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Five New DJ Mixers from Tascam

X-15, X-17 Mobile Mixers and XS-3, XS-4 and XS-5 Scratch Mixers Supplement the growing TASCAM DJ Line

TASCAM has introduced five new DJ mixers at the Winter NAMM show. With multiple models designed to accommodate both mobile and scratch DJs, the introduction of this new series of mixers establishes TASCAM as a leading suppliers of DJ products.

"We've been very happy with the acceptance of TASCAM's DJ products into the DJ community so far," said DJ Davey Dave, TASCAM product specialist. "Our earlier product introductions were meant to show our capabilities in designing tools for the highest level of professional performance DJs. Now, with the introduction of the X-15, X-17, XS-3, XS-4 and XS-8, TASCAM has DJ mixing tools for everyone from aspiring scratch DJs who are just starting out through seasoned professional mobile DJs who have high expectations of our quality and reliability."

Two of the new TASCAM mixers are designed for professional mobile DJs. The X-15 and X-17 are both rackmount-design pieces, intended to easily fit into a compact mobile DJ system. Both new products are four-channel DJ mixers with discrete three-band EQ available on each channel. They offer inputs for main and auxiliary microphones and have fader start capabilities. The X-17 adds an onboard three-bank sampler with a Compact Flash card input slot that can be used to store and play back samples. While the X-15 can work with various combinations of up to eight stereo input sources (two phono sources plus six line sources), the X-17 can handle up to twelve sources (four phono sources plus eight line sources). Plus, the X-17 offers other professional features like front-panel aux input and output jacks with individual level controls as well as crossfader reverse controls.

The new TASCAM XS-3, XS-4 and XS-8 are designed to offer affordable mixing solutions for performance-oriented scratch DJs.

The XS-3 is an affordable two-channel mixer designed for a wide variety of DJ environments. It offers three-band EQ, a host of inputs and outputs including line and phono inputs on each each channel, balanced and unbalanced master outputs, a recording output, an effects input, a mic input, crossfader start capabilities, adjustable crossfader curve selection and a crossfader reverse control.

The XS-4 is designed as a 2-channel battle mixer with an uncluttered, logical control surface. It offers a 2-band EQ and more sophisticated audio interfacing than the XS-3, including master outputs on balanced XLR jacks. The XS-4 offers all the features and ergonomic design desired for serious scratch DJing with the sound quality and reliability for which TASCAM is well known. The XS-4 is the first product that is represented in TASCAM's new "Super Analog Series" of DJ tools, which signifies the excellent audio quality offered by these products.

The XS-8 represents TASCAM's top of their new affordable DJ tool line. It is a 2-channel scratch mixer that features a fully adjustable crossfader and channel fader curves, crossfader and channel fader reverse controls, a 3-band EQ, interfacing for external effects sends and returns, discrete level controls for stereo outputs, dedicated EQ controls for the mic input and more. The XS-8 is also part of the TASCAM "Super Analog Series".

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