64x64 all-in-one interface, 32x32 Dante I/O

Red 16Line is a 64-in/64-out Pro Tools | HD and dual Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with ultra-low latency A-D/D-A conversion, Red Evolution mic preamps, up to 121dB dynamic range, ultra-low round trip latency, and expansion over Ethernet for networked audio. Since Red 16Line provides both DigiLink™ connectors and Thunderbolt connections, it's now easier than ever to switch from Pro Tools | HD to a second DAW, without the need to reconfigure option cards in the interface. Simply change the host mode either in the remote control software, or on the device front panel and change DAWs in seconds.




The easiest way to work in Pro Tools | HD™ and a second DAW

Since Red 16Line provides both DigiLink™ connectors and Thunderbolt™ connections, it's now easier than ever to switch from Pro Tools | HD™ to a second DAW, without the need to reconfigure option cards in the interface. Simply change the host mode either in the remote control software, or on the device front panel and change DAWs in seconds.

Our best conversion

High-performance audio conversion with over 118dB dynamic range A-D and 121dB dynamic range D-A (A-weighted). These converters have been expertly selected and calibrated to provide the best balance of sound quality, dynamic range and conversion latency in our best-quality audio interface.

Revolutionise your workflow

Red's ultra-low round trip latency completely transforms your workflow. If you're used to having to build two different mixes – one using input monitoring to overdub, the other using the DAW for playback – the good news is that now, one is enough. Build your mix on the DAW and use it whether you're overdubbing (monitoring the input you're recording with the Focusrite Control software mixer) or playing back, with all your plug-ins in place, all the time.



Extensive analogue I/O

Red 16Line features 16 line inputs on D-sub, coupled with 16 line outputs and two main monitor outputs.

Two of our best preamps

The two digitally-controlled Red Evolution mic preamps provide up to 63dB of ultra-clean gain along with stereo linking, individual phantom power, high-pass filter, phase reverse and Air mode: the name we give to the sonic signature of the classic transformer ISA preamp.

Networked audio-enabled out of the box

With dual-port Dante™ connectivity, you will be able to expand your studio over Ethernet for more channels at higher sample rates, anywhere in your network, at lower latency and lower cost.



Software mixer with hardware-focused workflow

Focusrite Control is our software mixer designed primarily for ease of use in quickly setting up both simple and complex monitoring and routing configurations, together with the ability to control your preamps remotely.

The sound of Red
across your mix

Every Red interface comes with our Red 2 and Red 3 EQ and compression plug-ins. AAX/AU/VST-compatible, these plug-ins faithfully reproduce the sonic qualities of the original hardware, allowing you to take advantage of the classic Red sound – the sound of professional recording studios all over the world – across your entire mix.


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Connect to Pro Tools | HD, Thunderbolt computers and Dante simultaneously without option cards
High-performance audio conversion with over 118dB dynamic range A/D and 121dB dynamic range D/A (A-weighted)
Ultra-low round trip latency to track through plug-ins and record virtual instruments in real time
16 line inputs on D-sub, coupled with 16 line outputs and two main monitor outputs
Two digitally-controlled Red Evolution mic preamps with up to 63dB of ultra-clean gain, stereo linking, individual phantom power, high-pass filter and phase reverse
Air mode on the preamps, giving recordings the clarity of a transformer-based ISA
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports as standard to connect additional Thunderbolt products
Dual-port Dante card for more channels at higher sample rates
Three LCD displays for highly accurate level metering
Focusrite Control software mixer for setting up monitoring and routing configurations, with remote control of preamps
Two discrete high-fidelity headphone outputs
Connect multiple digital sources using word clock I/O and loop-sync I/O
Two instrument inputs on the front panel
AAX/AU/VST-compatible Red 2 and Red 3 EQ and compression plug-ins

specifications

System Requirements


Other

Internet connection for downloading and installing software and driver

Simultaneous Inputs & Outputs


Channel Count

Up to 64 x 64

Microphone Inputs


Gain Range

0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps

Type

Electronically Balanced, Zin = 20kΩ

Max. Input Level

>+19dBu, min gain

Frequency Response

20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB

THD + N

-102dB (0.0008%) @ -1dBFS

EIN

<-129dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)

Common-Mode Rejection Ratio

50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB

Phantom Power

+48V, independently switchable per channel.

HPF

High-Pass Filter (HPF): -3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel

Air Mode

2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz). Input impedance drop to 2.2kO

Line Inputs 1-16


0 dBFS Reference Level

+18 or +24dBu (switchable)

Line Inputs 1-16 0 dBFS Reference Leve

+18 or +24dBu (switchable)

Line Inputs 1-16 Type

Electronically Balanced, Zin = 20kO

Line Inputs 1-16 Frequency Response

20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB

Line Inputs 1-16 THD + N

-102dB (0.0008%) @ -1dBFS

Line Inputs Signal-to-Noise Ratio

119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)

Line Inputs 1-16 Common-Mode Rejection Ratio

50/60Hz CMRR: -70dB

Instrument Inputs


Instrument Inputs Gain Range

0-8dB to 63dB in 1dB steps

Instrument Inputs Type

Zin = 2.3MO

Instrument Inputs Max. Input Level

>+15dBu, min gain

Instrument Inputs Frequency Response

20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB, min gain

Instrument Inputs THD + N

-100dB (0.001%) @ -1dBFS (@ 11dB Gain)

Instrument Inputs Signal-to-Noise Ratio

117dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), min gain

Instrument Inputs HPF

-3dB @ 80 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel

Instrument Inputs Air Mode

2dB boost at 10kHz and -2dB at 20Hz (ref 1kHz)

