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TASCAM DP-03 Digital Portastudio
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An 8-track Digital Portastudio with built-in CD burner, 2-band EQ per track, reverb, and more.

The DP-03 Digital Portastudio gives you the freedom to record 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. During recording you can manipulate reverb and the 2-band EQ using dedicated knobs for simple operation. When your production is finished, easily transfer it to your computer via a USB 2.0 cord or burned onto a CD using an internal drive.

A pair of inputs can be routed to any tracks, providing condenser microphones with phantom power when required. The DP-03 inputs also include 1/4" line and instrument level switches for recording sources like drum machines, guitar, and bass. A chromatic tuner and metronome are built in for assembling polished performances. Once recorded, tracks can be bounced, autopunched, and edited.

Like the DP-02 before it, the DP-03 uses an array of dedicated controls for mixing, combined with a simple menu interface for editing and other features. New mastering effects like EQ and multiband compression have been added for radio-ready masters. With so much power in a compact package, the DP-03 makes recording affordable, portable, and fun.

TASCAM DP-03 Digital Portastudio Features:

  • 8-track Digital Portastudio with CD Burner
    Records to SD/SDHC Card media
    Import audio tracks from CD
    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
    Multiband 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
    Compact and lightweight

TASCAM DP-03 Digital Portastudio Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 11.4"W x 2.1"H x 8.2"D
    Weight: 4 lb.

TASCAM DP-03 Digital Portastudio

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  • A Device With A Lot Of Potential: Tascam DP-03

    As reviewed by David Slatton on 10/29/2012

    The only reason I gave this little gem a 4 star rating is because Tascam also offers 24 and 32 track digitals for home recording so I thought I'd save a star.Someday,hopefully, I'll probably get around to using that last star.And when and if that day ever does come, I'll definitely stick with Tascam. The 24s and 32s are a little higher in the cost department but they have more FX and you don't have to bounce tracks as often. I've had this for around 4 months now and I'm now back to being an inspired 61 year old musician with an enthusiasm level that you usually only find with much younger and hungrier musicians.I am so happy with my Tascam DP-03 that if I wasn't currently disabled, I'd probably attempt to do some somersaults. When I first plugged the DP-03 /CD burner in and listened to the demo that it comes with,I immediately heard the possibilities.This is no toy.This is a very professional sounding device for serious musicians.Maybe you're thinking "At a price that's so low"? Yes, at a price so low.If you have a love of music like I do, when you finally get to the point where you are getting the full potential out of this thing,people that hear your music won't be able to tell the difference if you used a huge studio or the Tascam.It has built-in Mastering tools also.If you don't currently have a very nice mic, well, this comes with two very nice condenser mics that are built in.And you don't have to put you mouth right on the mics.They are that good. I've only had my Tascam for about 4 months so I'm still learning about everything.And the more I learn about it, the happier I am with it.To be honest with you, it only comes with reverb and EQ ( but for each track and they can be tweaked).And with the newer equipment they're coming out with these days, you can bounce all you want with no noticeable loss of sound. I'm 61 years old.I came from a musical background where we enjoyed a lot of experimentation when it came to sound.Late 60s early 70s.And so I also run my sounds, except the acoustic guitar, through a Boss VF-1 effects processor( used price is really good).Remember, if you aren't already aware of this, always turn your gains and volumes down and gradually bring everything up to the proper levels.If not then you can wreak your equipment. It comes with a 2 GB SD-Card so I went to Best Buy and picked up an 8 GB SD-Card for 10 bucks.The Tascam takes you through the easy steps and quickly formats it for you.Amazing.And now the amount of room I get for my songs is a whole lot more.And you can even put a higher GB SD-Card in.The volume levels are so good on the Tascam that you have to turn them down at times, which is a whole lot better than trying to get more volume. You never have to worry about that with the Tascam. My own personal opinion is that this little device is worth way more than what they are asking for it.Thank-you Tascam.It's great to know that there are still companies around that don't overcharge you for great equipment.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Reliable and easy...........sounds great!

    As reviewed by shep taylor on 5/6/2011

    I bought the dp-o2 about 3 years ago and have used it non stop. I have took it on the road for recording and it holds up great! Once u read the manual it's very easy to navigate through. It's a real hands on device and produces great sounding recordings. Any body looking for a good start up device to learn to record or have experience in it will love the tascam dp-o2.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Tascam DP-03

    As reviewed by William Ostrander on 8/23/2013

    Granted, my recording projects are purely recreational. However, this little 8 track will do more than I will probably ever conceivably need. It could do more with someone knowledgeable in digital recording. The only thing lacking on mine is a qualified operator. However, with my limited digital recording experience, I have been able to produce some really nice recordings. It beats my old cassette tape 4 track hands down. It comes with some EQ, Reverb and Mastering (Compression, Leveling, EQ, etc.) digital effects as well. Not professional quality effects but still acceptable, in my opinion. Do yourself a favor and ad a good condenser mic, quality headphones (or power monitor speakers) and some digital effects. This does NOT have a sound loop for the effects but with the proper unit you can run the effects before the recorder. Personally, I would also ad a tube preamp, compressor and some room engineering. But you can still get fairly good recordings without any extras. The unit comes with 2 built-in condenser mics that are OK but not great. Overall, for the musician just starting out recording, this unit will take you well beyond beginner status. Personally, I only use around 6 tracks but this will record over 30 tracks after you learn to bounce tracks. It will only record two tracks at a time. XLR and 1/4" inputs. You can also download tracks from existing CD's. It stores WAV files onto a SD card but will create a CD that is playable in any CD player or you can download directly to your PC using USB 2.0. For my use, the flexibility of digital file storage is a huge plus.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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