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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
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covax's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol M-16DX
The M-16DX features 16 input channels that you can tweak with digital effects built and manage scene memories. This innovative approach is the result of the modular concept employed by EDIROL for mixing applications. As the M-16DX is also equipped with a USB 2.0 port for connecting digital computer, it can be transformed into controller choice for your digital audio workstation. Certainly, EDIROL helps on all fronts for your computer-assisted production.

Mixing system based on two separate units for comfort and flexibility

The M-16DX can manage up to 16 inputs at 96kHz and a resolution of 24 bits while preserving all digital resources promised. Even static automation is meeting with 16 scene memories for instant loading. And, of course, each channel has its own 3-band parametric equalizer.

USB 2.0 audio interface capable of operating at 24 bits/96kHz

The M-16DX is equipped with an audio interface 18 channels (16 inputs and 2 main outputs) for your computer. This allows you to save the whole group on separate tracks before adding then the vocals, the guitar solos and other by connecting a condenser microphone, guitar etc.. the I / O module of the M-16DX.

Mode controller with 52 orders and 40 buttons to control your digital workstation

The party system console M-16DX can be transformed into controller as sophisticated as friendly audio software such as Cakewalk SONAR and Apple Logic Pro. Finally, you can record and mix in a truly intuitive, forget the mouse and the keyboard shortcuts to focus on purely creative work.

Digital audio processing "24/96"

Indulge yourself by offering you a brilliant audio quality. The M-16DX performs all audio processing at 96kHz with a resolution of 24 bits, giving your productions clarity and refinement that you envy. With this system, the subtleties hitherto reserved for professionals are available to all.

3-band EQ

Each channel offers the following process units: high-pass filter, 3-band EQ, pan, AUX, select, solo / mute and level adjustment. The band of the medium of the equalizer has a command "Q" (width) and to specify the frequency. With treatment 24 bits/96kHz internal handling of audio signals does not cause any unintended damage.

Modular Mixing

Do not rely on the small size of the M-16DX because it is a system comprising two units: the control console that you install on your desktop and the module I / O can be housed in a rack. Together, these two compact units offer flexibility unimaginable until now in terms of connections and treatment.

EDIROL Innovation: the mastery of the acoustic

The M-16DX is the first compact mixing system to provide a backlit LCD screen that can show the impact effects on the signals or the spectrum of your mix! In addition, this system provides a function "Room Acoustic Control" which measures the acoustics of the room where you work and compensates for any "holes" or "bumps" in the frequency response. Fast, simple and effective.

Built-in effects

The M-16DX features a DSP effects processor provides everything you need: the effects of integration with DSP modeling, several reverb / echo effects and "finalized".

Flexible connectivity and USB 2.0 audio interface with 18 inputs / 2 outputs

The system offers any analog and digital connectivity you could want. Channels 1 through 4 are equipped with mic preamps with phantom power and, most importantly, a switch to "Hi-Z" for channels 1 and 2 for connecting an electric guitar or bass. Channels 11 and 12 are equipped with digital inputs in S / PDIF (coaxial and optical). With USB 2.0, finally, this system can serve as mixing multichannel audio interface.

- 16x channel full digital mixer with 24bit/96kHz internal processing
- 3 band EQ controls with graphic LCD for precise tone shaping
- Easy-to-use operation with common analog mixer controls
- 2 piece mixer + module design
- "Room Acoustic Control" for automatic room compensation
- Built-in pro-quality effects
- Including COSM insert effects, reverb effects, and finalize effects
- Flexible thomann analog and digital I / O Including high-quality oven mic preamps
- 18-in/2-out USB 2.0 audio interface for computer multi-track recording

Includes AC adapter, cable connection (2mtr/6ft) and Cakewalk Sonar LE CD-ROM. I / O module dimensions: 44 x 280 x 219mm (HxWxD)
I / O module weight: 1.6kg
Mix controller dimensions: 46 x 311 x 216mm (HxWxD)
Mix controller weight: 1.2kg


Very easy to use, within hours we control everything.
Multiple backups can save config "scene".
Very easy to use.
Small screen but very adequate, well thought out material.


