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Yamaha RUio16-D Dante/USB Analog Audio Interface

Dante/USB audio interface with 16x16-channel Dante interface, two mic ins, two line-level outputs plus Yamaha/Steinberg plug-ins and VST-Rack software

MFR# RUio16-D

Product Description

The Yamaha RUio16-D is a revolutionary audio interface that features a compact form while still being rugged enough to withstand the needs of touring, serving as a bridge between Dante, analog, and USB signals. Combining this product with the bundled VST Rack Pro plug-in host software creates a plug-in environment that gives users a great deal of freedom and makes it easy to integrate the VST plug-ins you like into your system. This unit features a variety of input/output jacks, and is useful in a broad range of situations such as outputting computer-processed audio to a mixer via Dante, acoustic measurement, and much more.

This unit also offers a high level of stability in case a problem occurs with your computer, as the unit bypasses the audio processing on the plug-in side to prevent any trouble that might stop the sound on the entire system. We’re bringing a new kind of plug-in solution to our users that lets them freely use the VST plug-ins they like in a flexible and safe way.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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; REVelation, 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: Adding VST plug-ins to a Dante system It’s easy to add the RUio16-D to sound systems such as the QL Series which use Dante in their infrastructure. You can add up to 16 channels of high-quality plug-ins such as compressors and sampling reverbs without the need for complex wiring or configuration. Just adding simple wiring and a compact interface will provide a significant upgrade to an existing system.


The RUio16-D comes with a wealth of analog, Dante, and USB inputs and outputs that allow you to put it to good use as an interface to integrate plug-ins into your system, as well as for a range of other applications. This system is one such example, using the analog input with a high-grade mic pre as an audio interface for acoustic measurement.

The RUio16-D is a groundbreaking audio interface that is compact and portable while also being suitable for a wide variety of applications.


  • 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)



  • OS: Windows 11 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: Intel Core i-series multicore processor 2 GHz or faster, or AMD equivalent processor (Intel Core i5 or faster recommended)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM or more (4 GB minimum)
  • Storage: 20 GB free space
  • Display resolution: 1600 x 1050 display resolution at least (1920 x 1080 recommended)


  • OS:macOS 10.15, macOS 11.x, macOS 12.x
  • CPU: Intel Core i-series multicore processor 2 GHz or faster, or AMD equivalent processor (Intel Core i5 or faster recommended)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM or more (4 GB minimum)
  • Storage: 20 GB free space
  • Display resolution: 1600 x 1050 display resolution at least (1920 x 1080 recommended)

Product Specifications

Condition New
Width 7.1 in
Depth 4.8 in
Height 1.7 in
Unit Weight 2.2 lb
Chassis Desktop
Number of Inputs 16
Input Connectors Analog XLR
Number of Outputs 16
Output Connectors 1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR
Computer Connection Ethernet, USB
Digital Format Dante

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