Tascam US-42B MiNiSTUDIO Creator USB Audio Interface

SKU: TASCM-US42B Category:
Brand: Tascam

  • Support for high-resolution recording formats up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • Supports Windows (ASIO/WDM) and Mac (Core Audio)
  • USB2.0 computer connection


The TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO Creator US-42B is your personal production and online broadcast studio. Featuring a professional quality audio interface and a number of unique real-time effects, the MINISTUDIO Creator delivers everything you need to become the next internet sensation. At the heart of every Podcast, broadcast and YouTube video lies the desire to communicate. And more often than not, this communication takes the form of the human voice…and TASCAM knows a thing or two about recording the human voice. Central to the MiNiSTUDIO Creator are a pair of XLR/combo connectors and dual HDDA mic preamps. These studio-quality mic pres, coupled with built-in phantom power allow you to quickly and easily connect your favorite dynamic or conderser microphones and get the conversation started. Under the hood, the MiNiSTUDIO Creator also features dual 4-band parametric EQ, adjustable on-board compression and a digital reverb effect with a convenient front panel depth control. And just in case you’d like to add a bit of music to the mix the MiNiSTUDIO Creator features two Hi-z 1/4” inputs ready to accept an electric guitar or bass. Talk on, or rock on. It’s up to you.

Key Features

  • Support for high-resolution recording formats up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • Supports Windows (ASIO/WDM) and Mac (Core Audio)
  • USB2.0 computer connection
  • Compliant with USB Audio 2.0
  • Can be connected to an iOS device using an Apple Lightning-USB camera adapter (sold separately).
  • USB bus power operation supported when connected to a computer
  • Operation confirmed with major DAW software, including Sonar, ProTools, Cubase, Live, Studio One and GarageBand
  • Operation confirmed with major streaming and calling software
  • 2 HDDA (High-Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps
  • XLR/TRS input jacks support balanced input and can provide +48V phantom power
  • Mini jack mic input (MIC 1)
  • Supports connection of 4-pole earphone with mic
  • Stereo mini jack AUX input that can be used to connect portable audio players and game devices
  • Built-in omnidirectional condenser mic
  • Support for low-level dynamic mic input signals
  • DSP effects (equalizer, compressor and reverb)
  • Input monitoring function allows input sounds to always be heard before they are transmitted
  • Stereo analog RCA output jacks suitable for connection to powered monitors
  • 3 PON trigger pads that are self-lighting and velocity-sensitive
  • REVERB knob that can be used to adjust the amount of reverb
  • Voice effect on/off button
  • ON AIR button that starts transmission to the computer
  • Stereo mini jack headphone output
  • 1/4” headphone output
  • Separate controls for line and headphone output volumes
  • BROADCAST/CREATOR mode switch

Technical Specifications

Sampling frequency
44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k Hz
Quantization bit rate
Analog audio inputs
Connectors (Balanced)
XLR-3-31 / 1/4” (6.3mm) TRS Phone Combo jack x 2
(1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD), (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND)
Input impedance
VOLUME knob at MAX
-65dBu (0.0004Vrms)
VOLUME knob at MIN
-20dBu (0.0775Vrms)
Gain range
MIC IN (Front Panel)
Connectors (with plug-in power)
1/8” (3.5mm) 4-pole Mini jack (for headset) x 1
1/8” (3.5mm) Mini jack x 1
Input impedance
5kΩ or more
Gain range
Built-in mic
Omnidirectional Condenser Mic
Gain range
Instrument inputs
Connector (Unbalanced)
1/4” (6.3mm) TS Phone jack x 2
(T: HOT, S: GND)
Input impedance
1MΩ or more
Gain range
External input
1/8” (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack x 1
Input impedance
5kΩ or more
Maximum input level (VOLUME knob at MIN)
+7.7dBV (2.427Vrms)
Analog audio outputs
RCA Pin jacks x 1 pair
Output impedance
200Ω or more
Nominal output level
-10dBV (0.316Vrms)
Maximum output level
+6dBV (1.995Vrms)
1/4” (6.3mm) Stereo Phone jack x 1
1/8” (3.5mm) 4-pole Mini jack (for headset) x 1
1/8” (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack x 1
Maximum output level
15mW + 15mW or more (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32Ω load)
Control I/O
USB B-type x1
USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbps)
USB Micro B type x 1
Supported audio drivers
Core Audio
iOS device
Core Audio for iPhone
Used with a computer
USB bus power
Used with an iOS device
USB power adapter (that can supply 5 V and a current of at least 700 mA) *1
External battery pack (that can supply 5 V and a current of at least 700 mA) *2
Power consumption
Dimensions (WxHxD)
5.9” x 1.57” x 5.1” / 150 x 40 x 130 mm  7.87” x 1.57” x 5.1” / 200 x 40 x 130 mm
0.84 lbs. / 382 g
1.1 lbs. / 500 g
Operating temperature range
41˚F to 95˚F / 5˚C to 35˚C
Included items
USB cable, Owner’s manual (with warranty)

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