Tascam US-144

Hi, all,

I’m trying to hook a Tascam US-144 into my Microsoft Surface 3 (pro) and use Audacity. However, whenever I try to record with this setup, the program lags (a lot) and I can’t record anything. If I switch to the internal mic, everything works fine.

Any help is appreciated.


I suspect that the problem is that you don’t have the correct drivers installed.

Unfortunately, looking at the Tascam website, they only appear to provide drivers for windows XP, Vista and Window 7 (32-bit and 64-bit).
If you’ve not already got them, you could try the most recent drivers from Tascam to see if that gives any improvement (be sure to read the PDF file first - it has important information about updating the drivers) http://tascam.com/product/us-144/downloads/

Note that updating the drivers ‘could’ make things worse, so be sure that you know how to roll-back the drivers to their current state before you start.

If there’s no improvement and Audacity lags too much to be usable, you could try recording with an application that supports ASIO. The Tascam US-144 shipped with Cubase LE. Other ASIO enabled software options include Reaper (www.reaper.fm) and wavosaur (http://www.wavosaur.com/)