US-800 Owner`s Manual - 3.33 MB | us800_om

US-800 Owner`s Manual - 3.33 MB | us800_om
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US-800
USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface
OWNER'S MANUAL
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be
of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended
to aler t the user to the presence of impor tant operating
and maintenance (ser vicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
FOR U.S.A.
TO THE USER
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures.
a) Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
b) Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
c) Connec t the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
d) Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
CAUTION
Changes or modifications to this equipment not
expressly approved by TEAC CORPORATION for
compliance could void the user's authorit y to
operate this equipment.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE
OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number:
US-800
Trade Name:
TASCAM
Responsible party:
TEAC AMERICA, INC.
Address:
7733 Telegraph Road, Montebello, California, U.S.A.
Telephone number:
1-323-726-0303
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This appliance has a serial number located on
the bottom panel. Please record the model
number and serial number and retain them for
your records.
Model number
Serial number
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
D o n o t b l o c k a ny ve nt i l at i o n o p e n i n g s.
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 Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized
plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or
the third prong are provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet,
consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
10Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
11Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
12Use 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.
14Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as powersupply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
•• 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.
•• The apparatus draws nominal non-operating
power from the AC outlet with its POWER or
STANDBY/ON switch not in the ON position.
•• The apparatus should be located close enough
to the AC outlet so that you can easily grasp the
power cord plug at any time.
•• The mains plug is used as the disconnec t
device; the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
•• If the produc t uses bat teries (including a
battery pack or installed batteries), they should
not be exposed to sunshine, fire or excessive
heat.
•• CAUTION for products that use replaceable
lithium batteries: there is danger of explosion
if a battery is replaced with an incorrect type of
battery. Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
•• Caution should be taken when using earphones
or headphones with the product because
e xcessive sound pressure (volume) f rom
earphones or headphones can cause hearing
loss.
13Unplug
this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
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Table of Contents
1 – Introduction....................................5
Main features................................................... 5
Product parts................................................... 5
Manual conventions............................. 6
Trademarks...................................................... 6
Cautions on installation.............................. 6
Beware of condensation............................. 6
Cleaning the unit........................................... 6
2 − Names and Functions of Parts.......7
Front panel....................................................... 7
Rear panel......................................................... 8
3 − Installation....................................10
System requirements.................................10
Windows..................................................10
Mac OS X.................................................10
Installing the driver and control panel.10
Installing the driver and control
panel for Windows...............................11
Installing the control panel for
Mac OS X.................................................12
Uninstalling the driver........................12
Frequently asked installation
questions and answers (FAQ)..........13
Improving computer performance.......13
Cubase LE 5 installation ...........................13
4 – US-800 control panel settings.....14
Overview.........................................................14
Control panel menus and settings........14
Menu bar items.....................................14
MIXER and OUTPUT tabs...................15
Mixer tab screen ..................................16
Output tab..............................................19
5 – Connections...................................22
USB connections..........................................23
Audio connections......................................23
Microphones . .......................................23
Guitars......................................................23
Connecting keyboards, drum
machines, sound modules,
cassette/MD/CD players and
other analog line level devices ......23
Connecting, sound modules,
MD/CD players and other digital
devices.....................................................23
Monitor speakers.................................24
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Headphones .........................................24
Connecting MIDI devices .................24
6 – Using the mixer for low-latency
monitoring.....................................25
Uses .................................................................25
Using the digital mixer for
monitoring.....................................................25
7 – Application guide.........................27
Cubase LE 5....................................................27
Windows XP and Windows Media
Player................................................................27
Windows Vista or Windows 7 and
Windows Media Player..............................27
Mac OS X and iTunes..................................28
8 – Stand-alone mode . ......................29
Overview.........................................................29
Settings for stand-alone mode . ............29
Mixer . ......................................................29
Output selectors...................................29
Sample rate............................................29
9 – MIDI implementation chart..........30
10 – Troubleshooting.........................31
11 – Specifications..............................34
AD/DA audio convertor.............................34
Inputs...............................................................34
Analog inputs........................................34
Digital input ..........................................34
Outputs...........................................................34
Analog outputs.....................................34
Digital output .......................................34
Control I/O......................................................34
Audio performance.....................................35
Computer requirements...........................35
Windows..................................................35
Macintosh...............................................35
General............................................................35
Dimensional drawing.................................36
Block diagram...............................................37
1 – Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the TASCAM
US-800 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface.
Before connecting and using the unit, please
take time to read this manual thoroughly
to ensure you understand how to properly
set up and connect the unit, as well as the
operation of its many useful and convenient
functions. After you have finished reading
this manual, please keep it in a safe place for
future reference.
You can also download the Owner’s Manual
from the TASCAM web site (http://www.
tascam.com).
Please also check the above site for the latest
manual updates.
Main features
•• Audio interface with 8 inputs and 6 outputs
•• Supports audio formats up to 24-bit/96
kHz
•• 2 XLR/TS combo jack inputs (balanced mic/
unbalanced instrument), 4 XLR/TRS combo
jack inputs (balanced mic/line)
•• S/PDIF digital input
•• +48V phantom power can be supplied to 6
microphone inputs
•• 2 unbalanced line outputs, digital output
and 2 headphone outputs
•• S/PDIF digital output
•• Internal digital mixer for direct monitoring
of input signals with little delay
•• Supports multiple clients, allowing
simultaneous use of ASIO and WDM audio
protocols
•• Two PHONES jacks—a stereo phone jack
and a stereo mini phone jack—with a
combined output of 49 mW + 49 mW (both
output the same signal)
•• Input monitoring mixer uses digital
processing to mix up to 14 ins and 2 outs
•• One MIDI IN connector and one MIDI OUT
connector
•• Stand-alone mode allows use of inputs
and outputs without being connected to
a computer by USB. In this mode, input
signals are output from the output jacks
according to the default settings of the
mixer and the output selections. This
allows the mic preamps to be used without
a computer.
•• Dedicated drivers for both Windows
(Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7)
and Mac (OS 10.6)
•• Mac USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant
•• USB2.0 High speed (480 MHz)
•• Cubase LE 5 software included
A note about computer operation
If you are unsure about how to perform
basic computer operations appearing in this
manual, please refer to the owner’s manual
that came with your computer.
Product parts
The US-800 package contains the following
items.
Take care when opening the package not
to damage the items. Keep the package
materials for transportation in the future.
Please contact the store where you purchased
this unit if any of these items are missing or
have been damaged during transportation.
