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TASCAM And IK Multimedia Announce T-RACKS PORTA ONE Giveaway

TASCAM and IK Multimedia are pleased to announce a giveaway of the popular TASCAM/IK Multimedia T-RackS PORTA ONE software package from the immensely popular TASCAM Tape Collection.

With just a quick and easy registration, any musician can introduce the classic analog sound of tape from the TASCAM PORTA One to their computer recording setup. The promotion runs from July 20th and concludes August 31st.

The TASCAM Tape Collection delivers ultra-accurate plug-in versions of legendary TASCAM and TEAC tape recorders such as the Porta One, A-3340S, 388, and A-6100 MKII, each meticulously modeled by the IK Multimedia DSP engineering team. 

Utilizing IK Multimedia’s advanced modeling technology, each recorder stage was taken apart, analyzed in depth, and the entire tape recording process was authentically modeled then recreated as a plug-in for all today’s popular DAWs, The reviews and responses to the TASCAM Tape Collection have been excellent and this promotion serves as an opportunity to introduce more recording enthusiasts to the hugely popular sound of analog tape.

The registration process is quick and easy. Those who visit the TASCAM ID portal at https://tascamid.tascam.com/en/customer/account/login to create an account and register one of the eligible products will be rewarded for their efforts. TASCAM will send them a code for a free copy of IK Multimedia T-RackS PORTA ONE software. After receiving the unique code visit the IK Multimedia registration page at https://www.ikmultimedia.com/tascamregistration/to start using the software.

The TASCAM/IK Multimedia T-RackS PORTA ONE giveaway is open to users of numerous TASCAM recording products. These 25 models include: Model 12, Model 16, Model 24, SERIES 8p Dyna, TA-1VP, Portacapture X8, Portacapture X6, DP-006, DP-008EX, DP-03SD, DR-05X, DR-07X, DR-40X, DR-44WL, DR-100MKII, GB-10, MiniSTUDIOS US-32, MiniSTUDIOS US-42, Mixcast 4, SERIES 102i, SERIES 208i, US-16×08, US-1x2HR, US-2x2HR, US-4x4HR.

In addition to the opportunity to acquire one of the four TASCAM Tape Collection products, registration on the TASCAM ID portal carries additional benefits. TASCAM ID is a portal where a TASCAM owner can register their product and then automatically receive not only marketing communications relevant to their interests, but product support communications as well. Communications specifically tailored to their product(s) include:

  • Fireware updates
  • New support video uploads
  • New drivers
  • New product documentation

So don’t delay. The opportunity to enhance one’s recordings with the authentic tonality of analog tape is just a few clicks away on the TASCAM website. https://www.ikmultimedia.com/tascamregistration/

TASCAM ID registration for the products listed are available in countries which are part of North America, South America, and members of the EU including UK, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland. All other countries are limited to registration of the Model 24, Model 16, Model 12, and TA-1VP only.

TASCAM Introduces Portacapture X6 Multi-Track Handheld Recorder

Never miss a moment. Capture audio anywhere with the Portacapture X6. The intuitive app-like operations on its large color screen make it easy to record or sweeten up your audio in post. Record using the X6’s dual built-in microphones or plug in your own mics to its 2 XLR inputs. The recording quality on the Portacapture X6 will be your secret weapon. Its 96 kHz/32-bit float recording technology means that you can capture audio softer or louder than ideal, assuring that you will never miss that moment.

Quickly access your settings and adjustments on the Portacapture’s X6 large (2.4-inch) color touchscreen. With the easy-to-navigate interface and helpful tools, you are just a few taps from the perfect setting for your needs. Use the Launcher to select from podcast, music, interviews, field recording and 6-track multi-track recording. Start fast, start right and get exactly what you need.

The internal Recording app icons and descriptions:

MANUAL: This is the basic app of the unit. Multitrack recording of up to six channels is possible.

PODCAST: This is good for recording podcasts with up to two people.

FIELD: This recording app is good for recording outdoors.

VOICE: This recording app is good for capturing interviews, dictation and meetings.

MUSIC: This recording app is good for easily capturing instrumental and vocal performances.

ASMR: The screen visual effect changes in response to the input sound.

Audio For Video Production

When shooting a video, you want to be able to focus on your video production and not worry about your audio. The Portacapture X6 was built with video production in mind. The workflow, presets and user-saved settings save you countless steps. The X6 has your back with its 96 kHz/32-bit float recording technology. Not only does this mean you will have the highest quality audio, but you will have a dynamic range that allows you to overcome those less-than-ideal realities that can often occur on a shoot.

