Montebello, CA (September 11, 2017)—TASCAM's new US-1x2 USB interface is intended for portable 24-bit, 96 kHz desktop recording. USB bus-powered for mobile operation with a Mac or Windows laptop, the unit comes with a secondary 5 VDC mini-USB power input provided for iOS devices and for standalone operation in practice sessions.

The US-1x2's XLR microphone input employs TASCAM's Ultra-HDDA mic preamp, which features a -125 dBu EIN rating and 101 dB signal-to-noise ratio. The preamp offers a reported 57 dB gain range and the interface itself has switchable +48V phantom power.

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Input 2 can be switched between front- and rear-panel jacks. The front panel sports a switchable, 1/4-inch line/instrument input, while the back has a pair of RCA line inputs. Front-panel LEDs indicate signal present, peak/clip, phantom power active and USB active.

The US-1x2 is class compliant for macOS and is compatible with Windows PCs using an ASIO driver. The unit can be used with iOS devices via an Apple Camera Connection Kit. Steinberg's Cubase LE DAW for macOS and Windows and Cubasis LE DAW for iOS are included free.