Tascam’s US-2400 is a new 25-fader DAW controller thatfeatures 25 touch-sensitive 100mm moving faders for full mix controlwithout patching together multiple expanders. Each of the 24 channelshas an assignable encoder with an LED ring that shows the current valueor doubles as a signal meter. A full transport section is also includedfor DAW control, as well as a joystick for surround panning.
According to Jim Bailey, product manager for Tascam, “The US-2400 isour latest solution for computer-based music production. It givesmusicians a familiar interface for interacting with their digital audioworkstations, and its driverless installation keeps things simple sothat they can concentrate on being creative. The US-2400 is the onlyuniversal fader controller to offer 24 faders for easy access to all ofyour channels and the first with a joystick controller for mixing in5.1 surround.”
The US-2400, co-developed with SaneWave, provides a professionalmixing console feel to DAW recording software. A few of the newfeatures include touch-sensitive motorized master fader; 24 encodersassignable to pan, aux or channel strip, which provides EQ, aux and pancontrol; bank switching provides access to 192 channels; Select, Soloand Mute buttons per channel; Transport section with smooth jog/shuttlewheel; high-speed USB connection to computer; and “driverless”operation ready to function without installing driver software.