B-52 US-1800 Owner's manual

B-52 US-1800 Owner's manual
D01127720A
US-1800
USB2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface
OWNER'S MANUAL
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
This appliance has a serial number located on the rear
panel. Please record the model number and serial number
and retain them for your records.
Model number
Serial number
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE
OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
For U.S.A.
TO THE USER
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely
to cause harmful interference in which case the user
will be required to correct the interference at his own
expense.
CAUTION
Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly
approved by TEAC CORPORATION for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
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CE Marking Information
a) Applicable electromagnetic environment: E4
b) Peak inrush current: 0.6 A
In North America use only on 120V supply.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1 Read these instructions.
•• Do not expose this apparatus to drips or splashes.
2 Keep these instructions.
•• Do not place any objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
3 Heed all warnings.
4 Follow all instructions.
5 Do not use this apparatus near water.
6 Clean only with dry cloth.
•• Do not install this apparatus in a confined space such
as a book case or similar unit.
•• The apparatus draws nominal non-operating power
from the AC outlet with its POWER or STANDBY/ON
switch not in the ON position.
7 Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
•• The apparatus should be located close enough to the
AC outlet so that you can easily grasp the power cord
plug at any time.
8 Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
•• The mains plug is used as the disconnect device, the
disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
9 Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10 Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from 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.
ªª RACK-MOUNTING THE UNIT
Use the supplied rack-mounting kit to mount the unit in a
standard 19-inch rack, as shown below.
Remove the feet of the unit before mounting.
11 Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12 Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
NOTE
•• Leave 1U of space above the unit for ventilation.
•• Allow at least 10 cm (4 in) at the rear of the unit for
ventilation.
13 Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
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Contents
1 − Introduction................................................5
Overview.................................................................................. 5
Main features.......................................................................... 5
Included items....................................................................... 5
About this manual................................................................ 5
Trademarks.............................................................................. 6
Precautions and notes for placement and use........... 6
Beware of condensation..................................................... 6
Cleaning the unit.................................................................. 6
2 − Names and Functions of Parts...................7
Front panel.............................................................................. 7
Rear panel................................................................................ 8
3 − Installation..................................................9
System requirements........................................................... 9
Windows............................................................................ 9
Mac OS X........................................................................... 9
Connecting the power........................................................ 9
Installing the driver.............................................................. 9
Installing the driver for Windows...........................10
Installing the driver for Mac OS X...........................11
Uninstalling the driver................................................11
Frequently asked installation questions and
answers (FAQ) ...............................................................11
Settings on your computer.............................................11
Installing Cubase LE 5........................................................11
4 − US-1800 Control panel settings............. 12
Overview................................................................................12
Control panel settings.......................................................12
Audio Performance.....................................................12
Sample Clock Source..................................................12
Digital Output Format................................................12
Digital Output Channels............................................12
5 − Connections............................................. 13
External device connection example..........................13
USB connections.................................................................14
Audio connections.............................................................14
Mic.....................................................................................14
Guitar................................................................................14
Analog connections with keyboards, drum
machines, sound modules and cassette,
MiniDisc and CD players, etc....................................14
Digital connections with sound modules and
MiniDisc and CD players, etc. . ................................14
Monitor speakers..........................................................14
Headphones .................................................................14
MIDI connections................................................................14
6 – Application Guide.................................... 15
Cubase LE 5...........................................................................15
Windows XP and Windows Media Player...................15
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Windows Vista/Windows 7 and Windows Media
Player.......................................................................................15
Mac OS X and iTunes.........................................................16
Simultaneous use with multiple clients......................16
7 – MIDI implementation chart..................... 17
8 – Troubleshooting....................................... 18
9 – Specifications........................................... 20
Input/output ratings..........................................................20
Analog audio input/output . ...................................20
Digital audio input/output.......................................20
Control input/output.........................................................20
Audio performance............................................................20
Computer requirements...................................................20
Windows..........................................................................20
Macintosh.......................................................................21
General...................................................................................21
Dimensional drawings......................................................22
Block diagram.......................................................................23
1 − Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the TASCAM US-1800
USB2.0 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://www.tascam.com).
Overview
The unit is a USB-based audio interface designed for use
with Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software, such as
Cubase LE 5. It provides abundant analog and digital
inputs and outputs, and 16-channel MIDI inputs and
outputs. It is the ideal companion to any computer-based
digital recording setup.
