The US-144MKII from Tascam is a compact, high-speed USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface that's compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. When the US-144MKII is plugged into an Apple or Windows computer, it acts as the computer's soundcard and features inputs for microphones, a guitar, and line-level devices like CD players and keyboards. It features durable construction and a very budget friendly price.
The included Cubase LE4 is a powerful audio and MIDI recording application that allows you to record and mix up to 48 tracks. You can automate your mixes, sweeten the sound with plug-ins, and create elaborate MIDI sequences, as well as take advantage of the built-in MIDI inputs and outputs. Cubase LE4 is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers.
The US-144MKII features individual inputs for either XLR or 1/4" sound sources, and can provide phantom power (which enables you to use professional microphones). Its construction is both attractive and sturdy. The compact size of the US-144MKII makes it ideal for studio and field recording, and the USB bus powering capability means that you never have to plug it into the outlet on the wall or fuss with a power cable.
|Sample Rates||Up to 96 kHz|
2 x XLR
2 x 1/4" TRS (one can switch to guitar level input)
1 x MIDI Input
1 x 1/4" Stereo (Headphone Output)
1 x Stereo RCA Output
1 x MIDI Output
|Digital Input||1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Input|
|Digital Output||1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output|
|Power||Bus Powered Through USB Port|
Mac OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.6, or later
Windows XP 32-bit (SP2, SP3), XP 64-bit (SP2), Vista 32-/64-bit (SP2), and Windows 7
|THD + N||<0.006%, 1kHz sine, +20 dBu input, Trim = minimum (ADC to DAC)|
|Dimensions||5.91 x 1.6 x 5.03" (150 x 40.6 x 127.7mm)|
|Weight||17.11 oz (530 g)|