Line Outputs 1-16


Line Outputs 1-16 0 dBFS Reference Levels

+18 or +24dBu (switchable)

Line Outputs 1-16 Frequency Response

20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB

Line Outputs 1-16 THD + N

<-104dB (0.0006%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input

Line Outputs 1-16 Dynamic Range

121dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz

Line Outputs 1-16 Output impedance

Nominal output impedance = 136O balanced (68O each phase)

Monitor Outputs


Monitor Outputs 0 dBFS Reference Levels

+18dBu

Monitor Outputs Frequency Response

20Hz - 35kHz ±0.2dB

Monitor Outputs THD+N

-80dB (0.01%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz; -1dBFS input

Monitor Outputs Dynamic Range

120dB (A-Weighted)

Monitor Outputs Output impedance

Nominal output impedance = 136O balanced (68O each phase)

Headphone Outputs


Headphone Outputs 0 dBFS Reference Levels

+16dBm ± 0.5dB

Headphone Outputs Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz ±0.2dB

Headphone Outputs THD + N

<-75dB (0.018%) unweighted, 20Hz - 20kHz

Headphone Outputs Dynamic Range

114dB 'A'-weighted (typical), 20Hz - 20kHz

Headphone Outputs Output Impedance

10O

Headphone Outputs Headphone Impedance

32O - 600O

Microphone Crosstalk


Mic Input to Input

< -80dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Mic Input to Output

< -130dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Output to Mic Input

< -165dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Line Crosstalk


Line Input to Line Input

< -100dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Line Input to Output

< -150dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Output to Line Input

< -150dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Output Crosstalk


Output to Output

< -95dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Headphone Crosstalk


Headphone to Headphone

< -95dB; 20Hz - 20kHz (driven channel at -20dBFS)

Digital Performance


Supported Sample Rates

44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (-4% / -0.1% / +0.1% / +4.167%) at 24 bit

Clock Sources

Internal, ADAT 1, ADAT 2, S/PDIF, Word Clock, Loop Sync or from Dante Network Master

Front Panel Connectivity Instrument Inputs


Instrument Inputs Channel Count

2 Channels In

Instrument Inputs Instrument Inputs

2 x 1/4" TS stereo jack

Front Panel Connectivity Headphone Outputs


Headphone Outputs Channel Count

2 Stereo Channels Out

Headphone Outputs Headphone Outputs

2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack

Rear Panel Connectivity Thunderbolt


Thunderbolt Channel Count

Up to 64 In and 64 Out

Thunderbolt Ports

2 x Thunderbolt 3 Ports (Primary Port 1 and Primary Port 2)

Rear Panel Connectivity Pro Tools


Pro Tools Channel Count

Up to 64 In and 64 Out (32 In and 32 Out per connection)

Primary Port

2 x Mini DigiLink

Rear Panel Connectivity Dante


Dante Channel Count

Up to 32 In and 32 Out

Dante Input and Output

2 x ethernet standard RJ45 connectors (Compatible with Cat 5e and above).

Rear Panel Connectivity Mic Inputs


Mic Inputs Channel Count

2 In

Mic Input

2 x Female XLR

Rear Panel Connectivity Line Level


Line Level Channel Count

16 In and 16 Out

Line Level Input

2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)

Line Level Ouput

2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59)

Rear Panel Connectivity ADAT


ADAT Channel Count

Up to 16 In and 16 Out

ADAT Input

2 x TOSLINK connector

ADAT Output

2 x TOSLINK connector

ADAT Channel Assignments @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

Port 1 = Channels 1 - 8 , Port 2 = Channels 9 - 16

ADAT Channel Assignments @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz

SMUXI: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 - 8

ADAT Channel Assignments @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

SMUXII: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 2 , Port 2 = Channels 3 - 4

Rear Panel Connectivity S/PDIF


S/PDIF Channel Count

2 In and 2 Out (Optical up to 96kHz)

S/PDIF Input

1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)

S/PDIF Ouput

1 x RCA phono socket (1 x TOSLINK up to 96kHz)

Rear Panel Connectivity Monitor Outputs


Monitor Outputs Channel Count

2 Out

Montor Outputs

2 x 1/4" TRS stereo jack

Rear Panel Connectivity Loop Sync


Loop Sync


Loop Sync Input

1 x BNC 75O port

Loop Sync Output

1 x BNC 75O port

World Clock


World Clock Input

1 x BNC 75O port

World Clock Output

1 x BNC 75O port

PSU


PSU

1 x IEC Input

Front Panel Indicators


OLED Screens

3 x Screens (menus and metering)

Dimensions


Height

44mm/ 1.73"

Width

483mm/ 19.02"

Depth (Chassis Only)

340mm/ 13.39"

Weight


Weight

5.04kg

Power


Power PSU

1 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 120W.

Heat Performance


Operating Temperature

Operates at up to an ambient temperature of 40 degrees Celcius

Fan

Dual fan

Downloads

User Guide


Red 16Line User Manual

Focusrite Control User Guides - English

Focusrite Control User Guides - French

Focusrite Control User Guides - German

Focusrite Control User Guides - Italy

Focusrite Control User Guides - Spanish

Software


Focusrite Control 2.3.4 (Mac)

This installer contains the Focusrite Control software for the Red Range (4Pre, 8Pre & Red 16Line). It also includes the necessary drivers for each interface. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please update all systems that you use your Red interface with to Focusrite Control 2.3.2 or later after installing the included firmware update. Using the newer firmware with older versions of Focusrite Control can cause unexpected results.


Installs driver r236
Adds support for Red 16Line
Updates firmware to 908/881/216

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