$6,999 and $6,249 list (HS-8 and HS-2, respectively)
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Tascam’s HS-8 and HS-2 are studio solutions for professional multitrack recording and playback to solid-state media. Both units use a color touch-screen interface to access settings and tracks. Audio is recorded as Broadcast WAV files to Compact Flash media. A pair of CF card slots is available for data mirroring or continuous recording. The RC-HS20PD remote control allows operation from a separate room over RJ-45 connection.
From studio surround recording to post production and broadcast playback of HS-P82 location recordings, the 8-track HS-8 (pictured) fits a variety of multitrack roles once filled by the company’s DA-88 recorder. Like the HS-8, the stereo HS-2 includes SMPTE timecode and RS-422 for use in broadcast and post production.