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New 18-channel Audio Interface Offers Audio and MIDI Interfacing in a Rackmount Package

San Francisco, CA (October 28, 2004): The latest computer interface solution from TASCAM brings many of the audio and MIDI interface features of the FW-1884 to a rackmountable format with the new FW-1804. It features four great-sounding XLR microphone inputs with analog inserts and phantom power for professional condenser mics. An additional four line inputs are provided, plus ADAT and S/PDIF digital connection for a total of 18 inputs and 12 outputs. Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs round out the interfacing with pro touches like word clock and a guitar-level input. The FW-1804 includes TASCAM's latest software bundle, including 48-track/96k Cubase LE recording software, GigaStudio 3 LE software sampler and dozens of Nomad Factory plug-in demos.

"In some studios, there just isn't room for a big control surface like our FW-1884," declares Jim Bailey, Product Manager for TASCAM. "The FW-1804 fits in any studio, even desktop-challenged home offices. Despite it's small footprint, it enjoys professional features like great-sounding microphone preamps, included 48-track/96kHz recording software, lots of MIDI I/O and a street price around half of some of the other 'pro' solutions."

The FW-1804 is the solution for anyone looking for a universally-supported audio/MIDI interface without the room for a control surface:
  • 18-in/12-out audio interface
  • Records at up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • Four balanced XLR / 1/4" TRS mic/line inputs with phantom power
  • Four balanced 1/4" TRS line inputs
  • 1/4" TRS insert jacks for channels 1-4
  • S/PDIF and ADAT digital input and output
  • Word clock in and out
  • Balanced 1/4" TRS monitor outputs
  • Headphone output with level control
  • Two MIDI inputs and 4 MIDI outputs
  • Assignable Footswitch jack
  • Includes GigaStudio 3 LE
  • Includes Steinberg Cubase LE 48-track 96kHz workstation software

Also recently announced, the new TASCAM FW-1082 Audio/MIDI Interface and Control Surface features 10 audio inputs and 4 outputs. It has a control surface featuring nine touch-sensitive moving-faders, transport controls, jog/shuttle wheel and four assignable encoders.

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