Tascam US-16x08

USB 2 Audio Interface

  • 24 Bit / 96 kHz
  • 16 Inputs
  • 8 Outputs
  • 8x Mic-input XLR
  • 8x Line-input 6.3 mm Jack (2 of them switchable to Hi-Z) -10 dB and + 4 dB
  • Usable as stand alone mic-preamp
  • 8x Line-input 6.3 mm Jack balanced
  • MIDI I/O
  • Stereo headphone output
  • Switchable +48 V Phantom power
  • DSP Audio mixer
  • Compressor and 4-Band-EQ in each input channel of the DSP mixer
  • USB Audio compliance 2.0 for the connection with iOS devices
  • For PC/Mac
  • Includes rack kit and power adapter

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 16x8
Number of Mic Inputs 8
Number of Line Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 8
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 96 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 445 mm
Depth in mm 219 mm
Height in mm 59 mm

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Solid Interface for the price
teateatime, 12.04.2018
I bought this interface because I wanted a lot of analog ins and outs, and it delivers on that front and an amazing price. I have several synths and fx, and I like having my audio interface / PC as the central hub from which to route things; I find it preferable to a patch bay or manually rerouting cables.

Pro's:
-> Lots of ins, lots of outs
-> Construction feels solid
-> Sufficient amplification on the headphone out
-> Sufficient amplification on the main outs
-> Drivers on Win10 work well (64 sample latency on big projects without problems)

Cons:
-> No digital outs, so if you want to expand in that direction you'd need a different solution
-> The inputs are pretty sensitive - recording synthesizers I have the input knobs turned completely down, and get a clear signal with little noise. This isn't a con per-se, but if you, like me, were planning on using the input volume to mix a bit during jams, think again.

Overall I'm very happy with my purchase; the competing interfaces are either more expensive, or lack certain features this one has. If you're in the market for an interface with a lot of IO this is a solid choice.
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Perfect for recording drums
14.01.2017
I used this product for recording Drums and sometimes live band performances.
Its design was simple and it suited the use in different locations. It can be placed on a desk but also came with mount ears for putting in a rack unit which was a nice feature that allowed me that option in the future.
The face of the unit where the inputs are tilted up towards the user which made it nice to plug in as the cables weren't flush with the surface beneath.
The gain dials had a nice smoothness to them which I found useful for small adjustments.
The headphone output is in a good location on the device.
I have never had any issue with connecting to my laptop.
The fact that its USB allows me to use on different platforms.
It would be an improvement if the inputs were both xlr and instrument line like other interfaces but there is enough inputs.
The phantom option allows you to just assign phantom to certain groups which is great.
All in all a great piece of equipment for the price
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Tascam US-16x08
TeddyBeer, 15.11.2017
I bought this for drums recording and it does a great job. You have to pay way more money for a better interface with 16 inputs.
I'm a musician/mixing engineer and this interface helped me to work for the first time outside my home studio. I also use it live for tracks/Fx. You can send stereo tracks to the main mixer without the click.
Pros :
- 8 mic inputs. Enough for drums
- 8 line inputs. You can connect your favorite individual preamps to it and upgrade the sound
- 8 outputs. Great for sending tracks/stems to outboard gear while mixing and many other things.
- has all the standard things like Phantom power, 2xHi Z inputs, Asio driver, DSP with EQ and compressor for all 16 inputs.
- great for home studios

Cons :
- knob don't feel quite solid
- In my case when I record at 48k with my i5 laptop, sometimes (once per 60 min) the sampling rate resets to 44.1khz, the default rate. This comes also with sound errors like pops, clicks..etc.
- The sampling rate is set by the DAW (Reaper here) and not by the interface itself. And you have to set and reset it many times until the DSP receive the information.
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Gut für den Preis
reicharx, 11.07.2019
Man bekommt eine solide Leistung für das was man bezahlt. Preamps klingen klar und sind rauscharm, zumindest bis zu einem ganz akzeptablen level.
Gefühlt sind die Outputs alle 12db zu heiß.
Die Regler fühlen sich gut und griffig an.
Es wäre aber sehr gut, wenn die gain-contorl auch Software-seitig angesteuert werden könnte, da befindet sich das Gerät aber warscheinlich im falschen Preissektor
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