TASCAM Series 102i USB Audio Interface

TASCAM Series 102i USB Audio Interface

TASCAM's Series 102i USB interface gives you 2 Ultra-HDDA mic preamps with individual phantom power, ADAT optical input, and MIDI I/O in a portable package.

TASCAM US144 MKII USB 2.0 Audio Interface

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(14 ratings)
Submitted January 5, 2011 by a customer from gmail.com
"Big Bang Small Buck Studio Must Have"
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OK, before I bought this box I wanted The Focusrite dsp 24 pro VRM. But at $400.00 it wasn’t going to happen. So my Tascam is temporary however, I am in no rush to replace it and since Christmas, I think of the Focusrite a little less every day.

I want to keep this in perspective so remember; this is a $100.00 box. With that in mind, you will be hard pressed to find anything at this price point that sounds this clean. I have none of the popping or clicking noises that some other people have had. The headphone out is underpowered as they are on most of these interfaces, I use a headphone amp so for myself, it is not an issue.

Since I was shopping for a box with these exact features I am pleased to say they all work as expected.

Ease of Use
I read some of the stories out there and I am happy to report that none of them applied to me. I downloaded the driver from Tascam (I never launched the enclosed discs) followed the instructions and "presto" I was up and running in about 5 minutes.

I agree that the pots feel soft ($100.00) but the range is good and once their set you don't need to fuss with them often. The switches also feel "Brittle". The case and connectors all feel and act solidly and overall appearance is good.

I was unable to find anything close at $115.00. Think read more about it; USB interface with MIDI and 2 SPDIF plus 2 analog ins as well as a headphone and stereo line out and some software to boot! And, that Zzounds has the lowest price in town nails the deal.

Manufacturer Support
I have not had to deal with Tascam on this product but have in the past. It was a long time ago (about 10 years) but they were there for me after I fried some chips on my old Studio 8.

The Wow Factor
The box blends in more than stands out. If you’re looking for eye candy this is not the spot.

Musical Background:
Active Musician

Musical Style:
Rock and Roll
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