US-122 - Hifi Vintage
D01087920A
[email protected]#
USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface
OWNER'S MANUAL
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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 instruction manual,
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) Connect 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 equip m e n t n o t ex p r e s s l y a p p r ove d by T E AC
CORPORATION for compliance could void
the user's authority to operate this equipment.
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Declaration of Conformity
Model Number:
Trade Name:
Responsible party:
Telephone number:
US-122MKII
TASCAM
TEAC AMERICA, INC.
Montebello, California, U.S.A.
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 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
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1 Read these instructions.
• Do not expose this apparatus to drips or
splashes.
• Do not place any objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, on the apparatus.
• Do not install this apparatus in a confined
space such as a book case or similar unit.
2 Keep these instructions.
3 Heed all warnings.
4 Follow all instructions.
5 Do not use this apparatus near water.
6 Clean only with dry cloth.
7 Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8 Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9 Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
10 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.
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Contents
1 – Introduction..................................5
5 – Connections................................18
Overview................................................. 5
Features................................................... 5
What is in the package............................ 5
Conventions used in this manual............. 6
Trademarks.............................................. 6
Precautions and notes for placement and
use........................................................... 6
Beware of condensation.......................... 7
Cleaning the unit..................................... 7
USB connections.....................................18
Audio connections..................................18
2 – Parts of the US-122MKII................8
Headphones...................................... 20
MIDI connections................................... 21
Top panel................................................. 8
Front panel............................................ 10
Rear panel...............................................11
3 – Installation..................................12
System requirements..............................12
Windows........................................... 12
Mac OS X.......................................... 12
Installing the driver.................................12
Installing the driver for Windows...... 13
Guitar............................................... 19
Keyboard/drum machine/sound
module/cassette deck/MD/CD etc.
(analog connection).......................... 19
Analog record player......................... 20
Monitor speakers.............................. 20
6 – Application Guide.......................22
Windows XP and Windows Media
Player..................................................... 22
Windows Vista and Windows Media
Player..................................................... 23
Mac OS X and iTunes............................. 24
Cubase LE4............................................ 24
7 – MIDI Implementation Chart........25
Installing the driver for Mac OS X..... 15
8 – Troubleshooting..........................26
Uninstalling the driver...................... 15
9 – Specifications..............................29
Frequently asked installation questions
and answers (FAQ) . ......................... 15
Settings on your computer.................... 16
Installing Cubase LE4............................ 16
Input/output ratings.............................. 29
4 – US-122MKII Control panel
settings.......................................17
Overview................................................17
Control panel settings............................17
Audio Performance........................... 17
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Mic.................................................... 18
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Analog audio input/outupt .............. 29
Control input/output......................... 29
Audio performance................................ 30
Computer requirements......................... 30
Windows........................................... 30
Macintosh......................................... 30
General.................................................. 30
Dimensions............................................ 31
1 – Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the
TASCAM US-122MKII USB 2.0 Audio/
MIDI Interface.
Please read this owner’s manual carefully
before you begin using the US-122MKII,
and use the product correctly as directed
in order to ensure long and trouble-free
enjoyment of all its functionality.
After you have read this manual, keep it
nearby for reference when required.
You can also download the Owner's
Manual from the supplied CD-ROM or the
TASCAM web site (http://www.tascam.
com).
We can accept no responsibility for any loss
of the data you record using this product
onto other MIDI equipment in your system
or onto storage devices such as hard disk.
Overview
The US-122MKII is a USB-based audio/
MIDI interface designed for use with Digital
Audio Workstation (DAW) software. It
provides a two-input, two-output 24-bit 96
kHz audio interface and a 16-channel MIDI
interface.
Features
•• 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface.
•• 2-channel analog input signals (L, R) can
be input at the same time and recorded
simultaneously into your computer via
USB.
•• Two XLR mic inputs (balanced) and
two 1/4” phone mic inputs (balanced/
unbalanced) are provided. One of the 1/4”
phone inputs can be switched to allow
direct input of an electric guitar or electric
bass (R channel only).
•• Unbalanced stereo line output (RCA
connector) and headphone output.
•• MIDI IN/OUT.
