NAMM 2012 PRESS RELEASE: Tascam’s iU2 is a premium sound quality audio interface for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It includes all of the features of Tascam’s best-selling USB audio interfaces, including a pair of great-sounding microphone inputs.
The XLR inputs have phantom power for use with high-quality condenser microphones. These feed an onboard microphone preamp and A/D converter for better sound performance than those built into iPhone and iPad – true stereo recording with low noise and less tendency to distort. The inputs also accept line-level signals or you can plug a guitar or bass directly into your device.
In addition to compatibility with iOS devices, the iU2 also works with Mac and Windows computers. A zero-latency monitoring path enables musicians to hear themselves directly through the unit, without any distracting delay. MIDI in and out are provided to interface with synths and drum machines, and a digital output connects to digital mixers or recorders. [read]