Now that Tascam has embraced FireWire technology with the new FW-1884 (see previous item), the new IF-FW/DM brings their DM-24 console and the DAW closer together, without the need for additional audio interfacing.
The IF-FW/DM is an expansion card that follows the same design as the ADAT, AES/EBU, TDIF and analog expansion cards for the DM-24.
Other features include:
24-channel input and 24-channel output when used with the DM-24
16-channel input and output when used at 88.1kHz or 96kHz sample rates with the DM-24
Adds 8 inputs and 8 outputs when used with the TASCAM SX-1 or SX-1LE, up to two cards can be installed
MIDI Input and Output for use with DAW software
Supports ASIO, MME, WDM and Apple Core Audio standards
Mac OS X and Windows XP compatibility
Two IEEE-1394 FireWire jacks
Street price somewhere around $500
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