Like its predecessor, eight inputs can be simultaneously recorded into the XLR and 1/4″ inputs. 19 physical faders control the mixdown channels, and each channel has 3-band EQ and access to three built-in effects processors.
The built-in CD-RW drive can record the master mix in addition to backing up the hard drive and importing WAV files. New features include a larger hard drive, new LCD display, new guitar effects and improved CD mastering capabilities.
The 2488mkII adds an 80GB hard drive, double the size of the previous version. Improved guitar overdrive effects have been added, and the “Slow-Speed Audition” feature from TASCAM’s line of CD Trainers is included for learning new music.
A large, bright display makes the unit even easier to use, and new CD mastering features include defining tracks in a live recording and a faster CD burner.