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Software Version 1.20 Adds Support for FireWire Card, Cascade and More

Montebello, CA (December 30, 2005): TASCAM's successful new digital console, the DM-3200, has been updated to version 1.20 for an impressive list of additions and enhancements. The IF-FW/DM FireWire card and IF-SM/DM Surround Monitoring card are now supported, turning the console into a complete system for computer recording and surround mixing. Cascade support has also been added - using the built-in Cascade port - as well as MIDI Machine Control, GPI and a list of other enhancements.

"The DM-3200 has been a huge success, proving that the need for thoughtfully integrated digital consoles is alive and well," says Jim Bailey, Product Development Manager for TASCAM. "The DM-3200 is a perfect fit for a wide variety of applications including professional/project studios, post production, sound reinforcement and fixed installations. The enhancements provided by this new update make the DM-3200 an incredible value. The combination of the DM-3200 and the FireWire interface card turn the DM-3200 into the ultimate computer audio interface, with built-in effects, cue mixing, automation and everything else needed for professional recording to a computer."

DM-3200 version 1.20, a free download from the TASCAM website, adds the following new features and enhancements to the DM-3200:
  • Supports optional IF-FW/DM FireWire interface card
  • Supports optional IF-SM/DM Surround Monitoring card
  • Supports cascade operation with another DM-3200 via built-in cascade port
  • GPI functionality via built-in multi-pin connector
  • MIDI Machine Control (MMC) available from transport buttons
  • Internal automation now supports automating buss assignments and effect parameters
  • MIDI control of external devices via MIDI Control Change messages
  • More flexible assignment of the Virtual Encoders (LED Ring Encoders)
  • LCD user interface improvements
  • More intuitive screen switching when used as a DAW controller
  • LCD popup messages have been made more informative

TASCAM's DM-3200 provides a list of mixing specs that equal or surpass digital consoles over twice its price:
  • 48-channel digital mixing at resolutions of up to 96kHz / 24-bit
  • 16 busses and 8 aux sends
  • Powerful effects processors include TC Reverb processing
  • 16 multifunction LED ring encoders showing status of PAN, AUX and CH STRIP mode
  • Optional IF-FW/DM FireWire card for audio and MIDI I/O to computer
  • Surround mixing capability with optional surround monitoring expansion card
  • World-class dynamic automation system
  • Driverless USB connection to computer for DAW control surface capability
  • Includes TASCAM Mixer Companion software for Windows and Mac OS X for project management and timecode & meter displays
  • 16 XLR balanced mic/line inputs with phantom power, -20dB pad and a new high-headroom microphone preamp design
  • Built-in ADAT, TDIF, AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital I/O

The IF-FW/DM has also gained an update to become more compatible with the DM-3200. Visit the DM-3200 page and IF-FW/DM page to download these free updates.

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:

TASCAM • 7733 Telegraph Road • Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 726-0303 • www.tascam.com