TASCAM has unveiled the TRACKPACK 2×2, a bundled portable recording system that includes TASCAM’s US-2×2 USB audio interface, TM-80 condenser microphone, and TH-02 headphones, joined by Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE and Ableton Live Lite 9 DAW software.
The US-2×2 is a 2-input/2-output USB interface, bus powered from a Mac or Windows computer. A pair of Ultra-HDDA mic preamps provide up to 57 dB of gain and professional caliber noise and distortion specs.
The design includes high-performance, musical components like NE5532 op amps for rich sound quality without coloring the source. Class-compliant drivers enable use with tablets like the iPad when using an optional power supply.
The US-2×2’s all-aluminum case is outfitted with a pair of “bio-cell” side panels that ergonomically angle the interface toward the user to make the switches and knobs easier to read on a desktop. It also includes MIDI in and out, balanced audio outputs, and a headphone amp.
The two DAW applications – Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE and Abelton Live Lite 9—also include dozens of plug-in instruments, effects, and loops.
The TM-80 condenser microphone is versatile in application, and includes a shock-mount and desktop stand. The TH-02 closed-back headphones provide isolation while recording and a solid reference during mixdown.
The TRACKPACK 2×2 is available now, at an estimated street price of $199.99 (USD).