The X6 even gives you a time-code sync option via Bluetooth (with optional AK-BT1) allowing you to align your audio with your video, even when you have no audio on your camera. Upgrade your audio and reduce your worries with your own Portacapture X6.

Capture Your Way

The Portacapture X6 is ready to record with a few quick taps. The internal high-quality stereo microphones can instantly rotate from A-B to a true X-Y mic pattern to allow for dialog or spatial music recording.

Have your own mics? Use those thanks to the two included included XLR inputs or line level inputs. The mic preamplifiers are TASCAM HDDA (Hight Definition Discrete Architecture) – providing ultra-low noise and clean transparent audio based on over 50 years of TASCAM know-how.

Record 6 tracks (4 tracks + 2 mix) simultaneously and even use the X6 as your 6-in/2-out USB audio interface to connect to your computer.

Control The X6 From Your Phone

In those cases where you want to put your audio recorder in one place and operate it from another, the X6 has you covered. With the AK-BT1 Bluetooth adapter (sold separately) and free Portacapture Control all, it’s easy to remote control your X6 wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet. Imagine the possibilities!

The Portacapture X6 is priced at $369.00 and has free shipping.

TASCAM Unveils Model 24 Digital Multitrack Recorder

TASCAM has unveiled its Model 24 digital multitrack recorder/mixer/interface. Whether used for rehearsal, live shows, or studio production, this triple-function recording console perfectly meets the needs of today’s working and recording musician.

An excellent choice for live applications, TASCAM’s versatile new Model 24 digital multitrack recorder offers 24 tracks of 24-bit, 48 kHz audio capture (22 channels and a stereo main mix) and 22 playback tracks via either USB 2.0 or to the unit’s onboard SD Card recorder.

The SD Card recorder offers quick, easy one-touch recording and includes transport controls, auto and manual punch in/out, and overdub capability. With color-coded knobs, faux-wood sides, and a retro design, the Model 24 is reminiscent of vintage TASCAM products but it’s based on the company’s industry leading digital Portastudio technology, as evidenced by its LCD screen and digital recording and Bluetooth input features.

Features Include:

  • All-in-One, Multitrack Recorder with 22 channel Mixer and USB Audio Interface
  • WAV 48kHz/24-bit, 24 channel multitrack recording to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards
  • Built-in USB Audio interface to send/receive audio data to/from DAW
  • 22 Inputs (20 Balanced, 12 Monaural, and 4 Stereo)
  • 16 TASCAM Microphone Preamps
  • Input Mode switch on every input channel
  • TASCAM Ultra-HDDA Mic Pre-amp (Channels 1 to 12)
  • 3-band EQ with a sweepable mid-range frequency (Channels 1 to 12)
  • 100kHz Low-cut Filter (Channels 1 to 12)
  • 7-band Graphic #EQ
  • 16 Pre-set Effects
  • 100mm Long-throw Faders for precise adjustment
  • Mute, Main/Sub, PLF switches on every input channel
  • Bluetooth input supporting both AAC and SBC codecs
  • SUB Outputs via XLR Balanced and RCA Unbalanced connectors
  • LINE Inputs via RCA Pin and 1 /8” Stereo Mini jacks
  • 3 AUX Outputs (Monitor 1, Monitor 2, FX)

TASCAM Unveils MZ-Series Mixers

Continuing its long legacy of high-quality professional mixers, TASCAM has introduced the new MZ-223 and MZ-372. Both rack-mount analog mixers offer flexible inputs, mixing, and routing that makes them well suited for installs in small to mid-size venues such as restaurants, hotels, ballrooms, meeting rooms, and schools, as well as residences.

The compact 2U rack-mount TASCAM MZ-223 offers five audio channels, each with a dedicated Gain potentiometer and two stereo sets of RCA line-level inputs (ten RCA inputs, total), that can be mixed, segregated, and routed to three independent zones or destinations. Channels 1 and 2 can also accommodate phono-level signals for use with a turntable, making the MZ-223 suitable for DJ and residential applications. Two convenient front-panel, balanced XLR inputs handle microphone signals.

Each of the MZ-223’s three stereo output zones present balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA line-level outputs, enabling long cable runs or connections to residential power amplifiers or powered speakers. A generous assortment of front-panel volume sliders, routing switches and buttons, EQ knobs, and mute buttons enable simple, fast setup and operation. A Talkover function automatically lowers other source levels when microphones are in use.

