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  • 2 Channels
  • XLR, 1/8", USB, 1/4" Connection
  • 16- /24-bit Sample Rate
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Turn Online into SHOWTIME!

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" inputs ready to accept an electric guitar or bass. Talk on, or rock on. It's up to you.

Have an effect

PON controlDesigned 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

Voice EffectsDisguise your voice, fool your fans! Perhaps the most extreme feature of the MiNiSTUDIO Creator 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 Walkie-talkie-approved Radio effect. Voice Effects: crazy, extreme and a whole lot of fun.

Become an Expert

Expert PanelIn 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.   

Make a production out of it

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.  


What's Included

MiniStudio Creator US-42
USB Cable


Product Specifications

Tascam MiniStudio Creator US-42


Sampling frequency 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96kHz
Quantization bit rate 16/24bit

Mic In


Inputs In 1-2
Connector XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), BALANCED
Input impedance 2.4k ohms
Maximum input level +7.7dBV (2.427Vrms)
Gain 45dB 

Inst In

Inputs Unbalanced in 1
Connector 6.3mm(1/4")TS-jack(T: HOT, S: GND), UNBALANCED (When set to "INST" at MIC/LINE/INST switch)
Input impedance 1M ohms
Gain 45dB

Mic In (Plug-in Power)

Mic In 3.5mm(1/8") 4-pole mini jack/3.5mm (1/8") mini jack
Input Impedance 5k ohms or more
Gain 45dB

Line In

Line In 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
Input Impedance 5k ohms or more
Maximum Input Level +7.7dBV (2.7427Vrms)

Analog Audio Outs

Line Out Stereo RCA Jacks
Out impedance 200k ohms or more
Nominal output level -10dBV (0.316Vrms)
Maximum output level +6dBV (1.995Vrms)


Connector 1/4" Stereo Phone-jack/3.5mm (1/8") 4-pole mini jack/3.5 mm (1/8") Stereo mini jack
Maximum output level 15mW+15mW above
(Less than THD+NO.1%, 32Ω loaded)

Control Input/Output

USB USB B-type 4-pin
Format USB2.0 High Speed (480MHz)
DC IN 5V USB Micro B type

Audio Performance

44.1k/48kHz 20Hz to 20kHz 0/-1dB (LINE OUT)
88.2k/96kHZ 20Hz to 40kHz 0/-1dB (LINE OUT)
EIN Less than -120dBu
(150 ohm terminated, volume max)
S/N ratio 100dB or more (MIC IN to LINE OUT, volume min, JEITA)
Crosstalk 95dB or more (MIC IN to LINE OUT, 1kHz, JEITA)

Windows Requirements

Compatible computers Windows-compatible computer with USB 2.0 port
CPU type/speed Dual core/2 GHz or faster (x86)
Memory 2GB or more

Macintosh Requirements

Compatible computers Apple MacOS computer with USB 2.0 port
CPU type/speed Dual core/2 GHz or faster
Memory 2GB or more
Driver Core Audio

iOS Requirements

OS iOS 7 or later


Power (when connected to PC) USB bus-power
Power (when connected to an iOS device) USB power adapter, External battery pack, TASCAM BP-6AA
Power consumption 1.5W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 200 x 40 x 130 mm (7.87 x 1.57 x 5.11")
Weight 500g (1.1 lbs)
Operating temperature 5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)


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