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TASCAM has lowered the manufacturer's suggested retail price of their SX-1 Digital Production Environment, enabling more musicians and composers to take advantage of its powerful features. Now available at $5,999.00 USD, the SX-1 is an ideal complete audio production solution for composers, recording studio production rooms, broadcast facilities, educational institutions and houses of worship. In other SX-1 news, the company has released new v1.10 operating software that provides new features including visible event names in the waveform display, new DSP power for lush-sounding reverbs and effects, new automation functions and interface improvements.

"There is no other product like the SX-1," states Jim Mack, TASCAM division manager. "Other integrated workstation recording and mixing tools don't have the high-end features and quality level that allow the SX-1 to be implemented in serious, professional applications. It offers a no-compromise solution for people who want to take advantage of the benefits of high-end DAW-style recording and editing in a dedicated, seamlessly integrated device. We're happy to be able to now offer this extremely innovative production tool to a wider range of people who may not have been able to afford this degree of quality at the former price point."

Combining automated digital mixing, hard disk recording, MIDI sequencing, extremely powerful editing, DSP effects technology and multi-format mastering capabilities, the SX-1 is the culmination of over two years of research and development between several of TASCAM's worldwide design teams.

The SX-1's v1.10 operating system update is sent automatically to all registered owners of the SX-1.

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:

"The SX-1's six-channel stem recorder, digital mixer capable of 5.1 mixes, MIDI sequencer and hard disk recorder combined with the DS-M7.1 surround monitor controller offers users an easy to use, complete surround sound production suite," says Jim Bailey, TASCAM Product Development Manager. "By simply adding monitors, users have all the professional tools needed to create great sounding surround mixes."

Designed to meet the needs of professional project studios, commercial recording facilities, broadcast production, and places of worship, the SX-1 is an all-in-one solution for professional audio recording, MIDI production and editing. The unit combines automated digital mixing, hard disk recording, MIDI sequencing, extremely powerful editing, DSP effects and CD-burning capabilities in a single unit. The SX-1 is the culmination of over two years of joint development between TASCAM R&D in Iruma, Japan, the TASCAM Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in Palo Alto, CA, and TimeLine Vista in San Marcos, CA and represents the state of the art in professional integrated audio production workstations.

Designed for surround production suites equipped with digital consoles, the TASCAM DS-M7.1 is a surround sound monitor control device that adds multi-speaker monitoring control to consoles with limited output busses. The DS-M7.1 integrates easily with most digital console monitor outputs without having to re-configuring or re-patching the unit when switching between stereo and surround applications. Its versatility and flexibility make it an ideal solution for surround monitoring control applications ranging from post-production for film and video to surround production for music, theatrical production and television broadcast.

For additional information on the SX-1, the DS-M7.1 and other TASCAM products, please visit TASCAM's web site at www.tascam.com.