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TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32 Audio Interface for Online Broadcasts

BH #TAUS32 • MFR #US-32
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TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32 Audio Interface for Online Broadcasts
Key Features
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 Computer Interface
  • For Personal & Aspiring Game/Podcasting
  • 24-Bit/96 kHz
  • Mic Preamp with 48V Phantom Power
Designed for personal and aspiring broadcasters and gamecasters (i.e. those who broadcast their gaming prowess over the web), the Tascam MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32 is a high-speed USB 2.0 interface. It's capable of capturing 24-bit/96 kHz audio, compatible with Mac and Windows computers, works with most DAW software, and can even interface with iOS devices using an adapter (available separately). With its intuitive layout and various inputs for recording the human voice, it's suitable for those looking to get into podcasting, gamecasting, and broadcasting—though its included software and high-resolution digital capacity renders it useful for all levels of broadcasters as well.
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TASCAM US-32 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Hardware Components
  • 3Included Software
  • 4Notable Features at a Glance

Designed for personal and aspiring broadcasters and gamecasters (i.e. those who broadcast their gaming prowess over the web), the Tascam MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32 is a high-speed USB 2.0 interface. It's capable of capturing 24-bit/96 kHz audio, compatible with Mac and Windows computers, works with most DAW software, and can even interface with iOS devices using an adapter (available separately). With its intuitive layout and various inputs for recording the human voice, it's suitable for those looking to get into podcasting, gamecasting, and broadcasting—though its included software and high-resolution digital capacity renders it useful for all levels of broadcasters as well.

For inputs, the US-32 sports a combination XLR/TRS input, a 3.5mm jack suitable for headset mics, and an auxiliary 3.5mm stereo input most agreeable for looping in the signal of consumer-grade audio equipment. A built-in omnidirectional condenser mic bypasses the need for extrinsic microphones, should you wish to speak directly into the interface. The unit provides two headphone outputs—one 1/4", one 3.5mm—as well as 48V phantom power for condenser microphones and support for 4-pole headphone/mic configurations.

Hardware Components
The US-32 features an efficient hardware layout that clearly displays its various features. Glancing at the tabletop interface, you'll see the combo XLR / 1/4" jack on the left, the built-in microphone in the center, and a sizable level meter to monitor the incoming signal. The reverb-blend knob sits prominently between the input-selector switch and on-air button, which commences transmission to your computer or device.

The lower portion of the interface clearly shows its output knob, three pads for triggering on-board sound effects, and an effect on/off pad. Thus, while creating your personal broadcast, you'll have the tools you need to keep the show running at your fingertips.
Included Software
This device comes with software for better utilizing the hardware component of the US-32. The software features two panels, giving you an Easy view into the system and an Expert peak behind the curtain, so to speak.

The Easy panel breaks down your options for manipulating signal into three overarching categories: Sound (presets for your particular sonic setup), Effect (presets for manipulating your vocals upon pressing the effect on/off pad), and Reverb (types of ambiance with which you can effect your vocal). Beneath these knobs, you can assign the sounds of the trigger pads, and set their volume as well.

The Expert panel, on the other hand, gives you comprehensive controls of the US-32's compressor, equalizer, and reverb. In this panel, you also have control over buffer size, as well as the ability to manipulate the trigger pad's settings further; for example, you can set the rate of fade-in and fade-out for the sample being triggered.
Notable Features at a Glance
  • XLR/TRS input jack for balanced inputs 
  • 48V phantom-power support for condenser microphones
  • 3.5mm input for headset microphones
  • Supports connection of 4-pole earphone with mic
  • 3.5mm stereo aux input for connecting portable audio players, game devices, etc.
  • Built-in omnidirectional condenser mic
  • Support for low-level dynamic-mic input signals
  • On-board DSP effects, including equalizer, compressor, several types of reverb, and special vocal effects
  • Input monitoring allows you to hear incoming signal before it's transmitted
  • 3 self-lighting, velocity-sensitive trigger pads 
  • Reverb knob allows you to manually adjust amount of wet signal 
  • Voice Effect on/off button
  • Clearly labeled "ON AIR" button to start transmission to your computer
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack 
  • 1/4" headphone output

TASCAM US-32 Specs

Interface
Maximum Sampling Rate
96 kHz / 24-Bit
Connectivity
Host Connection
USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
Analog I/O
1 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Aux Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Digital I/O
No
MIDI I/O
No
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
Up to 96 kHz
Bit Depths
Up to 24-Bit
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
iOS
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.415 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.75 x 6.9 x 3.9"

TASCAM US-32 Reviews

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Is it possible to use this device connected to an ...

Is it possible to use this device connected to an iphone while on a conference call? Will it allow you to speak through the mic on a call while hearing callers (almost like adding an interview to your podcast)?
Asked by: Robert
You can connect an iPhone or iPad to the lightning connection on the Tascam US-32 to take phone calls. This would allow to use this device for a conference call.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-06-08

Does the U-32 take input from a XRL wire to ...

Does the U-32 take input from a XRL wire to connect a condenser mic to it?
Asked by: Khoa
Yes, there is one XLR microphone input on the top, right of the unit. It is actually a 'combo' input, meaning it can accept either an XLR input from a microphone, or a 1/4" input from an instrument, like a guitar.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-05-26

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Phantom power?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes - controllable for each mic input.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24
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