TASCAM Sonicview 24
Interactive Digital Mixing Station
£4,629.17 Price excludes VAT
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Tascam has a long history of high-quality recording products and digital mixers, culminating in the legendary DA-88 eight-track modular multi-track recorder and the DM-4800 digital mixer, a workhorse combination that once set a new standard. With Sonicview, Tascam has created an entirely new line of digital mixing consoles that incorporate the latest technology and make it easy to view and control all of the parameters you want, when you want, with fully customisable touchscreens and user-definable buttons, motorised faders and intuitive control software.
Sonicview recording consoles integrate beautifully with the rest of your system, thanks to built-in Dante networking, a 32-bit/96-kHz multi-channel USB audio interface and plenty of inputs and outputs. No-compromise audio quality and a 54-bit floating-point FPGA mixing engine combines with ample signal processing, an expansion slot for additional connectivity and wireless remote control to make Sonicview mixers the next-generation choice for recording studios, remote recording, touring, installed sound and broadcasting.
Intuitive Operation at Your Fingertips
The Tascam Sonicview 24 offers motorised channel faders in three banks of eight, plus a motorised fader for the main stereo bus. Above each bank of channel faders is a colour touch panel that allows you to view entire mixer channels, or get down to details, controlling each parameter with your fingertip. Save fader settings and instantly recall them later to continue where you left off. Check levels in a mix or submix at a glance and adjust them during mixdown with either the physical faders or the touchscreen. Your changes will be instantly updated in both.
The Amazing VIEW
Truly the next generation in mixer user interfaces for recording and live, the powerful intuitive Tascam Visual Interactive Ergonomic Workflow (VIEW) system lets you quickly and easily configure Sonicview’s touchscreens. Thanks to the VIEW user interface, there are three different ways to view your settings. Each touchscreen can be configured independently, so you can monitor and control any combination of settings you want, in whichever screens you want, whenever you want. For instance, you could monitor levels for eight channels of vocals on screen 1, while tweaking the parametric EQ on a drum submix or keeping an eye on the output bus level and compression curve on screen 2.
Channel Strip View
High-End Audio Quality
Thanks to a 54-bit floating-point FPGA mixing engine, Tascam Sonicview delivers the finest audio performance in its class with continuous, high-definition 32-bit/96-kHz sampling and 32-bit analogue-to-digital converters. The mixing engine’s float-point processing makes it possible to flexibly change levels without compromising resolution, while ensuring ultra-low latency, even in analogue-to-analogue connections. The result is no-compromises performance, including with Dante networks and in-line monitoring systems, for pristine tracking, mixing, and playback.
Sonicview 24 offers an array of versatile inputs for recording and mixing. 16 channels with XLR mic/line inputs and 8 channels with both XLR mic inputs and balanced 6.3-mm TRS line inputs allow maximum flexibility. You also get TRS insert points on two channels, two stereo pairs of RCA aux inputs, and an XLR input for a talkback microphone.
Channel Control and Processing
There’s much more to Sonicview than meets the eye. Internally, these recording consoles have a generous 40 mono channels and two stereo channels so you can fly-in backing tracks to make a small vocal band sound huge. You can also accommodate additional physical audio inputs via the expansion slots for larger ensembles, manage sources from every part of a venue via the Dante network, and mix dozens of DAW tracks. Eight DCAs enable you to easily control groups of channels. Programmable layer keys select which custom combination of channels and output buses are controlled by the motorised faders. Start working on a mix, save your fader settings, and continue mixing later – thanks to the motor faders, you’ll pick up exactly where you left off.
Each input channel can use any or all of 11 processing functions, which can be independently set: Delay (Input/Pre-fader), Phase, Digital Trim, High-Pass Filter, Gate/Expander/De-esser, 4-band Parametric EQ, Compressor/Ducker, Solo, Mix 1–22 Send/Pan (Pre/Post), FX 1–4 Send/Pan (Pre/Post), Fader/Pan/Mute to L/R.
