The new Tascam SX-1LE is a based on the acclaimed SX-1 and provides professional features like 16-track 24-bit recording, 40-input surround mixing, touch-sensitive moving faders, a VGA output and 128-track MIDI sequencing for an estimated street price under $3,000 (RRP $3750).
“The SX-1LE is the first truly professional integrated workstation under $3,000,” says Jim Bailey, TASCAM Product Specialist. “Pro features like 16 mic pres, a dedicated 6-track stem recorder, 128-track sequencing and flexible waveform editing put the SX-1LE into the class of pro studio equipment, but with an ease-of-use that musicians can appreciate.”
With a price low enough for home recording, and a feature set to satisfy the most discriminating studio owner, the SX-1LE is ready for the most ambitious projects. Its intuitive design makes it more than the sum of its parts, yet each feature is professional grade: Flexible 40-input, 32 x 8 digital mixing console 5.1 surround mixing 16 high-quality phantom-powered XLR mic Inputs 16-track uncompressed recording at 48kHz/24-bit 6-channel stem recorder Intuitive user interface using mouse, keyboard and two displays to view waveform, MIDI and automation data SMPTE timecode input Built-in CD-RW drive Up to four real-time processors with TASCAM DSP effects like reverb and chorus 8-channel ADAT optical digital input and output Three expansion slots create an additional 24 inputs and outputs 320 x 240 LCD display VGA display output Jog/Shuttle wheel 128-track MIDI sequencer Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs for 64-channel MIDI output
The SX-1LE will begin shipping in late September 2003., for more information (brochure/pics/application guides): http://www.tascam.com/products/sx1/sx1le.php