D01278620C
iXR
USB Audio/MIDI Interface
REFERENCE MANUAL
Before connecting this unit to a computer, you must install dedicated software on the computer.
Contents
1 – Introduction...............................................3
8 – Application Guide....................................16
Features................................................................................... 3
Conventions used in this manual................................... 3
Trademarks and copyrights.............................................. 3
DAW software settings....................................................16
Cubasis LE......................................................................16
Cubase LE.......................................................................16
Other DAW software..................................................16
Driver selection according to use (Windows only).. 16
Windows Media Player.....................................................16
OS X and iTunes..................................................................17
2 – Names and Functions of Parts..................4
Front panel............................................................................. 4
Rear panel............................................................................... 5
3 – Installation.................................................6
System requirements......................................................... 6
iOS device system requirements............................. 6
Windows system requirements............................... 6
Mac system requirements......................................... 6
Supported audio/MIDI drivers................................. 6
Installing the dedicated software.................................. 6
Installing the iOS Settings Panel.............................. 6
Installing the Windows driver................................... 7
Installing the Mac Settings Panel............................ 8
Working with Gatekeeper.......................................... 8
Uninstalling the dedicated software............................ 9
Uninstalling the iOS Settings Panel........................ 9
Uninstalling the Windows driver............................. 9
Uninstalling the Mac Settings Panel...................... 9
4 – Preparation...............................................10
Connecting the power.....................................................10
When using an iOS device.......................................10
When using a computer (Windows/Mac)...........10
5 – Connections.............................................. 11
Connecting other equipment....................................... 11
Computer connection......................................................12
Audio connections............................................................12
Connecting microphones........................................12
Connecting guitars.....................................................12
Connecting electronic instruments and other
audio equipment........................................................12
Connecting monitor speakers................................12
Connecting headphones.........................................12
MIDI connections...............................................................12
6 – Using the Settings Panel.........................13
Opening the Settings Panel...........................................13
iOS device......................................................................13
Windows.........................................................................13
Mac...................................................................................13
Settings Panel overview..................................................13
7 – Standalone Mode.....................................15
Overview...............................................................................15
Settings in standalone mode........................................15
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9 – MIDI Implementation Chart....................18
10 – Troubleshooting....................................19
11 – Specifications.........................................21
Audio resolution.................................................................21
Input/output ratings.........................................................21
Analog audio input ratings......................................21
Analog audio output ratings..................................21
Control input/output ratings..................................21
Audio performance...........................................................21
Operation requirements.................................................22
iOS devices....................................................................22
Windows.........................................................................22
Mac...................................................................................22
Supported audio/MIDI drivers...............................22
General..................................................................................22
Dimensional drawings.....................................................23
1 – Introduction
Features
• 24-bit/96kHz audio interface
• Direct connection to the Lightning connector of an iOS
device possible using an MFi certified USB A connector
(using the Lightning-USB cable included with the iOS
device)
• When using an iOS device, the AC adapter included with
the iOS device can be connected to the unit's USB B
connector so that the iOS battery is not used by the unit
(power is not supplied to the iOS device either).
• The unit can be powered by USB bus power with just a USB
connection when using it with a computer.
• Two analog signal channels (L/R) can be input
simultaneously and output to a computer/iOS device by
USB at the same time
• XLR connectors support balanced mic input and standard
TRS jacks support balanced line input
Electric guitars and basses, for example, can also be
connected by standard TS phone jack input when the MIC/
LINE INST switch is set to INST (instrument input)
• Balanced stereo line output using 2 standard 6.3mm (1/4")
TRS jacks
• Headphone output by 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo mini jack
• MIDI IN and OUT connectors
• Direct monitoring function allows input monitoring with
low latency
• Driver and Settings Panel application for Windows included
Settings panel applications for Macs and iOS devices
• Bundled DAW software (download editions)
Cubasis LE (for iOS)
Cubase LE (for Windows/Mac)
Trademarks and copyrights
• TASCAM is a trademark of TEAC CORPORATION, registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Media
are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Apple, Mac, Mac OS, OS X, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch,
Lightning and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc.
• IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the
U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
• AirPlay, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod
touch, and Retina are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries. iPad Air, iPad mini, and
Lightning are trademarks of Apple Inc.
Only in Japan, the trademark “iPhone” is used with a license
from Aiphone K.K.
• App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
• Cubase, Cubasis and VST are registered trademarks of
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
• ASIO is a trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies
GmbH.
• Blackfin® and the Blackfin logo are registered trademarks of
Analog Devices, Inc.
• Other company names, product names and logos in this
document are the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective owners.
88 Note about computer operation
If you are unsure about anything related to the basic operation
of a computer when it is mentioned in an explanation in this
manual, please refer to the computer operation manual.
To use this unit with a computer, dedicated software must be
installed on the computer.
For details about software installation, see “Installing the
dedicated software” on page 6.
Conventions used in this manual
The following conventions are used in this manual.
• Buttons, connectors and other physical parts of this unit are
written using a bold font like this: PHONES knob.
• Information shown on a computer display is written like
this: “OK”.
• Additional information is provided as necessary in tips,
notes and cautions.
TIP
These are tips about how to use the unit.
NOTE
These provide additional explanations and describe special
cases.
