Audio equipment maker TASCAM has added to its USB audio interface line with the US-HR series. These are high-resolution audio versions, 24-bit/192 kHz sample rate compared to the 24-bit/96 kHz of the current US line of USB audio interfaces.
The new kids match also out with the US line in its I/O complement with the US-1x2HR, US-2x2HR and US-4x4HR.
The core of the US-HR line is the Ultra-HDDA mic preamplifiers with +48V phantom power. Naturally, the line is compatible with Mac and Windows systems.
The US-1x2HR has XLR and 1/4-inch inputs; the US-2x2HR and US-4x4HR offers XLR-1/4-inch combo inputs along with MIDI I/O.
TASCAM says that bundled free software includes Steinberg Cubase LE/Cubasis LE 3, IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 SE, and a free, three-month subscription to Auto-Tune Unlimited.
The maker also points to the physical build of the line: “[the] aluminum honeycomb structure on the side panels with [has] a slight upward tilt. This design not only provides a sleek, eye catching design, it also provides just the right amount of weight so the interface won’t move when cables are connected or disconnected. Equally important, the upward tilt provides the ergonomic benefit of being angled in such a way as to make these interfaces easy to work with.”