null Skip to main content
MOTU Stage-B16 16-Input Stage Box and Audio Interface with DSP
MOTU Stage-B16 16-Input Stage Box and Audio Interface with DSP

MOTU Stage-B16 16-Input Stage Box and Audio Interface with DSP

(No reviews yet)
SoundPro Item: 102285
Add to Wish List

Account manager
Have a Question? Ask an Account Manager

Stage-B16 is a flexible stage box, stand-alone mixer and audio interface with studio-quality analog performance up to 192 kHz, powerful DSP for mixing and effects processing, and connectivity to a digital snake, audio network or host computer through AVB Ethernet or class compliant, high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS). A sturdy, 2-rack space chassis provides 16 studio-grade, front-panel mic inputs with individual preamps and 48V phantom power, 8 line-level analog outs on XLRs, 4 channels of AES/EBU digital output and phones. Powerful DSP delivers large console style mixing with 48 channels, 12 stereo busses, and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, vintage compression and classic reverb.

Operate Stage-B16 as a stage box, stand-alone mixer or audio interface and control everything from MOTU's innovative AVB web app software running on your iPad™, iPhone™, tablet, smartphone, and laptop. Connect a second Stage-B16 or other MOTU AVB interface with a simple Ethernet cable. Add more I/O with the MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately). Build an AVB audio network with multiple switches and sub-millisecond latency, even over long cable runs up to 100 meters. From stage to studio, the Stage-B16 delivers superb sound quality, state-of-the-art operation, and reliable performance.

MOTU Stage-B16 Features

  • Three products in one — 1) DSP-equipped stage box with AVB Ethernet "digital snake" connectivity, 2) 12-bus digital mixer with wireless control and 3) universally compatible audio interface for Mac and Windows.
  • Studio-quality analog performance up to 192 kHz — For example, the XLR analog outputs produce 123 dB dynamic range.
  • 16 studio-grade mic inputs — Each equipped with individual preamps, 48V phantom power and -20dB pad. Also includes eight analog outs on XLRs, 4 channels of AES/EBU output and phones.
  • On-board 32-bit floating point DSP with large console style mixing and effects — Flexible 48-input digital mixer with 12 stereo busses and DSP effects, including reverb with sends, plus modeled analog EQ and compression, gate, and reverb.
  • Web app control — Control on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from innovative web app software running in your favorite browser on a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network.
  • Stand-alone mixing with wireless control — Connect an Apple Airport™ or other Wi-Fi router directly to the Stage-B16 with a standard Ethernet cable and control the powerful routing, mixing and DSP effects from your smartphone or tablet, without a computer.
  • 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.
  • Universal connectivity — Connects to your computer with high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0). Class-compliant firmware and industry standard drivers work with any audio software.
  • Stage-B16 16-Input Stage Box and Audio Interface with DSP1
  • Sample rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Mic inputs
    • 16 x XLR mic inputs
    • Preamp gain: 0 to +63 dB (digitally controlled)
  • Analog outputs
    • 8 x XLR line out
    • Max level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -4 to +20)
    • 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
  • Digital output 2 x XLR female AES/EBU out (4 ch) up to 96 kHz
  • Total I/O
    • 16 in and 12 out (28 total) at 1x sample rates
    • 16 in and 12 out (28 total) at 2x sample rates
    • 16 in and 8 out (24 total) at 4x sample rates
  • Computer I/O
    • 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant, USB 3.0 and iOS compatible
    • 1 x AVB Ethernet (requires OS X Yosemite)
  • Computer I/O channels
    • USB 2.0 (44.1 to 48 kHz): 64 in/out
    • USB 2.0 (88.2 to 96 kHz): 32 in/out
    • USB 2.0 (176.4 to 192 kHz): 24 in/out
    • AVB Ethernet: 16 to 128 in/out, depending on host computer speed
  • MIDI I/O
    • 1 x MIDI IN
    • 1 x MIDI OUT
    • 16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
  • Headphone 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
  • Phantom power 16 x individual +48V
  • Network I/O 1 x RJ45 AVB/TSN Ethernet (100 Mbps)
  • AVB streams (8 channels per stream)
    • 3 in / 3 out @ 44.1 or 48 kHz
    • 2 in / 2 out @ 88.2 or 96 kHz
    • 1 in / 1 out @ 176.4 or 192 kHz
  • Front panel
    • 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
    • 1 x digital rotary encoder • phone volume
    • 2 x switches • (1) Mute All and (1) Show 48V
    • 16 x activity LEDs • (16) input, (8) output, (2) AES
    • 1 x female Ethernet 'EtherCon' port
    • 2 x male XLR AES/EBU outputs (4 channels)
    • 8 x male XLR analog outputs
    • 16 x female XLR mic inputs with indiv. 48V/pad
    • Rack-mount brackets and handles (optional)
  • Power
    • International 100-240V autoswitching supply
    • 50-60 Hz • 0.5A max
  • Dimensions and weight (WxDxH, enclosure only)
    • 19x7x3.5 inches (48.3x17.75x8.89 cm)
    • 5 lbs (2.27 kg)
    • With rack brackets removed: 17.25 inches (43.8 cm) wide, 4.7 lbs (2.13 kg)

In The Box

MOTU Stage-B16 16-Input Stage Box and Audio Interface with DSP

Customer Reviews