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Tascam TG-7 & TC-8, wide-format tuners

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Tascam TG-7 & TC-8

Tascam has announced the TG-7 and TC-8, two new tuners.

TASCAM’s TG-7 and TC-8 tuners combine fast pitch detection and a 5″ wide backlit LCD display to help musicians dial into perfect pitch. The TG-7, designed for guitar and bass players, has a 1/4″ in and thru and fits perfectly on pedalboards and amplifiers. The TC-8 is tailored for band and orchestra players with alternate tuning scales for period instruments. Both tuners have a built-in microphone and powerful metronome with internal speaker.

The tuner in the TG-7 and TC-8 uses high speed processing to calculate the pitch. Four tuner modes allow up to 1.25-cent steps on the display for maximum accuracy, and the tuner can be calibrated to an installed piano. They have desktop feet with a clip to attach to a music stand, and a tripod mount is also built-in. The metronome on the TG-7 and TC-8 can be set to various beat accents, and tap tempo allows the musician to find the tempo marking for any song.

TG-7 & TC-8 features

  • Chromatic tuner.
  • Metronome with 30-300 BPM range and seven accent values.
  • 5″ Wide backlit LCD display with note value and bargraph displaying pitch deviation.
  • Four display modes: Bargraph, Fine, Strobe Animation and Needle.
  • Oscillator for playing pitch.
  • Built-in speaker for pitch and metronome.
  • Built-in microphone for acoustic instruments.
  • Tuner Calibration mode.
  • Flip-out stand for tabletop use with hooks for music stand mounting.
  • Tripod mount.
  • Tuning modes TG-7: Guitar, Bass, Chromatic, Drop-D, Drop-G, Open-D, Open-G and five user-definable scales.
  • Tuning modes TC-8: Equal Temperament, Pythagorean, Mean tone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Kellner, Vallotti, Young.
  • 1/4″ in and thru jacks (TG-7) / 1/4″ in jack (TC-8).

The TASCAM TG-7 and TC-8 will be available from select Tascam retailers in December 2010.

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Tascam announces TC-1S, solar-powered instrument tuner

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Tascam TC-1S

Tascam has announced the TC-1S, the world’s first solar-powered instrument tuner.

The TC-1S charges its battery from a bank of solar cells on the front panel, and a USB input is also available for quick-charging when you’re completely in the dark. It’s wrapped in a shock-proof silicon cover, available in six colors, and a strap and clip keep it charging all day long on your gig bag. At a price under $40, every planet-conscious musician is going to need a TC-1S.

The TC-1S has a built-in microphone as well as a 1/4″ input for guitar and bass tuning. Its lightning-fast pitch detection is displayed on a wide bargraph display for instant feedback. Four display modes are available, including fine pitch display, and the tuner can be calibrated to an external source.

Tascam TC-1S features

  • Chromatic tuner.
  • Solar-powered battery charging.
  • USB input for battery charging.
  • 1/4″ instrument/microphone input.
  • Built-in microphone.
  • Custom LCD display with note, sharp/flat indicators, bargraph for pitch deviation.
  • Shock-resistant silicon case included.
  • Available in six colors: black, pink, orange, green, blue, white.
  • Includes strap and clip for attaching to instrument case.
  • Four display modes: Bar, Fine, Strobe Animation, Needle.
  • 12-note equal temperament scale.
  • Pitch displayed in 1 cent steps (in fine mode).
  • 3.77″ W x 0.71″ H x 1.57″ D (96mm W x 18mm H x 40mm D).
  • 1.8oz (51g) weight.

The TASCAM TC-1S will be available from select TASCAM retailers in October 2010.

More information: Tascam / TC-1S

Short links for July 15th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# polynome 5000

polynome 5000
polynome5000, amazing DIY controller by Colin Mann

Colin Mann on his polynome 5000 controller:

After more hours than I’d like to admit, even if I actually knew how many, I’m done. I started this, believe it or not, before the APC40 was even announced, and at the time there weren’t many products out there like it. Now, obviously it would make more sense to just buy one of those products, nevertheless, where are you gonna get an RGB monome with a nixie tube display that takes OSC commands? Exactly.