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Main unit. ............................................................... 1
AC adaptor (TASCAM PS-P520). ..................... 1
Power cord for AC adaptor............................... 1
USB Cable............................................................... 1
CD-ROM (containing drivers).......................... 1
DVD-ROM (Cubase LE5). ................................... 1
Cubase LE5 Quick Start Guide........................ 1
Warranty card. ...................................................... 1
Owner's Manual (this document).................. 1
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1 – Introduction
Manual conventions
•• Keys, jacks and other parts on the unit
and external dvices are indiated like this:
PHONES.
•• When we show messages, for example,
that appear on the screen, we show them
like this: SONG LOAD.
•• Additional information is introduced in the
styles below when needed:
TIP
These are tips about how to use the unit.
NOTE
These provide additional explanations and
describe special cases.
CAUTION
Failure to follow these instructions could
result in injury, damage to equipment or lost
recording data, for examaple.
Trademarks
•• TASCAM is a trademark of TEAC
Corporation, registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
•• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista,
Windows 7, and Windows Media Player are
either registered trademarks or trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
•• Apple, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS X and
iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc.
•• Pentium and Intel are trademarks of Intel
Corporation in the U.S. and 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
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or registered trademarks of their respective
owners.
Cautions on installation
•• The unit’s nominal operating temperature
is between 5˚ and 35° C (41° – 95° F).
•• Do not install in the following types of
places. Doing so could degrade the sound
quality and/or cause malfunctions.
•• Places with significant vibrations or that
are otherwise unstable
•• Near windows or other places exposed
to direct sunlight
•• Near heaters or other extremely hot
places
•• Extremely cold places
•• Places with bad ventilation or high
humidity
•• Make sure that the unit is mounted in a
level position for correct operation.
•• Do not place any object on the unit for
heat dissipation.
•• Avoid installing this unit on top of any
heat-generating electrical device such as a
power amplifier.
Beware of condensation
If the unit is moved from a cold to a warm
place, or used after a sudden temperature
change, there is a danger of condensation;
vapor in the air could condense on the
internal mechanism, making correct
operation impossible. To prevent this, or if
this occurs, let the unit sit for one or two
hours at the new room temperature before
using.
Cleaning the unit
To clean the unit, wipe gently with a soft dry
cloth. Do not use any benzene, paint thinner,
ethyl alcohol or other chemical agents to
clean the unit as they could damage the
surface.
2 − Names and Functions of Parts
Front panel
(STANDBY/ON) indicator
Lights when the power is on.
2 +48 indicator
Lights when the PHANTOM (+48V)
switch is set to ON.
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CAUTION
Do not connect or disconnect microphones
when this indicator is lit.
3 USB indicator
Lights when a USB connection is active.
4 OL and SIG indicators
OL (overload) indicators
Light just before an input is about to
distort (when –2 dBFS is exceeded).
SIG (signal) indicators
Light when a signal is being input on
the channel (–30 dBFS or higher).
5 MIC/INST IN jacks (balanced/
unbalanced)
Use these combo jacks to connect
both balanced and unbalanced analog
microphones and instruments with
XLR connectors and standard quarterinch plugs. Use the XLR connector
for microphones (balanced) and the
standard jack (unbalanced) for electric
guitars, basses and other instruments.
•• XLR (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
•• TS (Tip: HOT, Sleeve: GND)
6 PHONES jacks/knob
Use the stereo mini jack (PHONES 1)
and stereo standard jack (PHONES 2)
to connect stereo headphones. The
maximum combined output for the
stereo mini jack and the stereo standard
jack is 49 mW + 49 mW.
Use the PHONES knob to adjust the
headphones output.
CAUTION
Turn the PHONES knob to the minimum volume
before connecting headphones. Failure to do so
could cause sudden loud noises and damage
hearing, for example.
7 MONITOR knob
Adjusts the LINE OUT L/R output level.
8 Gain knobs
Use to adjust the input levels of MIC/
INST IN 1-2 and MIC/LINE IN 3-6
separately. Turn all the way to the left for
the minimum level, and turn all the way
to the right for the maximum level.
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2 − Names and Functions of Parts
Rear panel
9 MIC/LINE INPUTS connectors
(balanced)
Use these combo jacks to connect
balanced analog microphones and line
level inputs. Use the XLR connector
for microphones (balanced) and the
standard jack (balanced) for keyboards,
samplers and other line level devices
•• XLR (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
•• TRS (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
0 LINE OUT jacks (unbalanced)
(1/2 or L/R)
Use these RCA jacks for analog line
output (unbalanced). These jacks
can output signals from a computer
connected by USB or the output of the
internal monitoring mixer, for example.
Set which signals to be output from
a computer using the US-800 control
panel. Connect these jacks to a recorder,
powered speakers or external effect
processors, for example.
In stand-alone mode the signals input by
MIC/INST IN 1-2 are output from these
jacks.
q DIGITAL IN connector (coaxial)
This coaxial digital input jack conforms to
IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF) specifications.
w MIDI IN connector
This 5-PIN DIN is a standard MIDI input
connector for inputting MIDI signals.
e MIDI OUT connector
This 5-PIN DIN is a standard MIDI output
connector for outputting MIDI signals.
r PHANTOM (+48V) switch
Use this to turn +48V phantom power on
for mic input connectors 1-6.
NOTE
This unit is capable of input through its DIGITAL
IN jack at 24-bit/96 kHz.
•• Do not supply phantom power to an
unbalanced dynamic microphone.
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CAUTION
•• Always set the PHANTOM (+48V) switch
to OFF before turning the unit’s power on
or off (connecting or disconnecting the AC
adaptor).
•• Always turn the PHONES and MONITOR
knobs to the minimum volume before
changing the switch between ON and OFF.
Depending on the connected microphone,
loud noises might be produced and damage
could be caused to equipment and people’s
hearing.
•• Do not connect or disconnect a mic with an
input when this switch is ON.
•• Turn this switch ON only when connecting
a condenser microphone that requires
phantom power.
2 − Names and Functions of Parts
•• Some ribbon mics can be damaged by
phantom power. If unsure, do not supply
phantom power to a ribbon mic.
t DIGITAL OUT connector (coaxial)
This coaxial digital output jack conforms
to IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF) specifications. This
jack can output signals from a computer
connected by USB or the output of the
internal monitoring mixer, for example.
