MOTU Track16 audio interface "sounds even better than it looks"

MOTU Track16: hello there.
MOTU Track16: hello there.

As well as offering ever-improved sound quality, there's no doubting that today's audio interfaces are much better looking than their predecessors. MOTU's new Track16 is a case in point, and we're told that it "sounds even better than it looks".

Designed to be simple to operate, the Track16 can nonetheless record two mics, two guitars, a keyboard, a sound module and eight optical channels simultaneously. It offers a total of 16 channels of input and 14 channels of output (all I/O is handled by breakout cables).

Also on the menu are 7-segment main out meters and configurable meters for all other analogue inputs and outputs.

The Track16 can operate over FireWire or USB 2.0 and runs on both Mac and PC. Full details and specs are available on the MOTU website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.