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Tapco Link.USB USB Audio Interface

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The Tapco Link.USB is a portable 24-bit/96kHz computer audio interface for connecting two channels of audio to a Mac or PC using a common USB connect...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Tapco Link.USB is a portable 24-bit/96kHz computer audio interface for connecting two channels of audio to a Mac or PC using a common USB connection. Complete with Mackie Tracktion 2 Music Production software.

Exceptional sound quality

For the Link.USB, Tapco started with two of the best mic preamps available in any audio interface at this price range. With combo mic/line/instrument inputs, these Mackie-designed preamps will capture the nuances of any sound you throw at them. This exceptional sound is preserved all the way to your computer thanks to modern 24-bit/96kHz digital audio converters on the way in, as well as the way out to headphones and your S Series Active Studio Monitors.

Small, but mighty

All that great sound potential is cleverly packed into a compact case less than 2 inches high and 8 inches long. Link.USB audio interface tucks comfortably alongside your laptop when you're on the go, and connects with a single USB cable when you're ready to get busy. It's bus powered, meaning it draws its juice from your computer for no-sacrifice recording and mixing, no matter where you end up. And with a unique swivel foot design, you can stand the Link.USB on its side in tighter workspaces, then stow it when it's time to go.

Looks Ain't Deceiving

The Link.USB has soft rubber side-cheeks to protect it from impacts, and keeps it from sliding off your desk if the earth suddenly spins off its axis. Silver side rails act like roll bars to protect its precious knobs from being sheared off while in transit. The TAPCO Link. USB--it's hard working, smart, and sexy--just like you wish everyone else is.

Simple, Powerful, Tracktion 2

The Link.USB interface includes Mackie's Tracktion 2 Music Production Software. It's the easiest software out there to get you started using your computer to record. And once you've mastered the basics, there's plenty of room to grow with Tracktion's truly professional feature set. It even comes bundled with a great assortment of plug-in effects, including Mackie's Dynamics Suite to help you keep the mix tight, plus Mackie's Final Mix CD mastering plug-in for when you're ready to share your music with the world.

  • Two-channel 24-bit/96kHz USB audio interface
  • Combo Mic/Line/Instrument inputs
  • Mackie-designed high-headroom mic preamps
  • 48v Phantom power
  • Low latency direct monitoring
  • Bus powered for extreme portability
  • Mac and PC Compatible
  • Convenient, collapsible swivel-foot for desktop operation
  • Includes Mackie Tracktion 2 Software
Frequency Response
  • Any Input to Monitor Output: +0, —0.5 dB, 22 Hz to 22 kHz @ 48 kHz SR
  • Any Input to Phones Output: +0, —3 dB, 30 Hz to 22 kHz @ 48 kHz SR (600-ohm load)
  • THD + Noise (1 kHz, -1 dBFS @ 48 kHz SR)
  • Mic Input to Monitor Output: < 0.005%
Dynamic Range
  • Mic Input to Monitor Output (48 kHz SR, A-weighted): 100 dB
Input Impedance
  • Mic Input: 3 kOhms
  • Line Input: 20 kOhms balanced, 20 kOhms unbalanced
  • Instr Input: 1 Mohm
Output Impedance
  • Monitor Output: 200 ohms
  • Headphone Output: < 1 ohm
  • Monitor Output (1 kHz, Left to Right): -70 dB
  • Headphone Output (1 kHz, Left to Right): -80 dB
Maximum Input Level
  • Mic In (XLR): -2.2 dBu
  • Line In: +4.5 dBu
  • Instr In: +5.4 dBu
Maximum Output Level
  • Monitor Output: +4.2 dBu
  • Headphone Output: 18 mW into 600 ohms
  • A/D and D/A Conversion: 24 bit, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
  • Dimensions: 1.7"H x 6.1"W x 6.8"D/7.6"D with handles (43x155x173/193mm)
  • Weight: 1.4 lbs. (0.6 kg)

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It's not me.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this from my local music shop about three years ago. At first i didn't know what i was doing. I kept thinking it was me and i was setting something wrong, but i proved myself wrong. This interface does the job, but it's pretty noisy. The Tech support is pretty bad. Hopefully you don't have problems. If your using it just for simple voice project or whatever it'll do fine. If your going for recording vocals, or music, try something else.I plan on getting rid of this interface very soon. Why i kept it so long, i don't know...


NOW we're talkin'!

By Haverman

from Moscow ID

This little unit rocks! Plugged in to my Mac laptop, plugged a condenser mic into it...boom, up and running. Nice clean recordings 2 minutes after opening the box. There is a little lag from what you are playing live to the tracks you are hearing, but it is live-withable. After years of looking for an easy way to record. This and Garageband is the best I've seen yet.



By Louis Friend

from New Orleans, LA

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I bought this for my new laptop to bring with me to school. I picked it because it had everything i need and it looks nice, plus it's very protable. Unfortunately, i could not get the unit to work flawlessly or the software to work at all. The company informed me they were "Working on" vista drivers, but for now I would have to ungrade to Traction 3 software (a $200 upgrade). I exchanged it.The unit itself was pretty well built. It worked from my laptop when I wasn't using it with traction 2, but I got a weird hissing sound in the background. I say weird because it almost sounded like a flanger, it wasn't just a typical hiss like you get from most everything. The jacks didn't have a very strong grip, but I didn't have the unit long enough to see if that would be a problem.In the end I'm waiting for a lexicon omega studio.

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