2 combo jack mic/line inputs with guitar input support audio interface with implemented MIDI IN/OUT ports. Equipped loopback function and OBS support makes this interface applicable for podcasts and live streaming. The new US-2x2HR offers simple and intuitive operation plus sophisticated looks, a rich assortment of software bundles, and improved audio performance with 192 kHz support, thanks to the newly improved audio circuit.
The US-2x2HR is equipped with 2 mic/line inputs with guitar input support that can be used in various music/multi-media production environments such as vocal/guitar simultaneous recordings, as wells as high-quality sound recordings for video production. The unit is also equipped with a USB-C port easily powered by USB bus power.
High resolution reproduction in the US-HR series has been pursued based on TASCAM’s policy to recreate sound as close to the original as possible. Therefore, the in-house developed Ultra-HDDA mic preamp combined with a newly improved audio circuit delivers enhanced audio performance with the most transparent and low-noise sound.
Direct monitoring will diverge signals before sending them to the computer, resulting in smooth, in-time monitoring without any sound delay during both recording and performance.
The US-HR models come bundled with world-renowned software that will enhance the user’s production workflow. At the core of music production, Steinberg’s Cubase LE/Cubasis LE 3 DAW is included, along IK Multimedia’s Sample Tank SE, which comes free of charge with a massive 30 GB sound library encompassing more than 2,000 different musical instruments.
US-HR models also come with a free 3-month subscription to Auto-Tune Unlimited, a comprehensive suite of industry standard pitch correction and vocal effects.
The US-2x2HR can be used with computers or smartphones to easily create podcasts or live streams. The audio can be switched between stereo/mono, and the loopback function allows the audio from the computer to be returned to the streaming software for playback during live streams. US-2x2HR also supports OBS, which is popular and used worldwide.
The MIDI IN/OUT terminals enable other MIDI external devices such as keyboards, drum machines, controllers, etc. to be synchronized and controlled.
The US-2x2HR can be used as an interface for iPad and other iOS devices.
Capitalizing on our experience being one of the pioneers in manufacturing USB audio interfaces, we achieved further stability in our native driver. The audio buffer size can be set starting from 4 samples (Windows only) to give the best performance to every different environment; maximizing the capability of the computer in use while creating a low-latency environment.
The US-HR models share a solid and practical design intended to withstand long hours of hard use. Its robust metal jacket not only improves its durability but, combined with dye-cast aluminum side panels, provides a sleek and eye-catching design. In addition, all models have just the right weight, so they won’t move when cables are connected or disconnected.
Features at a glance
- 2-in/2-out USB audio interface
- Improved TASCAM driver with selectable buffer size from 4 samples provides low-latency and stability (Windows: TASCAM native driver)
- Supports up to 24-bit/192 kHz audio formats
- 2 Combo (XLR) combo inputs equipped with Ultra-HDDA mic preamps and +48V phantom power
- 2 Combo (TRS) line inputs with guitar input support
- TRS line output 1-2
- Headphone output
- Equipped with MIDI IN/OUT terminals
- USB Type-C connection (USB Type-A to Type-C cable included)