•• Direct Monitor function allows zerolatency monitoring of the input.
•• Power is supplied by the USB connector.
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.
Because the US-122MKII is USB-based,
it is the ideal companion to any desktop or
laptop-based digital recording setup. And
since the US-122MKII operates using only
USB power, you can use it with a laptop
computer to create a very compact and
portable digital audio workstation system.
The US-122MKII package contains the
following items.
The US-122MKII is also an ideal way to
capture analog sources such as records
or cassette tapes into your computer and
preserve them as audio CDs.
Please contact the store where you purchased
this unit if any of these items are missing or
have been damaged during transportation.
What is in the package
Take care when opening the package not
to damage the items. Keep the package
materials for transportation in the future.
•• US-122MKII main unit
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1 – Introduction
•• USB cable
•• CD-ROM (containing driver and manuals)
•• DVD-ROM (Cubase LE4)
•• Cubase LE4 Quick Start Guide
•• Warranty card
CAUTION
Instructions that should be followed to
avoid injury, damage to the unit or other
equipment, and loss of data.
Trademarks
•• Owner’s manual (this document)
•• TASCAM is a registered trademark of
TEAC Corporation.
Conventions used in this
manual
The following conventions are used in this
manual:
•• Microsoft, Windows, Windows XP, and
Windows Vista are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
•• Front panel keys, knobs, and indicators,
and rear panel connectors are designated
in all-capital letters.
•• Apple, Macintosh, Mac OS and Mac OS
X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
Example: LINE IN jacks
•• This typeface is used to designate
messages displayed by the software.
Example: Control Surface Protocol
•• This typeface is used to designate
software menu functions and on-screen
controllers.
Example: ASIO Device
•• 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.
•• Pentium and Intel are trademarks of
Intel Corporation in the U.S. and 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.
Precautions and notes for
placement and use
•• 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.
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1 – Introduction
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 wipe with chemical cleaning
cloths, benzene, paint thinner, ethyl alcohol
or other chemical agents to clean the unit as
they could damage the surface.
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2 – Parts of the US-122MKII
Top panel
1 MIDI IN indicator Lights when MIDI
data is being received at the MIDI IN
connector.
NOTE
A device that transmits the MIDI Active
Sense message will cause this indicator to
blink constantly.
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2 MIDI OUT indicator Lights when MIDI
data is being transmitted from the MIDI
OUT connector.
3 USB indicator Lights to indicate a valid
USB connection to the host computer.
2 – Parts of the US-122MKII
4 MON MIX balance knob Controls
the balance of the signal sources being
output from the LINE OUT jacks and the
PHONES jack. When this knob is turned to
the INPUT side, the signal being input to the
US-122MKII (from the MIC IN jacks, or
1/4” LINE IN jacks) will be output. When this
knob is turned to the COMPUTER side, the
output signal received from the computer via
USB will be output.
5 MONO switch Turn this switch ON
if you want to monitor in monaural. This
switch affects only the MIC/LINE input
signal.
6 INPUT L knob Adjust the level of the
audio signal being input to the MIC IN L
jacks and LINE IN L jacks.
7 PHONES/LINE OUT level knob
Controls the output level of the LINE OUT
jacks and the PHONES jack.
CAUTION
Use the PHONES/LINE OUT knob to
minimize the volume before connecting
headphones. Failure to do so could cause
a sudden burst of loud noise, which might
result in hearing damage, for example.
0 SIG/OL indicators Light when signals
are being input to the input channels (L, R).
They will light green to indicate a signal
is present, and will light red immediately
before distortion occurs.
These indicators will light green when the
maximum level is between -30 dB and -2
dB. The indicators will light red when the
maximum level is within -2 dB.
q PHANTOM switch/indicator Turns
on the +48V phantom power supplied to the
MIC IN jacks.
The indicator lights when the PHANTOM
switch is ON.
CAUTION
•• Use the PHONES/LINE OUT knob to
minimize the volume before turning the
PHANTOM switch ON or OFF. Depending
on the mic, loud noises might be
produced and damage could be caused
to equipment or to people’s hearing.
•• Microphones should not be connected
to or disconnected from the US-122MKII
with phantom power switched on.
