The Tascam US-1x2 is a great first USB audio interface for use with PC's and Macs. It is designed as a high quality sound interface that acts as an external sound card with 96kHz/24-bit quality - ideal when you are looking to record your own material.
On the input side, Tascam have provided an ultra-HDDA mic preamp giving you a source with an extremely low noise floor. An XLR connection is provided for microphones with switchable phantom power for use with condenser microphones. A separate 6.36mm TRS jack is provided for line level inputs. A switch allows the selection between mic and line levels to match the input signal level. Individual gain controls are also provided for each input on the front panel.
On the output side, the unit has two RCA phono sockets on the rear whose level is controlled via a single rotary control on the front. In addition, a 1/4" headphone jack is supplied for monitoring with its own independent level control.
The unit takes its power directly from the USB 2.0 bus so no external power supply is required.
The US-1x2 is an ideal 'first' audio interface for those starting out with computer recording. It is quick and simple to set up and use.
The unit is also bundled with a copy of Cubase LE recording software - giving you everything you need to get started on your recordings.
The unit is supplied complete with USB cable, manual and recording software.