Tascam DP-03SD 8-Track Digital Portastudio

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Tascam DP-03SD
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Tascam DP-03SD 8-Track Digital Portastudio

Tascam DP-03SD 8-Track Digital Portastudio

Tascam DP-03SD 8-Track Digital Portastudio Details

The DP-03SD is an affordable way to get into TASCAM's famed Portastudio system of making recording simple and affordable for musicians. The 8-track digital recorder captures your music at CD quality to affordable SD/SDHC cards, and a 2GB card is included with the recorder. With built-in microphones, effects, and mastering, the DP-03SD provides everything musicians need to record and share their music.

A pair of stereo condenser microphones is built into the front panel of the DP-03, helpful for capturing a rehearsal, live performance or songwriting ideas. Also included are a pair of high-quality XLR microphone preamps with phantom power for condenser microphones. 1/4� line inputs are also available, and an instrument-level switch allows you to record a guitar or bass without a direct box. A three-button footswitch, the RC-3F, is available for control and punch in.

Routing the inputs to one of the eight tracks is simple, and you can record two at a time until you fill up all eight. A tuner and metronome are built-in for tight-sounding tracks, each with its own dedicated button for quick access. Track can be edited with commands like copy/paste, silence, clone track and undo. Bouncing is also available, even bouncing all eight tracks down to one or two. Thereâ??s even the option to import a WAV file through USB.

Each track has its own send to a stereo reverb processor as well as two-band shelving EQ. Once youâ??ve perfected your mix with the 45mm faders, pan knobs, reverb and EQ, record it to the dedicated stereo master track. Your mix can be processed with mastering effects like EQ and limiting for a tight, modern sound. When youâ??re satisfied, transfer your mix to a computer over USB 2.0.

TASCAMâ??s DP-03SD is the simplest, best-sounding way to share your music with the world.

Tascam DP-03SD 8-Track Digital Portastudio Features

  • 8-track Digital Portastudio
  • Records to SD/SDHC Card media
  • Import WAV files from USB
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphone
  • Two XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
  • 1/4" stereo line inputs
  • Switchable instrument-level input for guitar/bass direct recording
  • Multi-band mastering effects
  • 2-band EQ per track
  • Internal reverb processor with dedicated send per track
  • Chromatic Tuner and Metronome
  • Track editing, autopunch and bounce features
  • Optional RC-3F footswitch offers three switches for punch-in and transport operation
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Dimensions: 11.4" W x 2.1" H x 8.2" D
  • Weight: 4lbs

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  • 4
    An affordable, basic tool ...

    Posted by Robert Merriman on May 17th 2016

    It's been a while since I've done any home studio recording. Spending available cash on other equipment last year made this a workable, temporary solution.
    Compact w/ plenty of functionality and no need for a computer.
    2 mic/line XLR inputs + 2 TRS/TS balanced/unbalanced jacks. One handles high impedance instrument level signals. With the foot pedal jack for punching in and out during recording, and its built-in microphones this unit pretty much has you covered.
    The "mastering" section w/ basic EQ, compression, and reverb effects makes this a useful tool for those just getting their feet wet. It provides hands-on experience learning the steps, why's and how's to operate more elaborate setups.
    Its self-contained portability makes it easy for musicians to capture musical sketches and ideas when inspiration strikes.
    I deducted one star for the convenience and productivity factors that are somewhat lacking.