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Remote Controller for HS-2

  • 20 illuminated flash start keys

  • Colour TFT touch screen interface

  • Transport and Online buttons recessed to prevent accidental operation

  • 100mm fader with fader start and 0dB lock

  • CAT6 connection to HS-2

  • Monitor speaker and headphone output for monitoring

The TASCAM RC-HS20PD controls the HS-2 (and HS-8) solid-state recorders. It offers flash start with 20 dedicated, illuminated buttons and further control through a colour TFT touch screen interface - which can be used for the same operations as the display on the connected HS-2 (or HS-8). Five pages of instantaneous playback start (flash start) are available for a total of 100 tracks. A 100mm fader includes fader start for broadcast use, and a 0dB lock is available for the fader. Also included are a monitor speaker and headphone output. The RC-HC20PD connects to recorder with a supplied 5m CAT6 cable.


Rear panel of RC-HS20PD





Studio 2-Track Solid State Sound Recorder

The HS-2 is an Industry Standard for studio-based stereo recording and playback using solid-state media. The HS-2 includes all connections required by professionals including RS-232C serial control. Also true to Tascam tradition, audio is high-quality throughout with up to 192 kHz / 24-bit recording formats available.

Audio files are created on secure CompactFlash or SD media in Broadcast WAV format, and since a pair of memory card slots is available, data mirroring is possible. A remote control (left) is available as an option allows flash start operation from a separate room over RJ-45 connection.

The HS-2 is the ideal solid-state recorder for professionals, with the instant access, ease-of-use and sound quality recording, broadcast and post production studios demand.

TASCAM's HS-2 is very versatile, with the instant access, ease-of-use, and sound quality studio and post professionals demand.


Click here for more details on the Tascam HS-2's main features.

Also available: the Tascam HS-8 stereo solid-state recorder with timecode.


  • High-quality stereo audio recorder for professional broadcast and recording applications

  • Two operation modes:
    - Timeline mode: Use the unit like a tape recorder
    - Take mode: Record/play separate audio takes, use playlists and flash start

  • Easy to read and operate through TFT colour touch screen interface

  • Dual card slot with UDMA support

  • Mirroring over two cards

  • Uses broadcast wave format (BWF) with mark function

  • Sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz at 16/24-bit resolution

  • Pre-recording up to 5 seconds (audio is captured before the record button is actually pressed)

  • Flash start with optional flash start controller RC-HS20PD or RC-SS20

  • Locate marker function (auto/manual)

  • Editing functions (divide, combine, erase)

  • Projects can be exported in AES31 format

  • Auto Cue, Auto Ready, Incremental Play and Repeat

  • Playlist function

  • Jog/Shuttle function

  • 2U rack-mount size

  • Balanced analogue inputs and outputs (XLR)

  • Unbalanced analogue inputs and outputs (RCA)

  • AES/EBU input and output

  • RS-232C serial control port
    RS-422 serial control port (with optional SY-2 sync extension)

  • Parallel control port

  • SMPTE Timecode input/output (with optional SY-2 sync extension)

  • Word sync input/output (BNC)

  • Video sync input (BNC)

  • Gigabit Ethernet connection for data transfer or remote control

  • Remote connector for optional flash start controller

  • USB connector for data exchange with external storage devices

  • Computer keyboard (PS/2) connector for easy naming of files and folders

HS-2 back panel (showing optional SY-2 expansion card fitted)




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