Main features
•• Audio interface with 16 inputs and 4 outputs
•• 24-bit/96-kHz audio
•• 12 balanced analog inputs include 8 XLR for mics and 4
line
•• S/PDIF digital input
•• +48V phantom power can be provided (to 8 mic inputs)
•• Outputs include 4 balanced line, a balanced pair for
monitors, digital and headphone
•• S/PDIF or AES/EBU selectable digital output
•• MIDI IN/OUT
•• Direct monitoring function allows input monitoring
without latency
•• In addition to a monitor level control, independent
level control is possible for the signals input from a
computer by USB and through the unit’s input jacks
•• Can be used with multiple software clients at the same
time even if some use ASIO and other use WDM for
audio control
•• USB 2.0 High speed (480 MHz) compatible
•• Cubase LE 5 included
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.
Included items
The included items are listed below.
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
•• AC adaptor (TASCAM PS-1225L). ........................................... 1
•• Power cord set for AC adaptor................................................ 1
•• USB cable........................................................................................ 1
•• CD-ROM (containing driver)....................................................... 1
•• DVD-ROM (Cubase LE 5). .......................................................... 1
•• Cubase LE 5 Quick Start Guide. .............................................. 1
•• A rack-mounting screw kit....................................................... 1
•• A warranty card............................................................................ 1
•• Owner's manual (this manual)................................................ 1
CAUTION
Always use the included TASCAM PS-1225L AC adaptor and
its power cord with this unit because they match the unit’s
power requirements. Moreover, you should never use the
included AC adaptor and its power cord with other devices.
Incorrect use could cause malfunction, fire or electric shock.
About this manual
In this manual, we use the following conventions:
•• The names of keys and controls are given in the
following bold typeface: PHONES
•• Characters that appear on a computer display are given
in the following light typeface: OK
•• Additional information is introduced in the styles
below when needed:
TIP
Useful hints when using the unit.
NOTE
Explanation of actions in special situation and supplement.
CAUTION
Instructions that should be followed to avoid injury, damage
to the unit or other equipment, and loss of data.
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1 − Introduction
Trademarks
Cleaning the unit
•• 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 OS, Mac OS X and iTunes are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
•• 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 and product names in this
document are the trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective owners.
To clean the unit, wipe it gently with a soft dry cloth. Do
not wipe with chemical cleaning cloths, benzene, paint
thinner, ethyl alcohol or other chemical agents to clean
the unit as they could damage the surface.
Precautions and notes for placement
and use
•• The operating temperature should be between 5°C and
35°C (41°F and 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.
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2 − Names and Functions of Parts
Front panel
1
STANDBY/ON switch, indicator
Use this switch to turn the power ON and to put the
unit in standby. When ON, the STANDBY/ON indicator
lights green.
2 USB indicator
Lights up orange to indicate a valid USB connection to
the host computer.
3 PHANTOM switches
Use these switches to set whether or not +48 V
phantom power is provided to the MIC IN jacks (1-4,
5-8).
Each switch controls four input channels. Phantom
power is on when the button is pushed in.
CAUTION
•• Before turning these switches ON or OFF, turn the output
volume down using the PHONES and MONITOR knobs.
Depending on the mic, loud noises might be produced
and damage could be caused to equipment and people’s
hearing.
•• Do not connect or disconnect a mic with an input when its
switch is ON.
•• Turn a switch ON only when connecting a condenser
microphone that requires phantom power.
•• Do not supply phantom power to an unbalanced dynamic
microphone.
•• Some ribbon mics can be damaged by phantom power. If
unsure, do not supply phantom power to a ribbon mic.
4 MIC IN (balanced) jacks
These are XLR balanced analog mic input jacks. Use
the Gain knobs to adjust the input gain level.
(1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
6 Gain knobs and OL indicators (1-10)
Adjust the gain level for Inputs (1-10) individually. The
adjustable range is from –2 dBu to –58 dBu for Mic
Inputs (1-8), from +4 dBu to –42 dBu for Line Inputs
(9-10), and from –6dBV to –52dBV for Guitar Inputs
(9-10).
The OL (overload) indicators light when an input signal
is close to distortion (when –2 dBFS is exceeded).
7 MONITOR knob
Adjusts the level of signals output from the MONITOR
L/R jacks on the rear panel.
