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 TASCAM DR-1 GETS ADDITIONAL FEATURESSoftware Update adds Recording and Monitoring Features

TASCAM's hot new portable recorder, the DR-1 has been updated to version 1.10. The update adds recording and monitoring features to the already feature-packed recorder. The input section now has an additional Gain setting for loud sources, and the left and right channels can be reversed during recording. When working with the built-in effects processor, these effects can now be assigned to the input or playback signal. Finally, when enabling the built-in tuner the output monitoring now has added flexibility.
TASCAM's DR-1 is the first portable recorder in its price class to provide 1GB of included recording memory. It has a pair of high-quality condenser microphones with a unique pivot mechanism that allows recording at any angle. Recording is available as 16-bit or 24-bit WAV files, or in MP3 format for hours of recording time. The DR-1 includes a rechargable battery, built-in effects, instrument trainer features and a unique overdub feature so you can record over the playback material. With a street price of only $299, it's the perfect recorder for bands, songwriters and anyone else who wants to record anywhere they go.

1x1 and 1x4 Duplicators Offer High-Speed, Reliability

TASCAM has announced the DV-W11R and DV-W14R DVD duplicators designed to fit in standard 19" equipment racks. The DV-W11R is a 1x1 DVD duplicator housed in a 2u rackmountable case. The DV-W14R provides 1x4 DVD duplication in a 4u case, and an internal hard drive is installed for higher-speed duplication. When the hard drive is used as a source, all five DVD drives can be used for burning DVDs for faster job completion. Both duplicators are built with the same high-quality TEAC optical drives used in other TASCAM duplicators, offering 16x DVD duplication and 48x CD duplication.
"TASCAM has responded to requests to bring our high-quality duplicators to a 19" rackmount format," says Frank Frombach, National Contractor-Consultant Liason for TASCAM. "With 11 duplicator products, TASCAM has a system to fit any installation need."
Both the DV-W11R and DV-W14R will ship in September, 2008. The DV-W11R has an MSRP or $549 while the DV-W14R has an MSRP of $1,399.

Single-rackspace Recorder Combines CD and Compact Flash Recording

The SS-CDR1 is now available from TASCAM retailers and installers. The first single-rackspace CD recorder from TASCAM also features solid state recording to Compact Flash cards for maximum flexibility and recording times. Audio can be recorded to Compact Flash card and then transferred to CD or vice-versa, and the recorder features standard TASCAM features such as automatic track increment, balanced XLR in and out and RS-232C control.
"TASCAM is the only company with such a wide rage of solid-state recorders," says Frank Frombach, National Contractor-Consultant Liason for TASCAM. "From the full-featured HD-R1 to the low cost SS-R1, only TASCAM has a solid-state recorder for any application."
The SS-CDR1 has balanced and unbalanced analog I/O as well as S/PDIF digital I/O. The unit can be controlled with RS-232C, parallel or a wired remote control. Compact Flash cards up to 8GB can be installed for hours of recording time at MP3 or WAV file formats. The flexible recording options and high-speed transfer make the SS-CDR1 a perfect choice for schools, houses of worship, live recording and commercial recording studios.

Affordable New Mid-Side Stereo Mic Offers Adjustable Stereo Pattern

TASCAM has announced the TM-ST1 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone. Users can select between 90 degree and 120 degree stereo pickup patterns to vary the amount of ambience, audience sound or background noise captured in the recording. The Mid-Side pickup pattern captures a wide stereo field while maintaining a solid center image for great mono compatibility.
"The success of our portable recording systems like the DR-1, DP-02 and US-144 showed us the need for low-cost microphones," explains Paul Jenkins, VP of Sales and Marketing for TASCAM. "The TM-ST1 is our latest microphone offering, and it reinforces TASCAM's history of making great recording quality available to musicians everywhere."
TASCAM's TM-ST1 employs a back-electret condenser capsule for crisp response with a long battery life. The output cable terminates to a 3.5mm stereo jack for use with recorders like TASCAM's DR-1. Also included with the microphone are a tabletop stand, wind screen and mic stand clip. The affordable microphone excels at capturing live music, school ensembles, worship ceremonies, songwriter demos and album sessions. TASCAM's TM-ST1 is now shipping with an MSRP of $99.