Tascam Develops 64-Track SSD Audio Recorder in 1 RU

Designed for professional remote recording, TASCAM has unveiled its new DA-6400, a 64-track recorder that records to an internal SSD drive caddy for live and event recording and fits in a 1 RU box. Professional I/O options like MADI and Dante make it ideal for live recording, event capture, or as a backup for critical DAW sessions. Set to ship later this year, the DA-6400 will be offered with a single or dual/redundant power supply.

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.

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.

Among its many features, the DA-6400 includes 64-track recording to an 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; Hot-swappable AK-CC25 drive caddy houses an SSD drive, and includes USB 3 for simple file transfer. The recorder also features a 240GB SSD drive, RS-422 serial control and parallel control and Gigabit Ethernet for file transfer, remote control, and SNTP internal clock set.

The DA-6400 includes a 240GB 2.5-inch serial ATA SSD, over 7 hours of recording time at 48kHz/24-bits, and it uses specialized control IC for reliable operation during long recordings.

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