# Moogfest 2010, a three-day festival celebrating the innovative vision of sonic pioneer, Robert Moog, to be held Halloween weekend, October 29-31, in Asheville, NC.

Confirmed artists Massive Attack, MGMT, and Thievery Corporation will be joined by over 25 additional internationally renowned artists performing in multiple venues throughout downtown Asheville, including the Asheville Civic Center Arena, the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, and Asheville’s renowned world-class club, the Orange Peel.

# Drumssette – By Mike Walters

Intro to The Drumssette by Mike Walters.

The Drumssette was built by Mike Walters in 2010. The Drumssette is a Tascam four track cassette recorder that I turned into a programmable drum machine. A cassette with four tracks of repeating drum sounds can be mapped into a 16 step rhythm using the 64 switches on the interface. The audio on the cassette tape also clocks the sequencer. More details at www.mysterycircuits.com

# "I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS" Announcement, Download Links, Fun Facts, Listening tips

Mark Mosher presents his new album, composed and produced entirely on a laptop using Ableton Live 8.

After eight months of work, I'm very excited to announce that my latest album I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS is now available as a digital download.

I HEAR YOUR SIGNALS Album by MarkMosher

Livid Instruments Code

# Want Encoders? Livid Reveals Hardware Covered with Them

Peter Kirn on the new controller by Livid Instruments:

Livid Instruments has just revealed their next hardware controller. Well, sort of revealed – this evening on Twitter, they declared that it was a “Top secret sneak peek of our new controller.” Top secret – you know, just on the Internet. No one will see it there. It’s full of encoders, if that’s your thing. It’s called, cleverly, the “Code.” In addition to accompanying Livid’s own grid controllers, put this next to a monome, and you can manipulate continuous parameters alongside triggers. I could imagine someone doing some insane granular patch with an absurd number of parameters using this.

# Waveformless: 10 Free Synths for Your Mac

Tom Shear lists some worthwhile freebies for Mac users:

The internet has its ups and downs as far as musicians go, but one of the great things is the abundance of free software available to pros and beginners alike. While the comparatively smaller user base means there aren't as many freebies for Mac as there is for PC, there is still some great stuff out there available for absolutely nothing. (Although many developers of freeware, do accept donations.)

Dogs wanted!

# Music of Sound » CrowdSourced FX Library 2

Tim Prebble is looking for contributions for another "crowdsourced" fx sample library.

Seeing as how THE DOORS is hopefully going to finally kill the overuse of cliche doors, maybe we can also kill the over use of ‘DOG NEXT DOOR’ or at least provide some seriously good alternatives! But the world of dogs is vast & complex – some of the weirdest vocalisations I have ever heard were from a very small dog! So please comment on this post if you wish to be a contributor. As with the 1,000 doors aim (which we will easily meet) lets aim for 1,000 dogs so if each person records 5 dogs then we have a recordist limit of 200 contributors.

TASCAM announces DR-2d, DR-08 and DR-680 Portable Digital Recorders

TASCAM has announced three new digital recorders at the Winter NAMM show.

New TASCAM Portable Digital Recorders

DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder with Dual Recording

Tascam DR-2d

It offers up to 96kHz/24-bit audio resolution, capturing WAV or MP3 files to SD Card media. The new stereo condenser microphone design has a 74dB signal to noise ratio for dynamic recordings. The Dual Recording feature prevents overload by recording a second track at lower level, ensuring that recordings won’t be ruined by distortion.

Like the rest of TASCAM’s best-selling portable recorders, the DR-2d offers Variable Speed Audition to slow down music without changing the pitch. A metronome and digital effects are also included, as well as an Overdub feature for sound-on-sound recording. The DR-2d is ideal for songwriters, performers, or home studio musicians who want their music to sound its best.

DR-08 Compact Portable Digital Recorder

Tascam DR-08

It captures audiophile-quality 96kHz/24-bit WAV files – or web-friendly MP3 files – to robust MicroSD media. The built-in microphones have a unique mechanism to change the width and angle of the elements, allowing you to tailor the pattern for the perfect recording. There’s even a built-in kickstand for placing the recorder right where you want it. A pair of AAA batteries allows you to record for hours to the included 2GB card, then transfer the recording to your computer using high-speed USB 2.0.

