TASCAM FW1804 Firewire Audio MIDI Interface

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18-in/12-out rackmount audio interface. 24-bit / 96kHz digital audio.
The latest computer interface solution from TASCAM brings many of the audio and MIDI interface features of the FW-1884 to a rackmountable format with the new FW-1804. It features four great-sounding XLR microphone inputs with analog inserts and phantom power for professional condenser mics. An additional four line inputs are provided, plus ADAT and S/PDIF digital connection for a total of 18 inputs and 12 outputs. Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs round out the interfacing with pro touches like word clock and a guitar-level input.

The FW-1804 includes TASCAM's latest software bundle, including 48-track/96k Cubase LE recording software, GigaStudio 3 LE software sampler and dozens of Nomad Factory plug-in demos. The FW-1804 is the solution for anyone looking for a universally-supported audio/MIDI interface without the room for a control surface.

Features
18-in/12-out audio interface

Records at up to 96kHz/24-bit

Four balanced XLR / 1/4 in. TRS mic/line inputs with phantom power

Four balanced 1/4 in. TRS line inputs

1/4 in. TRS insert jacks for channels 1-4

S/PDIF and ADAT digital input and output

Word clock in and out

Balanced 1/4 in. TRS monitor outputs

Headphone output with level control

Two MIDI inputs and four MIDI outputs

Assignable Footswitch jack

Includes GigaStudio 3 LE

Includes Steinberg Cubase LE 48-track 96kHz workstation software
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-726-0303
(45 ratings)
Submitted January 9, 2006 by a customer from giganet.net
"Tascam still delivers . . ."
It will take a mighty nice unit (with a price to match) to coerce me into buying something else. I looked for two years before finding this"just right" unit.
Sound
Not too bad for 500 bucks.
Features
18 ins and a bunch of outs! 'nuff, I'd say
Quality
Good quality. 500 buck quality.
Value
I cannot complain about the price/value ratio on the FW 1804. Have to say, it is certainly worth the price.
Manufacturer Support
Prepare to wait a while with Tascam. Seems they are quite busy. Could be because they are a HUGE outfit, and have to deal with a bunch of questions?
The Wow Factor
I have seen some units that "look a little snazzier" but this one is no slouch, either. It's cleanly designed, and well thought out. I wish the phantom power switch had a light indicator though.
Musical Background:
Some, well, OK, a lot
Musical Style:
Chamber music
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