VS-2400CD

Digital Studio Workstation

VS-2400CD
Discontinued

The VS-2400CD Digital Studio Workstation brings professional 24-track recording and CD burning to a new low price. This compact recording workstation inherits many features from the flagship VS-2480CD - like premium analog components, VGA output, motorized faders and powerful mouse-based software control - while adding new features of its own such as RSS 3-D panning and V-LINK for integrating Edirol video products. Onboard effects and an internal CD drive let you mix, master and burn like a pro.

When 16 Tracks Aren't Enough

Let's face it: 16 tracks are great, but 24 tracks are even better. With the VS-2400CD, you can record and play back up to 24 tracks in pristine 24-bit sound. That's enough room for an individually miked drum set, along with guitar, bass and plenty of vocals. And with 384 Virtual Tracks, you'll never have to settle for just one take. And for those who want the ultimate in sound quality, the VS-2400CD supports multitrack recording at 96kHz.

*At sampling rates of 96kHz, maximum 8-track recording is possible.
Flexible 48-Channel Mixing w/ Motorized Faders

More than just a recorder, the VS-2400CD is a full-blown 48-channel digital mixer. These channels consist of the 16-channel Input mixer, 24-channel Track mixer and eight effect returns. How do you keep them all straight? That's where the 13 motorized faders come in. Just select which channels you want to mix and the faders instantly snap to the proper position. It couldn't be easier!

Works Like the Popular VS-2480

Ask any VS-2480 owner and they'll likely tell you what a pleasure it is to use. That's because the operating system is based on years of knowledge gained from products dating back to the original VS-880. And now this same easy-to-use interface can be found in the VS-2400CD. Just follow the graphic icons to quickly navigate menus, while taking advantage of intuitive drag-and-drop editing using the mouse. You can even connect an optional VGA monitor for true software-style control.

New RSS 3-D Panning and Onboard Effects

A new RSS Panning function provides dedicated 3-D panning without complicated editing. Using this function, you can create a 3-D sound field with up to six mono sources and write it into the Automix. The VS-2400CD also sports dedicated 4-band EQ and dynamics on 32 channels, plus two stereo effects processors with 36 high-quality Roland/BOSS algorithms. These include everything from reverb and delay to Lo-Fi and vocoder effects, plus guitar amp modeling, mic modeling and mastering tools. Two additional stereo effects can be added via an optional VS8F-2 Effects Expansion Board.

Burns CDs and the Competition

With a low-profile CD burner built-in, the VS-2400CD has everything you need to take your song from idea to completion. First mix down your tracks (along with any live inputs) to an open pair of tracks. Then add the final touch using the Mastering Tool Kit with multi-band compression and burn your 2-track master to CD. The CD-RW drive can also be used to import .WAV files directly into a song - great for loading loops from sampling CDs!

Expandable I/O and V-LINK

If you need additional inputs, simply connect using the 8-channel R-BUS port. For example, the VS-2400CD can be connected with another VS-2400CD, VS-2480 or even to a computer with the RPC-1 R-BUS Interface Card. This allows you to expand input channels and recording tracks, or exchange eight channels of 2-way audio and MIDI data between your V-Studio and a PC. And with V-LINK, musicians can trigger video clips by creating MIDI events on any of the VS-2400CD's recording tracks, or use the V-Fader function to control video parameters such as color balance and brightness.

*All trademarks are property of their respective owners. V-LINK requires Edirol DV-7PR Digital Video Workstation (sold separately) with software version 1.5 or later
Tracks
Tracks:24, V-Tracks: 384 (16-V.Tracks per each Track)
Sample Rate
96.0/88.2/64.0/48.0/44.1/32.0kHz

*Adjustable range with vari-pitch function, 22-98 kHz (at 96 kHz), 22-50 kHz (at 48 kHz)
Recording Mode
Mastering 24-bit/16-bit (M24/16), Multitrack Pro(MTP), CD Writing(CDR), Multitrack 1/2 (MT1/2), Live 1/2 (LIV/LIV2)
Max. Simultaneous Recording/play back Tracks
Sample Rate 48/44.1/32kHz:
16-tr. Rec/16-tr. Play (M24/16, CDR), 16-tr. Rec/24-tr. Play (MTP, MT1/2, LIV/LIV 2)
Sample Rate 96/88.2/64kHz:
8-tr. Rec/8-tr. Play (M24/16, CDR) 8-tr. Rec/12-tr. Play(MTP, MT1/2, LIV/LIV 2)

* Depending on the organization of the song data etc., the number of tracks which can be simultaneously recorded or played back may be limited.

