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Roland is proud to announce its most powerful V-Studio in history: the VS-2480CD 24-Track Digital Studio Workstation. The VS-2480CD is a self-contained workstation which offers 24-track/24-bit digital recording with 64-channel automated mixing, built-in effects and onboard CD burning. This revolutionary workstation also boasts motorized faders, comprehensive mouse-based control, and connections for an optional ASCII keyboard and an external VGA monitor, making it as fast and intuitive to use as a computer-based system--with the advantages of a rock-solid system designed expressly for audio production.

Following on the success of the VS-2480, the big news with the VS-2480CD is the addition of an internal CD-RW drive. This built-in slimline drive makes it easier than ever to back up data and burn music CDs. In addition to importing .wav files, the new CD Capture function lets users import audio directly from CD--even grabbing particular parts of a CD track. Thanks to some creative engineering, every VS-2480CD will come standard with an 80GB internal hard drive, providing more recording space than any other workstation on the market. This means that users can easily record an entire album--or more!--without having to worry about running out of disk space.

The VS-2480CD also comes with VS-2480 Version 2.0 software pre-installed. Version 2.0 can turn an external VGA monitor, sold separately, into the center of the VS-2480CD universe. It adds full onscreen mouse control of the VS-2480's 64-channel digital mixer, including the ability to set up EQ and dynamics processing curves or route signals by simply dragging the mouse. Version 2.0 also introduces full drag-and-drop track editing to the VS-2480--including waveform-based editing--making it as easy to work with audio on the VS-2480 as it is on a computer-based DAW.

The VS-2480 offers the same great features as the immensely popular VS-2480, including 24-track playback, 24-bit/96kHz recording, 384 Virtual Tracks and more. Users can record up to 16 tracks at once using a wide range of inputs, including 8 XLR and 16 balanced TRS inputs. Its two built-in stereo 24-bit effects processors provide everything from COSM Mic, Speaker and Guitar Amp Modeling to a Mastering Tool Kit--and the VS-2480CD is expandable to eight stereo or 16 mono effects with optional VS8F-2 Effects Expansion Boards.

A built-in Phrase Sequencer with realtime playback lets users trigger or "fly-in" vocals in real time, or quickly sequence drum grooves. Thanks to Roland's high-quality R-BUS connectors, up to 16 channels of additional analog or digital I/O can be added. The VS-2480CD plays well with others, too: it has SMPTE and Word Clock inputs.

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