• USB Audio/MIDI Interface With DSP Mixer (20 in, 8 out) | Tascam SERIES 208i
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Tascam SERIES 102i/208i – Software Routing The SERIES 208i audio/MIDI interface is the right choice for professional studio and live recording. It provides up to 20 audio inputs and eight audio outputs to a Mac or Windows computer or an iOS device, for recording and playback at up to 192 kHz / 24 bit and with the superb audio performance one expects from Tascam. Controllable with included custom software, this versatile USB interface is equipped with a powerful DSP input and output mixer with built-in digital reverb, compressor, phase invert and four-band EQ for each channel. Having this processor included internally eliminates all latency issues and takes the load off the computer allowing it to process the audio more efficiently. A new USB driver offers very high stability, ensuring reliable performance throughout all phases of your projects.

Tascam Ultra-HDDA Mic Preamps, High Resolution AudioThe four analogue mic/line/instrument combo inputs are fitted with Tascam’s transparent, natural-sounding, low-noise Ultra-HDDA mic preamps and individually switchable phantom power (+48 volt). A maximum of 20 inputs (eight at 192 kHz) are available when using the two multi-channel optical ports which can accept up to 16 channels of audio input from a ADAT- or S/MUX-compatible devices. Eight balanced 6.3-mm line outputs enable multiple monitor mixes or up to 7.1 surround monitoring and there are dual headphone outputs with dedicated level control. Word clock input and output ensure correct synchronisation with other digital audio devices. And you can also connect your favorite MIDI devices to the rear-panel MIDI input and output to use them with your recording software.

The angled tabletop design gives easy access to all front-panel controls. You can quickly adjust the monitor output level with a large front-panel Monitor knob, and use the handy Monitor Balance control to mix live input with computer playback for zero-latency overdubs.

Start Your Projects Immediately With Bundled Software

Tascam SERIES 102i/208i – Software Mixer

While free, easy-to-use Tascam control software helps you manage faders, processing and routing of any audio input (analogue, optical and USB) to any audio output, the interface comes also with Steinberg Cubase LE DAW software for Windows and macOS and Cubasis LE app for iPad. With IK Multimedia AmpliTube guitar effects/modeling software and T-RackS mastering software you get the tools you need to deliver high-quality, polished recording projects. The IK Multimedia software is provided in both free standing and plug-in versions for complete, versatile recording, mixing, and mastering.

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Expandable Input Capability to Grow Into

Tascam SERIES 102i/208i | Expandable Inputs

Easily add more input channels to accommodate future growth by using external microphone preamplifiers with S/MUX optical inputs to record drums, guitars, keyboards, vocals, and more. Each S/MUX optical port can accept up to 8 channels of audio input from an ADAT- or S/MUX-compatible device.

Tascam SERIES 102i/208i | Dual Headphones OutputsDual Headphones Monitoring

The SERIES interface has two individual headphones amplifiers powerful enough for dual headphones monitoring.

Control Software for Matrix Mixing, Effects Processors and More

Tascam SERIES 102i/208i | Control Software

Free, easy-to-use Tascam Control software manages faders, processing and the ability to route any audio input (analogue, optical and USB) to any audio output.

Built-in DSP Effects and Processing

A DSP input and output mixer is complemented with digital reverb, compressor, phase invert and four-band EQ for each channel. Having this processor included internally eliminates all latency issues and takes the load off the computer allowing it to process the audio more efficiently.

Tascam SERIES 102i/208i | MobilityMobility

Tascam SERIES interfaces support tablets and other mobile devices and are compatible with many applications to meet your recording needs now and in the future.

Features at a glance

  • Provides up to 20 audio inputs and eight audio outputs to a Windows or Mac computer or iOS device
  • Audio resolution up to 192 kHz / 24 bit
  • USB Audio Compliance 2.0 for iOS connection

Hardware features

  • Four analogue mic/line inputs on XLR/TRS balanced combo connectors
  • High-grade Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone pre-amps with ultra-low noise (EIN: –129 dBu)
  • High-quality audio input circuits for low-noise recording
  • Individually switchable 48-Volt phantom power on XLR inputs
  • Each TRS input can be switched to instrument-level for direct recording of guitar or bass
  • Gain controls, signal and peak indicators on each analogue input
  • Two optical audio inputs supporting S/MUX for high sampling rates
    • 16 inputs at 44.1/48 kHz
    • 8 inputs at 88.2/96 kHz
    • 4 inputs at 176.4/192 kHz
  • Eight line outputs (balanced TRS)
  • Line outputs 1–2 can be used as monitor output with level control
  • Direct monitor option for low-latency monitoring
  • Monitor mix control for adjusting the level balance between signals from external devices and signals from the computer
  • Two 6.3-mm standard headphones outputs with level control (45 mW per channel)
  • Wordclock input and output for integration with other digital equipment
  • MIDI input, MIDI output
  • USB 2.0 computer connection
  • Power supply by dedicated PS-P1220E AC adapter (included)
  • Rugged all-metal chassis

Software features

  • In-house developed driver for Windows devices ensures stable operation with low latency
  • Built-in DSP with mixer, routing and effects accessible through dedicated settings panel
    • Compressor and 4-band EQ with low-cut filter on each input channel
    • Phase invert, Bypass, Solo, channel Link and Mute buttons on each input channel
    • Four Aux sends, switchable pre/post (Aux 1 used for internal reverb)
    • Reverb effect with five presets and adjustable pre delay, reverb time, diffusion and return level (Reverb can be used up to 96 kHz only)
    • Master section with Stereo fader, Aux Master controls and Mute button
    • Comfortable routing of output channels
  • Bundled with Cubase LE 9.5 (64-bit Windows application), compatible with Cubasis LE2
  • Bundled with several plug-in effects
  • Automatic update function available for software, driver and firmware updates
  • Compatible with major DAW software (Pro Tools, Live, Cubase, Studio One, GarageBand etc.)

