Tascam USB 2.0 Audio.midi Interface

MPN: US122L
Product Details
Description
The follow-up to our mega popular US-122, the new US-122L delivers everything you'd want in a portable audio/MIDI interface. Record two tracks at a time with zero latency; whether you have a PC or a Mac, your song ideas go down in real time, real easy. Its size means you can take it anywhere you take your laptop, yet it's packed with features that make buying it an audio no-brainer. MIDI input and output, high quality mic inputs, 96kHz/24-bit recording (better than CD quality)-all the stuff you'd want without the fluff you wouldn't. The US-122L: the answer to your recording needs.
Summary
Product Title Tascam USB 2.0 Audio.midi Interface
Manufacturer Tascam
Power Score 4.3 | 2 Reviews
Expert Reviews
TASCAM USB 2.0 Audio.midi Interface
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jul 21, 2009

The Tascam US-122L is the follow-up to the popular US-122; it is a portable digital audio interface for connecting micropphones, guitars, MIDI devices and other instruments to your Mac or PC. It accepts two channels of analog input through either an XLR mic input with phantom power or an analog 1/4" line input switchable to high impedance for guitars. See the Tascam US-144 for the 4-channel version of this audio interface. Features: 2 XLR mic inputs with phantom power 2 analog line inputs (1 switchable to high impedance for use with guitars, basses, etc.) 1 MIDI input, 1 MIDI output USB 2.0 equipped (also supports USB 1.1) Up to 96kHz/24-bit for high quality recordings Zero-latency hardware monitoring Headphone/level control Bus powered for use with any PC or Mac, including laptops Vista compatibility The US-122L and US-144 did not work in Windows Vista. Recently, in September 2007 Tascam finally released working drivers ... PROS: (1) Supports XLR, line-level analog and high-impedance inputs (2) Excellent sound playback and recording quality at 96KHz/24-bit (3) Good quality for a cheap price. Sufficient for most home studios. (4) USB powered, no requirement for seperate power. (5) Robust casing, clear smooth controls ... CONS: (1) Version 1.12 drivers and firmware on Windows 7 64-bit are unstable. On one machine i get a lot of cracking/popping and the other gives a 0x0006 error while installing

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User Reviews
Solid, Silent, Excellent Hardware Product
5 Star Review   By Guitar Jeff on Provantage (Channel Engine) - Apr 20, 2009   

Strengths: Very well made, straightforward design, excellent performance. Does exactly what you expect it to.

Weakness: I've found no weaknesses for the Tascam product. The accompanying software -- Cubase LE4 -- is dreadful.

Buy this product for the hardware. It's excellent. The Cubase product is not. Two major complaints: (1) They have an incredibly convoluted registration process. It took most of an hour to install and register. I guess it's supposed to prevent you from stealing or sharing the product. Who'd bother. Get Kristal or Audacity, or both. They're freeware, well designed, easy to use and perform well. (2) The Cubase interface is impossible. Imagine a Japanese company (TEAC) partnering with a German company (makers of Cubase) to distribute a hardware/software package with an English-language interface. I'm sure all the features you could imagine are in there somewhere, but the interface is totally inscrutable.

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Product Details
Description
The follow-up to our mega popular US-122, the new US-122L delivers everything you'd want in a portable audio/MIDI interface. Record two tracks at a time with zero latency; whether you have a PC or a Mac, your song ideas go down in real time, real easy. Its size means you can take it anywhere you take your laptop, yet it's packed with features that make buying it an audio no-brainer. MIDI input and output, high quality mic inputs, 96kHz/24-bit recording (better than CD quality)-all the stuff you'd want without the fluff you wouldn't. The US-122L: the answer to your recording needs.
Summary
Product Title Tascam USB 2.0 Audio.midi Interface
Manufacturer Tascam
Power Score 4.3 | 2 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Recording Accessory Type: audio interfaces
Parent Retsku: B000K6CQP6
Expert Reviews
TASCAM USB 2.0 Audio.midi Interface
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jul 21, 2009

The Tascam US-122L is the follow-up to the popular US-122; it is a portable digital audio interface for connecting micropphones, guitars, MIDI devices and other instruments to your Mac or PC. It accepts two channels of analog input through either an XLR mic input with phantom power or an analog 1/4" line input switchable to high impedance for guitars. See the Tascam US-144 for the 4-channel version of this audio interface. Features: 2 XLR mic inputs with phantom power 2 analog line inputs (1 switchable to high impedance for use with guitars, basses, etc.) 1 MIDI input, 1 MIDI output USB 2.0 equipped (also supports USB 1.1) Up to 96kHz/24-bit for high quality recordings Zero-latency hardware monitoring Headphone/level control Bus powered for use with any PC or Mac, including laptops Vista compatibility The US-122L and US-144 did not work in Windows Vista. Recently, in September 2007 Tascam finally released working drivers ... PROS: (1) Supports XLR, line-level analog and high-impedance inputs (2) Excellent sound playback and recording quality at 96KHz/24-bit (3) Good quality for a cheap price. Sufficient for most home studios. (4) USB powered, no requirement for seperate power. (5) Robust casing, clear smooth controls ... CONS: (1) Version 1.12 drivers and firmware on Windows 7 64-bit are unstable. On one machine i get a lot of cracking/popping and the other gives a 0x0006 error while installing

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Solid, Silent, Excellent Hardware Product
5 Star Review   By Guitar Jeff on Provantage (Channel Engine) - Apr 20, 2009   

Strengths: Very well made, straightforward design, excellent performance. Does exactly what you expect it to.

Weakness: I've found no weaknesses for the Tascam product. The accompanying software -- Cubase LE4 -- is dreadful.

Buy this product for the hardware. It's excellent. The Cubase product is not. Two major complaints: (1) They have an incredibly convoluted registration process. It took most of an hour to install and register. I guess it's supposed to prevent you from stealing or sharing the product. Who'd bother. Get Kristal or Audacity, or both. They're freeware, well designed, easy to use and perform well. (2) The Cubase interface is impossible. Imagine a Japanese company (TEAC) partnering with a German company (makers of Cubase) to distribute a hardware/software package with an English-language interface. I'm sure all the features you could imagine are in there somewhere, but the interface is totally inscrutable.

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