Shiny new USB recording devices from TASCAM

16 February, 2013 in Gear, News

Tascam US-322 audio interface

US-322

TEAC’s pro audio division announces two interfaces with polished aluminium cases, for songwriters to record music on Mac or PC

ecently TASCAM, the pro-audio and home recording division of TEAC Corporation, unveiled two new USB audio devices; the US-322, a 2-in/2-out USB audio interface with upto 24bit/96kHz recording, and the US-366 which is a 6-in/4-out or 4-in/6-out USB interface – depending on the setting of line 3 and line 4 – with upto 24bit/192kHz recording

The US-322 and US-366 are the next line of interfaces from TASCAM to combine compelling new technologies like on-board digital mixers (DSP Mixer) and on-board digital effects (DSP Effects) along with advances on the well-known US-122mkII and US-144mkII. The US-322 and US-366 sport similar aluminium casings for the same rugged reliability plus new improved HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic pres. These HDDA Mic Pres offer a wider frequency response (10Hz to 68kHz), high S/N ratio (98dB), low EIN (-120dBu) and low THD+N (0.0045%); qualities rarely achieved in interfaces this affordable.

These all-new interfaces boast low S/N ratio, low THD and the US-366 flaunts 24bit/192kHz recording; certifying these as the best sounding interfaces to be released by TASCAM yet. The 2-in/2-out US-322 features 1 Mic XLR/Line-Guitar TRS input, 1 Mic XLR/Line TRS input, 2 Line TRS and 2 Line RCA outputs. The 6-in/4-out or 4-in/6-out US-366 adds 2 Line RCA inputs and 1 Digital RCA/Optical input/output. One click of the top-loaded “Mixer Panel” button will access TASCAM’s new mixing console screen and on-board insert/send effects for easy-to-use, versatile recording. The digital mixer offers two operational modes, multi-track mode and stereo-mix mode.

After months of organized tests by TASCAM’s esteemed engineers and R&D department, the new TASCAM interfaces are guaranteed to offer new luxuries, reliability and value not found before in competing models. TASCAM’s US-322 and US-366 are bundled with Cubase LE6, feature easy-to-use controls, amazing quality, and feature-rich technology, advantages sure to please professional and amateur recording artists alike.

Here is a list of features for both models:

  • 2 – XLR mic inputs with HDDA mic pres and +48V phantom power
  • On-board digital mixer – “Multi-track mode” or “Stereo mix mode” selectable
  • On-board Effects:
  • Insert: Compressor, EQ
  • Send: Reverb
  • Low latency monitoring
  • Prepared for Internet broadcasting and movie file creating/editing (Stereo Mix Mode)
  • Dedicated monitor mixing (Multi-Track Mode)
  • Mixer panel provides users intuitive operation on PC for sound mixing and activating effects.
  • MON MIX volume provides easy operation for adjusting level balance from external devices and PC.
  • Output selector for each output; selectable between internal mixer output and PC sound.
  • 2 balanced XLR microphone/TRS line inputs. L channel can be switched to Guitar Input for high-impedance support.
  • TRS balanced Line Outputs
  • 1/4” TRS headphone output
  • USB 2.0 bus-powered
  • Cubase LE6 included
  • Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 support
  • Mac OSX Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion support

The US-322 can be pre-ordered at a suggested retail price of £139 and the US-366 for £169. For more details visit www.tascam.com/product/us-322 or www.tascam/product/us-366

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