Tascam DA-6400

64-channel Digital Multitrack Recorder

Compact 64-channel digital multitrack recorder/player for Live and Broadcast applications

Description

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 is an unbeatable option for professional remote recording.

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.

No dedicated recorder combines the high performance, flexible operation, and complete reliability of

TASCAM’s DA-6400 solid-state 64-track recorder.

A stable, reliable 64-channel digital multitrack recorder

The DA-6400 uses an embedded operating system for quick startup and simple operation. The system is

designed for reliable recording when using high sampling rates and large amounts of data transmission.

Files are saved approximately every 20 seconds during recording, so data losses due to unexpected

power supply interruptions are kept to a minimum. Recording and playback is supported at up to

96kHz/24-bit (32 tracks) for incredibly detailed master tracks.

The DA-6400 records to solid-state drives (SSD), the ideal format due to their excellent vibration

protection, environmental resistance, and simple, maintenance-free operation. TASCAM has created our

own SSD, designed for and thoroughly tested with DA-6400 recorders without the automatic

"housekeeping" features that can cause disks to drop out of record. Internal components, including IC

control elements, have been carefully selected and constantly tested lot by lot with the parts

manufacturers to maintain quality specifications.

The included 240GB SSD is pre-installed into a removable AK-CC25 storage case. Using the swappable

bay in the DA-6400 unit, drives can be hot-swapped and then given to clients. The AK-CC25 case includes

a USB 3 jack for rapid transfer to DAW systems.

The Ideal Backup Recorder

The DA-6400 can receive timecode from a Pro Tools system for backup recording with synchronized

operation. Using serial or parallel control, you can start DA-6400 recording operations from Pro Tools.

In a studio or live system that supports MADI, you can use the IF-MA64/EX audio interface card. It

supports MADI thru to include a DA-6400 between a mixing desk and Pro Tools (or another main

recording system). The IF-MA64/EX features a fully-redundant MADI thru, sending MADI from the input

to a another device even if the power is disconnected. No matter which interface you use, a DA-6400

can be installed for a compact, lightweight backup instead of purchasing a second complete system.

Dante and AES/EBU interface cards are also available – with more formats coming soon – and two card

slots allow the unit to support multiple I/O protocols.< br />

With a one-rackspace footprint and simple BWF transfer to DAW systems, the DA-6400 fits into any

professional installation.