Tascam US-1200 USB Audio Interface 888365267906

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The Tascam US-1200 is a 6-in/2-out high-resolution audio interface with four high-quality HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone preamplifiers, ideal for home and project studio recor... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Tascam US-1200 is a 6-in/2-out high-resolution audio interface with four high-quality HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone preamplifiers, ideal for home and project studio recording. The team at Tascam spent long, demanding hours developing the highly regarded HDDA mic preamps, carefully selecting just the right components to optimize sound quality and performance. In addition, the US-1200 also features low-latency monitoring, high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio, on-board DSP mixing, and on-board DSP effects making this an extremely versatile and great sounding tool for recording.

High-quality HDDA microphone preamplifiers
TASCAM spent months testing parts and circuitry to develop what are the now the highly regarded HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic-preamps. The four XLR inputs are balanced microphone pre-amplifier circuits comprised of carefully selected components optimizing sound quality. The US-1200 is an optimally designed tool to clearly translate expressive performances to the DAW of your choice.

6 Analog inputs for multi-channel recording
The US-1200 is loaded with four XLR connectors supplying +48V phantom power and two TRS balanced inputs. The balanced low-noise connections are ideal for line connection equipment e.g. keyboards, etc. In addition, INPUTs 5 & 6 also support high-impedance recording for guitar and bass. The wealth of inputs makes the unit ideal for band recording.

Low-latency monitoring for stress-free recording
Utilize the DSP Mixer for Low-latency monitoring. Control the monitor balance easily with the MON MIX knob.

Supports high-resolution recording up to 24-bit/96kHz
With increasing HDD capacity and ever-faster PCs, high-resolution formats are being used more frequently. Record at 96kHz/24-bit resolution and guarantee your music reaches its highest potential.

On-board DSP mixer with two operational modes
The built-in DSP mixer can be used for various purposes simply by switching modes.

Multi-track Mode
Multi-track mode facilitates music production. The input sound and monitor mix can be adjusted separately, fine-tuning the balance between recording and playback volumes optimally. Monaural monitoring is also a possibility within the mixer operation.

Stereo-mix Mode
Stereo-mix mode is convenient for internet streaming, live broadcasts or video editing.
It is possible to deliver not only input sound but also sound from the PC through the unit and back to the recording by mixing it inside the US-1200.

On-board DSP effects
The DSP effects consist of reverb, a compressor and EQ to aid in monitoring your sound.
(The effects cannot be used when recording at 88.2/96 kHz resolutions.)

Dynamics effects
The dynamics effects allow one system to be used at the same time. Compressor and 3-band equalizer functions are available. Utilization of these enhancing effects add to the uniqueness of your sound by boosting high ranges when youre using dynamic microphones, or reconfiguring the vocals level by applying a light compressor.

Send effect
Reverb is available for your send effects. When recording; dry vocals can sound impassionate but by applying light reverb, sing gracefully and in the end, achieve a better result.

Features
  • 6x2 USB audio interface
  • 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution
  • 4 HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone preamplifiers
  • 4 XLR inputs with +48V phantom power and two TRS ¼ balanced inputs
  • INPUT 5/6 direct Hi-Z instrument inputs
  • INUT 5/6 support +4 dBu line level
  • Low-latency monitoring via the DSP mixer
  • On-board DSP mixer provides dual operational modes
  • Dynamic and send effects support higher-level recording and sound input
  • Two system TRS analog balanced output connectors
  • Standard headphone jack with 50 mW/ch output
  • RoHS certified
  • EIA 1U rack mount size
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Tape machines - 90 day warranty; one year parts warranty.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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TascamUS-1200 USB Audio Interface
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Good audio (13)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (14)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (6)

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5.0

buy it!

By JR in Pgh

from Pittsburgh PA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tascam US-1200 USB Audio Interface:

i own other budget audio interfaces that i use with win 7,8, and 10, but this gem gets everything right.
very happy with this product. have been using it for over 1 year and always a pleasure to work with.
i typically use 3-4 inputs at a time to record guitar with a click track on one of the inputs.

 
5.0

That cheap?

