Tascam has premiered the iXR USB Audio/MIDI interface with iOS connectivity. Designed as a gateway for mobile devices to enter the world of home studio audio, the iXR is a “Made for iPad” PC/Mac USB audio interface that also delivers direct connectivity to your iPhone and iPad via the standard iOS Lightning or 30-pin connector.
Featuring two of Tascam’s Ultra-HDDA mic preamps with phantom power, mic and instrument-level inputs, zero-latency monitoring, MIDI in and out, and supporting up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution, the iXR audio interface is housed in a slim, rugged, backpack-approved package that works in the home studio or on stage. With balanced stereo outputs, the iXR is also a bridge between an iPad and a decent concert sound system.
Tascam iXR Features:
» Support for high-resolution recording formats up to 96 kHz and 24 bits
» MFi certified for direct connection with iOS devices
» Supports Windows (ASIO/WDM) and Mac (Core Audio)
» USB 2.0 computer connection – Compliant with USB audio 2.0
» Support for multiple power sources:
— Tascam PS-P520E AC adapter
— Tascam BP-6AA external battery
— Apple AC adapter
— mobile battery with micro-USB output
— bus power when connected to a computer
» Operation confirmed with major DAW software (Sonar, ProTools, Cubase, Live, Studio One and GarageBand)
» Two Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps
» Balanced XLR/TRS input jacks that can provide +48V phantom power
» Supports direct guitar input
» Wide input gain range of 57 dB for dynamic and condenser microphones
» Zero-latency direct monitoring
» Two balanced analog TRS output jacks suitable for connection to powered monitors
» Headphone output mini jack
» Separate controls for line and headphones output
» MIDI input and output enable connection with keyboards and other MIDI devices
» Direct monitoring Mono/Stereo switching
» Line output signal selectable between Monitor and Computer
» Input mute function can eliminate noise from unused channels
» Firmware can be updated from an iOS device
» Solid aluminum body with protective guards
» Steinberg Cubase LE 8 license card included
Recording to your iOS device just got easier too. Bundled with Cubase LE for Mac and Windows, as well as Cubasis LE for iOS, the iXR can also act as the centerpiece of a home recording system. Simply connect a microphone or instrument and record vocals and live instruments directly to your iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC with zero-latency direct monitoring.
Tascam’s iXR is will be available soon for $259.99.