TASCAM announces US-2000

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TASCAM has announced the US-2000, a new 16-input audio interface condensed into only one rackspace.

Eight studio-grade microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones, and two of the mic inputs are on the front panel for easy access. An additional six balanced 1/4″ line inputs are provided, as well as four balanced line outs and stereo digital I/O. The front panel features a 100-LED meter bridge for setting input and output levels. The US-2000 connects to a computer through high-speed USB 2.0, and is priced about the same as less-capable 8-channel FireWire interfaces. Included with the TASCAM US-2000 is Cubase LE4, a 48-track workstation for Mac or Windows computers. It includes flexible hardware controls for zero-latency monitoring during recording.

TASCAM US-2000

US-2000 features

  • 16-in / 4-out USB 2.0 audio interface.
  • 96kHz / 24-bit audio resolution.
  • (8) XLR microphone inputs with phantom power.
  • (6) 1/4″ balanced line inputs.
  • (4) 1/4″ balanced line outputs.
  • (2) 1/4″ instrument inputs (chan. 7 & 8 on front panel “combi “jacks).
  • Stereo S/PDIF digital in and out.
  • 100-LED meter bridge (5 segments for each input and output).
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring with mono/stereo switch for each pair of inputs.
  • 1/4″ balanced stereo monitor output with its own volume control.
  • 1/4″ stereo high-powered headphone output.
  • Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Steinberg Cubase LE4 48-track recording software included.
  • High-tech, attractive aluminum case design.

The US-2000 will be available from TASCAM retailers in October at a projected street price under $500 USD.

More information: TASCAM / US-2000

  • LizzyBorden

    USB 2 is about to be immanently replaced by USB 3, so buying this would be a bad idea. There are already motherboards being sold with USB3, and there should be a flood of them for the xmas season. BTW, USB3 is 10x faster than USB2.

    Music hardware and software always seems like it’s about one year behind the mainstream stuff. (:

  • Cheddar Man

    USB 3… isn’t about to become a new standard overnight. Blue-Ray has yet to become a household standard. How many people have thrown out their standard DVD players and DVD collections? People still held on to VHS when DVD was the new kid on the block.

    Obviously, they would make USB-3 – backwards compatible with USB-2. No one is about to start tossing out their USB-2 devices!

  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    I assume this US-2000 works great on USB 2.0 so if you need this type of hardware now there’s no reason not to buy it really. It will do its job for many more years to come as USB 2.0 will indeed work fine with the new USB 3.0 standard.

    I wonder how USB 3.0 would make this particular device better and how significant the difference would be.

  • John

    Can anyone tell me if this unit will work with ProTools LE as well as Cubase? It seems like you get more for your money then with a 002.

  • T

    This won’t work with PT…believe it comes with Cubase LE4…which is pretty much the same thing as PTLE. I own the TASCAM US-1641…which is pretty much has all the same specs as this…this looks like the replacement for the US-1641 but costs $200 more right now…go for the US-1641.

  • Yo3ti

    If i have two of this product, can it be able to used in same program( Cubase LE4), Can Cubase LE4 handle 2 of this product ?
    Cause i am thinking about to buy two of it ~
    Thanks !

  • http://www.themaddonnas.com Lance McVickar

    It should work with Pro Tools 9 and is the cheapest thing out there with that many inputs and the reviews so far say the sound quality is great. I’m thinking of getting one and ditching my digi002.

  • http://www.youristudio.nl Youri

    Ditched the 002. Now using the US2000 with PT9. Good soundquality but poor control. Not enough analog outputs. Good bang-for-the-buck. But eventually upgrading to Motu Hd or RME

  • Joshus

    The two models:
    Tascam US-2000 and M-Audio Fasttrack Ultra 8r are quite similar and comparable.

    Can anyone give me some suggestion which one is a better choice for music composition and home studio?

    I have a newest laptop (ASUS G73JG 3DE) with Window7 and Cubase5

  • http://www.youristudio.nl Youri

    M-Audio Ultra 8R vs. Tascam US-2000

    Ultra 8R US-2000
    Inputs: 8(+2 spdif) 14 (+2 spdif)
    -Preamps 8 8
    Output: 8 4
    Headphone: 2 1
    DSP MIX: Yes No
    Midi: No No
    DAW: No Cubase 4LE
    Connection: USB 2.0 USB 2.0

    US-2000
    Plus Min
    Lot of inputs Not enough outputs
    Nice design No midi
    Out controlles Only one headphone

    Ultra 8R
    Plus Min
    8 outputs Only 8 inputs
    2 headphones No real midi
    DSP control No Adat

    Price:
    Ultra 8R Us-2000
    About: 400,- About: 500,-

    Personal:
    I like the US-2000 best, i use it for field/live recording. Enough inputs for the whole band, yet fits in one 19″ rack space.

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