Set which signals to be output from
a computer using the US-800 control
panel. Connect this jack to a recorder or
external effect processors, for example. In
stand-alone mode the signals from MIC/
LINE INPUTS 3-4 are output from this
jacks.
NOTE
This unit is capable of output through its
DIGITAL OUT jack at 24-bit/96 kHz.
y USB port
Use the included USB cable to connect
this unit to a USB 2.0-compatible
computer.
u DC IN 5V connector
Connect the included TASCAM PSP520 AC adaptor, which meets the
specifications of this unit, here.
CAUTION
Use only the included PS-P520 AC adaptor,
which conforms to the specifications of this
unit. Use of an adaptor other than this model
could cause malfunction, fire or electric shock.
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3 − Installation
System requirements
See the TASCAM website (http://www.
tascam.com/) for updated information about
OS compatibility.
Windows
Supported operating systems:
Windows XP 32-bit SP2 or later
Windows XP 64-bit SP2 or later
Mac OS X
Supported operating systems:
Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later
Supported computer systems:
Apple Macintosh equipped with a USB port
CPU:
Any Mac with an Intel processor
Memory:
1 GB or more
Windows Vista 32-bit SP2 or later
Windows Vista 64-bit SP2 or later
Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 7 64-bit
Supported computer systems:
Windows compatible computer with a USB
2.0 port
CPU/clock speed:
Pentium 4 1.4 GHz or faster
AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz or faster
(or equivalent processor)
Memory:
1 GB or more
NOTE
Although this product has been checked for use
with typical computers that meet the above
operating requirements, we cannot guarantee
that it will operate with all computers that meet
these requirements. Please be aware that even
in the same conditions, computer processing
capabilities can vary depending on differences
in design and specifications.
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Installing the driver and
control panel
In order to use this unit, you must install the
driver on to your computer. As described
below, this is an easy process using the CDROM included with the unit.
Drivers are updated from time to time. You
can download the most recent version of the
driver from the TASCAM website (http://www.
tascam.com/).
Disconnect the unit from the computer
before starting driver installation.
CAUTION
•• Handle the enclosed CD-ROM with care. If the
disc becomes scratched or dirty, a computer
might not be able to read it, making
installation of the software impossible. If the
included disc becomes unreadable, it can be
replaced for a fee.
•• Never attempt to play the enclosed CDROM in an ordinary audio CD player, as the
resulting noise could damage the speakers or
harm your hearing.
3 − Installation
Installing the driver and control
panel for Windows
5 The Windows installation location
screen appears. Select where to install
the driver, and click the “Next” button.
NOTE
During driver installation, a warning that “this
software ... has not passed Windows Logo
testing“ will appear.
This message appears when installing a driver
that has not received Windows Logo testing.
This message appears because the drivers
for TASCAM products have not undergone
Windows Logo testing. We have, however,
confirmed their proper operation.
If this message appears, click “Continue” or
“Install” to proceed with the installation.
Installation on a Windows computer
1 Confirm that the unit and the PC are not
connected by a USB cable.
6 When the following screen appears,
click the “Next” button.
2 Insert the included driver installation
CD-ROM into the PC where you will
install it.
3 Open the included driver CD-ROM
and launch the “setup.exe” file inside
“US-800 Win Driver” folder.
4 When the following screen appears,
click the “Next” button.
7 When the following screen appears,
connect the unit with the computer
using the included USB cable, and then
plug the included AC adaptor (TASCAM
PS-P520) into the unit.
TACAM
PS-P520 (included)
AC outlet
DC plug
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3 − Installation
(STANDBY/ON indicator)
USB indicator
of only the control panel is necessary when
using a Mac.
1 Confirm that the unit is not connected
to the computer.
Confirm that the unit’s (STANDBY/
ON) and USB indicators have lit, and
then click the “OK” button.
8 When Windows recognizes the US-800,
driver installation starts automatically.
9 After installation completes, the
icon shown below appears in the
notification area (the system tray).
2 Double-click the “US-800 Panel.app.
dmg” on the included driver CD-ROM.
A disk image named “US-800Panel”
should appear on the computer.
(Depending on the Finder Preferences
settings, it will appear on the desktop
or in a Finder window Sidebar. If it does
not appear in either of these places,
select “Computer” from the “Go” menu
of the Finder). Click on this image to
open it.
3 Copy the “US-800 Panel” (program
icon) to the computer desktop, the
Applications folder or another location
of your choice.
Click this icon to open the US-800
control panel.
10If the versions appear in the “DRV Ver.”
and “F/W Ver.” fields in the “STATE”
section of the “OUTPUT” screen,
installation has been successful.
4 In the Finder, close the “US-800 panel”
(disc image) folder.
5 Restart the computer, and connect the
unit with the computer to use it.
Uninstalling the driver
ªª Windows XP
Installing the control panel for
Mac OS X
This unit uses the class 2.0 compliant USB
driver provided by Apple Inc., so installation
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1 Open the “Control Panel” from the
“Start” menu and double-click “Add
or Remove programs”.
2 Select “US800 Audio driver” from the
list and click the “Change or Remove
Programs” button.
3 − Installation
3 Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the uninstallation.
ªª Windows Vista and Windows 7
1 Open the “Control Panel” from the
“Start” menu and double-click the
“Programs and Features” icon.
2 Select “US-800 Audio driver” from the
list and click the “Uninstall” button.
3 Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete uninstallation.
ªª Mac OS X
Move the “US-800 Panel” application icon to
the Trash.
Frequently asked installation
questions and answers (FAQ)
Windows driver installation
Q: When I connect the unit to a computer,
the Windows Hardware Wizard appears
and I cannot install the driver. Am I
making a mistake during the installation
procedures?
Improving computer
performance
In this manual, we will offer only the
following basic tip to improve performance
when using this unit.
Do not run other applications.
Processing digital audio places a considerable
load on your computer. You probably use the
computer for applications other than audio,
but we recommend that you avoid running
them when using audio programs. This means
that if you are running other applications
(especially ones that are graphics-intensive
or that use Internet tools) at the same time as
an audio application, processing may not be
able to keep up the audio data.
Cubase LE 5 installation
See the included Cubase LE 5 Quick Start
Guide for details.
A: Close the Windows “Hardware Wizard”
and disconnect the unit. You must install
the driver before connecting this unit.
See “Installing the driver and control
panel for Windows” on page 11 for the
correct procedures.
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 driver CD-ROM does not launch
automatically.
