Tascam US144MKII USB Audio InterfaceStock code: 88276
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- 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 (US144 MK2 only)
- Individual Line and Headphone out level controls (US144 MK2 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
The most popular Tascam 4-channel USB audio interface has been updated with better audio specs and a fresh new look for the US144 MK2. The Tascam US144 MK2 starts with two great-quality XLR microphone preamps with phantom power for condenser microphones. There's also a pair of balanced line inputs and a guitar-level in for direct recording of electric guitar or bass. A pair of S/PDIF digital inputs and outputs is also included, for a total of four inputs and outputs at up to 96kHz/24-bit audio quality.
The Tascam US144 MK2 connects to Mac or Windows computers using USB 2.0, and the unit is powered over the USB cable. Zero-latency monitoring is available for recording without the delay going to a computer and back. MIDI input and output jacks allow connection of synths and drum machines. Connect the US144 MK2 to monitors through the line output or use headphones with the front-mounted stereo 1/4" jack. Separate controls for line and headphone out means you don't need to switch off monitors to work in headphones. The US144 MK2 makes a perfect portable interface with metal components and solid construction built for the road.
The Tascam US144 MK2 includes a copy of Cubase LE4 from Steinberg. This full-featured recording software captures up to 48 tracks of audio with another 64 MIDI tracks. You can edit your tracks to perfection using a variety of modes and tools. Automated mixing is included to create the perfect master. Cubase LE4 supports VST effect and instrument plug-ins, which an assortment included with the application.
For great-sounding tracks in your computer, trust Tascam's 30 years of recording experience with the Tascam US144 MK2.
|Connectivity Details||Hi-Z Input, MIDI, S/PDIF|
|Channels||4 In, 4 Out|
|Key Stage||Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||Tascam US144MKII USB Audio Interface|
What you might call great value...
Posted on 04/10/2012 by Ironsocks
I've recently purchased one of these and I have to say that in the £100-£150 price bracket you'll struggle to find better. It has more inputs than any I've found in this price range and when running guitars, basses and vocals through it for recording purposes I've been very happy with the outcome.
It's sturdy bit of kit. Latency issues have been easy to conquer and set-up is easy enough.
Overall, I'm pretty chuffed!