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Tascam DA-6400 Captures 64 Tracks in Single Rack Space
Rounik Sethi on Fri, September 11th 0 comments
Tascam tell us their new DA-6400 which captures 64 tracks in a single rack space has an Internal SSD Drive and Pro I/O options that make it the ideal live recorder. More info below...

Montebello, CA (Sept 9, 2015): TASCAM’s DA-6400 is an all-new 64-track recorder that records to an internal SSD drive caddy for live and event recording. Professional I/O options like MADI and DANTE make it ideal for live recording, event capture, or as a backup for critical DAW sessions. Available with a single or dual/redundant power supply, the DA-6400 is an unbeatable option for professional remote recording. 

Included with the DA-6400 is an AK-CC25 hot-swappable caddy containing a high-performance 240GB TASCAM solid-state drive. The caddy includes a USB 3 jack for stand-alone use – simply hand the drive to the client to offload the BWAV files into their DAW session. The DA-6400 records 64 tracks at 48kHz/24-bit or 32 tracks at 96kHz/24-bit. Included on the rear panel are SMPTE timecode, word clock, RS-422, parallel and Ethernet connections. 

Tascam DA-6400 single rack live recorder

Tascam DA-6400 single rack live recorder.

I/O options for the DA-6400 include the IF-MA64/EX interface card, with both coaxial and optical MADI connections. This card includes a redundant coaxial connection so that MADI is passed through even if power is lost, making it an ideal backup recorder for DAW sessions. Other I/O options include the lower-cost IF-MA64/BN coaxial MADI card, IF-DA64 Dante card, and IF-AE16 AES/EBU card, with more to come. 

No dedicated recorder combines the high performance, flexible operation, and complete reliability of TASCAM’s DA-6400 solid-state 64-track recorder. 

The rear view of the Tascam DA-6400 single rack live recorder

The rear view of the Tascam DA-6400 single rack live recorder.

DA-6400 features:

  • 64-track recording to internal solid-state drive as 48kHz/24-bit BWAV files
  • 32-track recording at 96kHz/24-bit
  • Two option card slots support MADI, Dante, and AES/EBU connections, with more to come
  • Hot-swappable AK-CC25 drive caddy houses an SSD drive, and includes USB 3 for simple file transfer 
  • TASCAM 240GB SSD drive included
  • RS-422 serial control and parallel control
  • Internal TCXO sample clock with 1ppm accuracy
  • SMPTE timecode in and out on BNC connectors
  • Gigbit Ethernet for file transfer, remote control, and SNTP internal clock set
  • Video and word clock in/thru/out
  • Highly visible 320x120 pixel LCD display
  • iPad and computer applications for remote control
  • One rackspace size for easy installation
  • DA-6400DP also available with dual/redundant power supplies

TASCAM SSD features:

  • 240GB 2.5-inch serial ATA SSD
  • Uses specialized control IC for reliable operation during long recordings
  • Over 7 hours of recording time at 48kHz/24-bits

AK-CC25 features:

  • Holds 2.5-inch serial ATA SSD drive
  • USB 3.0 port for high-speed data transfer
  • LED status indicator

Pricing/Availability:

  • DA-6400 64-track recorder: $3,499.99 estimated street price, available November
  • DA-6400DP 64-track recorder with redundant power supply: $3,999.99 estimated street price, available November
  • AK-CC25 drive caddy: $99.99 estimated street price, available November
  • TSSD-240A TASCAM solid state drive: $299.99 estimated street price, available November
  • IF-MA64/EX 64-channel MADI interface (opt/coax/redundant): $999.99 estimated street price, available November
  • IF-MA64/BN 64-channel MADI interface (coax): $499.99 estimated street price, available November
  • IF-DA64 64-channel Dante interface card: $999.99 estimated street price, available December
  • IF-AE16 16-channel AES/EBU interface card: $499.99 estimated street price, available March

Web: http://tascam.com/product/da-6400/overview/

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