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Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface

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Product Code: 9999-08816
Tascam US-20x20
$599.99
UPC:
043774031184
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Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface

The Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface packs 20 channels of analog and digital I/O into a single rackspace with great sounding preamps and USB 3.0/2.0 connectivity. Featuring a sleek industrial design that inspires creativity, its ultra-HDDA mic preamps deliver high headroom for dynamic tracks.

The Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface is a 20-in/20-out USB 3.0 Interface with Mic Pre and Digital Mixer Modes. Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps provide 56dB of gain and high headroom to make microphones sound their best. Up to ten channels of digital I/O are included on ADAT and S/PDIF connectors, with word clock also provided for use with external clocks like TASCAM’s CG-1000. MIDI I/O allows use with controllers and synthesizers, and sample rates up to 192kHz/24-bit are supported.

New Update : Settings Panel for Windows
TASCAM USB Audio Interfaces Driver (Settings Panel) software for Windows has been updated to Version 4.00, enabling to build music production environments with ultra-low latency that maximizes the processing power of the computers in use. In this new version, the driver’s stability has been greatly enhanced, the audio buffer size is now selectable up from 4 samples instead of older versions with the default buffer size of 64 samples, and overall usability has been improved. (Version 4.00 functions are limited to Windows only). The TASCAM Celesonic US-20x20 is the first USB 3.0 interface to use class-compliant drivers for future-proof use with computers and tablets. A built-in DSP mixer includes parametric EQ and compression on every channel and a stereo reverb send for great-sounding monitor mixes. The DSP mixer can also be used as a live mixer or submixer with computer control. The Tascam US-20x20 has three operation modes – audio interface, digital mixer, and 8-channel digital mic preamp –for maximum flexibility.

Ultra-HDDA Mic Preamps Deliver High Headroom for Dynamic Tracks
TASCAM's Ultra-HDDA mic preamps provide up to 57dB of gain with the highest headroom in their class. Meaning your tracks won't be distorted before they even hit your computer, resulting in sweeter mids and deep soundstaging. Popularized in TASCAM's HS-P82 professional broadcast and film recorders, Ultra HDDA preamps have the performance to handle condenser, dynamic, and ribbon microphones. These versatile preamps also feature line-level inputs for keyboards and other equipment.

Sleek Industrial Design Inspires Creativity
Tascam has applied the engineering expertise from years of making audio interfaces to create products that are both pioneering and practical. The slightly angled Bio-cell side panels provide users with excellent ergonomics and stimulate creativity. An adapter that supports rack-mounting is also included.

DSP Mixer with 4-Band EQ and Compression on Each Input Channel
Utilizing an Analog Devices BlackFin processor, the Tascam US-20x20 offers an advanced digital mixer. Every input has 4-band EQ, compressor, and low-cut filter. A stereo reverb processor is provided for dynamic headhone monitoring. The DSP mixer can store up to (10) snapshots as scenes - making it easy to recall mixer settings.

Three Selectable Modes : Interface / Mic Preamp / Mixer
The versatile Tascam Celesonic US-20x20 is an Interface for multitrack recording using a personal computer and DAW, a standalone mic preamp, or a mixer for live performances or mixing keyboards. In mic preamp mode, the Ultra-HDDA preamps are sent to the ADAT Optical and S/PDIF digital outputs at up to 192kHz.

Audio Buffer Size Selectable Up from 4 Samples
With conventional TASCAM drivers, the audio buffer size could only be set originally up from 64 samples. This has been enhanced to support a selection up from 4 samples, enabling users to build music production environments with ultra-low latency that maximizes the processing power of the computers in use. Users can now choose from a wide range of parameters, from a minimum of 4 samples up to a maximum of 2048 samples, depending on the computer's processing power and music production application.

Software Window Size Optimization Enabled by HiDPI Support
The newly implemented HiDPI (high-dot per inch) function automatically optimizes the size of the Settings Panel window to an appropriate size according to the user's display. No more small appearing of the Settings Panel in a high-resolution display.

Ultra-HDDA Mic Preamps Provide High Headroom for Dynamic Tracks
TASCAM's Ultra-HDDA mic preamps provide up to 57dB of gain with the highest headroom in their class. Meaning your tracks won't be distorted before they even hit your computer, resulting in sweeter mids and deep soundstaging. Popularized in TASCAM's HS-P82 professional broadcast and film recorders, Ultra HDDA preamps have the performance to handle condenser, dynamic, and ribbon microphones. These versatile preamps also feature line-level inputs for keyboards and other equipment.

