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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 ... Read More

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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.

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
  • Various edit functions (COPY INSERT, COPY PASTE, MOVE INSERT, MOVE PASTE, OPEN, CUT, SILENCE, CLONE TRACK, CLEAN 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
  • Metronome
  • Dedicated AC adapter included (TASCAM PS-1225L)
Specifications
  • Recording Media
    SD: 512MB - 2GB / SDHC card: 4GB - 32GB
    File System
    SD card: FAT16 / SDHC card: FAT32
    INPUT A-H
    XLR
    Connector: XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), Balanced
    Input impedance: 2.4kOhms
    Nominal input level: -14dBu
    Maximum input level: +2dBu
    TRS
    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
    STEREO OUT
    Connector: RCA pin-jack, Unbalanced
    Output impedance: 200 ohms
    Nominal output level: -10dBV
    Maximum output leve:l +6dBV
    EFFECT SENDS
    Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") TS phone-jack, Unbalanced
    Output impedance: 200 ohms
    Nominal output level: -10dBV
    Maximum output level: +6dBV
    MONITOR OUT
    Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") TRS phone-jack, Balanced
    Output impedance: 200 ohms
    Nominal output level: -2dBu
    Maximum output level: +14dBu
    PHONES
    Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") TRS phone-jack
    Maximum output level: 70mW + 70mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32 ohms loaded)
    USB
    Connector: USB Mini-B type 4-pin
    Format: USB 2.0 High-Speed mass-storage class
    REMOTE
    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 35C / 41 to 95F
    Accessories
    AC adapter, 2GB SD card, USB cable, warranty card, owner's manual

    Operating system requirements
    Windows
    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)
    Macintosh
    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)
    S/N Ratio: 90dB or greater (INPUT to STEREO OUT/EFFECT SENDS/MONITOR OUT)
    THD 0.01% or less (INPUT to STEREO OUT/EFFECT SENDS/MONITOR OUT)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Tape machines - 90 day warranty; one year parts warranty.
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TascamDP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio
 
2.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

Great Sound. Easy To Use

By EliOli

from Southern California

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Tascam DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

I love my DP-32SD. I used to have a VS-880 a long while back. The Tascam was a replacement for that unit. It's much easier to use and the sound quality of the recordings is great. There was a review here saying that the volumes are too low, but I have not had that problem at all. I'm able to transfer my files to the computer and do my final edit with great results.

The only thing I found lacking in comparison to the VS-880 were the on board effects. The VS-880 had a much wider library. But that was easily fixed for me by using an external vocal effects processor and an external guitar processor.

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(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Returned Item/Horrid customer service from Tascam

By Marcus

from Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Comments about Tascam DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

After all the guitar center employees tried to push software on me, I really wanted something with a professional sound where I could just record and not have the learning curve of computer software. I ordered the Tascam 32SD and was very pleased with the recording quality and how easy it was to record, mix, pan and master. The quality is professional grade as far as sound goes. The issue I had began when trying to send the mastered song to the computer. It describes the transfer by USB as very simple and it will convert to a wav file to be able to burn to CD, email, etc. I mastered my songs with the faders just about at peak. And some tracks were literally as loud as they could go. Through the Tascam it was blaring loud and sounded amazing, but once transferred to a computer, (I tried both my Mac, and my PC) the songs were almost inaudible. If a regular recording is a 10 volume wise, these were 1.5 maybe 2. You could hear a snare hit and that's about it. After 2 days of talking to multiple people through Tascams tech support, all of which were beyond rude, they claimed they never heard of the issue before. They would never admit that mine might be faulty, they just repeatedly said that I didn't master it right or my computers were both with outdated sound cards (my PC is less than a month old). They kept telling me I didn't have the levels high enough even though they were maxed out. So after wanted to still keep it and try to work around the issue, after the horrible and insulting "customer support", I returned the unit. I didn't want to pay a lot of money for something and not be able to listen to it on anything other than the Tascam itself. Very disappointed with the experience all around. I gave it one star because it does sound great through the Tascam itself, but for musicians like me not wanting to learn the software, I think learning the software is less headache than dealing with Tascams customer support.

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3.0

Smaller than I wanted. Should be twice as big as my 16-track

By Darth Recorder

from Akron, OH

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Sd Storage Quick

Cons

  • Too Little

Best Uses

  • Door stop

Comments about Tascam DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

Do not buy if you are looking for a professional sized model of something...

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4.0

Great for home recording

By kris

from md

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great For Recording

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tascam DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

      Great abd easy to use.

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      (17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Tascam Admits Problems

      By SCOTT

      from Medford, OR

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      Comments about Tascam DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

      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!

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      1.0

      Tascam Admits Problems

      By SCOTT

      from Medford, OR

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      Comments about Tascam DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

      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!

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      3.0

      Real Nice Studio, but could use Higher Definition Audio

      By Erik

      from Fort Worth, TX

      Comments about Tascam DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

      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.

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