ICE-16D is a balanced I/O version of the popular ICE-16 multitrack recorder / interface. ICE-16D offers fully balanced inputs & outputs on standard D Sub connectors, making it ideal for use in professional studios or where long cable runs are needed.


ICE-16D records 16 tracks of audio directly to a USB key or hard drive. Just connect the 16 analogue inputs to any line level source (your mixer’s direct outs are ideal), plug in your memory and press record to capture live shows, band rehearsals, conferences or services for mixing or playback afterwards.
ICE-16D also functions as a 16 x 16 channel interface to your computer in the studio, streaming high quality digital audio at 24bit, up to 96kHz sample rate over FireWire or high speed USB 2.0. Units can be linked to expand the channel count even further.

Live or in the studio, ICE-16D makes multitrack recording easy.


Multiple units can be daisy-chained over the FireWire bus, or kept in sync using the DIN connectors when recording on multiple USB devices, making ICE-16D the perfect companion for both small and large analogue consoles such as our acclaimed ZED, MixWizard and GL mixers. Plug into your desk Direct Outs or use a mix of Groups and Aux sends to save on channels.


The USB DRIVE is automatically detected and checked by the system. Starting the recording is as simple as pushing a button. Remove and plug the key into a computer to access or transfer the WAV files to any DAW.


Removing the USB stick or powering up the unit without one enables the USB / FireWire interface. Signals present at the inputs will be sent to the Mac or PC on channels 1-16. WDM/ASIOTM drivers and USB2.0 class compliance ensure full compatibility with most DAWs, including Logic, Sonar, Cubase and Pro Tools.


Fancy a ‘virtual soundcheck’ or just need to play cues during a live gig? Tracks can be played back directly from the USB drive and full multichannel audio can be sent from the computer to the ICE-16D analogue Outputs.


  • 16 analogue Inputs, 16 analogue Outputs
  • Front USB socket for quick capturing to USB mass storage devices
  • Hybrid FireWire (IEE1394) / USB2 .0 16×16 audio interface
  • Industry standard wav file format
  • Up to 6 hours of 16 channel audio on a 32GB USB stick
  • Signal Present and Peak LED metering on each channel
  • Mono headphone bus for Input or Output monitoring
  • Daisy chain multiple units over FireWire
  • Sync two units for recording or playback beyond 16 tracks
  • Familiar Transport buttons and intuitive controls


ICE-16D Videos

Allen & Heath Video
Allen & Heath ICE-16 / ICE-16D Multitrack Recorder + Interface

ICE-16D Documents

Download brochures, user guides and other documents for this product.

ICE-16D Firmware + Drivers

ICE-16D is Core Audio compliant so there are no drivers required for Mac computers. Simply connect your ICE-16D to your Mac and follow the instructions in the User Guide.



ICE-16 / ICE-16D USB Driver V6.15 for Windows

Current version, supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10

ICE-16 / ICE-16D FireWire Driver V6.15 for Windows

Current version, supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10

ICE-16 / ICE-16D Firmware V8518

Current version, with Upgrade Tool for Windows


ICE-16 / ICE-16D USB Driver V5.25.0 for Windows

Legacy driver, supports XP, Vista and 7

ICE-16 / ICE-16D Firmware V8368

Previous version, with Upgrade Tool for Windows