Follow the procedures in “Installing the
driver and control panel for Windows” on
page 11 to install the driver.
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4 – US-800 control panel settings
Overview
The Control Panel lets you make various
settings related to how this unit functions.
On Windows, the Control Panel icon appears
in the notification area (the system tray).
On Mac OS X, the Control Panel is located
wherever you put it during installation.
Double-click the icon to open the control
panel.
Other important audio settings for Mac OS
X can be made using the Audio MIDI Setup
program, which is in the “Applications/
Utilities” folder.
Control panel menus and
settings
Menu bar items
ªª Windows OS
File
•• Close Window:
Closes the window
Config
•• Mouse Wheel
Sets the amount of movement per count
when using a mouse scroll wheel to raise
and lower the virtual faders.
Settings: Step1 (default value), Step2,
Step4, Step8
•• Latency
According to the performance of the
computer system, you can change the size
of the audio input and output signal buffer
that the unit’s driver stores temporarily.
Settings:
192, 240, 288, 336, 384, 576 (default value)
Windows control panel screens
NOTE
•• All applications that connect to the US-800
must be closed before the latency can be
changed.
•• Increase the buffer size if the computer has
insufficient processing power and noise
occurs. Increasing the buffer size, however,
also increases latency (audio signal delay).
Set this value to best suit your system.
Mac OS X control panel screens
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•• Samplerate
Sets the sampling frequency used.
Settings: 44100 (default value), 48000,
88200, 96000 Hz
•• Clock:
Set whether the unit uses its internal clock
or a digital clock signal input through its
DIGITAL IN connector.
Settings: Internal (default value), Digital In
4 – US-800 control panel settings
•• Factory Default
Use this to restore the software to its
factory default settings. Click “OK” when
the confirmation screen appears.
•• Always on Top
Set this to make the control panel always
appear in front of other windows. A check
mark appears before this item when
selected.
Help
•• About
Select to open a pop-up window that
shows the version of the US-800 control
panel software.
•• Bring All to Front
Select to bring all the control panel
software windows to the front.
MIXER and OUTPUT tabs
Click this to switch between the MIXER tab
and the OUTPUT tab.
In Windows OS, the selected tab appears to
be in front.
In Mac OS, the selected tab button appears
lit.
ªª Mac OS
US-800 Panel
•• About US-800 Panel
Select to show the version of the US-800
control panel software.
•• Hide US-800 Panel
Select to hide the US-800 control panel.
•• Hide Others
Select to hide software other than the
US-800 control panel.
•• Show All
Select to show all running software.
•• Quit US-800 Panel
Select to quit the US-800 control panel
software.
Configuration
•• Restore Factory Defaults
Use to restore the software to its factory
default settings.
•• Always on Top
Select to make the control panel always
appear in front of other windows.
Window
•• Minimize
Select to minimize the control panel
window.
•• Zoom
This has no effect with this software.
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4 – US-800 control panel settings
Mixer tab screen
Windows control panel
Mac control panel
Click the MIXER tab to open the MIXER
screen where you can make internal mixer
settings. The 14 faders on the left are the
input faders. In order from the left, they are
6 channels of analog inputs, 2 channels of
digital inputs and 6 channels of signals from
the computer. The 2 faders on the far right
are the left and right stereo master faders.
ªª Input fader pair
Windows
Mac
Input fader display
The name of each input fader is shown.
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4 – US-800 control panel settings
Pan sliders
Set the pan for each channel in a range of
L15 - C - R15. When set all the way to the left
(L15), the input signal is sent entirely to the
left channel (0 dB), and no signal is input to
the right channel (–∞). When set all the way
to the right (R15), this is reversed. When pan
is set to center (C), the signal is sent equally
to both left and right channels with a –3 dB
reduction on both sides.
When “Stereo link” is ON, sliders set the
balance between left and right channels (as
the left becomes louder, the right becomes
quieter and vice versa). One slider is shown
for both linked channels.
Input level meters
These show the input levels of each channel.
For input 1-8 signals, the pre-fader levels are
shown. For computer 1-6 signals, the postfader levels are shown.
ON: lit
OFF (default value): unlit
L (LINK) buttons
Use these stereo link buttons to synchronize
the operation of the left and right channel
faders in a pair.
This also joins the pan sliders into a single
balance slider.
ON: lit
OFF (default value): unlit
Fader level displays
The current level of each fader is shown in
decibels. In the Mac version, if you move a
PAN slider, the pan position (L15 -C - R15) is
shown momentarily instead.
ªª Master fader section
Input faders
Use these faders to adjust the mixer input
levels in a range from –∞ to +6 dB.
NOTE
In the following explanations, the Windows
version of the software is described first. When
the Mac version has a significant difference, it is
described second. Mac version part names are
indicated in parentheses.
SOLO (S) buttons
When a "SOLO" button is turned ON, only
channels with "SOLO" buttons turned ON
have their signal sent to the stereo bus. All
other channels are muted. When the SOLO
mode is set to “Mix”, SOLO can be turned ON
for multiple channels. If set to “Exclusive”, only
the last channel that was set to SOLO can be
heard.
ON: lit
OFF (default value): unlit
Windows
Mac
Master fader
The stereo master faders include a fader for
both left and right channels. If the stereo link
is disabled, moving these faders separately is
possible.
Mute (M) buttons
Use these to mute channels.
ON: lit
OFF (default value): unlit
Mute (M) buttons
Use these to mute channels.
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4 – US-800 control panel settings
L (LINK) button
Use this stereo link button to synchronize the
operation of the left and right master faders.
ON (default value): lit
OFF: unlit
Fader level display
The current level of each fader is shown in
decibels.
ªª System settings section
On Windows, use the pull-down menu
to select the value. On Mac, click the
corresponding button.
Settings: 44100 (default setting), 48000,
88200, 96000 Hz
When ”Clock (CLOCK SOURCE)” is set
to ”Digital (DIGITAL)”, the sampling
frequency is automatically set.
Solo (SOLO MODE)
Set the Solo mode to “Mix” or “Exclusive”.
On Windows, change this by clicking the
button.
On Mac, click the button for the desired
setting.
•• MIX (default value): Multiple tracks can be
soloed together.
•• EXCLUSIVE: Only one channel or one stereo
pair of channels can be soloed at a time. If
this mode is in use, when a new channel
is soloed, Solo will be turned OFF for any
currently soloed channel.
