TASCAM introduced its new X-48 digital multitrack, dubbed “the world's first 48-track hybrid hard disk workstation.” The unit reportedly offers the stability and ease-of-use of a stand-alone hard disk recorder with the GUI, editing features and plug-in compatibility of computer-based digital audio workstations. The X-48 features 96kHz/24-bit recording across all 48 tracks and 192kHz recording across 24 tracks. Its built-in automated 48-channel digital mixer, VGA display output, powerful editing functions and DVD+RW backup transform the X-48 into a complete standalone workstation.
Additional features include 32-bit floating point audio file recording and playback with no loss of track count; VGA and PS/2 connections for keyboard, monitor and mouse; built-in 48-channel TDIF inputs and outputs; built-in S/PDIF I/O; two 24-channel option slots that support analog, ADAT or AES/EBU expansion cards; advanced integrated synchronization and machine control, including HDTV tri-level sync; time-stamped Broadcast WAVE file format; built-in 80GB hard drive and more.
The TASCAM X-48 has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $4,999 and will be available in the Summer of 2005.
Visit www.tascam.com for more information.