MOTUTrack16 16x14 USB Audio Interface


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MOTU Track16 16x14

The MOTU Track16 is a compact FireWire/USB 2.0 interface boasting extensive connectivity and routing options, as well as mixing, monitoring, and effects. In total, the unit features eight analog inputs and corresponding outputs. In addition, with MIDI IN/OUT connectivity, there are also optical ports that support eight ADAT channels, four SUMX optical channels, or two optical S/PDIF channels. 

Track16 boasts pristine 24-bit recording with sample rates up to 192kHz, all inside a sturdy aluminum-alloy enclosure. The unit’s front panel interface is simple and straightforward, with the large knob able to be configured to govern the levels of any input or output. There are also user-assignable LEDs for intuitive monitoring capabilities. 

In terms of connectivity, the Track16 supports USB 2.0 and FireWire, with the ability to be powered by the latter. Additionally, it is compatible with Mac OSX, Windows 7, and any audio software supporting ASIO, Core Audio, or WDM.

Track16 16x14 Features

  • 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
  • Dedicated 7-segment LED Main-output meters and configurable meters for all other analog I/O
  • One-Touch Operation
  • 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 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.
  • Aluminum alloy chassis
  • 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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