8 MIX knob
Controls the balance of the signal sources being
output from the PHONES jack and the MONITOR L/
R jacks. With this knob turned to the far left, the unit
will output the signal input from the MIC IN (1-8) jacks
and LINE IN (9-14) jacks. With this knob turned to the
far right, the unit will output the signal received from
the computer via USB.
9
PHONES jack and knob
Use this standard stereo phone jack to connect stereo
headphones. This jack outputs the same signal that is
output from the MONITOR L/R jacks.
Use the PHONES knob to adjust the headphones
output level.
CAUTION
Turn the PHONES knob to the minimum volume before
connecting headphones. Failure to do so could cause sudden
loud noises and damage hearing, for example.
5 GUITAR (unbalanced)/LINE IN (balanced) jacks and
switches
These jacks (9-10) are standard TRS analog input jacks.
When the switch is pressed in, the corresponding jack
functions as an unbalanced guitar input (GUITAR).
When the switch is out, the corresponding jack
functions as a balanced input (LINE IN). Use the
corresponding gain knobs to set the gains of the
inputs.
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
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2 − Names and Functions of Parts
Rear panel
0
USB port
Use the included USB cable to connect the unit to a
computer.
(Only compatible with USB 2.0.)
q DIGITAL IN (coaxial) jack
This coaxial digital input jack is compatible with the
IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF) standard.
w
DIGITAL OUT (coaxial) jack
This coaxial digital output jack is compatible with
the IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF) and AES3-2003 (AES/EBU)
standards. This jack outputs the same signals as LINE
OUTPUTS 1/2 or LINE OUTPUTS 3/4. Set this using the
control panel. The digital signal format can also be set
using the control panel.
NOTE
This unit’s DIGITAL IN and OUT jacks can input and output
signals at 24-bit/96 kHz.
e
MIDI OUT connector
This standard 5-pin DIN connector can be used to
output MIDI signals.
r
MIDI IN connector
This standard 5-pin DIN connector can be used to
input MIDI signals.
t
INPUTS (BALANCED) jacks and LEV switches
INPUTS (11-14) are standard TRS balanced input jacks.
Use the LEV switches to set the nominal level to either
–10 dBV (−10) or +4 dBu (+4).
NOTE
The gain of these jacks cannot be adjusted.
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y
LINE OUT (BALANCED) jacks (1-4)
These standard TRS jacks are balanced analog line
output jacks. The nominal output level is +4 dBu. These
jacks output signals sent from a computer to the unit
by USB. Use the audio application on the computer to
set which signals to output. Connect these outputs to
an external mixer, recorder or other device.
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
u
MONITOR (BALANCED) jacks (L/R)
These standard TRS jacks are balanced analog jacks
that output the monitoring signals. These can output
both a mono mix of signals from the unit inputs
(1-14) and the signals output from the computer for
monitoring. Use the MIX knob on the front panel
to adjust the balance of these two sources. Use the
MONITOR knob on the front panel to adjust the output
level.
Connect these jacks to monitor speakers, for example.
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
i
Cord holder
Loop the cord of the included TASCAM PS-1225L
AC adaptor here to prevent the plug from being
disconnected accidentally.
o
DC IN 12V jack
Connect the included TASCAM PS-1225L AC adaptor
to this Jack.
3 − Installation
System requirements
See the TASCAM website for updated information about
OS compatibility.
Windows
Windows XP 32-bit SP2 or later (Excluding Media Center
Edition)
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 1.4 GHz or faster
AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz or faster
(or equivalent processor)
•• Memory:
512 MB or more for Windows XP 32-bit and Windows
Vista 32-bit
1 GB or more for Windows XP 64-bit, Windows Vista
64-bit and Windows 7 32-bit
2 GB or more for Windows 7 64-bit
•• DVD-ROM drive (for the installation of the drivers/
Cubase LE 5)
•• An Internet connection (for registration of Cubase LE 5)
•• An Internet connection (for registration of Cubase LE 5)
For Macintosh systems as well, additional memory and a
faster hard disk drive will facilitate smoother and easier
operation of digital audio application software.
Connecting the power
Confirm in advance that the unit’s STANDBY/ON switch is
set to STANDBY. Connect the included TASCAM PS-1225L
AC adaptor to the unit and a power source as shown
below.
