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TASCAM Updates USB Audio Interface Driver

The new TASCAM Audio Interface drivers update adds user-requested features intended to provide low latency and streamlined setup and operation.

New York, NY (February 20, 2020)—TASCAM Audio Interface drivers now be updated with the release of version 4.0 for Windows.

Available now as a free download, the 4.0 driver update is said to significantly improve latency over the previous version, offering a selectable latency setting between 4 samples and 2048 samples versus a previous default buffer size of 64 samples.

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Setting an ultra-low latency buffer size of 4 samples results in a negligible delay between the actual playing and hearing of audio in real-time during recording. Alternatively, setting a higher sample rate (up to 2048 samples) maximizes a computer’s processing power for optimized performance during mixing, according to the company.

A new HiDPI (high-dot per inch) feature automatically adjusts the viewable size of the settings panel onscreen to match a monitor’s resolution size and settings. This eliminates the need to squint or strain to read settings panel parameters that previously appeared smaller or skewed when a monitor’s resolution settings didn’t match the driver’s default resolution setting.

A new “Auto Driver Select” feature (available for US-1×2/US-2×2/US-4×4 models) enables activation/deactivation of the default IN/OUT audio setting. Activating the Auto Driver Select feature enables the computer to automatically recognize the US-Series interface as the default for Input/Output, reducing recording session setup and configuration time. The Auto Driver Select feature can be disabled for customizing output settings for different devices on the computer.

The new update is compatible with a range of Tascam audio interface units, including the US-16×08, US-4×4, US-2×2, US-1×2, iXR, and Celesonic US-20×20. Supported Windows OS versions include Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit (SPI or higher), and Windows 7 64-bit (SPI or higher). Additionally, operation on the latest version of Windows 7 has been verified.

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