8 INPUT R knob Adjust the level of the
•• Turn this switch on only if you are using
condenser microphones that require
phantom power.
MIC/LINE-GUITAR select switch Set
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•• Unbalanced dynamic microphones
should never be connected to phantompowered connectors.
audio signal being input to the MIC IN R
jacks and LINE IN R jacks.
this switch as appropriate for the input source
you have connected to the LINE/GUITAR
IN R jack. Use the GUITAR position if you
have directly connected an electric guitar
or electric bass. Use the MIC/LINE position
if you have connected an electronic musical
instrument, audio device, or mic.
•• Please note that if you are operating
the unit with a battery-powered
laptop computer, the battery life of
the computer will be reduced if the
PHANTOM switch is on.
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2 – Parts of the US-122MKII
Front panel
w MIC IN (L, R) jacks (XLR balanced)
These are analog mic input jacks. The wiring
is as follows: pin 1 = ground, pin 2 = hot, pin
3 = cold.
e LINE IN L jack (TRS 1/4” phone jack)
These are balanced line input jacks.
r PHONES jack (stereo 1/4” phone) This
is a headphone output jack.
CAUTION
Use the PHONES/LINE OUT knob to
minimize the volume before connecting
headphones. Failure to do so could cause
a sudden burst of loud noise, which might
result in hearing damage, for example.
NOTE
The headphone output level and the line
output level are both adjusted using the
combined PHONES/LINE OUT level knob.
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t LINE IN R/GUITAR IN jack (TRS 1/4”
phone jacks) These are balanced line input
jacks. This also accommodates guitar input.
If the top panel MIC/LINE-GUITAR select
switch is in the GUITAR position, this
operates as an unbalanced input jack for
guitar. If the MIC/LINE-GUITAR select switch
is in the MIC/LINE position, this operates as
a balanced input jack. (Sleeve = ground, tip
= hot, ring = cold)
2 – Parts of the US-122MKII
Rear panel
y USB connector Use the provided USB
cable to connect this to the host computer’s
USB 2.0 port.
CAUTION
•• If the US-122MKII is operating
with a USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 Full Speed)
connection, the sample rate choices
will be limited to 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz.
•• The US-122MKII 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 US-122MKII. If this occurs, consider
purchasing a USB 2.0 hub that comes
with its own external power supply.
u MIDI OUT connector Transmits MIDI
messages.
i MIDI IN connector Receives MIDI
messages.
o LINE OUT L/R jacks (RCA connector,
unbalanced) These are analog stereo output
jacks.
NOTE
The line output level and the headphone
output level are both adjusted using the
combined PHONES/LINE OUT level knob.
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3 – Installation
System requirements
See the TASCAM website for updated
information about OS compatibility.
Windows
Mac OS X
Supported operating system:
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Mac OS X 10.5.6
or later
Supported operating system:
Supported computer system:
Windows XP 32-bit SP2/SP3
Windows XP 64-bit SP2
Windows Vista 32-bit SP2
Windows Vista 64-bit SP2
or later
Apple Macintosh series equipped with a
USB port as standard equipment
Supported computer system:
Windows compatible computer with a USB
port (USB 2.0 is recommended)
•• 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 and
Windows Vista 64-bit
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.
•• CPU/clock:
Power PC G4 1 GHz or faster, or Intel
processor
•• Memory:
512 MB or more
Installing the driver
In order to use the US-122MKII, 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-122MKII.
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-122MKII to your
computer before you have installed the driver.
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 CDROM in a conventional audio CD player,
as the resulting noise may damage your
speakers or your hearing.
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Installing the driver for Windows
NOTE
55 Click the “Install the driver” button
when the screen below appears.
•• During driver installation, a warning that
“this software ... has not passed Windows
Logo testing“ will appear. If this message
appears, click Continue to proceed with
the installation.
•• During installation, you must connect,
disconnect and reconnect the unit in
steps 7, 8 and 9. You should complete
each of these installation steps in less
than one minute. Installation may fail if
you take too much time.
11 Confirm that the unit and the PC are
not connected by the USB cable.
66 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.
22 Insert the included driver installation
CD-ROM into the PC where you will
install it.
