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 Gigabit Ethernet connections. Designed for live recording, the new Tascam recorder includes an internal SSD Drive and features MADI and Dante optional audio networking.
Tascam’s DA-6400 is an all-new 64-track recorder that records to an internal SSD drive caddy for live and event recording. Professional I/O options like MADI and DANTE make it ideal for live recording, event capture, or as a backup for critical DAW sessions. Available with a single or dual/redundant power supply, 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.
Included with the DA-6400 is an AK-CC25 hot-swappable caddy containing a high-performance 240GB Tascam solid-state drive (2.5-inch serial ATA SSD) allowing for over 7 hours of recording time at 48kHz/24-bits. The caddy includes a USB 3.0 connector for stand-alone use and to offload the BWAV files into a DAW session. The recorder also features Gigabit Ethernet for file transfer, remote control, and SNTP internal clock set.
Tascam confirms the DA-6400 was designed with specialized control ICs for reliable operation during long recordings. For integration it includes RS-422 serial control and parallel control, internal TCXO sample clock with 1ppm accuracy, SMPTE timecode in and out on BNC connectors, and video and word clock in/thru/out. The one rack space front panel features a highly visible 320x120 pixel LCD display with high-resolution audio meters of the 64 tracks.
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.
According to Tascam, the DA-6400 64-track recorder will sell for $3,499.99 (estimated street price) and will be available in November 2015. The DA-6400DP with redundant power supply will sell for $3,999.99 while an extra AK-CC25 drive caddy will cost $99.99 and the SSD will sell for $299.99 (all are estimated street prices). Tascam also expects to release iPad and computer applications for remote control.
The optional IF-MA64/EX 64-channel MADI interface card (opt/coax/redundant) will add $999.99, and the coaxial only MADI interface will cost $499.99. Both will be available November 2015. The IF-DA64 64-channel Dante interface card will also add $999.99 to the price of the basic recorder and will be available in December 2015, while the IF-AE16 16-channel AES/EBU interface card will cost $499.99 and will be available in March 2016.