TASCAM has announced the SD-20M, which they describe as a simple-to-use solid-state recorder at a breakthrough price. The 1U rackmount includes a pair of microphone preamps with phantom power for direct microphone recording. Both the mic inputs and line inputs can be recorded simultaneously in four-channel mode. The dual recording mode captures a copy of your audio at a lower level, as insurance against distorted takes.
The SD-20M includes a battery backup system – AA batteries can keep recording for hours in case of power loss. A wired remote or footswitch can be attached to control recording and playback. Variable speed playback allows the playback to be changed without affecting the pitch.
A spokesperson told us, "The TASCAM SD-20M is a flexible, affordable solution for long-form recording."
Pricing and Availability:
Available May, 2016
Affordable workstation type keyboard