In this video James takes a look at the Tascam US-2020 Audio Interface, Mic Pre & Digital Mixer. He shows us around the unit then takes it for an audio spin with a partial cover of a soul classic recording Drums, Bass via the DI inputs, Guitars and Vocals. Take a watch a listen to how Tascam have crammed loads of killer features and great sounding I/O into this 1U box.
At the time of shooting James has to use USB 2.0 with is MacBook Pro. Apple have since upgraded Mac OS to be fulling USB 3.0 compatible.
TASCAM’s Celesonic US-20x20 packs 20 channels of analog and digital I/O into a single rackspace with great sounding preamps and USB 3.0/2.0 connectivity. Eight Ultra-HDDA microphone preamps provide 56dB of gain and high headroom to make microphones sound their best. Up to ten channels of digital I/O are included on ADAT and S/PDIF connectors, with word clock also provided for use with external clocks like TASCAM’s CG-1000. MIDI I/O allows use with controllers and synthesizers, and sample rates up to 192kHz/24-bit are supported.
The TASCAM Celesonic US-20x20 is the first USB 3.0 interface to use class-compliant drivers for future-proof use with computers and tablets. A built-in DSP mixer includes parametric EQ and compression on every channel and a stereo reverb send for great-sounding monitor mixes. The DSP mixer can also be used as a live mixer or submixer with computer control. The US-20x20 has three operation modes – audio interface, digital mixer, and 8-channel digital mic preamp –for maximum flexibility.