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TASCAM Announces DM-3200 Digital Console

Features 48-channel mixing and integration with DAW recording systems (April 01, 2005)

The DM-3200 is an all-new 48-channel professional digital console from TASCAM, boasting an impressive list of specs competitive with consoles twice its price. Based on the DM-24 in operational ease-of-use, the DM-3200 adds more busses, more effects, more auxes, USB connectivity and many other new features. Its user interface includes 16 rotary encoders with LED indicators to display mixer settings at a glance. Up to 6.1 surround panning is available, and the optional IF-SM/DM Surround Monitoring interface card adds multichannel monitor and downmix capabilities. When you add the IF-FW/DM 24-channel FireWire interface card, the DM-3200 becomes the most powerful all-in-one computer interface, control surface and mixing console available anywhere, making it ideal for professional recording, post-production, film scoring and installation applications. Meter Bridge also available.

"TASCAM has reconsidered the role of a digital console in 2005, and the result is the DM-3200," says Jim Bailey, Product Manager for TASCAM. "It's not enough anymore to build a console with lots of inputs, effects and automation. Although the DM-3200 excels in all of these, today's engineers demand seamless integration between the mixing surface and computer workstation recording software. With the IF/FW-DM FireWire Interface card, the DM-3200 provides functions that professionals demand like eight aux busses, talkback and monitoring sections, powerful automation and 16 busses with 24-channel audio interfacing and surface control of DAW mixing features. This digital console addresses the way modern studios work."

TASCAM's DM-3200 provides a list of mixing specs that equal or surpass digital consoles over twice its price:


? 48-channel digital mixing at resolutions of up to 96kHz / 24-bit
? 32 channel inputs and 16 return inputs
? 16 busses and 8 aux busses
? 4-band full-parametric EQ and dynamics on each of the 32 channels
? Two stereo effects at 44.1k or 88.2/96k
? 17 touch sensitive 100mm motorized faders
? SEL/SOLO /MUTE keys and rotary encoder with ring LED display on each channel strip
? 5 mixer layers (CH 1-16, CH 17-32, Return 1-16, Buss 1-16, Aux 1-8) and control layer with bank switching for DAW control
? Surround mixing ability up to 6.1 surround panning modes
? World-class automation system, based on the acclaimed DM-24
? Driverless USB 1.1 connection to computer for data backup
? Includes TASCAM Mixer Companion software for Windows and Mac OS X for project management and timecode & meter displays
? 16 XLR balanced mic/line inputs with phantom power, -20dB pad and a new high-headroom microphone preamp design
? 2 XLR AES/EBU and 2 S/PDIF digital I/O
? 8 channel ADAT I/O & 24-channel TDIF I/O
? 2 expansion slots for DM-24 compatible cards analog, AES, etc.
? DAW control capability via MIDI or optional FireWire card
? Optional MU-1000 Meter bridge
? Optional IF-SM/DM Surround Monitoring interface card
? Optional IF-FW/DM FireWire card for audio and MIDI I/O to computer
? Professional design with wood grain side panels and rear-panel jacks


About TASCAM
TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the pro audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Latin America.

For additional information, contact: TASCAM, 7733 Telegraph Road, Montebello, CA 90640, (323) 726-0303, www.tascam.com

 


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