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DM-24 LCD Display
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Tascam introduced their new DM-24 at MusikMesse 2001, a digital mixing console that is 24-bit/96kHz capable and offers up 24 inputs and 8 busses. It can be used as a standalone mixer in the studio, but is also a great companion for Tascam's 24-track MX-2424 hard disk recorder.

The DM-24 can work with just about any piece of outboard gear with its wide array of audio inputs. There are 16 analog mic/line inputs, a 24-channel TDIF interface, 8-channel ADAT optical interface, plus a pair of stereo S/PDIF and AES/EBU connections. If you need additional IO capacity, the DM-24 can also be expanded via two internal slots. And if that's not enough, you can connect two DM-24's together for 48 channels.

Each of the 24 channels has a completely parametric 4-Band equalizer plus a configurable gate and compressor. To adjust for any latency disparities between the inputs, a built-in per-channel digital delay is included. All channels also feature motorized 100 mm faders. Tascam has also worked with TC Electronic and Antares to include their reverb and microphone modeling technologies respectively.

In an effort to make the unit more user friendly and not get in way of the creative process, the DM-24's automation doesn't require switching between read and write modes. All automation data can be stored via MIDI.

Features:

  • 24-bit/96kHz capable
  • 24 inputs and 8 busses
  • 16 analog inputs (XLR/Mic and line)
  • 24-channel TDIF interface, 8-channel ADAT interface, two stereo AES/EBU interfaces, two stereo S/PDIF interfaces.
  • Two expansion card slots for additional interface modules (AES/EBU, analog, TDIF or ADAT)
  • Improved microphone pre design
  • 24-Bit-A/D and - D/A converters
  • Automation
  • Programmable gate and compressor in each channel
  • 4-Band parametric equalizer with adjustable gain, center frequency and Q (bandwidth) in each channel
  • Digital delay built-in to each channel, to compensate latencies of signals passing through analog-to-digital conversion
  • Two insert effects in each channel with effects and microphone modeling from TC Works, Antares, and Tascam
  • 32-Bit-Floating-Point DSPs
  • Large LCD display
  • Motorized and touch-sensitive 100-mm faders
  • Two DM-24s can be connected and function as a single system

Full technical specs are not yet available, and some details may be subject to change.

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