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Tascam CD-BT2 Portable CD Bass Trainer
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Portable, powerful learning tool for bass.

The TASCAM CD-BT2 Portable CD Bass Trainer gives you the ability to slow down the speed of a CD without changing the pitch-allowing artists, musicians, students, and music teachers to practice, learn and teach fast licks, rhythm parts and solos from their favorite bass players.

The CD-BT2 bass trainer features an all new improved ultra compact design, comprehensive LCD display with graphical user interface, album title/track title indication by CD-text, expanded effect banks for user preset, chromatic tuner, and TASCAM'S pioneering VSA (Variable Speed Audition, pitch control without affecting key) feature lets you learn up a continuous mix of their favorite songs anywhere you go.

Features include integrated pitch and key control, bass canceller with selectable canceling pan point and selectable frequency range, and seamless integration with CD-DA/CD-R/CD-RW disc playback. You can now discover the licks your favorite artist really played.

Tascam CD-BT2 Portable CD Bass Trainer Features:

  • Portable CD bass trainer (More compact than previous CD-BT1MKII)
    CD-DA/CD-R/CD-RW disc playback
    10 second anti-shock memory
    Comprehensive 128 x 64 dot matrix LCD display with graphical user interface
    Album title/Track title indication by CD-Text
    Elapsed Time/Remain Time display with bar meter
    +16 to -50% pitch control in 1% steps
    VSA (Variable Speed Audition, pitch control without affecting key)
    Key control: +/-6 semi-tone, in semi-tone steps with +/-50 cents fine tune
    Single play and continuous play
    Single Loop, All Loop, and Seamless IN-OUT Loop
    Flash Back function (Instant review up to 5 seconds prior playback)
    Bass Canceler with selectable canceling pan point and selectable frequency range
    10 effect banks for user preset
    Chromatic tuner with calibration (435 to 445Hz)
    3 octaves tone oscillator
    Metronome (BPM: 40 to 220, Beat: 2 to 6)
    1/4" Bass input
    Bass/Mic input volume
    Bass/Mic input level meter indicator on LCD display
    CD level meter indicator
    Foot switch connector
    5 selectable functions by foot switch (Flash Back, Rewind, FF, Bank, Effect on/off)
    1/8" stereo line output
    1/8" stereo headphone output
    Headphone volume
    MONO monitor for CD (L+R, L, R)
    Sprit monitor (Left ch: CD, Right ch: Input or vice versa)
    Battery operation
    Optional power supply PS-P520

Tascam CD-BT2 Portable CD Bass Trainer Specifications:

  • Disc Type: 8cm and 12cm CD
    Line Output Connector: 1/8" Stereo mini connector
    Nominal Stereo Output Level: -10dBV
    Output Impedance: 600ohm (2V RMS)
    Maximum Output Level (LINE OUT): +6dBV
    Headphone Output Connector: 1/8" Stereo mini connector
    Maximum Output Level (PHONES): 15mW (at 32ohm loaded)
    Guitar/Mic Input Connector: 1/4" Phone Connector
    Nominal Guitar Input: -15dBV
    Nominal Mic Input: -40dBV
    Maximum Guitar Input: +6dBV
    Maximum Mic Input: -19dBV
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (-3/+1dB)
    (A weight filter + 20KHz LPF)
    Signal to Noise Ratio: Better than 85 dB
    Total Harmonic Distortion: < 0.03% (200Hz HPF + 20KHzLPF)
    Channel Separation: Better than 80dB (A weight filter + 20KHz LPF)
    Power Requirements: DC 5V (Optional AC adapter PS-P520); AA batteries x 4
    Power Consumption: 4W (with PS-P520)
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 194 x 38.7 x 138(mm)
    Weight (excluding batteries): 550g

Tascam CD-BT2 Portable CD Bass Trainer

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  • CD-BT2 as a learning tool

    As reviewed by alwrmcusn on 9/2/2009

    This was a replacement for my CD-BT1 (I dropped it and broke the LCD). The BT2 has easier to understand controls than the previous model/version. However the LCD remains difficult to see at anything other than a direct on view. Obviously since this is my second unit, I find the device is a valuable tool for learning and practicing. It also makes it very easy on the wife and neighbors by performing as a personal headphones/portable amplifier. I also can use the line-out to feed my normal amp and still utilize the other capabilities of the trainer...CD player, bass boost and cut etc. I recommend the trainer series. I also have the guitar trainer in the MP3 version.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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    As reviewed by Autumn Johnson on 10/25/2012

    I had the first version of the Tascam Bass Trainer and did not like it because it was harder to use and very easy to break. The door fell off my first version real easy without dropping it. My CD's had quit working in the first version also. This second one is very easy to use and is made WAY BETTER than the first one. I am buying another one and recommanding it to other Bass Players who live in apartments or want to practice in private.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Indespensable Gear

    As reviewed by MIKE CUSTER on 8/7/2012

    This is my second CD-BT2. It took several years, but I wore the first one out. I the CD-BT2 ever time I practice. It is indespensable for figuring out the bass line of a song. Features I use frequently are 1)Tempo, which allows me to slow a song down, from a little to a lot without changing the pitch, so I can hear the indvidual notes in a bass line, 2)Loop, which allows me to loop a section I'm having rouble with, 3)Flash, which allows me to back up 3 seconds each time I press the Flash button, 4)Key, which allows me to key without changing the tempo. There are also controls for boosting the bass output of the CD and effect for the bass if you've plugged you bass into the unit. There are controlls to fine tune the pitch of the CD to match the turning of your bass. I play my CD-BT2 through my PA, but the headphone feature works well too. These units are very reliable. My first one started to play irratically, but I used it A LOT, especially the loop and temmpo controls. In my openion, any serious bass player, student or professional, should own a CD-BT2.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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