Tascam Announces Gigapulse VST Plug-In At Summer NAMM

Summer NAMM/Indianapolis, IN (July 22, 2005)--Taking advantage of Tascam's latest DSP technology, GigaPulse is the first VST plug-in for Windows from Tascam, announced today at Summer NAMM. Using convolving technology, which essentially "samples" a room or acoustic body, GigaPulse can emulate any room, vintage EQ or microphone. GigaPulse incorporates features like mic modeling, selectable room position and tail extension.
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Summer NAMM/Indianapolis, IN (July 22, 2005)--Taking advantage of Tascam's latest DSP technology, GigaPulse is the first VST plug-in for Windows from Tascam, announced today at Summer NAMM. Using convolving technology, which essentially "samples" a room or acoustic body, GigaPulse can emulate any room, vintage EQ or microphone. GigaPulse incorporates features like mic modeling, selectable room position and tail extension.

"GigaPulse adds new life to sampled sounds by placing them in a real acoustic environment," said Pete Snell, GigaStudio sales and marketing manager. "The convolving technology found in GigaPulse blows away traditional reverb plug-ins, and the ability to place a sound in any location of a room gives the mixer an unmatched amount of creative possibilities."

GigaPulse goes beyond most convolving reverb plug-ins with its built-in mic modeling, which can change the quality of the reverb recording or can be used on its own to add vintage microphone warmth to your recordings. The user can select the position of the sound source in the room with a 2-dimensional grid, the perfect effect for orchestral arrangements and other spacious mixes. And Tail Control technology reduces the processing load on the computer, allowing more instances of the plug-in to be used.

Features include:

oAcoustic space modeling via exclusive convolving algorithms
oCreate new impulses from your own recordings
o2D mic/source placement--move your source to up to 18 locations in a room
oMicrophone modeling can be applied to the environment or used alone
oTail Control reduces computer processing load to free up your CPU for more instances
o"Move" the mic using the Perspective slider, controlling the reverb amount while maintaining phase and stereo imaging
oImpulse libraries will be available from TASCAM, or download numerous freeware impulses from the Internet.

Also this weekend at NAMM, Tascam is showcasing its new portable studio, the DP-01FX/CD Digital Portastudio with built-in CD burner. Based on the successful DP-01 and DP-01FX, the new DP-01FX/CD features eight tracks, two XLR inputs with phantom power, a pair of digital effects processors and a simple-to-use interface. The DP-01FX/CD adds a CD-RW drive for backing up projects and burning a CD of your final mix to share with friends, band members and record companies. It's available at a Street Price of under $700.

"The DP-01FX is the latest in a long line of Portastudios--a category literally invented by TASCAM," said Rick McClendon, Tascam division manager. "Tascam continues to revolutionize the home recording market with this new offering. Over the past 25 years, the Portastudio has been so successful because it's easy for musicians to use, and these three new digital Portastudios make digital recording as easy as using one of our cassette Portastudios. With the DP-01FX/CD, we add the ability to burn a CD--the final step in finishing a music project for home or professional use."

Features include:

o8-track recording at CD quality 44.1kHz/16-bit
o2-track simultaneous recording
oDedicated stereo mixdown track
oDedicated controls on each channel for volume, pan, effect send, EQ high and EQ low
oEight 45mm Faders plus a dedicated Master fader
oTwo-band semi-parametric EQ per track
oTwo 1/4" TRS mic/line inputs
oTwo phantom powered XLR microphone inputs
oGuitar level input
oBuilt-in reverb processor
oBuilt-in multieffects processor
oEffects send and stereo return
oRCA line outputs
oS/PDIF Digital Optical output
oHeadphone output with level control
oMIDI Timecode and MIDI Clock Output
oUSB 2.0 port for computer backup
oTrack editing: copy, paste, move, erase, silence
oBuilt-in 40GB hard drive
oCD-RW drive for file backup and audio CD mastering

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