Tascam US-20x20

USB 3.0 Audio Interface / Microphone Preamp / Digital Mixer

  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • 20 Inputs and outputs
  • Integrated DSP mixer with four-band EQ and compressor in each channel
  • Internal patchbay allows free assignment of the outputs
  • Reverb effect can be mixed in any monitor channel
  • USB Audio Compliance 2.0 for connecting to iOS devices
  • High quality Ultra HDDA mic preamps
  • 8 Microphone / line inputs: XLR / jack 6.3 mm combi jack
  • Input 1 and 2 can be switched to Hi-Z instrument input
  • 2 Line inputs: 1/4" jack balanced
  • 10 Line outputs: 1/4" jack balanced
  • ADAT input and output
  • S / PDIF input and output coaxial
  • Wordclock input and output
  • 2 Headphone connections: stereo jack 6.3 mm
  • MIDI input and output
  • Dimensions (W x H x D mounted with standard side panels fitted): 445 x 59 x 222 mm
  • Weight: 2.8 kg
  • Includes power supply

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 20x20
Number of Mic Inputs 8
Number of Line Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 10
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock 1xIn, 1xOut
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 3.0
Width in mm 445 mm
Depth in mm 222 mm
Height in mm 59 mm
17 Customer Ratings:
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Thomann Best Buy
brunomaia, 09.04.2019
Pros:
Excellent lattency ration, <3ms input on 192 KHz/24 bit.
Works well with Cubase.
Software works well.
Has mixer mode, with 10 mic INs/OUTs + Eq + Reverb on software.
rack mountable.
The closest to a network or thunderbolt interface.
front: 8 pre amp mic inputs,
Rear: 2 balanced line inputs + (up to) 10 optical ( 2 channels at 192KHz) + SPDIF + Coaxial (clock can be external)
MIDI 1.0 IN/OUT
USB 2.0 looks Jurassic after using USB 3.0. So switching to Windows 10 was worth it. Actually now my Cubase AI which came as bundle with my Steinberg UR22 mkII now works.( another good purchase at Thomann).
Real pro interface, best in class.
Mic Pre mode, with 10 outputs;
Mix mode, and software includes EQ and Reverb to all Mix modes. So you can take it to a live engineer (dog)house and use it as a Mic Pre with Phantom power. Quite versatile.
Cons:
UPdates: no more Cons!!!

UPDATE: HEADS UP BECAUSE TASCAM HAS RECENTLY RELEQASED UPDATES AND NOW THIS INTERFACE ALLOWS USB 3.0 ON MAC OS EL CAPITAIN UP (10.11+).
I had to switch to Windows 10 because it was the only OS available that worked with USB 3.0...
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Conclusion:
Tascam has a history, and is now in the game again, being the most affordable USB 3.0 speed interface. ( Or the only one?)

Long lifespan with USB 3.0 and 192 KHz and 32 bit , will last until MIDI 2.0 becomes available.

Thomann has by far the best price in the market for this interface, impossible to be matched. I wish Thomann would ship for free to customers like myself. But they are not giving vouchers away anymore. So, whenever I can, I try to match it in the UK... :(

I kept my old review, because I think I had to go through the troubles of switching to Windows so as to enjoy USB 3.0. New buyers will ot go through this anymore!



Now I totally recommend it.
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Good with restriction
07.03.2016
First of all, one should say that the hardware Tascam is as usual solid and valuable. Also on the sound there is nothing to complain about. The routing works with the download software easily and beautiful "analog" from the user interface.
However, one should definitely look at the manual on the Tascam website: there stands with which Windows version the interface under USB 3 conditions works and with which not. Surprisingly, this is only the case with Windows 10.
So far so good ... or not. The next surprise is waiting for you to install everything and to use the right operating system. Actually everything at first sight works quite satisfactorily until ... until you realize that the latencies seem to be somehow terribly high. I have an i7 with Win10 and 16 GB of RAM and use Cubase Pro8. The input latency is about 16 ms at 96KHz and a buffer of 256, the output latency at more than 14 ms! USB 3? I would not have expected this. A rummaging in the relevant forums revealed very quickly that here the probably the included driver is the culprit. It is generally recommended to switch to ASIO4all drivers. They are freely available on the net. Said done and behold, with the same settings, I now have input and output latency of 3 ms. This is an announcement ... especially at Tascam: Dear folks, you still have homework to do. And in the context you get the safe USB 3 drivers for Windows 7.

PS Meanwhile runs the good piece with me also under Windows 7 with the ASIO4all drivers. Here, however, actually with larger latencies of about 5 ms at the input and about 10 ms at the output, which, in spite of USB 3 connection and cable, compared to the Win 10 values ??actually on USB 2 tempo. Since I have no comparison with other USB interfaces, I would be interested in how these values ??compare with others.
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