AC outlet
TASCAM
PS-1225L
DC plug
Use the hook (cord holder) on the rear panel to secure the
AC adaptor cord. When connecting the cord to the unit,
wrap it through the holder to prevent it from becoming
disconnected during use.
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
under the same conditions, processing capability may vary
depending on differences of the design and system.
Mac OS X
Supported operating system:
Mac OS X v10.5.8 for Intel processor, or Power PC G4
Mac OS X v10.6 or later for Intel processor
Supported computer system:
Apple Macintosh series equipped with a USB2.0 port as
standard equipment
•• CPU/clock:
Intel processor, or Power PC G4
•• Memory:
1 GB or more
•• HDD:
1 GB or more free space
•• DVD-ROM drive (for the installation of the drivers/
Cubase LE 5)
CAUTION
Always use the TASCAM PS-1225L AC adaptor that was
shipped with the unit because it matches the unit’s
requirements. Using a different AC adaptor could cause
malfunction, overheating, fire or other problems.
Installing the driver
In order to use the US-1800, you must install the
appropriate driver into your computer. As described
below, this is an easy process using the CD-ROM included
with the US-1800.
Driver are updated from time to time. You can download
the most recent version of the driver from the TASCAM
website <http://www.tascam.com/>.
Do not connect the US-1800 to your computer before you
have installed the driver.
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3 − Installation
CAUTION
•• Handle the enclosed CD-ROM with care. If the disc
becomes scratched or dirty, your computer may be unable
to read it and the software cannot be installed. If the
disc becomes unreadable, a fee will be charged for its
replacement.
•• Never attempt to play the enclosed CD-ROM in a
conventional audio CD player, as the resulting noise may
damage your speakers or your hearing.
Installing the driver for Windows
NOTE
•• During driver installation, a warning that “this software
... has not passed Windows Logo testing“ will appear.
This message appears when a driver that has not
received Windows Logo testing is installed. This message
appears because the drivers for TASCAM products have
not received Windows Logo testing. We have, however,
confirmed their proper operation. If this message appears,
click Continue to proceed with the installation.
•• During installation, you must connect the unit in step 7.
You should complete each of these installation steps in
less than one minute. Installation may fail if you take too
much time.
1 Confirm that the unit and the PC are not connected
by the 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 screen does not appear
automatically, find and open the Autorun2.exe
program in the Autorun folder on the driver CDROM.)
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.
7 When the screen below appears, use the supplied
USB cable to connect the unit to the PC. Then, turn
the unit on.
8 When the screen below appears, the installation
is complete. Click the Reboot now button to restart
the PC to use the driver.
4 When the language selection screen (below)
appears, select the language you prefer and then
click the OK button.
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3 − Installation
9 After the PC has restarted, open the TASCAM
US-1800 (Start > Control Panel) or US-1800 Control
Panel (Start > All Programs > TASCAM). If the Driver
Version, Device and other data appear correctly,
the installation has succeeded.
ªª Mac OS X
1 Insert the CD-ROM into the PC and double click
TASCAM US-1800 Remover icon.
2 Follow the instructions on the screen for the
remaining procedure.
Frequently asked installation questions and
answers (FAQ)
Installing the driver for Mac OS X
1 Confirm that the US-1800 is not connected to the
computer.
2 Double-click the TASCAM_US1800_Driver_x.xx.dmg on
the included CD-ROM. As the TASCAM_US-1800_x.xx
is created on the desktop, open the folder.
3 Double-click the TASCAM_US-1800_x.xx.mpkg in the
folder to launch the installer.
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
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 for
Windows” (See page 10.)
2 At step 5 of the procedure, click Remove the driver.
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 in 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.
Select Install Driver, and follow the instructions shown
on the screen. If you have downloaded the driver from
the TASCAM website (htt://www.tascam.com), expand
the ZIP archive, launch the setup.exe file, and follow
the instructions on the screen.
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?
A: The automatic playback settings for the disc drive
might be disabled.
Open the CD-ROM using Windows Explorer, and
double-click the Autorun2.exe file to manually open
the installation menu.
Settings on your computer
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.
2 Double click on Add or Remove programs or Programs
and Features.
3 Select US-1800 driver from the list and click Change
or Remove Programs or Uninstall/change.
4 Follow the instructions on the screen for the
remaining procedure.
Here are a few basic points to help you set up your
computer for best performance with audio applications.
