Montebello, CA (April 3, 2007)–Tascam has begun shipping the X-48, a 48-track hybrid hard-disk workstation. The X-48 offers the stability and ease-of-use of a stand-alone hard disk recorder with the GUI, editing features and plug-in compatibility of computer-based digital audio workstations.
The X-48 boasts 96kHz/24-bit recording across all 48 tracks, world-class synchronization and file import/export for workstations like Pro Tools. Its built-in automated 48-channel digital mixer, VGA display output, powerful editing functions and DVD+RW backup extend the X-48 into a complete standalone workstation.
“Configuring a professional computer-based DAW of this capability could cost over $20,000 and would require more than a dozen components to install and troubleshoot,” said Jeff Laity, pro audio product manager for Tascam. “We have created a turn-key multitrack workstation with peerless audio quality and a state-of-the-art feature set while retaining the interoperability and reliability of the TEC award winning MX-2424. The Broadcast WAVE file format and AAF export are compatible with workstations such as Pro Tools, and the built-in DVD+RW drive, support for FireWire hard drives and Gigabit Ethernet make it simple to transfer tracks between systems. But it’s the built-in digital mixing, plug-in support and graphic user interface that make this a unique solution for users who need either a multitrack recorder or an all-in-one workstation.”
The Tascam X-48’s multitrack recorder features include:
-48-track digital recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit
-32-bit floating point audio file recording and playback
-VGA, USB and PS/2 connections for keyboard, monitor and mouse
-Built-in 48-channel TDIF inputs and outputs
-Built-in S/PDIF I/O
-Two 24-channel option slots support Analog, ADAT or AES/EBU expansion cards
-Advanced integrated synchronization and machine control, including tri-level sync for High Def Video
-Time-stamped Broadcast WAVE file format
-Built-in 80GB hard drive
-Two FireWire (IEEE-1394) and four USB 2.0 ports for external hard drive support
-Gigabit Ethernet for network drive sharing of the X-48’s internal drive
-Non-destructive editing with undo/redo
-and much more!
As an editing and mixing workstation, the X-48’s features include:
-Turn-key operation: no software to install or conflicts to troubleshoot
-48-channel digital mixing at 96kHz
-6 stereo returns (60 inputs at mixdown)
-6 aux sends
-32-bit floating point mixer resolution
-Break-point dynamic automation
-Dynamics and four-band EQ per channel
-4 VST plug-in inserts on each channel, group and aux return
-Controllable using the US-2400 24-fader Universal Controller
For the full range of features and product specs, visit www.tascam.com. The Tascam X-48 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $4,999 and is available now.