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Provide Multitrack Recording to Compact Flash for Broadcast, Post and Pro Studios

Anaheim, CA - NAMM Booth #6491 (January 14, 2010): TASCAM's HS-8 and HS-2 are the first studio solutions for professional multi-track recording and playback to solid-state media. From studio surround recording to post production and broadcast playback of HS-P82 location recordings, the eight-track HS-8 fits a variety of multitrack roles first pioneered by TASCAM's DA-88 recorders. Like the HS-8, the stereo HS-2 includes SMPTE timecode and RS-422 for use in broadcast and post production. Also true to TASCAM tradition, audio is top-quality throughout with up to 192kHz/24-bit recording formats available.

A mixer is built into the HS-8 for monitoring, and the stereo mix can be recorded live as a separate track. Like the portable HS-P82, the HS-8 and HS-2 use a color touch-screen interface to access settings and tracks. Audio is recorded as Broadcast WAV files to Compact Flash media. A pair of CF card slots is available for data mirroring or continuous recording. The RC-HS20PD remote control allows operation from a separate room over RJ-45 connection.

TASCAM's HS-8 and HS-2 are the ideal solid-state recorders for professionals, with the instant access, ease-of-use and sound quality studio and post studios demand.

  • 8-channel (HS-8) and 2-channel (HS-2) solid-state audio recorder
  • Records to Compact Flash media
  • Up to 192kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV file recording(4-channel recording on HS-8)
  • 8-channel 96kHz/24-bit resolution (HS-8)
  • 8-channel recording plus stereo mix track at 44.1/48k resolution (HS-8)
  • Internal stereo mixer with level/pan controls (HS-8)
  • BWF file format with iXML metadata
  • Multi-channel flash start
  • Dual CF card slots for mirroring or continuous recording
  • Color TFT touch panel interface
  • 5-second pre-record buffer
  • Cascade function for multiple unit operation

Physical specifications:
  • Balanced analog inputs and outputs on 25-pin D-sub connectors (HS-8)
  • XLR stereo analog input and output for channels 1 and 2
  • AES/EBU digital I/O on 25-pin D-sub connector (HS-8)
  • XLR stereo AES/EBU I/O for channels 1 and 2
  • 8-channel ADAT optical digital in and out (HS-8)
  • Video/word clock BNC input
  • Word clock BNC out/thru
  • SMPTE timecode BNC in/out
  • PS/2 keyboard input
  • RS-422/RS-232C serial control input
  • Parallel control port
  • RJ-45 LAN control (10/100/1000) on locking connector
  • RC-HS20PD Remote input
  • USB 2.0 host connector for transfer to flash memory drive
  • 1/4" stereo headphone output