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TASCAM has upgraded their best-selling US-122mkII and US-144mkII USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interfaces, unveiled the US-2000, a new 16-input audio interface condensed into only one rack space, and announced the US-100, a new USB 2.0 Audio Interface positioned at a breakthrough price.

TASCAM US-122mkII and US-144mkII

The US-122mkII features improved audio performance along with a new, eye-catching compact design. The US-144mkII shares the design improvements, adding S/PDIF digital audio I/O for four channels of 96kHz/24-bit audio to and from a computer. Both interfaces use USB 2.0 technology for hiccup-free low-latency performance to Mac or Windows computers.

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The TASCAM US-122mkII and US-144mkII feature a pair of XLR microphone inputs with phantom power for recording condenser mics into a computer. Balanced line inputs and a guitar level in are also provided. MIDI in and out jacks allow for synthesizer and control messages to be passed to the computer, and the unbalanced line outputs connect to studio monitors. The US-144mkII has the addition of digital in and out, for a total of four channels, and a dedicated headphone level control means you don’t need to switch off your monitors when recording on phones. A copy of Steinberg’s 48-track Cubase LE4 is included to begin recording right away.

TASCAM’s US-122mkII and US-144mkII will be available from TASCAM retailers in October. Estimated street price for the US-122mkII is $129, the US-144mkII is expected to sell for $149.

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Features:

  • Bus-powered USB 2.0 audio interface
  • (2) XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
  • (2) 1/4″ balanced line inputs
  • Switchable guitar level input
  • 1/4″ stereo headphone output
  • MIDI input and output
  • S/PDIF stereo coaxial input and output (US-144mkII only)
  • Individual Line and Headphone out level controls (US-144mkII only)
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit audio resolution
  • Zero-latency hardware monitoring
  • Mac and Windows drivers included
  • Steinberg Cubase LE4 48-track recording software included
  • Aluminum case construction

TASCAM US-2000

Eight studio-grade microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones, and two of the mic inputs are on the front panel for easy access. An additional six balanced 1/4″ line inputs are provided, as well as four balanced line outs and stereo digital I/O. The front panel features a 100-LED meter bridge for setting input and output levels. The US-2000 connects to a computer through high-speed USB 2.0, and is priced about the same as less-capable 8-channel FireWire interfaces.

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Included with the TASCAM US-2000 is Cubase LE4, a 48-track workstation for Mac or Windows computers. It includes flexible hardware controls for zero-latency monitoring during recording. The TASCAM’s US-2000 will be available from TASCAM retailers in October at a projected street price under $500.

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Features:

  • 16-in / 4-out USB 2.0 audio interface
  • 96kHz / 24-bit audio resolution
  • (8) XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
  • (6) 1/4″ balanced line inputs
  • (4) 1/4″ balanced line outputs
  • (2) 1/4″ instrument inputs (chan. 7 & 8 on front panel “combi “jacks)
  • Stereo S/PDIF digital in and out
  • 100-LED meter bridge (5 segments for each input and output)
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring with mono/stereo switch for each pair of inputs
  • 1/4″ balanced stereo monitor output with its own volume control
  • 1/4″ stereo high-powered headphone output
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Steinberg Cubase LE4 48-track recording software included
  • High-tech, attractive aluminum case design

TASCAM US-100

This entry level interface features a microphone input as well as instrument level input for direct recording guitar or bass. Stereo line inputs are provided, and can be switched to phono-level to connect a favorite turntable to digitize a vinyl collection. All of this is housed in a solid aluminum chassis to withstand any abuse from the road to the dorm room.

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The US-100 is a 48k/16-bit stereo audio interface that connects to a Mac or Windows computer using USB 2.0. A free copy of Audacity software is included to start recording right away. Additional features like a 1/8″ stereo headphone output and zero-latency monitoring make the US-100 perfect for songwriters and musicians getting started with recording.

TASCAM’s US-100 will be available from TASCAM retailers in September at a street price under $100.

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Features:

  • Bus-powered USB 2.0 audio interface
  • XLR or 1/4″ microphone input
  • 1/4″ guitar-level direct input
  • RCA line inputs, switchable to RIAA photo inputs with ground lug
  • 1/8″ stereo headphone output
  • 48kHz/16-bit audio resolution
  • Zero-latency hardware monitoring
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Audacity recording software included
  • Solid aluminum case construction

TASCAM has also created the Track Pack X1 and Track Pack X2 bundles for musicians looking for an inexpensive way to start recording in their computers. The Track Pack X1 contains the new US-100 USB interface, dynamic microphone and set of closed-ear headphones for under $150. The Track Pack X2 features the new US-122mkII audio interface, TM-78 large-diaphragm condenser microphone and Cubase LE4 48-track recording software for under $200. The new US-100 and US-122mkII interfaces are compatible with Mac and Windows computers, including Apple’s new Snow Leopard operating system. TASCAM Track Packs will be shipping in time for holiday sales.

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