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Tascam US-366- USB 2.0 Audio Interface with DSP Mixer

Tascam US-366- USB 2.0 Audio Interface with DSP Mixer

Tascam US-366- USB 2.0 Audio Interface with DSP Mixer

B&H # TAUS366 MFR # US-366
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Product Highlights

  • 4 Input/6 Output or 6 Input/4 Output
  • 2 Mic Preamps with 48V Phantom Power
  • Balanced Line Inputs
  • Stereo S/PDIF Input/Output
  • Built-In Compressor, EQ and Reverb
  • Low Latency Monitoring via DSP Mixer
  • Up to 24-bit/192kHz Resolution
  • USB Bus Powered
  • DAW Software
  • Mac OS X, Windows
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The US-366 from Tascam is a USB 2.0 digital audio interface that can be configured as either a four input/six output, or a six input/four output device. The unit features two low noise microphone preamps with phantom power, digital I/O, a built-in digital mixer and effects, and low latency monitoring. Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE (Windows) and Ableton Live Lite 9 (Mac OS X/Windows) software bundle is included to facilitate out of the box use on a user's Mac or Windows based computer.

Inputs include XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors with the ability to switch Line 1 input to a Hi-Z input for direct connection of electric guitars or other electronic instruments. The converters allow for up to 24-bit/192kHz recording and the internal processing is 24-bit throughout, although internal effect use is limited to 44.1 or 48kHz sound sources.

The DSP mixer functions in two modes. The multi-track mode is ideal for music creation delivering independent monitor mixing with send-levels, as can be found on an inline-console. In addition, the mode delivers mono monitoring. The stereo-mix mode is geared towards easy and convenient podcast recording or broadcasting.

On-board DSP effects include a compressor, 3-band EQ, and reverb. Input effects can be used during recording, while the reverb can be applied to any monitoring signal at the same time. Low-latency monitoring is available from the on-board digital mixer, and volume can be monitored and adjusted easily with the oversized dedicated top panel knob.

A conveniently placed "Mixer Panel" button located on top of the unit provides a one-click recall function for the DSP-mixer. An optional footswitch allows for hands-free operation of a DAW transport control via either "Mackie Control" or "HUI" emulation. The unit is housed in a compact, aluminum desktop housing and is USB bus powered, especially useful for mobile use.

USB audio interface configurable for four input/six output or six input/four output usage, housed in a convenient and compact aluminum desktop enclosure
Two HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone preamps with +48V phantom power and XLR inputs
Two 1/4" TRS line inputs with Line 1 switchable to a Hi-Z input for connecting electric instruments
Coaxial or optical S/PDIF input
Coaxial or optical S/PDIF output that can be configured to AES/EBU output via the DSP mixer
Low-latency monitoring via on-board DSP mixer
Digital mixer delivers two operation modes with Stereo Mix Mode for Internet broadcasting and movie file creating/editing, and Multi-Track Mode for dedicated monitor mixing
Built-in digital effects include compressor and 3-band EQ inserts, along with a reverb send
Dedicated "Mixer Panel" button recalls DSP mixer with a single mouse click
Two 1/4" TRS balanced outputs
Two RCA phono unbalanced outputs available when connectors set to OUTPUT using the Line I/O switch in the DSP mixer
Large line-out volume knob
Headphone output
Optional RC-3F footswitch provides hands-free transport control for a DAW via "Mackie Control" or "HUI" emulation. Select either PLAY mode (rewind, play/stop, fast forward) or RECORD mode (play, record, stop) while playing an instrument or recording at a distance from the computer
USB bus-powered, perfect for mobile recording
Up to 24-bit/192 kHz recording
Includes Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE for Windows and Ableton Live Lite 9 for Mac OS X and Windows
In the Box
Tascam US-366- USB 2.0 Audio Interface with DSP Mixer
  • 4.9 ft (1.5 m) USB Cable
  • Driver and Software CD-ROM
  • Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE (Windows)
  • Ableton Live Lite 9 (Mac OS X/Windows)
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    Specifications
    Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 176.4 and 192 kHz
    Bit Rates 16- or 24-bit (internal operation is 24-bit)
    Inputs 2 x XLR Microphone
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone Line (balanced)
    2 x RCA coaxial (when set to INPUT with the line I/O switch)*
    Input Impedance Microphone: 2.2kΩ
    Line: 15kΩ
    Instrument: 1MΩ
    Line RCA: 15kΩ*
    Nominal Input Level Microphone
    -65 dBu (maximum input)
    -22 dBu (minimum input)
    Line TRS
    -39 dBu (maximum input)
    +4 dBu (minimum input)
    Instrument
    -55 dBV (maximum input)
    -12 dBV (minimum input)
    Line RCA
    -10 dBV*
    Maximum Input Level Microphone: -6 dBu
    Line TRS: +20 dBu
    Instrument: +4 dBV
    Line RCA: +6 dBV
    Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS phone Line
    2 x RCA phono Line (when set to OUTPUT with the line I/O switch)
    1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone
    Output Impedance 1/4" TRS: 100Ω
    RCA phono: 200Ω
    Nominal Output Level 1/4" TRS: +4 dBu
    RCA phono: -10 dBV
    Maximum Output Level 1/4" TRS: +20 dBu
    RCA phono: +6 dBV
    Headphone: 18mW + 18mW or more (THD + N 0.1% or less 32Ω loaded)
    Digital Inputs 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF**
    1 x TOSLink optical S/PDIF**
    **Input format choice selected via the DSP mixer
    Digital Outputs 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF or AES/EBU***
    1 x TOSLink optical S/PDIF or AES/EBU***
    ***Format selection via the DSP mixer
    Other Connectors USB Type B, 4-pin (supports USB 1.1)
    USB 2.0 high speed mass storage class format
    1 x 2.5 mm stereo mini for optional RC-3F Remote Footswitch
    Frequency Response Mic Preamp: 10 Hz to 68 kHz, +0.5/-3.0 dB
    Mic In to Line Out: 10 Hz to 68 kHz, +0.5/-3.0 dB
    Mic In to Phones: 10 Hz to 30 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB
    THD 0.0045% or less (Mic In to Line Out, Input 1 and 2 knobs at minimum, 88.2/96 kHz)
    Dynamic Range ADC: 102 dB (44.1 kHz, A-weighted)
    DAC: 106 dB (44.1 kHz, A-weighted)
    Noise SNR: 98 dB or more (Mic In to Line Out, Input 1 and 2 knobs at minimum, 88.2/96 kHz)
    EIN: -120 dBu or less (Mic In to Line Out, Inputs 1 and 2 knobs at maximum, 88.2/96 kHz)
    Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
    Power Requirements USB bus (5V, maximum 500mA)
    2.5W power consumption
    System Requirements Mac
    OS X Snow Leopard(10.6.8)
    OS X Lion (10.7)
    OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
    OS X Mavericks(10.9)
    Core Audio driver
    PC
    Windows XP 32-bit SP3 or more, 64-bit SP2 or more
    Windows 7, 32-bit SP1 and 64-bit SP1
    Windows 8, 32- and 64-bit
    Windows 8.1, 32- and 64-bit
    ASIO2.0, WDM(MME) drivers
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.7" (140 x 140 x 42 mm)
    Weight 17.6 oz (500 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 8.0 x 4.1"
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