CAUTION
Failure to follow these instructions could result in injury,
damage to equipment or lost recording data, for example.
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2 – Names and Functions of Parts
Front panel
1 SIG indicators
The SIG indicators light green when a signal of at least −32
dBFS is input through the IN 1/IN 2 jacks.
2 PEAK indicators
The PEAK indicators light red when a signal that is −1 dBFS
(about to distort) or higher is input through the IN 1/IN 2
jacks.
3 GAIN knobs
Use to adjust the input levels of the IN 1/IN 2 jacks.
4 +48V indicator
The indicator lights when the phantom power switch on the
back to the unit is set to +48V.
5 MONITOR knob
Use to adjust the balance between the signals input
through the unit's input jacks and the output of the device
connected by USB.
6 LINE OUT knob
Use to adjust the output level of the LINE OUT 1/L-2/R jacks.
7 PHONES knob
Use to adjust the PHONES jack output level.
CAUTION
Before connecting headphones, use the PHONES knob to
minimize the volume. Failure to do so might cause sudden
loud noises, which could harm your hearing or result in
other trouble.
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8 USB indicator
This lights when the USB connection is active.
This blinks when the USB connection is inactive.
It is unlit when the unit is off.
9 PHONES jack
Connect stereo headphones to this 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini
jack.
The same signal is output from the LINE OUT 1/L and 2/R
jacks.
Use an adapter to connect headphones with a standard
6.3mm (1/4") stereo plug.
0IN 1/IN 2 jacks
These are XLR/TRS combo input jacks.
Use the MIC/LINE INST switches on the front of the unit to
enable balanced line (MIC/LINE) or unbalanced (INST) input
for the TRS jacks.
q MIC/LINE INST switches
Set according to the IN 1/IN 2 jack input sources.
Set to MIC/LINE when connecting electronic instruments,
audio devices, mics and similar equipment. Set to INST
when connecting an electric guitar, electric bass or other
equipment with high output impedance.
2 – Names and Functions of Parts
Rear panel
w Kensington Security Slot
e PC/MAC/POWER port (USB B-type)
When using this unit with an iOS device, use the included
USB cable to connect the USB power adapter included with
the iOS device. Doing this allows this port to function as a
power supply connector.
When using this unit with a computer, use the included USB
cable to connect it to the computer.
r
port (USB A-type)
To connect this unit with an iOS device, use the Lightning-USB cable included with the iOS device.
NOTE
This port will not provide power to the iOS device, nor will it
draw power from the device.
t PHANTOM switch
Use this switch to provide +48V phantom power to the IN
1/IN 2 jacks.
y MIDI OUT connector
This 5-pin DIN is a standard MIDI output jack.
This outputs MIDI signals.
u MIDI IN connector
This 5-pin DIN is a standard MIDI input jack.
Use this to input MIDI signals.
i LINE OUT 1/L and 2/R jacks
These standard TRS jacks are analog line outputs.
Use the Settings Panel to set the signals output from the
LINE OUT 1/L and 2/R jacks.
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
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3 – Installation
System requirements
For the latest information about supported operating systems,
visit the TEAC Global Site (http://teac-global.com/).
iOS device system requirements
88 Supported operating systems
Apple device using iOS 9 or later
Windows system requirements
88 Supported operating systems
Windows 10 32-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit SP1 or later
Windows 7 64-bit SP1 or later
(Windows Vista and Windows XP are not supported)
88 Computer hardware requirements
Windows computer with a USB 2.0 port
88 CPU/processor speed
2 GHz or faster dual core processor (x86)
88 Memory
2 GB or more
CAUTION
Operation of this unit was confirmed using standard
computers that meet the above requirements. This does
not guarantee operation with all computers that meet the
above requirements. Even computers that meet the same
system requirements might have processing capabilities
that differ according to their settings and other operating
conditions
Mac system requirements
88 Supported operating systems
macOS Sierra (10.12 or later)
OS X El Capitan (10.11 or later)
OS X Yosemite (10.10 or later)
OS X Mavericks (10.9.1 or later)
OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4 or later)
88 Computer hardware requirements
Mac with a USB 2.0 port
88 CPU/processor speed
2 GHz or faster dual core processor
88 Memory
2 GB or more
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Supported audio/MIDI drivers
88 iOS devices
Core Audio for iOS
88 Windows
ASIO 2.0, WDM, MIDI
88 Mac
Core Audio, Core MIDI
Installing the dedicated software
To use this unit with a computer, dedicated software must be
installed on the computer.
With some exceptions, the latest software for the operating
system you are using can be downloaded from the TEAC Global
Site (http://teac-global.com/).
• To use this unit with an iOS device, install the TASCAM
Settings Panel for Audio Interface app. The standard
iOS driver will be used. The Settings Panel app can be
downloaded from the App Store for free.
• To use this unit with a Windows computer, install the
Windows driver. When you install the Windows driver, the
Windows Settings Panel application will be installed at the
same time.
• To use this unit with a Mac, install the Mac Settings Panel
application. The standard OS driver will be used.
CAUTION
Before starting to install software, quit other applications.
Installing the iOS Settings Panel
Find the TASCAM Settings Panel for Audio Interface app on the
App Store and download it.
Downloading it will install it automatically.
3 – Installation
Installing the Windows driver
8. A Windows security screen will appear twice. Click the
“Install” button to proceed with installation.