33 Click the “Install Driver” button when
the screen below appears. (If this sreen
does not appear automatically, find
and open the “Autorun2.exe” program
on the driver CD-ROM.)
77 When the screen below appears, use
the supplied USB cable to connect the
unit to the PC.
44 When the language selection screen
(below) appears, select the language
you prefer and then click the “OK”
button.
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88 When the screen below appears, unplug
the connecting USB cable from the unit
or the PC.
99 When the screen below appears once
more, reconnect the unit and the PC
with the USB cable.
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111When the screen below appears, the
installation is complete. Click the
“Reboot now” button to restart the PC
to use the driver.
111 After the PC has restarted, open the
TASCAM US-122 MKII / US-144 MKII
(Start > Control Panel) or US-122 MKII
& US-144 MKII Control Panel (Start
> All Programs > TASCAM). If the
Driver Version, Device and other data
appear correctly, the installation has
succeeded.
3 – Installation
Installing the driver for Mac OS X
11 Confirm that the US-122MKII is not
connected to the computer.
22 Double-click the "US-122MKII_US144MKII_1.14.dmg" on the included
CD-ROM. The "TASCAM_US122MKII_US-144MKII_1.14.mpkg" is
created on the desktop.
33 Dboule-click the "TASCAM_US122MKII_US-144MKII_1.14mpkg" on
the desktop to launch the installer.
44 Follow the instructions on the screen to
conduct the installation.
55 Restart the computer and then connect
the unit.
Uninstalling the driver
•• Using Windows “Add or Remove
Programs”
11 Open the “Control Panel” from the
“Start” menu.
22 Double click on “Add or Remove
programs”.
33 Select “US-122 MKII / US-144 MKII”
from the list and click “Change or
Remove Programs”.
44 Follow the instructions on the screen
for the remaining procedure.
Mac OS X
11 Insert the CD-ROM into the PC and
double click “TASCAM US1xx remover”
icon.
Windows
There are two ways to uninstall the driver as
shown below.
•• Using the Installation CD-ROM:
11 Follow steps 1 to 4 under “Installing
the driver for Windows” (See page 13.)
22 At step 5 of the procedure, click
“Remove the driver”.
22 Follow the instructions on the screen
for the remaining procedure.
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 in the
installation procedures?
33 Follow the instructions on the screen
for the remaining procedure.
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.
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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 supplied driver CD-ROM
using Windows Explorer, and doubleclick the “Autorun2.exe” file to
manually open the installation menu.
Settings on your computer
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.
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Installing Cubase LE4
For details see the Cubase LE4 Quick Start
Guide.
4 – US-122MKII Control panel settings
Overview
The Control Panel lets you make various
settings for the US-122MKII’s functionality.
On Windows XP and Windows Vista, the
US-122MKII & US-144MKII 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-122MKII & US144MKII 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
Control panel settings
Audio Performance
The US-122MKII 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-122MKII
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-122MKII
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.
You can edit the various settings of the
driver.
NOTE
The Mac OS X US-122MKII control panel has
no settings.
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5 – Connections
NOTE
USB connections
Using the included USB cable, connect the
US-122MKII to your computer as shown in
the illustration.
The US-122MKII has two input channels (L,
R), with a MIC IN jack (XLR) , LINE IN and
LINE/GUITAR IN jack (1/4” phone jack)
provided for each channel. Do not connect
signals to both of these analog input jacks
at the same time. If both are connected,
the signal will not be correctly input to the
US-122MKII.
Mic
Computer
USB
NOTE
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 other USB devices
to the USB bus used by the US-122MKII.
USB keyboards and mice are exceptions to
this, and will probably not cause problems.
Audio connections
Connect the output signal of your mic,
guitar, keyboard, or other audio device to
the US-122MKII, where it will be converted
into digital audio and sent via USB to
your computer. Connect the output of the
US-122MKII to your speakers (via an
amp) or headphones, so you will be able to
monitor the audio signals coming into the
US-122MKII 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.
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Connect your mics to the MIC IN (L, R) jacks
(XLR). If you are using a condenser mic
that requires phantom power, turn on the
PHANTOM switch.
