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D01105620B

US-800
USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface

OWNER'S MANUAL
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within equilateral


triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage within the products enclosure that may be
of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended


to aler t the user to the presence of impor tant operating
and maintenance (ser vicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.

FOR U.S.A. WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE


TO THE USER OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
This equipment has been tested and found to EXPOSE THIS
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
designed to provide reasonable protection against MOISTURE.
harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful Declaration of Conformity
interference to radio communications. However, Model Number: US-800
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur Trade Name: TASCAM
in a particular installation. If this equipment does
Responsible party: TEAC AMERICA, INC.
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the Address: 7733 Telegraph Road, Monte-
bello, California, U.S.A.
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the Telephone number: 1-323-726-0303
following measures.
a) Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
b) Increase the separation between the equipment
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and receiver.
and (2) This device must accept any interference
c) Connec t the equipment into an outlet on a received, including interference that may cause
circuit different from that to which the receiver is undesired operation.
connected.
d) Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
This appliance has a serial number located on
CAUTION the bottom panel. Please record the model
Changes or modifications to this equipment not number and serial number and retain them for
expressly approved by TEAC CORPORATION for your records.
compliance could void the user's authorit y to
operate this equipment. Model number

Serial number

2 TASCAM US-800
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
1 Read these instructions. 14 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
2 Keep these instructions. Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-
3 Heed all warnings. supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been
4 Follow all instructions. spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
5 Do not use this apparatus near water. the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has
6 Clean only with dry cloth. been dropped.
7 D o n o t b l o c k a ny ve nt i l at i o n o p e n i n g s.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions. Do not expose this apparatus to drips or
splashes.
8 Do not install near any heat sources such
Do not place any objects filled with liquids,
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other such as vases, on the apparatus.
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce
heat. Do not install this apparatus in a confined space
such as a book case or similar unit.
9 Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
The apparatus draws nominal non-operating
polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized power from the AC outlet with its POWER or
plug has two blades with one wider than the STANDBY/ON switch not in the ON position.
other. A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or The apparatus should be located close enough
the third prong are provided for your safety. If to the AC outlet so that you can easily grasp the
the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, power cord plug at any time.
consult an electrician for replacement of the The mains plug is used as the disconnec t
obsolete outlet. device; the disconnect device shall remain read-
ily operable.
10 Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience If the produc t uses bat teries (including a
receptacles, and the point where they exit from battery pack or installed batteries), they should
the apparatus. not be exposed to sunshine, fire or excessive
heat.
11 Only use attachments/accessories specified by
CAUTION for products that use replaceable
the manufacturer. lithium batteries: there is danger of explosion
12 Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, if a battery is replaced with an incorrect type of
or table specified by the manufacturer, or battery. Replace only with the same or equiva-
sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, lent type.
use caution when moving the cart/apparatus Caution should be taken when using earphones
combination to avoid injury from tip-over. or headphones with the product because
e xcessive sound pressure (volume) f rom
earphones or headphones can cause hearing
loss.

13 Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms


or when unused for long periods of time.

TASCAM US-800 3
Table of Contents
1 Introduction....................................5 Headphones .........................................24
Main features................................................... 5 Connecting MIDI devices .................24
Product parts................................................... 5 6 Using the mixer for low-latency
Manual conventions............................. 6 monitoring.....................................25
Trademarks...................................................... 6 Uses .................................................................25
Cautions on installation.............................. 6 Using the digital mixer for
Beware of condensation............................. 6 monitoring.....................................................25
Cleaning the unit........................................... 6 7 Application guide.........................27
2 Names and Functions of Parts.......7 Cubase LE 5....................................................27
Front panel....................................................... 7 Windows XP and Windows Media
Rear panel......................................................... 8 Player................................................................27
3 Installation....................................10 Windows Vista or Windows 7 and
System requirements.................................10 Windows Media Player..............................27
Windows..................................................10 Mac OS X and iTunes..................................28
Mac OS X.................................................10 8 Stand-alone mode . ......................29
Installing the driver and control panel.10 Overview.........................................................29
Installing the driver and control Settings for stand-alone mode . ............29
panel for Windows...............................11 Mixer . ......................................................29
Installing the control panel for Output selectors...................................29
Mac OS X.................................................12 Sample rate............................................29
Uninstalling the driver........................12 9 MIDI implementation chart..........30
Frequently asked installation
10 Troubleshooting.........................31
questions and answers (FAQ)..........13
Improving computer performance.......13 11 Specifications..............................34
Cubase LE 5 installation ...........................13 AD/DA audio convertor.............................34
4 US-800 control panel settings.....14 Inputs...............................................................34
Overview.........................................................14 Analog inputs........................................34
Control panel menus and settings........14 Digital input ..........................................34
Menu bar items.....................................14 Outputs...........................................................34
MIXER and OUTPUT tabs...................15 Analog outputs.....................................34
Mixer tab screen ..................................16 Digital output .......................................34
Output tab..............................................19 Control I/O......................................................34
5 Connections...................................22 Audio performance.....................................35
Computer requirements...........................35
USB connections..........................................23
Windows..................................................35
Audio connections......................................23
Macintosh...............................................35
Microphones . .......................................23
General............................................................35
Guitars......................................................23
Dimensional drawing.................................36
Connecting keyboards, drum
Block diagram...............................................37
machines, sound modules,
cassette/MD/CD players and
other analog line level devices ......23
Connecting, sound modules,
MD/CD players and other digital
devices.....................................................23
Monitor speakers.................................24

