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D01139820A
US-200
USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface
OWNER'S MANUAL
Before connecting this unit to a computer, you must install
the dedicated driver from the included CD-ROM onto the
computer.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
•• Do not expose this apparatus to drips or
splashes.
•• Do not place any objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
•• Caution should be taken when using
earphones or headphones with the
product because excessive sound pressure
(volume) from earphones or headphones
can cause hearing loss.
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number:
US-200
Trade Name:
TASCAM
Responsible party:
TEAC AMERICA, INC.
Address:
7733 Telegraph Road, Montebello, California, U.S.A.
Telephone number:
1-323-726-0303
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This appliance has a serial number located on the
bottom panel. Please record the model number and
serial number and retain them for your records.
Model number
Serial number
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FOR U.S.A.
TO THE USER
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures.
a) Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
b) Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
c) Connec t the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
d) Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
CAUTION
Changes or modifications to this equipment not
expressly approved by TEAC CORPORATION for
compliance could void the user's authorit y to
operate this equipment.
Safety Information
ªª For European Customers
Disposal of electrical and electronic
equipment
(a) All electrical and electronic equipment
should be disposed of separately from
the municipal waste stream via collection
facilities designated by the government
or local authorities.
(b) By disposing of electrical and electronic
equipment correctly, you will help save
valuable resources and prevent any
potential negative effects on human
health and the environment.
(c) Improper disposal of waste electrical
and electronic equipment can have
serious effects on the environment and
human health because of the presence of
hazardous substances in the equipment.
(d) The Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE) symbol, which shows
a wheeled bin that has been crossed out,
indicates that electrical and electronic
equipment must be collected and
disposed of separately from household
waste.
(e) Return and collection systems are
available to end users. For more detailed
information about the disposal of old
electrical and electronic equipment,
please contact your city office, waste
disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the equipment.
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Table of Contents
1 – Introduction....................................5
Main features................................................... 5
Product parts................................................... 6
Manual conventions..................................... 6
Trademarks...................................................... 6
Cautions on installation.............................. 7
Beware of condensation............................. 7
Cleaning the unit........................................... 7
2 − Names and Functions of Parts.......8
Front panel....................................................... 8
Rear panel.......................................................10
3 − Installation....................................12
System requirements.................................12
Windows..................................................12
Mac OS X.................................................12
Installing the driver and control panel.12
Installing the driver and control
panel for Windows...............................13
Installing the driver for Mac OS X...14
Uninstalling the driver........................15
Frequently asked installation
questions and answers (FAQ)..........15
Improving computer performance.......16
Cubase LE 5 installation ...........................16
4 – US-200 control panel settings.....17
Overview.........................................................17
Control panel menus and settings........17
Audio Performance.............................17
LINE OUTPUTS 1/2 and LINE
OUTPUTS 3/4.........................................18
5 – Connections...................................19
USB connections..........................................20
Audio connections......................................20
Microphones . .......................................20
Guitars......................................................21
Connecting keyboards, drum
machines, sound modules,
cassette/MD/CD players and other
analog line level devices ..................21
Analog record player..........................21
Line input devices, including
MD/CD recorders and effect
boxes........................................................21
Monitor speakers.................................21
Headphones .........................................21
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Connecting MIDI devices . .......................21
6 – Application Guide.........................22
Cubase LE 5....................................................22
Windows XP and Windows Media
Player................................................................22
Windows Vista or Windows 7 and
Windows Media Player..............................22
Mac OS X and iTunes..................................23
7 – MIDI implementation chart..........24
8 – Troubleshooting............................25
9 – Specifications................................28
AD/DA audio converter.............................28
Analog audio inputs...................................28
Analog audio outputs................................28
Control I/O......................................................28
Audio performance.....................................28
Computer requirements...........................29
Windows..................................................29
Macintosh...............................................29
General............................................................29
Dimensional drawing.................................30
1 – Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the TASCAM
US-200 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface.
Before connecting and using the unit, please
take time to read this manual thoroughly
to ensure you understand how to properly
set up and connect the unit, as well as the
operation of its many useful and convenient
functions. After you have finished reading
this manual, please keep it in a safe place for
future reference.
You can also download the Owner’s Manual
from the TASCAM web site (http://tascam.
com/).
Please also check the above site for the latest
manual updates.
If any data is lost from another MIDI device,
hard disk, MO disc or other media in the same
system where this unit is used, TASCAM will
bear no responsibility for its recovery, nor will
it provide any compensation for such loss.
Main features
•• USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface
•• 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface
•• 2-channel analog input signals (L, R) can be
input at the same time
•• Two XLR mic inputs (balanced) with high
performance microphone preamps
•• Two standard input jacks (combined with
the XLR connectors)
•• One of the 1/4” phone inputs can be
switched to allow direct input (high
impedance) of an electric guitar or electric
bass.
