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Open-Box Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC

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TASCAM' iUR2 is a premium sound quality audio interface for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It includes all of the features of TASCAM' best-selling ...Click To Read More About This Product

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(Open Box) Hooks up to your favorite computer and select iOS devices for true stereo recording with very low noise.

TASCAM' iUR2 is a premium sound quality audio interface for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It includes all of the features of TASCAM' best-selling USB audio interfaces, including a pair of great-sounding microphone inputs. The XLR inputs have phantom power for use with high-quality condenser microphones. These feed an onboard microphone preamp and A/D converter for better sound performance than those built into the iPhone and iPad “ true stereo recording with low noise and less tendency to distort. The inputs also accept line-level signals or you can plug a guitar or bass directly into your device.

A zero-latency monitoring path allows you to hear yourself directly through the unit, without any distracting delay. MIDI in and out are provided to interface with synths and drum machines, and a digital output connects to digital mixers or recorders.

Note: An appropriate 2-track recording application (Tascam PCM Recorder) can be downloaded from AppStore at no charge.

FEATURES
  • USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI interface that works with Mac OS and Windows (supports WDM as well as CoreAudio and CoreMIDI)
  • Can also be used with iPad/iPad 2, iPhone 4/4S or iPod touch 4G
  • TRS balanced mic/line input (up to 24 dBu input level)
  • Phantom power for condenser microphone (needs external USB power)
  • Left channel switchable to instrument level
  • Latency-free direct input monitoring
  • Coaxial digital output
  • RCA unbalanced line output
  • Headphones output
  • Audio resolution:
  • 44.1 kHz/16-bit with iOS devices
  • 48 kHz/16-bit and 44.1 kHz/16-bit with Mac/PC
  • Supplies power to the iOS unit when connected to a USB bus
  • Supports iOS 4.3 and later
  • Can act as a docking station for synchronization (30-pin connector only)
  • Tascam 2-track recording app can be downloaded from AppStore at no charge
  • TRS/XLR conversion cables included to connect sources with standard XLR cables
  • Mini jack/MIDI conversion cables included

Pick one up today! At this price how can you not afford to?

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Power supplied by iOS device via the dock connector cable or by computer via a USB cable
  • Power consumption: 2.5W
  • Dimensions: (WxHxD) 110mm x 20mm x 110mm
  • Weight: 220g
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TascamiUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC
 
2.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (15)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

  • Unreliable (7)
  • Limited functions (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (15)
  • Home studio (12)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good product

This thing work well, but you may have to download an ASIO driver as I did. I use Cubase and windows7. The factory drivers didn't work well. In fact it didn't work at...Read complete review

This thing work well, but you may have to download an ASIO driver as I did. I use Cubase and windows7. The factory drivers didn't work well. In fact it didn't work at all. I got a whole lot of noises, pops and squeals. After downloading a separate ASIO driver it worked great. Tascam should provide you with drivers so you don't have to take the time to figure out what drivers you may need. That's why I'm giving it a 4 stars. I think Tascam could have cared a little more about it's customers.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent connectivity and design, but..

This device is not compatible with some the latest operating systems. It also does not work by custom drivers, but system level drivers. For this reason, it will need firmware updates, and...Read complete review

This device is not compatible with some the latest operating systems. It also does not work by custom drivers, but system level drivers. For this reason, it will need firmware updates, and there is currently no support from Tascam. Buyer beware.

I have tested the interface under Windows 7 and iOS6, and it works great. But my main goal is iPad mobility under iOS7, hence the 2 stars. The preamps are very basic and give different sound under guitar and mic/line level inputs. The included cables are very worthwhile for midi and 1/4 phone connections. The 30-pin apple connector is hard-wired to the device, negating use of lighting cable-based iOS devices w/out an adapter.

I have not heard back from Tascam as of 12/29 after inquiring about iOS7 compatibility. I am aware of the statement about this issue on their product page, but there is no timeline or clear plan about firmware support.

All in all, if you are planning on using this with IOS7, lightning-based connectivity, or the latest Mac OS, hold off until Tascam communicates clear support plans. Otherwise, if you plan to use with iOS6, 30-pin apple devices, or Windows 7, go for it. Though the retail price is too high. I bought at the SDOD price.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Excellent connectivity and design, but..

