TASCAM US-1x2HR USB Audio Interface


2-in/2-out USB-C Audio Interface with 1x XLR Input, 1x 1/4″ Input, and Software Bundle – Mac/PC/iOS


Mobile USB-C Interface from TASCAM

Whether you’re tracking away from home or cutting demos on the road, the TASCAM US-1x2HR USB-C audio interface (PC/Mac/iOS) puts rich 192kHz audio and super-low-latency at your fingertips. The TASCAM US-1x2HR’s onboard Ultra-HDDA mic preamp gives you 57dB of clean gain to capably drive most dynamic mics and onboard +48V phantom power to support your studio condensers. You also get a TRS/TS 1/4-inch input with Line/Inst selector to simultaneously capture a rhythm guitar, bass, or keyboard as you track vocals. Best of all, the TASCAM US-1x2HR delivers all of these features over USB bus power — just a single USB-C cable (included) from your laptop to your interface is all you need for power and connectivity. As for monitoring, the TASCAM US-1x2HR gives a 1/4-inch headphone out and stereo RCA line outs, each with independent level controls so you can mix projects on loudspeakers or your favorite studio cans. There’s even an RCA input around back for interfacing with DJ gear and vintage/prosumer electronics. Making music on the move? For quality and usability, Sweetwater stands behind the TASCAM US-1x2HR USB-C audio interface.

1 x Ultra-HDDA mic preamp

The TASCAM US-1x2HR employs an Ultra-High Definition Discrete Architecture (Ultra-HDDA) mic preamp design that delivers audio with extremely low self-noise to capture every detail of your musical performances. With one preamp, the US-1x2HR is ideal for solo singer/songwriters. You also get a TRS/TS 1/4-inch jack, so you can easily track instruments. There’s even an unbalanced RCA stereo input around back for your consumer electronics.

Supports sample rates up to 192kHz

Capturing audio in future-resistant 24-bit/192kHz quality is no problem when you’ve got the TASCAM US-1x2HR in tow. Higher sample rates means potentially greater top-end detail on vocals, acoustic guitars, and more.


Super-low latency

High levels of latency — the time it takes for an audio interface to convert your analog signal to digital as it enters your computer and back again in the form of sound — can render even the best interfaces practically unusable. Fortunately, this is no concern with the TASCAM US-1x2HR. The latest drivers give you latency as low as four samples over its rock-solid USB-C connection. In other words, you can monitor yourself through headphones with no trace of delay as you pour your heart into a performance.

Software bundle included

Whether you’re new to digital recording or not, the TASCAM US-1x2HR’s included software bundle is a major value add. This bundle includes licenses to Cubase LE (Mac/PC) and Cubasis LE (iOS), two great platforms for capturing music on the move. Cubase LE provides a cutting-edge music production studio, giving users what they need to get started creating music. Cubasis LE is a compact version of Cubase for your iPad, providing the same look as its bigger sibling.

Features at a glance

  • Advanced version of our popular US-1×2 with even better sound quality
  • Provides two audio inputs and two audio outputs to a Windows or Mac computer or iOS device
  • Audio resolution up to 192 kHz / 24 bit
  • USB Audio Compliance 2.0 for iOS connection

Hardware features

  • One XLR microphone input with switchable phantom power
  • One 6.3-mm TRS analogue input selectable between line level (balanced) and instrument level (unbalanced, for direct connection of a guitar or bass)
  • Two line inputs with RCA connectors on the rear can be used instead of the front inputs
  • One high-quality Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone pre-amp with ultra-low noise (EIN: –128 dBu)
  • Wide input gain range of 58 dB, ideal for dynamic microphones
  • Stereo line output
  • Direct monitor option for low-latency monitoring
  • Headphones output delivering 18 mW per channel
  • Independent level controls for line and phones outputs
  • USB bus-powered for mobile recording
  • Rugged aluminum body
  • Angled industrial design for ease-of-use on a desktop

Software features

  • In-house developed driver for Windows devices ensures stable operation with low latency
  • The buffer size for Windows can be selcted up from 4 samples to facilitate a recording environment with ultra-low latency
  • Each input can be switched on/off individually
  • Input monitor mode can be selected between stereo and mono
  • A loopback function allows two audio channels from the computer to be merged with the input signals and send this mix to the streaming or communication software
    • Input and computer signals can each be selected between stereo and mono
    • A slider lets you adjust the broadcast level
  • Switchable auto power save mode to reduce battery consumption on the laptop/tablet computer in mobile use
  • Automatic update function available for software, driver and firmware updates (you can install new updates with the press of a button)
  • Compatible with major DAW software (Pro Tools, Live, Cubase, Studio One, GarageBand)
  • Bundled with Cubase LE and Cubasis LE3, IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 SE and Antares Auto-Tune Unlimited (free 3-month subscription)
  • USB cable (type C to type A) included as standard

Supported Operating Systems


  • Windows 10 (October 2020, Version 20H2)
  • Windows 10 (May 2020 Update 2004)
  • Windows 10 (November 2019 Update 1909)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7


  • macOS Big Sur (11.0)
  • macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)


  • iOS 14 / iPadOS 14
  • iOS 13 / iPadOS 13
  • iOS 12
  • iOS 11