Tascam DP-32SD Portastudio 32-Track Digital Recorder

- Recording Media: SD (512MB - 2GB) / SDHC card (4GB - 32GB)
- File System: SD card:FAT16 / SDHC card:FAT32

- Connector: XLR-3-31(1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), Balanced
- Input impedance: 2.4k ohms
- Nominal input level: -14dBu
- Maximum input level: +2dBu

- Connector: 6.3mm(1/4")TRS phone-jack, Balanced
- Input impedance: 22k ohms or more/ 1M ohms(when INPUT H, GUITAR selected)
- Nominal input level: +4dBu
- Maximum input level: +20dBu

- Connector: RCA pin-jack, Unbalanced
- Output impedance: 200 ohms
- Nominal output level: -10dBV
- Maximum output level: +6dBV

- Connector: 6.3mm (1/4")TS phone-jack, Unbalanced
- Output impedance: 200 ohms
- Nominal output level: -10dBV
- Maximum output level: +6dBV

- Connector: 6.3mm (1/4")TRS phone-jack, Balanced
- Output impedance : 200 ohms
- Nominal output level: -2dBu
- Maximum output level: +14dBu

- Connector: 6.3mm (1/4")TRS phone-jack
- Maximum output level: 70mW + 70mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32 ohms loaded)

- Connector: USB Mini-B type 4-pin
- Format: USB2.0 High-Speed mass-storage class

- Connector: 2.5mm TRS jack

- Power: Dedicated AC adapter (TASCAM PS-1225L, included)
- Power consumption: 12W (when phantom power supplying)
- Dimensions: (W x H x D) 514 x 104 x 340mm (20.2 x 4.1 x 13.4")
- Weight: 6.2kg / 13.67 lb
- Operating temperature: 5 to 35*C / 41 to 95*F
- Accessories: AC adapter, 2GB SD card, USB cable, warranty card, owner's manual

Operating system requirements Windows:
- OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- CPU: Pentium 300MHz or more
- Memory: 128MB or more
- USB: USB2.0

Operating system requirements Macintosh:
- OS: Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2),Mac OS X Panther (V10.3),Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5),Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8),OS X Lion(V10.7),OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
- CPU: Power PC, iMAC, G3, G4 266MHz or more
- Memory: 64MB or more
- USB: USB2.0
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 16.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAS DP32SD
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-726-0303

Tascam DP-32SD 32-Track Portastudio

Tascam's DP-32SD Digital Portastudio records an unmatched 32 tracks to solid-state media. Up to eight tracks can be recorded at a time through its combination XLR and 1/4" combo jacks. Input processing like compression and limiting are available during recording, as well as guitar amp simulation and multi-effects for use with the instrument-level input. A color LCD and channel strip knobs make mixing fast and creative. With its great sound, powerful features and easy operation, the DP-32SD is TASCAM's biggest Portastudio yet.

Twelve Mono and Twelve Stereo Tracks

The DP-32 has 12 selectable tracks between MONO or STEREO. Use a STEREO track for recording synthesizer, or set the track to MONO when recording guitar or vocal. Not only that, you can create ideal settings for each track. (set #9 to #12 STEREO, then set #13 to #22 MONO) If all tracks are set to MONO the DP-32 becomes a 20-track multi track recorder.

21 faders eliminates layer structuring

The DP-32, even with the high number of tracks, is one of the easiest multi-track recorders in the market to use. The DP-32SD has 20 track-faders and one master fader. You can control any track with ease.

The 3.5" full-color LCD and the self-illuminated buttons increase visibility

The DP-32SD has a 3.5" LCD screen and select self-illuminated buttons, making it easy to view your entire creative process. Some of the illuminated buttons include (SOURCE, SELECT, REC, MUTE).

12 rotary knobs linked to the LCD to help increase easy operation

The DP-24/32 have similarly employed rotary knobs to control qualities such as EQ, Effect Send and other related features.

