Roland VS-2400CD Digital Studio Workstation
The VS-2400CD Digital Studio Workstation brings professional 24-track recording and CD burning to a new low price. This compact recording workstation inherits many features from the flagship VS-2480CD--like premium analog components, motorized faders and powerful software control--while adding new features of its own such as RSS 3-D panning and V-LINK for integrating Edirol video products.
With the VS-2400CD, you can record and play back up to 24 tracks in pristine 24-bit sound. That's enough room for an individually miked drum set, along with guitar, bass and plenty of vocals. And with 384 Virtual Tracks, you'll never have to settle for just one take. And for those who want the ultimate in sound quality, the VS-2400CD supports multitrack recording at 96kHz (Up to eight tracks at 96kHz). The VS-2400CD is also a full-blown 48-channel digital mixer with 16 inputs, 24-channel track mixer and eight effect returns. And you can control them all with 13 motorized faders. Just select which channels you want to mix and the faders instantly snap to the proper position. It couldn't be easier!
The operating system is based on years of knowledge gained from products dating back to the original VS-880. And now this same easy-to-use interface can be found in the VS-2400CD. Just follow the graphic icons to quickly navigate menus, while taking advantage of intuitive drag-and-drop editing using the mouse. You can even connect an optional VGA monitor for true software-style control.
A new RSS Panning function provides dedicated 3-D panning without complicated editing. Using this function, you can create a 3-D sound field with up to six mono sources and write it into the Automix. The VS-2400CD also sports dedicated 4-band EQ and dynamics on 32 channels, plus two stereo effects processors with 36 high-quality Roland/BOSS algorithms. These include everything from reverb and delay to Lo-Fi and vocoder effects, plus guitar amp modeling, mic modeling and mastering tools. Two additional stereo effects can be added via an optional VS8F-2 Effects Expansion Board.
With a low-profile CD burner built-in, the VS-2400CD has everything you need to take your song from idea to completion. First mix down your tracks (along with any live inputs) to an open pair of tracks. Then add the final touch using the Mastering Tool Kit with multi-band compression and burn your 2-track master to CD. The CD-RW drive can also be used to import .WAV files directly into a song - great for loading loops from sampling CDs!
If you need additional inputs, simply connect using the 8-channel R-BUS port. For example, the VS-2400CD can be connected with another VS-2400CD, VS-2480 or even to a computer with the RPC-1 R-BUS Interface Card. This allows you to expand input channels and recording tracks, or exchange eight channels of 2-way audio and MIDI data between your V-Studio and a PC. And with V-LINK, musicians can trigger video clips by creating MIDI events on any of the VS-2400CD's recording tracks, or use the V-Fader function to control video parameters such as color balance and brightness.Features:
- Self-contained 24-track/24-bit/96kHz recording workstation with onboard effects, CD-RW drive and 40GB hard disk
- 24-track playback
- 16-track simultaneous recording with 384 V-Tracks
- 48-channel fully automated digital mixer with 13 motorized faders
- VGA monitor output for fast software-style editing with mouse
- Intuitive drag-and-drop editing via included mouse and optional ASCII keyboard
- New RSS 3-D panning creates a 3-dimensional sound field for mixing
- V-LINK function for synchronizing or controlling video equipment
- Premium analog components including eight XLR/balanced TRS inputs and Hi-Z input
- Import .WAV/AIFF files directly from CD-ROM
- Export files in .WAV format
- Two stereo effects (expandable to 4 stereo, 8 mono) including COSM mic, speaker and guita