Tascam US-4x4 Audio/MIDI Interface

4-in/4-out USB audio/MIDI interface with HDDA mic preamps and iOS compatibility

MFR# US-4x4
Tascam US-4x4 Audio/MIDI Interface
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Description

The Tascam US-4x4 Audio/MIDI Interface combines great audio quality and ergonomic design for a powerful 4-in/4-out USB 2 audio interface.

Four of TASCAM’s Ultra-HDDA mic/line preamps provide up to 57 dB of gain with nearly inaudible noise and distortion specs. The audio design features high-performance, musical components like NE5532 op amps for rich sound quality without coloring the source.

The US-4x4 includes class-compliant drivers for plug-and-play operation on Mac OSX and iOS devices like the iPad, and a simple driver adds ASIO compatibility for Windows. MIDI in and out are also included for connecting synths, drum machines, and controllers. The interface also includes a copy of Steinberg Cubase LE for Windows and Mac.

With solid audio specs, iOS compatibility, and an easy-to-read angled design, the US-4x4 is the ultimate 4-channel interface for home, project, and mobile studios.

Ultra-HDDA Mic Preamps for Clear Audio Quality from All of Your Mics

TASCAM's own Ultra-HDDA mic preamps are the cleanest, quietest, and best-sounding from any interface in their range. A gain range of 57 dB makes them ideal for any type of mic – dynamic, condenser, or ribbon. With preamp performance well beyond any interfaces in their price range, the Ultra-HDDA preamps on the US-4x4 makes your tracks sound like a record.

TASCAM's Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamp design is based on discrete components, just like classic professional gear. They achieve an incredible EIN rating of -125 dBu, meaning their noise level is practically below the range of hearing. Other impressive specs include a signal-to-noise ratio of 101 dB, out-speccing anything in its price range. But instead of judging the design merely by test measurements, key components were selected following extensive listening tests.

TASCAM uses proven, great-sounding components throughout the US-4x4. One example are NE5532 op-amps, famously used throughout classic recording consoles and signal processors due to their sweet, musical sound.

The mic input features a professional XLR connector, which supplies +48 V phantom power for condenser microphones. The US-4x4 is built from heavy duty metal throughout, so it stays on your desk even when moving mics around.

An additional TRS input jacks is provided for balanced line-level signals from professional processors and synthesizers. Finally, the first two inputs can be switched to high-impedance for direct recording of electric guitar and bass. (Only the XLR or 1/4" input can be used, not both at the same time.)

Non-powered mics like dynamic and ribbon designs can sound great, but they also have a lower output level than condenser microphones. The US-4x4's Ultra HDDA mic preamps not only feature 57 dB of gain, but also a low-noise design so you don't crank up the noise at the same time. Plug in modern or classic mics and still get plenty of level on your tracks.

The first two channels can be switched to direct guitar inputs. They're ideal for direct recording of electric and acoustic guitar and bass without the need for a preamp.

Simple Operation and an All-New USB Driver

TASCAM makes installing the US-4x4 a snap, whether using the built-in class-compliant driver or the high-performance ASIO or Core Audio drivers. TASCAM started from scratch on the software, developing them in-house through extensive testing, resulting in Tuscan's most robust drivers ever. Also included with the driver software is a simple-to-use on-screen control panel, which monitors and adjusts critical interface settings.

The US-4x4 records all four channels at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. Even if your target is CD or MP3, recording at higher resolutions gives you more to work with in the mix and can result in a smoother sound. The mic preamps and A/D converters work together to capture the clearest signal path, whether you work at 96k or at lower sampling rates.

USB 2.0, found on nearly any computer, is used as the interface for the US-4x4. Simply connect the interface to any available USB port to supply plenty of bandwidth, even for multichannel 96k work. (The US-2x2 and US-4x4 are also compatible with USB 3.0 ports.)

Even the most efficient computers and DAW software can produce a slight delay before reaching the outputs, which can distract some vocalists and instrumentalists. A Direct Monitoring path is included to monitor the input signal before it is sent to the computer. This allows musicians to concentrate on their performance instead of adjusting for latency delay.

The US-4x4 Windows driver software can be installed without connecting the interface. Simple on-screen instructions walk you through the installation. These interfaces can be used on a Mac without installing a driver, but it is recommended installing the software to use the control panel.

Sleek industrial design that inspires creativity with a practical interface

Bundled DAW Software Starts The Music Right Out of the Box

With Cubase LE you can turn your Mac or PC into a beautiful and easy-to-use music studio. This compact DAW offers you all the basic tools for recording, editing and mixing everything from the initial musical idea to the final track. Cubase LE assists you during the creative process — whether you are a songwriter, guitar player, vocalist or electronic music producer, Cubase has the right tools and features at hand.

Features:

  • Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps with −125dBu EIN
  • NE5532 op-amps used at the audio input and output stages
  • Up to 96 kHz/24-bit recording
  • Support for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems
  • USB 2.0 computer connection
  • Connect with iPads and other iOS devices
  • +48V phantom power for all inputs
  • Two switchable high-impedance inputs
  • Microphone preamp gain range of 57 dB
  • Direct monitoring function for zero-latency monitoring
  • Tough all-metal casing for durability
  • Angled design provides excellent usability on a desktop
  • Balanced analog TRS output jacks suitable for connection to powered monitors
  • Standard TRS headphones output jack
  • Separate controls for line and headphones output volumes
  • MIDI input and output
  • Output sources can be selected in the setting panel
  • Input sound monitoring can be set to stereo or mono
  • Input muting function eliminates noise from unused inputs
  • USB class compliant 2.0 support
  • License card included for Steinberg Cubase LE
  • Confirmed operation with major DAW software (SONAR, ProTools, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Garage Band)
  • Four Ultra-HDDA mic preamplifiers
  • Four XLR or TRS (MIC/LINE) inputs with full +48 V phantom power
  • Four TRS analog balanced outputs
  • Two headphone outputs – each with 45mW/ch output power
  • Dedicated AC adapter is included
Specs

Additional Information

Condition New
Width 11.6 in
Depth 6.3 in
Height 2.6 in
Unit Weight 3.5 lb
Chassis Desktop
Analog Inputs 4
Input Connectors Analog XLR, 1/4 in. TRS
Analog Outputs 4
Output Connectors 1/4 in. TRS
Computer Connection USB
Number of Preamps 4
MIDI Connections In, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate 96 kHz
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