Top-of-the-Line Sound With Class 1 HDIA Mic Preamps
Each microphone input feeds a Tascam Class 1 HDIA (High Definition Instrumentation Architecture) preamp – the finest mic preamplifier we’ve ever made. Thanks to an instrumentation amplifier with extraordinary good noise characteristics in the first stage, these microphone preamps exhibit excellent equivalent input noise (EIN), signal-to-noise ratio, distortion ratio and frequency response. The ultra-definition mic preamps used in Sonicview will pick up and record the slightest nuance from rosin on a violin bow to the subtle dynamic changes of a voice or saxophone. The microphone inputs can handle signal levels up to +32 dBu, providing plenty of headroom for sudden level increases.
The combination of Class 1 HDIA preamps, 32-bit/96-kHz ADCs and our 54-bit FPGA mixing engine is impressive but Tascam didn’t stop there: We conducted extensive internal and external evaluations to tune the Sonicview consoles for optimal performance. The result is best-in-class sound that will never disappoint for mixing and recording both live or in the studio.
Built-In USB Audio Interface and Stereo Recording
The built-in 32-in/32-out USB audio interface makes Sonicview a first-rate front end for recording and broadcast studios, as well as for capturing live events. Record your choice of channel direct outs, flex buses and the L/R main bus to your favourite DAW at up to 96 kHz with the same 32-bit precision used throughout the console.
You can simultaneously capture the main mix directly to the onboard stereo SD recorder – handy when the band wants to listen to their performance at the hotel or on the bus. A top-panel port also lets you record in stereo to a USB flash drive.
Built-In 32-Track Audio Recorder as an Option
Tascam Sonicview offers multiple ways to record. In addition to the integrated audio interface and stereo recorder, a multi-track recording card (IF-MTR32) can be installed as an option, enabling you to capture 32 audio tracks directly to an SDXC card. The SD recorder supports punch-in/punch-out for all 32 tracks simultaneously as well as pre-record, auto-record, and markers. Best of all, it automatically saves and closes the file every 60 seconds during recording to safeguard against data loss. So you can let the recorder do it’s job worry-free while you focus on mixing.
Flexible Output Buses, Advanced Processing
You get a wealth of output buses with powerful signal processing and flexible routing options. In addition to the main stereo bus, Sonicview provides 22 flexible output buses, each of which is configurable as a subgroup, aux or matrix. Provide multiple stereo in-ear monitor submixes without running short of buses and send to the analogue outputs. Create matrix mixes for multiple loudspeaker zones and send them over the Dante network to record mixes, deliver sound to theatres and concert halls, and more. All output buses are equipped with 31-band graphic EQ, real-time analyser functions, 4-band parametric EQ, compressor/ducker, delay, plus Solo, Pan, and Mute.
Each individual input channel can be looped through four additional effects, including a high-quality reverb.
Dante-Enabled for Superior Networking
Dante® audio-over-IP networks integrate thousands of concert touring systems, as well as installed systems in recording studios, radio stations, corporate boardrooms, city halls, and much more. Tascam Sonicview consoles can serve as the audio centre of these systems using their built-in 64-in/64-out Dante interface that supports AES67 mode, SMPTE 2110 mode and Dante Domain Manager. Two Dante ports enable redundant streams. Thanks to the combination of Dante and the recording capabilities built into Sonicview, you can mix and record concerts, panel discussions, lectures, worship services and more from any network location, including a remote recording or broadcast studio.
Physical Outputs and Expansion Capability
As you’d expect, Sonicview offers plenty of physical outputs, with 16 XLR line outputs, and two XLR monitor outputs. If that’s not enough, you can add more analogue, MADI, or AES/EBU I/O with an optional expansion card. To further expand the system, add one or more optional 16-in/16-out Dante-networked stage boxes (SB-16D). Microphone gain for all 16 inputs can be remotely controlled from Sonicview, and the SB-16D can be used as a floor box or rack-mounted. The combination of Dante networking and multiple stage boxes makes Sonicview a great recording and mixing solution for multi-room studios and capturing large ensembles.