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US-428 Digital Audio Workstation
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TASCAM is displaying the US-428 digital audio workstation controller at AES 2000, Booth #629. Shipping since August 2000, the US-428 combines a hardware interface with computer functionality to interface with both Windows- and Macintosh-based sequencing platforms via a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port. The US-428 requires no additional interface card to install, and is compatible with applications that accept a standard MIDI controller message.

"Computers have become an integral part of every aspect of daily life, and recording technology is no exception," says TASCAM product development manager Mike McRoberts. "Many recording professionals in their personal and project studios√¶and most high-end facilities√¶have turned to computers and software applications to complete their work. With the US-428, we’re now able to offer a comprehensive and very easy-to-use bridge between the recording industry and the computer age. Truly a plug-and-play device, the US-428 is ready to plug into your computer and record right out of the box."

The US-428 ($599 MSRP) allows users full control over any number of software faders through eight hardware faders, groups of eight software faders selectable with buttons located beneath the US-428’s jog wheel. The unit’s control surface also supports transport, EQ and control functions for sequencers and DAWs.

Users can support inputs of 16- or 24-bit resolution at 44.1 or 48 kHz, and stereo or mono, with four analog inputs able to be recorded at once. The US-428 also features a 2-channel digital input. Two audio output channels also support 16- or 24-bit resolution in stereo or mono, and at 44.1 or 48 kHz.

The US-428 comes bundled with Steinberg Cubase VST and Cubase MAC and is currently available.

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