Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2011 6:27 PM (in response to moteltan)
So if the US-122 doesn't work any more with Lion, I need to buy a new device. My question for the forum: are any other companies still supporting their 4 year old audio/midi hardware? If so, I'll definitely buy one of their devices. If not, then I guess I might as well stick with Tascam.
Does anyone know?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2011 1:09 PM (in response to localman)
Personally, I just bit the bullet and got a Duet 2.
It's way more expensive, but I'm pretty impressed with the hardware. And it works well with Logic Express.
Other than that? Maybe M-Audio?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2011 11:21 PM (in response to craigfrommostoles)
Agree that it is a shame that Tascam is not supporting the device now. Good hardware, but I've never been very happy with the software/support. That being said, booting my MacBook Pro into Lion in 32 bit mode as described above seems to work just fine: the US-122 is visible again as an input device in my sound pane in System Preferences and seems to work fine with all my audio programs again.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2011 11:06 AM (in response to moteltan)
If Tascam isn't going to support it, the least they can do is open source the driver. It probably wouldn't take them that long to fix the driver anyway. Odds are it's just a recompile and done.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2011 6:50 AM (in response to TomCrawford)
100% agree. They MUST open source the driver. It's a big shame... I was really happy with my US-122 and now I'm working with M-Audio... Bad for them. That's not a proper way to deal with customers.
A shame, really. Had to lug my FirePod & rack up to the office (Drums down in basement) just for audio I/O...
TASCAM has a nice looking new interface for Mac/ PC and iPad $149 that might fit the bill but only RCA out to powered monitors, no 1/4". Not even worth putting thr 122 on eBay at this point. ;(
I'm not sure it is worth bothering with TASCAM right now, their new interfaces aren't working with Lion either. If you are going to buy something new, might as well go with something that works oob instead of hoping that the company fixes it to work at some later date, my 2 cents.
I have spent a lot of time latley trying to figure out how to get this to work and finally figured it out. The problem is that the Tascam driver does not support 64 bit. You can either create a partition on you HDD and install Leopard, or boot in 32 bit mode. To do this, you hold the 3 and the 2 buttons down while powering on. You can then connect with usb port. Mine takes 5-10 seconds before it recognized it, but it DOES work. If that does not work, try using a powered usb hub.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to Gray Harrison)
thanks, it is nice to know there is a workaround, but it doesn't really make sense for me since the daw and software I want to use is 64bit audio apps. TASCAM needs to shape up and get with it, 64 bit has been coming a long time and if that is all it is then they should have it fixed by now. The product has been on the market for a long time.
Still, I'm going to try your suggestion and see if that works. Thank you.
I have found that the MKII driver works with Lion and Snow Leopard. Has anyone else found this to be true?? I have two macs One new 2012 Macbook Pro running Lion and another older mac in the studio running Snow Leopard. I installed the driver 2.0 from the Tascam site. It says that is for the MKII series but works perfectly on both of my Macs. I hope this is helpful to someone. My son has the older us-122 and did the same thing and it worked on his Macbook Air.
I bought a US-122, but a few years later found that it did not work any longer when I upgraded to Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6). So I bought a US-122L, now, less than two years later, I find that it no longer works under Mac OSX Lion (10.7). What I want to know is this. What is wrong with Tascam hardware designs that cause a simple hardware device to completely break under a very minimal update to the Mac OS? The jump from 10.6 to 10.7 is hardly a huge jump, and there is no reason why I should have to buy another piece of hardware each time the OS is updated. I assure you all, Tascam has lost me entirely as a customer.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to Mark Jenkinson)
I stand corrected. The US-122L DOES work on Lion. But not with the US-122L drivers for Snow Leopard as listed on the Tascam page, but with the US-122MKII drivers for Snow Leopard. Not entirely obvious.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2012 9:20 AM (in response to Rexaronie)
i have installed this driver on my Lion Imac and it doesnt seem to work. No lights being displayed or appearing in system settings. I have the Tascam US-122
Can you confirm if it was this one you downloaded?
If not can you supply the link to the correct one
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to Chris Blunt)
Seems the Tascam site is a bit of a mess. These were the drivers I downloaded, and was able to get to work with the US-122L:
Where as, the ones that are on the US-122mkii page that you went to, are these:
Not sure at all what the difference between the DMG files would be. They have the same file name.
Try the first link, and let me know if those work for you.