Everything You Need To Begin Recording
The TRACKPACK 2x2 assembles everything you need to record music on your computer. Included in this complete recording bundle is Tascam’s US-2x2 USB audio interface, TM-80 studio condenser microphone with shockmount, & TH-02 headphones.
The US-2x2 is a 2-in/2-out USB interface, bus powered from your Windows or Mac computer. A pair of Ultra-HDDA mic preamps provide up to 57 dB of gain and the best noise and distortion specs in their class. The audio design features high-performance, musical components like NE5532 op amps for rich sound quality without colouring the source. Class-compliant drivers enable use with tablets like the iPad when using an optional power supply.
With everything included for capturing and reproducing audio with your computer, TRACKPACK 2x2 offers an affordable and easy way to launch your first computer-recording studio.
Includes ALL of the following!
4-in/4-out Audio/MIDI Interface with HDDA Mic Preamps.
TASCAM’s US-4x4 combines great audio quality and ergonomic design for a powerful 4-in/4-out USB 2 audio interface. Four of TASCAM’s Ultra-HDDA mic/line preamps provide High Resolution recording and up to 57dB of gain with nearly inaudible noise and distortion specs. The audio design features high-performance, musical components like NE5532 op amps for rich sound quality without coloring the source. The US-4x4 includes class-compliant drivers for plug-and-play operation on Mac OSX and iOS devices like the iPad, and a simple driver adds ASIO compatibility for Windows. MIDI in and out are also included for connecting synths, drum machines, and controllers. The interface also includes a copy of Steinberg Cubase LE for Windows and Mac. With solid audio specs, iOS compatibility, and an easy-to-read angled design, the US-4x4 is the ultimate 4-channel interface for home, project, and mobile studios.
Steinberg Cubase LE — An Advanced DAW for Windows and Mac.
With Cubase LE you can turn your Mac or PC into a beautiful and easy-to-use music studio. This compact DAW offers you all the basic tools for recording, editing and mixing everything from the initial musical idea to the final track. Cubase LE assists you during the creative process — whether you are a songwriter, guitar player, vocalist or electronic music producer, Cubase has the right tools and features at hand.
Two Comfortable and Easy-to-Wear Closed Headphones for Studio Monitoring.
The closed design of the headphones is ideal for monitoring performances while recording without mic bleed. Incorporating comfortable, sound-proof ear pads, there’s no need to worry about the mic picking up sound bleed from the headphones. With a wide frequency response of 18Hz to 22kHz, you can also use these headphones for monitoring during mixdown for clear, uncolored sound.
Two Cardioid Condenser Microphone for a Pro Vocal Sound.
A cardioid condenser mic is the perfect all-around mic for vocal and instrument recording, and the unidirectional pickup pattern keeps the recording from sounding too ambient. The TM-80 has an 18mm aluminum diaphragm and a wide frequency response. With a maximum sound pressure rating of 136dB SPL, you can safely use the TM-80 with guitar amps, drums and other loud instruments.
Package includes shock-absorbing suspensions, table-top mic stands and mic cables.
Included are essential microphone accessories - two shock-absorbing suspensions to reduce bass rumble, two 6-foot mic cables and two table-top mic stands - allowing you to set up at your desktop and record right away.
US-4x4 USB Audio/MIDI Interface
|Four Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps with −125dBu EIN|
|Four XLR or TRS (MIC/LINE) inputs with full +48V phantom power|
|Four TRS analog balanced outputs|
|Two headphone outputs – each with 45mW/ch output power|
|NE5532 op-amps used in the audio input and output stages|
|Up to 96kHz/24-bit recording|
|Support for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems|
|USB 2.0 computer connection|
|Connect with iPads and other iOS devices|
|+48V phantom power for all inputs|
|Two switchable high-impedance inputs|
|Input level specifications boast a range of 57dB – ideal for using dynamic mics|
|Direct monitoring function for zero-latency monitoring|
|Tough all-metal casing for durability|
|Angled design provides excellent usability on a desktop|
|Balanced analog TRS output jacks suitable for connection to powered monitors|
|Standard TRS headphones output jack|
|Separate controls for line output & headphone output levels|
|MIDI input and output|
|Output sources can be selected in the setting panel|
|Input sound monitoring can be set to stereo or mono|
|Input muting function eliminates noise from unused inputs|
|USB class compliant 2.0 support|
|License card included for Steinberg Cubase LE|
|Confirmed operation with major DAW software (SONAR, ProTools, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Garage Band)|
|Dedicated AC adapter is included|
TH-02 Stereo Monitor Headphones
|Foldable design for compact storage and transport|
|Tightly-stitched, padded headband and ear pads for stylish comfort|
|Closed-back dynamic design featuring rich bass response and crisp highs|
|Snap-on 1/8" (3.5mm) to 1/4" (6.3mm) adapter|
|Sensitivity||98 dB +/- 3dB|
|Frequency response||18 Hz to 22 kHz|
|Max input power||600 mW|
|Cable length||9.8ft (3m) when fully extended|
|Dimension (W×H×D)||180mm×240mm×90mm / 7.1 inch×9.5 inch×3.5 inch|
|Weight||298g / 0.7 lb|
TM-80 Condenser Microphone
|Condenser microphone utilizes precisely designed electronic circuitry.|
|Microphone capsule assembly features an 18mm pure aluminum diaphragm|
|Cardioid polar pattern|
|Frequency response||20Hz to 20kHz|
|Sensitivity||-38dB +/-2dB (0dB=1V/Pa at 1kHz)|
|Phantom power requirement||9 - 48V DC|
|Output impedance||200ohm +/-30% (at 1kHz)|
|Load impedance||>1k ohm|
|Max SPL||136dB (at 1kHz=1% THD)|
|Housing||Die cast zinc|
|Dimensions (W×H×D)||48mm×165mm×48mm / 1.9 inch×6.5 inch×1.9 inch|
|Includes||shock mount, mini desk stand, mic cable (1.8m XLRM – XLRF)|
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