•• 2 unbalanced stereo line outputs (RCA
jacks) and a headphone output
•• Output level from the unbalanced stereo
line output and headphones jacks can be
adjusted using a volume knob (same knob
controls both simultaneously)
•• MIDI IN/OUT
•• Direct Monitor function allows zero-latency
monitoring of the input
•• Inputs 1 and 2 can be set to be monitored
as either a stereo pair or as two mono
channels
•• Input and overload LED indicators included
for each input channel
•• MON MIX knob allows the balance between
the input signals and the output from the
computer to be adjusted for monitoring
•• Power can be supplied from a USB bus,
which is convenient for mobile use
•• Dedicated Windows (Windows XP, Windows
Vista, Windows 7) and Macintosh (OS 10.5,
OS10.6) drivers included
•• USB 2.0 High Speed (480 MHz) compatible
•• Can supply 48 V phantom power to 2 mic
inputs
•• Cubase LE 5 bundle
A note about computer operation
If you are unsure about how to perform
basic computer operations appearing in this
manual, please refer to the owner’s manual
that came with your computer.
To use this unit, you must use the included
CD-ROM to install the dedicated driver on
your computer. For details about installation,
see “Installing the driver and control panel” in
“3 – Installation”.
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1 – Introduction
Product parts
The US-200 package contains the following
items.
Take care when opening the package not
to damage the items. Keep the package
materials for transportation in the future.
Please contact the store where you purchased
this unit if any of these items are missing or
have been damaged during transportation.
••
••
••
••
••
••
••
Main unit. ............................................................... 1
USB Cable............................................................... 1
CD-ROM (containing drivers).......................... 1
DVD-ROM (Cubase LE5). ................................... 1
Cubase LE5 Quick Start Guide. ....................... 1
Warranty card. ...................................................... 1
Owner's Manual (this document).................. 1
Manual conventions
•• Buttons, jacks and other parts on the unit
and external dvices are indiated like this:
LEVEL.
•• When we show messages, for example,
that appear on the screen, we show them
like this: OK.
•• Additional information is introduced in the
styles below when needed:
TIP
These are tips about how to use the unit.
NOTE
These provide additional explanations and
describe special cases.
CAUTION
Failure to follow these instructions could
result in injury, damage to equipment or lost
recording data, for examaple.
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Trademarks
•• TASCAM is a trademark of TEAC
Corporation, registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
•• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista,
Windows 7, and Windows Media Player are
either registered trademarks or trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
•• Apple, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS X and
iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc.
•• Pentium and Intel are trademarks of
Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other
countries.
•• AMD Athlon is a trademark of Advanced
Micro Devices, Inc.
•• Cubase is a registered trademark of
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
ASIO is a trademark of Steinberg Media
Technologies GmbH.
•• Other company names, product names and
logos in this document are the trademarks
or registered trademarks of their respective
owners.
1 – Introduction
Cautions on installation
•• The unit’s nominal operating temperature
is between 5˚ and 35° C (41° – 95° F).
•• Do not install in the following types of
places. Doing so could degrade the sound
quality and/or cause malfunctions.
•• Places with significant vibrations or that
are otherwise unstable
•• Near windows or other places exposed
to direct sunlight
•• Near heaters or other extremely hot
places
•• Extremely cold places
•• Places with bad ventilation or high
humidity
•• Very dusty locations
•• Make sure that the unit is mounted in a
level position for correct operation.
•• Do not place any object on the unit for
heat dissipation.
•• Avoid installing this unit on top of any
heat-generating electrical device such as a
power amplifier.
Beware of condensation
If the unit is moved from a cold to a warm
place, or used after a sudden temperature
change, there is a danger of condensation;
vapor in the air could condense on the
internal mechanism, making correct
operation impossible. To prevent this, or if
this occurs, let the unit sit for one or two
hours at the new room temperature before
using.
Cleaning the unit
To clean the unit, wipe gently with a soft dry
cloth. Do not use any benzene, paint thinner,
ethyl alcohol or other chemical agents to
clean the unit as they could damage the
surface.
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2 − Names and Functions of Parts
Front panel
1 +48V indicator
This lights when the PHANTOM (+48V)
switch is set to ON.
CAUTION
Do not connect or disconnect microphones
when this indicator is lit.
2 USB indicator
This lights when the USB connection is
active.
3 OL and SIG indicators
OL (overload) indicators
These light just before the input signal
distorts (when it exceeds −2 dBFS).
SIG (signal) indicators
These light when a signal (of −30
dBFS or more) is input through the
corresponding channel.
4
indicator
This lights when the INST/LINE switch is
set to INST.
5 MIC/LINE/INST IN 1 (balanced/
unbalanced) connector
Use this connector for balanced analog
XLR microphone input or as a standard
TRS jack. Use the INST/LINE switch on
the rear panel to set the function of this
standard TRS jack to either balanced line
input (LINE) or unbalanced guitar input
(INST).
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• XLR (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
• TRS (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
6 MIC/LINE IN 2 (balanced) connector
Use this connector for balanced analog
XLR microphone input or as a standard
TRS jack for balanced analog input.
•• XLR (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
•• TRS (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND
7PHONES jack
Use this standard jack to connect stereo
headphones. Use an adapter to connect
headphones with a miniplug.
