TASCAM DP-03SD Digital Portastudio Recorder

TASCAM DP-03SD Digital Portastudio Recorder

A killer value, the DP-03SD has all the features of TASCAM's original DP03 Portastudio, minus the CD drive. Record 8 tracks to SD Card and transfer via USB!

TASCAM DP01 8-Track Hard Disk Recorder

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8-tracks at CD quality 44.1kHz/16-bit. 2-track simultaneous recording. Built-in 40GB hard drive.

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 read more line outputs, a headphone out and S/PDIF line output.

Features
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.
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For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 323-726-0303
Email:
Web: https://tascam.com/us/support/contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (96 ratings)
Submitted November 6, 2006 by a customer from nationwide.com
"Best for the Money"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I will keep this until the technology changes dramatically
Sound
Sound is what you would expect from a CD. No comparison to tape
Features
For the money the features are fine. I think the Dp01-fx is a little too much for only a few more features
Ease of Use
Not quite as easy as my old Tascam 4 track tape. However for a digital recorder it is very easy to use. Took me 5 minutes to download song and burn to a CD
Quality
so far so good. Bought a factory resealed model. Could not tell the difference between that and new exceptt the owners manual had been read
Value
No need to say more
Manufacturer Support
Not needed yet
The Wow Factor
A nice one would be noce if I could justify the expense
Musical Background:
Hobbyist
Musical Style:
Rock-Alternative
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