The US-322 from Tascam is two input/two output USB 2.0 digital audio interface that features two low noise microphone preamps with phantom power, a built-in digital mixer and effects, and low latency monitoring. Steinberg's Cubase LE 6 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/96kHz 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. The unit is housed in a compact, aluminum desktop housing and is USB bus powered, especially useful for mobile use.
Two input/two output USB audio interface in a convenient aluminum desktop housing
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
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 with two RCA phono unbalanced outputs (both output the same signal)
Large line out volume knob
USB bus-powered, perfect for mobile recording
Up to 24-bit/96 kHz recording
Includes Steinberg Cubase LE 6 software bundle
44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz
16- or 24-bit (internal operation is 24-bit)
2 x XLR Microphone 2 x 1/4" TRS phone Line (balanced)
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Line 2 x RCA phono Line 1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone
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)
USB Type B, 4-pin (supports USB 1.1) USB 2.0 high speed mass storage class format
Mic Preamp: 10 Hz to 68 kHz, +0.5/-3.0 dB Mic In to Line Out: 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-3.0 dB Mic In to Phones: 10 Hz to 30 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB
0.0045% or less (Mic In to Line Out, Input 1 and 2 knobs at minimum, 88.2/96 kHz)
ADC: 102 dB (44.1 kHz, A-weighted) DAC: 106 dB (44.1 kHz, A-weighted)
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)
41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
USB bus (5V, maximum 500mA) 2.5W power consumption
Mac OS X Snow Leopard(10.6.8) OS X Lion OS X Mountain Lion Core Audio driver PC Windows XP 32-bit SP3 or more, 64-bit SP2 or more Windows 7, 32- and 64-bit Windows 8, 32- and 64-bit ASIO2.0, WDM(MME) drivers