At the recent AES Convention, held last week in San Francisco, Tascam announced the FW-1804, an 18-channel audio and MIDI interface, among other items.
The rackmountable FW-1804 features four XLR microphone inputs with analog inserts and phantom power for 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 amenities such as a 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 Nomad Factory plug-in demos.
Also recently announced, the new Tascam FW-1082 Audio/MIDI Interface and Control Surface features 10 audio inputs and 4 outputs. It has a control surface featuring nine touch-sensitive moving-faders, transport controls, jog/shuttle wheel and four assignable encoders. The FW-1082 software bundle includes Cubasis LE 96kHz/48-track recording software, GigaStudio 3 LE streaming sampler and Nomad Factory plug-in demos.
Tascam is now shipping the IF-FW/DM FireWire expansion card, which adds 24 inputs and 24 outputs from a computer DAW to TASCAM’s DM-24 Digital Mixer.
The IF-FW/DM is an expansion card that follows the same design as the ADAT, AES/EBU, TDIF and analog expansion cards for the DM-24. Estimated street price is less than $3,500.
For more information, visit www.tascam.com.