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Tascam iU2 iPad Audio Interface, New

Connect a pair of microphones or instruments to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch -- or to a computer via USB -- through the Tascam iU2 audio/MIDI interface. (3) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Tascam's iU2 is a premium sound quality audio interface for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It includes all of the features of Tascam's best-selling USB audio interfaces, including a pair of great-sounding microphone inputs. The XLR inputs have phantom power for use with high-quality condenser microphones. These feed an onboard microphone preamp and A/D converter for better sound performance than those built into iPhone and iPad - true stereo recording with low noise and less tendency to distort. The inputs also accept line-level signals or you can plug a guitar or bass directly into your device.

In addition to compatibility with iOS devices, the iU2 also works with Mac and Windows computers. A zero-latency monitoring path allows musicians to hear themselves directly through the unit, without any distracting delay. MIDI in and out are provided to interface with synths and drum machines, and a digital output connects to digital mixers or recorders.

When you're ready to get serious with iPad music recording, step up to the pro-quality interface of Tascam's iU2.

Features:

- Audio/MIDI Interface for Mac, Windows and iOS devices
- Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
- Two XLR mic inputs with phantom power
- Two balanced line inputs
- Instrument-level input for guitar or bass
- MIDI in and out
- Onboard A/D conversion for low-noise and distortion when recording with iOS devices
- Zero-latency direct monitoring
- S/PDIF Digital Output
- Includes USB cable, iOS dock connection cable, XLR to conversion cables

Note: This product uses a 30-pin Apple dock connector.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Tascam products.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 9 x 8 x 3 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-727-7617
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Overall: This product has received poor reviews. This is understandable: light-weight plastic housing, iffy connection confidence, poor Tascam support. However, (after my 2nd unit was shipped to me) I discovered how to make the connections work every time. The Tascam tech support said to make sure the USB cable wasn't connected if wanted my iDevice to recognize it. This worked only occasionally. What made it work (with GarageBand and NanoStudio) everytime was to make sure the MIDI cable was ALSO disconnected. I was able to test this with my home studio keyboard, my office studio setup, and my live keyboard rig. The sound quality is clean (not audiophile warm or anything) and has a good (low) noise floor as well. There is nothing else out there that does everything this box does. Recommended for the patient musician.
Style of Music: All types of music (ie; no rap & dubstep)
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "for an iPad: useless, badly engineered, cheap plastic, major Tascam fail"
Overall: The great: ZZounds services, especially with this transaction where I troubled them greatly. The good: this works fine with a MacBook Pro, and as a midi interface for my Triton. The IU2 doesn't have much headroom and the converters are okay, typical for the price point. The bad: simply a useless device for an iPad/iPhone. FAIL Main problem: it worked for about a 1 day, and then, obviously, the 30 pin connector had failed inside/outside the unit--my third such unit. In the few hours I did get to use it: horrific ergonomics. Cheap, wiggly knobs. After an hour had to wiggle the headphone to recontact the innards of the jack. More bad: laughable documentation. Tascam helped me trouble-shoot this unit, and their advice to test on iphone, and if it works, then wiggle wiggle stuff--if you can ride along the implication of wiggling a connector as a fix! Well, it did allow me to use the unit for several hours until the sound kicked out. Third unit. Conclusion is easy: the life cycle of this unit with an iPad is about 6 hours. For $129.00 Works fine as super cheaply made plastic interface for a MacBook.
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