24-bit/96kHz 16-Channel Digital Mixer

This 3-in-1 unit is a mixer, audio interface, and physical controller a powerful tool for PC-based music production.

  • USB


(Oct. 25, 2013)
You can download the Driver Ver.1.0.0 for OS X Mavericks (10.9).

(Oct. 22, 2013)
You can download the Driver Ver.1.0.1 for Windows 8.1 / 8.

(Nov. 12, 2007)
M-16DX System Program Ver.2.00

This 3-in-1 unit is a mixer, audio interface, and physical controller a powerful tool for PC-based music production.

The M-16DX handles its 16 channel inputs with the luxury of full digital effects and scene memories. This innovative mixing style is made possible by EDIROL’s proprietary separate-module concept. In addition to its USB 2.0 audio interface for computer recording, the M-16DX also offers DAW control-surface functionality, which enhances workflow for mixing, recording, editing, and mastering. It’s another EDIROL advantage for computer-based music production.

M-16DX 2.0 System Update

  • - 16-channel full digital mixer with 24-bit/96kHz internal processing
  • - Clear sound with ultra-low background noise
  • - Easy-to-use operation with friendly analog mixer controls
  • - 3-band sweepable EQ controls (Q & Freq.) with graphic LCD for precise tone shaping
  • - Innovative 2-piece mixer+module design
  • - “Room Acoustic Auto Control” for automatic room compensation
  • - Pro-quality digital effects built in, including COSM® insert effects, reverb effects, and finalize effects
  • - 16 scene memory locations for instant recall
  • - 18-in/2-out USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB) audio interface for computer multi-track recording
  • - DAW Control Surface; knobs work remotely in SONAR, Logic, etc.
  • - Flexible analog and digital I/O, including four high-quality mic preamps
  • - AC adaptor and connection cable (2m/6ft) included
  • - DXC-7 optional longer connection cable:

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The M-16DX provides 16 channel inputs of up to 24-bit/96kHz full digital processing. You can recall a scene memory of up to 16 selections instantly, and perform serious mixing with individual 3-band sweepable EQs.

*Shown with DXC-7 optional (7m/26ft) long cable

Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Audio Interface up to 24-bit/96kHz

The M-16DX provides 18-channel (16 inputs and 2 main stereo mix) multi-track audio transfer for computer recording. After recording the band, you can add additional tracks by connecting condenser microphones, guitars, vocal mics, and so on directly to the M-16DX I/O module.

Simulates the DAW Control Surface with 52 knobs and 40 switches

You can control your DAW applications such as Cakewalk SONAR or Apple Logic Pro comfortably by using physical controllers such as knobs and switches on the M-16DX Mix Controller. These direct controls are motion sensitive without requiring a mouse and ASCII keyboard, resulting in a smooth and productive workflow similar to professional fader automation.

24/96 Full Digital Audio Processing

Ready to upgrade the quality of your mixes? The M-16DX contains a powerful 24-bit/96kHz digital processing engine that provides a transparent mixing foundation. Experience the power of accurate, detailed digital mixing, and at a price you can afford.

3-band EQ Controls

Each channel strip is equipped with Low-Cut Filter, 3-Band EQ, Pan, Aux, Select, Solo/Mute, and Level controls. The Midrange EQ has Q & frequency controls for precise tone shaping on each channel. With 24-bit/96kHz internal digital processing, the original audio source can be shaped using the onboard EQ and effects with no absolutely loss in audio quality.

Modular Mixing

Don’t let its small footprint deceive you — the M-16DX is a new-generation mixer comprising two modules: the Mix Controller for your desktop, and the I/O Module, which can be mounted in a rack. Together, these two components provide a wide assortment of connection and processing features.

EDIROL Innovation — “Room Acoustic Control”

In a portable mixing first, the M-16DX features a high-contrast, backlit LCD that lets you to see the effects in operation. Also onboard is the intelligent Room Acoustic Control function, which automatically analyzes and compensates for the frequency response of your studio. It’s fast, easy, and effective.

Powerful Built-In Effects

A full-featured DSP effects processor is built into the M-16DX, with COSM Insert Effects, Reverb/Echo Effects, and Finalize Effects.

Flexible I/O & 18-in/2-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Digital and analog connectivity — it s all here, and more. Channels 1 - 4 contain quality mic preamps with phantom power; channels 1 and 2 also offer Hi-Z switches for directly connecting guitar and bass. Channels 11 and 12 provide direct digital input via S/PDIF coaxial & optical. A USB 2.0 port allows the mixer to work as a multitrack audio interface.

* When using the mixer as a USB audio interface, the Finalize Effects are not available in 96kHz mode.

* A system update to 2.0 or later may be required even if you purchase the M-16DX after November 2007. It’s also possible that the package may not contain template sheets. If so, the update program and template-sheet PDFs can be downloaded via the web.

