Please help me understand why Tascam has not offered a driver that would allow the user to disable the audio I/O And allow the user to use the US-428 or 224 as a surface controller only. That would make A good idea the best. and for the money It would as good or better deal than the higher priced controller offered by JL Copper/ cs-32 or even the3800 controller. I built a new computer a intel P-4 and upgraded to Win XP Pro and the 428 went south on untill I found a driver on the (not tascam) I think it was www.mix.com. I now have a ECHO GINA 24/96 and I love the sound But now I am back to mousing my mix. And really missing wonderful surface control of the US-428. When I tried to use both of them all hell broke loose . please Help me get them to work togather Thank You Very Much . firstname.lastname@example.org
Once it was setup and tweaked it was easy and the manual could have given more information
Tascam is known for their robust transports and pro audio and the us-428 fell off that same tree
The sound was great once I found a driver that worked with Win XP-Pro
even though I now use the echo gina 24/96 I still have my 428 out in plain view pray that Someone offers a new driver allows me to use my 428 as a surface controller only in my home studio. and as the full deal audio card for the laptop system that I hope to have soon. Yea your right I Do want the best of both worlds, please help email@example.com
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Posted by: Unknown ( 4-, 2003)
I think if the sliders were automated that would be a great feature , i also wish the mute/solo tracks would have more of a studio feel (i mean click solo, and the track stays solo until you click it again) with the tascam you must hold the solo/mute buttons to make this happen..this can be tedious if your trying to do a few tracks at a time, its also missing a pan option on all 8 tracks that was really disappointing
Set up was a bit hard.. the drivers that came with the piece originally were not compatiable with win XP but updated drivers are available at www.tascam.com you just gotta dig around abit to find em...without the drivers the us-428 is a paperweight its horrible at straight audio routing (but of course its not designed for that either) but after a few sessions with it its a must have.
The name TASCAM speaks for itself the quality of the piece is top notch for what it is..i have even dropped mine (on accident in a studio move) and she still kickin..
The overall sound quality is good EXCEPT that theres is a hollow feedback sound when you use the line/mic inputs it takes a bit of tweaking to get your mic sounding right or what ever you route through 1 of the four 1/4" line/mic inputs. i use a art preamp with a AGK mic and it took a mic setting session to get it set up properly for sound, as far as MIDI goes its top notch the us-428 has midi in/out 1 and 2 which makes it ideal if your controlling a few things.
yup i love it..its the hub of my little studio.
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Posted by: SInister_Keys ( 6-, 2005)
Add nothing compared to the previous ones opinion, except that I wonder if the faders are solid trs (no problem until today, but they do not inspire me one fMeasure confidence).
I would add two things what has been said my little friends dj.
The US 428 has 4 banks of 8 faders. A handy feature when switching from one bank to another, can neutralize the faders, the time to reposition (console mmorise the position of the faders for each bank).
I regret that there are as few pots, even with four bank Controller.
For the dynamics of audio outputs, my only point of comparison silent the sound card's internal Mac. The there's no photo, it's much better.
This is my first purchase in this way. Previously, I had no Controller noon, or audio (other than the Mac, so much to say not much) or midi interface. I do not use dernire functionality (for now), but the other 2 run full capacity. For a home studio rcemment IDAL is constitutional because it combined economic and efficient.
The box is pretty sduisant has it on, control surface + sound card + midi interface is a strong 32in/32out.
We can do things with.
Dja P400Mhz with 128MB of memory and can be already well advanced, a trial of 1G seems to be the threshold for a minimum of comfort. She seems better now run on Mac and PC (the USB audio is not top on the PC.
A phantom power supply and micro prampli ncessaires see are indispensable.
Installation can be gallre or heaven, sometimes it works sometimes it's heavy on its own.
The first Via chipset seem to be a problem, but the depui versio 2 is OK, for against the ACPI can cause trouble (interruption of the audio stream), but it's all typical USB audio card.
On the Mac, plug in and put yaka drivers.
It can dir the US-428 is a simplicity of thunder, the manual is clear enough (compared to pssibilitsdcrites) and Tascam does not have info on Avard product.
But the Service is of the sort, you've bought dbrouilles you.
on this, I recommend the www.us428.fr.st Manu or find Love on the tascam forum on this site.
For the rating, I put 9 To 5 for Mac and PC 7 so average.
The use can be fantastic as the worst nightmare.
The minimum latency is 12ms, but what price, but 48ms is gnralement usable.
On the Mac, the latency can thoriated go below 8ms.
I use my Cubase VST 5 and I think it's the tendem IDAL, island can do without the mouse for hours.
The control surface is part trs trs well think, oh if the faders had motoriss t (a aurra also cost double).
The hill ranges from 0 9 according to the config and set the time pass bte.
In my case it plutt 9, but I must admit that I had difficulties to get there.
I put 8 Go because I know that sometimes gellrer (unless your on a Mac).
I've had six months, I am very glad.
Hlas the audio is not a USB to PC and my Mac is old. But DS is that it works the best.
I went through a lot of audio hardware, Creative RME and we can say that it is valid, the converter are valid (much better than a SB Audigy).
For the price it's good enough. Obviously if I could afford ....
If c'tait again, I would take just a Mac (j'espre you understand me?).
In résumé is a good product with no real competitor and you can make trs trs own models.