20 Inputs and 20 Outputs To Handle the Biggest Sessions
With 8 XLR/TRS inputs, 2 TRS inputs, multi-channel digital inputs via S/PDIF coaxial, and optical digital connectors, the Tascam US-20x20 provides a total of twenty simultaneous inputs when operating at 44.1kHz or 48kHz. Twenty simultaneous outputs are also transmitted from your DAW at 44.1kHz or 48kHz utilizing the 10 TRS line outputs, S/PDIF coaxial and optical digital outputs. The ADAT optical input/output support SMUX2 and SMUX4 - required for high sampling rates. Using two Tascam US-20x20 and the optical digital connections, it is possible to configure a 16-microphone recording system.

3 Switchable Modes - Interface, Mic Preamp and Mixer
The versatile Tascam Celesonic US-20x20 is an Interface for multitrack recording using a personal computer and DAW, a standalone mic preamp, or a mixer for live performances or mixing keyboards.

Advanced DSP Mixer with EQ and Compression on Each Channel
An obstacle with computer-based recording is latency (delayed audio signals). New USB 3.0 driver software has been developed to eliminate latency issues and driver set-up problems. In addition, the built-in mixer provides near-zero latency monitoring while recording. It utilizes the high-performance Dual Core BlackFin DSP making it possible to offer 4-band EQ and compression on each channel. A stereo reverb is also provided for great-sounding headphone mixes.

Class-Compliant Drivers Support iPads and Other Tablets
You will not need another audio interface if you decide you want to make music using an iPad or other iOS device. The performance of these interfaces has been tested with major DAWs – you can continue to use them even if you change DAW software. Since these units include MIDI inputs and outputs, they can also be used as MIDI interfaces.

Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface Features

  • Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps with -125dBu EIN
  • Eight Ultra-HDDA micpres with XLR/TRS and connector, two TRS inputs
  • 3 Mode switching of Interface/Mic preamp/Mixer
  • Up to 192kHz/24-bit recording
  • Support for Windows and Mac
  • USB 3.0/2.0 computer connection (USB3.0 requires Windows 10)
  • Connect with iPads and other iOS devices
  • +48V Phantom power for all inputs
  • High-impedance inputs available
  • Input level specifications boast a range of 56 dB for using dynamic mics
  • Tough metal casing for durability
  • Angled design provides excellent usability on a desktop
  • Two standard TRS headphones output jack with 70mW + 70mW output power
  • Separate controls for line and headphones output volumes
  • MIDI input and output
  • Low-latency monitoring via on-board DSP mixer
  • DSP mixer with 4-band EQ and compression on each input channel(Can be used in Interface/Mixer mode)
  • On-board Reverb effect ideal for monitoring on interface mode or PA/SR on mixer mode
  • Patch bay allows outputs to be assigned freely(Can be used in Interface/Mixer mode)
  • Scenes can store DSP mixer settings (up to 10+1 scenes can be stored and named)
  • Ten TRS analog outputs
  • S/PDIF coaxial digital input/output connectors
  • TOS LINK optical digital multichannel input/output connectors (supporting SMUX2 and SMUX4)
  • BNC word clock input/output connectors
  • USB class compliant 2.0 support
  • Confirmed operation with major DAW software (SONAR, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Studio One, GarageBand)
  • RoHS certified
  • Rack-mount adapter
  • Dedicated AC adapter
  • USB2.0 cable and USB3.0 cable

Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface Specifications

  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz
  • Quantization Bit Rate: 16/24-bit
  • Analog Audio Inputs (Front):
    • MIC IN Balanced (IN 1-8):
      • Connector: XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD), BALANCED
      • Input Impedance: 2.4kO
      • Nominal Input Level:
        • GAIN Max: –68dBu (0.0003Vrms)
        • GAIN Min: –12dBu (0.195Vrms)
      • Maximum Input Level: +8dBu (1.947Vrms)
      • Gain: 56dB
    • INST IN Unbalanced (IN 9-10):
      • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TS-Jack (T: HOT, S: GND), UNBALANCED (When Set to "INST" at LINE/INST Switch)
      • Input Impedance: 1MO or More
      • Nominal Input Level:
        • GAIN Max: –57dBV (0.0014Vrms)
        • GAIN Min: –12dBV (0.251Vrms)
      • Maximum Input Level: +8dBV (0.2512Vrms)
      • Gain: 45dB
    • LINE IN (IN 9-10):
      • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS-Jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
      • (When Set to "LINE" at LINE/INST Switch)
      • Input Impedance: 10kO
      • Nominal Input Level:
        • GAIN Max: –41dBu (0.0069Vrms)
        • GAIN Min: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
      • Maximum Input Level: +24dBu (12.182Vrms)
      • Gain: 45dB
    • LINE IN (IN 11-16):
      • LEVEL Switch: "–10dBV"
        • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TS-Jack (T: HOT, S: GND), UNBALANCED
        • Input Impedance: 10kO or More
        • Nominal Input Level: –10dBV (0.3162Vrms)
        • Maximum Input Level: +10dBV (3.162Vrms)
      • LEVEL Switch: "+4dBu"
        • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS-Jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
        • Input Impedance: 10kO
        • Nominal Input Level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
        • Maximum Input Level: +24dBu (12.182Vrms)
  • Analog Audio Outputs:
    • LINE OUT (LINE OUT 1-8):
      • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS-Jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND), BALANCED
      • Output Impedance: 100O
      • Nominal Output Level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
      • Maximum Output Level: +24dBu (12.177Vrms)
  • PHONES:
    • Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) Stereo Phone Jack
    • Maximum Output Level: 70mW + 70mW or More (THD+N 0.1% or Less, 32O Loaded)
  • MIDI IN / OUT:
    • Connector: DIN 5-Pin
    • Format: Standard MIDI Format
  • USB:
    • Connector: USB B Type 4-Pin
    • Format: USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED Mass Storage Class
  • Power: Dedicated AC Adapter (GPE248-120200-Z, Included)
  • Power Consumption: 12W
  • Dimensions (W × H × D): 17.5" × 2.32" × 8.62" / 445 × 59 × 219 mm
  • Weight: 6.11 lbs. / 2.8 kg
  • Operating Temperature: 41°F to 95°F / 5°C to 35°C
  • Audio Performance:
    • Frequency Response:
      • LINE OUT(BALANCED):
        • 44.1k/48k Hz: 20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.3dB(JEITA)
        • 88.2k/96k Hz: 20Hz to 40kHz, ±0.3dB(JEITA)
    • THD: 0.008% or Less
    • S/N Ratio: 100dB or More
    • Crosstalk: 100dB or More
  • Computer System Requirements:
    • Windows:
      • Compatible Computers: Windows-Compatible Computer with a USB 2.0 Port
      • CPU Type/Speed: Dual Core / 2GHz or Faster
      • Memory: 2GB or More
      • DRIVER: ASIO2.0, WDM(MME)
    • Macintosh:
      • Compatible Computers: Apple Macintosh Computer with a USB 2.0 Port
      • CPU Type/Speed: Dual Core / 2GHz or Faster
      • Memory: 2GB or More
      • DRIVER: Core Audio, Core MIDI
  • Supported OS:
    • Windows: Windows 10 (October 2020 Update) New, Windows 10 (May 2020 Update) New, Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7
    • Mac: macOS Catalina , macOS Mojave , macOS High Sierra (10.13) , macOS Sierra? (10.12) , OS X El Capitan (10.11) , OS X Yosemite (10.10) , OS X Mavericks (10.9) , OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
    • iOS: iPadOS 14 New, iOS 14 New, iPadOS , iOS 13 , iOS 12 , iOS 11 , iOS 8

Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface Includes

  • 1 x Tascam US-20x20 Audio Interface
  • 1 x AC Adapter (GPE248-120200-Z) (w/ Output Plug A/B for Replacement)
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Cable
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Cable
  • 1 x Hex Key
  • 2 x Rack Mount Angles
  • 4 x Rack Mount Angle Attachment Screws
  • 1 x Owners Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Lots of inputs for little money

    Posted by Ben on Oct 8th 2013

    We use this interface to record band practices and writing sessions. It does what it should: sends a bunch of inputs over USB for multi-track recording. It's handled everything well so far and plays nicely with my Windows laptop and software. Definitely a cost-effective way to get a lot of inputs. Pretty minimal and straightforward.