The Tascam DM3200

The Tascam DM3200

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This article may contain inaccuracies as I learn this piece

Guide for prospective users

Tascam DM3200 32-Channel 16-Bus Digital Mixer

The Tascam DM3200 is a unique product.  There is nothing else out there like it, at least in the under 4K range.  I have studied this board for months now, though I do not have one--yet!  The purpose of this page is to share some of the things i have learned about the board and give you all the resources you need for your own research.  What is unique about the DM 3200 is that it functions not only as a digital mixer, but also as a control surface AND and audio interface.  One second you can be controlling the virtual faders in your software mixer.  Press a button.  Then you are controlling the actual digital audio i/o of the mixer.

Who needs a DM3200?  Not everyone, for sure.  If you are new to the craft and working on your first sequencer, you are advised to continue doing that until you are fully up to speed.  A product of this caliber adds many variables to .. er the mix. Those that would benefit, and greatly, are those who need lots of i/o for hardware, yet want to be able to integrate their devices with the virtual world of software. 

 

Lets add up how many devices you can actually have online with the DM3200. 

 

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Lets add that up.  Total: 92 inputs and 80 outputs

 

To get all that i/o happening you'll need some external devices to convert to TDIF i/o and ADAT i/o unless you are connecting gear that has those connectors.  While you can connect up to 92 channels of devices you can use 48 in a given configuration.  The DM3200 has 32 "full" mixer channels with EQ and compressors and another 16 (auxillary returns) without these processors.  To make an input active you have to assign it to one of these channels

 

Mixing and Mastering

Mixing and Mastering
Choosing a Mixer for your Studio
Understanding your Mixer
Digital Mixers
Classic Analog Mixers
How to Hookup a Mixer
Guide to Control Surfaces
How to use EQ
How to Use a Compressor
Using Pan Controls
The Perfect Mix
Review of the UAD 4k Processors
Mixing on a Virtual Console
Tascam DM3200 Resource
Mackie 8 bus Console Resources
Elements of Mastering
Mixer catalog List

Recording and Composition

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Inspiration and Style
Step-by-Step: How to write a Song
Write Drum tracks without a Drummer
Hip Hop Beat Construction Made Simple
Hip Hop Production and Mixing
Hip Hop Drum Tweaks
Using Electronic Drum Kits
How to Record Vocals
Preparing for a Vocal Session
Vocal Processing
Recording Guitars
Using Compressors
Using Effects Processors
Buying a MultiTrack: Watch Out!
Using an AW1600 Recorder
Podcasting from your Home Studio
MultiTrack Recorder Price List
Outboard FX Price List
Studio Racks List