* 16-track simultaneous recording requires optional 8-channel R-BUS device such as the ADA-7000, SI-24, Edirol DA-2496 A/D to D/A converter or the RPC-1 computer interface.
Max. Useful Capacity
40GB:10GB (Capacity) x 4 (Partition)
Projects
200 projects in each partition
Marker
1000 per project
Locator
100 (10 x 10 banks) per project
Scene
100 (10 x 10 banks) per project
Undo/Redo
999 Undo/1 Redo
EQ
4-band (2 shelving + 2 peaking)

*Useful simultaneously at up to 32ch in both Input Mixer and Track Mixer. (at 48kHz or less.)

*Useful simultaneously at up to 16ch in both Input Mixer and
Track Mixer. (at 64kHz or above.)
Dynamics Processor
Compressor, Expander

*Useful simultaneously at up to 32ch in both Input Mixer and Track Mixer. (at 48kHz or less.)

*Useful simultaneously at up to 16ch in both Input Mixer and Track Mixer. (at 64kHz or above.)
Effects
Max. 4 stereo (One pre-installed + One more optional VS8F-2)
Hard Disk Drive
IDE type 3.5” 40 GB
CD-RW Drive
Reading Speed: 24x (max.), Recording Speed: Record (CD-R) 4x correspond, Re-Write (CD-RW) 4x correspond
Power Consumption
60W (AC117/230/240 V)
Accessories
R-BUS Equipment Connection and Setting Guide 2, Block diagram, Demo CD, CD-R Disc, PS/2 Mouse, Shortcut Seal, AC Cord
Options
Plug-in Effect Expansion Board (VS8F-3), 24-bit Effect Expansion Board (VS8F-2), Level Meter Bridge (MB-24), Bi-amp Monitor (DS-90A/50A), 10CH Digital Line Mixer (M-1000), Mic Modeling Preamp (MMP-2), Dynamic Microphone (DR-20), R-BUS Cable (RBC-3/1), Footswitch (FS-5U), Pedal Switch (DP-2)
Size and Weight
Width
480 mm
18-15/16 inches
Depth
481 mm
18-15/16 inches
Height
136 mm
5-3/8 inches
Weight
10.5 kg
23 lbs. 3 oz.
(0 dBu = 0.775 V rms)
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Updates & Drivers

  • VS-2400 System Update Version 1.504 (PC - SMF)

    This compressed file contains 32 .MID files to update the operating system of the VS-2400. Read the Updating.pdf document for installation instructions.
    Note to PC Users:
    If you are having problems sending these files from your sequencer, or if you need a sequencer to send these files, download the PCSMF Update Application located here.
    If you do not have a program to unzip this download, you can download WinZip here.

  • VS-2400 System Update Version 1.504 (PC - CD)


    This is the latest update for the VS-2400 (CD, DVD). This is the CD-ROM update format. Please read the NOTE below, as well as the "readme.pdf" included in the download for the update instructions.
    NOTE: The VS update file that you download and save to your computer from the link above is a compressed zip file (VS2400v1504CDpc). The update files that are compressed into the zip file that you download will need to be extracted before you can burn them to a CD.
    You can do this by using the WinZip application on your computer. When you double-click on the downloaded file that you saved to your computer, WinZip should startup automatically. If it doesn’t, it probably means that you don’t have it installed. If you do not have WinZip installed, then you must download it, install it, and extract the VS2480V2504.IMG, VS2480V2504.nrg, and the VS2480V2504.iso files before you can complete the update procedure. You can get WinZip from the following link:
    WinZip

  • VS-2400CD System Update Version 1.504 (MAC - SMF)

    This compressed file contains 32 .MID files to update the operating system of the VS-2400. Read the Updating.pdf document for installation instructions.

    Note to Mac Users: You will need the UPD SMF Update Application if you do not have access to a sequencer program.

  • VS-2400 System Update Version 1.504 (MAC - CD)


    This is the latest update for the VS-2400 (CD, DVD). This is the CD-ROM update format. Please read the NOTE below, as well as the "readme.pdf" included in the download for the update instructions.
    NOTE: The VS update file that you download and save to your computer from the link above is a stuffed (.sit) file (VS2400v1504CDm). The update files that are compressed into the stuffed file that you download will need to be extracted before you can burn them to a CD.
    Stuffit Expander should automatically expand the file when you double-click on the downloaded file saved to your Macintosh hard drive. If it doesn’t, it probably means that you don’t have it installed, or you don’t have the correct version of Stuffit Expander. If you do not have Stuffit Expander installed, then you must download it, install it, and extract the VS2480V2504.IMG, VS2480V2504.nrg, and the VS2480V2504.iso files before you can complete the update procedure. You can get Stuffit Expander from the following link:
    Stuffit Expander

  • T-Racks VS Plugin Update v1.002 (PC/Mac)

    This is the latest update of the T-Racks Dynamics and EQ Plugins for VS. Please read the NOTE below, as well as the “README!!InstallingPlug-InUpdates.pdf” included in the download folder for the update instructions.

    NOTE:
    The update files that you download and save to your computer from the link above are enclosed in a compressed zip file. These files will need to be extracted from the zip file before you can burn them to a CD.

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