Tascam Announces 2488 24-Track, GigaStudio 3.0 Update

Jan 27, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Tascam recently announced the 2488, a 24-track recording workstation that sells for less than $1,500. The 2488 records 24 tracks of audio at 24-bit resolution, with 250 virtual tracks and editing and looping functions. Its 36 mixer inputs mix 24 playback tracks, eight analog inputs, a 64-voice MIDI tone generator and stereo effects processor.

Three-band EQ is provided for all 24 channels, plus the eight inputs and tone generator channel. Three aux sends—one for each mixer channel except for the effects return—send to a loop effect with effects like reverb and delay or external devices. Up to eight dynamics processors can be utilized while recording or mixing, and an additional stereo compressor is dedicated to the stereo output. The 2488 can also master and burn a CD using a built-in CD-RW drive, or transfer tracks to a computer using a high-speed USB 2.0 connection.

Tascam’s 2488 was developed using Analog Devices’ SHARC ADSP-21161N processor, which adds powerful multi-effects, dynamics processing and stereo compression to the Portastudio’s robust functionality.

Tascam also announced three new versions of GigaStudio 3.0: Orchestra, Ensemble and Solo. The new versions offer up to unlimited polyphony, 96kHz/24-bit sample support, ReWire support, VST FX and GigaPiano 2, and real-time convolution.

For more information, visit www.tascam.com.

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