Motu Stage-B16 available from Kazbar Systems

Over the years it has been increasingly the case that MOTU Audio Interfaces have been used as much for live sound as for studio work. The outstanding sonic performance and flexible networking options found on the AVB range has meant that they have quickly found favour with artists such as Take That, Ellie Goulding, Mark Ronson and The Chemical Brothers for major arena tours and festivals. With the Stage-B16 MOTU present a unit that is purposely designed for the Live Performance market.

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 iOS device 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.

The MOTU Stage-B16 is shipping now, RRP £1449 (inc VAT)