The Tascam 4-Channel Broadcast Audio Recorder/Player is built for the needs of modern broadcast facilities. It captures four tracks to solid-state Compact Flash cards and two cards are available for simultaneous redundant recording. Confidence Monitoring is available to listen to audio off the card while recording. The HS-4000 can function as one 4-track recorder or a pair of individual 2-track decks. In addition to recording and logging tasks, the HS-4000 includes On-air and monitor play modes.
Audio on the HS-4000 is captured as Broadcast WAV files, including a timestamp from the SMPTE input source. The transport can be controlled over RS-232C, RS-422, Parallel or LAN control. Balanced analog audio is interfaced through XLR connectors and multi-channel AES/EBU digital I/O is available. A color TFT touchscreen is used to change settings and view meters on the HS-4000, making the GUI simple to use. Three remote controls are available with a variety of flash start, transport and fader functions.