Tascam US-4x4HR High-Resolution USB Audio/MIDI Interface (4 in, 4 out)

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When two audio channels are not enough

The four-channel US-4x4HR is a member of the Tascam US-HR series of high-resolution USB audio interfaces and an enhanced version of the popular Tascam US-4x4. It provides four mic/line inputs, two of which can alternatively be used for direct input of a guitar or bass, four balanced line outputs, two headphones connectors, and MIDI I/O to your Windows or Mac computer or your iPhone or iPad*. This interface is ideal for multitrack recording of two instruments and two vocalists, for instance, or multi-media production with high demands on simple operation and studio-quality sound. The included loopback function and support for Open Broadcaster Software (OBS Studio), however, makes it also an excellent choice for two-channel podcast creation and live streaming.

Lower noise and distortion – better sound than ever

The versatile US-4x4HR incorporates a wealth of features, including high audio resolution up to 24-bit/192 kHz, ultra-low latency with a Windows buffer size starting at four samples, Ultra-HDDA mic preamplifiers with 48-volt phantom power for superior sound quality with ultra-low noise, a robust USB Type C connector, and a rich assortment of included software to start producing stunning audio right away.

Tascam US-4x4HR

Usability is key

All US-HR models offer a unique dye-cast aluminum honeycomb structure on the side panels with a slight upward tilt. This design not only results in a sleek, eye-catching design, it also provides just the right amount of weight so the interface won’t move when cables are connected or disconnected. Equally important, the upward tilt offers the ergonomic benefit of being angled in such a way as to make the interface easy to work with.

With four microphone preamps for multi-mic setups, four configurable balanced outputs, superb sound quality and easy operation, the US-4x4HR is the ideal choice for the demanding musician, producer or home-recordist requiring more than two audio channels.

* An optional battery pack or AC adapter is required when used with an iPhone or iPad.

Comparison of specifications
US-4x4HR US-4x4
Maximum sampling rate 192 kHz 96 kHz
Gain range (Mic input) 56 dB 57 dB
Equivalent input noise –128 dBu −127 dBu
Frequency response (Mic/Line input, 96 kHz) 20 Hz – 40 kHz +0 dB / −0.4 dB 20 Hz – 40 kHz +0 dB / –0.3 dB
S/N ratio (Mic input) 110 dB 101 dB
Distortion (THD+N, Mic input) 0.0013% 0.003%

US-4x4HR Product Presentation

US-HR Series Presentation

 

Specifications

Audio resolution
Sampling frequencies 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Quantization bit depth 24-bit
Analogue inputs
Mic inputs (balanced) XLR-3-31 equivalent
(1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Input impedance 2.2 kΩ
Rated input level –7 dBu (0.346 Vrms)
Maximum input level +9 dBu (2.183 Vrms)
Gain range 56 dB
Instrument inputs (unbalanced, MIC/LINE INST switch set to INST) 6.3-mm standard TS stereo jacks
(Tip: HOT, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance ≥1 MΩ
Rated input level –6 dBV (0.501 Vrms)
Maximum input level +10 dBV (3.162 Vrms)
Gain range 56 dB
Line inputs (balanced, MIC/LINE INST switch set to MIC/LINE) 6.3-mm standard TRS stereo jack
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
Input impedance 10 kΩ
Rated input level +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms)
Maximum input level +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
Gain range 56 dB
Analogue outputs
Line outputs (balanced) 6.3-mm standard TRS stereo jacks (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  Output impedance 210 Ω
  Rated output level +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms)
  Maximum output level +20 dBu (7.746 Vrms)
Headphone output (PHONES) 6.3-mm standard stereo jack
  Maximum output power 45 mW + 45 mW or higher (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32 Ω load)
Control inputs/outputs
MIDI IN connector 5-pin DIN
  Format MIDI standard
MIDI OUT connector 5-pin DIN
  Format MIDI standard
USB 4-pin USB, Type C
  Transfer rate USB 2.0 High Speed (480 MBit/s)
Audio performance
Mic amp EIN (equivalent input noise) ≤−128 dBu (150 Ω termination, GAIN knob at maximum)
Frequency response, MIC/LINE input  
  44.1 kHz / 48 kHz 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0 dB/−0.4 dB (JEITA)
  88.2 kHz / 96 kHz 20 Hz – 40 kHz, +0 dB/−0.4 dB (JEITA)
Frequency response, LINE output
  44.1 kHz / 48 kHz 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0.2 dB/−0.1 dB (JEITA)
  88.2 kHz / 96 kHz 20 Hz – 40 kHz, +0.2 dB/−0.4 dB (JEITA)
S/N ratio 110 dB (MIC input, GAIN knob at minimum, 20-kHz SPCL LPF, A-weighted)
108 dB (LINE input, GAIN knob at minimum, 20-kHz SPCL LPF, A-weighted)
110 dB (LINE output, LINE OUT knob at maximum, 20-kHz SPCL LPF, A-weighted)
Distortion (THD+N) 0.0013 % (MIC IN, 1 kHz sine wave, −5 dBFS input, GAIN knob at minimum, 20 kHz SPCL LPF)
0.0011 % (LINE IN, 1 kHz sine wave, −5 dBFS input, GAIN knob at minimum, 20 kHz SPCL LPF)
0.0012 % (LINE OUT, 1 kHz sine wave, −4 dBFS input, LINE OUT knob at maximum, 20 kHz SPCL LPF)
Crosstalk attenuation ≥95 dB (MIC/LINE input to LINE output, 1 kHz sine wave, GAIN knob at minimum)
Computer system requirements
Windows  
  Computer hardware requirements Windows computer with a USB 2.0 port
  CPU/processor speed 2 GHz or faster dual core processor (x86)
  Memory 2 GB or more
Important: 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
  Supported audio drivers ASIO2.0, WDM, MIDI
macOS  
  CPU/processor speed 2 GHz or faster dual core processor
  Memory 2 GB or more
  Supported audio drivers Core Audio, Core MIDI
iOS  
  Supported audio drivers Core Audio
Important: To connect an iOS device that has a Lightning connector, a genuine Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately) is necessary.
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply  
  When used with a computer USB bus power or dedicated AC adapter below
  When used with an iOS device Dedicated AC adapter (Tascam PS-P1220E, DC 12 V)
Power consumption 2.25 W
External dimensions (W × H × D, including protrusions) 296 mm × 65 mm × 160 mm
Weight 1.6 kg
Operating temperature range 5–35 °C