Fine-selected IN/OUT with high audio quality, All within the compact body.
Perfect for RCA Line input and output as well as mic/guitar direct input. The US-1x2 is a 2-in/2-out audio interface with the most compact body among US series.
Vocal / Wind Instrument Recording with outstanding audio performance
The recording environment with low noise and great audio performance is an relevant factor for vocal and wind instrument recordings. The US-1x2 interfaces feature Ultra-HDDA microphone pre-amplifier with the EIN measurement of -127dBu. It is an ideal tool for recording your vocals and wind insturments with condenser microphones. Despite the lack of knowledge on recording equipment, its user-friendly design enables you to be able to use the unit on your recording right away.
Electric Guitar Recording in DAW through Hi-Z Direct Input
The US-1x2 interfaces also support direct inputs with high impedance for electric guitars and basses. By Directly connecting your guitar, you can sound like a actual guitar amp with your DAW plug-in effects. Before cranking effects to your gutiar recorded track, the quality of tone is the key. The US-1x2 interfaces ensure clarity to your track. In addition, external effector padels or any amp simulator can be used through direct input as well. *Plug-ins are sold separately.
A Great Music Composition Tool for Vocalist
As the US-1x2 is equipped with both condenser microphone input and a 1/4" line input, you can easily record from an acoustic guitar while singing using the line input. The US-1x2 allows you to record ideas for songs right away. When recording with the iPad DAW app, you can connect the unit to iPad device via Lightning connector and the camera adapter to enjoy the music creation. *Camera adapter is sold separately.
Small Mixing & Mastering Environment on Your Desktop
The quality of D/A conversion is important in the mixing and mastering stage after recording. Not only the mic input but also the audio curcuit with high audio performance allows you to record clear sounds. Separate volume controls for the headphone and line output are available, so you can easily adjust volume on your headphone(s) and monitor speakers separately.
Audio Playback and Archive
The back of the device also contains an input signal level compatible RCA pin jack stereo input connector. This makes it possible to connect the US-1x2 to audio devices such as CD player, cassette player, turntables and other audio equipment. Convert your analog audio files to digital with high audio quality. In addition, exceptional DAC circuit is designed for music production which enables music playback with high audio resolution.
Our original Ultra-HDDA mic preamps allow you to input high-quality audio from any audio source just by turning a knob. These are the same concept of mic preamps that are in our HS-P82 professional recorders, which are popular in the broadcast and film industry. These versatile preamps can handle both condenser and dynamic mics with enough gain range, and will allow you to enjoy high-quality recording even if you are not an expert. These versatile preamps also feature line-level inputs for keyboards and other equipment.
Built-in Ultra-HDDA mic preamps have discrete construction that achieve −127dBu EIN
Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps - which are under original TASCAM design - use discrete construction. With these preamps, TASCAM has achieved an EIN rating of -127 dBu, (EIN is a value measurement of the absence of noise). With other ratings that include a signal-to-noise ratio of 100 dB, we have achieved an extremely high level of audio performance. The key electronic components were selected through extensive listening tests.
XLR input allows the input of condenser mics with the balanced connection
Since the XLR inputs support +48V phantom power, any condenser mic can be used. In addition, the TRS input jacks support balanced connections, which are less susceptible to noise.
Wider dynamic range supports dynamic microphone use
Because of the dynamic microphone’s design, its output is much lower than a condenser mic. In order for an interface to have sufficient signal input for optimum recording, a wider range of input sensitivity is needed. The US-1x2 has a wide 57dB input gain range, so optimum signal level is available when using dynamic microphones.
Guitars can be directly connected enabling the use of 3rd-party plug-in effects
You can also add effect plug-ins for your guitar tone by plugging your guitar to IN2 connector directly.
* Guitar effect plug-ins are sold separately.
RCA stereo input complies with external audio devices such as guitar pedals
On the back of the device also contains RCA IN stereo connectors which allow the US-1x2 to connect to external audio equipment such as cassette player and turntables. It also supports external guitar pedals with multi-effects and a synthesizer through line inputs.
A simple-designed model configured with an user-friendly software, no more complicated setup
When starting to use an audio interface for the first time, we know that customers often get stuck during the installation and configuration. In addition, you had to check the latest version for the driver each time the OS updates. With these kinds of concerns, we completely change our concept of the design on the new US-1x2, both on hardware and software. Not only high sound quality and easy-to-use features on the unit but also versatile function on the software are available to new users.
High resolution recording up to 96kHz/24-bit
Recording formats up to 96kHz/24-bit - which far exceeds CD quality (44.1kHz/16-bit). But, be assured that even while recording at lower sampling rates, the Ultra-HDDA mic preamps enable recording quality that surpasses competing products.
USB 2.0 computer connection
USB 2.0, which is supported by most computer manufacturers, is used for computer connection. Simply connect the interface to any available USB port. USB 2.0 will provide sufficient bandwidth when recording in the 96kHz/24-bit format. (The US-1x2 are also compatible with USB 3.0 port)
Zero-latency direct monitoring function
Musicians need to be able to hear their own performances when recording. Latency is a common issue, so direct monitoring is used to monitor the input signal before it is sent to the computer. This allows the user to perform in-time and stress-free while monitoring a signal that has absolutely no delay.
Direct Monitoring balance (Input and output volume balance) can be adjusted in the Settings Panel.
Information window function shows the latest information or tips for your recording
The dedicated Settings Panel software, with the information window functions showing the latest information about your installed and connected device. By automatically displaying the latest information about the product, there will be no need to check the updates on website constantly. Once you have read the information you can also check on the “Do not show this message again” so the notification does not show again.