•• Do not run other applications. You will probably use
your computer for applications other than audio,
but we recommend that you avoid running other
applications at the same time you are running
audio programs. Processing digital audio places a
considerable load on your computer.
This means that if you are running other applications
(especially graphics or Internet tools) at the same time
as your audio application, the processing may not
happen fast enough.
Installing Cubase LE 5
For details see the Cubase LE 5 Quick Start Guide.
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4 − US-1800 Control panel settings
Overview
The Control Panel lets you make various settings for the
US-1800’s functionality.
On Windows OS, the US-1800 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-1800 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.
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-1800 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.
Sample Clock Source
The clock source can be set to Automatic or Internal. When
using digital input, set this to Automatic.
•• Automatic (default): If a clock signal is input through
the DIGITAL IN jack, it is used. If no signal is input
through the DIGITAL IN jack, this unit’s internal clock is
used.
•• Internal: This unit’s internal clock is always used.
Digital Output Format
[Windows Control Panel]
Set the digital output format to AES/EBU or S/PDIF.
Digital Output Channels
The DIGITAL OUT jack outputs either digital signals of LINE
OUTPUTS 1/2 or 3/4. You select which pair of signals to
output using this item.
CAUTION
[Mac OS X Control Panel]
Control panel settings
Audio Performance
The US-1800 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-1800 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.
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When using the digital input (DIGITAL IN), set Sample
Clock Source to automatic, and set the connected device
as the clock master. Devices that cannot function as a
clock master cannot be used with this unit. When the
digital input (DIGITAL IN) and digital output (DIGITAL OUT)
are used at the same time, if the Control Panel Sample
Clock Source is set to internal, the DIGITAL IN signal cannot
be received, so the DIGITAL OUT sound is returned to the
DIGITAL IN as is, resulting in a feedback loop.
5 − Connections
External device connection example
The following is an example of making connections with the unit.
Precautions before connecting devices to the unit
•• Turn the power OFF (or set the standby) for this unit and all devices that you will connect.
•• Connect all the devices so that they receive power from the same line. When using a power strip, for example, use one
with a thick cable and high electric current capacity to minimize power voltage fluctuation.
Drums
Guitar
Bass guitar
Vocal microphones
Headphones
Keyboard
Sound module
Drum machine
USB
Digital recorder
Computer
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5 − Connections
USB connections
Using the included USB cable, connect the US-1800 to
your computer as shown in the illustration.
NOTE
Some USB devices access the USB bus frequently. In order
to avoid dropouts, clipping noise and other problems with
the audio signal, we strongly recommend that you do not
connect any other USB devices, with the exception of a
mouse and keyboard, to the same computer as this unit.
Audio connections
Connect the output signal of your mic, guitar, keyboard,
or other audio device to the US-1800, where it will be
converted into digital audio and sent via USB to your
computer. Connect the output of the US-1800 to your
speakers (via an amp) or headphones, so you will be able
to monitor the audio signals coming into the US-1800 or
being produced by your computer.
Use the MIX knob to adjust the balance between the
computer output signal and the input signals from
microphones, guitars and other connected equipment.
Mic
Connect your mics to the MIC IN (1-8) jacks (XLR) on the
front panel. If you are using a condenser mic that requires
phantom power, turn on the PHANTOM (+48V) switch.
You can use more than eight microphones by connecting
them via an external mic pre-amp. In this case, connect
the output of the mic pre-amp to the INPUTS (11-14) jacks
on the rear panel.
CAUTION
•• When the PHANTOM (+48) switch is ON, making an
unbalanced connection with a dynamic microphone
could cause the device to break.
•• Do not connect or disconnect any microphones when
the PHANTOM (+48) switch is ON. Doing so could cause a
loud noise or break the device.
•• Minimize the levels of the PHONES and MONITOR knobs
on the front panel before turning the PHANTOM (+48)
switch ON or OFF. Depending on the microphone, failure
to do so could result in a loud noise that might harm other
devices and damage human hearing.
Guitar
When connecting a guitar or bass guitar directly to this
unit, use a GUITAR/LINE IN (9-10) standard jack on the front
panel and set the GUITAR/LINE IN switch to GUITAR.
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Analog connections with keyboards, drum
machines, sound modules and cassette,
MiniDisc and CD players, etc.
