Tascam US-428 and US-224: Assignment Overview

The following sections outline the assignment of Tascam US-428 and US-224 interface elements to Logic functions.

Note: The US-224 only offers four channel strips and transport controls, and lacks the EQ and Master sections (excluding the NULL button and data wheel) of the US-428. Many operations listed below are specific to the additional controls of the US-428, and cannot be performed with the US-224.

Tascam US-428 and US-224: Channel Strips

The following table outlines the channel strip controls and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button (such as NULL) shown below a control description indicates that the control has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
MUTE 1 to 8
SOLO LED off: switches Mute on/off; LED displays Mute status.
SOLO LED on: switches Solo on/off; LED displays Solo status.
REC 1 to 8 LEDs
Displays Record Enable status.
NULL
On if fader is higher than actual channel volume (in Logic Express).
SELECT 1 to 8 LEDs
Displays select status (of channel).
NULL
On if fader is lower than actual channel volume (in Logic Express).
SELECT 1 to 8 buttons
Selects channel.
REC
Activates/deactivates Record Enable status.
Fader 1 to 8
Controls channel volume.
NULL
Allows you to update the fader position to match the actual volume (in Logic Express).
Master fader
Controls Master volume fader (or Output 1 and 2, if no Master fader channel exists in the project).

Tascam US-428 and US-224: EQ Section

The following table outlines the EQ controls and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button (such as NULL) shown below a control description indicates that the control has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
Gain
Controls the Gain of the currently selected EQ band (of chosen channel).
Freq
Controls the Frequency of the currently selected EQ band (of chosen channel).
Q
Controls the Q Factor of the currently selected EQ band (of chosen channel).
HIGH
Selects EQ band 3 (allowing use of Gain, Freq, and Q controls for this band).
ASGN
Switches EQ band 3 bypass state.
HI-MID
Selects EQ band 4 (allowing use of Gain, Freq, and Q controls for this band).
ASGN
Switches EQ band 4 bypass state.
LO-MID
Selects EQ band 5 (allowing use of Gain, Freq, and Q controls for this band).
ASGN
Switches EQ band 5 bypass state.
LOW
Selects EQ band 6 (allowing use of Gain, Freq, and Q controls for this band).
ASGN
Switches EQ band 6 bypass state.

Tascam US-428 and US-224: Master Section Controls

The following table outlines the master section controls and their assignments:

Note: A modifier button (such as NULL) shown below a control description indicates that the control has an alternate function or use while the modifier is held down.

Control
Modifier
Assignment
AUX 1
Switches data wheel between Transport/Scrub mode and Send 1 Level.
ASGN
Switches Send 1 Mute state.
AUX 2
Switches data wheel between Transport/Scrub mode and Send 2 Level.
ASGN
Switches Send 2 Mute state.
AUX 3
Switches data wheel between Transport/Scrub mode and Send 3 Level.
ASGN
Switches Send 3 Mute state.
AUX 4
Switches data wheel between Transport/Scrub mode and Send 4 Level.
ASGN
Switches Send 4 Mute state.
ASGN
Modifier for function of EQ controls, AUX 1 to 4 buttons, PAN knob, and data wheel.
F1
Enables/disables Cycle mode.
F2
Enables/disables Autopunch mode.
F3
Enables/disables Scrub mode.
PAN
Controls panning of selected channel.
ASGN
Sets currently selected channel’s input.
NULL
Modifier for NULL mode. NULL mode allows you to update the fader positions to match the actual volume (shown in Logic Express).
Data wheel
AUX 1 LED on: controls the Send 1 Level of the selected channel.
AUX 2 LED on: controls the Send 2 Level of the selected channel.
AUX 3 LED on: controls the Send 3 Level of the selected channel.
AUX 4 LED on: controls the Send 4 Level of the selected channel.
F3 LED on: data wheel is in Scrub mode.
None of the above is lit: data wheel is in Transport mode, and moves the playhead in one-bar increments.
ASGN
Sets currently selected channel’s output.

Tascam US-428 and US-224: LOCATE Section

The following table outlines the LOCATE controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
<< LOCATE
Moves playhead to previous marker position.
LOCATE >>
Moves playhead to next marker position.
SET
Creates a new marker at the current playhead position.

Tascam US-428 and US-224: BANK Section

The following table outlines the BANK controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
< BANK
Shifts fader bank left by one bank. (A bank is a group of channels.) The LED is lit if the leftmost fader bank has not been reached.
BANK >
Shifts fader bank right by one bank. The LED is lit if the rightmost fader bank has not been reached.

Tascam US-428 and US-224: Transport Section

The following table outlines the transport controls and their assignments:

Control
Assignment
REW
Moves the playhead backward by one bar.
F FWD
Moves the playhead forward by one bar.
STOP
Stops playback.
PLAY
Starts playback.
RECORD
Begins recording.