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TASCAM FW-1082 10-Channel FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface

Written by Jazz Brown

The TASCAM FW-1082 10-Channel FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface includes a comprehensive control surface with moving faders for powerful, intuitive control. An ideal choice for small studios, it has four microphone inputs”two with analog insert jacks”have phantom power for professional condenser microphones. Four additional line inputs as well as a S/PDIF stereo input soon add up to 10 inputs simultaneously, each at 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution. Two MIDI inputs and outputs are supplied for 32 channels of MIDI synth playback or control. The control surface has nine 60mm touch-sensitive moving faders for silky-smooth treating channel level, pan or aux settings. Four encoders can be found for mix control, along with transport and jog/shuttle controls. Stereo monitoring is included, along with the FW-1082 even mixes signals internally for stand-alone use.

TASCAM FW 1082 10 Channel FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface

It works well with Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, Apple Logic, Apple Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro and Motion, Cakewalk Sonar, MOTU Digital Performer. What’s more, it functions as a HUI control surface and MIDI interface for Digidesign Pro Tools.


  • 10-in/4-out audio interface
  • 24-bit/96kHz digital audio quality
  • 4 balanced XLR/TRS combo mic/line jacks with switchable phantom power
  • 4 balanced TRS line inputs
  • TRS insert jacks for channels 1 and 2
  • S/PDIF stereo digital input and output
  • TRS monitor outputs
  • Headphone output with level control
  • 2 MIDI inputs and outputs
  • Assignable footswitch jack
  • 9 – 60mm, touch-sensitive moving faders (one master fader)
  • 8 channel strips with solo, mute, select, record arm indicator
  • 4 assignable encoders control pan, aux level and EQ parameters
  • Transport controls, jog/shuttle wheel, and many other surface controls
  • Emulates Mackie HUI and Mackie Control