Like the top-selling DR-07, the DR-08 has features like auto level control and a low cut filter for clear recordings. Add your own microphone or line-level source using the 1/8″ stereo input. The DR-08 has loop and variable speed on playback, allowing you to slow down speed without changing the pitch to learn new music. Noise canceling and EQ functions improve playback timbre, and the sleek design makes the DR-08 TASCAM’s most portable recorder yet.

DR-680 8-track Portable Digital Recorder

Tascam DR-680

Up to eight tracks can be recorded to solid-state SD card media at 96kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV quality. Six mic inputs provide phantom power and 60dB of gain for great-sounding recordings with condenser microphones. Record the six microphones along with a digital S/PDIF source for 8 track recording.

Inputs can be monitored using a built-in mixer with level and pan controls for each input. The stereo mixdown can even be recorded along with the six mics for quick stereo playback of the event. There’s even a built-in speaker to check recordings without headphones.

In addition to WAV recording up to 96kHz, the DR-680 captures stereo audio at 192kHz/24-bit for audiophile-quality masters. The DR-680 records up to four channels of MP3 audio for web-ready recordings. Two of the recorders can be connected with a cascade cable for up to 16-track recording on battery power. Multi-channel portable recording has never been as simple or affordable as the DR-680 from TASCAM.

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TASCAM introduces US-800 Audio Interface

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TASCAM has introduced the US-800, a lightweight, great-sounding multichannel recording interface for laptop users.

It offers eight inputs and four outputs for capturing dynamic multi-mic performances. Six XLR microphone inputs each have phantom power for attaching condenser microphones, and premium 192kHz/24-bit audio converters record every detail.

The US-800 includes S/PDIF digital audio in and out as well as MIDI in and out for linking up to your studio. The rugged, lightweight package is ideal for mobile or desktop recording. For great-sounding multi-mic recording, the US-800 packs an incredible amount of features into an interface you can bring anywhere.

Tascam US-800

US-800 features

  • 8-in/4-out USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI interface.
  • Six XLR mic/line “combi” inputs with phantom power.
  • Up to 192kHz/24-bit audio resolution.
  • Lightweight design for mobile or desktop use.
  • S/PDIF coaxial digital input and output.
  • Stereo RCA analog output for monitoring.
  • Standalone only mode for use as microphone preamp.
  • 2-segment LED metering for each analog input.
  • 1/4″ and 1/8″ stereo headphone outputs.
  • 16-channel MIDI input and output.
  • Includes Cubase LE4 48-track recording software.

More information: TASCAM / US-800

TASCAM announces US-2000

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TASCAM has announced the US-2000, a new 16-input audio interface condensed into only one rackspace.

Eight studio-grade microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones, and two of the mic inputs are on the front panel for easy access. An additional six balanced 1/4″ line inputs are provided, as well as four balanced line outs and stereo digital I/O. The front panel features a 100-LED meter bridge for setting input and output levels. The US-2000 connects to a computer through high-speed USB 2.0, and is priced about the same as less-capable 8-channel FireWire interfaces. Included with the TASCAM US-2000 is Cubase LE4, a 48-track workstation for Mac or Windows computers. It includes flexible hardware controls for zero-latency monitoring during recording.

TASCAM US-2000

US-2000 features

  • 16-in / 4-out USB 2.0 audio interface.
  • 96kHz / 24-bit audio resolution.
  • (8) XLR microphone inputs with phantom power.
  • (6) 1/4″ balanced line inputs.
  • (4) 1/4″ balanced line outputs.
  • (2) 1/4″ instrument inputs (chan. 7 & 8 on front panel “combi “jacks).
  • Stereo S/PDIF digital in and out.
  • 100-LED meter bridge (5 segments for each input and output).
  • Zero-latency direct monitoring with mono/stereo switch for each pair of inputs.
  • 1/4″ balanced stereo monitor output with its own volume control.
  • 1/4″ stereo high-powered headphone output.
  • Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Steinberg Cubase LE4 48-track recording software included.
  • High-tech, attractive aluminum case design.