Number of Input Channels
16 channels
AD/DA Conversion
Sample Rate: 44.1/48.0/96.0 kHz, Signal Processing: 24 bits
Frequency Response
96.0 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (+3/-3 dB), 48.0 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (+3/-3 dB), 44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+3/-3 dB)
Residual Noise Level (IHF-A, typ.)
MAIN MIX LEVEL knob = -∞, Channel LEVEL knobs = -∞, MAIN MIX LEVEL knob = U, Channel LEVEL knobs = -∞: -96 dBu, MAIN MIX LEVEL knob = U, Channel LEVEL knobs = U: -83 dBu
Nominal Input Level
MIC connectors 1–4: -60 to -10 dBu, LINE IN jacks 1–4: -40 to +10 dBu, * Maximum input level: Nominal input level + 22 dB, LINE IN jacks 5–16: +0 dBu, LINE IN jacks 15–16 (RCA pin type, Stereo miniature phone type): -10 dBu, * Maximum input level: Nominal input level + 18 dB
Input Impedance
MIC connectors 1–4: 1.5 kΩ, LINE IN jacks 1–4: 20 kΩ, LINE IN jacks 5–16: 20 kΩ, LINE IN jacks 15–16 (Stereo miniature phone type): 14 kΩ
Nominal Output Level
MAIN OUT jacks/ALT OUT jacks/AUX SEND jacks 1–2: +0 dBu, 2 TRACK OUT jacks L–R: -10 dBu, CONTROL ROOM jacks: -6 dBu, * Maximum output level: Nominal Output Level + 22 dB
Output Impedance
MAIN OUT jacks/ALT OUT jacks/AUX SEND jacks 1–2: 600 Ω, 2 TRACK OUT jacks L–R: 1 kΩ
Recommended Load Impedance
10 kΩ or greater
Graphic LCD 122 x 32 dot (with back-light)
Connectors (I/O module)
MIC connectors 1–4: XLR type (balanced / phantom power +48 V), LINE IN jacks 1–14: 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced), * LINE IN jacks 1–2: supports use of hi-impedance, LINE IN jacks 15–16: RCA pin type, MAIN OUT jacks L–R: 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced), ALT OUT jack L–R: 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced), AUX SEND jacks 1–2: 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced), 2 TRACK OUT jack L–R: RCA pin type, DIGITAL INPUT jack/connector: Optical type, Coaxial type, DIGITAL OUTPUT jack/connector: Optical type, Coaxial type, USB Connector, DX BUS Connector: D-SUB 15 pin
Connectors (MIX controller)
LINE IN jacks 15–16: 1/4 inch phone type (unbalanced), Stereo miniature phone type, PHONES jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type, CONTROL ROOM jacks L–R: 1/4 inch phone type (Impedance balanced), DX BUS Connector: D-SUB 15 pin
DSP processing
Room Acoustic Control (Built-in Microphone), 16 Band Graphic EQ, Finalize: Enhancer/Multi-band Compressor-Limiter, Insertion effects: Power compressor/Vocal enhancer/Narration enhancer, Echo/Reverb: Short echo/Echo/Room reverb/Small hall reverb/Large hall reverb
Number of USB Audio Record/Playback Channels
Record: 18 channels, Playback: 2 channels, Full duplex, * When using the mixer as a USB audio interface, the Finalize effects are not available in 96 kHz mode.
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC adaptor)
Current Draw
1.4 A
Phantom Power
+48 V/5 mA (each input)
Owner’s manual, Read this first/M-16DX driver installation (driver installation manual), Controller cable (D-SUB 15 pin, 2 m), USB cable, Driver CD-ROM, SONAR LE CD-ROM, AC Adaptor, Rack-mount adaptor, Rubber feet (I/O module), Roland software license agreement
Controller cable: DXC-7 (D-SUB 15 pin, 7 m)

System requirements [Windows]

Operating System
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional Service Pack 2
Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(TM)
* This does not work with the 64-bit Edition of Windows Vista(TM).
Windows XP or Windows Vista compatible computer with a USB connector that supports USB Specification Revision 2.0 or higher
* Intel chipset is recommended.
* M-16DX’s USB Audio Interface may not perform to its full specs when used with Celeron or Intel compatible processors.
* When using an added USB 2.0 interface card, such as a PCI card, "NEC PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller" is recommended.
Pentium 4 Processor / 1.6 GHz r higher, Pentium M Processor / 1.3 GHz or higher
Memory (RAM)
512 MB or more
* In case of Windows Vista, 1 GB RAM or more is recommended.

System requirements [Macintosh]

Operating System
Mac OS X v10.4.3 or later
* The driver can work on both Intel processors and PowerPC processors (Universal Binary).
* This will not operate in the Classic environment of Mac OS X. When using this, the Classic environment must not be running simultaneously.
Apple Macintosh series computer with on-board USB 2.0

Size and Weight (I/O module)

Width (W)
280 mm11-1/16 inches
Depth (D)
219 mm8-5/8 inches
Height (H)
44 mm1-3/4 inches
1.6 kg3 lbs. 9 oz.

Size and Weight (MIX Controller)

Width (W)
311 mm12-1/4 inches
Depth (D)
216 mm8-1/2 inches
Height (H)
46 mm1-13/16 inches
1.2 kg2 lbs. 11 oz.

* Please remember that multitrack recording at higher bit rate and sampling frequencies may require large amounts of free disk space and fast hard drives.

* This product has been tested on representative computers that meet the system requirements, but we cannot guarantee that it will operate on every computer that meets these requirements. Please be aware that even under the same conditions, differences in the operating environment may produce differences in processing capability.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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