Tascam launches US-16x08 multichannel audio interface

Following the launches of its compact US-2x2 and US-4x4 desktop audio interfaces last month, Tascam has announced a new model for people who manage larger, more complex sessions.

The US-16x08 offers eight mic preamps with 56dB of gain, plus a further eight balanced 1/4-inch line inputs, two of which are switchable to instrument level. The built-in DSP mixer promises low-latency monitoring and EQ and compression on every channel.

The new interface can be angled towards you using the side panels if you place it on a desktop, while rack ears are also provided. It's compatible with OS X, Windows and iPad over USB 2.0.

Find out more on the Tascam website. The US-16x08 is set to ship soon and looks like it'll be available for around £279.

Tascam US-16x08 specs

  • Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps with 56dB of gain
  • 16-in/8-out interface with up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution
  • Eight 1/4" balanced line inputs, two switchable to instrument level
  • DSP Mixer for Low-latency monitoring with EQ and compression
  • High-quality audio components for 125dBu EIN and 105dB S/N ratio
  • USB Audio Compliant 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility
  • Independent line out and headphone level controls
  • MIDI Input and Output
  • Metal body with angled design for better desktop visibility
  • Rackmount adapter included
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