CAUTION
• Complete installation of the Windows driver on the
computer before connecting the unit to it with the USB
cable.
• If you already connected the unit to the computer using
the USB cable before installing the Windows driver and the
Found New Hardware Wizard launched, close the message
and disconnect the USB cable.
88 Windows driver installation procedures
9. The following screen appears when installation has
completed.
Click the “Finish” button.
1. Download the latest Windows driver for the operating
system you are using from the TEAC Global Site (http://
teac-global.com/) and save it on the computer to be used
with the unit.
2. Open the saved Windows driver (zip file) on the computer
desktop or another location.
3. Double-click the “iXR_Installer_XXX.exe” (XXX is the version
number), file in the folder that appears after uncompression
to automatically launch the installation software.
CAUTION
If you open a zip file without decompressing it and doubleclick the “exe” file in the folder that opens, installation will
not start. Right-click the zip file and select “Extract All”, for
example, to uncompress it and then try again.
4. When a “Security Warning” or “User Account Control” screen
appears, click the “Run” or “Yes” button.
5. When the Setup Wizard screen appears, click the “Next”
button.
NOTE
After installing the driver, the device driver will be installed
the first time the unit is connected by USB.
At this time, Windows will automatically search Windows
Update, and it may take some time to recognize the unit
connection.
If the unit is still not recognized after some time, open the
software installation screen from the message area at
the bottom right of the computer display, and click “Skip
Obtaining Drivers From Windows Update” to cancel the
search.
6. Read the contents of the License Agreement, and select “I
accept the agreement” if you agree to the terms. Then, click
the “Next” button.
7. Next, click the “Install” button to start installation.
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3 – Installation
Installing the Mac Settings Panel
5. Next, click the “Install” button to start installation.
NOTE
• Install the Settings Panel on the computer before
connecting the unit to it with the USB cable.
• Depending on the Gatekeeper setting, a warning message
might appear during installation. To resolve an issue
with Gatekeeper, follow the instructions in “Working with
Gatekeeper” on page 8 and then proceed with the
installation.
88 Mac Settings Panel installation procedures
1. Download the latest Mac Settings Panel for the operating
system you are using from the TEAC Global Site (http://
teac-global.com/) and save it on the computer to be used
with the unit.
2. Double-click “iXR_Installer_XXX.dmg” (XXX is the version
number), which is the saved disk image file for the Mac
Settings Panel, and double-click “iXR_Installer.pkg” inside the
folder that opens.
6. The following screen appears when installation has
completed.
Click the “Close” button.
Working with Gatekeeper
NOTE
Depending on the computer’s settings, the downloaded zip
file might not have opened automatically. In this case, open
the zip file first and then double-click the disk image file.
3. When the installer starts, click the “Continue” button.
When using Mac OS X, depending on the Gatekeeper security
function setting, a warning message might appear during
installation.
The solution depends on the warning message shown.
See the following explanations for details.
88 When the Gatekeeper setting is “Allow applications
downloaded from: the Mac App Store”
The following security warning might be shown:
“'iXR_Installer.dmg' can't be opened because it was not
downloaded from the Mac App Store.”
4. On the software license agreement screen, click the
“Continue” button to open the software license agreement
confirmation screen.
Click the “Read License” button and check the contents
of the Software License Agreement. If you agree to the
contents, click “Agree”.
In this case, click the OK button to close the message. Then,
control-click (or right-click) the file and click “Open”.
When the “'iXR_Installer.dmg' can't be opened because it
was not downloaded from the Mac App Store. Are you sure
you want to open it?” security warning message appears,
click the “Open” button.
This warning message might also appear when the
Gatekeeper setting is something other than “Allow applications downloaded from: the Mac App Store”.
The file still might not open and “'iXR_Installer.dmg' can't be
opened because it was not downloaded from the Mac App
Store.” might appear again.
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3 – Installation
Uninstalling the dedicated software
NOTE
Normally, there is no need to uninstall the dedicated
software. Follow these procedures if a problem occurs or
you no longer intend to use the unit with the computer.
In this case, copy the file from the folder where it is to the
desktop or another folder, and then open it. Alternatively,
change the Gatekeeper settings to “Allow applications
downloaded from: the Mac App Store and identified developers” and try opening it again.
88 When the Gatekeeper setting is not “Allow
applications downloaded from: the Mac App Store”
“'iXR_Installer.dmg' is an application downloaded from the
Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?” might appear
as a security warning message. In this case, click the “Open”
button.
Uninstalling the iOS Settings Panel
Tap and hold the “TASCAM Settings Panel for Audio Interface” icon
to show the × mark and enable app deletion. Tap the × mark to
delete the app.
Uninstalling the Windows driver
Uninstalling from the Programs and Features Control Panel.
1. From the Start menu, open the Control Panel and launch
Programs and Features.
NOTE
88 Changing the Gatekeeper setting
The Gatekeeper setting can be changed using the “Allow
applications downloaded from:” item on the “General” page
of the “Security & Privacy” pane of the System Preferences.
To change this, you must click the lock icon ( ) at the
bottom left and enter a password to unlock the settings.
• In Windows 10, right-click the Start button and click Control
Panel when it appears.
• In Windows 8.1, right-click the button at the bottom left of
the Start screen and click Control Panel on the Apps screen.