By Stbradle

from Boston

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Connectivity
  • Easy To Use
  • Included Cables
  • Lightweight
  • Mobility

Cons

  • Compatibility
  • Driver Support
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ
  • Mobile recording

Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

This device is not compatible with some the latest operating systems. It also does not work by custom drivers, but system level drivers. For this reason, it will need firmware updates, and there is currently no support from Tascam. Buyer beware.

I have tested the interface under Windows 7 and iOS6, and it works great. But my main goal is iPad mobility under iOS7, hence the 2 stars. The preamps are very basic and give different sound under guitar and mic/line level inputs. The included cables are very worthwhile for midi and 1/4 phone connections. The 30-pin apple connector is hard-wired to the device, negating use of lighting cable-based iOS devices w/out an adapter.

I have not heard back from Tascam as of 12/29 after inquiring about iOS7 compatibility. I am aware of the statement about this issue on their product page, but there is no timeline or clear plan about firmware support.

All in all, if you are planning on using this with IOS7, lightning-based connectivity, or the latest Mac OS, hold off until Tascam communicates clear support plans. Otherwise, if you plan to use with iOS6, 30-pin apple devices, or Windows 7, go for it. Though the retail price is too high. I bought at the SDOD price.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good product

By never too many guitars

from VA.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

    This thing work well, but you may have to download an ASIO driver as I did. I use Cubase and windows7. The factory drivers didn't work well. In fact it didn't work at all. I got a whole lot of noises, pops and squeals. After downloading a separate ASIO driver it worked great. Tascam should provide you with drivers so you don't have to take the time to figure out what drivers you may need. That's why I'm giving it a 4 stars. I think Tascam could have cared a little more about it's customers.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Dumping Old Stock

    By bristol299

    from New Orleans

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • none

    Cons

    • Doesn't Work On Most Ios

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

      I blame myself for not researching this better, even the TEAC site says it might not be compatible wit IOS 7. I bought this strictly as an Ipad device but found it was incompatible with IOS 7 and most Ipad audio software. The Teac software that is supposed to work with this device is not available anymore. So if you have an old Ipad that hasn't been updated and someone wants to pay you to take this device from them and you downloaded the original TEAC software before it was removed from the App store it is probably a high quality device. Otherwise, it should have been buried in the landfill with the Atari ET game.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Produces Cycling Static Noise

      By zach_tx1

      from Texas

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Limited Functions
      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

      When using the USB out to record it gives a cycling static noise. I've tried multiple USB cables and ports, but it still occurs. My guess is it's something to do with the computer power supply... but there is no option for a wall wart power supply on the device itself. Only USB. I can use the phone out, but what's the point... I could just go directly into the sound card. Big waste of money. Lots of bad reviews here... so take warning. You can do better.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Faulty USB port or Drivers

      By Phanatic0528

      from Roanoke, VA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bad Usb Port
      • Limited Functions
      • No Driver Support
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

      I ordered my first one a week or so before Christmas and it arrived with the device nonfunctional. The USB port on the back which supplies the power and the sound to and from the computer was no functional. I sent the first one back to Musicians friend and the next one arrived yesterday. The power function of this ones USB port works but the sound to and from the computer is finicky. It works some times but other times it does not recognize its self being plugged in. I believe this is a driver issue from Tascam and I am at the moment waiting for a reply from them about this. Tempted to return this one as well as a faulty piece of equipment.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not a Plug-n-Play

      By Cisco

      from New York

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      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

      I haven't been able to get a riff in yet; the interfacing of the iUR2 with my 2012 Mac has been non-occuring, and the free app that Tascam's manual describes apparently doesn't exist in MacIntosh App Land. The unit has great adaptors and looks directly functional and straightforward, once you can get it recognized and operating. That hasn't happened for me. I may still hear from Tascam support. It's only been about a week. But the iUR2 seems not to rate much attention from its creator; there's a hint of obsolescence in its orphan status.

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Does not work for iphone5

      By R

      from Tampa, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Limited Functions
        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

          DOes not fit Iphone 5 and now I'm stuck with it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works Great.

