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Tascam US-122
USB Audio/MIDI Interface for Windows and Mac

If you want to form a bridge between your music and your computer, there's a solution that combines affordability and ease-of-use with powerful capabilities and excellent built-in compatibility with your computer: the US-122 from TASCAM and Frontier Design Group is what you are looking for

This tiny USB audio / MIDI interface controller brings portable, easy to use, professional recording capabilities for Mac and Windows laptop or desktop recording/ production systems.

Powered entirely via its USB data connection, the US-122 provides 2 XLR phantom powered mic inputs, 2 1/ 4 inch balanced line/ guitar level inputs, high quality mic preamp circuitry and 24-bit AD and DA conversion.

The Tascam US-122 is ideal to use with all of the latest music and audio applications including: Cakewalk SONAR, Cakewalk Pro Audio, Guitar Tracks Pro, Steinberg Cubase VST/SX/SL, Nuendo, Emagic Logic Audio, Adobe Audition, Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro, Cool Edit Pro 2, Sound Forge, Acid, Wavelab, Samplitude, GigaStudio, Reason, Live and many more. It's very simple to install and use and makes a great choice for you to build a portable/home studio around.

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The US-122 features two XLR-based, phantom-powered mic inputs. As one of the only small computer interfaces with analog inserts, you can use the US-122 to place hardware devices (compressors, etc.) into the recording signal chain. Two line-level inputs on balanced 1/4" TRS jacks are included, and are switchable to guitar-level for direct instrument recording into your computer. The US-122 also provides a dedicated control for adjustable zero-latency direct monitoring, providing a sonically pure reference point before entering DAW processing. Its two line-level outputs provide control for levels, and a dedicated headphone output is also included.

In addition to audio interfacing, the US-122 gives you 16 channels of MIDI I/O for use with synthesizers and other sound generating equipment. The MIDI I/O is also handy for synchronization and automation with external devices. For compatibility with a wide variety of computer systems, the US-122 excels.


It includes drivers for compatibility with ASIO, WDM, GSIF and Apple Core Audio (OS X) software systems, so you can turn nearly any USB-equipped computer into a powerful audio recording system. Plus, the US-122 represents an excellent mobile recording solution. Since it's self-powered via USB, no separate power supply is required for operation, making it perfect for mobile recording systems based around laptop computers…just plug in a couple of condenser mics and go!

The US-122 is packaged with two valuable music production software tools at no added cost: TASCAM's GigaStudio 24 sampling workstation software and a special version of Steinberg's Cubasis recording/sequencing software.

Right out of the box, you can install the software, plug in the US-122 and begin creating and recording new music. With its compact, ergonomic design and rugged steel chassis, the US-122 meets the needs of everyone from hobbyist musicians through advanced professional recording engineers and producers. If you're into the creative advantages of computer recording, here's the tool that gets your ideas into your computer!

Key Features

  • USB audio/MIDI computer interfacing
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Two XLR-fed phantom-powered mic inputs with inserts
  • Two line level inputs (switchable to guitar level)
  • Records at up to 48kHz, 24-bit resolution
  • 16 channels of MIDI I/O
  • Adjustable zero-latency direct monitoring
  • Two line outputs with level control
  • Headphone output with level control
  • Self-powered via USB: perfect for both studio and location recordings
  • Includes ASIO, WDM, GSIF and Apple Core Audio (OS X) drivers
  • Includes audio recording/MIDI sequencing software
  • Includes GigaStudio 24 sampling workstation software (PC Only)
  • Compact and rugged steel construction


  • ASIO, GSIF and MME compatibility for Windows 98SE/ ME / 2000 / XP
  • ASIO, Sound Manager and Core Audio for Mac OS V8.6/ 9/ OS X*
  • A/D, D/A
    • A/D converter: 24-bit (Group delay; 17 samples)
    • D/A converter: 24-bit (Group delay; 15.4 samples)
    • Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz, 48kHz
    • Connector: 5 pin DIN
    • Format: MIDI
  • USB
    • Connector: USB Down stream
    • Format: USB Ver1.1
    • Transmission rate: Up to 12Mbps
  • Power Requirement: USB Vbus (5V)
  • Power Consumption: 2.5W
  • Dimension: 145 (W) x 62 (H) x 98 (D) mm
  • Weight: 925g

    * (not supported by bundled Cubasis VST software)


System Requirements


  • CPU: Power Mac, iMac, G3, G4 / 266MHz or higher
  • OS: Mac OS 8.6 or higher (Bundled Cubasis doesn't support OS X)
  • Memory: 64MB
  • I/F protocol: ASIO, Sound Manager, Core Audio (OS X), OMS, Free


  • CPU: Pentium 300MHz or higher
  • OS: 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP (Windows messenger should be updated in order to support XP)
  • Memory: 128MB
  • I/F protocol: ASIO, GSIF, MME
  • USB port

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