Automatic update function shows/downloads the latest version automatically
If there are any required updates to the software or the firmware, the files will be automatically downloaded and installed instead of updating annually. In the previous version, users have to download the updated firmware or drivers from the webpage and install themselves. This smart update function can do all the work for you.
* Each new update is optional which allows you to update whenever you want
* This function requires Internet access on your computer.
Sleek industrial design that inspires creativity
The radical eye-catching design was crafted by Axel Hartmann, a German designer who has worked on numerous well-known devices used for music creation. In addition, We have applied the engineering expertise from years of making audio interfaces to create products that are both pioneering and practical. With its distinctive style, these interfaces will fit perfectly on the desktops of musicians and will stimulate creativity.
designbox (Official Website) : A German audio design company founded by Axel Hartmann and Stephan Leitl in 1995 which has worked on several design projects for famous music industry products such as synthesizers, effect pedals and amp simulators.
Angled design provides excellent usability on a desktop
The angled design of the US-1x2 makes desktop viewing and operation much easier than a flat box on a table. No more stretching the neck or twisting the wrist to operate an interface.
Separate volume controls for headphones and line output
The interfaces are designed with separate headphone and line output volume controls so even when both powered monitors and headphones are connected, the user can set an optimum level for each during operation.
Tough all-metal casing for durability
The US-1x2 is built from heavy-duty metal throughout, so it stays on your desk even when moving mics around.
Support for iPads and other iOS devices, with compatibility with many applications to meet future needs
You will not need another audio interface if you decide you want to make music using an iPad or other iOS device. The performance of these interfaces has been tested with not only the bundled digital audio workstations (DAW), but also with other popular recording software.
Connect with an iPad or another iOS device
Use a genuine Apple Lightning-USB camera adapter to connect the unit to an iPad or other iOS device.
Tested with SONAR, ProTools, Cubase, Live, Studio One, and Garage Band
TASCAM has tested the interface operation with popular DAWs, so using it with apps other than the bundled software is not an issue.
Bundled DAW software enables music creation right out of the box
To make sure that you are able to get up and recording as quickly as possible bundled with copies of Steinberg Cubase LE
CUBASE LE - An advanced DAW for Windows and Mac
With Cubase LE you can turn your Windows or Mac 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.
Other than music production, it can be used for online broadcast etc. (Windows only)
The Windows version of the Settings Panel software comes with a variety of functions. You are able to use those not only from recording but also for online broadcast and Internet voice calls. You can select any presets you want only by switching the mode. CUSTOM mode is also available which enables you to save your settings.
The switch allows you to change settings based on preferences
In order to use the audio interface in many ways, you may need to fix configuration in audio setting on your PC and the unit depending on the use. Set your signal routing could be very time-consuming and complicated. So this new function is designed that allows you change signals to match your purpose by selecting the mode in the Settings Panel.
DAW : The perfect setting to music production using a DAW software.
BROADCAST/KARAOKE : The perfect setting to the online broadcast and the Internet karaoke. Loopback function to send the voice of the personal computer again to the PC is enabled.
TALKING : The most suitable setting for Internet voice call software, such as Skype.
CUSTOM : This mode enables you to save your settings based on preferences.
CUSTOM mode complies with every complicated apps
When you use CUSTOM mode, you can create your settings depending on how you want to use them. To change the settings, click the CUSTOM mode. After adjustments, the settings can be saved by clicking [CUSTOM Save].
Input signal(Input) :
This is for configuring the IN1 and IN2 signals. IN1 and IN2 are the usual left and right channels in music production, especially when using a DAW. However, it is not ideal to use it on the online broadcast and voice calls because the voice may be panned in right and left unevenly during a conversation. This setting allows both voice and direct monitoring sound to be sent to both ends.
External Effects (ASIO) :
On the US-1x2, the signal passes through two types of sound drivers, from ASIO to WDM. In this case, please choose whether you want the signal bypass the ASIO driver or not. If you are using the ASIO type software, check the External Effects (ASIO) box ON. Otherwise, the signal won’t go through.
This function enables you to send an audio signal from your PC to other end and return back and forth. This can be utilized when you want your music files be played in the channel during your online broadcast.
Mic Monitor :
When the ASIO is selected ON, by selecting Mic Monitor mode, you are able to monitor your input sound with ASIO mixed effects. It is a different function from the Direct Monitor in the Settings where you can only monitor the mic individually. However, in the case of using a Mic Monitor function, you can monitor not only the mic input but also the loopback sound simultaneously.
PC Audio Out (Output) :
On the online broadcast or Internet voice calls software, there is situation where the software does not comply with Stereo Input. In this case, set it to Mono Input. You may not be able to monitor by using the Mono Input since it only delivers the PC sounds. If you want to use any online broadcast software that works with Stereo Input, select Stereo Input.
A multi-WDM driver supports the online voice call like Skype
When you want to play songs from PC to share the jam with friends during a conversation over an Internet voice call service, you are required to select a playback device on the Sound settings manually. In general, each driver has only one playback device and one recording device shown on the Sound settings. The multi-WDM Driver comes with multiple playback and recording devices with more audio route selections in order to prevent the feedback noise that may disturb your conversation.
* Please select [Mixing Driver 1 for US-1x2] and click [Set Default] on Sound settings
* For further information, please refer to the User Guide on TASCAM website.
Features at a glance