At the recent AES Convention, Tascam announced several new products, including the DP-01 and DP-01FX 8-track Digital Portastudios.
Each channel of the DP-01 has a 45mm volume fader, and dedicated controls for pan, effects send, high EQ and low EQ. An LCD display shows meters, editing settings and locate points. The DP-01 has a USB 2.0 jack for file backup and transferring mixes to a computer. There are analog RCA line outputs, a headphone out and S/PDIF line output.
The DP-01FX adds XLR microphone inputs with phantom power for connecting professional condenser microphones. It has a multieffects processor for adding effects to an instrument during recording, and a reverb processor for adding effects during a mix.
Both units provide 8-track recording at 44.1 kHz/16-bit, 2-track simultaneous recording and a built-in 40GB hard drive.
Tascam is also shipping the DV-RA1000, which records high-resolution audio—up to 192kHz/24-bit—to inexpensive DVD media. The new recorder also features Sony's DSD format as an available recording format. Its I/O includes balanced XLR connections, AES/EBU and SDIF-3, and it records standard CD-DA, WAVE and DSDIFF files to CD and DVD discs. The DV-RA1000 can also operate as a professional CD recorder, recording standard audio CDs for studio or meeting room installations.
For more information, visit www.tascam.com.