Windows
Mac
Clock (CLOCK SOURCE)
Use this to set the Sample Clock source.
On Windows, change the setting by clicking
the button.
On Mac, click the button for the desired
setting.
Internal (default value): US-800 uses its
internal clock
Digital (DIGITAL): Clock signal received
through DIGITAL IN connector used
Lock (DIGITAL LOCK) indicator
This shows whether the clock is in sync or
not. It lights when in sync.
Samplerate (SAMPLE RATE)
Use to set the sampling frequency. When
“Clock (CLOCK SOURCE)” is set to
“Internal (INTERNAL)”, it can also be
used to set it.
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Panel Ver. (Mac only)
This shows the version of the control panel
software.
NOTE
On Windows, this is shown on the “OUTPUT”
tab screen.
F/W Ver. (Mac only)
This shows the firmware version of the
device.
NOTE
On Windows, this is shown on the “OUTPUT”
tab screen.
4 – US-800 control panel settings
Output tab
Windows control panel
Mac control panel
Click the “OUTPUT” (OUTPUT) tab to open the
corresponding window where you can make
output settings.
ªª Fader section
Use these three pairs of faders to set the
US-800 output. You can make “LINE OUT”,
“PHONES OUT” and “DIGITAL OUT” settings.
Windows
Mac
Output name display
The names of the faders are shown.
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4 – US-800 control panel settings
OUTPUT selectors
You can set the LINE OUT, PHONES and
DIGITAL outputs to the following options.
Description
Signals 1-2 from the
computer
Computer3/4
Signals 3-4 from the
computer
Computer5/6
Signals 5-6 from the
computer
Digital In
Signal from the DIGITAL IN
connector
Mixer (default value) Output signals from the
internal mixer
ªª Direct I/O section (Windows only)
Setting
Computer1/2
Level meters
These show the levels immediately after the
faders.
Faders
Use these to adjust the output levels in a
range from –∞ to 0 dB.
Mute (M) buttons
Use to mute individual channels.
ON: lit
OFF (default value): unlit
L (LINK) buttons
Turn these stereo link buttons ON to
synchronize the operation of left and right
channel fader pairs.
ON (default value): lit
OFF: unlit
Fader level display
The current level of each fader is shown in
decibels.
Direct I/O
By using Direct I/O in the US-800 driver,
audio signals can be exchanged between
applications that use different interfaces.
Using this function, the following types of
operations are possible.
•• Record the playback sound of a multimedia
player into a DAW that uses ASIO.
•• Record the output of an ASIO DAW into a
WDM application.
•• Send the US-800 input signal to a WDM
application.
Make settings in the “DirectRoute” area,
which is second from the left after the “H/W
IN” area. Click on a box in the “DirectRoute”
to open a pull-down menu. Select the input
signal for each interface from this menu. The
following settings are possible.
•• WDM input settings
Setting
H/W Input (default
setting)
ASIO
Description
US-800 input signals
ASIO application output
signals
•• ASIO input settings
Setting
H/W Input (default
setting)
WDM
Description
US-800 input signals
WDM application output
signals
NOTE
When making settings, be careful not to create
a signal loop.
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4 – US-800 control panel settings
ªª STATE section (Windows only)
ªª System setting section (Mac only)
This is the same as the system settings
section on the mixer tab screen.
ªª About latency
This unit’s driver momentarily stores audio
input and output signals in a buffer. The size
of the buffer can be adjusted.
This shows system settings and driver and
firmware versions.
LATENCY
Sets the latency of the USB driver.
Settings: 192, 240, 288, 336, 384, 576
(default value)
NOTE
•• All applications that connect to the US-800
must be closed before the latency can be
changed.
The smaller the buffer is, the shorter the
delay is when monitoring the input audio
signal. Smaller buffers, however, require more
computer processing at high speed. If other
system processes, for example, prevent the
audio processing from being completed in
time, clicking and popping noises, dropouts
and other issues could occur with the audio
signal.
On the other hand, the larger the buffer size,
the more stable operation becomes, making
interference from other system processes less
likely to affect the audio signal. However, the
delay when monitoring the audio signal also
becomes longer.
With this unit, you can adjust the buffer size
according to the capability of your system
and your audio needs.
•• Increase the buffer size if the computer has
insufficient processing power and noise
occurs. Increasing the buffer size, however,
also increases latency (audio signal delay).
Set this value to best suit your system.
DRV Ver.
This shows the driver version.
F/W Ver.
That shows the firmware version installed in
the unit.
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5 – Connections
Headphones
Guitar
Bass guitar
Drum machine
Keyboard
Computer
Drums
USB
Digital recorder
Powered speakers or
amplifier and speakers
Example of using US-800 connections
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5 – Connections
USB connections
Use the included USB cable to connect the
US-800 to your computer as shown in the
illustration.
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 any USB devices other than
keyboards and mice to the USB bus used by this
unit.
Audio connections
Connect the analog outputs of microphones,
guitars, keyboards and other audio devices to
this unit, which will convert their signals into
digital signals and send them via USB to your
computer.
Connect the outputs of the unit to speakers
(with amplification) and headphones to
monitor a mix of the audio signals being
input into the unit and output from the
computer.
You can adjust the level, pan and other
settings for each signal. (For details, see “6 Using the mixer for low-latency monitoring”
on page 25.)
Microphones
Connect microphones to the MIC/INST IN
(1-2) XLR jacks on the front panel or the MIC/
LINE INPUTS (3-6) XLR jacks on the rear
panel. If you are using a condenser mic that
requires phantom power, set the PHANTOM
+48V switch on the rear panel to ON.
CAUTION
•• Connecting a dynamic microphone with an
unbalanced connection to the unit when the
PHANTOM +48V switch is ON could damage
this unit and make it unusable.
•• Do not connect or disconnect a mic with an
input when this switch is ON. Loud noises
might be produced and damage could be
caused to equipment.
•• Always turn the PHONES and MONITOR
knobs on the front panel to the minimum
volume before changing the PHANTOM +48V
switch between ON and OFF. Depending
on the connected microphone, loud noises
might be produced and damage could be
caused to equipment and harm could occur
to people’s hearing.
•• Always set the PHANTOM (+48V) switch
to OFF before turning the unit’s power on
or off (connecting or disconnecting the AC
adaptor).
Guitars
When connecting guitars and bass guitars to
this unit directly, use the MIC/INST IN (1-2)
1/4“ jacks on the front panel.