4 TASCAM US-800
1 Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of the TASCAM Stand-alone mode allows use of inputs
US-800 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface. and outputs without being connected to
Before connecting and using the unit, please a computer by USB. In this mode, input
take time to read this manual thoroughly signals are output from the output jacks
to ensure you understand how to properly according to the default settings of the
set up and connect the unit, as well as the mixer and the output selections. This
operation of its many useful and convenient allows the mic preamps to be used without
functions. After you have finished reading a computer.
this manual, please keep it in a safe place for Dedicated drivers for both Windows
future reference. (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7)
You can also download the Owners Manual and Mac (OS 10.6)
from the TASCAM web site (http://www. Mac USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant
tascam.com). USB2.0 High speed (480 MHz)
Please also check the above site for the latest Cubase LE 5 software included
manual updates. A note about computer operation
If you are unsure about how to perform
Main features basic computer operations appearing in this
manual, please refer to the owners manual
Audio interface with 8 inputs and 6 outputs that came with your computer.
Supports audio formats up to 24-bit/96
kHz
Product parts
2 XLR/TS combo jack inputs (balanced mic/
unbalanced instrument), 4 XLR/TRS combo The US-800 package contains the following
jack inputs (balanced mic/line) items.
S/PDIF digital input Take care when opening the package not
+48V phantom power can be supplied to 6 to damage the items. Keep the package
microphone inputs materials for transportation in the future.
2 unbalanced line outputs, digital output Please contact the store where you purchased
and 2 headphone outputs this unit if any of these items are missing or
S/PDIF digital output have been damaged during transportation.
Internal digital mixer for direct monitoring Main unit. ............................................................... 1
of input signals with little delay AC adaptor (TASCAM PS-P520). ..................... 1

Supports multiple clients, allowing Power cord for AC adaptor............................... 1
simultaneous use of ASIO and WDM audio
USB Cable............................................................... 1
protocols
CD-ROM (containing drivers).......................... 1
Two PHONES jacksa stereo phone jack
and a stereo mini phone jackwith a DVD-ROM (Cubase LE5). ................................... 1
combined output of 49 mW + 49 mW (both Cubase LE5 Quick Start Guide........................ 1
output the same signal) Warranty card. ...................................................... 1
Input monitoring mixer uses digital Owner's Manual (this document).................. 1
processing to mix up to 14 ins and 2 outs
One MIDI IN connector and one MIDI OUT
connector

TASCAM US-800 5
1 Introduction
Manual conventions or registered trademarks of their respective
owners.
Keys, jacks and other parts on the unit
and external dvices are indiated like this:
PHONES. Cautions on installation
When we show messages, for example,
that appear on the screen, we show them The units nominal operating temperature
is between 5 and 35 C (41 95 F).
like this: SONG LOAD.
Do not install in the following types of
Additional information is introduced in the places. Doing so could degrade the sound
styles below when needed:
quality and/or cause malfunctions.
TIP Places with significant vibrations or that
These are tips about how to use the unit. are otherwise unstable
Near windows or other places exposed
NOTE to direct sunlight
These provide additional explanations and Near heaters or other extremely hot
describe special cases. places
Extremely cold places
CAUTION Places with bad ventilation or high
Failure to follow these instructions could humidity
result in injury, damage to equipment or lost Make sure that the unit is mounted in a
recording data, for examaple. level position for correct operation.
Do not place any object on the unit for
heat dissipation.
Trademarks
Avoid installing this unit on top of any
TASCAM is a trademark of TEAC heat-generating electrical device such as a
Corporation, registered in the U.S. and power amplifier.
other countries.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, Beware of condensation
Windows 7, and Windows Media Player are
either registered trademarks or trademarks If the unit is moved from a cold to a warm
of Microsoft Corporation in the United place, or used after a sudden temperature
States and/or other countries. change, there is a danger of condensation;
Apple, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS X and vapor in the air could condense on the
iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc. internal mechanism, making correct
Pentium and Intel are trademarks of Intel operation impossible. To prevent this, or if
Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. this occurs, let the unit sit for one or two
hours at the new room temperature before
AMD Athlon is a trademark of Advanced
Micro Devices, Inc. using.

Cubase is a registered trademark of


Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. Cleaning the unit
ASIO is a trademark of Steinberg Media
Technologies GmbH. To clean the unit, wipe gently with a soft dry
cloth. Do not use any benzene, paint thinner,
Other company names, product names and
logos in this document are the trademarks ethyl alcohol or other chemical agents to
clean the unit as they could damage the
surface.
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2 Names and Functions of Parts
Front panel

1 (STANDBY/ON) indicator 6 PHONES jacks/knob


Lights when the power is on. Use the stereo mini jack (PHONES 1)
2 +48 indicator and stereo standard jack (PHONES 2)
Lights when the PHANTOM (+48V) to connect stereo headphones. The
switch is set to ON. maximum combined output for the
stereo mini jack and the stereo standard
CAUTION jack is 49 mW + 49 mW.
Do not connect or disconnect microphones Use the PHONES knob to adjust the
when this indicator is lit. headphones output.

3 USB indicator CAUTION


Lights when a USB connection is active. Turn the PHONES knob to the minimum volume
4 OL and SIG indicators before connecting headphones. Failure to do so
OL (overload) indicators could cause sudden loud noises and damage
Light just before an input is about to hearing, for example.
distort (when 2 dBFS is exceeded). 7 MONITOR knob
SIG (signal) indicators Adjusts the LINE OUT L/R output level.
Light when a signal is being input on 8 Gain knobs
the channel (30 dBFS or higher). Use to adjust the input levels of MIC/
INST IN 1-2 and MIC/LINE IN 3-6
5 MIC/INST IN jacks (balanced/
separately. Turn all the way to the left for
unbalanced)
the minimum level, and turn all the way
Use these combo jacks to connect to the right for the maximum level.
both balanced and unbalanced analog
microphones and instruments with
XLR connectors and standard quarter-
inch plugs. Use the XLR connector
for microphones (balanced) and the
standard jack (unbalanced) for electric
guitars, basses and other instruments.
XLR (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
TS (Tip: HOT, Sleeve: GND)

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2 Names and Functions of Parts
Rear panel

9 MIC/LINE INPUTS connectors w MIDI IN connector


(balanced) This 5-PIN DIN is a standard MIDI input
Use these combo jacks to connect connector for inputting MIDI signals.
balanced analog microphones and line e MIDI OUT connector
level inputs. Use the XLR connector This 5-PIN DIN is a standard MIDI output
for microphones (balanced) and the connector for outputting MIDI signals.
standard jack (balanced) for keyboards,
samplers and other line level devices r PHANTOM (+48V) switch
Use this to turn +48V phantom power on
XLR (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) for mic input connectors 1-6.
TRS (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
0 LINE OUT jacks (unbalanced) CAUTION
(1/2 or L/R)
Always set the PHANTOM (+48V) switch
Use these RCA jacks for analog line to OFF before turning the units power on
output (unbalanced). These jacks or off (connecting or disconnecting the AC
can output signals from a computer
adaptor).
connected by USB or the output of the
internal monitoring mixer, for example. Always turn the PHONES and MONITOR
Set which signals to be output from knobs to the minimum volume before
a computer using the US-800 control changing the switch between ON and OFF.
panel. Connect these jacks to a recorder, Depending on the connected microphone,
powered speakers or external effect loud noises might be produced and damage
processors, for example. could be caused to equipment and peoples
In stand-alone mode the signals input by hearing.
MIC/INST IN 1-2 are output from these
jacks. Do not connect or disconnect a mic with an
input when this switch is ON.
q DIGITAL IN connector (coaxial)
This coaxial digital input jack conforms to Turn this switch ON only when connecting
IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF) specifications. a condenser microphone that requires
phantom power.
NOTE
Do not supply phantom power to an
This unit is capable of input through its DIGITAL unbalanced dynamic microphone.
IN jack at 24-bit/96 kHz.