CAUTION
Before connecting headphones, turn the
LEVEL knob to minimize the volume. Failure
to do so might cause sudden loud noises,
which could harm your hearing or result in
other trouble.
NOTE
The LEVEL knob also adjusts the line output
level.
2 − Names and Functions of Parts
8 LEVEL knob
Use this to adjust the level output from
the LINE OUT 1/2 jacks and the PHONES
jack. This does not adjust the level output
from the LINE OUT 3/4 jacks.
CAUTION
Before connecting headphones, turn the
LEVEL knob to minimize the volume. Failure
to do so might cause sudden loud noises,
which could harm your hearing or result in
other trouble.
9 MON MIX knob
Use this knob to adjust the balance
between the signals input through the
unit’s connectors (MIC IN and LINE IN)
and the signal output from the computer
by USB. Turn it all the way to the left
(INPUT) to output and monitor only the
signals input through the unit, and turn
it all the way to the right (COMPUTER) to
output and monitor only the signals sent
from the computer by USB.
0 Gain knobs
Use these to individually adjust the input
levels of MIC/LINE/INST IN 1 and MIC/
LINE IN 2 connectors. Turn them all the
way to the left to minimize the level and
all the way to the right to maximize it.
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2 − Names and Functions of Parts
Rear panel
q LINE OUT 1/2/3/4 (unbalanced) jacks
These RCA pin jacks are unbalanced
analog line outputs.
These jacks can output signals sent
from the computer via USB, signals
from the built-in monitoring mixer or
a combination of both. Use the US-200
software control panel on the computer
to set which signals are output. Connect
these jacks to recorders, speakers with
built-in amplification and external effect
devices, for example.
NOTE
•• The LINE OUT 1/2 jacks can output the
analog signals input through the unit.
•• The LEVEL knob, which also controls the
headphone output, can be used to adjust
the output level of the LINE OUT 1/2
jacks.
•• The LINE OUT 3/4 jacks cannot output
the analog signals input through the unit.
Furthermore, their output levels cannot be
adjusted from the unit.
w MIDI IN jack
This is a standard DIN 5-pin MIDI input
jack.
Use it to input MIDI signals to the
computer connected by USB.
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e MIDI OUT jack
This is a standard DIN 5-pin MIDI output
jack.
Use it to output MIDI signals from
the computer connected by USB to a
connected MIDI device.
r ST/MONO switch
When monitoring two inputs (MIC/LINE/
INST IN 1 and MIC/LINE IN 2), use this
switch to set it to mono or stereo.
When set to MONO, the two inputs are
mixed, and the mix is sent to both LINE
OUT 1 and 2 jacks.
When set to ST, the signal input from
the MIC/LINE/INST IN 1 connector is
output through the LINE OUT 1 jack, and
the signal input from the MIC/LINE IN
2 connector is output through the LINE
OUT 2 jack.
When only using the MIC/LINE/INST IN 1
connector input, set this switch to MONO
to monitor the signal through both the
LINE OUT 1 and LINE OUT 2 jacks.
t INST/LINE switch
Set this switch according to the input
connected to the MIC/LINE/INST
IN 1 connector. Set it to INST when
directly connecting an electric guitar or
electric bass guitar, for example. Set it
to LINE when connecting an electronic
instrument or audio equipment, for
example.
2 − Names and Functions of Parts
y USB port
Use the included USB cable to connect
this unit to a USB 2.0-compatible
computer.
NOTE
•• The US-200 obtains power from the host
computer via the USB cable. In rare cases,
a computer’s USB port may not be able to
supply enough power to operate the US200.
•• Some ribbon mics can be damaged by
phantom power. If unsure, do not supply
phantom power to a ribbon mic.
•• When this switch is ON, if the unit is
connected to a computer running on
battery power, the battery will be drained
more quickly.
•• Do not use phantom power when line
level equipment is connected to an XLR
connector.
•• This is not compatible with USB 1.1 (12
MHz) and cannot be used to connect by
USB 1.1.
•• This is not compatible with computer
Suspend (Sleep) mode. For this reason,
the unit might not operate properly after
a connected computer is brought out of
Suspend (Sleep). In this case, disconnect
the USB cable once and then reconnect it.
u PHANTOM (+48V) switch
Use this switch to provide +48 V phantom
power to microphone input connectors 1
and 2.
CAUTION
•• Set this switch to OFF before turning
this unit’s power on or off (connecting or
disconnecting the USB cable).
•• Before changing the setting of this switch
to ON or OFF, turn the LEVEL knob to
its minimum level. Depending on the
microphone connected, a loud noise could
occur, which might damage equipment or
harm hearing.
•• Do not connect or disconnect
microphones when this switch is set to
ON.
•• Turn this switch on only if you are using
condenser microphones that require
phantom power.
•• Unbalanced dynamic microphones should
never be connected to phantom-powered
connectors.
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3 − Installation
System requirements
See the TASCAM website (http://tascam.
com/) for updated information about OS
compatibility.
