The Tascam IF-FW/DM mkII is the first 32-channel audio interface to use a single FireWire cable to get in and out of the computer. The card is compatible with Tascam's DM-3200 and DM-4800 digital consoles, turning them into the ultimate front-end for computer workstation recording. The card supports resolutions up to 96kHz/24-bit without changing the incredible 32-in/32-out channel count.
For recording engineers and musicians who are comfortable working on a mixing console, the DM-3200 and DM-4800 is the control center for their studio. The IF-FW FireWire Interface Card is integrated into the mixer, bypassing the need for expensive audio interfaces. They provide 32x32 audio and remote control over recording software like Pro Tools 9, Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, SONAR, and Digital Performer, adding transport, jog/shuttle, fader, panning, aux control and more. All of this control is a single button press away from normal mixer operations, making DAW software control simply another fader layer of these powerful consoles for seamless workflow.
During tracking, the DM-series gives engineers the flexibility that only a large console provides. The DM-4800 provides 24 great-sounding mic pres, 36 digital inputs, 24 groups and 32 direct outs, so tracks can easily be routed into the computer. Twelve aux sends (8 on the DM-3200) means that everyone in the band can get their own headphone mix while leaving a few for effects sends. The consoles offer powerful monitoring capabilities, including source switching, dim, mono, and even speaker switching on the DM-4800. Add other interface cards for additional ADAT, TDIF and AES/EBU I/O, or install the powerful IF-SM/DM Surround Monitoring card for mixing in up to 6.1 surround.
The mix processing and automation capabilities of the DM-series free the computer's CPU to add tracks and plug-ins to the recording project. As recording software continues to add tracks and plug-ins get more complex, you can use the DM-3200 to handle the mixing, EQ, compression and other processing tasks it excels at. The powerful automation system of the DM-3200 also alleviates the processing pressure on the DAW, and many users prefer TASCAM's intuitive mixer automation system over even very high-end consoles.
The IF-FW/DM mkII & DM-3200/4800 combination replaces thousands of dollars of computer audio interfaces with a simple, integrated solution. Your studio gets the editing and plug-in power that DAW systems deliver while keeping the flexibility and speed that recording consoles provide. Professional recording facilities know that using a mixing console with their DAW is often a more efficient, flexible and better-sounding solution than working with virtual mixers. The 32-channel IF-FW/DM mkII FireWire Interface is the ultimate front end for serious computer-based recording studios.
Tascam IF-FW/DMMKII Specifications
- 32-in and 32-out interface for computer workstation software
- Up to 96kHz/24-bit audio resolution
- ASIO and CoreAudio drivers for Windows and Mac OS X
- Installs in DM-3200 and DM-4800 digital consoles
- Compatible with most DAW workstation software, including Pro Tools 9, Logic Pro, Cubase, Nuendo, SONAR, Digital Performer, Reason, Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro and many others
- Provides MIDI input and output -use it as a 1x1 MIDI interface in your sequencing software
- 6.45" x 1.57" x 8.7" (164 x 40 x 221 mm)
- 0.66 lbs (0.3 kg)