5 – Connections
CAUTION
•• Connecting a dynamic mic with an
unbalanced connection could damage it
if the PHANTOM switch is ON.
•• Do not connect or disconnect mics when
the PHANTOM switch is ON. Doing so
could cause loud noise or damage the
equipment.
•• Use the PHONES/LINE OUT knob to
minimize the volume before turning the
phantom switch ON or OFF. Depending
on the mic, loud noises might be
produced and damage could be caused
to equipment or to people’s hearing.
NOTE
•• When the PHANTOM switch is ON the
PHANTOM indicator lights on the top
panel.
•• The pin configuration of the unit's XLR
connector is:
Pin 1 = Ground
Pin 2 = Hot
Pin 3 = Cold
Keyboard/drum machine/sound
module/cassette deck/MD/CD etc.
(analog connection)
Connect the analog audio output of these
devices to the LINE IN L or LINE/GUITAR IN
R jacks (1/4” phone jack) on the front panel.
If you use the R-channel, set the MIC/LINEGUITAR switch on the top panel to MIC/
LINE.
Guitar
Connect your guitar to the R-channel LINE/
GUITAR IN jack (1/4” phone jack) on the
front panel and set the MIC/LINE-GUITAR
switch on the top pannel to GUITAR.
OUT
Keyboard/
drum machine/
sound module/
cassette deck/
MD/CD or similar
device
Guitar
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5 – Connections
Monitor speakers
Connect monitor speakers (powered
speakers or an amplifier and speakers) to the
LINE OUT jacks on the rear panel.
Analog record player
The output of an analog record player
cannot be connected directly to the
US-122MKII. You must connect a phono
amp between your analog record player and
the US-122MKII. (Alternatively, you can
connect it via an audio amp that has PHONO
inputs.)
OUT
Phono amp or
amp with PHONO input
Analog record
player
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Powered speakers,
or amp and speakers
Headphones
Connect headphones to the PHONES jack
(standard stereo phone jack) on the front
panel.
Headphones
5 – Connections
MIDI connections
Connect your sound module, keyboard/
synthesizer, drum machine, or other MIDI
device to the US-122MKII as shown below.
USB
Computer
MIDI IN
MIDI OUT
Sequencer/
drum machine etc.
CAUTION
USB
Computer
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
Sound module etc.
Analog output
Keyboard/
synthesizer etc.
Analog
output
External Mixer
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.
NOTE
MIDI connections do not transmit audio.
They only carry instructions about what
and when to play, so you must also connect
the audio output jacks of a device to hear
it.
•• The MIDI IN indicator and USB indicator
sometimes stay lit even after the
connected computer has been shut
down. This is because some computers
continue to provide power through
the USB cable even when they are shut
down.
•• When the MIDI IN jack is receiving any
kind of MIDI data, the MIDI IN indicator
lights. If a device that sends MIDI
Active Sensing messages is connected,
this indicator will continuously blink.
To avoid this, disable the MIDI Active
Sensing on the connected device.
•• 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 can listen to
MIDI performances through this unit’s
LINE OUT and PHONES output.
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.
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6 – Application Guide
In this chapter, we explain how to set some
audio applications for use with this unit.
Windows XP and Windows
Media Player
11 Close all applications and then open
the “Control Panel” from the “Start”
menu.
22 Open “Sounds and Audio Devices” or
“Sounds and Multimedia.”
NOTE
If you do not see either of the items above,
click “Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices”
and one will appear.
33 Click the “Audio” tab, and set the
“Default device:” for “Sound playback”
to “TASCAM US-122MKII.”
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44 Click “OK.”
55 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.
•• 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.
6 – Application Guide
Windows Vista and Windows
Media Player
11 Close all applications and then open
the “Control Panel” from the “Start”
menu.
22 Open “Sound.”
NOTE
If the above item does not appear, click
“Hardware and Sound” and it will appear.
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.
33 Click the “Playback” tab, click
“Speakers US-122MK2” and click the
“Set Default” button. This moves the
green check mark to “Speakers US122MK2.”
44 Click “OK.”
55 Start Windows Media Player, select an
audio file and begin playback.