Connecting keyboards, drum
machines, sound modules,
cassette/MD/CD players and
other analog line level devices
Connect the analog signal outputs of these
types of equipment to the MIC/LINE INPUT
3-6 jacks (standard TRS) on the rear panel.
Connecting, sound modules,
MD/CD players and other
digital devices
Connect the external device’s digital output
to the IN connector on the rear panel of this
unit. To send this unit’s signal to another
device, connect the US-800’s DIGITAL OUT to
the other device’s digital input.
NOTE
•• The digital input and output connectors of
this unit are RCA pin jacks.
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5 – Connections
•• This unit can handle S/PDIF digital input and
output signals.
Monitor speakers
Connect monitor speakers (powered speakers
or an amplifier and speakers) to the LINE
OUT jacks on the rear panel.
Headphones
Connect headphones to the standard stereo
PHONES jacks on the front panel. This
unit has one quarter-inch (6.3-mm) stereo
standard jack and one eighth-inch (3.5-mm)
stereo mini jack. Use the one suitable for your
headphones.
You can also use both at the same time. When
doing so, the combined output from both
jacks is 49 mW + 49 mW.
Connecting MIDI devices
You can connect keyboards, synthesizers,
drum machines and other MIDI devices to
the MIDI input. You can also, for example,
connect sound modules to the MIDI output.
You can also use the MIDI IN and MIDI OUT
connectors to send and receive MTC (MIDI
timecode). By doing this, you can synchronize
a multitrack recorder that is compatible with
MTC and MIDI devices using the computer
application.
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6 – Using the mixer for low-latency monitoring
In this chapter, we explain how to create
low latency mixes for monitoring, including
how to use the various settings and specific
examples.
Uses
By using this unit’s digital mixer for
monitoring, inputs can be monitored with
very little delay.
with the playback sound of the backing track
from the application, and the mix is output
to headphones for monitoring. The guitar
is connected to the MIC/INST 1 jack and
headphones are connected to one of this
unit’s PHONES jacks.
1 Open the unit’s control panel, and click
the “MIXER” tab to open the “MIXER”
screen.
For example, this is useful when a performer
wants to monitor the output of a guitar that
is connected to an input on this unit.
Ordinarily, sending the signal from the unit to
the computer by USB through an application
on the computer and then back to the unit
by USB again takes approximately 20 ms or
longer.
Windows control panel MIXER tab
In this case, the performer does not hear the
sound of the guitar until approximately 20 ms
or longer have passed, making it very difficult
to play.
This unit has a digital mixer that can be used
to avoid this situation. Using this mixer, you
can mix the input signals with playback
signals from the computer and output them
from the unit.
The input signals sent to the mixer do not
get sent over USB, allowing them to be
mixed and output with very little latency. As
a result, the delay until the performer hears
the sound of the instrument is reduced to an
insignificant amount.
Moreover, the digital mixer includes faders,
pan sliders, mute and solo buttons, as well
as level meters, allowing you to tailor the
monitoring mix as desired.
Using the digital mixer for
monitoring
In this example, a guitar is playing along
with a backing track output from a computer
application. The sound of the guitar is mixed
Mac control panel MIXER tab
2 Play the guitar and confirm that the
“MIC/INST 1” meter moves.
3 Output the sound of the computer
application to US-800 1/2 port for
monitoring. The “Computer 1/2”
channel meters on the “MIXER” screen
should move when you do so.
4 Click the “OUTPUT” tab.
5 When the output tab screen opens, in
the “PHONES” area of the three output
sections on the left, set the output
source selector to “Mixer”. This sends
the mixer output to the headphones
output jacks.
Set this way, the mixed sound of the
computer application playing back and
the MIC/INST 1 input signal is sent to
the headphones.
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6 – Using the mixer for low-latency monitoring
Windows control panel OUTPUT tab
Mac control panel OUTPUT tab
6 Adjust the headphones output volume
using the fader in the “PHONES” area
of the output screen and the PHONES
knob on the front panel of the unit.
7 Use the faders on the mixer screen to
adjust the balance between the guitar
and application playback sounds.
8 To place the guitar sound in the center,
set the Mic/Inst 1 pan to center (C).
9 If you want to eliminate all sound from
the unused channels, set their “Mute”
buttons to ON or set the “SOLO” buttons
for “Mic/Inst 1” and “Computer 1/2”
to ON (solo mode must also be set to
“Mix”).
The above procedures are only an example.
You could also use other input jacks and
use Computer 3/4 instead of Computer 1/2
for the playback sound. You can even use
all the mixer channels at once. When using
numerous channels, be sure to adjust their
faders to avoid clipping noise in the mix.
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7 – Application guide
In this chapter, we explain how to set up
some audio applications for use with this
unit.
Cubase LE 5
For details see the included Cubase LE 5
Quick Start Guide.
4 Click “OK.”
5 Start Windows Media Player, select an
audio file and begin playback.
NOTE
•• If you change this setting while Windows
Media Player is running, the software will not
recognize that the device has been changed.
In this case, restart Windows Media Player.
Windows XP and Windows
Media Player
•• If you still cannot hear sound after making
the setting and completing the procedures
above, restart the computer.
1 Close all applications and then open
the “Control Panel” from the “Start”
menu.
•• After making this setting, sound will be
output through this unit, but no sound will
be output by the computer’s speakers or
headphone jacks.
2 Open “Sounds and Audio Devices.”
NOTE
If you do not see the above item, click “Sounds,
Speech, and Audio Devices” and it should
appear.
Windows Vista or Windows
7 and Windows Media
Player
1 Close all applications and then open
the “Control Panel” from the “Start”
menu.
2 Open “Sound”.
3 Click the “Audio” tab, and set the
“Default device:” for “Sound
playback” to “US800”.
NOTE
If the above item does not appear, click
“Hardware and Sound” and it should appear.
3 Click the “Playback” tab, click
“Speakers US-800” and click the
“Set Default” button. This moves the
green check mark to “Speakers US800
Audio.”
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7 – Application guide
Mac OS X and iTunes
1 Open the “Utilities” folder, which is
inside the “Applications” folder, and
double-click “Audio MIDI Setup” to
launch it.
2 Control-click the “US-800”. Check “use
this device for sound input” and
“use this device for sound output”.
This moves microphone icon and
speaker icon to “US-800.”
4 Click “OK.”
5 Start Windows Media Player, select an
audio file and begin playback.