2. If “View by:” is set to “Category”, click “Uninstall a program”
under the “Program” item.
If “View by:” is set to “Large icons” or “Small icons”, click
“Programs and Features”.
3. Double-click “TASCAM iXR” in the list.
4. Then, follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
Uninstalling the Mac Settings Panel
Delete “iXR_Settings Panel” from the Application folder to
complete uninstallation.
This setting will lock again when you click the “Show All”
button to close the open pane or when you quit the System
Preferences by, for example, clicking the button or typing
command-Q.
CAUTION
Changing the Gatekeeper setting could result in security
risks.
If you changed the Gatekeeper setting to decrease security
(use one of the lower settings), set it back to the original
setting after updating the software and/or firmware. (When
installing a firmware update immediately after software, do
this after installing the firmware update.)
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4 – Preparation
Connecting the power
When using an iOS device
Connect the USB power adapter included with the iPad or
iPhone to the USB cable included with this unit, and connect the
cable to the PC/MAC/POWER port.
USB power adapter
included with iPad/
iPhone
USB cable included with iXR
CAUTION
• No USB power adapter is included with the iPod touch. To
use an iPod touch with this unit, purchase a genuine Apple
USB power adapter (that supplies 5 V and at least 700 mA
current).
• Operation with other USB power adapters is possible, but
we strongly recommend using the genuine Apple USB power
adapter included with the iPad/iPhone.
When using another USB power adapter, be sure that the
power supply device meets the following specifications.
• Supplied voltage: 5 V
• Supplied current: 700 mA or more
Using a power supply device with specifications other than
the above could cause malfunction, overheating, fire or
other problems. If anything abnormal occurs, stop use
and contact the store where you purchased this unit or a
TASCAM customer support service to request repair.
When using a computer (Windows/Mac)
Normally, when this unit is connected to a computer, it will
operate using USB bus power, so connecting a separate power
supply device is not necessary.
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5 – Connections
88 iOS device connections
Connecting other equipment
88 Precautions before making connections
• Carefully read the operation manuals of the devices to be
connected and then connect them correctly.
• Before making connections, turn this unit and all
equipment to be connected off (standby).
• If possible, install all connected devices so that they are
powered from the same AC power supply line. When using
a power strip or similar device, be sure to use one that
has high current capacity in order to minimize voltage
fluctuations in the AC power supply.
Use the Lightning-USB cable included with the iOS device to
connect the iOS device's Lightning connector to the
port
on the unit.
When the connection is working, the USB indicator on the front
of the unit lights.
Drum machine
USB power adapter
included with iPad/iPhone
(using USB cable included
with iXR)
88 Front panel connections
Vocal mic
Guitar
Headphones
iOS device (using Lightning-USB cable included
with iOS device)
Powered monitor speakers with
balanced connections
Use example with an iOS device (rear)
Examples of connections with other equipment (front)
• Connect the USB power adapter included with the iPad
or iPhone to the USB cable included with this unit, and
connect the cable to the PC/MAC/POWER port.
• Use the Lightning-USB cable included with the iOS device
to connect the iOS device to the
port on the unit.
• No USB power adapter is included with the iPod touch. To
use an iPod touch with this unit, purchase a genuine Apple
USB power adapter (that supplies 5 V and at least 700 mA
current).
88 Windows/Mac connections
Computer
Drum machine
Powered monitor speakers with
balanced connections
Use example with a computer (rear)
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5 – Connections
Computer connection
Use the included USB cable to connect the unit to a computer
USB 2.0/3.0 port. When the USB connection is working, the USB
indicator on the front of the unit lights.
CAUTION
If you connect this unit to a computer via a USB hub, for
example, audio signal dropouts, clicking noises and other
interference could occur due to the influence of other USB
devices connected to that hub. For this reason, we strongly
recommend connecting this unit to a separate USB port.
Connecting USB keyboards and mice, however, to the same
bus should not be a problem.
Audio connections
Analog audio signals input into this device from mics, guitars,
keyboards and other audio equipment can be converted into
digital signals and transmitted to the computer via USB. In
addition, by connecting speakers (through an amplifier if not
powered) or headphones to this unit, you can monitor audio
signals that are input to this unit and output from the computer.
CAUTION
Before connecting audio equipment, set the GAIN, LINE
OUT and PHONES knobs to their lowest values. Failure
to do so could cause sudden loud noises from monitoring
equipment, and this could damage the equipment or harm
hearing.
Connecting microphones
88 Dynamic mics
Connect to the IN 1 and IN 2 XLR jacks on the front of the
unit.
dynamic mics. Unbalanced dynamic mics cannot be used
when phantom power is enabled.
• Supplying phantom power to some ribbon mics will break
them. If you are unsure, do not supply phantom power to a
ribbon mic.
Connecting guitars
When connecting a guitar or bass guitar directly to this unit, use
the IN 1/IN 2 standard TRS jack on the front of the unit and set
the MIC/LINE INST switch for that jack to INST.
Connecting electronic instruments and
other audio equipment
When connecting an electronic instrument or other audio
equipment directly to this unit, use the IN 1/IN 2 standard
TRS jacks on the front of the unit and set their MIC/LINE INST
switches to MIC/LINE.
