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 TASCAM SX-1 and SX-1LE At a Glance  
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arrowReleased: 2003  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 4.0/10arrow User reviews: (5)
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Integrated Production Station! You've probably worked with recording workstations before, but make no mistake: the SX-1 is a completely new category of audio production equipment. Tascam calls the SX-1 a Digital Mixing Environment (or DME for short). In simpler terms, the SX-1 is a completely professional audio production system that seamlessly integrates hard disk recording, digital mixing, MIDI sequencing, plug-in effects, and advanced DAW-style editing and mastering capabilities in a way never accomplished before.

The Vision Several years ago, the SX-1 design team envisioned a machine that would combine the power and flexibility of computer- based recording and editing, MIDI sequencing, hardware surface control, dynamic mix automation, on-board and plug-in effects, stereo and surround mixdown, data backup - all of which would be accessible via a powerful and intuitive user interface. Their vision was to enable musicians, composers, and music production professionals to stay focused on the joys of creating and recording music. Their vision was to incorporate all of the important 21st century technologies, but eliminate the digital technology conflicts and computer hardware and software incompatibilities that often accompany computer-based systems.

All-In-One Specifically designed to meet the demands of professional recording studios, post-production facilities, and broadcast production, the SX-1 is truly integrated. All its state-of-the-art features and capabilities were designed from the ground up to work together. Just the "basic" feature list of the SX-1 puts it in a class by itself. Start with an extremely flexible 40 input, 32 x 8 digital mixing console with 100mm, touch sensitive faders, advanced built-in dynamic automation, and 16 high-quality phantom-powered mic preamps. Add a full-function 16-track hard disk recorder with 48kHz, 24-bit sampling rate - up to 96kHz with 8 tracks! Then there's incredibly intuitive waveform, MIDI, and automation data editing.

Surround & More! You also get complete surround mixing capabilities with the ability to record a full 5.1 mix to the internal HD in addition to the original 16 audio tracks.The SX-1 comes with built-in effects by Tascam, TC Works and Antares, but its plug-in effects architecture ensures that you'll be able to access a wide variety of third-party effects by other manufacturers. A wide variety of interfaces lets you easily connect the SX-1 with other gear in your studio. Of course, the SX-1's audio quality is superb, with 24-bit resolution and the latest 24-bit ADCs and DACs. And that doesn't even begin to cover what the SX-1 can do. If you're looking for the future of audio production, you've found it with the SX-1.

Features:

Extremely flexible 40 input, 32 x 8 digital mixing console with 100mm, touch sensitive faders, advanced built-in dynamic automation, and 16 high-quality phantom-powered mic preamps. Full-function, 48kHz, 24-bit, 16-track hard disk recorder that uses an internal IDE disk drive. 8 tracks of 96khz recording will be possible with a software upgrade following soon after release (converters are 96k). Additional IDE and ultrawide SCSI drives may be connected to the SX-1 via a front-panel slot or a rear panel SCSI interface. Highly integrated and intuitive waveform, MIDI, and automation data editing via an internal recording/editing engine that uses the fast, reliable, multimedia-optimized BeIA operating system and an extremely powerful graphics engine. Complete surround mixing capabilities with the ability to record a full 5.1 mix to the internal HD in addition to the original 16 audio tracks.

128-track MIDI sequencer with advanced editing modes that are available on the fly, with standard and step record modes and highly accurate timing derived from the internal sample clock. Each of the 64 MIDI outputs can be mapped to channel strips on the console, and channel strip faders and knobs can then be assigned to output MIDI channel or custom, user-defined MIDI messages. Built-in CD-RW drive for printing stereo mixes, data backup and archiving, and importing sounds from audio or data CDs. DSP plug-in technology that offers built-in effects by TASCAM, TC Works and Antares as standard features as well as the ability to add new effects as required. Extensive analog, digital, MIDI and computer interfacing that includes (16) balanced XLR inputs, (16) 1/4" TRS line inputs, TRS inserts on each analog input, an onboard speaker switcher, eight channels of ADAT Optical digital interface, two stereo S/PDIF inputs (with sample rate conversion) and outputs, wordclock In/Out/Thru, two MIDI inputs (for MIDI controllers and MIDI Time Code), four MIDI outputs, a SCSI port, two USB ports, a 100Mbits Ethernet jack for FTP capabilities, separate studio and control room monitoring and more. Built-in timecode/sync support via SMPTE/LTC, video sync, and Sony P2. Expansion slots for 24 more channels of digital I/O (including optional multichannel interfaces for AES/EBU, TDIF, ADAT Optical) or additional analog I/O. Onboard LCD screen that offers a wide variety of editing and automation information (including waveforms) XVGA output that acts as a complete, stand-alone DAW interface for total control of the machine with no external computer required Authors MP3 files Jog/shuttle wheel for scrubbing audio and MIDI data simultaneously Cascadable with TASCAM's DM-24 Digital Mixing Console to add input channels and interfaces

A/D Res. 24 Analog Inputs 16 XLR/16 TRS/16 inserts Analog Outputs Separate studio/control room moitoring Aux Returns N/A Aux Sends 6 mono internal; 4 aux outputs Built-in Effects Yes D/A Res 24 Digital Inputs ADAT optical/2 S/PDIF w/SRC Digital Outputs ADAT optical/2 S/PDIF w/SRC Dimensions N/A Direct Outs 16 internal or to external analog or card slot option Editing Full nonlinear on built in Monitor EQ Bands Full Parametric Expansion slots for 24 more channels of digital I/O or analog Faders 17 Freq. Response 20Hz-48kHz Internal Res. 24 Kind Digital Workstation/Sequencer MIDI I/O 2 Ins/4 outs Notes 128 trk Sequencer/5.1 monitor capable Phantom Power Yes Power Supply Internal Rack Height N/A Samp. Rate 16 tracks 48K/8 Tracks at 96 Save MP3 Yes, future software upgrade SCSI Yes Simultaneous Play 16 Simultaneous Rec. 16 Timecode Built-in timecode/sync support via SMPTE/LTC, video sync Total Channels 16 Tracks 16 Audio/128 Midi USB 2 USB/Ethernet Word Clock In/out/thru

Good Points
BEYOND THE NORM
Bad Points
NOTHING!!!
 

 TASCAM SX-1 and SX-1LE Specifications:

Digital IOs:
2
Analog IOs:
ADAT optical/2 S/PDIF w/SRC
Midi IOs:
2 in , 4 outs
Other IOs:
slots for 24 more channels of digital I/O or analog
Busses/Subgroups: 8
Aux sends: 6
Maximum Resolution:96K@48k
EQ:
3 band selectable EQ
Dynamics:
per channel
FX:
4
Software supported:
BEos internal operating system

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