Cambridge, MA (September 14, 2015)—MOTU has released its new Stage-B16, a stage box, rack-mount mixer and audio interface.
Users can operate the Stage-B16 as a stage box, stand-alone mixer or audio interface and control everything with MOTU’s web app software running on an iPad, iPhone, tablet, smartphone and laptop.
A two-rackspace aluminum alloy chassis with optional handles provides the following front-panel connectors: 16 mic inputs with individual preamps and 48V phantom power; eight line-level analog outs on XLRs; four channels of AES/EBU digital output on two XLRs; a quarter-inch phone jack with volume knob; and an EtherCon AVB Network connector. A bank of 26 LEDs provide signal activity and 48V phantom power status for all channels. The rear panel provides USB 2.0 for connection to a host computer (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS), MIDI IN and OUT connectors and an auto-switching international IEC power receptacle.
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. With AVB networking technology, users can run mic signals over standard Ethernet cabling to a front-of-house mixing console up to 100 meters away, plus any other destinations on the network, such as a monitor mix console or a computer-based recording rig. For small- to mid-sized applications, the Stage-B16 takes care of all live sound mixing duties, controlled wirelessly from multiple laptops, tablets and smartphones.