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2 Names and Functions of Parts
Some ribbon mics can be damaged by
phantom power. If unsure, do not supply
phantom power to a ribbon mic.
t DIGITAL OUT connector (coaxial)
This coaxial digital output jack conforms
to IEC60958-3 (S/PDIF) specifications. This
jack can output signals from a computer
connected by USB or the output of the
internal monitoring mixer, for example.
Set which signals to be output from
a computer using the US-800 control
panel. Connect this jack to a recorder or
external effect processors, for example. In
stand-alone mode the signals from MIC/
LINE INPUTS 3-4 are output from this
jacks.

NOTE
This unit is capable of output through its
DIGITAL OUT jack at 24-bit/96 kHz.
y USB port
Use the included USB cable to connect
this unit to a USB 2.0-compatible
computer.
u DC IN 5V connector
Connect the included TASCAM PS-
P520 AC adaptor, which meets the
specifications of this unit, here.

CAUTION
Use only the included PS-P520 AC adaptor,
which conforms to the specifications of this
unit. Use of an adaptor other than this model
could cause malfunction, fire or electric shock.

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3 Installation
System requirements Mac OS X
See the TASCAM website (http://www. Supported operating systems:
tascam.com/) for updated information about Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later
OS compatibility.
Supported computer systems:
Apple Macintosh equipped with a USB port
Windows CPU:
Supported operating systems: Any Mac with an Intel processor
Windows XP 32-bit SP2 or later Memory:
Windows XP 64-bit SP2 or later 1 GB or more
Windows Vista 32-bit SP2 or later
Windows Vista 64-bit SP2 or later Installing the driver and
Windows 7 32-bit control panel
Windows 7 64-bit
In order to use this unit, you must install the
Supported computer systems: driver on to your computer. As described
Windows compatible computer with a USB below, this is an easy process using the CD-
2.0 port ROM included with the unit.
CPU/clock speed: Drivers are updated from time to time. You
Pentium 4 1.4 GHz or faster can download the most recent version of the
driver from the TASCAM website (http://www.
AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz or faster tascam.com/).
(or equivalent processor) Disconnect the unit from the computer
Memory: before starting driver installation.
1 GB or more
CAUTION
NOTE Handle the enclosed CD-ROM with care. If the
Although this product has been checked for use disc becomes scratched or dirty, a computer
with typical computers that meet the above might not be able to read it, making
operating requirements, we cannot guarantee installation of the software impossible. If the
that it will operate with all computers that meet included disc becomes unreadable, it can be
these requirements. Please be aware that even replaced for a fee.
in the same conditions, computer processing Never attempt to play the enclosed CD-
capabilities can vary depending on differences ROM in an ordinary audio CD player, as the
in design and specifications. resulting noise could damage the speakers or
harm your hearing.

10 TASCAM US-800
3 Installation
Installing the driver and control 5 The Windows installation location
panel for Windows screen appears. Select where to install
the driver, and click the Next button.
NOTE
During driver installation, a warning that this
software ... has not passed Windows Logo
testing will appear.
This message appears when installing a driver
that has not received Windows Logo testing.
This message appears because the drivers
for TASCAM products have not undergone
Windows Logo testing. We have, however,
confirmed their proper operation.
If this message appears, click Continue or
Install to proceed with the installation. 6 When the following screen appears,
click the Next button.
Installation on a Windows computer
1 Confirm that the unit and the PC are not
connected by a USB cable.
2 Insert the included driver installation
CD-ROM into the PC where you will
install it.
3 Open the included driver CD-ROM
and launch the setup.exe file inside
US-800 Win Driver folder.
4 When the following screen appears,
click the Next button.
7 When the following screen appears,
connect the unit with the computer
using the included USB cable, and then
plug the included AC adaptor (TASCAM
PS-P520) into the unit.

AC outlet
TACAM
PS-P520 (included)
DC plug

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3 Installation
(STANDBY/ON indicator) of only the control panel is necessary when
USB indicator using a Mac.
1 Confirm that the unit is not connected
to the computer.
2 Double-click the US-800 Panel.app.
dmg on the included driver CD-ROM.
A disk image named US-800Panel
should appear on the computer.
(Depending on the Finder Preferences
settings, it will appear on the desktop
Confirm that the units (STANDBY/ or in a Finder window Sidebar. If it does
ON) and USB indicators have lit, and not appear in either of these places,
then click the OK button. select Computer from the Go menu
8 When Windows recognizes the US-800, of the Finder). Click on this image to
driver installation starts automatically. open it.

9 After installation completes, the


3 Copy the US-800 Panel (program
icon shown below appears in the
icon) to the computer desktop, the
notification area (the system tray).
Applications folder or another location
of your choice.

Click this icon to open the US-800


control panel.
10 If the versions appear in the DRV Ver.
and F/W Ver. fields in the STATE 4 In the Finder, close the US-800 panel
section of the OUTPUT screen, (disc image) folder.
installation has been successful. 5 Restart the computer, and connect the
unit with the computer to use it.