Connecting monitor speakers
Connect powered monitor speakers with balanced connections
to the LINE OUT 1/L and 2/R jacks on the back of the unit.
Use the LINE OUT knob on the front of the unit to adjust the
speaker volume.
Connecting headphones
Connect headphones to the PHONES stereo mini jack on the
front of the unit.
CAUTION
Before connecting headphones, use the PHONES knob to
minimize the volume. Failure to do so might cause sudden
loud noises, which could harm your hearing or result in
other trouble.
88 Condenser mics
When using a condenser microphone that requires phantom
power, connect it to an IN 1 or IN 2 XLR jack and then set
the PHANTOM switch on the back of the unit to +48V.
When the PHANTOM switch is set to +48V, the +48V
indicator on the front of the unit lights.
CAUTION
• Before making connections, turn this unit and all equipment
to be connected off (standby).
• The PHANTOM switch turns phantom power on/off for
both IN 1 and IN 2 XLR jacks simultaneously. Do not set
phantom power to +48V when connecting a mic that does
not require phantom power.
• Do not connect or disconnect mics when the PHANTOM
switch is set to +48V. Doing so could cause a loud noise and
might damage this unit and connected equipment.
• Set the LINE OUT and PHONES knobs to their minimum
values before changing a PHANTOM switch setting to +48V
or OFF. Depending on the connected mics, sudden loud
noises from monitoring equipment could occur, and this
could damage the equipment or harm hearing.
• Set the PHANTOM power switch to +48V only when using
a condenser microphone that requires phantom power.
Setting the PHANTOM switch to +48V when a dynamic
mic or other mic that does not require it is connected could
damage this unit and connected equipment.
• When using condenser mics that require phantom power
and dynamic mics together, be sure to use balanced
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MIDI connections
Connect sound modules, keyboards, synthesizers, drum
machines and other MIDI devices to the unit in the following
manner.
• If you want to monitor sound from a MIDI device, connect
its outputs to this unit's line inputs or use an external mixer.
• You can also use the MIDI IN and MIDI OUT connectors
on the back of the unit to send and receive MIDI timecode
(MTC). By doing this, you can use an application that
supports MTC to synchronize a multitrack recorder (MTR)
and MIDI devices.
CAUTION
When using Windows Media Player, if the “Sound and Audio
Devices Properties” Control Panel “MIDI music playback
(default device)” is set to “Microsoft GS Wavetable SW
Synth”, you will not be able to hear MIDI performances
through this unit's LINE OUT 1/L, 2/R or PHONES jacks.
6 – Using the Settings Panel
Opening the Settings Panel
Settings Panel overview
You can use the Settings Panel to make useful function settings,
including the sampling frequency (Windows only) and the
buffer size (Windows only), as well as to select output and input
signals. You can also check the unit firmware and software
versions.
You can open the Settings Panel in the following ways.
iOS device
Tap the “Settings Panel” icon on the Home Screen.
Windows
88 Windows 10
• Click the Start button at the bottom left of the screen, and
select “All Programs” and open “iXR Settings Panel” under
TASCAM.
88 Windows 8.1
1. Click the Start button to open the start screen.
2. Click the “iXR Settings Panel” beneath “TASCAM” on the Apps
screen, which can be opened by clicking the  button.
iOS Settings Panel
88 Windows 7
• Click the Start button at the bottom left of the screen, and
select “All Programs” and open “iXR Settings Panel” under
“TASCAM”.
Mac
• Using the Finder, open the Applications folder and
double-click “iXR Settings Panel” to open the Settings Panel.
Windows Settings Panel
NOTE
In the Audio Devices window of the Audio MIDI Setup application, right-click (control-click) “iXR” (or click the settings
icon when the unit name is selected) and click “Configure
device…” to open the Settings Panel.
Mac Settings Panel
1 Status display area
This shows the current status of the software.
Item displayed
Software Ver.
Device
Firmware Ver.
Sample Rate
Meaning
This is the software version.
This is the name of the connected unit.
(“No Device” is shown if no device is
connected.)
This is the firmware version used by the
connected unit.
This shows the sampling frequency.
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6 – Using the Settings Panel
2 Direct Monitor Settings
Set the signals input through the IN 1/IN 2 jacks to
Mono or Stereo for direct monitoring.
oo When set to Mono
Stereo signals sent to the iOS device/computer remain
unchanged, but are output as mono signals from the LINE
OUT 1/L, 2/R and PHONES jacks.
oo When set to Stereo
Stereo signals sent to the iOS device/computer remain
unchanged, but are output as stereo signals from the LINE
OUT 1/L, 2/R and PHONES jacks.
3 Buffer Size (Windows only)
The driver for the unit stores the audio input and output
signals transferred to and from the computer temporarily in
a buffer.
This buffer size can be adjusted.
Smaller buffer sizes result in less audio signal delay (latency),
but require high-speed processing by the computer.
If the processing cannot keep up due to other system operations, for example, clicking and popping noises might occur
and the audio signal might even drop out.
Increasing the buffer size will stabilize operation and
suppress negative effects on audio signals, but the delay in
audio signals sent to the computer will increase.
You can use the slider on the panel to adjust the buffer size,
according to the use conditions.
Use the slider to select fixed values that increase from left to
right.