          By Big John

          from Fort Worth, TX

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          Pros

          • Comes With Cable Adapters
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • No Learning Curve
          • Price Point

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • MIDI Interface

            Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

            Nice little break out box with 3 ins audio as well as midi. You're not going to be doing full swing band recording but, nice song writining box that allows for doing some credible CD quality tracks.
            If you're using windows, skip the download and just get the free AISO for all. (Also remember to select the iUR2 in the AISO drop down menu.) Works with every thing so far. Audacity, Magix, Reaper, KX studio (Linux)
            Great budget box.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            DOES NOT WORK WITH iPAD

            By rolland

            from usa

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            Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

            Seriously? It says IN THE TITLE that this device is for iPad. So what happens when you plug it into an iPad. You get a message: "This device is not recognized." If you're wanting an interface to work with iPad, DO NOT BUY THIS.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Dont buy it

            By Funkbass78

            from New York

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily
            • Limited Functions
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

            Not worth your money! No matter what I do i cant get the latency to go away. I've tried it on a few computers. Its just not useful. Also the nobs seem like they'll break at any minute. Not sturdy at all!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good product and fast shipping!!

            By Frosty

            from Parrish, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

              Not able to plug in iphone5 or iPad air. But works great on ipad2 using garage band!!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Unusable...

              By SaxnFlutman

              from Atlanta, Ga

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                  No matter what I did, I could not get a signal into my computer (Mac) that wasn't all distorted, no matter how low I set it. I also don't like that it lacks XLR jacks, and am surprised I bought it, unless it was late at night, and I overlooked that detail. By the time I got around to actualy using it, I was past the point of being able to return it, or I would've. Very disappointed with this...

                   
                  3.0

                  Only Worth It on Stupid Deal

                  By Olyhouse

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                  READ THE REVIEWS! You'll have to download ASIO 4ALL driver. NEVER would have guessed that if it weren't for the reviews. So far, so good on my PC with Guitar Rig.

                   
                  4.0

                  Works Great! But, there's a twist...

                  By Olyhouse

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Lightweight
                  • Performs As Advertised
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Requires Asio Download

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                  I'm a novice and got this with Stupid Deal. If I hadn't of read the prior reviews, I would have had no idea how to get this thing to work. Bottom line - For PC, you'll need to download ASIO drivers (got mine free from CNET). Just got it today and with the proper drivers it appears to be working as advertised with my DAW (Guitar Rig 5). I would have been pretty upset if I paid full price.

                   
                  3.0

                  Not bad for the price

                  By Daniel

                  from Mexicali Baja Mexico

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quick Interface

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions
                  • Not Latency Free

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Basic Studio

                  Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                  I am not sure if I'm missing something but the sound through the headphones it's delayed a bit and it is advertised as latency free, this delay makes me lose concentration when I am recording a second track. For other things it works fine for PC windows 7, drivers ok. I haven't tried yet with Ipad 2 iOS7 that I own, for what I already got from this tiny piece at that price (stupid deal)Ijust can't and should not complain.Let me point that for the regular price it is not worthy and at bottom line I do recomend it but for the stupid deal price vs. its basic functionality.

                   
                  5.0

                  Lots of connectivity to 3 OSes

                  By alangrus

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                    Great for everything but the most high end recordings, but it not designed for that anyway. It works well for general audio use for stereo recording or playback. Worth the price just as a MIDI interface. Nice that it comes with an iOS 30 Pin adapter.

                     
                    1.0

                    Does not support iPad Air

                    By PJ

                    from Indianapolis, IN

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • none

                    Cons

                    • Poor quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Old Model Ipad

                    Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                    I use an iPad Air. The product does not support iOs7. Musicians Friend was very gracious concerning the return of this particular product.

                     
                    3.0

                    Wasn't happy

                    By Mister Music 402

                    from Omaha, NE

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                      I was not happy and returned the item because my new iPad 2 would not recognize it when plugged in. IOS nothing.. On top of that it was listed that you can download 2 tract Tascam ap...Sorry, they no longer have that nor can you find it. I bought their new 4 track ap that it would record to...but I was hoping for the IOS connectivity and the 2 track listed..

                       
                      1.0

                      save your money

                      By et

                      from Tacoma WA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • No Usb Recording

                      Best Uses

                      • Quiet Practice

                      Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                      Worthless with computer. Does not work with windows 7. It is seen but no sound comes out. Tried using it in Reason 7.0 and it was terrible. If you want a cheap portable practice amp for a guitar/bass then it is fine. I got it on Deal of the Day as it was way cheap. Maybe it works with Apple products, but the computer usage is on far with something you would leave in the toilet after wiping.

                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      What you see is what you get

                      By John

                      from Sacramento, CA

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Tascam iUR2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iPad, Mac and PC:

                          I was disappointed when I try to plug into my PC. Couldn't get the darn thing to work through the USB. I have to use audio in.

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