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WAM studio manager and engineer Arielle Flinkman with a TASCAM US-2x2HR USB interface.

TASCAM At The Heart Of The Workflow At Women’s Audio Mission

San Francisco-based non-profit employs a range of TASCAM gear at its recording facilities, including US-2x2HR USB audio interfaces, DR-40 Linear PCM recorders, a Porta 02 mkII Ministudio and more.

Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), the San Francisco-based non-profit supporting the advancement of women/gender-expansive people in music production and the recording arts, employs a host of gear from TASCAM at its facilities.

Each year, WAM provides 2,000-plus girls and women with free music production classes, hands-on training, and mentoring as well as artist residencies in its professional recording studios run exclusively by its women/gender-expansive staff. The production team has numerous major accomplishments, including recording Beyonce’s band, vocalist Toro y Moi, the Kronos Quartet, comedian/actress Margaret Cho, five-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo, and more.

Studio manager and engineer Arielle Flinkman, who is actively involved in most everything that takes place in terms of production at the organization, explains, “At WAM, we rely on the TASCAM US-2x2HR USB audio interfaces, and we’ve been using them for over two years in our studios and across various programs. These units are integral to our training, offering the versatility needed for teaching core audio production skills such as signal flow, gain structure, editing, podcasting, and microphone techniques. Our setup includes an interface with iMac Education Lab Computers, which are connected to monitor speakers, a microphone, and a MIDI keyboard.”

Flinkman continues, “The TASCAM interfaces are used by thousands of women, girls, and gender-expansive students in our WAM Education Lab, where we provide audio certification training in everything from Pro Tools to vocal production. In WAM’s professional studios, TASCAM interfaces have been used in our remote audiobook and podcast sessions for books by Hachette, Penguin, and others.

“The TASCAM US-2x2HR interface is a valuable tool at WAM. Its user-friendly design and durable construction make it suitable for various audio tasks—making it useful for both our educational sessions and professional projects. It simplifies the process of achieving high-quality sound for both our students and professionals alike. The MIDI I/O and mic/line inputs are particularly beneficial, allowing seamless integration with the various electronic instruments and microphones we use in our educational workshops and professional recording sessions.”

In addition to the audio interfaces, WAM uses a considerable amount of additional TASCAM gear, including DR-40 Linear PCM recorders, a Porta 02 mkII Ministudio, two DP-006 Digital Portastudios, an assortment of TASCAM TM series microphones, TASCAM headphones, and more.

“TASCAM has been instrumental in our educational initiatives, reliably supporting our efforts to train the next generation of audio professionals,” Finkelman concludes. “We are grateful for the role TASCAM products play in enabling us to ‘change the face of sound’ and provide top-notch audio education to thousands of women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals every year. We look forward to continuing our partnership. Thanks, TASCAM!”

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