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6 – Application Guide
Mac OS X and iTunes
11 Open “System Preferences…” from the
Apple menu.
Cubase LE4
22 Click “Sound” in the “ System
Preferences” window.
33 Click the “Output” tab, and select “US122MKII: Output” under “Choose a
device for sound output.”
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See the included Cubase LE4 Quick Start
Guide for information about making settings
in this software.
7 – MIDI Implementation Chart
Function
Basic Channel
At power ON
Transmitted
X
Received
X
Remarks
Through
Mode
Changed
At power ON
X
X
X
X
Through
X
*************
X
*************
X
X
Messages
Note
Number
Altered
X
Through
X
Through
X
X
X
X
Through
X
X
X
X
*************
X
X
X
X
X
Through
Through
Through
X
Through
:Song Pos
X
X
Through
:Song Sel
X
X
:Tune
:Clock
X
X
X
X
Through
:Commands
:Local on/off
X
X
X
X
Through
:All note off
X
X
:Active sensing
X
X
:Reset
X
X
Velocity
Range
Note ON
After Touch
Note OFF
Polyphonic
Pitch Bender
Control Change
Program Change
System Exclusive
System Common
System
Real Time
Other
Notes
Channel
Range #
Mode 1: Omni on, Poly
Mode 2: Omni on, Mono
O: Yes
Mode 3: Omni off, Poly
Mode 4: Omni off, Mono
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:
•• 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 green?
If the USB indicator is not lit, confirm
that the USB cable is properly connected.
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 page 12 of this manual for how to install
and uninstall the driver.
•• 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
11 Shut down all applications, and open
the “Control Panel” from the “Start”
menu.
22 Open “Sounds and Audio Devices”
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.
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NOTE
If you cannot find the above item, click
“Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices” and
it will appear.
8 – Troubleshooting
33 Click the Audio tab, and set the
“Default device:” for “Sound playback”
and “Sound recording” to “TASCAM
US-122MKII.”
Windows Vista
11 Shut down all applications, and open
the “Control Panel” from the “Start”
menu.
22 Open “Sound.”
NOTE
If the above item does not appear, click
“Hardware and Sound” and it will appear.
33 Click the “Playback” tab, click
“Speakers US-122MK2” and click the
“Set Default” button.
•• 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) Set the buffer size in the DAW software
that you are using to a larger value.
Mac OS X
11 Shut down all applications and open
“System Preferences.”
22 Open “Sound.”
33 From the output tab, select “US122MKII 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 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 LE4 software, see
the manual on the included CD-ROM.
NOTE
•• Consult the maker of your DAW software
for methods to reduce its burden on
your computer.
•• If you are not using a DAW, try setting
the “Audio Performance” sitting in the
driver for this unit to “High Latency.”
3) Change the settings of your computer
so that they are optimal for audio
processing.
Windows XP
11 Right-click “My Computer” and select
“Properties.”
22 Click the “Advanced” tab.
33 Click “Settings” in the “Performance”
section.
44 On the “Performance Option”
screen, select the “Adjust for Best
Performance” option.
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8 – Troubleshooting
Windows Vista
a) Turn Aero off.
11 Right-click the desktop and select
“Personalize” to open the “Personalize
appearance and sounds” screen.
22 Choose “Window Color and
Appearance” and then click “Open
classic appearance properties for more
options.”
33 Select “Windows Vista Basic” or any
option other than “Windows Aero.”
b) Performance settings
11 Right-click “Computer,” select
“Properties,” and then click “Advanced
system settings.”
22 Click the “Advanced” tab.
33 Click “Settings” in the “Performance”
section.
44 On the “Performance Option”
screen, select the “Adjust for Best
Performance” option.
Mac OS X
11 Open “System Preferences” and select
“Energy Saver.”
22 Click the “Sleep” tab.
33 Set “Put the computer to sleep when it
is inactive for:” to “Never.”
44 Set “Put the display(s) to sleep when
the computer is inactive for:” to
“Never.”
55 Click the “Options” tab.
If a “Processor performance” setting is
available, set it to “Highest.”
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NOTE
Depending on the Mac OS version and
model this setting might not be available.