The US-2000 will be available from TASCAM retailers in October at a projected street price under $500 USD.

More information: TASCAM / US-2000

TASCAM announces US-122mkII and US-144mkII

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TASCAM US-144mkII

TASCAM has announced the US-122mkII and US-144mkII, two Portable USB Audio Interfaces.

The US-122mkII features improved audio performance along with a new, eye-catching compact design. The US-144mkII shares the design improvements, adding S/PDIF digital audio I/O for four channels of 96kHz/24-bit audio to and from a computer. Both interfaces use USB 2.0 technology for hiccup-free low-latency performance to Mac or Windows computers.

The TASCAM US-122mkII and US-144mkII feature a pair of XLR microphone inputs with phantom power for recording condenser mics into a computer. Balanced line inputs and a guitar level in are also provided. MIDI in and out jacks allow for synthesizer and control messages to be passed to the computer, and the unbalanced line outputs connect to studio monitors. The US-144mkII has the addition of digital in and out, for a total of four channels, and a dedicated headphone level control means you don’t need to switch off your monitors when recording on phones. A copy of Steinberg’s 48-track Cubase LE4 is included to begin recording right away.

US-122mkII / US-144mkII features

  • Bus-powered USB 2.0 audio interface
  • (2) XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
  • (2) 1/4″ balanced line inputs
  • Switchable guitar level input
  • 1/4″ stereo headphone output
  • MIDI input and output
  • S/PDIF stereo coaxial input and output (US-144mkII only)
  • Individual Line and Headphone out level controls (US-144mkII only)
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit audio resolution
  • Zero-latency hardware monitoring
  • Mac and Windows drivers included
  • Steinberg Cubase LE4 48-track recording software included
  • Aluminum case construction

The US-122mkII and US-144mkII will be available from TASCAM retailers in October. Estimated street price for the US-122mkII is $129 USD, the US-144mkII is expected to sell for $149 USD.

TASCAM / US-122mkII / US-144mkII

TASCAM announces HS-P82

TASCAM HS-P82

TASCAM has announced the HS-P82, a high-quality 8-track field recorder for music, television and film production.

Eight high-quality microphone preamps use standard XLR inputs to record up to 96kHz/24-bit audio with timecode. Dual Compact Flash slots provide recording with backup and no moving parts for rugged reliability. A stereo mix can be recorded in addition to the eight individual channels, for a total of 10-channel capture. The recorder is housed in an aluminum chassis with a TFT color touchscreen.

HS-P82 features

  • Recording Features:
    • Dual Compact Flash recording media supports backup, mirroring and seamless A/B recording (Seamless Record, Mirroring & Cascade modes coming in version 1.10)
    • Long battery life through low power usage
    • Easy to read and operate using pivoting TFT Color Touch Panel interface
    • All-aluminum chassis is rugged yet lightweight
    • 8 -track recording plus stereo mix for a total of 10-track recording
    • 8-track recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit
    • 4-track recording at 192kHz/24-bit
    • Broadcast WAV (BWF) support with iXML metadata
    • Various power options include AA batteries (x10), NP type, AC adaptor, external DC input and optional V-mount adaptor for ENDURA batteries
    • Up to 5-second prerecord buffer
    • Internal microphone for slate recording
    • Limiter and low cut filter per track
    • Auto or manual cue points
    • Alert signal to headphone output
    • Retake function
    • Panel lockout function to prevent accidental transport switching
  • Inputs/Outputs:
    • 8 high-quality microphone preamps and A/D converters with independent +48V phantom power for each (standard XLR connectors)
    • 8 AES/EBU inputs and outputs (DB-25 connector)
    • Sampling rate converter on each AES/EBU input
    • 2 balanced analog outputs (XLR connector)
    • Stereo digital output (BNC connector)
    • SMPTE Timecode In and Out (BNC connector)
    • Video/Word Clock/Cascade* I/O (BNC connector)
    • Headphone out (1/4″ stereo jack)
    • PS/2 keyboard input for track naming
    • USB 2.0 high-speed data transfer to PC

TASCAM’s new HS-P82 will be available from pro audio resellers in December 2009 with an estimated street price of $4,999 USD.

More information: TASCAM / HS-P82