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The Tascam US-122L is the follow-up to the popular US-122.

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Pros

Supports XLR, line-level analog and high-impedance inputs

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Excellent sound playback and recording quality at 96KHz/24-bit

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Good quality for a cheap price. Sufficient for most home studios.

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USB powered, no requirement for seperate power.

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Steinberg Cubase LE 4 supplied for up to 48 track recording

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Driver and Firmware updates available

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Clear, easy to understand documentation

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Robust casing, clear smooth controls

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MIDI In and MIDI Out allows you to drive and record outboard devices

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USB 2.0 is supported. This is a much faster transfer spec than USB 1.0 and 1.1.

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Onboard preamps are fine and it offers phantom power for condensor mics.

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Cons

Version 1.12 drivers and firmware on Windows 7 64-bit are unstable. On one machine i get a lot of cracking/popping and the other gives a 0x0006 error while installing

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Can only use 2 inputs at a time (Either Mic or Line)

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Poor support from Tascam

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does not work with vista June 25 2008

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Poor drivers for Mac OS X

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Did not support Windows Vista until Sept. 2007

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The Tascam US-122L is the follow-up to the popular US-122; it is a portable digital audio interface for connecting micropphones, guitars, MIDI devices and other instruments to your Mac or PC. It accepts two channels of analog input through either an XLR mic input with phantom power or an analog 1/4" line input switchable to high impedance for guitars. See the Tascam US-144 for the 4-channel version of this audio interface.

Features:

  • 2 XLR mic inputs with phantom power
  • 2 analog line inputs (1 switchable to high impedance for use with guitars, basses, etc.)
  • 1 MIDI input, 1 MIDI output
  • USB 2.0 equipped (also supports USB 1.1)
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit for high quality recordings
  • Zero-latency hardware monitoring
  • Headphone/level control
  • Bus powered for use with any PC or Mac, including laptops

Vista compatibility

The US-122L and US-144 did not work in Windows Vista. Recently, in September 2007 Tascam finally released working drivers for both of these interfaces.

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Mike
07/16/2011 08:16

how do i instal tascam us122Lusing 64 bit windows

Trisweb
07/21/2009 07:48

Unfortunately this device has horrible support and drivers for Mac OS X. With the 1.12 drivers and older firmware, it worked intermittently. Sometimes had to re-plug USB to get it to detect the device. At times playback would fail in iTunes, Songbird, and VLC, and would have to restart the program to get it to recognize it again.

Upgrading to the 1.12 firmware completely kills the support for the device under Mac OSX. You cannot downgrade the firmware, so I was out of luck. I ended up returning it, though it was a versatile and cool device, it just sadly had horrible drivers for OSX. I got a separate Mixer+USB Audio interface (for cheaper albeit without MIDI), and I'm much happier.

Point Fouro
05/27/2009 04:29

He probably used a windows tool to trick the installer into thinking it was xp. Just a guess, because I've done this before. Google it, that's the most help I can give you.

Armagan
09/07/2007 12:39

On 21 August, an email from their customer services had the following: "These are the updated target dates: Vista 32 - August 2007 (by the end of the month) Vista 64 - September 2007"

Vanpet
09/02/2007 11:11

drummer342> how?

Drummer342
08/14/2007 12:57

YESSIIRRR, i got my us 122l to work fine on vista, unfortunately i have absolutely no idea how cus i had a frind of mine who is a genius, no. no a computer GOD, ill have him post later what he did i doubt you all will be able to figure out what hes talkin bout, but it works perfect, SO PYSCHED

Wolf66
08/02/2007 03:50

We are now 2 august....... Still no drivers for Vista? What are they waiting for?.........

Wolf66
05/22/2007 12:31

I have the US-122L a few days, but installing it on Vista is impossible! I'm waiting now for the drivers (in development) for Vista. Until now, I didn't find any solution to make ik work......

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