Utilizing SD/SDHC media ensures confident recording, free from shock due to loud sounds

The DP-32SD uses SD/SDHC media. These cards provide secure shock resistance due to the absence of any moving parts. The file format in the DP-32SD is FAT 16 or 32. You can transfer the recorded files to your computer via USB.

INPUT A-H and each track are equipped with 3-band EQ

The equalizer for each track and each input are independent from other effects. Record like any professional studio with EQ for each individual track.

8 dynamics effects, guitar effects and mix-down effects

Use up to 8 dynamics effects at once, one for each input source. For example, utilize the built-in compressor effect for your bass, guitar and drums tracks. In addition, the DP-32SD have multiple guitar and mixing effects.

Buil-tin Mastering

The DP-32SD is equipped with mastering effects for finished mixes. There is no need for computers when recording and mixing. The mastering effects section includes a Multi-Band Compressor, EQ, Noise-Shaping Dither, and a Normalize Effects.

The headphone amplifier has a high output power of 70mW/ch

The headphone amplifier provides easy monitoring in loud environments such as a rehearsal studios or live performance.


- Simultaneous 32 track playback
- 8 mono tracks + 12 mono/stereo selectable tracks
- Mounted TMSS (TASCAM Multi Stage Sampling rate converter) provides high-quality sampling rate conversion
- Integrated 40-input mixer to mixdown the 32 playback tracks with the 8 inputs or for bouncing
- Simultaneous 8 track recording
- 16 or 24 bit, 44.1 or 48 kHz recording
- 8 XLR/TRS combo connectors
- Phantom power supply for all inputs
- High-impedance input available (INPUT-H)
- Stereo RCA pin-jack output
- 2 effect send outputs (1/4" TS jack)
- 70mW/ch headphone amplifier
- Peak-hold function at a level meter of the LCD
- Sub-frame editing
- Remote connector for optional RC-3F footswitch
- INPUT A-H and each track are equipped with 3-band EQ
- Automatic punch in/out
- Undo and Redo function with Undo history
- 8 dynamics effects
- Guitar effects
- Mix-down effects
- Mastering Effects
- Track bounce function
- Virtual tracks (8 virtual track per one track)
- Locate mark up to 99 at one song
- File transferring via USB2.0
- Chromatic tuner
- Metronome
- Dedicated AC adapter included(TASCAM PS-1225L)
- 8 mono and 12 mono/stereo selectable tracks
- 21 faders (19 track-faders and one master fader)
(13 ratings)
Submitted March 22, 2018 by Gregory Schiller in Elgin, IL
"Incredible Technology That's Affordable"
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I have owned several versions of the home studio for years. I started with Tascam's original 4 track cassette recorder. I have used 8 & 12 channel open real, machines. I have owned dual Alesis ADAT machines. I owned an Alesis HD24. I still have my Tascam DP-01 hard drive based digital 8 track recorder. I am no newbie to say the least. The DP-32SD is an affordable & awesome piece of technology. Easy to use with intuitive menus & functions. Great sounding AD/DA converters. Quality mic preamps. It even has the ability to do hands free, foot activated start, stop & punch, with Tascams 3 way foot switch. It takes up to a 32 Gb SD card. That equals over 100 hours of record time. There is a USB to PC interface for transfering audio files & upgrading firmware. Nice, color LCD screen. The best part... 32 TRACKS can be recorded with 8 tracks at a time. You can mic the whole kit, bounce those tracks over to the other 24 & keep going. 500 bucks is a steal for a piece of equipment that is this useful & this functional. How much would you pay a studio to record you & your band? LOTS is the answer & that is just for one project. The cost of this unit & some mics & headphones & a headphone amp comes in under studio time for a single project. I record all my own instruments & write my material so, I don't have a band helping to pay for studio time. This thing is a God send.
Musical Background:
Musician for over 40 years. I play several instruments.
Musical Style:
Rock, old school Metal, Blues, Country, Folk, Surf, Rockabilly, Punk, Pop.
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