Tascam MiNiSTUDIO CREATOR US-42 USB Audio Interface

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Tascam MiNiSTUDIO CREATOR US-42 USB Audio Interface

  • Excl. Tax: $195.33
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Styled here in an exclusive black finish, the Tascam MiNiSTUDIO Creator US-42B Podcast Studio is made for beginner and intermediate podcasters, streamers, and gamers looking to make their audio productions stand out on YouTube, FaceBook Live, Twitch, and elsewhere in the podcasting universe. 

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Tascam US-42 Overview

Styled here in an exclusive black finish, the Tascam MiNiSTUDIO Creator US-42B Podcast Studio is made for beginner and intermediate podcasters, streamers, and gamers looking to make their audio productions stand out on YouTube, FaceBook Live, Twitch, and elsewhere in the podcasting universe. This tabletop solution combines simple hardware with user-friendly software, putting all the essential tools for podcasting right at your fingertips in a versatile interface that plugs into your Mac or Windows computer via USB. What's more, with a flick of its Creator switch, the US-42B becomes a powerful audio interface—allowing you to record vocals and instruments to your computer with studio-quality results.

The MiNiSTUDIO Creator US-42B is streamlined to have first-time users up and broadcasting a two-person podcast in minutes. It features inputs for connecting just about any kind of microphone or instrument to reoord you and your guest with a clean, professional sound, and has two headphone jacks that let both the host and the guest clearly hear themselves.

The US-42B allows you to create a polished and fully produced podcast on the fly, without having to focus on engineering. Easy-to-reach controls and effects pads let you adjust levels, add reverb, instantly transform your voice, and even trigger fun sound effects like applause, air horns, or music. With a pair of microphones, stands, cables, and headphones, you're ready to hit the On Air button and start the show.

Features

  • Tabletop broadcast- and music-production studio for podcasting, streaming, and gaming
  • Lightweight design convenient for mobile use
  • USB 2.0 audio interface compatible with Mac, Windows, and iOS devices
  • 2 combo XLR/TRS jacks support balanced input for microphones and instruments
  • HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone preamps with individual level controls and +48V phantom power to accommodate dynamic and condenser microphones
  • Preamps double as Hi-Z inputs for your electric guitar or bass
  • TRRS and TRS connections for gaming headsets
  • 3.5mm stereo aux input can be used to connect smartphones, tablets, and game devices
  • Unit can be connected to record or stream on an iOS device using an Apple Lightning to USB camera adapter (available separately)
  • Meter lets you visually monitor the level of the mic inputs
  • Stereo 1/4" and 3.5mm jack headphone outputs with shared volume knob
  • Stereo RCA outputs with level knob for connecting unit to a PA system or powered speakers
  • 3 PON sound-effect pads for triggering preselected audio sound bites, songs, or samples of your choice (bell, buzzer, and applause samples are included)
  • Trigger pads are self-lighting and velocity-sensitive
  • Effect on/off button creates pitch-change, walkie-talkie, echo, and chopper voice FX
  • Digital reverb effect with a convenient front-panel control knob to add depth to your voice
  • 4-band parametric EQ and adjustable compression to add presence to your voice
  • Use On Air button to start or mute broadcast transmission
  • Illuminated On Air button confirms that you're live on the air
  • Input monitoring function allows you to hear input sounds before they are transmitted
  • Creator/Broadcast switch: select Broadcast to turn on live streaming; or select Creator switch to activate the two-channel USB interface and record audio straight to your computer (music or video recording software is available separately)
  • Includes dedicated MiNiSTUDIO software with Easy and Expert tabs to provide complete control over the unit's parameters
  • USB-powered operation is supported when connected to a computer
  • When using with an iOS device, unit can be powered via a USB power adapter or the TASCAM BP-6AA external battery pack (both available separately)
  • Support for high-resolution recording formats up to 96 kHz / 24-bit
  • Works with all major streaming software/services (YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitch, Skype, and more)
  • Compatible with major DAW software including Audacity, SONAR, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Studio One, and GarageBand

MiNiSTUDIO Configuration Software

Easy Mode for Quick Setup

  • The Easy tab breaks down your options for manipulating audio into three categories: Sound (presets for your particular sonic setup); Effect (presets for manipulating your vocals upon pressing the effect on/off button); and Reverb (types of ambiance with which you can effect your vocal)
  • Beneath these knobs, you may assign sounds to the trigger pads and set the volume of each pad sound

Expert Mode for In-Depth Control

  • The Expert tab gives you comprehensive controls for the US-42B's compressor, equalizer, and reverb
  • In this panel, you also have control over buffer size, as well as the ability to manipulate the trigger pad's settings; for example, you can set the rate of fade in and fade out for the sample being triggered

Key Features

  • Tabletop Podcast-Production Studio
  • Gaming, Streaming, Music Recording
  • 2 Combo XLR-Mic / Instrument Inputs +48V
  • 3 Programmable Pads for Instant Sound FX
  • Reverb Knob and Voice Effect Button
  • 2 Headphone Outputs for Host and Guest
  • Audio Software with Easy & Expert Modes
  • 3.5mm Input for Gamer Headset
  • USB Interface for 24-Bit / 96 kHz Audio
  • Hi-Z Inputs for Electric Guitar or Bass

Tascam US-42 Specs

Form FactorTabletop
DisplayNone
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Input / 4 Output
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps2
Input Level Adjustment1 x Knob
Number of Headphone Mixes1 x Master
Sample Pads4 x Assignable

Connectivity

Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Aux Input
2 x RCA Coaxial Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power+48 V
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USBUSB Type-B (USB 2.0)
Memory Card SlotNone

Performance

Frequency Response20 Hz to 40 kHz
Gain/Trim Range45 dB
Max Input Level+7.7 dBV
Max Output Level+6 dBV
Headphone Output Power15 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
≥ 2.4 Kilohms
≤ 5 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
≤ 5 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohms
THD+NHeadphone Outputs:
< 0.1
EINMic Inputs:
< -120 dBu

Digital Audio

Sample RatesUp to 96 kHz
Bit DepthsUp to 24-Bit

Compatibility

OS CompatibilityWindows 7 / 8.1 / 10
macOS 10.11 or Later
iOS 7 or Later
Processor Requirement2 GHz
RAM Requirements2 GB
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port

Power

Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included), Battery, or USB Bus Power
AC/DC Power Adapter5 VDC (Not Included)
Power Consumption1.5 W

Physical

Dimensions7.87 x 5.12 x 1.57" / 19.99 x 13 x 3.99 cm
Weight1.1 lb / 500.0 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.63 x 6.75 x 4"

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