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Average Score:3.4( 3.4/5 based on 7 reviews )
 3 reviews43 %
 1 user review14 %
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Weeky12/30/2010

Weeky's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Can do better!"

Tascam US-144
I chose this card because of price, its possibilities (Input / Output
audio / midi) and brand TASCAM which for me so far was a good reference (I have used and worn several Portastudio)
My desire was to bypass the sound card on my PC that I found mediocre
and there, indeed, there is no contest: it nikel! There

UTILIZATION

abien comes with a CUBASE but I did not even installed using MAGIX STUDIO for several years.
The problems there are many: At the start the card is not always recognized. It should therefore restart the PC and MAGIX once or twice.
The latency is unfortunately too large and MIDI. I do not see how to reduce it, but hey I work more than MIDI audio.
Finally there are many more entries but you must disconnect the line input to connect the microphone or the guitar ... You can not say it simple / practical.


GETTING STARTED

Installation is quick, no problems (except that you download the latest driver from TASCAM) and the manual is clear and sufficient.

OVERALL OPINION

Jr used for over a month and I am relatively satisfied until small problems aside. I think for the price, TASCAM could have done better but this little box (which ultimately is bigger than I thought) seems solid. What I like most is the headphones (you can quickly switch to the headphone speakers using a potentiometer and it's comfortable!)
In summary, I would say it is a value from TASCAM moyen.Et I am a little disappointed.
lairlair02/15/2010

lairlair's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good investment"

Tascam US-144
Two main features have motivated my choice: Both XLR left and right, and price.
I really wanted this connector to connect my computer to my mixer (t.mix mix 1204FX).
Pros: comes with Cubase, you can switch to mono: practice, separate headphone output of the main ... what else? There are also MIDI inputs and outputs and S / PDIF, I do not use yet.
I tested it with a sound recording on an amp.
My computer is an "old" laptop for 2004 with 512 MB of RAM and an AMD Athlon 64, Windows XP SP3 ... It quickly outdated it all!

UTILIZATION

I used to catch any sound and also to listen to music with good quality.
This interface is stable. I get a latency of 4ms to recording with Cubase, it's really good!
I have not tested more than one track, since my mixer handles the tracks ...
on the other hand, there are problems reading, including listening to music, sounds parasites are grafted. In detail: a kind of cicada noise comes into fade in the left speaker and right speaker wins and it's getting harder and harder ... It's unbearable. Then after 30 seconds to 1 minute, it restarts as it came. I have this kind of problem every 30 minutes at worst, at best every hour. And then the little crackles occur too, but it's not so embarrassing to read. So I tried to install new drivers, and there the interface does not work anymore ... Too bad we return to the old walking.
For video games, it's hard. It is interspersed with silence is not good, the interface does not follow.
In short, it is mainly for recording, it's good, that's what counts for me.

Edit: After going to a computer later, and especially more efficient, I no longer meets any of the problems cited earlier. The reading is perfect. For that I use is excellent.

GETTING STARTED

No problem installing. Cubase on I struggled a bit to get the right inputs / outputs to finally have sound. But when you find the stuff that no longer poses any problem. Easy to use, really, although I'm not into the details yet.
The manual is really not much. He informs us that if the CD abyss, we can no longer use it - that's the info -. It's a good sign when a book is useless.
I put 8 because of problems cited above.

OVERALL OPINION

Glad to have this external audio interface. It is impressive enough, at least it covers my needs. The only downside: the problems in reading that spoil everything. I procrastinated a lot and read many reviews of different interfaces on Audiofanzine. I think the interfaces in this price range all pose varying degrees of problems with compatibility with the PC. So I am not deceived. For this price, I think it's a pretty good investment anyway. I have no basis for comparison, so I do not know at all if my choice was wise.

Edit: After investing in a new computer, I no longer have the slightest problem. All my grades go up by one point. I do not put as much as I can not compare to anything else.
bbros104/29/2008

bbros1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam US-144
Nikel

UTILIZATION

Nikel

GETTING STARTED

Perfect for my needs

OVERALL OPINION

This little machine has saved my life to take over my sound card that does more HS I connect my mixer from time to time to use a computer in the evening has always can be practice at the mp3 .. Anyway I am very happy.
frbaro11/16/2007

frbaro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam US-144
I have a Tascam US 144 for 3 months, I use it to retrieve only the sounds of Cubase SX Giga (in numrique). And yes, I have two PCs, there is one that manages Cubase and the other works as a sampler (a bit expensive as a sampler). Cubase SX works with ASIO and GSIF driver with Giga! It would be too easy if it worked ...
I am not happy at all because the US-144 Giga outside, it is (my knowledge) impossible to grate the inputs and outputs with the control panel of this damn card. In short, she has seen from the outside a lot of strength, but the Interiura the software does not follow at all! I / O are modifiable with Gigal!
So no question of a small recording the SPDIF input on SoundForge7 example!

UTILIZATION

I have a Tascam US 144 for 3 months, I use it to retrieve only the sounds of Cubase SX Giga (in numrique). And yes, I have two PCs, there is one that manages Cubase and the other works as a sampler (a bit expensive as a sampler). Cubase SX works with ASIO and GSIF driver with Giga! It would be too easy if it worked ...
I am not happy at all because the US-144 Giga outside, it is (my knowledge) impossible to grate the inputs and outputs with the control panel of this damn card. In short, she has seen from the outside a lot of strength, but the Interiura the software does not follow at all! I / O are modifiable with Gigal!
So no question of a small recording the SPDIF input on SoundForge7 example!

