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2007-03-28 - NEW MD-CD1 FROM TASCAM COMBINES CD PLAYBACK AND MINIDISC RECORDING

Two Popular Formats in One Space- and Budget-Saving Package

San Francisco , CA (October 28, 2004): New from TASCAM, the MD-CD1 combines CD playback and MiniDisc recording in a single rackmount unit designed to save rack space and installation budgets. Like all of TASCAM's products designed for fixed installation, the MD-CD1 is a reliable player designed for years of trouble-free use. The unit is stocked with features, such as 12% pitch control, MP3 CD playback, RS-232 control and an optional balanced I/O board that allow it to be spec'd into a wide variety of applications.

"The MD-CD1 is the latest example of a problem-solving product from TASCAM," explains Jim Mack, Division Manager for TASCAM. "Our CC-222mkII has been a big success, combining CD and cassette recording into one unit. The MD-CD1 is a similar multi-media component from TASCAM, for installations that don't have the rackspace for multiple devices. Together with the MD-350, these are currently the only rackmount MiniDisc players available anywhere."

The TASCAM MD-CD1 has a host of professional features like RS-232 control, digital I/O and an optional I/O board for balanced interfacing. CDs can be played back at up to 12% higher or lower, and can even be played back faster without changing the pitch for a "chipmunk" effect. Discs can be duplicated from CD to MiniDisc at up to 4x speed, and a wireless IR remote is included.

CD Features:
  • MP3 file playback / ID3 tag display
  • +/-16% pitch control
  • Change Tempo without affecting the KEY
  • Dedicated Digital & Analog outputs
  • Transport control with PS/2 Keyboard


MD Features:
  • Supports ST, MONO, LP2, and LP4 mode (REC/PLAY)
  • Edit function
  • Overwrite recording
  • +/-12.5% pitch control
  • Dedicated Digital I/O (optical) and analog I/O (RCA)
  • PS/2 Keyboard input for title input and external control


Combined Features:
  • 4 x speed duplication
  • MD-CD continuous playback
  • Wireless IR remote controller
  • RS-232C serial control
  • Optional balanced I/O board (LA-MC1)
  • 2U rackmountable form factor


TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the pro audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Latin America . For additional information, contact:

TASCAM • 7733 Telegraph Road • Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 726-0303 • www.tascam.com