NAMM: Tascam FireOne FireWire/MIDI/Control Interface

Tascam showed a FireWire interface developed with Frontier Design Group that combines a 24/192 stereo audio interface with MIDI I/O in a streamlined design that also features transport buttons and 8 short cut keys (plus a shift key). In the crowded field of stereo interfaces, the FireOne’s added control and ergonomics may provide a welcome solution to many home studios. The FireOne is scheduled to ship in March with a street price of $299 and will include Cubase LE or Ableton Live Lite (TBD).

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Tascam HD-P2 High-Def Flash Recorder: DAT’s All, Folks

Now we’re talking. Tascam’s upcoming HD-P2 is finally a portable Compact Flash recorder that doesn’t skimp on pro features. Incredibly, its street price will be under US$1000, but the preliminary specs read like a device costing a lot more, and by providing timecode input on a cheap device, it’s an indie filmmaker’s dream recorder: Up to 192 kHz / 24-bit Absolutely silent (no transport noise, cough, DAT!), latched CF slot (so it doesn’t pop out accidentally) Broadcast WAVE recording FireWire for connecting to PC/MAC for instant file access Data loss protection (continually re-saves data) XLR mic inputs with phantom power …

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Tranzport Wireless Remote Photo

Jerry Halstead has taken a beautiful photo of the Tranzport wireless DAW remote, my essential tech of the week for Gizmodo, for those of you who can't get enough of drooling over tech. The device looks just gorgeous; I'll obviously post when this ships, expected in March 2005. Jerry also talks a bit about the challenges of product photography, though nothing may make me any better at it!

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