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TASCAM has announced the HS-P82, a high-quality 8-track field recorder for music, television and film production. Eight high-quality microphone preamps use standard XLR inputs to record up to 96kHz/24-bit audio with timecode. Dual Compact Flash slots provide recording with backup and no moving parts for rugged reliability. A stereo mix can be recorded in addition to the eight individual channels, for a total of 10-channel capture. The recorder is housed in an aluminum chassis with a TFT color touchscreen. TASCAM's new HS-P82 will be available from pro audio resellers in December 2009 with an estimated street price of $4,999. It combines high-quality recording with the reliability that field recording demands: Recording Features:
  • Dual Compact Flash recording media supports backup, mirroring and seamless A/B recording*
  • Long battery life through low power usage
  • Easy to read and operate using pivoting TFT Color Touch Panel interface
  • All-aluminum chassis is rugged yet lightweight
  • 8 -track recording plus stereo mix for a total of 10-track recording
  • 8-track recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • 4-track recording at 192kHz/24-bit
  • Broadcast WAV (BWF) support with iXML metadata
  • Various power options include AA batteries (x10), NP type, AC adaptor, external DC input and optional V-mount adaptor for ENDURA batteries
  • Up to 5-second prerecord buffer
  • Internal microphone for slate recording
  • Limiter and low cut filter per track
  • Auto or manual cue points
  • Alert signal to headphone output
  • Retake function
  • Panel lockout function to prevent accidental transport switching
Inputs/Outputs:
  • 8 high-quality microphone preamps and A/D converters with independent +48V phantom power for each (standard XLR connectors)
  • 8 AES/EBU inputs and outputs (DB-25 connector)
  • Sampling rate converter on each AES/EBU input
  • 2 balanced analog outputs (XLR connector)
  • Stereo digital output (BNC connector)
  • SMPTE Timecode In and Out (BNC connector)
  • Video/Word Clock/Cascade* I/O (BNC connector)
  • Headphone out (1/4" stereo jack)
  • PS/2 keyboard input for track naming
  • USB 2.0 high-speed data transfer to PC
* Seamless Record, Mirroring & Cascade modes coming in version 1.10 Visit TASCAM at booth #219 at AES
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