Specifications

General ratings
Sampling frequencies 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Quantization bit depth 16/24-bit
Analogue audio inputs
Mic inputs (when the input switch set to MIC/LINE) XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
  Input impedance 1.5 kΩ
  Nominal input level −63 dBu (0.00055 Vrms, gain knob max.)
−6 dBu (0.195 Vrms, gain knob min.)
  Maximum input level +10 dBu (2.45 Vrms)
  Maximum gain 57 dB
Instrument inputs (when the input switch is set to INST) 6.3-mm standard TS jack
(Tip: HOT, Sleeve: GND)
  Input impedance ≥1 MΩ
  Nominal input level −63 dBV (0.0007 Vrms, gain knob max.)
−6 dBV (0.501 Vrms, gain knob min.)
  Maximum input level +10 dBV (3.162 Vrms)
  Maximum gain 57 dB
Line inputs (when the input switch set to MIC/LINE) 6.3-mm TRS jack
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  Input impedance 10 kΩ
  Nominal input level −53 dBu (0.0022 Vrms, gain knob max.)
+4 dBu (1.228 Vrms, gain knob at min.)
  Maximum input level +24 dBu (12.282 Vrms)
  Maximum gain 57 dB
Analogue audio outputs
Line outputs (balanced) 6.3-mm TRS jack
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  Output impedance 230 Ω
  Nominal output level +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms)
  Maximum output level +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
Headphone outputs (PHONES) Standard 6.3-mm stereo jack
  Maximum output power (THD+N ≤0,1 %, 32 Ω) 45 mW + 45 mW
Digital audio inputs/outputs
OPTICAL IN (S/MUX) connector(s) Optical (JEITA RC-5720C)
  Signal format Multi-channel optical format
(Supports S/MUX when 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz.)
Other inputs and outputs
USB 4-pin USB B-type
  Transfer rate USB 2.0 Hi-speed (480 MBit/s)
MIDI input 5-pin DIN
  Format Standard MIDI format
MIDI output 5-pin DIN
  Format Standard MIDI format
WORD input BNC
  Input voltage 2.0 Vpp – 5.0 Vpp
  Input impedance 75 Ω ±10%
Permitted frequency deviation during external synchronization ±100 ppm
WORD output BNC
  Input voltage 2 Vpp (into 75 Ω load)
  Output impedance 75 Ω ±10%
  Sampling frequencies 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz
Audio performance
Mic amp EIN (equivalent input noise) ≤−127 dBu
Frequency response (input to line output)  
  At 44.1/48 kHz 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0/–1 dB (JEITA)
  At 88.2/96 kHz 20 Hz – 40 kHz, +0/–2 dB (JEITA)
  At 176.4/192 kHz 20 Hz – 80 kHz, +0/–10 dB (JEITA)
S/N ratio ≥106 dB
(MIC/LINE input to LINE output 1-2, gain knob at minimum, JEITA)
Distortion ≤0.005 %
(MIC/LINE input to LINE output 1-2, 1 kHz sine wave, −2 dBFS input level, MONITOR knob at maximum)
Crosstalk ≥95 dB
(MIC/LINE input to LINE output 1-2, 1 kHz sine wave, gain knob at minimum)
Computer system requirements
Windows  
  Supported operating systems Windows 10 32-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit SP1 or later
Windows 7 64-bit SP1 or later
(Windows Vista and Windows XP are not supported)
  Computer hardware requirements Windows computer with a USB port that supports at least USB 2.0 or USB 3.0
  CPU/processor speed 2 GHz or faster dual core processor (x86)
  Memory 2 GB or more
Mac  
  Supported operating systems macOS Mojave (10.14 or later)
macOS High Sierra (10.13 or later)
macOS Sierra (10.12 or later)
  Computer hardware requirements Mac with a USB port that supports at least USB 2.0 or USB 3.0
  CPU/processor speed 2 GHz or faster dual core processor
  Memory 2 GB or more
iOS device Apple iOS device running iOS 10 or later
Supported audio drivers Windows: USB Audio Class 2.0, ASIO 2.2, WDM (MME), MIDI
Mac: Core Audio, Core MIDI
iOS device: Core Audio for iPhone
Power supply and other specifications
Power DC 12 V AC adapter (PS-P1220E)
Power consumption 14 W
Dimensions (W × H × D) 296 mm × 65 mm × 160 mm
Weight 1.5 kg
Permissible operating temperature range 5–35 °C

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

Last modified: 2019-01-23 16:09:51 UTC