The TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO Creator US-42 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.
Something to say? Something to play?
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&qout; inputs ready to accept an electric guitar or bass. Talk on, or rock on. It's up to you.
Have an effect
Designed to bring an extra dimension to your podcasts and live streaming, the TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO features three assignable PON sound effect buttons. Use the included bell, buzzer and applause effects or apply your own .wav or .mp3 files for a completely customized experience. You can also set each velocity sensitive PON button to act as a one-shot sound effect, to only play while you press or to loop as long as you hold the button down. Why should the morning DJ's have all the fun?
Find your voice
Diguise your voice, fool your fans! Perhaps the most extreme feature of the MiNiSTUDIO Personal is the Voice Effects option. Simply pressing this innocent little button will instantly transform your voice in any one of a number of amazing and amusing ways. Pitch your voice up into cartoon mouse territory or pitch it down like you've joined the Dark Side. Add a spacey Echo, wobbly Chopper or go old school with the Walki-talkie-approved Radio effect. Voice Effects: crazy, wacky and a whole lot of fun.
Make a production out of it
In addition to the default Easy mode of the TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO software panel is an Expert mode that can be accessed by selecting the tab along the top of the window. This exposes a more comprehensive set of controls that enable you to fine tune EQ, compression and reverb settings as well as customize the behavior of the PON sound effect buttons and the various Voice Effect options. Don't be fooled by the friendly face of the MiNiSTUDIO - underneath the shiny exterior lies a truly professional tool that proudly carries the TASCAM name.
Unique to the MiNiSTUDIO Creator is a powerful Creator / Broadcast selector switch on the front panel of the device. When set to Broadcast mode, the audience will hear exactly what you hear as all audio generated my the MiNiSTUDIO and/or your computer will be mixed together in a single stereo stream. Talk, play guitar, play games or play MP3 files. If you hear it, they hear it. But flick the switch to Creator and you're in full production mode.
When set to Creator, the MiNiSTUDIO transforms into a professionally specced two-channel USB Audio Interface. Perfectly suited for any DAW or video editing software, the combination of dual HDDA mic preamps, Hi-z inputs, EQ, compression and reverb deliver a powerful and flexible front end for any media production task.
Audio interface functions
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
Dedicated software has EASY and EXPERT tabs
Audio files can be assigned to PON trigger pads by dragging and dropping
Velocity can be turned on/off for PON trigger pads
PON trigger pad volume adjustment
PON trigger pad repeat ON/OFF
PON trigger pad fade in/out setting
PON trigger pad start time setting
4 sound presets with equalizer and compressor settings
5 voice effect presets
Voice effect parameter adjustment
5 reverb presets
Reverb type and parameter setting (HALL/ROOM/LIVE/STUDIO/PLATE)
Buffer size setting (64/128/256/512/1024) function (Windows only)
Mic input MONO/STEREO switching (MONO in BROADCAST mode, STEREO in CREATOR mode)
Transmitted signal MONO/STEREO switching
ASIO ON/OFF switch that allows mic audio to be transmitted after effect processing (Windows only)
Loopback function that mixes computer audio with transmitted audio (automatically OFF in CREATOR mode
PC Audio Out (PC output sound) and Master Out (audio transmitted to PC) volume adjustment
Lightweight design convenient for mobile use
2 strap attachment points allow commercially-available camera straps to be attached
Product compliant with RoHS
* Restrictions when connecting iOS devices
PON trigger pads do not function.
Effect type settings cannot be changed.
External power supply is necessary.
This unit will not provide power to the iOS device.
You will need an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately) for connection.
Resolution and Sample Rate
Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz
Windows (ASIO/WDM), Mac (Core Audio)
Yes, with Apple Lightning-USB camera adapter (available separately)
Equalizer, compressor, reverb, and voice effects
3x (triggers on-board sounds: Yes chime, No buzzer, and Applause), user-assignable via included software
USB bus powered
2 x XLR / 1/4" TRS input 1 x 3.5 mm input 1 x 3.5 mm stereo auxiliary input
2 x RCA outputs 1 x 1/4" stereo headphone output 1 x 3.5 mm stereo headphone output