Connect the analog signal outputs of these types of
devices to the GUITAR/LINE IN jacks (9-10) on the front
panel or to the INPUTS jacks (11-14) on the rear panel.
When connecting them to the GUITAR/LINE IN jacks (9-10),
set the GUITAR/LINE IN switch to LINE IN.
NOTE
•• When a device is connected to a GUITAR/LINE IN jack
(9-10), you can use this unit’s gain control to adjust it in a
continuous range from –6 dBV to –52 dBV.
•• When a device is connected to an INPUTS jack (11-14), you
can set the nominal level to either –10 dBV (−10) or +4
dBu (+4).
Digital connections with sound modules and
MiniDisc and CD players, etc.
Connect the digital inputs and outputs of these types of
devices to the DIGITAL IN and OUT jacks on the rear panel
of this unit.
NOTE
•• This unit’s digital input is an RCA pin jack that accepts S/
PDIF signals.
•• This unit’s digital outputs can output to either S/PDIF or
AES/EBU signals. Use the control panel to set the output
type.
Monitor speakers
Connect speakers for monitoring (powered speakers or an
amplifier and speakers) to the MONITOR OUTPUTS jacks on
the rear panel.
Headphones
Connect headphones to the standard stereo PHONES jack
on the front panel.
MIDI connections
Connect sound modules, keyboards, synthesizers, drum
machines and other MIDI devices to this unit as shown
in the illustration. MIDI signals input through the MIDI IN
connector on the rear panel of this unit are sent as is to
the computer. The MIDI signals sent from the computer to
this unit are output through the MIDI OUT connector on
the rear panel. As a result, by sending and receiving MIDI
time code (MTC), you can synchronize computer recording
software that is MTC-compatible with MIDI devices.
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 provided 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.
•• If you make this setting, sound will be output through
this unit, but no sound will be output by the computer’s
speakers or headphone jack.
Windows Vista/Windows 7 and
Windows Media Player
1 Close all applications and then 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 will appear.
NOTE
If you do not see either of the items above, click “Sounds,
Speech, and Audio Devices” and one will appear.
3 Click the Playback tab, click Speakers TASCAM US-1800
and click the Set Default button. This moves the
green check mark to Speakers TASCAM US-1800.
3 Click the Audio tab, and set the Default device: for
Sound playback to TASCAM US-1800.
4 Click OK.
5 Start Windows Media Player, select an audio file
and begin playback.
4 Click OK.
5 Start Windows Media Player, select an audio file
and begin playback.
NOTE
•• If you change the 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 settings
and completing the procedures above, restart the
computer.
NOTE
•• If you change the 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 settings
and completing the procedures above, restart the
computer.
•• If you make this setting, sound will be output through
this unit, but no sound will be output by the computer’s
speakers or headphone jack.
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6 – Application Guide
Mac OS X and iTunes
Simultaneous use with multiple clients
1 Open the Utilities folder, which is inside the
Applications folder, and double-click Audio MIDI
Setup to launch it.
2 When using Mac OS 10.6, open the Audio Devices
window and control-click US- 1800 to open a popup menu. Click Use this device for sound input and
Use this device for sound output. The microphone and
speaker icons should move to the US-1800.
On Windows, this unit can simultaneously mix the outputs
of multiple audio applications that use different driver
protocols.
When using Mac OS 10.5, click the Audio Devices tab
and set the Default input, Properties, Default output,
and System output to US-1800.
3 Launch iTunes, select an audio file and start
playback.
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7 – MIDI implementation chart
Function
Basic Channel
Mode
Transmitted
Received
At power ON
X
X
Changed
X
X
At power ON
X
X
X
X
Messages
Altered
Note Number
Remarks
Through
Through
*************
X
Range
X
*************
Through
Note ON
X
X
Note OFF
X
X
Polyphonic
X
X
Channel
X
X
Pitch Bender
X
X
Through
Control Change
X
X
Through
X
X
Velocity
After Touch
Program Change
Range #
*************
System Exclusive
System Common
System Real Time
Other
X
X
Song Pos
X
X
Song Sel
X
X
Tune
X
X
Clock
X
X
Commands
X
X
Local on/off
X
X
All note off
X
X
Active sensing
X
X
Reset
X
X
Through
Through
Through
Through
Through
Through
Through
Notes
Mode 1: Omni on, Poly
Mode 3: Omni off, Poly
Mode 2: Omni on, Mono
Mode 4: Omni off, Mono
O: Yes
X: No
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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:
•• DAW:
•• Antivirus software use:
•• Wireless LAN use:
ªª Installation is failing.
