24TR/24-bit/96kHz Digital Studio Workstation

The World’s Most Popular Recording Workstation Just Got Better.

  • External VGA Output
  • COSM

The World’s Most Popular Recording Workstation Just Got Better.

The VS-2480CD 24-track Digital Studio Workstation is the first self-contained recording workstation to offer 24-track/24-bit digital recording with 64-channel digital mixing, onboard effects processing and onboard CD burning. This revolutionary workstation also boasts 17 motorized faders, plus VGA Monitor output for software-style control using a mouse and optional ASCII keyboard. Rock-solid hardware with the flexibility of software.

  • - Self-contained 24-track/24-bit/96kHz digital recording workstation with built-in CD-R/RW drive
  • - 80GB hard drive* for unprecedented recording time
  • - 24-track playback; 16-track simultaneous recording with 384 V-Tracks
  • - "Drag-and-drop" control using included mouse; also accepts ASCII keyboard (optional)
  • - 64-channel, fully automated digital mixer with 17 motorized faders
  • - Professional-quality connections including 8 XLR/16 balanced TRS inputs
  • - 2 stereo effects processors (expandable to 8 stereo, 16 mono) including COSM® Mic, Speaker and Guitar Amp Modeling, plus Mastering Tool Kit
  • - 24-voice Phrase Pads for triggering and arranging samples
  • - New CD Capture function for importing audio from CD
  • - Dual R-BUS ports for expandable I/O in a variety of analog and digital formats; SMPTE and Word Clock input
  • - VGA Video Output for intuitive, software-style editing with mouse
  • *Hard drive is not user-replaceable

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Rip and Burn

The first thing you'll notice about the VS-2480CD workstation is the addition of an internal CD-R/RW drive. This slimline drive makes it more convenient than ever to back up data and burn music discs. And with the new CD Capture function, you can import audio directly from CD-even particular parts of a track.

80GB Hard Drive Standard

Thanks to some creative engineering, Roland is now able to ship the VS-2480CD with an 80GB internal hard drive-that's more recording space than any other workstation on the market! Record an entire album (or two, or three…) without having to worry about running out of time. And even if you manage to fill up the drive, you can always back up to CD-RW.

Enhanced Version 2 Software

With Version 2 software pre-installed, you'll be able to take full advantage of the VS-2480CD's mouse control when using an external VGA monitor. Control track faders and knobs, set dynamics and EQ curves, change mixer routings and cut-and-paste objects with “drag-and-drop” ease. There's even waveform-based editing. This upgraded software truly bridges the gap between hardware- and software-based DAWs.

A Monster of a Studio

The VS-2480CD gives you all the same great features of the immensely popular VS-2480 workstation, including 24 tracks of 24-bit recording, 384 Virtual Tracks and a 64-channel automated digital mixer with 17 motorized faders. The VS-2480CD's two stereo 24-bit effects processors provide everything from COSM Mic and Speaker Modeling to a Mastering Tool Kit. And with R-BUS expandability, you can add 16 additional channels of analog or digital I/O.

Tracks: 24, V-tracks: 384 (16 V-Tracks per each Track)
Sample Rate
96.0/88.2/64.0/48.0/44.1/32kHz *Adjustable range with vari-pitch function, 22.00kHz to 98.00kHz (at 96kHz), 22.00kHz to 50.00kHz (at 48kHz)
Max. Simultaneous Recording/Playback Tracks
Sample Rate 48/44.1/32kHz: [16tr.Rec/16tr.Play(M24, M16, CDR), 16tr.Rec/24tr.Play(MTP,MT1/2, LIV, LV2)
Sample Rate 96/88.2/64kHz: [8tr.Rec/8tr.Play(M24, M16, CDR), 8tr.Rec/12tr.Play(MTP,MT1/2, LIV, LV2)
*Depending on the organization of the song data or the disk drive performance etc., the number of tracks which can be simultaneoulsly recorded or played back may be limited.
Frequency Response
96.0kHz:20Hz to 40kHz (+0dB/-2dB), 88.2kHz:20Hz to 40kHz (+0dB/-2dB), 48.0kHz:20Hz to 22kHz (+0dB/-2dB), 44.1kHz:20Hz to 20kHz (+0dB/-2dB), 32.0kHz:20Hz to 14kHz (+0dB/-2dB)
200 projects in each partition
1000 per project
100 (10 x 10 banks) per project
100 (10 x 10 banks) per project
999 Undo/1 Redo
4-band (2 schelving + 2 peaking) * Useful simultaneously at up to 48ch in both Input Mixer and Track Mixer
Dynamic Processor
Compressor, Expander *Useful simultaneously at up to 48ch in both Input Mixer and Track Mixer. Compressor+Expander *Useful simultaneously at up to 24ch in Input Mixer or Track Mixer. *If this type is used at Mixer section, Dynamics cannot be used in the other Mixer.
Max. 8 stereo (One pre-installed + 3 more optional VS8F-2)
320 x 240 dots Graphic LCD (with backlit)
Power Consumption
80W (AC 117/230/240V)
Demo CD, PS/2 Mouse, Short Cut Seal, AC Cord

Size and Weight

Width (W)
620 mm24-7/16 inches
Depth (D)
520 mm20-1/2 inches
Height (H)
138 mm5-7/16 inches
13.4 kg29 lbs. 9 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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