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Tascam US-42 MiniStudio Creator USB Audio Interface

With 2 mic preamps for you and a co-host/guest, plus on-board vocal FX and assignable sound FX buttons, this USB audio interface is perfect for podcasting! Rate and review this product
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Tascam US-42 MiniStudio Creator

At the heart of every Podcast and online broadcast lies the desire to communicate. And more often than not, this communication takes the form of the human voice...and TASCAM knows a thing or two about recording the human voice. Central to the MiNiSTUDIO Personal is an XLR/combo mic/line connector and a professional quality microphone preamp. Built-in phantom power allows you to quickly and easily connect your favorite dynamic or condenser microphone...or not... For the ultimate in plug and play convenience, the MiNiSTUDIO Personal features a built-in microphone, so you're ready to talk the talk right out of the box. Simply press the ON AIR button and go to town. And to top it all off, the MiNiSTUDIO Personal features a 4-band parametric EQ, adjustable on-board compression and a digital reverb effect with a convenient front panel depth control.

Have An Effect

Designed to bring an extra dimension to your podcasts and live streaming, the TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO features three assignable PON sound effect buttons. Use the included bell, buzzer and applause effects or apply your own .wav or .mp3 files for a completely customized experience. You can also set each velocity sensitive PON button to act as a one-shot sound effect, to only play while you press or to loop as long as you hold the button down. Why should the morning DJ's have all the fun?

Find Your Voice

Disguise your voice, fool your fans! Perhaps the most extreme feature of the MiNiSTUDIO Personal is the Voice Effects option. Simply pressing this innocent little button will instantly transform your voice in any one of a number of amazing and amusing ways. Pitch your voice up into cartoon mouse territory or pitch it down like you've joined the Dark Side. Add a spacey Echo, wobbly Chopper or go old school with the Walki-talkie-approved Radio effect. Voice Effects: crazy, wacky and a whole lot of fun.

Become an Expert

In addition to the default Easy mode of the TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO software panel is an Expert mode that can be accessed by selecting the tab along the top of the window. This exposes a more comprehensive set of controls that enable you to fine tune EQ, compression and reverb settings as well as customize the behavior of the PON sound effect buttons and the various Voice Effect options. Don't be fooled by the friendly face of the MiNiSTUDIO - underneath the shiny exterior lies a truly professional tool that proudly carries the TASCAM name.

Your Audience Hears What You Hear

You talk. You play music. You play games. You fire off PON sound effects and bathe your voice in the mysterious fog of a reverberant hallway. In short, you create an immersive soundscape that you want to share with your listeners. To make this dream a reality, the MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32 supports TASCAM's unique Broadcast architecture that seamlessly mixes your voice and effects with any and all audio produced by your PC or Laptop.

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- Sampling frequency: 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96kHz
- Quantization bit rate: 16/24bit
- MIC IN: IN 1, IN 1-2
- Connector: XLR-3-31(1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), BALANCED
- Input impedance: 2.4k ohms
- Maximum input level: +7.7dBV (2.427Vrms)
- Gain: 45dB
- INST IN: UNBALANCED IN 1
- Connector: 6.3mm(1/4")TS-jack(T:HOT, S:GND), UNBALANCED (When set to "INST" at MIC/LINE/INST switch)
- Input impedance: 1M ohms
- Gain: 45dB
- MIC IN (Plug-in Power): 3.5mm(1/8") 4-pole mini jack/3.5mm (1/8") mini jack
- Input Impedance: 5k ohms or more
- Gain: 45dB
- LINE IN: 3.5mm(1/8") stereo mini jack
- Input Impedance: 5k ohms or more
- Maximum Input Level: +7.7dBV (2.427Vrms)

ANALOG AUDIO OUTS:
- LINE OUT: Stereo RCA Jacks
- Output impedance : 200k ohms or more
- Nominal output level: -10dBV (0.316Vrms)
- Maximum output level: +6dBV (1.995Vrms)

PHONES:
- Connector: 1/4" Stereo Phone-jack/ 3.5mm(1/8") 4-pole mini jack/3.5mm (1/8")Stereo mini jack
- Maximum output level: 15mW+15mW above (Less than THD+NO.1%,32Oloaded)

CONTROL INPUT/OUTPUT:
- USB: USB B-type 4-pin
- Format: USB2.0 High Speed (480MHz)
- DC IN 5V: USB Micro B type

AUDIO PERFORMANCE:
Frequency response:
- 44.1k/48kHz: 20Hz to 20kHz 0/-1dB (PHONE OUT, JEITA) 20Hz to 20kHz 0/-1dB (LINE OUT, JEITA)
- 88.2k/96kHz: 20Hz to 40kHz 0/-3dB (PHONE OUT, JEITA) 20Hz to 40kHz 0/-1dB (LINE OUT, JEITA)
- EIN: Less than -113dBu (150 ohm terminated, volume max, PHONE OUT) Less than -120dBu (150 ohm terminated, volume max, LINE OUT)
- THD+N: Less than 0.008%/(PHONE OUT) Less than 0.005%(LINE OUT)
- S/N ratio: 90dB or more (MIC IN to PHONE OUT, volume min, JEITA) 100dB or more (MIC IN to LINE OUT, volume min, JEITA)
- Crosstalk: 95dB or more (MIC IN to PHONE OUT, 1kHz, JEITA) 95dB or more (MIC IN to LINE OUT, 1kHz, JEITA)

COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Windows:
- Compatible computers: Windows-compatible computer with a USB 2.0 port
- CPU type/speed: Dual core/2 GHz or faster (x86)
- Memory: 2GB or more
- DRIVER: ASIO2.0, WDM

Macintosh:
- OS: For information of the latest OS version, please click here.
- Compatible computers: Apple MacOS computer with a USB 2.0 port
- CPU type/speed: Dual core/2 GHz or faster
- Memory: 2GB or more
- DRIVER: Core Audio

iOS:
- OS: iOS 7 or later

General:
- Power (when connected to PC): USB bus-power
Power (when connected to an iOS device): USB power adapter, External battery pack, TASCAM BP-6AA
- Power consumption: 1.5W
- Dimensions: 7.87" W x x1.57" H x5.11" D /200mm W x40mm H x 130mm D
- Weight: 1.10lb (500g)
- Operating temperature: 41 to 95*F (5 to 35*C)
- Bundled Accessories: USB cable, Users manual, warranty card
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): US-42
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-727-7617
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