Affordable Multichannel USB 2.0 Solutions for Modern Music Production
TASCAM, an industry leader in digital interfaces, has launched two stylish, lightweight, units perfectly suited for mobile musicians and home recording enthusiasts: the US-200 and US-600 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interfaces. Each has a MIDI input and output, and each uses USB 2.0 for high-speed, low-latency conversion. Both interfaces have a ¼" stereo headphone output with zero-latency direct monitoring, switchable in either mono or stereo.
The US-200 is a two-in/four-out interface with a pair of XLR/TRS combo jacks feeding high-quality microphone preamps with phantom power. Input 1 can be switched to instrument level for direct recording of guitar and bass. Four RCA outputs are included on the rear panel. The US-200 is bus powered from the USB input, removing the need of a wall-wart supply.
The US-600 is a six-in/four-out interface with four XLR/TRS combo mic inputs, two on the front and two on the rear panel. S/PDIF digital in and out are available for direct digital connection to external preamps, drum machines and processors. Both the TASCAM US-200 and US-600 include a copy of Cubase LE5, Steinberg's latest 48-track workstation software with MIDI tracks, plug-in support and dynamic automation for polished mixes.