GETTING STARTED

I have a Tascam US 144 for 3 months, I use it to retrieve only the sounds of Cubase SX Giga (in numrique). And yes, I have two PCs, there is one that manages Cubase and the other works as a sampler (a bit expensive as a sampler). Cubase SX works with ASIO and GSIF driver with Giga! It would be too easy if it worked ...
I am not happy at all because the US-144 Giga outside, it is (my knowledge) impossible to grate the inputs and outputs with the control panel of this damn card. In short, she has seen from the outside a lot of strength, but the Interiura the software does not follow at all! I / O are modifiable with Gigal!
So no question of a small recording the SPDIF input on SoundForge7 example!

OVERALL OPINION

I have a Tascam US 144 for 3 months, I use it to retrieve only the sounds of Cubase SX Giga (in numrique). And yes, I have two PCs, there is one that manages Cubase and the other works as a sampler (a bit expensive as a sampler). Cubase SX works with ASIO and GSIF driver with Giga! It would be too easy if it worked ...
I am not happy at all because the US-144 Giga outside, it is (my knowledge) impossible to grate the inputs and outputs with the control panel of this damn card. In short, she has seen from the outside a lot of strength, but the Interiura the software does not follow at all! I / O are modifiable with Gigal!
So no question of a small recording the SPDIF input on SoundForge7 example!
oli_dewulf06/13/2007

oli_dewulf's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam US-144
This little jewels that I do not use it again at fair value, provides a lot of things ... for a price much thinner (sound card + USB Cubase LE (complete) + USB cable (and yes it's wrong tjs self) + GigaStudio)!

Level recording quality and latency, and tt ca, I have wanted me dir jy know anything but I have no complaints => no désagremment (now up to you to set up a configuration that holds up well)

UTILIZATION

At installation although it took plug and unplug and reconnect the card s install in 3 minutes flat and I knew nothing in cubase but within 30 minutes after installing I register my first compo!

GETTING STARTED

It is ideal for those who like me little musician garage and wants to try to put some songs fit for a reasonable price without having any other investment required to do ... (which in my case a multi- ca is not too bad (battery)!

In fact, you can record 4 tracks simultaneously (small hic! Qd mm 4 tracks yes, but two guitar mic and 2 for example, unfortunately, not two guitars, a bass and a microphone finally just what that track is a multi tjs average quibble ...)
This little snag is not a given that eventually all good record registers track by track ... (of course remains the problem of the battery m'enfin ..)
)

OVERALL OPINION

So here in all I'm really happy with my new acquisition.

If you want info on a + or anything j am at your disposal:

oli_dewulf@hotmail.com

(I am a computer and not a pro in DC I will help you according to my ability!)
Djbisar03/14/2007

Djbisar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam US-144
It is mainly the price, I admit not having much canvassed before buying this sound card.

I would put 8 because despite the flaws I will mention afterwards it is very convenient to live the example

UTILIZATION

The installation is rather Bisara, in fact I do not understand exactly why we must reconnect the USB disconnect 2 times this sound card. now I signal another problem:

A few days ago, my sound card has to start messing around, I had cut one to two seconds every 2 minutes. Unbearable to watch a movie for example, or to make music. I think it would be a virus so I reformatted 1 hour and a half ago. when reinstalling the drivers, after connecting, reconnecting disconnected my card, my computer gives me a warm boot very worrying.

Edit: I finally understood the problem, it is a conflict between a bad drivers I installed for the onboard sound card of my motherboard, it says it's more like violent conflict.

GETTING STARTED

The only application that is used relatively successfully for this sound card is Cubase.
synchronization noon is lamentable and shifts the preamps are pretty bad.

something else I have two friends who have made the same purchase as I do. we all had a hardware problem with the sound card began with a preamp that has dropped on the XLR mic input right. I have a problem with the LED light level as soon as it produces a click. ie as soon as I exceed a level with the entry when recording I have a clip. I would do no such purchase

OVERALL OPINION

+ Very convenient to adjust
+ Not too expensive

-Quality materials
I have this sound card for 6 months and this is the first external sound card I buy. I, however, access to well equipped studios and know fairly well what kind of product. so I think my opinion is reliable. I would do not elect
gilogic01/13/2007

gilogic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam US-144
I use Apple computers (PowerMac G4 Mirror mono 1.25Go, 1.5GB RAM, iBook 1GB, Logic Pro 7, Garage Band).
OSX Tiger 10.4.8, latest drivers.
I already have the Tascam US-122 which I'm very happy, I thought the new version (US-144) with USB2 would be even better.

UTILIZATION

No particular problem for installation.

GETTING STARTED

Drivers for OSX are devastating, often picks up the card in use, sometimes it is not recognized at boot.
Despite the support of the USB2, the software latency is more important than the Tascam US-122 in USB1 yet.
US-144 card does not work with buffer sizes small yet supported by the previous model.
In short, I think the driver for OSX is responsible for this poor performance.
I have not tried the card on PC.
It's strange, once again the previous model (US-122) works perfectly, I had advised a large number of people who are very satisfied.
on the other hand, after testing the US-114 on several configurations Mac (G4, iBook, iMac Intel), I confirm that the card has shortcomings and that the stability of the driver is not at the rendezvous.

OVERALL OPINION

On paper the features of this card and its value is excellent, shame on OSX, performance is not up to the previous model. Hopefully the updated driver will solve these problems.