Uninstalling the driver


Windows XP
1 Open the Control Panel from the
Start menu and double-click Add
or Remove programs.
Installing the control panel for
Mac OS X 2 Select US800 Audio driver from the
This unit uses the class 2.0 compliant USB list and click the Change or Remove
Programs button.
driver provided by Apple Inc., so installation

12 TASCAM US-800
3 Installation
3 Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the uninstallation.
Improving computer
performance
Windows Vista and Windows 7 In this manual, we will offer only the
1 Open the Control Panel from the following basic tip to improve performance
Start menu and double-click the when using this unit.
Programs and Features icon.
Do not run other applications.
2 Select US-800 Audio driver from the
Processing digital audio places a considerable
list and click the Uninstall button.
load on your computer. You probably use the
3 Follow the instructions on the screen to computer for applications other than audio,
complete uninstallation. but we recommend that you avoid running
them when using audio programs. This means
Mac OS X that if you are running other applications
Move the US-800 Panel application icon to (especially ones that are graphics-intensive
the Trash. or that use Internet tools) at the same time as
an audio application, processing may not be
able to keep up the audio data.
Frequently asked installation
questions and answers (FAQ)
Cubase LE 5 installation
Windows driver installation
See the included Cubase LE 5 Quick Start
Q: When I connect the unit to a computer,
Guide for details.
the Windows Hardware Wizard appears
and I cannot install the driver. Am I
making a mistake during the installation
procedures?
A: Close the Windows Hardware Wizard
and disconnect the unit. You must install
the driver before connecting this unit.
See Installing the driver and control
panel for Windows on page 11 for the
correct procedures.
Q: I loaded the installation CD-ROM into
a Windows computer, but the driver
installation menu does not appear. How
can I access this menu?
A: The driver CD-ROM does not launch
automatically.
Follow the procedures in Installing the
driver and control panel for Windows on
page 11 to install the driver.

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4 US-800 control panel settings
Overview Control panel menus and
The Control Panel lets you make various settings
settings related to how this unit functions.
On Windows, the Control Panel icon appears
in the notification area (the system tray).
Menu bar items
On Mac OS X, the Control Panel is located Windows OS
wherever you put it during installation.
Double-click the icon to open the control File
panel. Close Window:
Other important audio settings for Mac OS Closes the window
X can be made using the Audio MIDI Setup Config
program, which is in the Applications/ Mouse Wheel
Utilities folder. Sets the amount of movement per count
when using a mouse scroll wheel to raise
and lower the virtual faders.
Settings: Step1 (default value), Step2,
Step4, Step8
Latency
According to the performance of the
computer system, you can change the size
of the audio input and output signal buffer
that the units driver stores temporarily.
Settings:
192, 240, 288, 336, 384, 576 (default value)

NOTE
Windows control panel screens All applications that connect to the US-800
must be closed before the latency can be
changed.
Increase the buffer size if the computer has
insufficient processing power and noise
occurs. Increasing the buffer size, however,
also increases latency (audio signal delay).
Set this value to best suit your system.

Samplerate
Sets the sampling frequency used.
Settings: 44100 (default value), 48000,
88200, 96000 Hz
Clock:
Set whether the unit uses its internal clock
Mac OS X control panel screens or a digital clock signal input through its
DIGITAL IN connector.
Settings: Internal (default value), Digital In

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4 US-800 control panel settings
Factory Default Bring All to Front
Use this to restore the software to its Select to bring all the control panel
factory default settings. Click OK when software windows to the front.
the confirmation screen appears.
Always on Top
Set this to make the control panel always
MIXER and OUTPUT tabs
appear in front of other windows. A check Click this to switch between the MIXER tab
mark appears before this item when and the OUTPUT tab.
selected. In Windows OS, the selected tab appears to
Help be in front.
About In Mac OS, the selected tab button appears
Select to open a pop-up window that lit.
shows the version of the US-800 control
panel software.

Mac OS
US-800 Panel
About US-800 Panel
Select to show the version of the US-800
control panel software.
Hide US-800 Panel
Select to hide the US-800 control panel.
Hide Others
Select to hide software other than the
US-800 control panel.
Show All
Select to show all running software.
Quit US-800 Panel
Select to quit the US-800 control panel
software.
Configuration
Restore Factory Defaults
Use to restore the software to its factory
default settings.
Always on Top
Select to make the control panel always
appear in front of other windows.
Window
Minimize
Select to minimize the control panel
window.
Zoom
This has no effect with this software.

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4 US-800 control panel settings
Mixer tab screen

Windows control panel

Mac control panel

Click the MIXER tab to open the MIXER Input fader pair
screen where you can make internal mixer
settings. The 14 faders on the left are the
input faders. In order from the left, they are
6 channels of analog inputs, 2 channels of
digital inputs and 6 channels of signals from
the computer. The 2 faders on the far right
are the left and right stereo master faders.

Windows Mac
Input fader display
The name of each input fader is shown.

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4 US-800 control panel settings
Pan sliders ON: lit
Set the pan for each channel in a range of OFF (default value): unlit
L15 - C - R15. When set all the way to the left
L (LINK) buttons
(L15), the input signal is sent entirely to the
left channel (0 dB), and no signal is input to Use these stereo link buttons to synchronize
the right channel (). When set all the way the operation of the left and right channel
to the right (R15), this is reversed. When pan faders in a pair.
is set to center (C), the signal is sent equally This also joins the pan sliders into a single
to both left and right channels with a 3 dB balance slider.
reduction on both sides. ON: lit
When Stereo link is ON, sliders set the OFF (default value): unlit
balance between left and right channels (as
Fader level displays
the left becomes louder, the right becomes
quieter and vice versa). One slider is shown The current level of each fader is shown in
for both linked channels. decibels. In the Mac version, if you move a
PAN slider, the pan position (L15 -C - R15) is
Input level meters shown momentarily instead.
These show the input levels of each channel.
For input 1-8 signals, the pre-fader levels are Master fader section
shown. For computer 1-6 signals, the post-
fader levels are shown.
Input faders
Use these faders to adjust the mixer input
levels in a range from to +6 dB.

NOTE
In the following explanations, the Windows
version of the software is described first. When
the Mac version has a significant difference, it is
described second. Mac version part names are
indicated in parentheses.
SOLO (S) buttons
Windows Mac
When a "SOLO" button is turned ON, only
Master fader
channels with "SOLO" buttons turned ON
have their signal sent to the stereo bus. All The stereo master faders include a fader for
other channels are muted. When the SOLO both left and right channels. If the stereo link
mode is set to Mix, SOLO can be turned ON is disabled, moving these faders separately is
for multiple channels. If set to Exclusive, only possible.
the last channel that was set to SOLO can be Mute (M) buttons
heard. Use these to mute channels.
ON: lit ON: lit
OFF (default value): unlit OFF (default value): unlit
Mute (M) buttons
Use these to mute channels.

