Five New DJ Mixers
X-15, X-17 Mobile Mixers
and XS-3, XS-4 and XS-5 Scratch Mixers Supplement the growing TASCAM
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
For more information,
visit their web site at http://www.tascam.com/.