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e-bou 01/27/2009

Tascam US-1641 : e-bou's user review


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- What technical specifications motivated your choice?

Essentially the number of entries. Rptition in the number of recovery is adapted from a battery 2 songs + 2 guitars + bass

- For what purpose?

Two different uses: home studio use for which a quantity of other models would make the same service, and multitrack recording rptitions simultaneous and such use is the only in this price range.

- What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?

I work on a mac and it works perfectly. That's why I DPOS opinion. It is a mac laptop of quality bought two years ago, not a box of race, 60 gigabytes hard drive, 1 gigabyte of memory, OS 10.4

- Which instruments or Systmes (console, prampli, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? ...

I only use this sound card connects to the mac, and auxiliary outputs for monitoring. The amps are input online, microphones faade.


- Installation is it without problem?

No worries for the pilot, it's pretty hard to Cubase when you do not possde English well, due to obtaining the license online. APRS works well.

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?

No indeed, but it must renounce use this card with Garage Band. It's a shame because it is a simple software trs CASC and fast recording work. Is your exact mesh pops and crackles, and latency is dramatic. These problems are not the product ds because they do not exist with Cubase LE.

- The configuration gnrale is easy?

Everything is set up in cubase, the pilot is a Tascam dpouillement cistercien.Une time input in this soft, does not pose a problem.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

There is a tiny booklet provided in many languages, but more than enough, because the same card in it does not Submitted difficulty of use. The problems facing the opening cubase beginners. It is software that takes time discovering. Paper documentation of Cubase would not be too many.


- The drivers are stable?

For now, I had no problem of stability.

- Are they often put day?

The MODEL is rcent, yet it Yadji of updates possible depending on platforms. To be continued.

- What software do you use most often?

In Music, I used plutt Audacity, Garage Band, Acid. I go for this in Cubase.

- What you get lag?

I use that hardware with Cubase and I record without realizing anything. I ask no more.

- How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? ...

I have not had the opportunity to attempt to register any time, as the drummer with a battery electronic BPS, but six tracks, all is well.


- How long have you use it?

Two weeks rcent So, I will then refine my thinking.

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

The best: the button mix is ​​excellent, playing with the mix and the monitor, I beeps in the song by the latency-free monitoring and carefree. It simplifies the installation (wiring, handling ...). I also like the ten entries in faade. This is important for a card rack. The sound is excellent.

The least: The map srieuse and robust, except potentiomtres are toys. The buttons are tiny plastic trs end, they offer no Resistors rotation, and potentiomtres fixs appear on the rubber so the joining with the card is flexible. When you're used Boss or Mesa Boogie, it seems that the slightest shock can bend or break them. Moreover, as they are quite prominent, it m'apparat almost essential to acquire a rack for being protected, or carry in his bote systmatiquement cardboard, which all do fawn will not last for years. I do not like either the potentiomtres groups on the right, I have them in prfr vis vis the respective inputs. Input XLR / Jack t would also help. But it is a dtail.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

Saffire LE: A good map, but essentially turns to the home studio. MODEL This suited me more.

- How do you report qualitprix?

Say that competition does not exist as a map for 16 tracks in this price range, the question does not arise.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

Yes, hsiter in the current state of the market. If, against Tascam parallle had an identical card "pro" version, with real potentiomtres solid, well placed, and between handsets Jack / XLR equipped with individual phantom power, I ' prfr would have the choice, even dpenser a little more.