- Powered by USB bus power
- Zero-latency direct monitoring
- Compatible with iPad and other iOS devices
- Extensive line-up of bundled software
- Steinberg Cubase LE, Cubasis LE 3
- IK Multimedia Sample Tank 4 SE
- Antares AUTO-TUNE UNLIMITED (available free of charge up to 3 months)
- Stereo/mono selectable loopback function (Windows, Mac, iOS, iPad OS)
- OBS support
- USB cable (Type-A to Type-C)
- DAW software installation guide
- DAW plug-in software installation guide set
- Owner’s manual（warranty card included)
|Sampling frequency||44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/176.4k/192k Hz|
|Quantization bit rate||24bit|
|Analog audio inputs|
|MIC IN||IN 1 / IN 2|
|Connector||XLR-3-31(1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), BALANCED|
|Input impedance||2.2k ohms|
|Maximum input level
|INST IN||IN 1 / IN 2|
|Connector||6.3mm(1/4″)TS-jack(T:HOT, S:GND), UNBALANCED
(When set to “INST” at MIC/LINE INST switch)
|Input impedance||1M ohms or more|
|Maximum input level
|LINE IN||IN 1 / IN 2|
|Connector||6.3mm(1/4″)TRS-jack(T：HOT, R：COLD, S：GND), BALANCED
(When set to “MIC/LINE” at MIC/LINE INST switch)
|Input impedance||10k ohms|
|Maximum input level
|Analog audio outputs|
|Connector||6.3mm(1/4″)TRS-jack(T：HOT, R：COLD, S：GND), BALANCED|
|Output impedance||210 ohms|
|Nominal output level||+4dBu (1.228Vrms)|
|Maximum output level||+20dBu (7.746Vrms)|
|Connector||6.3mm(1/4″) stereo phone jack|
|Maximum output level||18mW+18mW or more
(THD+N 0.1% or less, 32ohms loaded)
|MIDI IN /OUT|
|Format||Standard MIDI format|
|Format||USB2.0 HIGH SPEED (480Mbps)|
|When connected PC||USB bus powered
AC Adapter (TASCAM PS-P520E, sold separately)
|When connected iOS/iPadOS||AC Adapter (TASCAM PS-P520E, sold separately)|
|Dimensions||186(W) × 65(H) × 160(D)mm (including protrusions)|
|Operating temperature||5 to 35°C|
|Accessories||USB cable (Type-A to Type-C), Set of DAW software installation guides, Set of DAW plug-in software installation guides, Owner’s Manual (including warranty)|
|Mic amp EIN (equivalent input noise)||-128dBu or lower|
|MIC / LINE IN|
|44.1k/48k Hz||20Hz to 20kHz, +0dB/-0.4dB(JEITA)|
|88.2k/96k Hz||20Hz to 40kHz, +0dB/-0.4dB(JEITA)|
|44.1k/48k Hz||20Hz to 40kHz, +0.2dB/-0.1dB(JEITA)|
|88.2k/96k Hz||20Hz to 40kHz, +0.2dB/-0.4dB(JEITA)|
|THD + N||0.0013% (MIC IN, 1kHz sine wave, -5dBFS input, GAIN knob at minimum, 20kHz SPCL LPF)|
|0.0011% (LINE IN, 1kHz sine wave, -5dBFS input, GAIN knob at minimum, 20kHz SPCL LPF)|
|0.0012% (LINE OUT, 1kHz sine wave, -4dBFS input, MONITOR knob at maximum, 20kHz SPCL LPF)|
|S/N ratio||110dB (MIC IN, GAIN knob at minimum, 20kHz SPCL LPF+A-Weight)|
|108dB (LINE IN, GAIN knob at minimum, 20kHz SPCL LPF+A-Weight))|
|110dB (LINE OUT, MONITOR knob at maximum, 20kHz SPCL LPF+A-Weight)|
|Crosstalk||95dB or more (MIC/LINE IN to LINE OUT, 1kHz sine wave, GAIN knob at minimum)|
Computer system requirements
|Compatible computers||Windows computer with a USB 2.0 (or higher) port|
|CPU type/speed||2GHz or faster dual core processor (x86)|
|Memory||2GB or more|
|Driver||ASIO2.0, WDM, MIDI|
|Compatible computers||Mac with a USB 2.0 (or higher) port|
|CPU type/speed||2GHz or faster dual core processor|
|Memory||2GB or more|
|Driver||Core Audio, Core MIDI|
* To connect an iOS device that has a Lightning connector, a genuine Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately) is necessary.
Windows 10 (October 2020 Update) New , Windows 8.1 , Windows 7
macOS Big Sur New , macOS Catalina , macOS Mojave , macOS High Sierra (10.13)
iPadOS 14 New , iOS 14 New , iPadOS , iOS 13 , iOS 12