A major japanese broadcasting corporation has ordered the TASCAM HS-4000 4-track recorders for their broadcast facilities. In this fiscal year, they will install 186 of the new recorders with 86 of the RC-HS32PD remotes. The facility plans to install an additional 500 of the 4-track recorders over the next few years.
The HS-4000 uses dual Compact Flash media for recording, which unlike tape is immune to vibration, wear and weather damage. Confidence recording mode is available to monitor the audio off the card during recording. A touch screen interface drives the recorder, and a simple UI makes menus easy to navigate. The HS-4000 can operate in dual-deck mode, allowing it to function as two separate recorders.
The RC-HS32PD Remote Control Unit provides 32 keys for hot start with 64x32 dot matrix color LCDs for name display. It features a color TFT touch screen that mirrors the two recorders. Two 100mm faders include fader start by microswitch, 0dB level lock and on-air signal indication. A speaker and headphone output are provided on the RC-HS32PD for monitoring.