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Track Pack X2 - US-122mkII Interface / TM-78 Microphone / Cubase LE4 software bundle

This model has been discontinued.


What is it?

Here are some commonly-used terms for computer music recording:

Condenser mic A type of microphone that uses an electrically-charged capacitor to capture sound with sensitivity and detail, like the included TM-78
DAW software DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation, a type of software like Cubase LE4 that allows you to record, edit and mix music or sound effects
Guitar in An input with the correct signal and impedance levels for an electric guitar or bass, or an acoustic guitar with a pickup
Interface Like a soundcard, a computer interface allows you to plug microphones, guitars and speakers into your computer using USB 2.0
Line In An input with a signal level you get from most powered devices like keyboards, CD players, or effects processors
Mic In An input with the low signal level coming out of a microphone
MIDI A control signal that can be sent to or from synthesizers, drum machines, lighting controllers or other devices. The included Cubase LE4 software can record up to 64 tracks of MIDI parts.
Monitor Mix A knob that allows you to balance the sound directly through the US-122mkII with computer playback while recording
Phantom Power Power that travels through a microphone cable to power a condenser microphone, available on either channel of the US-122mkII
Reverb The sound of a large space like a concert hall or church, one of the effects included with Cubase LE4
VST Plug-in A piece of software installed in your DAW software that adds an effect to the sound, like a guitar pedal in software. Cubase LE4 software includes VST plug-ins and you can add more.
XLR The type of large 3-pin cable used with professional microphones. The female (three hole) end attaches to the microphone and the male (three pin) side connects to the US-144. One XLR cable is included in the Track Pack X2
24-bit Like a camera with higher megapixels, 24-bit resolution gives you more detail to your recordings
96kHz sampling A high rate of recording - over double the rate of CDs - that captures sound with lower distortion. The US-122mkII can record at 96k for audiophile-quality performance.