NOTE
•• If you change this setting while Windows
Media Player is running, the software will not
recognize that the device has been changed.
In this case, restart Windows Media Player.
•• If you still cannot hear sound after making
the setting and completing the procedures
above, restart the computer.
•• After making this setting, sound will be
output through this unit, but no sound will
be output by the computer’s speakers or
headphone jacks.
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3 Launch iTunes, select an audio file and
start playback.
8 – Stand-alone mode
Overview
When this unit is not connected to a
computer by a USB cable and the unit’s power
is ON (the included TASCAM PS-P520 AC
adaptor is connected), the unit will operate in
stand-alone mode. In this mode, you can use
this unit as a microphone preamp without
using a computer.
Settings for stand-alone
mode
In stand-alone mode, input signals pass
through the digital mixer, which is set to fixed
values, and then the output selectors before
being output from the output jacks.
Mixer
The mixer settings are fixed at the following
values.
•• Faders: All set at 0 dB
•• Pan: Odd channels are set to the left
channel and even channels are set to the
right
•• Mute: All OFF
•• Solo: All OFF
•• Stereo link: OFF
Output selectors
Output selector settings are fixed at the
following values.
•• LINE OUT: 1/2
•• PHONES: MIXER
•• DIGITAL OUT: 3/4
Sample rate
When the digital input is active, “Clock” is set
to “DIGITAL” and the sample rate depends
on the digital input. When the digital input is
not active, “Clock” is set to “Internal” and
the sample rate is set to “44.1 kHz“.
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9 – MIDI implementation chart
Basic Channel
Function
At power ON
Changed
Transmitted
X
X
Received
X
X
Remarks
Through
At power ON
Messages
Altered
X
X
*************
X
X
Through
Range
X
*************
X
Through
X
X
X
X
Through
X
X
X
X
X
*************
X
X
X
X
X
Through
X
X
Through
Mode
Note
Number
Velocity
Note ON
Note OFF
After Touch
Polyphonic
Channel
Pitch Bender
Control Change
Program Change
Range #
System Exclusive
Through
Through
Through
System Common
Song Pos
Song Sel
Tune
X
X
X
X
X
X
Through
System
Real Time
Other
Clock
Commands
Local on/off
All note off
Active sensing
Reset
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Through
Through
Notes
Mode 1: Omni on, Poly
Mode 3: Omni off, Poly
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Mode 2: Omni on, Mono
Mode 4: Omni off, Mono
O: Yes
X: No
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 with the following information about
the operating environment and details about
the trouble.
Operating environment
• Computer manufacturer
• Model
• CPU
• Installed memory
• OS
• Applications used
• Antivirus software use
NOTE
•• Try again after disconnecting other USB
devices. (Keyboards and mice can be left
connected.)
•• Do not use a USB hub. Always connect the
unit directly to a built-in USB port on the
computer.
3) Stop other software running in the
background
Since antivirus software and other
software that runs in the background
can interfere with installation, stop other
software before beginning installation.
See “3 – Installation” on page 10 of this
manual for how to install and uninstall
the driver.
• Wireless LAN use
ªª There is no sound even when audio
is playing back.
Please see the back of this manual for contact
information.
The audio output must be set on the
computer.
ªª Installation fails.
Installation completes, but the
computer does not recognize the
unit.
If some trouble is causing installation to fail,
or installation completes but the computer
does not recognize the unit, check the
following.
1) USB indicator lit
Is the USB indicator on the front panel
of the unit lit? If the USB indicator is not
lit, confirm that the USB cable is properly
connected.
NOTE
Always use the included USB cable.
2) Change the USB port
Since the unit might not function
properly with some USB ports, try
connecting to a different built-in USB
port on the computer, and reinstall the
driver (when using Windows).
Please confirm the following while the unit is
connected to the computer.
Note that after making the following settings,
sound will be output through the unit, but
no sound will be output by the computer’s
speakers or headphone jacks.
Windows XP
1 Shut down all applications, and open
the “Control Panel” from the “Start
Menu.”
2 Open “Sounds and Audio Devices”
NOTE
If do not see the above item, click “Sounds,
Speech, and Audio Devices” and it should
appear.
3 Click the “Audio” tab, and set the
“Default device:” for “Sound
playback” and “Sound recording” to
“TASCAM US-800.”
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10 – Troubleshooting
Windows Vista and Windows 7
1 Shut down all applications, and open
the “Control Panel” from the “Start”
menu.
2 Open “Sound.”
NOTE
If the above item does not appear, click
“Hardware and Sound” and it should appear.
3 Click the “Playback” tab, right-click
“Speakers US-800” and click the “Set
Default” button.
Mac OS X
1 Shut down all applications and open
“System Preferences” from the Apple
menu.
2 Open “Sound.”
3 From the “Output” tab, select “US-800
Output.”
After completing the settings, restart the
computer and check the playback sound.
Depending on the application you are using,
other device settings might also be necessary
in addition to those above.
In particular, since DAW (Digital Audio
Workstation) software operates using audio
engines that are different from OS settings,
confirm the DAW driver settings first after
installing the driver for this unit. Check the
manuals for the software that you are using
for details about how to make these settings.
For the bundled Cubase LE 5 software, see
the manual on the included Cubase LE 5
DVD-ROM.
ªª The sound breaks up or there is
noise.
The processing load on the computer can
cause sound to break up and noise to occur.
Some ways to reduce the load on a computer
are introduced below.
1) If a wireless LAN, antivirus software
or other software are running in the
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background, they regularly use the
computer’s CPU, and this burden can
cause sound to break up and noise to
occur.
Stop wireless LAN transmission, antivirus
software and other software running in
the background when using this unit.
2) Try increasing the buffer size (latency)
setting in the audio application that you
are using and/or in the control panel for
this unit.
NOTE
Consult the maker of your audio application for
methods to reduce its burden on your computer.
3) Change the settings of your computer
so that they are optimal for audio
processing.
Windows XP
1 Right-click “My Computer” and select
“Properties.”
2 Click the “Advanced” tab.
3 Click “Settings” in the “Performance”
section.
4 On the “Performance Option”
screen, select the “Adjust for Best
Performance” option.
Windows Vista
a) Turn Aero off.
1 Right-click the desktop and select
“Personalize”
2 Choose “Window Color and
Appearance” and then click “Open
classic appearance properties
for more options.”
3 Select “Windows Vista Basic” or any
option other than “Windows Aero.”
