TASCAM demonstrated the new Version 2.0 software update for the MX-2424 24-track, 24-bit hard-disk recorder, as well as previewing the MX-2424s upcoming MX-View graphic editing software. With over 3,000 units shipped since April 2000, the MX-2424 has already carved a niche as an audio recording tool, and these new software updates add a slew of exciting new features.
The main feature of the recent version 2.0 software release, 96kHz/88.2kHz recording, allows for recording and playback at the higher sampling rates needed for DVD authoring. This software update permits 12 tracks of 24-bit / 96kHz audio on the MX-2424 in addition to the currently-available 24 tracks of 24-bit / 48kHz. Also in the Version 2.0 release is a software update which provides compatibility with the HFS+ Macintosh drive format. Like the FAT-32 update, the HFS+ update offers compatibility with larger drive volumes.
TASCAM is also previewing MX-View at Summer NAMM 2001. Slated for an imminent delivery, MX-View provides a new graphic editing interface for Macintosh and Windows computers that offers detailed waveform editing capabilities, easier virtual track management, viewing multiple machines on one screen simultaneously and other enhancements. Like previous versions of the MX-2424 operating system, 96 kHz recording capabilities and MX-View will be available for free to all registered MX-2424 owners, and can be accessed as a download from the new website specifically created for MX-2424 users (www.mx2424.com) as well as from TASCAMs main site (www.tascam.com).
"A technology-based product like the MX-2424 is designed to be able to grow as the needs of the industry change," says Mike McRoberts, TASCAM international product development manager. "As an open-ended system, the MX-2424 can remain free from obsolescence by continually offering updates that reflect what our customers are telling us they need. Although the MX-2424 has been regarded as a revolutionary advancement in price versus performance since its introduction and has quickly become the most popular 24-track recorder ever made, were certain that our customers appreciate TASCAMs continued support through the development and release of the new software updates."
A 24-track, 24-bit random access recorder/player/editor with a list price of $3,999, the MX-2424 has quickly found its way into an array of end-user settings, with target customers ranging from home and project studios to commercial music recording facilities to post-production soundstages.
For additional information or to visit the MX-2424 users forum on the MX-2424 digital hard-disk audio recorder, visit the new web site dedicated to MX-2424 users (www.mx2424.com) or TASCAMs main web site.