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Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface

Tascam's US-16x8 Audio Interface is ergonomically designed with advanced audio specifications, making it the perfect solution for home, project, and mobile studios, with enough channels for a band and to provide greater flexibility.


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MSRP: Old Price $374.99 Discounted Price $279.99 Save : $95.00 (25%)
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With the Tascam US-16x08, 16 mic/line inputs utilize 8 Ultra-HDDA mic/line preamps to provide up to 57dB of gain with extremely low noise and distortion. With an additional eight line inputs, two are switchable to high impedance for direct connection of guitar or bass. Eight balanced line outputs, two with a level control, are located on the front panel for monitoring, plus the built-in DSP Mixer provides low-latency digital mixing.

Each channel of the US-16x08's DSP mixer has four-band EQ, compression, and a reverb send to monitor it exactly as you want to hear it. In addition, this interface can be used as a standalone mic preamp. Mac and Windows drivers are provided, as well as USB Audio Compliance 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility. Standard MIDI I/O connectors  allow you to connect controllers, synths and drum machines.

With solid audio specs, iOS compatibility, and an easy-to-read angled design or mounted with the included rack ears, the US-16x08 includes enough I/O for almost any recording situation.

  • 8 Ultra-HDDA mic/line preamps with up to 57dB of gain
  • A 16x8 USB 2.0 interface with 96kHz/24-bit resolution
  • 8 balanced 1/4" line inputs, 2 switchable to Hi-Z
  • DSP Mixer for Low-latency monitering
  • Mixer has EQ, compression & reverb on each channel
  • High-quality audio components
  • 125dBu EIN and 105dB S/N ratio
  • USB Audio Compliant 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility
  • Independent line out and headphone level controls
  • Standard MIDI I/O Connectors
  • Aluminum, angled design for better desktop visibility

Get your Tascam US-16x08 USB Audio Interface today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • US-16x08 USB Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty Card

Would purchase again


Great interface at an affordable price. Easy to set up, and has plenty of hookups.



Ease of use


Great piece of equipment. There's lots of optional usage with this interface. Still learning everything, but so far things are good and easy to comprehend



In the future I'll buy it again.


Excellent product



I would buy this product again


Excellent connectivity and sound


Bunker Hill, WV


An Audio Interface to Reckon With


Tascam has created yet another fantastic product for anyone recording anything. It features Tascam's own Ultra-HDDA preamp, compatible with any mic, from dynamic to ribbon. It has low noise and even lower distortion. The latency on this interface is almost nonexistent. You can even turn the first two channels into guitar inputs, no need for a preamp at all. With all of the inputs on this bad boy, you could potentially record a full band with only the one interface. It has 48v phantom power for up to 8 condenser mics. It can even be a stand alone preamp if you so choose. The 16x08 comes with a standard USB connection for your computer.

Sam M.

Indianapolis, IN

Way cool!


Decided to step up from a Behringer UMC 404 HD as 4 channels is pretty limited. The Behringer works great, good mic preamps, great sound etc. But 4 channels is just not enough for recording a full band. I use at least that on just the drum tracks. The Tascam 16 X 08 was the ticket. The driver loaded without a hitch. I'd say it was "plug and play" but as you probably know there is some set-up you must always do with these things. Setting your buffer size, sampling rate, adjust for for minimum latency and best sound without any glitches and all that stuff with your DAW. I won't go into detail about all that. A lot of latency, glitches, sound quality is dependent on your ram size, CPU speed, how hard your DAW pushes the CPU etc. I use this with a Mixcraft StudioPro 7 DAW. I like this DAW for it's recording power and it's creative aspects too. I also love Samplitude for it's over the top creativity factor on another computer. I use this with a Mackie 1604-VLZ mixer. So now I have 4 busses for my drum tracks and have 4 more direct outs for bass, rhythm, whatever tracks. I runs smotthly with no lockups, freezing or other surprizes. This is no toy, it produces professional quality sound and probably with better results that what you'd get from a "professional studio" with limited time factor involved. As you can tell, I'm lovin it. If you'rein a band, have some recording/producing knowledge, this is the deal. Burn your own master CD's, and produce your own skipping the hassle and costs of the middle man. With the sound quality and versatility I now have, I feel this unit goes beyond just making demos. The sky is the limit, go for it.


San Antonio.


Great interface


I bought this unit a few years ago from my local Sam Ash in cash. This interface works very nicely with my different daws. I have recorded up to 14 tracks at a time it works great not one problem with it.


Nashville, Tn


Excellent product in this price range!


I bought this unit as an upgrade to the Focusrite 2i4 I had been using. I needed more channels for full band pre-production demoing and didn't have much of a budget to work with. This unit offered the absolute best bang for the buck in it's price range so I took a chance and rolled the dice. I'm happy to say everything turned out just fine. It synced right up with my DAW and has worked flawlessly.


Hebron, KY


This thing is awesome!


Got this beast for the first time today, and man; it rules. This thing is gnarly. Got it all set up and put my drum mic's in and within 5 minutes i was recording some quality stuff with it. Super pleased with it. 16 in and 8 just perfect. Obviously ill be recording drums on it, guitars, basses and vocals. Excited to use this thing to its full potential. Not a bad thing about it, its exactly what i was looking for. Super happy.


Hartford, CT


US-16x08 USB Audio Interface

4.9 9


Interface Type USB 2.0
Mic Preamps 8
Audio Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Analog Outputs 6.3mm(1/4")TRS-jack(T:HOT, R:COLD, S:GND), BALANCED
Built-in DSP Yes
Bus Powered Yes
Dimensions 22.09 x 5.04 x 11.34 inches (WxHxD)
Weight 8.25 lbs.
Series US
Model US-16x08
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. Heads and disk drives are warrantied for 90 days. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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