Twenty-five years after the introduction of the first Portastudio, the new DP-01 8-track Digital Portastudio makes hard disk recording affordable and simple enough for all musicians. Continuing TASCAM's "Capture Your Art" campaign of making recording approachable to all musicians, the DP-01 features the one-knob-per-function design that has made TASCAM cassette Portastudios the choice of thousands of musicians. This workstation shatters the confusing page-shift-menu interface popular with most other digital recorders.
Cassette Portastudios continue to be among TASCAM's most popular products. While much of the reason is their low price, musicians also appreciate how easy they are to use. TASCAM approached the DP-01 by trying to make it as uncomplicated to use as the other Portastudios, and they succeeded. When you combine that simple interface with its low cost, it's easy to see that the DP-01 is a breakthrough product for musicians who are ready to break into recording.
The DP-01 has two mic inputs on 1/4 in. TRS jacks for dual mono or stereo recording. Its eight tracks record at uncompressed CD quality to an internal 40GB hard drive, and a stereo master track is available for recording a mix. Each channel of the DP-01 has a 45mm volume fader, plus dedicated controls for pan, effects send, high EQ and low EQ. An LCD display shows meters, editing settings and locate points. The DP-01 has a USB 2.0 jack for file backup and transferring mixes to a computer. There are…
analog RCA line outputs, a headphone out and S/PDIF line output.
8-track recording at CD quality 44.1kHz/16-bit
2-track simultaneous recording
Dedicated stereo mixdown track
Dedicated controls on each channel for volume, pan, effect send, EQ high and EQ low
Eight 45mm faders plus a dedicated master fader
Two-band semi-parametric EQ per track
Two 1/4 in. TRS mic/line inputs
Guitar level input
Effects send and stereo return
RCA line outputs
S/PDIF digital optical output
Headphone output with level control
MIDI timecode and MIDI clock output
USB 2.0 port for computer backup
Track editing: copy, paste, move, erase, silence
Built-in 40GB hard drive
The DP-01 and DP-01FX are the latest editions to TASCAM's "Capture Your Art" line of products. These products are designed with a low price and simple user interface to help musicians who are just getting their start with recording. An accompanying "How to Capture Your Art" guide introduces multi-track recording to beginners.