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Description

The FW-1884 is a professional DAW control surface and audio/MIDI interface that uses the FireWire high-speed data transfer protocol. With FireWire's high-bandwidth capabilities, the FW-1884 provides audio and MIDI interfacing to computers as well as control of DAW parameters via eight 100mm motorized touch-sensitive channel faders, one master fader, and controls for pan, solo, mute and select functions on each channel. Tactile control for four bands of parametric EQ, a jog/shuttle wheel and a variety of shortcut keys for various popular software applications are also included. In addition to its surface control capabilities, the FW-1884 provides eight balanced XLR analog mic/line inputs with high quality mic preamps, phantom power and inserts on every channel. These mic pres are the culmination of TASCAM's 30-year history of producing great-sounding, reliable equipment for home and professional studios alike. The mic input circuit uses a hybrid design combining the best of discrete and IC-based circuitry for 54dB of gain, wide dynamic range and natural response. The mic inputs have phantom power assignable in groups of four and include an analog insert on each channel for inserting outboard signal processing. The result is a clean preamp design with a frequency response of 20Hz to 40kHz (+0.5/-1.0dB) and a noise level of -124dBu(EIN), ideal for recording at 96kHz/24-bit resolution.

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FW-1884 support?

Hi, In the Logic Pro X Control Surfaces Support user manual (http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/logic_pro_x_control_surfaces_support.pdf) it mentions support for the Tascam FW-1884. Can anybody confirm this? Because as far as I know Tascam has never released any 64-bit drivers for the FW-1884, and I'm currently stuck with it on LP9 on Snow Leopard booting in 32-bit mode. Thanks, Ben

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Gibson buys Cakewalk!

I'm not trying to be an ass but it seems like everything that has gone wrong with TASCAM, it's never TASCAM's fault. It's always someone else who ruined it. It's the user's fault. It's the company that makes the chip's fault. It's Apple's fault. Even the one thing you admit...

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Turn On/Off monitoring on start/stop.

Mute the channel in your software mixer so you don’t hear the raw DI. It shouldn’t affect anything going to the DAW. You can use tape style monitoring but not direct monitoring to use amplitude while tracking.

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