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Tascam iXR USB Audio MIDI Interface for iOS/Mac/Win

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Music. There’s an app for that.

he iXR is a full featured iPhone/iPad/Mac/PC audio interface featuring direct connection to iPhone and iPad via the Lightning Connector, dual microphone preamps, MIDI in and out and balanced stereo outputs. Thinner than any other XLR-equipped audio interface on the market, this backpack-approved powerhouse unleashes the true potential of your smartphone or tablet.

The iPad takes center stage

Taking full advantage of the multi-touch screen and the built-in accelerometer, iOS app developers are constantly creating revolutionary musical instruments that marry gesture and sound generation like never before. And with the TASCAM iXR, these instruments can finally explore their full potential. No longer does the iPad wielding soloist need to rely on mini-plugs and adapters; the iXR makes a direct digital connection via the lightning port and uses professional quality digital to analog converters and balanced output to deliver a clean, clear signal to the recording or live sound engineer.

A recording studio at your fingertips

iXR for RecordingWhether you’re using a simple recording app like Garage Band, or working with a full-featured DAW, the TASCAM iXR can turn any location into a professional recording space. Sporting dual XLR ¼” Combo jacks and TASCAM’s unique HDDA microphone preamps, iXR allows you to easily connect any guitar, bass, keyboard or studio microphone with stellar results, which seamlessly combine with virtual instruments performed by your iPhone or iPad. Add in latency-free monitoring, a powerful headphone amp and balanced stereo outputs and you have a truly pro-quality recording rig that can easily fit into any messenger bag or backpack. And when you get home, iXR connects directly to your Mac or PC to deliver the quality and reliability that you’ve come to expect from a TASCAM audio interface.

It’s all about your jam

iXR is the life of the partyTurn any room into a personal Karaoke club with the TASCAM iXR. With over 100 Karaoke apps and thousands of songs available, the iPad is the perfect sing-along band leader. And with iXR, you’ll be up and crooning in moments. Plug in your microphones, connect your iPad and stereo output to your PA or speaker system and you are good to go. All that’s left to do is to pick out your favorite song and get ready to start signing autographs.

Everything you need

The iXR includes a free license for Cubasis LE, a full-featured multitrack recording system for your iPad. Record vocals, play with software synthesizers, and mix with plug-in effects for a complete production all from your tablet. When you’re ready to take your production to the next level, the iXR also includes Cubase LE for MacOS and Windows.

Audio interface functions

  • Support for high-resolution recording formats up to 24-bit/96kHz
  • MFi certified and direct connection with iOS devices supported
  • Supports Windows (ASIO/WDM) and Mac (Core Audio)
  • USB 2.0 computer connection
  • Compliant with USB audio 2.0
  • Bus power operation supported when connected to a computer
  • Support for multiple power sources (TASCAM PS-P520E AC adapter, TASCAM BP-6AA external battery, Apple AC adapter, mobile battery with microUSB output)
  • Operation confirmed with major DAW software (Sonar, ProTools, Cubase, Live, Studio One and GarageBand)

Hardware functions

  • 2 Ultra-HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps
  • Balanced XLR/TRS input jacks that can provide +48V phantom power
  • Supports direct guitar input
  • Input level specifications boast a 57dB range that supports dynamic mic input
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring function
  • 2 balanced analog TRS output jacks suitable for connection to powered monitors
  • Headphone output mini jack
  • Separate controls for line and headphone output volumes
  • MIDI input and output enable connection with keyboards and other MIDI devices

Software functions

  • Direct monitoring MONO/STEREO switching
  • LINE OUT output signal selection (Monitor/Computer)
  • Input mute function can eliminate noise from unused channels

Other functions

  • Solid aluminum body
  • Guards that protect knobs during transportation
  • License included to remove restrictions from Steinberg Cubasis LE demo version
  • Steinberg Cubase LE 8 license card included
  • Product compliant with RoHS

Spec description

Sampling frequency 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k Hz
Quantization bit rate 16 / 24-bit
Analog audio inputs
Connector XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD) × 2
Input Impendance 2.2kΩ
Standard input level
GAIN MAX –65dBu (0.0004Vrms)
GAIN MIN –8dBu (0.3090Vrms)
Maximum input level +8dBu(1.9467Vrms)
Gain range 57dB
Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TS Phone jack (T: HOT, S: GND) × 2
Input Impendance 1MΩ or greater
Standard input level
GAIN MAX –63dBV (0.0007Vrms)
GAIN MIN –6dBV (0.5015Vrms)
Maximum input level +10dBV (3.162Vrms)
Gain range 57dB
Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND) × 2
Input Impendance 10kΩ
Standard input level
GAIN MAX –53dBu (0.0017Vrms)
GAIN MIN +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
Maximum input level +20dBu (7.75Vrms)
Gain range 57dB
Analog audio outputs
Connector 1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS Phone jack (T: HOT, R: COLD, S: GND) × 2
Output impedance 110Ω
Standard output level –4dBu (1.273Vrms)
Maximum input level +20dBu (7.75Vrms)
Connector 1/8″ (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack × 1
Maximum output level 18mW + 18mW or more (32Ω loaded, THD+N:less than 0.1?)
Connector DIN 5-pin × 2
Format Standard MIDI format
PC/Power port
Connector USB B type 4-pin × 1
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED (480Mbps)
Power port (for iOS device connection)
Connector USB A type × 1
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED (480Mbps)
Supported drivers
Windows ASIO2.0 , WDM, MIDI
Mac Core Audio, Core MIDI
iOS Core Audio for iPhone
When connected to a computer USB bus powered
When connected to an iOS device USB power adapter (that can supply at least 5 V and 700mA current),
Mobile battery (that can supply at least 5 V and 700mA current),
Power consumption 2.5W
Dimensions (W×H×D) 8.3″ × 1.4″ × 5.5″ / 210 × 35.3 × 140.7 mm
Weight 1.46 lbs. / 660 g
Operating temperature 41?F to 95?F / 5?C to 35?C
Accessories USB cable, Steinberg Cubase LE installation guide, Owner’s manual (including warranty card)


Audio performance

Frequency response
at 44.1k / 48k Hz
20kHz: +0dB/–0.1dB (JEITA)
Headphone out 20Hz: +0dB/–0.4dB (JEITA)
20kHz: +0dB/–0.5dB (JEITA)
at 88.2k / 96k Hz
40kHz: +0dB/–0.25dB (JEITA)
Headphone out 20Hz: +0dB/–0.4dB (JEITA)
40kHz: +0dB/–2.0dB (JEITA)
Distortion 0.0025% or less (MIC/LINE IN to LINE OUT, 1kHz sine wave, nominal input level, maximum output level, JEITA)
S/N ratio 101dB or more (MIC/LINE IN to LINE OUT, GAIN at MIN, JEITA)
Crosstalk 95dB or more (MIC/LINE IN to LINE OUT, 1kHz, JEITA)
Mic amp EIN (equivalent input noise) –125dBu or more (150Ω termination, gain knob at MAX)

Supported OS’


Windows 10 (May 2019 Update) , Windows 8.1 , Windows 7


macOS Catalina New , macOS Mojave , macOS High Sierra (10.13) , macOS Sierra‎ (10.12) , OS X El Capitan (10.11) , OS X Yosemite (10.10) , OS X Mavericks (10.9) , OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)


iPadOS New , iOS 13 New , iOS 12 , iOS 11 , iOS 10 , iOS 9 , iOS 8

Additional information
Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 14 × 21 × 3 cm


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