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Close Up: TASCAM

Decades of Keeping Tech Out of the Way: One of four divisions of the Japanese-based TEAC Corporation, Montebello, CA-based TASCAM, since its formative years in the ‘70s, has been dedicated to making innovative products for capturing creativity in the field of music and audio. TEAC created the division to manufacture recording equipment when it became clear that their home stereo hi-fi gear was outpacing the quality of the average recording.

TASCAM adopted a philosophy of making equipment that offered the uncompromising quality and durability of pro studio equipment while remaining affordable to the masses. These included the first 1⁄2 inch, 4-track cassette recorder, the first 8-track, reel to reel/mixer combo, the first R-DAT recorder and the first MiniDisc digital multi-tracker and CD scratcher. Now entering its fourth decade, TASCAM continues to sell superior recording tools that keep technology out of the way so as to let artists create their art.

The Latest Multi-Track Recorders: Two of TASCAM’s most popular recent recording products are the DA-3000, a stereo master recorder and high-quality ADDA converter and the DA-6400 Series, a 64-channel digital multitrack recorder. The DA-3000 is perfectly designed for stereo PCM/DSD recordings at high sampling frequencies suitable for archival masters. This unit is capable of recording analog and digital signals up to 192kHz PCM or 5.6MHz DSD.

TASCAM’s DA-6400 is an all-new 64-track recorder that records to an internal SSD drive caddy for live and event recording. It’s also being used by theme parks and museums. Professional I/O options like MADI and DANTE make it ideal for live recording, event capture or as a backup for critical DAW sessions.

Free One-Month Subscription to OBEDIA: In a unique partnership with OBEDIA, a leading professional audio software training company, TASCAM is offering a free one-month trial subscription for the remainder of 2016 with the purchase of any of their USB audio interfaces (US-2x2, US-4x4, US-16x08, US 20x20, UH- 7000, US-32, US-42).

The renewable subscription includes access to OBEDIA’s online reference library, training videos and FAQ’s and a free 20-minute online session with a tech who will help install drivers and optimize the workspace.

For more information, visit tascam.com.