Windows
Supported operating systems:
Windows XP 32-bit SP3 or later
Windows XP 64-bit SP2 or later
Windows Vista 32-bit SP2 or later
Windows Vista 64-bit SP2 or later
Mac OS X
Supported operating systems:
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later
Supported computer systems:
Apple Macintosh equipped with a USB port
CPU:
Any Mac with an Intel processor, or PPC G4
1 GHz or faster
Memory:
1 GB or more
Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
Supported computer systems:
Windows compatible computer with a USB
2.0 port
CPU/clock speed:
Pentium 4 1.0 GHz or faster
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz or faster
(or equivalent processor)
Memory:
1 GB or more
NOTE
Although this product has been checked
for use with typical computers that meet
the above operating requirements, we
cannot guarantee that it will operate with all
computers that meet these requirements.
Please be aware that even in the same
conditions, computer processing capabilities
can vary depending on differences in design
and specifications.
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Installing the driver and
control panel
In order to use this unit, you must install the
driver on to your computer. As described
below, this is an easy process using the CDROM included with the unit.
Drivers are updated from time to time. You
can download the most recent version of
the driver from the TASCAM website (http://
tascam.com/).
Disconnect the unit from the computer
before starting driver installation.
CAUTION
•• Handle the enclosed CD-ROM with care.
If the disc becomes scratched or dirty,
a computer might not be able to read
it, making installation of the software
impossible. If the included disc becomes
unreadable, it can be replaced for a fee.
•• Never attempt to play the enclosed CDROM in an ordinary audio CD player, as
the resulting noise could damage the
speakers or harm your hearing.
3 − Installation
Installing the driver and control
panel for Windows
NOTE
•• During driver installation, a warning that
“this software ... has not passed Windows
Logo testing“ will appear.
This message appears when installing a
driver that has not received Windows Logo
testing.
This message appears because the drivers
for TASCAM products have not undergone
Windows Logo testing. We have, however,
confirmed their proper operation.
When this message appears, click
Continue anyway or Install to continue the
installation.
•• During installation, you must connect the
unit in step 7. You should complete the
installation step in less than one minute.
Installation may fail if you take too much
time.
4 When the language selection screen
(below) appears, select the language
you prefer and then click the OK button.
5 Click the Install the driver button when
the screen below appears.
6 Read the contents of the License
Agreement, and select I accept the
agreement if you agree to the terms.
Next, click the Install button to start
installation.
Installation on a Windows computer
1 Confirm that the unit and the PC are not
connected by a USB cable.
2 Insert the included driver installation
CD-ROM into the PC where you will
install it.
3 Click the Install Driver button when the
screen below appears. (If this sreen
does not appear automatically, find and
open the Autorun2.exe program in the
Autorun folder on the driver CD-ROM.)
7 When the screen below appears, use
the supplied USB cable to connect the
unit to the PC.
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3 − Installation
9 When the screen below appears, the
installation is complete. Click the
Reboot now button to restart the PC to
use the driver.
Computer
USB
10After the PC has restarted, open the
TASCAM US-200 (Start > Control Panel) or
US-200 Control Panel (Start > All Programs
> TASCAM). If the Driver Version, Device
and other data appear correctly, the
installation has succeeded.
8 Installation of the driver proceeds.
Installing the driver for
Mac OS X
1 Confirm that the US-200 is not
connected to the computer.
2 Double-click the TASCAM_US200_
Driver_1.00.dmg on the included CD-
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3 − Installation
ROM. The TASCAM_US200_1.00.mpkg" is
created on the desktop.
3 Dboule-click the TASCAM_US200_1.00.
mpkg on the desktop to launch the
installer.
ªª Mac OS X
1 Insert the CD-ROM into the computer,
open TASCAM_US200_Driver_1.00.dmg
and double click TASCAM US-200 remover
icon.
4 Follow the instructions on the screen to
conduct the installation.
5 Restart the computer and then connect
the unit.
Uninstalling the driver
ªª Windows
2 Follow the instructions on the screen
for the remaining procedure.
There are two ways to uninstall the driver as
shown below.
Using the Installation CD-ROM:
1 Follow steps 1 to 4 under “Installing the
driver and control panel for Windows”
(See page 13.)
2 At step 5 of the procedure, click Remove
the driver.
Frequently asked installation
questions and answers (FAQ)
Windows driver installation
Q: When I connect the unit to a computer,
the Windows Hardware Wizard appears
and I cannot install the driver. Am I
making a mistake during the installation
procedures?
A: Close the Windows “Hardware Wizard” and
disconnect the unit. You must install the
driver before connecting this unit. Insert
the CD-ROM included with the product.
The menu for installing the driver appears
automatically.
3 Follow the instructions on the screen
for the remaining procedure.
Using Windows “Add or Remove Programs”
1 Open the Control Panel from the Start
menu.
Select Install Driver, and follow the
instructions shown on the screen. If you
have downloaded the driver from the
TASCAM website (htt://tascam.com/),
expand the ZIP archive, launch the setup.
exe file, and follow the instructions on the
screen.
3 Select US-200 driver from the list and
click Change or Remove Programs.
Q: I loaded the installation CD-ROM into
a Windows computer, but the driver
installation menu does not appear. How
can I access this menu?
