Two New Tascam USB Audio Interfaces

US-2x2 and US-4x4 launched      16/09/14

Two New Tascam USB Audio Interfaces


Buying Choices

TASCAM has unveiled the US-2x2 and US-4x4, two new USB Audio Interfaces that they say combine great-sounding audio, solid drivers and innovative, functional design. Here's the details directly from Tascam:

The US-2x2 is a 2-in/2-out USB interface, bus powered from your Mac or Windows computer. A pair of Ultra-HDDA mic preamps provide up to 57dB of gain and the best noise and distortion specs in their class. The audio design features high-performance, musical components like NE5532 op amps for rich sound quality without coloring the source. The US-4x4 adds two more Ultra-HDDA preamps and two more balanced line outputs for a total of four inputs and four outputs.

Both interfaces include class-compliant drivers for use with tablets like the iPad when using a power supply (included with the US-4x4, optional on the US-2x2.) The units require no driver installation on Mac OS X, and all-new high-performance drivers are being written in-house for Windows ASIO use. Each of the interfaces includes MIDI in and out, as well as two DAW applications to choose from – both Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE and Abelton Live Lite 9.

The all-aluminum case was designed by The Box design studio in Germany, and includes a pair of removable "bio-cell" side panels. In addition to their striking design, the side panels angle the interface towards you on a desktop. This angle makes the switches and knobs easier to read without twisting your neck around.

With solid audio specs, iOS compatibility, and an easy-to-read angled design, the US-2x2 is the perfect choice for desktop and mobile studios.

US-2x2 features:

  • Two high-quality Ultra-HDDA mic/line preamps with up to 57dB of gain
  • Two-in/two-out USB 2.0 interface with up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution
  • XLR/1/4" combination input jacks
  • Zero-latency Direct Monitoring
  • High-quality audio components like NE5532 op amps for 125dBu EIN and 105dB S/N ratio
  • USB Audio Compliant 2.0 drivers for iOS compatibility
  • Independent line out and headphone level controls
  • MIDI Input and Output
  • Aluminum body with angled design for better desktop visibility
  • Optional power supply
  • Includes SONAR X3 LE and Abelton Live Lite 9


US-4x4 differences:

  • Four high-quality Ultra-HDDA mic/line preamps with up to 57dB of gain
  • Four-in/four-out interface with up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution
  • Power Supply included (required for use)


Pricing and Availability:
TBC

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