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MOTU Track16 - Desktop Studio FireWire/USB 2.0 Interface
Product #11922 | SKU 8440
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MOTU Track16 - Desktop Studio FireWire/USB 2.0 Interface

Product #11922 | SKU 8440
Usually ships in 1 - 2 weeks

A versatile and compact unit that offers a wide range of features
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  • Product: #11922
  • SKU: 8440
Our Price $1,349.00

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The MOTU Track16 Track16 Desktop Studio FireWire/USB 2.0 Interface is a versatile and compact unit that offers a wide range of inputs and outputs, as well as effects, mixing, and monitoring. It's equipped with eight channels of analog ins and outs including mic, line, and high-impedance instrument inputs.

The analog connectors come on a 44-inch breakout cable, which gives you flexibility for setup and connections (an optional breakout box is also available). For digital I/O, the unit's optical ports support either eight channels of ADAT, four channels of SMUX optical, or two channels of optical S/PDIF on TOSlink connectors. MIDI in and Out jacks are also included.

Housed in an aluminum-alloy chassis, Track16 supports professional-quality 24-bit recording at sampling rates up to 192 kHz, and has a user interface that was designed to be simple and intuitive. The large knob in the center of the unit can be set to control levels for any of the inputs or outputs with just a single tap on one of the front panel buttons. User-assignable LED meters make it possible to see levels from any of the units inputs or outputs.
Track16 gives you the choice of either USB 2.0 or FireWire connection. If you choose the latter, the unit can be powered via the FireWire bus. Track16 is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows 7/Vista, as well as any audio software that supports WDM, ASIO, and Core Audio.

The included MOTU CueMix FX software gives you low-latency hardware monitoring, and lets you create up to eight separate monitor mixes. You get reverb, modeled analog EQ, and modeled vintage compression, all of which can be used strictly for the monitor mix or printed into your host software. Talkback and Listenback features make it easy to communicate from the control room to musicians in the live room. CueMix FX also offers comprehensive metering for all the inputs and outputs.

Key Features

Plentiful I/O

  • 16 in and 14 out including 2 mic inputs, 2 Hi-Z guitar inputs, two pairs of line inputs, Main and Line output pairs, ADAT optical, and more

Detailed, User-Configurable Metering

  • Dedicated 7-segment LED Main-output meters and configurable meters for all other analog I/O

One-Touch Operation

  • Press the button for the input or output you want to control and turn the knob

Sound Quality

  • 24-bit converters; supports 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz recording

Bus Powered via FireWire

  • No AC adapter needed when you connect your computer to the FireWire port. Great for remote, battery-powered operation with a laptop

Cross-Platform Connectivity

  • Connects to any Mac or Windows machine via USB 2.0 or FireWire. Cross-platform compatible with virtually all audio software via WDM, ASIO, and Core Audio drivers.

Metal Chassis

  • Aluminum alloy chassis

Advanced Extras

  • 44-inch breakout cable, DSP-driven mixing and effects, instrument tuner, expandability, analysis tools and oscilloscope, and SMPTE time code sync


  • Converters 24-bit
    • Analog Inputs 2 x XLR mic inputs
    • 2 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
    • 1 x 1/8" stereo "mini" line inputs (unbalanced)
    • 2 x 1/4" hi-Z guitar inputs
  • Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" balanced TRS main out
    • 2 x 1/4" unbalanced TRS line out
    • 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
    • 1 x 1/8" stereo headphone
  • Digital I/O 8-channel ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
    • 4-channel SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
    • 2-channel TOSlink (optical S/PDIF) up to 96 kHz
  • Computer I/O 1 x FireWire 400 (Type B connector)
    • 1 x USB 2.0
    • MIDI I/O 1 x MIDI In
    • 1 x MIDI Out
    • Sync I/O SMPTE Time Code (LTC)
  • Headphone Output 1 x 1/4" TRS Stereo phone
  • 1 x 1/8" Stereo phone
  • Phantom Power Individual +48V
  • Top Panel 2 x 7-Segment Ladder LEDs (main outs)
    • 2 x 7-Segment LEDs (mic in or line 3-4 in)
    • 2 x 7-Segment LEDs (guitar in or phones)
    • 2 x 7-Segment LEDs (line in 1-2 or line out)
    • 2 x LEDs (48V phantom power)
    • 2 x LEDs (-20 dB pad)
    • 5 x Backlit Switches (input select)
    • 3 x Backlit Switches (output select)
    • 1 x Backlit Switch (meters toggle)
    • 1 x Backlit Switch (power)
  • Power Requirements 9-18V DC, 5W, tip + or -
    • FireWire bus power
    • DC power adapter included, required for stand-alone and USB 2.0 operation (except with FireWire bus power)
  • Mac System Requirements PowerPC G4 CPU 1 GHz or faster (including any Mac with a PowerPC G5 or any Intel processor)
    • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
    • OS X 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7; v10.5.8 or later required
    • Available FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0 port
    • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)
  • Windows System Requirements 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster equipped with at least one USB2 or FireWire port
    • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
    • Windows 7 or Vista, 32- or 64-bit; Vista SP 2 or later required
    • Available FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0 port
    • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)
    • 64-Bit Operation Available for Mac OS X v10.6 or 10.7
    • Available for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 or Vista
    • Requires a 64-bit CPU
    • Included Software CueMix FX
    • MOTU SMPTE Console
    • AudioDesk (Mac only, optical CD drive required)


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  • Product: MOTU Track16 - Desktop Studio FireWire/USB 2.0 Interface
  • Manufacturer: Motu
  • Model: MATRACK16
  • SKU: 8440
  • RM Product #: 11922