•• Questions related to Cubase LE4
Since Cubase LE4 is a product provided by
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, it is
not supported by TASCAM.
Please use the Cubase LE4 Help menu (and
access the PDF manuals) for information
about how to use this software.
9 – Specifications
Input/output ratings
Analog audio input/outupt
MIC IN (Balanced) terminal
Connector: XLR-3-31 equivalent
Nominal input level:
–58 dBu (When INPUT konb is set to
MIC)
–14 dBu (When INPUT knob is set to
LINE)
Maximum input level:
+9 dBV (When INPUT knob is
set to LINE)
Input impedance: 1 MΩ
LINE OUT (Unbalanced) terminal
Connector: RCA pin jack
Nominal output level: –10 dBV
Maximum output level: +6 dBV
Output impedance: 200Ω
Maximum input level:
+2 dBu (When INPUT knob is set to
LINE)
PHONES terminal:
Input impedance: 2.2 kΩ
Maximum output level: 18 mW + 18 mW or
more (THD+N less than 0.1%, 32Ω load)
LINE IN (Balanced) terminal
Connector:Standard stereo phone jack
Control input/output
Connector: TRS Standard phone jack
L channel, and R channel with MIC/LINEGUTAR set to MIC/LINE
Nominal input level:
–40 dBu (When INPUT konb is
set to MIC)
+4 dBu (When INPUT knob is
set to LINE)
MIDI IN terminal
Connector: DIN 5 pin
Format: Standard MIDI format
MIDI OUT terminal
Connector: DIN 5 pin
Maximum input level:
+20 dBu (When INPUT knob is
set to LINE)
Format: Standard MIDI format
Connector: USB B type 4 pin
Input impedance: 15 kΩ
R channel with MIC/LINE-GUTAR set to
GUITAR
Nominal input level:
–51 dBV (When INPUT konb is
set to MIC)
–7 dBV (When INPUT knob is
set to LINE)
USB terminal
Format:
USB 2.0 High speed (480 MHz)
USB 2.0 Full speed
(12 MHz USB 1.1 equivalent)
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9 – Specifications
Audio performance
Frequency response
20 Hz - 20 kHz, +0.5 dB/–1.0 dB (44.1/48
kHz) (MIC to LINE OUT)
20 Hz - 40 kHz, +0.5/–1.5 dB (88.2/96 kHz)
(MIC to LINE OUT)
Signal-to-noise ratio (LINE IN to LINE
OUT)
Through ADC and DAC: 96 dB
(When INPUT knob is set to LINE, 20 kHz
LPF + A-weighted)
Direct monitor: 107 dB
(When INPUT knob is set to LINE, 20 kHz
LPF + A-weighted)
Total harmonic distortion (LINE IN to
LINE OUT)
Through ADC and DAC: Less than 0.0045%
(When INPUT knob is set to LINE, 1 kHz
+20 dBu input, 20 kHz LPF)
Direct monitor: Less than 0.002%
(When INPUT knob is set to LINE, 1 kHz,
+20 dBu input, 20 kHz LPF)
Computer requirements
See the TASCAM website for updated
information about OS compatibility.
Windows
Supported Operating system
Windows XP 32 bit SP2/SP3
Windows XP 64 bit SP2
Windows Vista 32 bit SP2
Windows Vista 64 bit SP2
or later
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Supported computer system
Windows compatible computer with a USB
port (USB 2.0 is recommended)
•• 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 and
Windows Vista 64-bit
Macintosh
Supported operating system:
Mac OS X 10.4.11
Mac OS X 10.5.6
or later
Supported computer system:
Apple Macintosh series equipped with a
USB port as standard equipment
•• CPU/clock:
Power PC G4 1 GHz or faster, or Intel
processor
•• Memory:
512 MB or more
General
Sampling frequency
44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Sampling bit rate
16/24 bit
9 – Specifications
Power
Supplied via USB (5V, maximum current 500 mA)
Power consumption
2.5 W
Dimensions
135.4 x 179 x 47 mm (W x H x D)
Weight
0.7 kg
Operating temperature
5 to 35 °C
Bundled software
Cubase LE4 (for Windows or Macintosh)
179 mm
Dimensions
135.4 mm
47 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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