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Tascam US-600 - USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface

You Pay: $149.99
Product Highlights
  • 6 Input / 4 Output
  • 4 Microphone Preamps
  • Instrument Input
  • MIDI I/O
  • S/PDIF Digital I/O
  • Phantom Power
  • LED Signal and Overload Indicators
  • Cubase LE Recording Software
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

The US-600 from Tascam is a 6-input/4-output USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface housed in a lightweight, portable chassis. The interface is the perfect choice for portable recording of multiple sources from a laptop computer and functions under both Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. The unit is powered via an external adapter.

Four high-quality microphone preamps with TRS/XLR Combi connectors can supply phantom power for use with condenser microphones. Two rear panel, unbalanced RCA outputs are provided, as well as a MIDI input and output for controlling synthesizers and drum machines. Stereo S/PDIF digital in and out is available on the rear panel.

Input 1 will also accept an instrument input for plugging in an electric guitar or bass. Individual gain controls are available for all analog inputs. A direct monitoring path avoids the inherent delay that is otherwise caused when monitoring through computer software. The interface records audio with up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. All channels can be passed to the computer with full resolution.

Cubase LE 5 software is included allowing for immediate recording to take place. This version of Steinberg's workstation software features 48-track and VST plug-in support, automated mixing and MIDI tracks allow you to craft large productions without adding any other software. The US-600 supports most other software for Mac and Windows, including Logic Pro, Live, Nuendo, Digital Performer, Fruity Loops, and Pro Tools 9.

Six input/four output USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface
24-bit/96 kHz audio resolution
Four microphone preamps with phantom power, XLR/TRS combo jacks
Two unbalanced RCA outputs
S/PDIF stereo digital input and output
MIDI input and output
Direct Monitor function allows zero-latency monitoring of the input
Signal Present and Overload LED meters on each input
Line Out/Phones level control
Monitor mix level control and mono/stereo switch for direct input monitoring
Mono/stereo monitoring switch for input 1/2 and 3/4
Instrument (high impedance) switch for input 1 with indicator LED
Includes Cubase LE 48-track workstation recording software
Converters 24-bit
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz
Analog Input 4 x XLR/TRS combo Microphone/Instrument/Line
Input Impedance Mic: 2.2kΩ
Line: 15kΩ
Inst: 1MΩ
Input Level Microphone
Nominal: -14 dBu (0.15 Vrms)
Minimum: -57 dBu (0.001 Vrms)
Maximum: +2 dBu (0.98 Vrms)
Line
Nominal: +4 dBu (1.2 Vrms)
Minimum: -39 dBu (0.008 Vrms)
Maximum: +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
Instrument
Nominal: -13dBV (0.22 Vrms)
Minimum: -56 dBV (0.001 Vrms)
Maximum: +3 dBV (1.41 Vrms)
Analog Output 2 x RCA phono
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
Output Impedance 200Ω
Output Level Line
Nominal: -10 dBV (0.316 Vrms)
Maximum: +6 dBV (2 Vrms)
Headphone
Maximum: 49 mW + 49 mW (1 kHz, 0.1%, 32Ω
Digital Input 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Digital Output 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
MIDI In/Out 2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O
Headphone Output Yes
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB (44.1/48 kHz, JEITA)
20 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB (88.2/96 kHz, JEITA)
SNR 98 dB or higher (Line In to Line Out with Gain at minimum, 44.1/48 kHz, JEITA)
THD 0.0045% or less (Line In to Line Out with Gain at minimum, JEITA)
Power Requirements
5 VDC via included adapter
System Requirements Mac OS X
Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
USB 2.0 port
Dimensions (WxDxH) 8.7 x 6 x 1.6" (222 x 151 x 41 mm)
Weight 1.3 lb (580 g)
Tascam US-600 - USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface
  • External Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Drivers CD-ROM
  • Software DVD-ROM
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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