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Groundbreaking Guitar Amp Modeling Plug-In Rocks The World

Montebello , CA (October 1, 2004): Continuing a campaign to create a complete computer-based recording system, TASCAM has begun shipping the Rock Amp Legends guitar amp modeling plug-in. Rock Amp Legends is a collection of classic tube amplifier recreations, modeled in software, and created by Nomad Factory (www.nomadfactory.com). It is distributed in the United States by TASCAM. Voiced with the help of guitar legend Jimmy Crespo, the plug-in is available in RTAS and VST formats for Mac and Windows systems -- with Audio Units support coming soon.

"I've always dreamt of cranking up a big Marshall® or Rectofier® stack in my bedroom studio," says Pete Snell, Sales and Marketing Manager for GigaStudio. "These guitar amp models give me the power of my favorite classic amplifiers without the blistering volume and miking hassles of recording the real thing. I've bought and sold every modeling processor and plug-in as it came along, and the Nomad Factory plug-in is the first one that even comes close. It delivers smooth, warm tone, unlike the thin, buzzy sound I've experienced before."

Rock Amp Legends is the latest addition to the Nomad Factory lineup. Co-developed with Jimmy Crespo (guitarist with Aerosmith, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck), this plug-in captures the classic rock tone of the most coveted British and American amplifiers. In addition, it adds a rack of great-sounding effects for a thick guitar sound, like flanging, chorus, delay, tremolo, noise gate and reverb.

Other software plug-in packages available from Nomad Factory include Blue Tubes, a bundle of 15 vintage-toned tube simulation EQs, compressors, and signal processors, and Liquid Bundle, a collection of high-quality, affordable effects. TASCAM will be bundling demos of Nomad Factory plug-ins with their USB and FireWire audio interfaces and with GigaStudio. An exclusive, free Nomad Factory plug-in will also be provided for TASCAM customers. Customers who register their Nomad Factory purchase receive an additional free, three plug-in bundle through the Nomad Factory website.

TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the pro audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Latin America . For additional information, contact:

TASCAM • 7733 Telegraph Road • Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 726-0303 • www.tascam.com