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presonus nsb 16.8

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:03 am
by marlo_haboc
can i use presonus nsb 16.8 as a stand alone mixer controled by pc or ipad?

Re: presonus nsb 16.8

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:52 am
by wahlerstudios
No, the NSB's are digital stageboxes with preamps for network purposes and AVB switch. There is no WiFi on board and there is no sound processing possible.

You will need to invest in a 32R, 24R or 16R rack mixer. A 16R costs less than a NSB 16.8...


Re: presonus nsb 16.8

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:05 pm
by marlo_haboc
thank you sir...

Re: presonus nsb 16.8

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:44 am
by SwitchBack
The NSBs do of course have everything onboard to make them a great onstage soundcard/interface. Maybe someday...?

Re: presonus nsb 16.8

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:23 am
by PreSonus Seth
They lack DSP, therefore no 'mixing' capabilities are possible.

Re: presonus nsb 16.8

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:15 am
by SwitchBack
Sure, no standard audio interface has.

What I’m suggesting is a combination of one or more stage boxes plus an AVB capable computer running a DAW like StudioOne. That would put the I/O in the live room / on stage and the recording/processing in the control room.

The StageBoxes have the necessary remote-controllable mic preamps, A/D-converters, D/A-converters and line outputs, and they’re talking AVB to the Series III mixers. It almost seems ‘just’ a matter of firmware to make them talk directly to an AVB capable computer too.

But hey, I can be completely wrong. The NSBs may lack the brain power to ever talk to anything other than a Series III mixer. Would be a pity though as I can’t think of a sturdier ‘floor interface’ than the NSBs :)