imgMontebello, CA (February 14, 2012)—Tascam has launched its iU2, an audio interface for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

It includes all of the features of the company's USB audio interfaces, including a pair of microphone inputs. The XLR inputs have phantom power for use with condenser microphones. These feed an onboard mic pre and A/D converter. The inputs also accept line-level signals, or users can plug a guitar or bass directly into their devices.

In addition to compatibility with iOS devices, the iU2 also works with Mac and Windows computers. A zero-latency monitoring path reportedly allows musicians to hear themselves directly through the unit. MIDI in and out is provided to interface with synths and drum machines, and a digital output connects to digital mixers or recorders.