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4 US-800 control panel settings
L (LINK) button On Windows, use the pull-down menu
Use this stereo link button to synchronize the to select the value. On Mac, click the
operation of the left and right master faders. corresponding button.
ON (default value): lit Settings: 44100 (default setting), 48000,
OFF: unlit 88200, 96000 Hz
When Clock (CLOCK SOURCE) is set
Fader level display to Digital (DIGITAL), the sampling
The current level of each fader is shown in frequency is automatically set.
decibels.
Solo (SOLO MODE)
System settings section Set the Solo mode to Mix or Exclusive.
On Windows, change this by clicking the
button.
On Mac, click the button for the desired
setting.
MIX (default value): Multiple tracks can be
soloed together.
EXCLUSIVE: Only one channel or one stereo
pair of channels can be soloed at a time. If
this mode is in use, when a new channel
is soloed, Solo will be turned OFF for any
currently soloed channel.

Windows Mac Panel Ver. (Mac only)


This shows the version of the control panel
Clock (CLOCK SOURCE)
software.
Use this to set the Sample Clock source.
On Windows, change the setting by clicking NOTE
the button. On Windows, this is shown on the OUTPUT
On Mac, click the button for the desired tab screen.
setting. F/W Ver. (Mac only)
Internal (default value): US-800 uses its This shows the firmware version of the
internal clock device.
Digital (DIGITAL): Clock signal received
through DIGITAL IN connector used NOTE
Lock (DIGITAL LOCK) indicator On Windows, this is shown on the OUTPUT
This shows whether the clock is in sync or tab screen.
not. It lights when in sync.
Samplerate (SAMPLE RATE)
Use to set the sampling frequency. When
Clock (CLOCK SOURCE) is set to
Internal (INTERNAL), it can also be
used to set it.

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4 US-800 control panel settings
Output tab

Windows control panel

Mac control panel

Click the OUTPUT (OUTPUT) tab to open the


corresponding window where you can make
output settings.

Fader section
Use these three pairs of faders to set the
US-800 output. You can make LINE OUT,
PHONES OUT and DIGITAL OUT settings.

Windows Mac
Output name display
The names of the faders are shown.

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4 US-800 control panel settings
OUTPUT selectors Direct I/O section (Windows only)
You can set the LINE OUT, PHONES and
DIGITAL outputs to the following options.
Setting Description
Computer1/2 Signals 1-2 from the
computer
Computer3/4 Signals 3-4 from the
computer
Computer5/6 Signals 5-6 from the
computer Direct I/O
Digital In Signal from the DIGITAL IN
connector
By using Direct I/O in the US-800 driver,
Mixer (default value) Output signals from the
audio signals can be exchanged between
internal mixer applications that use different interfaces.
Using this function, the following types of
Level meters operations are possible.
These show the levels immediately after the Record the playback sound of a multimedia
faders. player into a DAW that uses ASIO.
Faders Record the output of an ASIO DAW into a
Use these to adjust the output levels in a WDM application.
range from to 0 dB. Send the US-800 input signal to a WDM
application.
Mute (M) buttons
Make settings in the DirectRoute area,
Use to mute individual channels. which is second from the left after the H/W
ON: lit IN area. Click on a box in the DirectRoute
OFF (default value): unlit to open a pull-down menu. Select the input
signal for each interface from this menu. The
L (LINK) buttons
following settings are possible.
Turn these stereo link buttons ON to
synchronize the operation of left and right WDM input settings
channel fader pairs. Setting Description
H/W Input (default US-800 input signals
ON (default value): lit setting)
OFF: unlit ASIO ASIO application output
signals
Fader level display
The current level of each fader is shown in ASIO input settings
decibels. Setting Description
H/W Input (default US-800 input signals
setting)
WDM WDM application output
signals

NOTE
When making settings, be careful not to create
a signal loop.

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4 US-800 control panel settings
STATE section (Windows only) System setting section (Mac only)
This is the same as the system settings
section on the mixer tab screen.

About latency
This units driver momentarily stores audio
input and output signals in a buffer. The size
of the buffer can be adjusted.
The smaller the buffer is, the shorter the
delay is when monitoring the input audio
signal. Smaller buffers, however, require more
computer processing at high speed. If other
system processes, for example, prevent the
audio processing from being completed in
time, clicking and popping noises, dropouts
and other issues could occur with the audio
This shows system settings and driver and signal.
firmware versions. On the other hand, the larger the buffer size,
the more stable operation becomes, making
LATENCY
interference from other system processes less
Sets the latency of the USB driver.
likely to affect the audio signal. However, the
Settings: 192, 240, 288, 336, 384, 576 delay when monitoring the audio signal also
(default value) becomes longer.
NOTE With this unit, you can adjust the buffer size
according to the capability of your system
All applications that connect to the US-800
must be closed before the latency can be and your audio needs.
changed.
Increase the buffer size if the computer has
insufficient processing power and noise
occurs. Increasing the buffer size, however,
also increases latency (audio signal delay).
Set this value to best suit your system.
DRV Ver.
This shows the driver version.
F/W Ver.
That shows the firmware version installed in
the unit.

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5 Connections
Headphones Guitar Bass guitar

