DM-24 features flexibility, integrated automation, touch-sensitive
moving faders and 24-bit/96 kHz support at a really competitive
A sophisticated digital routing system allows free assignments between
inputs and channel. If required, the same input signal can be also
assigned to different channels at the same time.
types of input/output ports are provided, including 24 T-DIF I/O,
8 ADAT Optical I/O, 2 AES/EBU I/O and 2 S/PDIF I/O.
Mic/Line analog inputs
are also provided, all equipped with hi-quality preamps, insert
ports and 24-bit A/D converters.
rear slots allows to expand the system by installing different option
(8 AES/EBU I/O)
- IF-TD/DM (8 T-DIF I/O)
IF-TAD/DM (8 ADAT Optical I/O)
- IF-AN/DM (8 Analog I/O)
- IF-CS/DM (digital cascade card).
T-DIF and ADAT option cards include also ADAT Sync 9-pin and DTRS
control ports for machine remote control. Also,
digital cascade cards, allow to link 2 DM-24, doubling the number
of available channels and using the same bus and aux send for large
mixing application. By using the cascade card, a connection between
DM-24 and Tascam SX1 Audio Workstation is also possible.
DM-24 configuration includes 8 busses and 16 direct outputs (assignable
to channel 1-16) allowing simultaneous 24-track recording applications.
sampling frequencies are also supported, including 96KHz.
Integrated Effects. DM-24 includes 2 internal Effect Processors
featuring hy-quality algorithm like Phaser, Chorus, Delay and Microphone/Speaker
Modeling coming from TC Works, Antares and Tascam.
Automix internal features are provided on DM-24. Timecode sync is
possible via SMPTE I/O and motorized touch-sensitive faders make
easy Write/Read operations during Automix sessions. The most part
of the console parameters can be also controlled under automation,
so that complex mixdown sessions can be fully memorized.
Compact Size. DM-24 dimensions (580mmL x 140mmH x 542mmD)
and weight (20.5 Kg) allow easy carriage and location for any possible
Good Q/P ratio. No doubt that, considering all features available,
quality to price ratio is very good for DM-24.
control surface is divided in different areas including fader control,
channel module, transport control, graphic display, function control
and monitor control.
motorized faders are available: 16 assignable faders (3 different
layer status can be selected in order to control channel 1-16, channel
17-32 or Bus/Aux Master levels) and 1 master fader. In addition,
faders can be used also for channel Aux send levels or channel Delay
channels are equipped with 4-bands Parametric EQ (Shelving, Peaking,
Notch, HPF/LPF modes available depending on the selected band),
Dynamic Processor and 6 Aux send. The Dynamic Processor works as
Compressor, while Gate functions are also available on channels
short, the unit is more powerful and in the same time more intuitive
and pleasant to use than the previous model.
Moreover, the availability of built-in digital ports and the possibility
to connect an optional CD mastering unit allows a fast and not too
expensive data back-up and CD mastering functions.
editing is possible by firstly selecting a channel and then using
channel module and Display support (a channel can be selected by
pressing the related select key or simply by touching the related
touch-sensitive fader, if the auto-select function is enabled).
Channel module includes Ring Encoders that allows easy parameter
control. Also the graphic display offers easy editing support thanks
to the soft buttons and the POD controllers, as previously experimented
the Tascam TM-D4000.
section includes REW,
FF, PLAY, STOP and RECORD buttons as well as Locate and Track Arming
Machine control is possible by using RS-422, GPI, DTRS and MIDI
console parameters (except for TRIM control for preamp gain) can
be saved to a Snapshot memory.
Up to 96 Snapshots can be managed, allowing to instantly change
the mixing setting for any possible studio or live application.
addition to Snapshot memory, specific Library memories are also
provided for Channels EQ and Dinamic Processors.
In this way different EQ or compressor settings can be saved and
then recalled for instant assignment to different channels, saving
time and assuring precise results. Some preset memories are also
DM-24 is equipped with a large number of drivers for remote controlling
dedicated to specific Recorders, VCR, Direct-to-Disk systems and
3 different Surround operation modes are available, including 5.1.
Additional Stereo Compressors.
Bus and Aux busses are not equipped with EQ or delays, but an effect
processor can be digitally inserted. In addition, 3 stereo compressors
can be assigned to any Bus or Aux bus pair as well as to the Stereo
and Monitor facilities.
DM-24 includes a Talkback system, 2 headphones outputs and a flexible
monitoring control section.