10 – Troubleshooting
b) Performance settings
1 Right-click “Computer” and select
“Properties”.
2 Click “Advanced system settings.”
3 Click the “Advanced” tab.
4 Click “Settings” in the “Performance”
section.
5 On the “Performance Option”
screen, select the “Adjust for Best
Performance” option.
NOTE
Depending on the Mac OS version and model
these settings might not be available.
ªª Questions related to Cubase LE 5
Since Cubase LE 5 is a product provided by
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, it is not
supported by TASCAM.
Please use the Cubase LE 5 Help menu for
information about how to use this software.
Windows 7
a) Turn Aero off.
1 Right-click the desktop and select
“Personalize”.
2 Select any theme from among “Basic
and High Contrast Themes”.
b) Performance settings
1 Right-click “Computer” and select
“Properties”.
2 Click “Advanced System Settings”.
3 Click the “Advanced” tab.
4 Click “Settings” in the “Performance”
section.
5 On the “Visual Effects” tab
in the “Performance Options”
window, select “Adjust for best
performance”.
Mac OS X
1 Open “System Preferences” from the
Apple menu and select “Energy Saver.”
2 Click the “Sleep” tab.
3 Set “Put the computer to sleep when
it is inactive for:” to “Never.”
4 Set “Put the display(s) to sleep
when the computer is inactive
for:” to “Never.”
5 Click the “Options” tab. If a
“Processor performance” setting is
available, set it to “Highest.”
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11 – Specifications
AD/DA audio convertor
Sampling frequency
44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Quantization bit rate
24-bit
Inputs
Analog inputs
Microphone inputs (MIC IN 1-6)
Balanced
Connectors: XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3:
COLD)
Input impedance: 2.2 kΩ
Nominal input level: –14 dBu (0.15 Vrms)
Minimum input level: –58 dBu (0.001 Vrms)
Maximum input level: +2 dBu (0.98 Vrms)
Line inputs (LINE IN 3-6)
Balanced
Connectors:
6.3-mm (1/4") TRS phone jacks (Tip: HOT,
Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 15 kΩ
Nominal input level: +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms)
Minimum input level: –40 dBu (0.008 Vrms)
Maximum input level: +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
Instrument inputs (INST IN 1-2)
Unbalanced
Connectors: 6.3-mm (1/4") TS phone jacks
(Tip: HOT, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance: 1 MΩ
Nominal input level: –13 dBV (0.22 Vrms)
Minimum input level: –57 dBV (0.001 Vrms)
Maximum input level: +3 dBV (1.41 Vrms)
Digital input
Coaxial (DIGITAL IN)
Connector: RCA pin jack
Format: IEC 60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Outputs
Analog outputs
Line outputs (LINE OUT L-R)
Unbalanced
Connectors: RCA pin jacks
Output impedance: 200Ω
Nominal output level: –10 dBV (0.316 Vrms)
Maximum output level: +6 dBV (2 Vrms)
Headphones outputs (PHONES 1-2)
Connectors:
3.5-mm (1/8") stereo mini phone jack
6.3-mm (1/4") stereo phone jack
Maximum output: 49 mW + 49 mW (1 kHz,
0.1%, 32Ω)
Digital output
Coaxial (DIGITAL OUT)
Connector: RCA pin jack
Format: IEC 60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Control I/O
MIDI input (MIDI IN)
Connector: 5-PIN DIN
Format: standard MIDI format
MIDI output (MIDI OUT)
Connector: 5-PIN DIN
Format: standard MIDI format
USB (USB)
Connector: 4-pin USB type B
Format: USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED (480 MHz)
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Audio performance
Frequency response
20 Hz-20 kHz +0.5/–1.5 dB (44.1/48 kHz,
JEITA)
20 Hz-40 kHz +0.5/–1.5 dB (88.2/96 kHz,
JEITA)
Signal-to-noise ratio
98 dB or higher (LINE IN to LINE OUT with
Gain knobs at minimum, 44.1 kHz,
JEITA)
Total harmonic distortion
0.007% or less (LINE IN to LINE OUT with
Gain knobs at minimum, JEITA)
Computer requirements
See the TASCAM website for updated
information about OS compatibility.
Windows
Macintosh
Supported operating system:
Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later
Supported computer system:
Apple Macintosh series equipped with a USB
port as standard equipment
CPU/clock:
Intel processor
Memory:
1 GB or more
General
Power
TASCAM PS-P520 AC adaptor (included)
AC input: 100-240 V, 1.0 A
DC output: +5 V, 2.0 A
Power consumption
9.0 W
Supported Operating system
Windows XP 32 bit SP2 or later
External dimensions (W x H x D)
262 x 41 x 152 mm (without projections)
Windows XP 64 bit SP2 or later
262 x 44 x 165 mm (with projections)
Windows Vista 32 bit SP2 or later
Weight
800 g
Windows Vista 64 bit SP2 or later
Windows 7 32 bit
Windows 7 64 bit
Operating temperature range
5-35º C
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:
1 GB or more
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11 – Specifications
Dimensional drawing
262 mm
41 mm
3 mm
M4 mm screw hole (Depth: 4.0 mm max.)
108.4 mm
116 mm
13.3 mm
152 mm
Kensington lock hole
•• I llustrations in this manual may differ in part from the actual product.
•• Specifications and the external appearance may be changed without notification to improve
the product.
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DIGITAL IN
MIC/LINE 6
MIC/LINE 5
MIC/LINE 4
MIC/LINE 3
MIC/INST 2
MIC/INST 1
6
5
4
3
2
1
USB
DIGITAL OUT
SELECT
PHONES OUT
SELECT
LINE OUT
SELECT
USB
Standalone
LEVEL
MONITOR
DIGITAL OUT
PHONES 2
PHONES 1
LINE R/2
LINE L/1
11 – Specifications
Block diagram
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Notes
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Notes
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US-800
TEAC CORPORATION
Phone: +81-42-356-9143
1-47 Ochiai, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206-8530 Japan
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7733 Telegraph Road, Montebello, California 90640 USA
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Phone: +1905-890-8008 Facsimile: +1905-890-9888
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Phone: +52-55-5010-6000
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www.tascam.co.uk
Phone: +44-8451-302511
Suites 19 & 20, Building 6, Croxley Green Business Park, Hatters Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire. WD18 8TE, U.K.
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Phone: +49-611-71580
Bahnstrasse 12, 65205 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, Germany
www.tascam.de
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