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US-144 noise Hi, i bought a new Tascam US-144 few months ago and it has a strange noise on the background. It started on the INPUR R when I plugged in my acustic guitar, but now I can hear it all the time even if i don't have anything plugged to it. I bought it to record but I can't do it without the noice. Is there a way to solve the problem? I am running on a Dell Latitude D600. Hope you can help E.

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Re: US-144 noise


Usually Noise comes from distortion such as Electricity (50-60Hz), Main reason audio input cables might have shielding problem. Make sure cable is connected well and shield is not destroyed. You can understand it when you unplug the input connection and use the Computer volume by playing a digital media. If distortion persists contact to TASCAM @+1-323-727-7617

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I get no response from my Tascam US-144 and windows 7.

Go to program,look for tascam folder and adjust channel 1&2 to analog.This should make your music program work fine.And then do research on both analog and digital recording.
-William Marcelin

Apr 09, 2010 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

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Im getting static in the background

Try muting all input sources that you do not need: line-in, mic, etc.

You can also try the card in a different slot. Some slots are closer to devices in the case that can cause noise.

Dec 29, 2009 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

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144 drops out

To see if it's your hardware, up your latency settings to "highest" via the tascam control panel. Also, be sure you are familiar with the various ways to up latency in your recording package: in cubase it's under device settings, vst bay. If this works, you know it's some setting somewhere. Try disabling your internet connections and setting pc performance to "background services" Also, read a pc optimization guide for daws - they are everywhere. Tascam will email one to you if you ask.

Lastly - try the asio4all driver. This fixed my pops, but when I understood all the various latency settings and set the tascam to highest latency, I could use the tascam driver. Highest latency on my p4 3.0 2gb ram pc means 12ms input and my output is 61ms.

If the asio4all driver works - it's a likely latency issue.

Jan 25, 2009 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

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Tascam Us-144 Only plays back in left speaker

If you have a condenser mic you need an adapter that you plug both into the right and left...

Jan 18, 2009 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

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Us-144 working only on high latency!

Even my q6600 clocked at 3.6 Ghz gives me 12ms latency. It turns out the tascam highest latency is 12ms also on my p3 3.0 ghz pc. I haven't tried the tascam on my q6600 - I use an Emu 1820m on that. But try testing the tascam on a really fast computer. It's probably your dell's middling motherboard that's the slow down as well as all the extra stuff installed on dell's and especially notebooks that are robbing the usb bus of it's bandwidth. In most cases with the tascam, it's the pc or a low latency setting. If you want a great card for serious work: The EMU 1616m pcmcia card is a great card! Even SoundonSound loves them. Emu just makes great soundcards that rival any card out there for the best prices. Emu also gives the most control via it's excellent PatchMix software, but Patchmix does require an average IQ and about 10 minutes of reading.

Jan 05, 2009 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

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Us 144 firmware not updating with Lepord

Try going to Add/Remove software and removing tascam software. Then, unpack your new drivers.

Nov 27, 2008 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

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Tascam US-144


Can you tell me how you have the 144 connected to your speakers, and your computer? Besides that, one quick fix might be to turn the MON MIX in the upper left corner, all the way to the right.

If that doesn't help, please post your ins and outs.

Nov 12, 2008 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

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Crashing every minute

I have found that the tascam 144 freezes the system evan when using other software than Live. It looks up with Cubase and other stuff evan Windows media player running sound thru the tascam. The problem is erratic and acts like an IRQ conflict and I still believe Tascam has fallen real sort of the mark by abandoning the customers. They are without a dought responsible for this problem and should step up and FIX it NOW. We are many having problems it is no fluke and I for one am discusseded with the total lack of support for what they have released as a viable and workable unit. LIES just to sell their stuff. I feel that Tascam's support should be in on this forum and start to work out the diffinative answere.

Anyone want to buy a cheap Tascam US 144 that won't do what you want. I achive move by plugging into the MIC or Line in on my system sound card than I get from the great Tascam device I bought in good faith and can't use.


May 20, 2008 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

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Tascam us 144 sync problems with cubase le

Hey lea,

i have a similar setup (Cubase LE & Tascam 144) and each time i start up Cubase i have to make sure there is no digital input going to the tascam. once cubase is started up but no project loaded i plug in my spdif from my DAT machine and then open my project and all is fine. does that answer part of your question?

i have a different problem though, i'm trying to record my DAT tapes which are recorded at 32khz and cubase doesn't recognize that sample rate properly. it'll record no problem, and play them back fine, but exporting always creates mismatched sample rates in the exported file. sucks big time and i have got no idea on how to fix it either.

Mar 04, 2008 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

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Tascam 144

Check pan control and then try another set of phones...accordianman

Feb 12, 2008 | Tascam US-144 Sound Card

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