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2007-03-28 - MacWorld 2005: TASCAM Offers 7 Computer Recording Solutions!

TASCAM Offers A WIDE RANGE OF Computer Recording Solutions
Seven Affordable Ways to Get Music Into Your Mac or PC FireWire or USB


San Francisco, CA • MacWorld (January 10-14, 2005): From compact interfaces to studio control surfaces, TASCAM offers seven affordable ways to get your music into your Mac or PC using FireWire or USB. From the compact FW-1082 and FW-1804 to the larger FW1884 and US-2400 (both offering Steinberg Cubase / Nuendo support) and the compact US-122, US-224, and US-428, TASCAM has a solution for you in a range of prices. All FireWire- and USB-based computer audio interfaces now come included with a software bundle adding Cubase LE 96kHz/48-track recording software, the new GigaStudio 3 LE streaming sampled instrument and Nomad Factory plug-in demos for a complete professional recording package. And, all interfaces are now Panther-ready for Mac users. See individual press releases for complete specs on each:

FW-1082 FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface and DAW Control Surface:
The new FW-1082 Audio/MIDI Interface and Control Surface from TASCAM not only provides tons of audio and MIDI I/O to small studios, but offers a control surface with moving-faders for a previously unheard-of price. The FW-1082 features 10 inputs, including four balanced XLR mic inputs with phantom power. Two MIDI inputs and outputs are also included, plus S/PDIF digital I/O. Eight channel strips each feature a 60mm touch-sensitive moving fader and select/solo/mute buttons, and a moving master fader is also provided. The FW-1082 includes the latest TASCAM software bundle: Cubasis LE 96kHz/48-track recording software, GigaStudio 3 LE streaming sampler and Nomad Factory plug-in demos.

FW-1804 FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface and DAW Control Surface:
Another of the new computer interface solutions from TASCAM, the FW-1804 brings many of the audio and MIDI interface features of the FW-1884 to a rackmountable format with the new FW-1804. It features four great-sounding XLR microphone inputs with analog inserts and phantom power for professional condenser mics. An additional four line inputs are provided, plus ADAT and S/PDIF digital connection for a total of 18 inputs and 12 outputs. Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs round out the interfacing with pro touches like word clock and a guitar-level input. The FW-1804 includes TASCAM's latest software bundle, including 48-track/96k Cubase LE recording software, GigaStudio 3 LE software sampler and dozens of Nomad Factory plug-in demos.

FW-1884 FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface and DAW Control Surface:
The FW-1884 is a professional DAW control surface and Audio/MIDI interface that uses FireWire's high-bandwidth capabilities to provide audio and MIDI interfacing to computers. And it offers control of DAW parameters via eight 100mm motorized touch-sensitive faders, one motorized master fader, and controls for pan, solo, mute and select functions on each channel… as well as tactile control for four bands of parametric EQ, a job/shuttle wheel and a variety of shortcut keys for various popular software applications. Up to 15 FE-8 expanders may be added to an FW-1884 as needed for any big console functionality.

US-2400 25-Fader dAW Controller:
TASCAM has freed DAW-based studios from mixing with the mouse with the US-2400, a 25-fader DAW controller for under $2,000*. The US-2400 features 25 touch-sensitive 100mm motorized faders for full mix control without patching together multiple expanders. Each of the 24 channels has an assignable encoder with an LED ring that shows the current value or doubles as a signal meter. A full transport section is also included for DAW control, as well as a joystick for surround panning. *Suggested street price.

US-428 USB Interface and DAW Controller:
By providing both audio/MIDI interfacing and control surface capabilities, the US-428 provides two distinct ways of helping you work. First, it allows you to get four channels of audio in and two out along with 32 channels of MIDI I/O - simultaneously via USB. You get two mic preamps for vocals and four line inputs for instruments, etc. Second, you get real tactile controls for the most-used functions in your DAW applications, including transport, mute/solo and locate keys, unlimited banks of eight faders, an EQ module that supports control of up to four bands of fully parametric EQ (if implemented by your DAW software), plus four virtual aux sends and a pan pot. The US-428 also provides control of many virtual plug-in synthesizers.

US-224 USB Interface and DAW Controller:
The US-224 is an even more affordable desktop solution for computer interfacing and control. Its small footprint and ultra-light design make it the perfect companion for computer recordists on the move. Since its powered via USB, a US-224 and a laptop can constitute one of the most compact, powerful record-anywhere systems you can imagine. Inputs include two XLR mic preamps and two line level inputs plus S/PDIF digital. Like the US-428, the US-224 offers faders, knobs and buttons to adjust the controls of your computer audio software. It provides unlimited banks of four faders, two channels of audio I/O in 16- or 24-bit quality, as well as 16 channels of MIDI I/O. It also includes Steinberg Cubasis VST software, making it the perfect all-in-one setup for anything getting into the world of computer audio recording.

US-122 USB Interface:
Our smallest USB interface is a real powerhouse in disguise. Co-designed with Frontier Design Group, the US-122 features two XLR-based, phantom-powered mic inputs with inserts and two line-level inputs on balanced 1/4" TRS jacks, switchable to guitar level. One of the only small computer interfaces with analog inserts, the US-122 lets you place hardware devices (compressors, etc.) into the recording signal chain. The US-122 also provides a dedicated control for adjustable zero-latency direct monitoring, proving a sonically pure reference point before entering DAW processing. Its two line-level outputs provide control for levels, and a dedicated headphone output is also included. In addition to audio interfacing the US-122 gives you 16 channels of MIDI I/O for use with synthesizers and other sound generating equipment. The MIDI I/O is also handy for synchronization and automation with external devices.

Consult the Computer Recording Solutions Brochure or the individual press releases for specs and more detailed product info.

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