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Issue: Audio - Oct 19, 2005

TASCAM SHIPS NEW DM-3200 CONSOLE

By: Post Audio Newsletter

MONTEBELLO, CA - TASCAM (www.tascam.com) is now shipping the DM-3200, its new 48-channel professional digital console. The unit is based on the DM-24 in operational ease-of-use but boasts more busses, effects and auxes, along with USB connectivity and a number of other new features.

The DM-3200's interface includes 16 rotary encoders with LED indicators to display mixer settings. Up to 6.1 surround panning is available, and the optional IF-SM/DM Surround Monitoring interface card adds multichannel monitor, bass management and downmix capabilities.

The optional IF-FW/DM 24-channel FireWire interface card for audio and MIDI I/O to computer will be available in the coming weeks, making it well suited for professional recording, post production and film scoring. An optional meter bridge, the MU-1000, is also available.

"We wanted to make sure everything was just right before unleashing the DM-3200 on the world," 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 its tightly integrated control surface features, the DM-3200 provides the functions that professionals working in combined hardware and software studios demand. This digital console addresses the way modern studios work."

The DM-3200 offers 48-channels of digital mixing at resolutions of up to 96kHz/24-bit. There are 32 channel inputs and 16 return inputs, 16 busses and 8 aux sends. A four-band full-parametric EQ and dynamics are available on each of the 32 channels. The worksurface includes 17 touch-sensitive 100mm motorized faders. Pricing starts at $3,799.