We begin to hear the blast when you put the knobs more than 3 / 4 on the slopes or the preamp, like most stuff.
The corrections depend on the effects used and how they are used.
The treatments are very good, especially the "finalize" that really allow her to improve the condition of the appropriate mix of effects. Some do not seem very useful but it depends on the use that is all.


Fully satisfied because it is exactly what I wanted.
I do not use it as a sound card but as mixer.
So I can work in the studio or stage config (group) by using multiple outputs of my soundcard (Konnekt 24D) assigned to different tracks and finally listen all at the same time.
The sound quality is by appointment (no loss) even if we may regret a loss of earnings according to the connectors used. This will require a little up the volume of the amp.
Weakness: no MIDI, it's personal I do not mind, my sound card supports it but take it into account, it can be an unpleasant surprise for some.
The two modules can not be a multitude of cables in the feet.
The knobs are good bills and preamp as good as those of FA-101 for those who know.
The ergonomics are very good, quick start, the set weighs about 4 kilos, like a little treat. Depending on your config it will be unnecessary or essential, we must think about (as with any purchase of equipment home studio).
A product quality / price ratio unbeatable especially through the OCCAZ!
In my case, bought new in 2008 to € 388. (At its reduced price)

Hathor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol M-16DX
Console consists of a modular I / O module and a remote control (table), connected by a specific type DB9 cable 1.5m (7m cable optional).

I / O module rack (brackets included)

16 analog + 1 digital input: 4 XLR or Jack input preamps 6.35 balanced (TRS) with switchable low-pass filter (LO CUT), DI (HI Z) and Alim 48V Phantom (Choice of tracks 1 to 4 or only 3 and 4 ) 6.35 10 Jack symmetric inputs (TRS), 2 RCA inputs and 1 digital input (optical and coaxial)


Outputs / bus 6.35 Jack symmetric (TRS): MAIN L & R, L & R ALT, CTRL ROOM PHONE + L & R, TRACK OUT L & R (RCA), DIGITAL (optical and coaxial)

Built-in effects for 4-channel pre-outs: 3 compressors, Goddess, Eq (Only one user at a time)

Insert effect on tracks 1 to 12: 2 Echos, 3 reverbs (Only one user at a time)

6 Mastering Effects of (global) configurable (Only one user at a time).

The tracks from 13 to 16 can not receive effect (internal or external) and are used for specific purposes when the I / O module is connected to a computer via USB cable (13/14 control the output of the interface USB)

Tracks 5 to 16 are managed as tracks by the console stereo (one for balance knob + 5 / 6, 7 / 8 ... 15/16)

3-band parametric equalizer on tracks 1 to 12 (adjustable Mid Q)

16 band stereo equalizer overall.

ROOM ACOUSTIC CONTROL function (determines the optimal equalizer output analysis of listening conditions) completely customizable / editable.

Resolution: 24 Bits only.

Sampling frequencies: 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz. In combined use with a computer, the frequency between the console and the software must correspond. To change the frequency in this case, disconnect the USB cable, change the frequency on the console, and turn off / turn on the console. Any other frequency as 44.1, 48 and 96KHz is not recognized at all.

P ace of World clock / sync, no MIDI ports.

Used as a control surface in Sonar, Logic and Live. (Update 2.0 software embedded)

Drivers USB ASIO 2 and WDM / KS (Windows only). Note that during my tests, Live 6 has refused to use the ASIO driver. However, I use the machine in Sonar WDM / KS (ASIO is more limited in the choice of the extent of latency).

The LED bargraph seems accurate and well calibrated (Test with a 1000HZ to 0dB). It allows you to view alternatively the output level, entry level USB (software release) or the entry level pre fader tracks 1 to 12.


Setup is simple, relatively intuitive. The LCD provides extensive information and allows you to set many parameters. Backup / restoration of scenes (the parameters of any console) is valuable and easy. The console is not powered, it should, however, put the knobs in the middle position before reloading stage.

The manual is brief, in English. In the version I received, it is added to a printed manual in a hurry to describe the new features in the 2.0 update. The CD-ROM (for installing the USB driver) in my version is shipped with version 1.0. So, missing configuration files described in the addendum 2.0 it must be downloaded from the Edirol site. (This being said, of course, nowhere)


Routing is fully digital. The potentiometers are piloting digital circuits, which induces a functioning strange at first.

I have not tested the integrated pre amps.

