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Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Professional Recorder Captures Audio at High-Resolution to Compact Flash Media with Built-In Timecode
Montebello, CA (October 7, 2005): Answering the call of remote recording engineers, the TASCAM HD-P2 Portable High-Definition Stereo Audio Recorder is the professional solution for the challenging requirements of live and on-location applications. It records at up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution for audiophile quality to Compact Flash media, locked to the built-in SMPTE timecode input. The Broadcast WAVE audio files are instantly available through the built-in high-speed FireWire computer connection.

"The HD-P2 includes the features that professionals rely upon, such as timecode sync, built-in analog limiting and dependable performance," says Rick McClendon, Division Manager for TASCAM. "We prepared the HD-P2 for grueling professional use while keeping it affordable and simple enough for anyone to use. It's the least-expensive recorder to ever feature timecode lock for recording and playback, and the 192kHz/24-bit audio specs are nothing short of phenomenal. The HD-P2 records to Compact Flash media - constantly saving the audio to prevent against data loss - and the time-stamped Broadcast WAVE files are available for instant use in any DAW."
Unlike consumer MP3 sketchpads, the professional HD-P2 incorporates high-end features like a SMPTE timecode input for synchronization to external devices while in record or playback. When recording, the HD-P2 writes time-stamped Broadcast WAVE audio files that can be loaded into your DAW projects with sample accuracy. Its XLR microphone inputs include phantom power and a limiter to curb distortion during unpredictable live events. The user interface has been designed for fast and intuitive use under stressful one-take-only situations, and its large, angled LCD is perfect for any application from over-the-shoulder location recording to concert recording and commercial use.

HD-P2 Recording features:
Stereo recording to Compact Flash media
44.1kHz to 192kHz recording resolution at 16- or 24-bit
Time-stamped Broadcast WAVE file format is easily imported into DAW software and spotted into projects with sample accuracy
Retake button allows user to re-do last recording with a single button press
Audio files continually re-saved to safeguard against data loss
Comprehensive system and transport control from the front panel or a PS/2 keyboard

HD-P2 I/O features:
XLR mic inputs with phantom power and analog peak limiter
Unbalanced stereo RCA I/O
S/PDIF digital I/O
Headphone output
Built-in mono microphone and speaker for desktop interview applications
Analog level controls allow easy operation without the need to look at the unit
FireWire interface for fast data transfer to a computer
HD-P2 Synchronization features:
SMPTE/LTC timecode input on locking XLR balanced jack
Timestamps Broadcast WAVE recordings from SMPTE input
Chase locks to incoming SMPTE timecode to Video clock input resolves to house clock
Tri-level sync support for HDTV applications
Includes Frame Lock, Lock and Release and flexible Freewheel settings for unpredictable timecode sources
Pull-up and Pull-down sample rates included for video format compatibility
HD-P2 Convenience Features:
Familiar tape machine-style layout and function
Angled screen for table-top or shoulder strap use
Large, uncluttered LCD display
Shortcut keys and LED indicators for frequently-accessed functions
Recessed Compact Flash slot
Runs on (8) readily available AA batteries or DC power adapter
Approximately 5.5 hours of operating time on battery power
TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the pro audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Mexico. For additional information, contact:
TASCAM • 7733 Telegraph Road • Montebello, CA 90640(323) 726-0303 • www.tascam.com
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