Options
64, 128, 256, 512, 1024 or 2048 samples
4 Audio Input On/Off
Turn input on/off for each channel separately.
oo When an input is set to on, signals input on that channel
will be received.
oo When an input is set to off, signals input on that channel
will not be received.
5 Line Outputs 1-2
Select the signals to be output from the LINE OUT 1/L, 2/R
and PHONES jacks.
Options
Monitor Mix
The signals from the input channels and the signals
sent from the computer/iOS device by USB are mixed
and output.
Use the MONITOR knob to adjust the mix balance.
xxxx Out 1-2 (Used with an iOS device)
Only the playback signals sent from the iOS device
connected by USB are output. The connected iOS
device name appears in place of “xxxx”.
Computer Out 1-2 (Used with a computer)
Only the playback signals sent from the computer
connected by USB are output.
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6 Auto Power Save On/Off
When this setting is on, if operating in standalone mode and
no input signal (above −60 dBFS) has been detected for 30
minutes, the unit will turn itself off (enter standby) automatically.
Options
ON (default): The automatic power saving function is on.
OFF: The automatic power saving function is off.
NOTE
To turn the unit on again after the Auto Power Save function
has turned it off automatically, disconnect and reconnect
the cable connected to the PC/MAC/POWER port.
7 – Standalone Mode
Overview
• This unit will operate in standalone mode when it is on and
data is not being transmitted by USB to and from an iOS
device/computer.
• You can use this unit as a mic preamp and to monitor input
signals. This function is convenient when you want to
practice an instrument without recording, for example.
• When operating in standalone mode, the USB indicator will
blink.
Settings in standalone mode
The Settings Panel will be set as follows when in standalone
mode.
• Direct Monitor Settings Input 1-2: Last setting is retained
• Audio Input On/Off:
All on
• Line Outputs 1/L-2/R: MONITOR
• ERP2 Setting On/Off: Last setting is retained
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8 – Application Guide
In this chapter, we explain how to set some audio applications
for use with this unit.
DAW software settings
Cubasis LE
Find Cubasis LE on the Apple App Store and download it.
See the Cubasis LE manual for information about its settings.
NOTE
Follow these procedures to enable the Cubasis LE input
signal.
• Tap the Settings icon on the iOS device home screen to
open the Settings app.
• Scroll down the list of settings on the left side to Cubasis
LE and tap it.
• When the settings screen opens to the right, turn the
Mic setting on.
Cubase LE
Windows Media Player
1. Open the OS Control Panel.
NOTE
Open the Control Panel in the following ways.
Windows 10/Windows 8.1
Right-click the Start button at the bottom left of the
screen, and select “Control Panel”.
Windows 7
Click the Start button at the bottom left of the screen, and
select “Control Panel” from the Start menu.
2. Double-click Sound in the Control Panel.
NOTE
The Sound icon will be shown if the Control Panel “View by”
is set to “icons”.
3. On the Playback page, right-click “iXR” or “iXR Mixing Driver”,
and click “Set as Default Device” in the pop-up menu that
appears.
When you do this, the green check mark (4) appears next to
“iXR” or “iXR Mixing Driver”.
Download the Cubase LE Quick Start Guide from the product
page on the TEAC Global Site (http://teac-global.com/), and refer
to it for instructions about downloading, installing and making
settings.
Other DAW software
When using another DAW, consult its operation manual.
Driver selection according to use
(Windows only)
Set the ASIO driver in a DAW or other application to one of the
following.
iXR
Select this when using a DAW or other application
primarily for recording.
CUT Either ASIO applications or WDM applications can
be used. Both types cannot be used at the same time.
The performance might be improved depending on the
use conditions.
iXR Mixing Driver
Select this when using a DAW or other application
primarily for playback. Both ASIO and WDM applications
can be used at the same time. The output of both ASIO
and WDM applications can be mixed and output to the
iXR.
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Screen in Windows 7
NOTE
To use this unit as the recording device, open the Recording
page and use Set as Default Device for Line In iXR.
4. After completing the setting, click the OK button.
5. Launch Windows Media Player, select an audio file and start
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.
8 – Application Guide
OS X and iTunes
1. Open the Utilities folder in the Applications folder, and
double-click “Audio MIDI Setup”. Then open the “Audio
Devices” window.
2. Click “iXR” to select it and right-click or control-click it. Then,
click “Use this device for sound output” in the pop-up menu.
The speaker mark appears next to “iXR”.
NOTE
To use this device as the recording device, select “Use this
device for sound input” for the “iXR”.
3. Launch iTunes, select an audio file and start playback.
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9 – MIDI Implementation Chart
88 MIDI Implementation Chart
Function
Basic channels
Mode
Transmit
Recognize
When power on
×
×
Settable
×
×
When power on
×
×
×
×
Thru
Thru
Messages
Remarks
Thru
Altered
....................
Range
×
×
Note on
×
×
Note off
×
×
Polyphonic
×
×
Channel
×
×
Pitch bend
×
×
Thru
Control change
×
×
Thru
×
×
Note number
Velocity
Aftertouch
Program change
Settable range
....................
System exclusive
System common
System real-time
Other
×
×
Position
×
×
Song select
×
×
Tune
×
×
Clock
×
×
Command
×
×
Local on/off
×
×
All notes off
×
×
Active sense
×
×
Reset
×
×
Notes
Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY
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Mode 2: OMNI ON, MONO
Mode 4: OMNI OFF, MONO
–: YES
×: NO
Thru
Thru
Thru
Thru
Thru
Thru
Thru
10 – 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 service with the following information about the operating environment and details about the
trouble.