The 3U rack-mount TASCAM MZ-372 enables audio signals to be mixed, muted, and routed to 2 redundant outputs or destinations. Each of its 6 audio channels has an independent volume control and features 2 stereo sets of unbalanced RCA line-level inputs (12 RCA inputs, total), and 6 balanced XLR mic/line (switchable) inputs on the rear panel, plus a mic-level XLR input on the front panel.

Each of the MZ-372’s dual outputs offer balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA jacks, enabling long cable runs or connections to a main mixer and monitor mixer, professional amplifier, or residential power amplifier or powered speaker. A Talkover function automatically lowers other source levels when microphones are in use. A separate pair of unbalanced, line-level RCA recording outputs make it simple to capture events.

Tascam’s MiNiSTUDIO Interfaces Are Made for Podcasters

MiNiSTUDIOPodcasting has been around for over a decade. During that time, podcasters have had to rely on a plethora of tools that were really designed for other uses. Sure, you can create a podcast with gear that was created for music or live sound production. But it can lead to complex workarounds or other hassles that keep you from the important thing: Creating your podcast. With that in mind, Tascam has released two new MiNiSTUDIO interfaces made with podcasters in mind.

First up is the Tascam US-32:

Central to the MiNiSTUDIO Personal is an XLR/combo mic/line connector and a professional quality micropone preamp. Built-in phantom power allows you to quickly and easily connect your favorite dynamic or conderser microphone…or not… For the ultimate in plug and play convenience, the MiNiSTUDIO Personal features a built-in microphone, so you’re ready to talk the talk right out of the box. Simply press the ON AIR button and go to town. And to top it all off, the MiNiSTUDIO Personal features a 4-band parametric EQ, adjustable on-board compression and a digital reverb effect with a convenient front panel depth control.

The US-32 also comes with built-in clip playback and sound effects. You can use the stock clips that come with the US-32 or you can customize them with your own sounds. Then there’s the built-in vocal effects:

Di(s)guise your voice, fool your fans! Perhaps the most extreme feature of the MiNiSTUDIO Personal is the Voice Effects option. Simply pressing this innocent little button will instantly transform your voice in any one of a number of amazing and amusing ways. Pitch your voice up into cartoon mouse territory or pitch it down like you’ve joined the Dark Side. Add a spacey Echo, wobbly Chopper or go old school with the Walki-talkie-approved Radio effect. Voice Effects: crazy, wacky and a whole lot of fun.

Next up is the US-42. This model has all of the features of the US-32 as well as an additional microphone input. It also comes with a Creator/Broadcast switch:

Unique to the MiNiSTUDIO Creator is a powerful Creator / Broadcast selector switch on the front panel of the device. When set to Broadcast mode, the audience will hear exactly what you hear as all audio generated my the MiNiSTUDIO and/or your computer will be mixed together in a single stereo stream. Talk, play guitar, play games or play MP3 files. If you hear it, they hear it. But flick the switch to Creator and you’re in full production mode. When set to Creator, the MiNiSTUDIO transforms into a professionally specced two-channel USB Audio Interface. Perfectly suited for any DAW or video editing software, the combination of dual HDDA mic preamps, Hi-z inputs, EQ, compression and reverb deliver a powerful and flexible front end for any media production task.

Both versions of the Tascam MiNiSTUDIO are available for purchase now. The US-32 is expected to retail for $129.00 and the US-32 should sell for $179.00.

Tascam’s iXR Is a Music Studio That Fits in a Bag

Tascam iXRIt’s become increasingly easier over time to capture and create audio in remote locations. No longer is it necessary to be tied to a room full of expensive gear in order to record vocals or produce instrumental tracks. Tascam’s latest digital audio interface, the iXR, was designed with this in mind. The iXR is extremely portable. Hence, it’s designation as “a music studio that fits in a bag”.

Tuscan’s iXR audio interface is a true solution for audio producers on the go. The iXR is MFI-compliant, so it can be connected directly to an IOS device via Lightning cable. No USB adapter required. Producers can use the iXR to quickly access a plethora of sound-related apps, such as multitrack recorders, effects processors, software synthesizers, and more. The iXR also has a standard USB 2.0 connection, so it can be used with desktop computers and other USB-ready devices.

The iXR comes with two built-in XLR/TRS jacks that allow for microphones or instruments to be connected directly to the device. There’s also onboard phantom power for use with condenser microphones. For monitoring, there’s a headphone jack as well as a pair of balanced line outputs that can be sent to powered monitors. The headphone volume jack works independently of the line outs, so these monitoring sources can operate at different volumes. There’s also a pair of standard MIDI I/O jacks for connecting keyboards and other MIDI-capable devices.

Pricing and release information are not yet available for the Tascam iXR.