Tascam DP-03-Compact 8-track recorder captures music at CD quality to affordable SD/SDHC cards
The new Tascam DP-03 8-track Digital Portastudio records two tracks at a time at CD quality to affordable SD/SDHC cards, using XLR microphone preamps or a pair of built-in condenser microphones. Mixing features like reverb and EQ are accessed using dedicated knobs for simple operation. When a production is finished, it can be transferred to computer over USB 2.0 or burned to CD using an internal drive. A pair of inputs can be routed to any tracks, providing condenser microphones with phantom power when required. The Tascam DP-03 inputs also include 1/4″ line and instrument level switches for recording sources like drum machines, guitar and bass. 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.
A tuner and metronome are built in for assembling polished performances. Once recorded, tracks can be bounced and edited. New mastering effects like EQ and multiband compression have been added for radio-ready masters. With so much power in a compact package, the Tascam DP-03 makes recording affordable, portable and fun.