Out
- Monitor Mixing: Hardware Monitoring DSP controlled
- Sampling Rate: 96 kHz
- Resolution: 24-Bits
- Special Features: Standalone Microfone Amplifier
Tascam US-16x08 · Audio interface
The US-16x08 contains a DSP mixer, which allows digital mixing with low latency. 4-band sound control and compressor in each channel provide a good sound monitor mix. In addition to the use as an interface, there is also the possibility to operate the device as an independent microphone preamplifier. Drivers for Windows and Mac OS are available, and thanks to USB Audio Compliance 2.0 the interface can be used even with iOS devices such as the Apple iPad. MIDI input and output are also available.
Thanks to its chamfered housing, the US 16x08 can be operated at home on a table or can be installed in a rack with the supplied angle. In both cases, it offers enough inputs and outputs for almost every conceivable shooting situation.
Value for money:
Incredible feature set for the priceUser on 21.04.2016
This unit should be the best selling audio interface on the planet. It has 16 simultaneous inputs over USB, 8 nice clean preamps and a sensibly laid out software interface which even has some fairly decent eq and compression features. All for just over £200!!!
I work for a college and needed a good multi-input unit with USB, at a reasonable price. I've found this such a joy to work with that I bought myself a unit for my home studio. I'm using it with a Mac, with both Logic Pro and Ableton and I'll eventually install it on the college's PCs. I've had no issues yet and it feels solid.
I've previously owned an RME Fireface, which was amazing but 5 or 6 times the price and the routing software, while versatile, is a bit of a nightmare. I also had a TC electronics Konnekt 48, again a great unit but this Tascam has double the live inputs of both, at a fraction of the cost.
I don't often (if ever) write online reviews but I felt compelled simply because the feature set for the money is astonishing.