Drum machine
Keyboard

Computer

Drums USB
Digital recorder

Powered speakers or
amplifier and speakers

Example of using US-800 connections

22 TASCAM US-800
5 Connections
USB connections Do not connect or disconnect a mic with an
input when this switch is ON. Loud noises
Use the included USB cable to connect the might be produced and damage could be
US-800 to your computer as shown in the caused to equipment.
illustration. Always turn the PHONES and MONITOR
knobs on the front panel to the minimum
NOTE
volume before changing the PHANTOM +48V
Some USB devices access the USB bus switch between ON and OFF. Depending
frequently. To avoid dropouts and clicks in the on the connected microphone, loud noises
audio signal, we strongly recommend that you might be produced and damage could be
do not connect any USB devices other than caused to equipment and harm could occur
keyboards and mice to the USB bus used by this to peoples hearing.
unit.
Always set the PHANTOM (+48V) switch
to OFF before turning the units power on
Audio connections or off (connecting or disconnecting the AC
adaptor).
Connect the analog outputs of microphones,
guitars, keyboards and other audio devices to
this unit, which will convert their signals into Guitars
digital signals and send them via USB to your When connecting guitars and bass guitars to
computer. this unit directly, use the MIC/INST IN (1-2)
Connect the outputs of the unit to speakers 1/4 jacks on the front panel.
(with amplification) and headphones to
monitor a mix of the audio signals being
input into the unit and output from the Connecting keyboards, drum
computer. machines, sound modules,
You can adjust the level, pan and other cassette/MD/CD players and
settings for each signal. (For details, see 6 - other analog line level devices
Using the mixer for low-latency monitoring Connect the analog signal outputs of these
on page 25.) types of equipment to the MIC/LINE INPUT
3-6 jacks (standard TRS) on the rear panel.
Microphones
Connect microphones to the MIC/INST IN Connecting, sound modules,
(1-2) XLR jacks on the front panel or the MIC/ MD/CD players and other
LINE INPUTS (3-6) XLR jacks on the rear digital devices
panel. If you are using a condenser mic that
Connect the external devices digital output
requires phantom power, set the PHANTOM
to the IN connector on the rear panel of this
+48V switch on the rear panel to ON.
unit. To send this units signal to another
CAUTION device, connect the US-800s DIGITAL OUT to
the other devices digital input.
Connecting a dynamic microphone with an
unbalanced connection to the unit when the NOTE
PHANTOM +48V switch is ON could damage
The digital input and output connectors of
this unit and make it unusable.
this unit are RCA pin jacks.

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5 Connections
This unit can handle S/PDIF digital input and
output signals.

Monitor speakers
Connect monitor speakers (powered speakers
or an amplifier and speakers) to the LINE
OUT jacks on the rear panel.

Headphones
Connect headphones to the standard stereo
PHONES jacks on the front panel. This
unit has one quarter-inch (6.3-mm) stereo
standard jack and one eighth-inch (3.5-mm)
stereo mini jack. Use the one suitable for your
headphones.
You can also use both at the same time. When
doing so, the combined output from both
jacks is 49 mW + 49 mW.

Connecting MIDI devices


You can connect keyboards, synthesizers,
drum machines and other MIDI devices to
the MIDI input. You can also, for example,
connect sound modules to the MIDI output.
You can also use the MIDI IN and MIDI OUT
connectors to send and receive MTC (MIDI
timecode). By doing this, you can synchronize
a multitrack recorder that is compatible with
MTC and MIDI devices using the computer
application.

24 TASCAM US-800
6 Using the mixer for low-latency monitoring
In this chapter, we explain how to create with the playback sound of the backing track
low latency mixes for monitoring, including from the application, and the mix is output
how to use the various settings and specific to headphones for monitoring. The guitar
examples. is connected to the MIC/INST 1 jack and
headphones are connected to one of this
units PHONES jacks.
Uses 1 Open the units control panel, and click
By using this units digital mixer for the MIXER tab to open the MIXER
monitoring, inputs can be monitored with screen.
very little delay.
For example, this is useful when a performer
wants to monitor the output of a guitar that
is connected to an input on this unit.
Ordinarily, sending the signal from the unit to
the computer by USB through an application
on the computer and then back to the unit Windows control panel MIXER tab
by USB again takes approximately 20 ms or
longer.
In this case, the performer does not hear the
sound of the guitar until approximately 20 ms
or longer have passed, making it very difficult
to play.
This unit has a digital mixer that can be used
Mac control panel MIXER tab
to avoid this situation. Using this mixer, you
can mix the input signals with playback 2 Play the guitar and confirm that the
signals from the computer and output them MIC/INST 1 meter moves.
from the unit. 3 Output the sound of the computer
The input signals sent to the mixer do not application to US-800 1/2 port for
get sent over USB, allowing them to be monitoring. The Computer 1/2
mixed and output with very little latency. As channel meters on the MIXER screen
a result, the delay until the performer hears should move when you do so.
the sound of the instrument is reduced to an 4 Click the OUTPUT tab.
insignificant amount.
5 When the output tab screen opens, in
Moreover, the digital mixer includes faders, the PHONES area of the three output
pan sliders, mute and solo buttons, as well sections on the left, set the output
as level meters, allowing you to tailor the source selector to Mixer. This sends
monitoring mix as desired. the mixer output to the headphones
output jacks.
Using the digital mixer for Set this way, the mixed sound of the
monitoring computer application playing back and
the MIC/INST 1 input signal is sent to
In this example, a guitar is playing along the headphones.
with a backing track output from a computer
application. The sound of the guitar is mixed

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6 Using the mixer for low-latency monitoring

Windows control panel OUTPUT tab

Mac control panel OUTPUT tab


6 Adjust the headphones output volume
using the fader in the PHONES area
of the output screen and the PHONES
knob on the front panel of the unit.
7 Use the faders on the mixer screen to
adjust the balance between the guitar
and application playback sounds.
8 To place the guitar sound in the center,
set the Mic/Inst 1 pan to center (C).
9 If you want to eliminate all sound from
the unused channels, set their Mute
buttons to ON or set the SOLO buttons
for Mic/Inst 1 and Computer 1/2
to ON (solo mode must also be set to
Mix).
The above procedures are only an example.
You could also use other input jacks and
use Computer 3/4 instead of Computer 1/2
for the playback sound. You can even use
all the mixer channels at once. When using
numerous channels, be sure to adjust their
faders to avoid clipping noise in the mix.

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7 Application guide
In this chapter, we explain how to set up 4 Click OK.
some audio applications for use with this 5 Start Windows Media Player, select an
unit. audio file and begin playback.

Cubase LE 5 NOTE
If you change this setting while Windows
For details see the included Cubase LE 5 Media Player is running, the software will not
Quick Start Guide. recognize that the device has been changed.
In this case, restart Windows Media Player.
Windows XP and Windows If you still cannot hear sound after making
the setting and completing the procedures
Media Player above, restart the computer.
1 Close all applications and then open After making this setting, sound will be
the Control Panel from the Start output through this unit, but no sound will
menu. be output by the computers speakers or
2 Open Sounds and Audio Devices. headphone jacks.

NOTE
Windows Vista or Windows
If you do not see the above item, click Sounds,
Speech, and Audio Devices and it should
7 and Windows Media
appear. Player
1 Close all applications and then open
the Control Panel from the Start
menu.
2 Open Sound.
NOTE
3 Click the Audio tab, and set the
Default device: for Sound If the above item does not appear, click
playback to US800.
Hardware and Sound and it should appear.