The effects are interesting, especially for use in decision-computer voice, or live for singing. The effects are not routed to the USB, the / the singer / effects may benefit from listening more enjoyable without them being recorded.

The output level seems a little feeble, there is no switch -10 / +4 dB. I had many problems with breath sounds and parasites, all were due to the location of the module I / O, very sensitive to external disturbances (sector, WiFi, GSM, etc. ...). Otherwise, all volumes fully seat (what a strange idea!), The background noise is very acceptable or impossible to hear depending on the quality of listening.


I have a toy for a week. It's a beautiful toy, practical and well thought out, but not perfect like all the toys.

This is an original and unjustly ignored, at very low cost, making it valuable services such as live in home studio. It combines a live stand-alone mixer with 16 inputs, a USB sound card 24/96 to 18 / 2 out, a control surface feature rich (but not jog / shuttle or faders) and a modular architecture significantly ( I / O module and remote / separate table).

I bought it as a sound card / control surface dedicated to the home studio in Sonar.

The value for money is very good, - € 400 for as many features, it had to be done. The module and the console seem hefty, but when their reliability over time, I obviously can not speak. Of course, this lack of energy, routing is quite complex (some I / O can be used differently depending on their needs), but in the end, it's a very nice toy that offers many opportunities to record / mix multiple sources, and this in a very small space.

After long hesitation between several solutions much more expensive, I flashed on the toy side which is ultimately very well to my expectations and needs. Being allergic to viscerally ProTools and Steinberg, it's good, really it is a device dedicated to Sonar.

It is not my first sound card (far from it), but this is my first console digital home. And to think I almost redeem the units MOTU 828 for a studio equipped with Protools HD, I would have bitten your fingers!

As is often discussed including the Edirol site, a version with faders would be greatly appreciated.

usbed's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edirol M-16DX
- Is the rack?
so for the case of acquisition, not for the table
- How many lanes, bus attendant, of dparts, returns ...)?
16 "tracks", include 6 mono and 4 Stereo, 6 dparts (roughly, counting and the phones) and a return to Premire finally, I've only been 3 days
- What is the type of connectors (RCA, Jack, XLR ...)?
4 XLR jacks and 4 in faade (tracks 14), two coax and two for otpiques between (11-12) and output sortiela numrique faade in the housing, derrire 16 rca jacks and 4.
On the table there is a mini-jack (between 15-16) two jacks (also 15-16), two control outputs (jacks) and a Stereo jack for headphones.
So in total, many taken ...

- The qualiseur paramtrique is it?
Yes, in addition to three bands each slice, there is a 16-band graphic assignable each track, and quite easy to ACCS (surprisingly)

- The effects section is it intgre? ...
5 FX inserts (compress), completion and effects of 6 5 Fx standards (reverb echo). It is little but using a computer, we can find happiness, the effects they use for a small computer without BPS.

For consoles numriques:
- What is the precision of chantillonage (bits / kHz)?
24bits/94khz, the standard being used ever, by default it starts in 16 48, like everyone else.

- Automation is it support?
Yes, fortunately, there are also a reminder of scnes, several banks of tracks and so on.

- What types of media are synchro? ...
uh, we speak of the external I'm not too familiar, I'll be up later.

In the end, trs good, I miss just fadders, automation is not a knob gnial, even if it's better that the mouse ...


- The configuration gnrale Is it easy?
For someone who used a table adj analog transition is smooth for the acquisition part, for the CONTRL software (DAW) is a bit more complicated but not insurmountable, AD s an hour of paramtrage in Cubase SX3 is happiness!

- The usual functions are they easily accessible?
yes, no problem to use software, it has four transparent pierces put on the table, with other functions are given, sufficient practice, the Systm that geeks use to Warcraft and other ...

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
open quickly.


Noise level, nothing wrong, I have not used the "room acoustic sensor", meaning the sound suited the pice Intgr with a sensor in the table. filters are effective, especially with the legalization 16 bands.


- How long have you use it?
3 days

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
most: the surface of CONTRL for squenceur
the least: no fadders! Finally, for the price ...

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
the yamaha, but according to CONTRL ...

- How do you report qualitprix?
The price reduction, was worth it, if only for the acquisition module, so if we add a table ...

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, unless edirol us out with a version fadders ...