88
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Operating environment
Computer manufacturer
Model
CPU
Memory (RAM)
Operating system
Applications used
Antivirus software
Wireless LAN use
See the end of this document for contact information.
88 The dedicated software cannot be installed
1. Check the operating system
The operating system you are using might not be supported
by the software that you are trying to install.
Check the operating systems supported by the software that
you are trying to install.
2. Stop software that is running in the background
Antivirus software and other software running in the
background can interfere with installation.
Quit software running in the background and try installing
again.
88 The unit will not turn on.
• When using an iOS device, a power supply device must be
connected to the PC/MAC/POWER port. (See “iOS device
connections” on page 11.)
• When using this unit with a computer, the computer must
support USB bus power. Check the computer specifications.
88 The unit is connected, but the iOS device/computer
does not recognize it.
1. Install the dedicated software
oo If you have not done so, install the dedicated software.
See “Installing the dedicated software” on page 6 for
details.
2. Check the connection cable (when using an iOS device)
When connecting this unit to an iOS device, always use the
Lightning-USB cable included with the iOS device.
Operation is not guaranteed with cables other than Apple
genuine cables.
3. Change the USB port
88 There is no sound even when audio is playing back
on the computer.
Confirm that the unit's MONITOR knob is not turned all the way
toward INPUT.
If that is the case, turn the MONITOR knob so that it is set to the
DEVICE half of the range.
In addition, confirm the following while the unit is connected
to the computer. Moreover, 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
See the “Windows Media Player” section of “8 – Application
Guide” on page 16, and set the default playback device as
necessary for the OS.
Mac
1. Quit all applications and open “System Preferences…” from
the Apple menu.
2. Open “Sound”.
3. On the Output tab, select “iXR”.
After completing the setting, restart the computer and check
the sound of playback. Depending on the application that you
are using, you might need to make additional device settings.
In particular, DAW applications operate using audio engines
with settings that are different from the OS settings, so confirm
the DAW software driver settings first after installing the
dedicated software for this unit.
Please see the manuals for the applications that you are using
for detailed setting procedures.
88 Sound breaks up or there is noise.
The processing load on the computer causes sound to break up
and noise to occur.
Here are some methods to reduce the load on the computer.
1. A wireless LAN and software running in the background,
including antivirus software, put regular processing loads on
the computer, which can cause sound to break up and other
noise.
Stop wireless LAN transmission, antivirus software and other
software running in the background when using this unit.
2. Set the buffer size (latency) in the audio application that you
are using or in this unit's Settings Panel to a larger value.
(Windows only)
NOTE
Consult the maker of the audio application that you are
using for methods to reduce its load on your computer.
oo This unit will not work with USB 1.1. Use a USB 2.0 or USB
3.0 port.
oo Do not use a USB hub. Always connect the unit directly to
a USB port on the computer.
oo If the above steps do not resolve the problem, connect the
unit to a different USB port on the computer.
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10 – Troubleshooting
3. Change the settings of your computer so that they are
optimal for audio processing.
Using Windows
1Open the Control Panel using the appropriate method
of the OS you are using (Windows 10/Windows 8.1/
Windows 7).
• In Windows 10, from the Start button at the bottom
left click “Control Panel” to open the Control Panel.
Then, click the System icon.
• In Windows 8.1, right-click the ordinary Start
screen (Metro user interface screen) and then click
“All apps”. Then, right-click “Computer” and select
“Properties”.
• In Windows 7, from the Start button at the bottom
left right-click “Computer” and select “Properties”.
2Click “Advanced system settings”.
3Click “Settings” in the “Performance” section of the
“Advanced” tab of the “System Properties” window.
4In the “Visual Effects” tab of the “Performance Options”
window, select “Adjust for best performance”.
Using Mac
1Open “System Preferences…” from the Apple menu,
and select “Energy Saver”.
2Set “Computer sleep” to “Never”.
3Set “Display sleep” to “Never”.
NOTE
Depending on the Mac OS version and Mac computer
model, these settings might not be available.
4. Change the USB port
Since the unit might not properly function with some USB
ports, try connecting it to a different USB port.
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)
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88 Support for Bundled DAW Software
TASCAM does not provide end-user support for the bundled
DAW Software. Please check the Help menu of the installed
software to find where this support is available.
