The FW-1884 is a professional DAW control surface and audio/MIDI interface that uses the FireWire high-speed data transfer protocol. With FireWires high-bandwidth capabilities, the FW-1884 provides audio and MIDI interfacing to computers as well as control of DAW parameters via 8 x 100mm motorized touch-sensitive channel faders, 1 master fader, and controls for pan, solo, mute and select functions on each channel. Tactile control for 4 bands of parametric EQ, a weighted jog wheel and a variety of shortcut keys for various popular software applications are also included.
Co-designed between TASCAM and Frontier Design Group, the FW-1884s DAW control capabilities include comprehensive mixing, automation, editing and navigation tools. In addition to its surface control capabilities, the FW-1884 provides 8 balanced XLR analog mic/line inputs with high quality mic preamps, phantom power and inserts on every channel. Using 24-bit/96kHz A/D and D/A converters, the FW-1884 offers full 96kHz operation on all analog I/O channels with compatible DAW software. In addition to its 2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) computer interfaces, the FW-1884 gives users eight channels of ADAT lightpipe as well as stereo S/PDIF inputs and outputs. Perfectly suited to multi-channel surround production as well as standard stereo mixing, the FW-1884 provides 8 analog outputs for simultaneous connection to L/R and 5.1 surround matrices. A headphone output is also provided.
Four MIDI inputs and 4 MIDI outputs on the FW-1884 allow users to connect with a wide variety of MIDI sound generation and timing tools. Its Word Clock in and out jacks allow computer systems to maintain accurate clock synchronization in digital recording environments. Also, its assignable footswitch jack can be used for tasks such as hands-free punching or MIDI control. In use, the FW-1884 allows up to 18 audio inputs to be accessed at once. As a DAW controller, the FW-1884 is compatible with a wide variety of popular applications including MOTU Digital Performer, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Cakewalk Sonar, and more.
For people who require simultaneous control of more audio channels, the FE-8 expands the FW-1884 with 8 additional channel control strips (100mm motorized faders and dedicated control buttons). Multiple FE-8's may be added to an FW-1884 system as needed for big console functionality with any DAW system.
Comprehensive mixing, automation, editing and navigation tools for DAWs
8 x 100mm motorized touch-sensitive channel faders, one master fader
Dedicated controls for pan, solo, mute and select functions on each channel; tactile control for four bands of parametric EQ
Shortcut keys for various popular audio software applications
8 balanced XLR analog mic/line inputs with high quality mic preamps
Phantom power and inserts on every channel
24-bit/96kHz A/D and D/A converters; full 96kHz operation on all analog I/O channels with compatible DAW software
8 channels of ADAT lightpipe, stereo S/PDIF inputs and outputs.
8 analog outputs, allowing connection of L/R and 5.1 surround matrices
Dedicated headphone output
4 MIDI inputs, four MIDI outputs
Word Clock in and out jacks
Assignable footswitch jack
Up to 18 simultaneous inputs
Compatible with a wide variety of popular DAW applications
Also available: FE-8 (8-channel sidecar) expands FW-1884 with 8 additional channel control strips
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