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Tascam DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio
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Same functions as the DP-32, but with convenient SD media.

The TASCAM DIGITAL PORTASTUDIO DP-32SD is one of the best and most affordable ways to remove the mind-numbing glow of the computer screen from personal recording. It's safe to say, that after decades of manufacturing and transforming Portastudios, TASCAM has revolutionized the series once again. Employing 8 combo 1/4" - XLR inputs with +48V Phantom Power, 32 tracks (8 mono, 12 stereo) the ability to select between stereo and mono and an affluence of other key features, TASCAM DIGITAL PORTASTUDIO DP-32SD is an obvious choice for multi-channel home recording. The DP-32SD is just like its brother the DP-32, but without the built-in CDR/RW drive for recording media.

Utilizing SD/SDHC media ensures confident recording, free from shock due to loud sounds
The DP-32SD adopted use of SD/SDHC media. SD/SDHC cards provide secure shock resistance due to the absence of any rotary mechanism. File format of the DP-32SD is FAT 16 or 32. You can find the recorded files on your computer when connected via USB.

The last 12 faders are selectable between MONO and STEREO
The DP-32SD has 12 selectable tracks between MONO or STEREO. These tracks provide more flexibility. For example, set to STEREO for recording synthesizer, or set to MONO when recording guitar or vocal. Not only that, you can create ideal settings for each track. (set #9 to #12 STEREO, then set #13 to #22 MONO) If all tracks are set to MONO the DP-32SD becomes a 20-track multi track recorder.

21 faders eliminates layer structuring
The DP-32SD, even with the high number of tracks and features is one of the easiest multi-track recorders in the market to use. The DP-32SD has 20 track-faders and one master fader. You can control any track with ease.

The 3.5" full-color LCD and the self-illuminated buttons increase visibility
The DP-32SD has a 3.5" LCD screen and select self-illuminated buttons, making it easy to view your entire creative process. Some of the illuminated buttons include (SOURCE, SELECT, REC, MUTE).

12 rotary knobs linked to the LCD to help increase easy operation
The DP-32SD has employed rotary knobs to control qualities such as EQ, Effect Send and other related features.

Tascam DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio Features:

  • Simultaneous 32-track playback
    8 mono tracks + 12 mono/stereo selectable tracks
    File transferring via USB 2.0 (cable sold separately)
    21 faders (19 track-faders and one master fader)
    Mounted TMSS (TASCAM Multi Stage Sampling rate converter) provides high-quality sampling rate conversion
    Integrated 40-input mixer to mixdown the 32 playback tracks with the 8 inputs and for bouncing
    Simultaneous 8-track recording
    16- or 24-bit, 44.1 or 48kHz recording
    8 XLR/TRS combo connectors
    Phantom power supply for all inputs
    High-impedance input available (INPUT-H)
    Stereo RCA pin-jack output
    Two effect send outputs (1/4" TS jack)
    70mW/ch headphone amplifier
    Peak-hold function at a level meter of the LCD
    Sub-frame editing
    Remote connector for optional RC-3F footswitch
    INPUT A-H and each track are equipped with 3-band EQ
    Automatic punch in/out
    Undo and Redo function with Undo history
    8 dynamics effects
    Guitar effects
    Mix-down effects
    Mastering Effects
    Track bounce function
    Virtual track (8 virtual track per one track)
    Locate mark up to 99 at one song
    Chromatic tuner
    Dedicated AC adapter included (TASCAM PS-1225L)

Tascam DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio Specifications:

  • Recording Media
    SD: 512MB - 2GB / SDHC card: 4GB - 32GB
    File System
    SD card: FAT16 / SDHC card: FAT32
    Connector: XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), Balanced
    Input impedance: 2.4kOhms
    Nominal input level: -14dBu
    Maximum input level: +2dBu
    Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") TRS phone-jack, Balanced
    Input impedance: 22kOhms or more / 1mOhms (when INPUT H, GUITAR selected)
    Nominal input level: +4dBu
    Maximum input level: +20dBu
    Connector: RCA pin-jack, Unbalanced
    Output impedance: 200 ohms
    Nominal output level: -10dBV
    Maximum output leve:l +6dBV
    Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") TS phone-jack, Unbalanced
    Output impedance: 200 ohms
    Nominal output level: -10dBV
    Maximum output level: +6dBV
    Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") TRS phone-jack, Balanced
    Output impedance: 200 ohms
    Nominal output level: -2dBu
    Maximum output level: +14dBu
    Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") TRS phone-jack
    Maximum output level: 70mW + 70mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32 ohms loaded)
    Connector: USB Mini-B type 4-pin
    Format: USB 2.0 High-Speed mass-storage class
    Connector: 2.5mm TRS jack
    Power: Dedicated AC adapter (TASCAM PS-1225L, included)
    Power consumption: 12W (when phantom power supplying)
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 514mm × 104mm × 340mm / 20.2" × 4.1"×13.4"
    Weight: 6.2kg / 13.67lb.
    Operating temperature: 5 to 35˚C / 41 to 95˚F
    AC adapter, 2GB SD card, USB cable, warranty card, owner's manual

    Operating system requirements
    OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    CPU Pentium 300MHz or more
    Memory 128MB or more
    USB USB 2.0 (cable sold separately)
    OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4), Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard (V10.6.8), OS X Lion (V10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (V10.8)
    CPU Power PC, iMAC, G3, G4 266MHz or more
    Memory 64MB or more
    USB USB 2.0 (cable sold separately)
    Audio performance
    Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz (+/-1dB, INPUT to STEREO OUT/EFFECT SENDS/MONITOR OUT)

Tascam DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio

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  • Real Nice Studio, but could use Higher Definition Audio

    As reviewed by Erik on 1/16/2015

    I've used my DP32SD for about two months, now. I was using an analog Tascam 488 MkII before this one. The DP32 sounds good, but seems to be lacking the highs of audio. My Marshall amp screams tone and sustain, but the DP32 can't capture all of the tone because it lacks the highs. My little Tascam DR40 sounds better because it can record 24bit at 96k. So, the DP32 is missing a lot of tone in my guitar after recording. I was really disappointed as this portastudio is supposed to be Tascam's best studio to date. Also, this thing was made in China, and it's already broken. The assign, mixer, menu, home, eq, jog dial buttons do not work. One day these buttons just stopped working with no explanation. Now, I'm having to take it to Audio Electronics for them to fix. Tascam should've kept there business in Japan where it was top notch quality.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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  • Tascam Admits Problems

    As reviewed by SCOTT on 5/12/2015

    I purchased this unit from Guitar Center a few months ago. Within a few weeks, I started getting pops and clicks in tracks I was recording and for no apparent reason. However, at first, the pops wouldn't show up in the mixdown stereo tracks, so they were just a big annoyance when listening to the playback. After a while, the pops and clicks were ending up in the mixdown track and that's when I called Tascam tech support. I was told they were aware of the problem and they were going to be releasing a new firmware "update". They couldn't tell me when the new release was coming out, so I guess I'm stuck with a defective product until such time as Tascam decides to support their products. Won't buy a Tascam unit again!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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