Track 16 Personal Recording Studio
Turn your laptop or desktop computer into a powerful recording studio with
plenty of I/O and DSP-driven mixing, EQ, compression and reverb
The Track16 connects to any Mac or PC laptop or desktop computer via
bus-powered FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0, with professional audio
quality at sample rates up to 192 kHz. Track16 provides plenty of I/O for
a well-equipped studio, including two mic inputs, two guitar inputs, two
stereo line-level inputs, four channels of analog output, optical digital
I/O (stereo TOSLink or 8-channel ADAT) and an independent stereo headphone
Track16's compact size is perfect desktop studio operation, with one-touch
volume control of any input or output channel pair. Four pairs of
7-segment ladder LEDs provide level metering for all analog inputs and
outputs at a glance. Housed in a rugged, compact enclosure you can take
anywhere, the Track16 is equally well-suited for studio and stage,
providing 16 separate inputs and 14 separate outputs, plus 16-channel MIDI
input and output.
Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths,
keyboards, drum machines, effects processors and even MIDI devices.
Record, monitor, route and process all of these live inputs using the
professional on-board CueMix FX digital mixer — with no latency and no
processor strain on your computer. Apply hardware DSP-driven effects
processing to inputs, outputs, and busses independent of your host
computer. Add Classic Reverb™ with tail lengths up to 60 seconds. Further
sculpt your sound with 7-band parametric EQ meticulously modeled after
British analog console EQs. Use two forms of compression: a conventional
compressor and the Leveler™, an accurate model of the legendary LA-2A™
optical compressor that provides vintage, musical automatic gain control.
Use Track16’s on-screen CueMix FX software to tune your guitar and other
instruments. Analyze and scope your audio with advanced diagnostic tools,
including a full-screen real-time FFT display, spectrogram “waterfall”
display, full-featured oscilloscope, X-Y plot, and rectangular/polar phase
The Track16 provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac and Windows and
all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via industry
standard WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or you can use the included
AudioDesk workstation software for Mac OS X, with 24-bit recording/editing
and 32-bit mixing, processing and mastering.
Track16 feature highlights
16 x 14 audio interface for Mac and Windows
All channels are available simultaneously and operate independently.
Hybrid FireWire/USB 2.0 connectivity
Connects to your Mac or PC via either bus-powered Firewire or hi-speed USB2.
Simply tap the input or output you wish to control with the main knob.
Compact desktop form factor
Sits neatly next to your computer keyboard or laptop.
8-bus digital mixer
Routes and mixes all eight inputs to any output pair.
Eight separate stereo mixes
Each output pair (main outs, line outs, phones, 4x optical, and a return
bus) can have a completely different mix of all eight inputs, with or
without computer tracks.
Two mic inputs
2x pre-amped equipped mic inputs with individual 48V phantom power, -20 dB
pad, Precision Digital Trim™, and plenty of gain.
Two guitar inputs
2x hi-Z guitar inputs with -20 dB pad and Precision Digital Trim.
Stereo line inputs
On balanced TRS quarter-inch jacks. Connect a keyboard, synth, drum
machine or other analog source.
Stereo main outs
On balanced TRS quarter-inch jacks. Connect directly to powered speakers
(or other line-level analog destination).
Stereo line outs
Separate line-level outputs for secondary studio monitors or other
Two headphone outputs
Can't find your headphone adapter? No problem. Both a quarter-inch and
eighth-inch jack are provided. Or connect two pairs of phones
Support for HD audio
Supports standard sample rates up to 192 kHz.
Precision Digital Trim™
Digitally controlled analog trim on all inputs provides adjustments in
approximately 1/4 dB increments. Fine-tune the balance of your inputs and
then save/recall trim configurations.
CueMix™ FX cross-platform mixing software
Attractive on-screen graphic mixing with an instrument tuner and audio
analysis tools including real-time FFT display, spectrogram "waterfall"
display, oscilloscope, X-Y plot and linear or polar phase analysis.
Bring the Track16 to your gig, with or without a computer. Just plug in
the included power adapter and you are ready to go.
Add additional interfaces for more I/O as your needs grow.
Time code support
Directly resolves to (or generates) time code via any quarter-inch input
or output, without the need for an extra synchronizer.
Direct Digital Synthesis™ (DDS)
DSP-driven phase lock engine and internal clock source produces
imperceptibly low jitter characteristics (below the noise floor), even
when the Track16 is resolved to an external clock source via SMPTE time
DC-coupled TRS outputs
Can be used with Volta™ (sold separately) to manipulate and sequence
voltage-controlled modular synthesizers from a host DAW.
Plug-and-play operation with your Mac or PC via FireWire or USB2
Compatible with all current and recent generation Macs and PCs.
Native 32- and 64-bit drivers for Mac OS X and Windows 7/Vista
Includes ASIO, WDM, Wave, Core Audio, and Core MIDI drives. Supports all
popular Mac and Windows audio software.
Fully compatible with 3rd-party software
100% compatible with all host-based effects processing in today's popular
Includes audio workstation software
Includes AudioDesk full-featured sample-accurate workstation software for
the Mac with recording, editing, mixing, real-time 32-bit effects
processing & sample-accurate sync.
Bus-powered FireWire operation
No need for external power when operating as a FireWire interface
connected to a computer. A power supply is included for stand-alone or
Compact form factor
Chassis dimensions: 5 (W) × 8.375 (L) × 1.125 (H) inches (12.7 × 21.27 ×
2.86 cm). Knob height adds approximately 0.5 inch (1.27 cm) from the top
Included breakout cable
Included DB25 breakout cable with audio connectors is approximately 44
inches (111.76 cm) long.
Track16 breakout box (sold separately)
Connects to Track16 via a custom-designed DB25-to-DB25 cable (included
with the breakout box) and provides all the same connectors as the Track16