TASCAM has announced the release of Hi-Res Editor, a free application that supports up to 11.2MHz DSD files or 384k WAV. The software allows playback and export of DSD files without intermediate conversion to PCM audio.

Tascam Hi-Res Editor

DSD Audio can be played natively through USB devices that support it, such as the TEAC UD-501 and HA-P90SD. In cases where a PCM interface is used, or even the computer’s built-in audio, the software automatically plays DSD back through the interface at any available sample rate. A section of the DSD file can be exported as a new file, either in DSD or WAV format, to separate one long recording into individual tracks.

Two DSD files can also be combined into a new file, for example when a file over 2GB is divided. DSD audio can be converted to PCM, and vice-versa, for burning to CD or online distribution. In addition to the above, Hi-Res Editor can edit the gain level for WAV format audio.

Ideal for users of TASCAM’s hi-resolution recorders like the DA-3000, this free Hi-Res Editor software is one of the only ways to edit native DSD master recordings.

Hi-Res Editor features

  • Native DSD audio editing and playback, at sampling rates from 2.8MHz to 11.2MHz.
  • WAV file editing and playback support up to 384kHz/32-bit.
  • Uses standard ASIO 2.1 audio drivers.
  • Set in and out points with waveform audio display for trim/export.
  • Set overall gain of file (PCM files only).
  • Split long files into multiple tracks.
  • Combine function joins two audio files into one.
  • Convert audio files from DSD to PCM or vice-versa.
  • Convert PCM sampling frequency and bit depth.
  • Runs on Windows (using Windows Standard audio driver or ASIO 2.1).

Hi-Res Editor is available as a free download for Windows.

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