Tascam Interfaces Get Loopback
Versatility abounds with enhanced audio performance, 192kHz support, and USB Type-C connectivity in US-HR USB Audio Interfaces
TASCAM introduces the US-HR Series High Resolution USB Audio Interfaces. Consisting of three models — the US-1x2HR, the US-2x2HR, and the US-4x4HR — these three new audio interfaces incorporate a wealth of features, including 24-bit/192kHz audio performance, ultra-low latency (4 sample driver buffer), Ultra-HDDA mic preamplifiers with +48V phantom power for superior sound quality, a comprehensive suite of included software, and more. Designed for use in a variety of environments, these interfaces make a great choice for everything from entry-level recording enthusiasts to project studio operators to podcasting and webcasting applications.
In addition to the aforementioned features, all US-HR Series interfaces have a Loopback function with stereo/mono switch support (Windows, Mac, iOS, iPad OS), support for OBS streaming software, a USB Type-C connection with an included USB C-A cable, and are USB bus power capable.
All three interfaces offer a unique dye-cast aluminium honeycomb structure on the side panels with a slight upward tilt. This design not only provides a sleek, eye catching design, it also provides just the right amount of weight so the interface won’t move when cables are connected or disconnected. Equally important, the upward tilt provides the ergonomic benefit of being angled in such a way as to make these interfaces easy to work with.
The included software bundle that ships with the US-HR Series interfaces offers a comprehensive set of solutions for a variety of tasks. The software bundle includes Steinberg’s Cubase LE / Cubasis LE 3, IK Multimedia’s SampleTank 4 SE, and a free, 3-month subscription to Auto-Tune Unlimited.
The TASCAM US-1x2HR is a 1Mic, 2-IN/2-OUT High Resolution USB Audio Interface that is ideally suited for guitar and vocal recording musicians. With its XLR microphone input and 1/4-inch TRS input that is switchable between line or instrument input, this interface supports most any input the user may have. With its enhanced audio circuitry, the US-1x2HR delivers clear and natural sound quality and ultra-low noise, thanks to the implemented Ultra-HDDA mic preamp.
TASCAM’s US-2x2HR is a versatile 2-IN / 2-OUT MIDI / USB audio interface that makes a terrific choice for music production, podcasts, and live streaming. This interface provides two XLR/TRS Combo inputs and offers mic, line, or instrument capability per input. In addition to its superior sound quality, low latency, and Loopback functionality, the US-2x2HR’s MIDI IN and Out terminals facilitate external MIDI devices such as keyboards, drum machines, controllers, etc. to be synchronised and controlled as part of the interface’s extensive capabilities.
As a 4-IN / 4-OUT high resolution MIDI / USB audio interface, the TASCAM US-4x4HR is ideal for producers building state-of-the-art music production environments. The US-4x4HR provides 4 XLR mic inputs and 4 TRS line inputs—offering mic, line, or instrument capability per input. This exceptional interface also includes two headphone outputs that can be used in various music / multi-media production environments such as vocal / guitar simultaneous recordings and multitrack recordings. Like the US-2x2HR, the US-4x4HR includes MIDI IN and Out terminals that facilitate external MIDI devices such as keyboards, drum machines, controllers, etc. that can be synchronised and controlled as part of the interface’s extensive capabilities.