Apples DV editing package gets more hardware control 24/05/05Tascam announced today that their full line of Firewire audio control interfaces are now compatible with AppleÂ®'s Final Cut Pro 5 and Soundtrack Pro editing software with Apple's unveiling of the Final CutÂ® Studio production suite that includes the Final Cut ProÂ® 5 upgrade. Apples latest major upgrade now means that interfaces supporting MCP (Mackie Control Protocol) are now fully compatible with MCP (Mackie Control Protocol) devices, so you can use external audio control surfacesâ€” including TASCAM's FW-1884 or FW-1082â€”to edit and manipulate audio more efficiently. TASCAM's newest audio controller, the FW-1082, has nine motorized faders for adjusting audio levels during mix playback utilizing the revamped software. Editors can turn up a dialog line or reduce the music level during a voiceover section without clicking on breakpoints. Just grab a fader and go! The transport buttons can be used to start and stop playback in any editor that supports the Mackie Control or Mackie HUI. TASCAM's FW-1082 also has a MIDI fader mode that can be used in programs like Apple Motion 2 to adjust parameters in real-time during playback. And since it's an audio interface as well, producers can record voiceover and sound effects right in the edit suite with professional results. The FW-1082 has four mic inputs, four line ins and S/PDIF digital in and out â€“ all available at 96kHz. It features 10 inputs, including four balanced XLR mic inputs with phantom power. Eight channel strips each feature a 60mm touch-sensitive moving fader and select/solo/mute buttons, and a moving master fader. For even more I/O and surface control, the FW-1884 offers 18-channels of inputs (eight analog and eight ADAT digital and two S/PDIF coaxial or optical), eight balanced XLR mic/line inputs with high-quality mic preamps and phantom power, plus nine 100mm motorized touch-sensitive faders.