Webinar, Presentation, Conference

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 crystal-clear?

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?


DR-05X used as a microphone on a computer

When it has to be simple

DR-05X used as a microphone with audio interface

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 computers.

Tascam US-42B – The podcast/vlogging station with many extras

Pimp my Podcast

MiNiSTUDIO US-42B with FX, jingles and many more possibilities

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.

Tascam US-4x4HR – Podcast production with up to four participants

Broadcasts with multiple participants

US-1x2HR, US-2x2HR and US-4x4HR

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.

Tascam Model 12 – A whole studio in the guise of a small mixing console

Perfectly happy

The pro variant with Model 12

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.

Tascam VS-R series – Parallel streaming to multiple services

Right away to the world via livestream

Send to up to three streaming services simultaneously with VS-R264 or VS-R265

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.

Something new is waiting for you

What comes next?

The coffee-brewing swiss army knife.

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.

How do I use a Tascam interface with Skype & Co on a computer?

First install and connect the drivers

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.

Then select the interface as audio input and output

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.

Check selection in the communication software

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.