3 Click the Playback tab, click


Speakers US-800 and click the
Set Default button. This moves the
green check mark to Speakers US800
Audio.

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7 Application guide
Mac OS X and iTunes
1 Open the Utilities folder, which is
inside the Applications folder, and
double-click Audio MIDI Setup to
launch it.
2 Control-click the US-800. Check use
this device for sound input and
use this device for sound output.
This moves microphone icon and
speaker icon to US-800.

4 Click OK.
5 Start Windows Media Player, select an
audio file and begin playback.

NOTE
If you change this setting while Windows 3 Launch iTunes, select an audio file and
Media Player is running, the software will not
start playback.
recognize that the device has been changed.
In this case, restart Windows Media Player.
If you still cannot hear sound after making
the setting and completing the procedures
above, restart the computer.
After making this setting, sound will be
output through this unit, but no sound will
be output by the computers speakers or
headphone jacks.

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8 Stand-alone mode
Overview
When this unit is not connected to a
computer by a USB cable and the units power
is ON (the included TASCAM PS-P520 AC
adaptor is connected), the unit will operate in
stand-alone mode. In this mode, you can use
this unit as a microphone preamp without
using a computer.

Settings for stand-alone


mode
In stand-alone mode, input signals pass
through the digital mixer, which is set to fixed
values, and then the output selectors before
being output from the output jacks.

Mixer
The mixer settings are fixed at the following
values.
Faders: All set at 0 dB
Pan: Odd channels are set to the left
channel and even channels are set to the
right
Mute: All OFF
Solo: All OFF
Stereo link: OFF

Output selectors
Output selector settings are fixed at the
following values.
LINE OUT: 1/2
PHONES: MIXER
DIGITAL OUT: 3/4

Sample rate
When the digital input is active, Clock is set
to DIGITAL and the sample rate depends
on the digital input. When the digital input is
not active, Clock is set to Internal and
the sample rate is set to 44.1 kHz.
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9 MIDI implementation chart
Function Transmitted Received Remarks
Basic Channel At power ON X X Through
Changed X X
Mode At power ON X X Through
Messages X X
Altered *************
Note X X Through
Number Range *************
Velocity Note ON X X Through
Note OFF X X
After Touch Polyphonic X X Through
Channel X X
Pitch Bender X X Through
Control Change X X Through
Program Change X X Through
Range # *************
System Exclusive X X Through
System Common Song Pos X X Through
Song Sel X X
Tune X X
System Clock X X Through
Real Time Commands X X
Other Local on/off X X Through
All note off X X
Active sensing X X
Reset X X
Notes

Mode 1: Omni on, Poly Mode 2: Omni on, Mono O: Yes


Mode 3: Omni off, Poly Mode 4: Omni off, Mono X: No

30 TASCAM US-800
10 Troubleshooting
Please read this chapter if you are unable to NOTE
use the unit properly even after setting it up
following the procedures in this manual. Try again after disconnecting other USB
devices. (Keyboards and mice can be left
If you are still unable to resolve your connected.)
problems please contact TASCAM customer
support with the following information about Do not use a USB hub. Always connect the
the operating environment and details about unit directly to a built-in USB port on the
the trouble. computer.
3) Stop other software running in the
Operating environment background
Computer manufacturer Since antivirus software and other
Model software that runs in the background
CPU can interfere with installation, stop other
software before beginning installation.
Installed memory
See 3 Installation on page 10 of this
OS manual for how to install and uninstall
Applications used the driver.
Antivirus software use There is no sound even when audio
Wireless LAN use is playing back.
Please see the back of this manual for contact The audio output must be set on the
information. computer.
Please confirm the following while the unit is
Installation fails. connected to the computer.
Installation completes, but the
Note that after making the following settings,
computer does not recognize the
sound will be output through the unit, but
unit.
no sound will be output by the computers
If some trouble is causing installation to fail, speakers or headphone jacks.
or installation completes but the computer
does not recognize the unit, check the Windows XP
following. 1 Shut down all applications, and open
1) USB indicator lit the Control Panel from the Start
Menu.
Is the USB indicator on the front panel
of the unit lit? If the USB indicator is not 2 Open Sounds and Audio Devices
lit, confirm that the USB cable is properly
connected. NOTE
NOTE If do not see the above item, click Sounds,
Speech, and Audio Devices and it should
Always use the included USB cable.
appear.
2) Change the USB port
3 Click the Audio tab, and set the
Since the unit might not function Default device: for Sound
properly with some USB ports, try
playback and Sound recording to
connecting to a different built-in USB
port on the computer, and reinstall the TASCAM US-800.
driver (when using Windows).

TASCAM US-800 31
10 Troubleshooting
Windows Vista and Windows 7 background, they regularly use the
1 Shut down all applications, and open computers CPU, and this burden can
the Control Panel from the Start cause sound to break up and noise to
menu. occur.
2 Open Sound. Stop wireless LAN transmission, antivirus
software and other software running in
NOTE the background when using this unit.
If the above item does not appear, click 2) Try increasing the buffer size (latency)
Hardware and Sound and it should appear. setting in the audio application that you
are using and/or in the control panel for
3 Click the Playback tab, right-click
this unit.
Speakers US-800 and click the Set
Default button. NOTE
Consult the maker of your audio application for
Mac OS X
methods to reduce its burden on your computer.
1 Shut down all applications and open
System Preferences from the Apple 3) Change the settings of your computer
menu. so that they are optimal for audio
processing.
2 Open Sound.
Windows XP
3 From the Output tab, select US-800
1 Right-click My Computer and select
Output.
Properties.
After completing the settings, restart the
2 Click the Advanced tab.
computer and check the playback sound.
3 Click Settings in the Performance
Depending on the application you are using,
section.
other device settings might also be necessary
in addition to those above. 4 On the Performance Option
In particular, since DAW (Digital Audio screen, select the Adjust for Best
Workstation) software operates using audio Performance option.

engines that are different from OS settings, Windows Vista


confirm the DAW driver settings first after
a) Turn Aero off.
installing the driver for this unit. Check the
manuals for the software that you are using 1 Right-click the desktop and select
for details about how to make these settings. Personalize
For the bundled Cubase LE 5 software, see 2 Choose Window Color and
the manual on the included Cubase LE 5 Appearance and then click Open
DVD-ROM. classic appearance properties
for more options.
The sound breaks up or there is 3 Select Windows Vista Basic or any
noise.
option other than Windows Aero.
The processing load on the computer can
cause sound to break up and noise to occur.
Some ways to reduce the load on a computer
are introduced below.
1) If a wireless LAN, antivirus software
or other software are running in the
32 TASCAM US-800
10 Troubleshooting
b) Performance settings NOTE
1 Right-click Computer and select Depending on the Mac OS version and model
Properties. these settings might not be available.
2 Click Advanced system settings.
Questions related to Cubase LE 5
3 Click the Advanced tab. Since Cubase LE 5 is a product provided by
4 Click Settings in the Performance Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, it is not
section. supported by TASCAM.
5 On the Performance Option Please use the Cubase LE 5 Help menu for
screen, select the Adjust for Best information about how to use this software.
Performance option.