4 Follow the instructions on the screen
for the remaining procedure.
A: The automatic playback settings for the
disc drive might be disabled.
2 Double click on Add or Remove programs.
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3 − Installation
Open the supplied driver CD-ROM using
Windows Explorer, and double-click the
Autorun2.exe file to manually open the
installation menu.
Follow the procedures in “Installing the
driver and control panel for Windows” on
page 13 to install the driver.
Improving computer
performance
In this manual, we will offer only the
following basic tip to improve performance
when using this unit.
Do not run other applications.
Processing digital audio places a considerable
load on your computer. You probably use the
computer for applications other than audio,
but we recommend that you avoid running
them when using audio programs. This means
that if you are running other applications
(especially ones that are graphics-intensive
or that use Internet tools) at the same time as
an audio application, processing may not be
able to keep up the audio data.
Cubase LE 5 installation
See the included Cubase LE 5 Quick Start
Guide for details.
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4 – US-200 control panel settings
Overview
The Control Panel lets you make various
settings for the US-200’s functionality.
On Windows, the US-200 Control Panel
shortcut can be found in the Windows Start
menu > Control Panel or the Start menu > All
Programs > TASCAM.
On Mac OS X, the US-200 Control Panel is
located in the Applications folder. Other
useful audio and MIDI settings for Mac OS X
can be found in Applications/Utilities/Audio
MIDI Setup.
The Control Panel is divided into the following
two sections.
Status section
This shows the current status of the driver
and the connected hardware.
You cannot edit the settings from this section.
Setting section
You can edit the various settings of the driver.
Control panel menus and
settings
Audio Performance
The US-200 driver temporarily stores input
and output audio sample in buffers. The size
of these buffers can be adjusted. A smaller
buffer size will reduce the delay when
monitoring the audio signal, but will require
your computer to perform the processing
faster. If the processing does not occur in
time (e.g., if other system operations are
occurring), you may hear clicks, pops, or
dropouts in the audio signal. A larger buffer
size provides more safety against such
problems caused by other system activities,
but will produce greater delay when
monitoring the audio signal. You should
select the buffer size that works best for your
system.
On the Windows version of the US-200
Control Panel, the Audio Performance setting
permits you to adjust the buffer size that
will be used by all audio applications. The
lowest latency setting is the minimum buffer
size, and the highest latency setting is the
maximum buffer size.
On Mac OS X, the buffer size is determined
by each audio application. Consequently,
there is no Audio Performance setting on
the Mac OS X version of the US-200 Control
Panel. Some applications select the buffer
size automatically while others permit the
user to select the buffer size. Please consult
your audio application’s documentation for
details.
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4 – US-200 control panel settings
LINE OUTPUTS 1/2 and LINE
OUTPUTS 3/4
The computer can send 4 signal channels
by USB to this unit. Use this setting to select
which signals are output from the unit’s LINE
OUT 1/2 and LINE OUT 3/4 jacks. You can
select ch1+2 or ch3+4 for each output pair.
By using this setting, even with applications
that only output two channels, including
Windows Media Player and iTunes, you can
output the application sound from both the
LINE OUT 1/2 jacks and LINE OUT 3/4 jacks
of this unit.
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5 – Connections
Headphones
Guitar
Bass guitar
Vocal mic
Drum machine
Computer
USB
CD recorder
Powered monitor speakers or
amplifier and speakers
Example of using US-200 connections
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5 – Connections
USB connections
Use the included USB cable to connect the
US-200 to your computer as shown in the
illustration.
set the PHANTOM (+48V) switch on the rear
panel to ON. When the PHANTOM (+48V)
switch is set to ON, the +48V indicator on the
front panel lights.
+48V (PHANTOM) indicator
NOTE
•• Set the PHANTOM (+48V) switch to OFF
when connecting the USB cable to this
unit.
•• Some USB devices access the USB bus
frequently. To avoid dropouts and clicks in
the audio signal, we strongly recommend
that you do not connect any USB devices
other than keyboards and mice to the USB
bus used by this unit.
•• The USB indicator might stay lit even after
the connected computer is shut down.
This occurs with some computers that
continue to supply power over connected
USB cables even when they are shut
down.
Audio connections
Connect the output signal of your mic,
guitar, keyboard, or other audio device to the
US-200, where it will be converted into digital
audio and sent via USB to your computer.
Connect the output of the US-200 to your
speakers (via an amp) or headphones, so
you will be able to monitor the audio signals
coming into the US-200 or being produced
by your computer.
The balance between the input signal from
the mic and guitar and the output signal
from the computer should be adjusted by the
MON MIX knob.
Microphones
Connect microphones to the MIC/LINE/INST
IN 1 and MIC/LINE IN 2 XLR connectors on
the front panel. When using a condenser
microphone that requires phantom power,
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CAUTION
•• Connecting a dynamic microphone with
an unbalanced connection to the unit
when the PHANTOM (+48V) switch is
ON could damage this unit and make it
unusable.
•• Do not connect or disconnect a mic with
an input when this switch is ON. Loud
noises might be produced and damage
could be caused to equipment.
