You Can Sound Like a Frog.
Or Like a Star.
An online session via computer can be set up quickly. But
can you really rely on the sound of your laptop or headset? How do you want to
be remembered by your listeners? With a squawky mumble or understandably and
Tascam offers you a range of ways to significantly improve your sound for streaming or pre-production – from simple to luxurious, yet always easy to use.
How do you want to come out sounding?
Our handheld recorder, which has been sold tens of thousands of times, has more going for
it than you might think. Connect it to a computer and use it as a great-sounding
microphone with Zoom, Skype and other conference software. Best of all, you can also use
its headphone output – it offers more than the standard connections of most
This two-input interface is designed specifically for personal broadcasting and live
streaming and comes with a lot of extras like trigger buttons for sound effects, DSP
processing (EQ, compressor, reverb), ducking, loopback, instrument input, headset
connection and much more. One or two guitars can also be connected directly.
These high-resolution audio interfaces are ideal for multiple speakers or directly
connected instruments, have a loopback function for feeds from the computer and impress
with a robust metal housing and clear, natural sound. Simply connect it via USB, select
it as input/output in the computer and off you go.
Well, you can always have wishes. But this compact production studio contains a lot of finesse that can turn any online presentation into a professional broadcast programme. Multitrack recorder, effects processor, two headphones outputs, Bluetooth – you can even compensate the annoying time lag between picture and sound.
The really big deal: connect the camera via HDMI and audio via balanced inputs, then
simply stream in HD or 4K to the live services of Youtube, Facebook and others at the
touch of a button – without a computer. It’ll cost you something, but it makes a big impression.
Nah. Seriously, we’ve already come up with the big bangers here, but we’ll soon be adding something that fits in well. And as usual with Tascam, it will be very useful, easy to use and have a great price/performance ratio. Nothing for frogs, anyway.
Download the driver and settings panel from our downloads page and install it on your computer (a Mac doesn’t need a driver). You need the settings field, for example, to switch on the loopback function or to access effects etc., if available.
Connect your Tascam device to a USB port on your computer. If your computer has front and
rear ports, use the rear ones. Sometimes there are problems with the front ones. Don’t
use a USB hub if you want it to work smoothly.
Now open the sound settings of your computer and select your interface as the default device under playback (“Speaker”) and recording (“Microphone”). The picture shows an example for Windows, but it works similarly for Mac. From now on, you will hear all the sound that the computer emits through headphones or loudspeakers on your interface.
Connect a microphone and some headphones to the interface (for the DR-05X you can use the built-in mics or one of your own<!--, for the TM-250U you only need headphones-->). Now you are wired up and ready to go.
In Skype (and in other conference programs) there are also settings for the sound. Check there whether the correct selection has been made and do a test.
Tip 1: If you have a choice, use the installable version of the communication software. Many applications can also be used via a browser, but additional pitfalls lurk there, such as security functions.
And now have fun with your webinar, your presentation, your online concert, your Pocast production.
Tip 2: Your operating system also has security features that can prevent access to the microphone. On Widows and iOS, check whether the communication software is allowed to access the microphone.