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Tascam FW-1884 FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface and DAW Control Surface

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A professional control surface, the TASCAM FW1884 FireWire Controller Audio/MIDI Interface provides an audio and MIDI interface for computers and control of DAW parameters. It has 8 - 100mm motorized,... Click To Read More About This Product

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A professional control surface, the TASCAM FW1884 FireWire Controller Audio/MIDI Interface provides an audio and MIDI interface for computers and control of DAW parameters. It has 8 - 100mm motorized, touch-sensitive channel faders; one master fader; and controls for pan, solo, mute, and select functions on each channel. 4 bands of parametric EQ, a jog/shuttle wheel, and shortcut keys for various popular software applications are also included.

DAW control include mixing, automation, editing, and navigation tools with full 96kHz operation on analog I/O channels, with compatible DAW software, using 24-bit/96kHz A/D/A converters. Provides 2 FireWire ports, 8 channels of ADAT and stereo S/PDIF inputs and outputs, 8 analog outputs, 8 balanced XLR analog mic/line inputs with high quality mic preamps, phantom power, and inserts on every channel. A headphone output is also provided.

The FW1884 is more than just a DAW controller, providing simultaneous connection to L/R and 5.1 surround matrices making it perfectly suited to multichannel surround production as well as standard stereo mixing.

4 MIDI inputs and 4 MIDI outputs allow connection with a wide variety of MIDI sound generation and timing tools. Its Word Clock jacks allow computer systems to maintain accurate clock synchronization in digital recording environments. Assignable footswitch jack provides handsfree punches and MIDI control.

The FW-1884 is compatible with a wide variety of popular applications including MOTU Digital Performer, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Cakewalk Sonar, and more.

FEATURES

Comprehensive mixing, automation, editing and navigation tools for DAWs
8 - 100mm motorized, touch-sensitive channel faders
One master fader
Dedicated controls for pan, solo, mute, and select functions on each channel
4 bands of parametric EQ on each channel
Shortcut keys for various audio software applications
8 balanced XLR analog mic/line inputs with high-quality mic preamps
Phantom power and inserts on every channel
24-bit/96kHz A/D and D/A converters; full 96kHz operation on all analog I/O channels with compatible DAW software
8 channels of ADAT lightpipe, stereo S/PDIF inputs and outputs
8 analog outputs for connection of L/R and 5.1 surround matrices
Dedicated headphone output
4 MIDI inputs, 4 MIDI outputs
Word clock in and out jacks
Assignable footswitch jack
Up to 18 simultaneous inputs
Compatible with a wide variety of popular DAW applications
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Tape machines - 90 day warranty; one year parts warranty.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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(34 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for recording and producing!

By MERC

from Providence, RI

The 4 midi ins and outs is one of the reasons this DAW mixer is the best out there for the price. I use it with Cubase and I have my Triton and MPC midi'd with no problems. The eight inputs let me hook up the audio from these units as well. I just flip the direct monitoring on in Cubase and everything sounds perfect. My workflow recording has sped up tremendously. The only time I had to contact Tascam was the first time I bought the unit and I didn't quite understand how to set it up. Their customer service was HORIBBLE! And they have a forum which they want donations from customers who spent $1300 on the product in order to keep the forum up! Other than that, the unit is great.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product

By TK

from West Palm Beach FL

Bought this item a year ago and I'm pleased to say I am very happy with this product. Easy to configure and work with any top of the line recording software. You will not regret purchasing the item at all!!! I use Cubase 4 and it work wonderfully smooth as butter.

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