Windows 7
a) Turn Aero off.
1 Right-click the desktop and select
Personalize.
2 Select any theme from among Basic
and High Contrast Themes.

b) Performance settings
1 Right-click Computer and select
Properties.
2 Click Advanced System Settings.
3 Click the Advanced tab.
4 Click Settings in the Performance
section.
5 On the Visual Effects tab
in the Performance Options
window, select Adjust for best
performance.

Mac OS X
1 Open System Preferences from the
Apple menu and select Energy Saver.
2 Click the Sleep tab.
3 Set Put the computer to sleep when
it is inactive for: to Never.

4 Set Put the display(s) to sleep


when the computer is inactive
for: to Never.

5 Click the Options tab. If a


Processor performance setting is
available, set it to Highest.
TASCAM US-800 33
11 Specifications
AD/DA audio convertor Digital input
Coaxial (DIGITAL IN)
Sampling frequency
Connector: RCA pin jack
44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz
Format: IEC 60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Quantization bit rate
24-bit
Outputs
Inputs
Analog outputs
Analog inputs Line outputs (LINE OUT L-R)
Unbalanced
Microphone inputs (MIC IN 1-6) Connectors: RCA pin jacks
Balanced
Output impedance: 200
Connectors: XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: Nominal output level: 10 dBV (0.316 Vrms)
COLD)
Maximum output level: +6 dBV (2 Vrms)
Input impedance: 2.2 k
Nominal input level: 14 dBu (0.15 Vrms) Headphones outputs (PHONES 1-2)
Minimum input level: 58 dBu (0.001 Vrms) Connectors:
Maximum input level: +2 dBu (0.98 Vrms) 3.5-mm (1/8") stereo mini phone jack
6.3-mm (1/4") stereo phone jack
Line inputs (LINE IN 3-6)
Balanced Maximum output: 49 mW + 49 mW (1 kHz,
0.1%, 32)
Connectors:
6.3-mm (1/4") TRS phone jacks (Tip: HOT,
Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND) Digital output
Input impedance: 15 k Coaxial (DIGITAL OUT)
Nominal input level: +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms) Connector: RCA pin jack
Minimum input level: 40 dBu (0.008 Vrms) Format: IEC 60958-3 (S/PDIF)
Maximum input level: +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
Instrument inputs (INST IN 1-2) Control I/O
Unbalanced
Connectors: 6.3-mm (1/4") TS phone jacks MIDI input (MIDI IN)
(Tip: HOT, Sleeve: GND) Connector: 5-PIN DIN
Input impedance: 1 M Format: standard MIDI format
Nominal input level: 13 dBV (0.22 Vrms) MIDI output (MIDI OUT)
Minimum input level: 57 dBV (0.001 Vrms) Connector: 5-PIN DIN
Maximum input level: +3 dBV (1.41 Vrms) Format: standard MIDI format
USB (USB)
Connector: 4-pin USB type B
Format: USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED (480 MHz)

34 TASCAM US-800
11 Specifications
Audio performance Macintosh
Supported operating system:
Frequency response
Mac OS X 10.6.3 or later
20 Hz-20 kHz +0.5/1.5 dB (44.1/48 kHz,
JEITA) Supported computer system:
20 Hz-40 kHz +0.5/1.5 dB (88.2/96 kHz, Apple Macintosh series equipped with a USB
JEITA) port as standard equipment
Signal-to-noise ratio CPU/clock:
98 dB or higher (LINE IN to LINE OUT with Intel processor
Gain knobs at minimum, 44.1 kHz,
Memory:
JEITA)
1 GB or more
Total harmonic distortion
0.007% or less (LINE IN to LINE OUT with
Gain knobs at minimum, JEITA) General
Power
Computer requirements TASCAM PS-P520 AC adaptor (included)
See the TASCAM website for updated AC input: 100-240 V, 1.0 A
information about OS compatibility. DC output: +5 V, 2.0 A
Power consumption
Windows 9.0 W
Supported Operating system External dimensions (W x H x D)
Windows XP 32 bit SP2 or later 262 x 41 x 152 mm (without projections)
Windows XP 64 bit SP2 or later 262 x 44 x 165 mm (with projections)
Windows Vista 32 bit SP2 or later Weight
Windows Vista 64 bit SP2 or later 800 g
Windows 7 32 bit Operating temperature range
Windows 7 64 bit 5-35 C
Supported computer system
Windows compatible computer with a USB
port (USB 2.0 is recommended)
CPU/clock:
Pentium 4 1.4 GHz or faster
AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz or faster (or
equivalent processor)
Memory:
1 GB or more

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Dimensional drawing
Kensington lock hole

152 mm
262 mm 41 mm 3 mm

13.3 mm
116 mm M4 mm screw hole (Depth: 4.0 mm max.)
108.4 mm

I llustrations in this manual may differ in part from the actual product.
Specifications and the external appearance may be changed without notification to improve
the product.

36 TASCAM US-800
USB
Block diagram

1 Standalone

USB
MIC/INST 1

2
LINE OUT
SELECT
MIC/INST 2
MONITOR

LINE L/1
3

LINE R/2
MIC/LINE 3

4 PHONES OUT
SELECT

MIC/LINE 4 LEVEL

PHONES 1
5
PHONES 2
MIC/LINE 5
DIGITAL OUT
SELECT
6

MIC/LINE 6 DIGITAL OUT

DIGITAL IN

TASCAM US-800
37
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Notes

38 TASCAM US-800
Notes

TASCAM US-800 39
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