•• Before changing the setting of the
PHANTOM (+48V) switch to ON or OFF,
turn the LEVEL knob to its minimum level.
Depending on the microphone connected,
a loud noise could occur, which might
damage equipment or harm hearing.
•• Set the PHANTOM (+48V) switch to OFF
before turning this unit’s power on or off
(connecting or disconnecting the USB
cable).
•• Do not use phantom power when line
level equipment is connected to an XLR
connector. It might damage equipment.
5 – Connections
Guitars
Connect a guitar or bass guitar to the MIC/
LINE/INST IN 1 standard TRS jack on the front
panel, and set the INST/LINE switch on the
rear panel to INST.
When the INST/LINE switch is set to INST,
the
indicator on the front panel lights.
Guitar indicator
Line input devices, including
MD/CD recorders and effect
boxes
Connect the LINE OUT 3/4 jacks to the
analog line inputs of compatible devices.
Monitor speakers
Connect monitor speakers (powered monitor
speakers or an amplifier and speakers) to the
LINE OUT 1/2 jacks on the rear panel.
Headphones
Connect headphones to the standard stereo
PHONES jacks on the front panel.
Connecting keyboards, drum
machines, sound modules,
cassette/MD/CD players and
other analog line level devices
Connect analog signal outputs from these
types of devices to the MIC/LINE/INST IN 1
and MIC/LINE IN 2 standard TRS jacks on the
front panel.
When using the MIC/LINE/INST IN 1 jack
with these types of devices, set the INST/
LINE switch on the rear panel to LINE.
Analog record player
The output of an analog record player
cannot be connected directly to the US-200.
You must connect a phono amp between
your analog record player and the US-200.
(Alternatively, you can connect it via an audio
amp that has PHONO inputs.)
Connecting MIDI devices
Connect your sound module, keyboard/
synthesizer, drum machine, or other MIDI
device to the US-200 as shown below.
If you want to monitor the sound of a sound
module, keyboard/synthesizer or drum
machine, connect the output of that device
to this unit’s LINE IN. Alternatively, to monitor
using an external mixer, connect the outputs
of that device and the LINE OUT jacks of this
unit to the external mixer inputs.
You can use the MIDI IN/MIDI OUT
connectors on the rear panel to transmit
and receive MTC (MIDI Time Code). This
allows the MTC-compatible DAW (Digital
Audio Workstation) computer application to
synchronize with your MIDI equipment.
NOTE
When using Windows Media Player, if the
MIDI music playback output destination
(default device) is set to Microsoft GS
Wavetable SW Synth in the Sounds and
Audio Devices part of the Control Panel, you
cannot listen to MIDI performances through
this unit’s LINE OUT 1/2/3/4 and PHONES
output.
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6 – Application Guide
In this chapter, we explain how to set some
audio applications for use with this unit.
Cubase LE 5
For details see the included Cubase LE 5
Quick Start Guide.
Windows XP and Windows
Media Player
1 Close all applications and then open
the Control Panel from the Start menu.
2 Open Sounds and Audio Devices.
NOTE
If you do not see the above item, click Sounds,
Speech, and Audio Devices and it should
appear.
4 Click OK.
5 Start Windows Media Player, select an
audio file and begin playback.
NOTE
•• If you change this setting while Windows
Media Player is running, the software will
not recognize that the device has been
changed. In this case, restart Windows
Media Player.
•• If you still cannot hear sound after
making the setting and completing the
procedures above, restart the computer.
•• After making this setting, sound will be
output through this unit, but no sound
will be output by the computer’s speakers
or headphone jacks.
Windows Vista or Windows
7 and Windows Media
Player
1 Close all applications and then open
the Control Panel from the Start menu.
3 Click the Audio tab, and set the Default
device: for Sound playback to TASCAM US200.
2 Open Sound.
NOTE
If the above item does not appear, click
Hardware and Sound and it should appear.
3 Click the Playback tab, click Speakers
TASCAM US-200 and click the Set Default
button. This moves the green check
mark to Speakers TASCAM US-200.
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6 – Application Guide
Mac OS X and iTunes
1 Double-click Audio MIDI Setup, which
is in the Utilities folder inside the
Application folder.
2 Open the Audio Devices window. Select
US-200 and control-click it to open a
pop-up menu. Click Use this device for
sound output. The speaker mark will
move to the US-200 item.
4 Click OK.
5 Start Windows Media Player, select an
audio file and begin playback.
NOTE
•• If you change this setting while Windows
Media Player is running, the software will
not recognize that the device has been
changed. In this case, restart Windows
Media Player.
3 Start iTunes, select an audio file and
start playback.
•• If you still cannot hear sound after
making the setting and completing the
procedures above, restart the computer.
•• After making this setting, sound will be
output through this unit, but no sound
will be output by the computer’s speakers
or headphone jacks.
