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MOTU Stage-B16

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USB AVB Audio Interface & Stage Box with 16 microphone ins, 8 line outs, 2 AES/EBU outs, MIDI I/O & standalone DSP processor  All product info

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Product information - MOTU Stage-B16

USB AVB audio interface and stage box with standalone mixer

The Motu Stage-B16 is a USB audio interface with AVB Ethernet connectivity, which can also be used as a flexible stage box and standalone mixer. In terms of audio interface functionality, it provides a total of 16 microphone inputs that can be used for simultaneous audio recording at 24 bit / 96 kHz. In addition to the usual high-quality Motu converters, the Stage-B16 also offers MIDI and AES connectivity, as well as the possibility of expanding the range of connections by connecting an AVB network. Furthermore, this USB audio interface has 8 line outputs, which can be used to drive enough speakers to handle live gigs or other larger events.

MOTU AVB Mixer Screenshot
Screenshot of the internal MOTU AVB Mixer, which can be remote controlled via Web App

AVB network and standalone mixer application

The MOTU Stage-B16 can also be connected to other AVB audio interfaces through the AVB Ethernet port, as mentioned above. This can be done either by a direct Ethernet cable connection from interface to interface, or by using the single available MOTU AVB switch, which allows more than two MOTU audio interfaces to be connected simultaneously. In this way, any number of inputs and outputs can be added to an existing AVB network without much effort. The standalone mixer function of the MOTU Stage-B16 completes the very flexible application profile of the audio interface, as it no longer needs to be controlled directly, but can be remotely controlled via a web app on iPhone, iPad, smartphone, tablet or laptop. In this way, certain parameters can be modified. This feature makes the MOTU Tsage-B16 very interesting for mobile applications, such as stage or general live applications. However, it is also very suitable for studios, because it can be easily extended through the AVB network.

High functionality with practical suitability

As a stage box, the Motu Stage-B16 must be very robust, flexible and yet as compact as possible. The former is given by the indestructible metal cabinet, which predestines the Stage-B16 for applications outside the studio. In terms of flexibility, the Motu Stage-B16 offers extensive connectivity, MIDI, AES and AVB Ethernet. With its 16 microphone inputs and 8 line outputs, live applications can easily be performed and, in case of need for expansion, the Stage-B16 can be extended as desired via the AVB connector. Last but not least, the Stage-B16 fits into any 19'' standard rack.

The Motu Stage-B16:

  • Audio Interface / Stage Box / Standalone Mixer in one device
  • All XLR connectors accessible from the front
  • Expandable with AVB Ethernet (front side)
  • 16 microphone inputs with switchable phantom power
  • 8 line outputs
  • Remote control via Web AppControl
  • MIDI I/O and 2 XLR AES outputs
  • DSP mixing and control
  • Including AudioDesk 4.0

Scope of Delivery:

  • incl. Power Adapter: Yes


  • Manufacturer: MOTU
  • Operating system: Win / Mac OS
  • Number of channels: 64x64
  • Number of Microphone Inputs: 16
  • Line ins: 0
  • Line outs: 8
  • Headphone inputs: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • S/PDIF coaxial In: 0
  • S/PDIF coaxial Out: 0
  • S/PDIF optical In: 0
  • S/PDIF optical Out: 0
  • AES/EBU: 2
  • Network connections: AVB
  • MIDI Interface: Yes
  • Wordclock In: No
  • Wordclock Out: No
  • Maximum sampling rate in kHz: 192
  • Maximum sampling rate in bit: 24
  • Bus Powered: No
  • incl. Power Adapter: Yes
  • Width (mm): 483
  • Depth (mm): 178
  • Height (mm): 89
  • Weight (kg): 4.14
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