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TASCAM DP-03SD 8-Channel Portastudio
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Eight track digital recording at unprecedented prices.

The DP-03 is the latest Portastudio in TASCAM’s 37-year progression of making recording simple and affordable for musicians. This version of the DP-03 is an exclusive deal in that it is absent the CD burner that usually comes with the DP-03. It is also absent about $100 of the selling price. Most musicians own a computer that burns CDs, so in some cases, the CD burner is not really needed. At least not needed as much as a hundred bucks.

This 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-03 provides everything musicians need to record and share his or her music.

A stereo condenser microphone 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 mi2crophone 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.

TASCAM DP-03SD 8-Channel Portastudio Features:

  • Eight tracks of CD quality recording
    Built-in stereo microphone
    XLR and 1/4" inputs
    On-board reverb
    Two-band EQ
    Mastering effects
    USB output


TASCAM DP-03SD 8-Channel Portastudio Specifications:

  • 8-track Digital Portastudio
    Records to SD/SDHC Card media
    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


TASCAM DP-03SD 8-Channel Portastudio

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  • Tascam Fail. GC return policy?

    As reviewed by paul hooper on 1/6/2014

    Had this unit for 15 days. Took some learning but seemed to work well enough until it didn't work anymore. Channel 2 is out, I can see the meters moving but cant hear a thing. Tried for a couple of days thinking it was user error but no luck so today I will return it, lets see what GC's policy is like.

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  • Perfect for me

    As reviewed by Daryl Conklin on 3/8/2014

    This unit does exactly what the Tascam says it will. It records up to eight separate tracks in high quality to an SD chip. Better yet, it allows me to use my old JamVox to produce whatever amp sound I want to use. I run my guitar into the JamVox and output that into the Tascam. Same goes for drum loops. Works great. I think the quality it great too. Anyone with any electronics knowledge knows that the maker, TEAC, has been making high quality electronic equipment for decades. The manual is very helpful, and the features are very professional (including compression, punching in and out, equalizing each channel, assigning each channel, etc, etc).

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  • Excellent unit

    As reviewed by Daryl Conklin on 3/7/2014

    I am very happy with my Tascam DP-03 SD. It provides exactly what I need: high quality, multi-track recording capability for my electric guitar. I feed in effects and record directly into the unit. It works great. I bought the three year warranty to avoid any issues. What a deal!

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