At the 2006 AES Convention in San Francisco, Tascam will introduce its new DM-4800 ($5,999) digital mixing console, which is designed to integrate with a computer-based DAW and offers 48 channels and 16 returns for 64 total inputs. A “fat” channel strip in the center of the board provides instant access to 4-band parametric EQ, dynamics and aux controls available for the first 48 channels. The DM-4800 also offers 24 analog mic/line inputs with phantom power for condenser mics and analog inserts; users can add mic preamps by using expansion cards with external preamps. Four expansion card slots support optional FireWire, ADAT, AES/EBU, Analog, TDIF and Surround Monitoring cards.
With a single button press, the Remote layer provides a 24-fader control surface for controlling workstations such as Pro Tools, Logic, SONAR, Digital Performer, Cubase and Nuendo. The optional IF-FW/DM mkII interface card provides 32 channels to and from a computer at up to 96 kHz over a single FireWire cable. The optional surround monitoring card provides downmixing, bass management and level control for mixing in up to 6.1 surround.
For more information, visit www.tascam.com.