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7 – MIDI implementation chart
Basic Channel
Function
At power ON
Changed
Transmitted
X
X
Received
X
X
Remarks
Through
At power ON
Messages
Altered
X
X
*************
X
X
Through
Range
X
*************
X
Through
X
X
X
X
Through
X
X
X
X
X
*************
X
X
X
X
X
Through
X
X
Through
Mode
Note
Number
Velocity
Note ON
Note OFF
After Touch
Polyphonic
Channel
Pitch Bender
Control Change
Program Change
Range #
System Exclusive
Through
Through
Through
System Common
Song Pos
Song Sel
Tune
X
X
X
X
X
X
Through
System
Real Time
Other
Clock
Commands
Local on/off
All note off
Active sensing
Reset
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Through
Through
Notes
Mode 1: Omni on, Poly
Mode 3: Omni off, Poly
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Mode 2: Omni on, Mono
Mode 4: Omni off, Mono
O: Yes
X: No
8 – Troubleshooting
Please read this chapter if you are unable to
use the unit properly even after setting it up
following the procedures in this manual.
If you are still unable to resolve your
problems please contact TASCAM customer
support with the following information about
the operating environment and details about
the trouble.
Operating environment
• Computer manufacturer
• Model
• CPU
• Installed memory
• OS
• Applications used
• Antivirus software use
NOTE
•• Try again after disconnecting other USB
devices. (Keyboards and mice can be left
connected.)
•• Do not use a USB hub. Always connect the
unit directly to a built-in USB port on the
computer.
3) Stop other software running in the
background
Since antivirus software and other
software that runs in the background
can interfere with installation, stop other
software before beginning installation.
See “3 – Installation” on page 12 of this
manual for how to install and uninstall
the driver.
• Wireless LAN use
ªª There is no sound even when audio
is playing back.
Please see the back of this manual for contact
information.
The audio output must be set on the
computer.
ªª Installation fails.
Installation completes, but the
computer does not recognize the
unit.
If some trouble is causing installation to fail,
or installation completes but the computer
does not recognize the unit, check the
following.
1) USB indicator lit
Is the USB indicator on the front panel
of the unit lit? If the USB indicator is not
lit, confirm that the USB cable is properly
connected.
NOTE
Always use the included USB cable.
2) Change the USB port
Since the unit might not function
properly with some USB ports, try
connecting to a different built-in USB
port on the computer, and reinstall the
driver (when using Windows).
Please confirm the following while the unit is
connected to the computer.
Note that after making the following settings,
sound will be output through the unit, but
no sound will be output by the computer’s
speakers or headphone jacks.
Windows XP
1 Shut down all applications, and open
the Control Panel from the Start Menu.
2 Open Sounds and Audio Devices.
NOTE
If do not see the above item, click Sounds,
Speech, and Audio Devices and it should
appear.
3 Click the Audio tab, and set the Default
device: for Sound playback and Sound
recording to TASCAM US-200.
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8 – Troubleshooting
Windows Vista and Windows 7
1 Shut down all applications, and open
the Control Panel from the Start menu.
2 Open Sound.
NOTE
If the above item does not appear, click
Hardware and Sound and it should appear.
3 Click the Playback tab, right-click
Speakers US-200 and click the Set Default
button.
Mac OS X
1 Shut down all applications and open
System Preferences from the Apple menu.
2 Open Sound.
3 From the Output tab, select US-200
output.
After completing the settings, restart the
computer and check the playback sound.
Depending on the application you are using,
other device settings might also be necessary
in addition to those above.
computer’s CPU, and this burden can
cause sound to break up and noise to
occur.
Stop wireless LAN transmission, antivirus
software and other software running in
the background when using this unit.
2) Try increasing the buffer size (latency)
setting in the audio application that you
are using and/or in the control panel for
this unit.
NOTE
Consult the maker of your audio application
for methods to reduce its burden on your
computer.
3) Change the settings of your computer
so that they are optimal for audio
processing.
Windows XP
1 Right-click My Computer and select
Properties.
2 Click the Advanced tab.
3 Click Settings in the Performance section.
In particular, since DAW (Digital Audio
Workstation) software operates using audio
engines that are different from OS settings,
confirm the DAW driver settings first after
installing the driver for this unit. Check the
manuals for the software that you are using
for details about how to make these settings.
4 On the Performance Option screen, select
the Adjust for Best Performance option.
For the bundled Cubase LE 5 software, see
the manual on the included Cubase LE 5
DVD-ROM.
2 Choose Window Color and Appearance
and then click Open classic appearance
properties for more options.
ªª The sound breaks up or there is
noise.
3 Select Windows Vista Basic or any option
other than Windows Aero.
The processing load on the computer can
cause sound to break up and noise to occur.
Some ways to reduce the load on a computer
are introduced below.
1) If a wireless LAN, antivirus software
or other software are running in the
background, they regularly use the
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Windows Vista
a) Turn Aero off.
1 Right-click the desktop and select
Personalize.
b) Performance settings
1 Right-click Computer and select
Properties.
2 Click Advanced system settings.
3 Click the Advanced tab.
4 Click Settings in the Performance section.
8 – Troubleshooting
5 On the Performance Option screen, select
the Adjust for Best Performance option.
Windows 7
a) Turn Aero off.
1 Right-click the desktop and select
Personalize.