By Ridge

from Salt Lake City, UT

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Tascam US-1200 USB Audio Interface:

    I can't believe this interface is so cheap! I got this to record my band HOUSEWARMING PARTY and it did the job! Enough inputs to record drums, and great preamps for the price! 100% satisfied.

     
    5.0

    perfect for live recording

    By Flash Riprock

    from Ft. Worth

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Tascam US-1200 USB Audio Interface:

      Great interface for the price, easy to set up and use.
      Excellent quality.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great budget interface!

      By Drumlord29

      from Kissimmee, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Tascam US-1200 USB Audio Interface:

        Got my Tascam US 1200 (deal of the day) with the intention of recording my drums. I did a few tests first with my electric drum kit and I was surprised on the clarity I got! The individual outs and volume controls for monitor and phones lets me listen to both phones and speakers separately without unplugging either one of them. It has 6 total inputs that can be recorded into separate simultaneous tracks for fine tuning with EQ and other effects of your audio software. The installation on my Mac mini using El capitan OS was a breeze and very much compatible with garageband. Latency is a near zero, very playable! It's made from steel construction and it's also rack mountable. My only wish was it to have expandability like the firewire link of presonus to increase the number of inputs (I have an 10 piece drums so I need more inputs). But for the price of this interface, I'd say is more than capable to get the job done for most applications. It's perfect for an amateur recording and maybe a nice backup for pros (they edit them anyway on their software). Even if you get it on its regular price, this unit is worth it and I highly recommend it for someone (like me) on a tight budget. More simultaneous track recording inputs, great quality sound, for less money! Don't settle for other interfaces with only 2 inputs! This is the best you'll get for the price! Get one now! Highly recommended!

         
        5.0

        Awesome piece of gear

        By Moots boots

        from Seattle WA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Tascam US-1200 USB Audio Interface:

          Easy to use and works well

           
          5.0

          Does what it does

          By Stever

          from Coronado Shores, Ore.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Inexpensive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Tascam US-1200 USB Audio Interface:

            Bought to use as an input to Logic Pro X. I wanted enough inputs to record drums with separate channels. With 4 mic preamps and two line-in channels and using an external mixer for 2 more mic preamps, I can record 6 mic channels simultaneously.

            Very easy to install software on Mac (Yosemite) and start using right away with Logic Pro X.

             
            5.0

            Great Audio Interface for cheap

            By MinFlux

            from Chester County, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Tascam US-1200 USB Audio Interface:

              This device is very easy to set up out of the box. Connected to my destop which is Windows 10 no problems. The sound is amazing. I went from an M-audio M-track which was noisy at best to this which sounds great. The Interface is pretty cool but be aware that the volume controls in the windows interface won't do anything if the volumes in the interface are down/off.

               
              5.0

              A good buy at a terrific price

              By Mad Scot

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Tascam US-1200 USB Audio Interface:

                Great interface. Easy to set up and use once you undesrsnd the mixer an effects routing

                 
                5.0

                Very nice!

                By D Will

                from Sacramento, Ca

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Tascam US-1200 USB Audio Interface:

                  Great audio input. Easy set up and easy to use! Nice addition to my studio!

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Price for this well built and easy to use Interface

                  By Daniel

                  from Long Beach, CA

                  Site Member

                  Comments about Tascam US-1200 USB Audio Interface:

                  I had been using an 8 channel usb mixer for years to broadcast live internet content, and the time had come to do some "hobby level" recording. I started out using the USB mixer, as I already knew every little nook, cranny, and cranky pot it had. It worked ok but was so NOISY. I tried several fixes, all to no avail. Right then I decided my time was more valuable than endlessly fiddling with a piece of equipment that was really not worth much. After some research, I decided to purchase the TASCAM US 1200. I am so glad I did! Immediately upon opening the box, I was amazed at the quality of the build. No cheap plastic panels, and the knobs/switches are solid and have a pro feel to them. In no time at all, I had the driver downloaded and was plugging in mics. Within a half hour, I had everything figured out and was hitting the "record" button. The results? Fantastic! The pre-amps are so sweet and the noise? Pretty much non-existent. I would strongly suggest this gem if you are looking to ease your way into doing some recording without having to break the bank. Superb, stress free experience, will buy more from TASCAM without a doubt.

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