Installation completed, but the computer does
not recognize it.
If some trouble is causing installation to fail, or installation
completes but the computer does not recognize the unit,
check the following.
1) Is the unit’s USB indicator 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 may not properly function with some
USB ports, try connecting to a different (built-in) USB
port, and reinstall the driver.
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 USB port on the computer (built-in).
3) Stop other software that is running in the background
Since antivirus software and other software that runs
in the background can interfere with installation, stop
them before beginning installation.
See pages 10 and 11 of this manual for how to install and
uninstall the driver.
ªª I changed the Fs setting using the control
panel, but it does not change.
This setting cannot be changed when a S/PDIF signal is
being input. (The sampling frequency of the S/PDIF signal
is used.) In this case, disconnect the cable from the S/PDIF
input jack or turn the power of the source device OFF.
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ªª There is no sound even when audio is playing
back.
The audio output must be set on the computer.
Please confirm the following while the unit is connected
to the computer.
If you make the following settings, sound will be output
through this unit, but no sound will be output by the
computer’s speakers or headphone jack.
Windows XP
1 Shut down all applications, and open the Control
Panel from the Start Menu.
2 Open Sounds and Audio Devices.
NOTE
If you cannot find the above item, click “Sounds, Speech, and
Audio Devices” and it will appear.
3 Click the Audio tab, and set the Default device: for
Sound playback and Sound recording to TASCAM
US-1800.
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 will appear.
3 Click the Playback tab, right-click Speakers US-1800
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-1800: Output.
After completing the settings, restart the computer and
check the playback sound.
Depending on the application you are using, it might also
be necessary to make other device settings in addition to
those above.
In particular, since DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
software operates using audio engines that are different
from the OS settings, confirm the DAW driver settings first
after installing the driver for this unit.
Please see the manual for the application that you are
using for detailed setting procedures.
For the bundled Cubase LE 5 software, see the manual on
the included DVD-ROM.
8 – Troubleshooting
ªª The sound breaks up or there is noise.
The load on the computer causes sound to break up and
noise to occur.
Methods to reduce the load on the computer are
introduced below.
1) If a wireless LAN, antivirus software and other software
that run in the background are operating, they
regularly put burdens on the computer, which can
cause sound to break up and noise.
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 this
unit's control panel or in the audio application that
you are using.
NOTE
Please check with the maker of the audio application that
you are using for methods to reduce the application’s 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.
4 On the Performance Option screen, select the Adjust
for Best Performance option.
Windows Vista
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 Visual Effects tab of the Performance Options
screen, select the Adjust for best performance option.
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 this setting
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 (and access the
PDF manuals) for information about how to use this
software.
a) Turn Aero off.
1 Right-click the desktop and select Personalize to
open the Personalize appearance and sounds screen.
2 Choose Window Color and Appearance and then click
Open classic appearance properties for more options.
3 Select Windows Vista Basic or any option other than
Windows Aero.
b) Performance settings
1 Right-click Computer, select Properties, and then
click Advanced system settings.
2 Click the Advanced tab.
3 Click Settings in the Performance section.
4 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 Select any theme from among Basic and High
Contrast Themes.