2 Set the theme to any of the Basic and
High Contrast Themes.
b) Performance settings
1 Right-click Computer and select
Properties.
2 Click Advanced System Settings.
3 Click the Advanced tab.
4 Click Settings in the Performance section.
5 On the Performance Options screen,
select Adjust for Best Performance option
on the Visual Effects tab.
Mac OS X
1 Open System Preferences from the Apple
menu and select Energy Saver.
2 Click the Sleep tab.
3 Set Put the computer to sleep when it is
inactive for: to Never.
4 Set Put the display(s) to sleep when the
computer is inactive for: to Never.
5 Click the Options tab. If a Processor
performance setting is available, set it to
Highest.
NOTE
Depending on the Mac OS version and model
these settings might not be available.
ªª Questions related to Cubase LE 5
Since Cubase LE 5 is a product provided by
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, it is not
supported by TASCAM.
Please use the Cubase LE 5 Help menu for
information about how to use this software.
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9 – Specifications
AD/DA audio converter
Sampling frequency
44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Quantization bit rate
24-bit
Analog audio inputs
Microphone inputs (MIC IN 1-2)
Balanced
Connectors: XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3:
COLD)
Input impedance: 2.2 kΩ
Nominal input level: –14 dBu (0.15 Vrms)
Minimum input level: –57 dBu (0.001 Vrms)
Maximum input level: +2 dBu (0.98 Vrms)
Line inputs (LINE IN 1-2)
Balanced
Connectors:
6.3-mm (1/4”) TRS phone jacks (Tip: HOT,
Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 15 kΩ
Nominal input level: +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms)
Minimum input level: –39 dBu (0.008 Vrms)
Maximum input level: +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
Instrument input (INST IN 1)
Unbalanced
Connectors: 6.3-mm (1/4”) TS phone jacks
(Tip: HOT, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 1 MΩ
Nominal input level: –13 dBV (0.22 Vrms)
Minimum input level: –56 dBV (0.001 Vrms)
Maximum input level: +3 dBV (1.41 Vrms)
Analog audio outputs
Line outputs (LINE OUT 1-4)
Unbalanced
Connectors: RCA pin jacks
Output impedance: 200Ω
Nominal output level: –10 dBV (0.316 Vrms)
Maximum output level: +6 dBV (2 Vrms)
Headphones outputs (PHONES)
Connectors:
6.3-mm (1/4”) stereo phone jack
Maximum output: 18 mW + 18 mW (1 kHz,
0.1%, 32Ω)
Control I/O
MIDI input (MIDI IN)
Connector: 5-PIN DIN
Format: standard MIDI format
MIDI output (MIDI OUT)
Connector: 5-PIN DIN
Format: standard MIDI format
USB (USB)
Connector: 4-pin USB type B
Format: USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED (480 MHz)
Audio performance
Frequency response
20 Hz-20 kHz +0.5/–1.0 dB (44.1/48 kHz,
JEITA)
20 Hz-40 kHz +0.5/–1.5 dB (88.2/96 kHz,
JEITA)
Signal-to-noise ratio
98 dB or higher (LINE IN to LINE OUT with
Gain knobs at minimum, 44.1 kHz,
JEITA)
Total harmonic distortion
0.0045% or less (LINE IN to LINE OUT with
Gain knobs at minimum, JEITA)
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9 – Specifications
Computer requirements
For information about the latest OS
compatibility, please check the TASCAM web
site (http://tascam.com/).
Windows
Supported Operating system
Windows XP 32 bit SP3 or later
Windows XP 64 bit SP2 or later
Windows Vista 32 bit SP2 or later
Windows Vista 64 bit SP2 or later
Windows 7 32 bit
Windows 7 64 bit
Supported computer system
Windows compatible computer with a USB
2.0 port
CPU/clock:
Pentium 4, 1 GHz or faster
AMD Athlon, 1 GHz or faster
(or equivalent processor)
Memory:
1 GB or more
Supported protocol:
ASIO 2, WDM (MME)
Macintosh
Supported operating system:
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later
Supported computer system:
Apple Macintosh series equipped with a USB
port as standard equipment
CPU/clock:
Intel processor, or PPC G4 1 GHz or faster
Memory:
1 GB or more
Supported protocol:
CoreAudio, CoreMIDI
General
Power
Supplied via USB (5V, maximum current 500
mA)
Power consumption
2.0 W
External dimensions (W x H x D)
172 x 41 x 151 mm/6.772 x 1.614 x 5.945 in.
(without projections)
172 x 44 x 164.3 mm/6.772 x 1.732 x 6.469 in.
(with projections)
Weight
480 g/16.93 oz.
Operating temperature range
5-35º C/41-95ºF
Bundled software
Cubase LE 5 (for Windows or Mac OS X)
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9 – Specifications
Dimensional drawing
172 mm
41 mm
3 mm
M4 mm screw hole (Depth: 4.0 mm max.)
111.6 mm
72.5 mm
13.3 mm
151 mm
Kensington lock hole
•• I llustrations in this manual may differ in part from the actual product.
•• Specifications and the external appearance may be changed without notification to improve
the product.
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US-200
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