Perfect for use in studios or in the field, the Portastudio has a compact and lightweight design so you can take it anywhere.8 Tracks
The recorder can capture up to 8 CD-quality tracks. It captures to tracks 2 at a time until all 8 are filled.SD/SDHC Capture
Audio is recorded to widely-available SD/SDHC memory cards. A 2GB card is included so you can get started right away.Onboard Mics
A pair of stereo condenser mics are built into the front panel so you can capture live performances, rehearsals, and ideas without connecting additional equipment.XLR Inputs
A pair of XLR inputs with mic preamps and 48V phantom power allow you to connect your favorite external microphones.1/4" Inputs
A pair of 1/4" line inputs are provided, which can be switched to instrument level, allowing you to connect an electric guitar or bass without a direct box.RCA Line Output
A stereo RCA line output lets you connect to additional mixers, recorders, and other devices.Headphone Jack
A standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jack lets you listen to your audio on-the-fly.Tuner and Metronome
The built-in chromatic tuner and metronome keep you in tune and on tempo. Each function has its own dedicated button for quick access.Editing
Built-in editing features allow you to copy/paste, silence, clone tracks, and undo. You can also bounce all 8 tracks down to 1 or 2 tracks. A dedicated stereo master track is also provided.Effects and Processing
Each track has its own send to a stereo reverb processor, plus a 2-band shelving EQ. Audio limiting is also available.Physical Controls
The 45mm faders and dedicated pan knobs give you tactile control over your audio.CD Burner
The built-in CD burner allows you to burn your completed tracks directly to a CD without the need for additional equipment. You can also import a recording via CD.USB Connection
The USB 2.0 connector makes it easy to transfer your creations to a computer. You can also import recordings via USB.Optional Footswitch
A 3-button footswitch (sold separately) allows convenient control and punch in.
The DP-03 is the latest Portastudio in TASCAM’s 37-year progression 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, mastering and CD burning, the DP-03 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. There’s even the option to import a recording through USB or audio CD.
Each track has its own send to a stereo reverb processor as well as two-band shelving EQ. Once you’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 you’re satisfied, transfer your mix to a computer over USB 2.0 or burn an audio CD.
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