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9 – Specifications
Input/output ratings
Analog audio input/output
MIC inputs (Balanced) terminals (MIC IN 1-8)
Connector: XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Input impedance: 2.2 kΩ
Nominal input level: –2 dBu (0.615 Vrms)
Minimum input level: –58 dBu (0.00098 Vrms)
Maximum input level: +14 dBu (3.882 Vrms)
Guitar inputs (Unbalanced) terminals (GUITAR 9-10)
Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4”) TS Standard phone jack
(Tip: HOT, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 700 kΩ
Nominal input level: –6 dBV (0.501 Vrms)
Minimum input level: –52 dBV (0.0025 Vrms)
Maximum input level: +10 dBV (3.162 Vrms)
Line input (Balanced) terminals (LINE IN 9-10)
Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4”) TRS Standard phone jack
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 10 kΩ
Nominal input level: +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms)
Minimum input level: –42 dBu (0.0062 Vrms)
Maximum input level: +20 dBu (7.746 Vrms)
Line input (Balanced) terminals (LINE IN 11-14)
Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4”) TRS Standard phone jack
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 10 kΩ
Nominal input level: –10 dBV (0.3162 Vrms)/
+4 dBu (1.228 Vrms)
Maximum input level: +6 dBV (1.995 Vrms)/
+20 dBu (7.746 Vrms)
Line output (Balanced) terminals (LINE OUT 1-4)
Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4”) TRS Standard phone jack
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Output impedance: 100Ω
Nominal output level: +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms)
Maximum output level: +24 dBu (12.277 Vrms)
Monitor output (Balanced) terminals (MONITOR L/R)
Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4”) TRS Standard phone jack
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Output impedance: 100Ω
Nominal output level: +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms)
Maximum output level: +24 dBu (12.277 Vrms)
Headphone output jack (PHONES)
Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4”) Standard Stereo phone jack
Maximum output: 50 mW + 50 mW
(1 kHz, 1%, 32Ω load)
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Digital audio input/output
Coaxial (DIGITAL IN) terminal
Connector: RCA pin jack
Compatible signal format: IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Input impedance: 75Ω
Level: 0.5 Vp-p/75Ω
Coaxial (DIGITAL OUT) terminal
Connector: RCA pin jack
Compatible signal format: Selectable in the Control
Panel between IEC60958 Consumer (S/PDIF) and
IEC958 Professional (AES/EBU)
Output impedance: 75Ω
Level: 0.5 Vp-p/75Ω
Control input/output
MIDI input (MIDI IN) jack
Connector: DIN 5 pin
Format: Standard MIDI format
MIDI output (MIDI OUT) jack
Connector: DIN 5 pin
Format: Standard MIDI format
USB terminal
Connector: USB B type 4 pin
Format: USB 2.0 High speed (480 MHz)
Audio performance
Frequency response
20 Hz - 20 kHz, +1/–1 dB (44.1/48 kHz)
20 Hz - 40 kHz, +1/–3 dB (88.2/96 kHz)
(MIC IN-LINE OUT, GAIN knob set to minimum, JEITA)
Signal-to-noise ratio
96 dB or more (MIC IN-LINE OUT, GAIN knob set to
minimum, 44.1 kHz, JEITA)
Total harmonic distortion
Less than 0.01% (MIC IN-LINE OUT, GAIN knob set to
minimum, JEITA)
9 – Specifications
Computer requirements
Windows
Supported Operating system
Windows XP 32 bit SP2 or later
(Excluding Media Center Edition)
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 USB2.0 port
•• CPU/clock:
Pentium 4 1.4 GHz or faster
AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz or faster
(or equivalent processor)
•• Memory:
512 MB or more for Windows XP 32-bit and Windows
Vista 32-bit
1 GB or more for Windows XP 64-bit, Windows Vista
64-bit and Windows 7 32-bit
2 GB or more for Windows 7 64-bit
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Without projections:
482.6 x 44 x 280 mm/19 x 1.732 x 11.02 in.
With projections:
482.6 x 44 x 300.4 mm/19 x 1.732 x 11.83 in.
Weight
3.1 kg/6.834 lb
Operating temperature
5 to 35 °C/41 to 95 °F
Bundled software
Cubase LE 5 (for Windows or Mac OS X)
Macintosh
Supported operating system:
Mac OS X v10.5.8 for Intel processor, or Power PC G4
Mac OS X v10.6 or later for Intel processor
Supported computer system:
Apple Macintosh series equipped with a USB port as
standard equipment
•• CPU/clock:
Intel processor, or Power PC G4
•• Memory:
1 GB or more
General
Sampling frequency
44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Quantization bit rate
16/24 bit
Power
Exclusive AC adaptor (TASCAM PS-1225L, included)
AC input: 100 - 240 V, 1.0 A
DC output: +12 V, 2.0 A
Power consumption
7.2 W
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9 – Specifications
41.1 mm
434.2 mm
482.6 mm
14.1 mm
280 mm
432.6 mm
6.3 mm
Dimensional drawings
31.8 mm
465 mm
•• Illustrations and other depictions may differ in part from the actual product.
•• Specifications and external appearance may be changed without notification to improve the product.
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44 mm
1 mm
9 – Specifications
Block diagram
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US-1800
TEAC CORPORATION
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Bahnstrasse 12, 65205 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, Germany
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