Yamaha R Series (USB) I/O Rack RUio16-D

This I/O rack offers Dante, USB and analog input/output jacks and ports, and is useful in a wide range of situations. Use this product in conjunction with the bundled VST Rack Pro software to create a flexible, stable plug-in environment.

  • Analog: 2 inputs, 2 outputs
  • Dante: 16 inputs, 16 outputs
  • USB: 18 inputs, 16 outputs
  • Bypass switch for preventing unexpected issues
  • Rack-mountable (using the M4-size screw holes on the underside of the product)
  • Dimensions (W×H×D): 180 x 42 x 121 mm (7.1″ x 1.7″ x 4.8″)
  • Weight: 1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)

Description

The RUio16-D features a variety of input/output jacks to meet the varied needs of engineers.

Use the included VST Rack Pro software to create your own flexible, highly stable plug-in environment. If you are also using a Dante-enabled mixer such as the QL Series, it’s easy to integrate this into your system.

This product also features a high-quality microphone preamp for use in applications such as acoustic measurement.

 

A compact yet rugged interface

The RUio16-D is an audio interface that’s compact enough to carry in one hand, making it easy to bring with you in your carry-on luggage while traveling. At the same time, this product features a rugged housing that can withstand the demands of touring. Since the bottom of the housing features M4-size screw holes, the RUio16-D can be mounted onto a rack shelf.

Yamaha RUio16-D: A compact yet rugged interface

 

Enjoy a highly flexible plug-in environment

Engineers can use the RUio16-D in conjunction with the bundled VST Rack Pro software for a stable plug-in environment. With this setup, engineers can integrate their preferred VST plug-ins that they’ve already purchased for live performance and studio use into the system, as well as over 30 different standard plug-ins that are supplied with the VST Rack Pro.

*VST3-compatible plug-ins can be used.

Yamaha RUio16-D: Enjoy a highly flexible plug-in environment

 

Bypass function for minimizing potential trouble

The front panel of the RUio16-D features a switch for bypassing the audio transmission from the plug-in side. The feature is used if a problem occurs on your computer, preventing any trouble that might stop the sound on the entire system.

The RUio16-D also features Dante redundancy, latches on the XLR connectors, and a locking mechanism on the USB ports used to supply power, all of which have been carefully designed to minimize any potential trouble.

Yamaha RUio16-D: Bypass function for minimizing potential trouble

 

The VST Rack Pro includes an array of more than 30 rich-sounding popular plug-ins created by Yamaha and Steinberg.

These include the Buss Comp 369, which has been praised by RIVAGE PM users; REVerence, which offers high-quality sampled reverbs; and the SuperVision, which is useful for managing loudness, together with other plug-ins that can be used in wide variety of other applications.

Adding the RUio16-D and the VST Rack Pro to your touring system will let you use sounds from the plug-ins you’re accustomed to, giving you the sound you want wherever you happen to be.

Yamaha RUio16-D: Bundled with a wide variety of plug-ins

Outline
I/OInputsAnalog Inputs (Mic / Line) x 2 (XLR)
OutputsAnalog Outputs x 2 (XLR)
DantePrimary / Secondary (etherCON)
Phones1 (TRS)
USBUSB 2.0 (PC/Mac) x 1 (USB Type-C), DC Power input x 1 (USB Type-C)
DanteNumber of I/O Channels16 in / 16 out
USBNumber of I/O Channels18 in / 16 out (USB 2.0)
General specifications
Sampling frequency rateExternal44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Signal delayLess than 250 μs, Analog INPUT to Analog OUTPUT @Fs = 96 kHz Bypass USB mode
Power requirements5 V / 1.5 A
Power consumption7.5 W
DimensionsW180 mm (7.1")
H42 mm (1.7") (without rubber feet)
D121 mm (4.8")
Net weight1.0 kg (2.2 lbs)
OthersOperating temperature range: 0 ‒ 40°C, Storage temperature range: -20 ‒ 60°C
Included AccessoriesUSB 2.0 Cable (Type-A to Type-C, 1.5 m), USB 2.0 Cable (Type-C to Type-C, 1.5 m), Cable hook, Rubber feet, Owner’s Manual, VST Rack Pro Download Information
System requirementsSystem requirements
WindowsOSWindows 11 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
CPUIntel Core i-series multicore processor 2 GHz or faster, or AMD equivalent processor
Memory2 GB or more
StorageFree disk space of 1.2 GB or more; high-speed hard disk
InterfaceEquipped with a USB 2.0 connector
MacOSmacOS 10.15, macOS 11.x, macOS 12.x
CPUIntel multicore processor (Intel Core i5 or faster recommended), or Apple silicon, with Rosetta 2 installed
Memory2 GB or more
StorageFree disk space of 1.2 GB or more; high-speed hard disk
InterfaceEquipped with a USB 2.0 connector