11 – Specifications
Audio resolution
88 Sampling frequencies
Control input/output ratings
88 MIDI IN connector
Connector: 5-pin DIN
Format: standard MIDI
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
88 Quantization bit depth
16/24-bit
Input/output ratings
Analog audio input ratings
88 Mic inputs (balanced, IN 1/IN 2)
Connectors: XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Input impedance: 2.2 kΩ
Nominal input level (gain knob at MAX): −65 dBu (0.0004
Vrms)
Nominal input level (gain knob at MIN): −8 dBu (0.3090
Vrms)
Maximum input level: +8 dBu (1.9467 Vrms)
Gain range: 57 dB
88 Instrument inputs (unbalanced, IN 1/IN 2)
(MIC/LINE INST switch set to INST)
Connectors: 6.3mm (1/4") standard TS jacks (Tip: HOT,
Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 1 MΩ or more
Nominal input level (gain knob at MAX): −63 dBV (0.0007
Vrms)
Nominal input level (gain knob at MIN): −6 dBV (0.5015
Vrms)
Maximum input level: +10 dBV (3.162 Vrms)
Gain range: 57 dB
88 Line inputs (balanced, IN 1/IN 2)
(MIC/LINE INST switch set to MIC/LINE)
Connectors: 6.3mm (1/4") standard TRS jacks (Tip: HOT, Ring:
COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 10 kΩ
Nominal input level (gain knob at MAX): −53 dBu (0.0017
Vrms)
Nominal input level (gain knob at MIN): +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms)
Maximum input level: +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
Gain range: 57 dB
88 MIDI OUT connector
Connector: 5-pin DIN
Format: standard MIDI
88 Windows/Mac/Power port
Connector: 4-pin USB B-type
Transfer rate: USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbps)
88
port
Connector: USB A-type
Transfer rate: USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbps)
Audio performance
88 Mic amp EIN (equivalent input noise)
−125 dBu or less (150Ω termination, gain knob at MAX)
88 Frequency response
IN 1/IN 2 jack to LINE OUT (BALANCED), headphone
(PHONES) output
At 44.1/48 kHz
20 Hz: +0 dB/−0.4 dB (JEITA)
20 kHz: +0 dB/−0.1 dB (JEITA)
20 kHz: +0 dB/−0.5 dB (PHONES output, JEITA)
At 88.2/96 kHz
20 Hz: +0 dB/−0.4 dB (JEITA)
40 kHz: +0 dB/−0.25 dB (JEITA)
40 kHz: +0 dB/−2.0 dB (PHONES output, JEITA)
88 S/N ratio
101 dB or higher
(MIC/LINE input to LINE OUT, gain knob at MIN, JEITA)
88 Distortion
0.0025% or less (MIC/LINE input to LINE OUT, 1kHz sine
wave, at nominal input level and maximum output level,
JEITA)
88 Crosstalk
95 dB or more (MIC/LINE input to LINE OUT, 1 kHz, JEITA)
Analog audio output ratings
88 Line outputs (balanced, LINE OUT 1/L–2/R)
Connectors: 6.3mm (1/4") standard TRS jacks (Tip: HOT, Ring:
COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Output impedance: 110 Ω
Nominal output level: +4 dBu (1.273 Vrms)
Maximum output level: +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
88 Headphone output (PHONES)
Connector: 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo mini jack
Maximum output: 18 mW + 18 mW or higher (THD+N 0.1%
or less, into 32 Ω load)
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11 – Specifications
Operation requirements
Check the TEAC Global Site (http://teac-global.com/) for the
latest information about supported operating systems.
iOS devices
Apple iOS devices with a Lightning connector and running
iOS 9 or later
Windows
88 Supported operating systems
Windows 10 32-bit
Windows 10 64-bit
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit SP1 or later
Windows 7 64-bit SP1 or later
(Windows Vista and Windows XP are not supported)
88 Computer hardware requirements
Windows computer with a USB 2.0 port
88 CPU/processor speed
2 GHz or faster dual core processor (x86)
88 Memory
2 GB or more
CAUTION
Operation of this unit was confirmed using standard
computers that meet the above requirements. This does
not guarantee operation with all computers that meet the
above requirements. Even computers that meet the same
system requirements might have processing capabilities
that differ according to their settings and other operating
conditions
Mac
88 Supported operating systems
macOS Sierra (10.12 or later)
OS X El Capitan (10.11 or later)
OS X Yosemite (10.10 or later)
OS X Mavericks (10.9.1 or later)
OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4 or later)
88 Computer hardware requirements
Mac with a USB 2.0 port
88 CPU/processor speed
2 GHz or faster dual core processor
88 Memory
2 GB or more
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Supported audio/MIDI drivers
88 iOS device
Core Audio for iOS
88 Windows
ASIO 2.0, WDM, MIDI
88 Mac
Core Audio, Core MIDI
General
88 Power
Used with a computer
USB bus power
Used with an iOS device
USB power adapter (that supplies 5 V and at least 700 mA
current)*1
Mobile battery (that supplies 5 V and at least 700 mA current)
TASCAM BP-6AA external battery pack
*1 We strongly recommend using the USB power adapter
included with the iPad/iPhone. No USB power adapter is
included with the iPod touch. To use an iPod touch with
this unit, purchase a genuine Apple USB power adapter
(that supplies 5 V and at least 700 mA current).
88 Power consumption
2.5 W
88 External dimensions
210 × 35.3 × 140.7 mm (width × height × depth, including
protrusions)
88 Weight
660 g
88 Operating temperature range
5–35 °C
88 Bundled DAW software (download editions)
Steinberg Cubase LE
Steinberg Cubasis LE*2
*2 A
demo version of Cubasis LE can be downloaded for free
from the App Store. Connecting the iOS device to this unit
will remove the restrictions of the demo version, allowing
you to use it as a full version of Cubasis LE.
11 – Specifications
35.3 mm
140.7 mm
Dimensional drawings
210 mm
• Illustrations in this reference manual might differ in part from the actual product.
• Specifications and external appearance might be changed without notification to improve the product.
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