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Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio

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You Pay: $499.99
Product Highlights
  • 24-track Digital Recorder
  • Eight Tracks of Simultaneous Recording
  • Eight Combo XLR-1/4" Inputs
  • Instrument-level Input for Guitar & Bass
  • Solid State 48kHz / 24-bit SD Recording
  • Dedicated EQ, Pan & Effect Send Controls
  • Built-in Multi-effects Processors
  • Color LCD and Channel Strip Controls
  • CD-RW Drive for Mixdown and Backup
  • Built-in Chromatic Tuner & Metronome

The DP-24 Digital Portastudio by Tascam is a 24-track digital desktop workstation featuring solid-state recording, a large (3.5") color LCD display and independent channel strip controls. It offers flexible recording, mastering and CD burning capabilities allowing you to record up to eight tracks simultaneously in 24-bit, 48kHz quality on standard SD/SDHC memory cards or CDs.

The DP-24 includes eight XLR and 1/4" balanced combo inputs with phantom power to capture audio from a variety of sources. It also offers a total of nineteen 45mm faders for track and master level adjustment and each channel has its own REC button. Tactile controls and built-in dynamic processors such as compressors and limiters make it easy to enhance your recordings and produce impressive finished products. It also includes guitar amp simulation and multi-effects for use with the instrument-level input; ideal for guitar and bass.

After capturing those perfect takes, tracks can be viewed and mixed on the large 3.5" color LCD. Two Mixdown effects including reverb and chorus are also available, as well as a mastering effect. Once completed, songs can be transferred to computer via USB or written to the built-in CD-RW drive. Ideal for the stage or studio, the DP-24 provides most everything you need to record quality recordings in a portable and lightweight (13.67 lb) workstation.

Features 24-tracks of solid state 48kHz / 24-bit recording on SD memory
Supports SDHC standards for large capacity SD cards up to 32GB
Multi-track recorder functions include simultaneous 8 track recording and 24 track playback
Eighteen plus one 45mm faders for track and master level adjustment
Each track has independent track select REC button
Features +48V Phantom power mic input and eight balanced XLR/TRS combo inputs
High-impedance 1/4" guitar input supported on input H
Large 3.5" TFT color LCD display
Independent 3-band equalizers for each input and playback track
Master file mixdown including mastering effects
Includes Reverb and other effects which can be adjusted independently on each track
Auto-punch in/out, locate mark, track bounce, tuner and metronome functions
Track editing functions include copy insert/paste, move insert/paste, open, cut, silence and more
Undo and redo functions including history level setting
Play back and import audio CD's or create a CD from mixed down master files
Copy and backup song data and WAV files to a computer via USB
Punch in/out and other functions can controlled by the optional Tascam RC-3F footswitch (sold separately)
Recording Media SD cards (512MB to 2GB) FAT 16 file system
SDHC cards (4GB to 32GB) FAT 32 file system
Number of Tracks 24
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +1 dB/-1 dB
Distortion 0.01% or Less
Signal to Noise Ratio 90dB or More
CD Burning Capabilities Yes, Tray-Loading Drive
Inputs 8 x XLR/1/4" balanced combo inputs
Outputs 2 x RCA (L/R)
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack 1 x 1/4" TS effects send jack 1 x 1/4" TS monitor out jack
MIDI In and out 5-pin DIN
Connectivity 1 x USB 4-pin mini-B type
1 x 2.5mm remote connector
Power Supply AC adapter (Tascam PS-1225L)
Power Consumption 12W (phantom power on)
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Computer Requirements Windows:
Pentium 300MHz or faster
128MB RAM or more
USB Port (USB 2.0 recommended)
Windows 7, Vista, or XP
Mac:
PowerPC, iMac, G3, G4 266MHz or faster
64MB or more
USB Port (USB 2.0 recommended)
Mac OS X 10.2 or Later 1
Please Note:

Intel Chipset USB Host Controller Recommended

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Dimensions (WxHxD) 21.25 x 4.09 x 13.38" (540 x 104 x 340mm) (excluding projections)
Weight 13.67 lb (6.2 kg)
Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio
  • AC Adapter (Tascam PS-1225L) and Power Cord
  • SD Memory Card
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty / 90 Days Labor
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    TascamDP-24 Digital Portastudio
     
    4.7

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (14)
    • Excellent sound (13)
    • Compact (12)
    • Versatile (12)
    • Simple controls (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (13)
      • Professional recording (8)
      • Soundtracks (6)
      • Performances (5)
      • Outdoor events / games (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (10), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

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      5.0

      Excellent board... very excited!

      By The Sound Is In The Wood

      from Galveston, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

        Although I just rec'd my board, what I've learned about it so far is impressive.
        I've also watched several videos on Youtube and I totally agree that it is constructed like a brick wall... it is solid.
        I used to think Tascam made shoddy equipment but I am very impressed by everything about this board... feel of faders, the look of the graphics on the screen, etc., etc.
        I am an "acoustic" guy... i mainly record acoustic guitars, vocals, accordion, steel drum, hand drums, etc. This board knocks it out of the park!
        Yes, I'm sure if you tried, you can find negatives... but let me ask you this, is there something better for the same price with same functions???
        Answer: No.
        Buy it.

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        5.0

        A great recorder.

        By stillnotregistering

        from sacramento, ca

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Music Videos
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

          I have a 2488 neo, and it's nice, but I wanted the SD card for the greater convenience. The DP24 has other niceties, like the color screen, and a redesigned layout, which I like. Like the 2488 the DP24 delivers pristine sound. I have a Kronos and technically don't need a dedicated recorder, but I don't like software based recording system. I like buttons and sliders, and the speed of recording instantly any new ideas. I'm completely satisfied with the DP24. I'll be selling the neo.

          B&H, as always, quick and reliable.

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          4.0

          Tascam DP-24

          By Larry

          from Panacea, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Professional Recording
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

            Use the product to record music and make CDs. Automatically puts the songs in order by title. Better instructions in the manual than prior editions of the model-easier to understand. Negative is the time it takes to learn to operate new equipment. Equipment is made for a 2 room studio, not a 1 room studio. Mute button will not cut off monitors so you can record in 1 room.

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            4.0

            Great Recorder!!!

            By Maxwell

            from Accra, Ghana

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

            • 8 Input Increase To 12
            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

            I thought buying and operating it was going to be difficult but turn out to be false. It work so well and the sound quality great.

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            5.0

            Perfect!!

            By Paul

            from Quad Citits, Iowa

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

              I purchased the tascm board to record music, commentators and other sound for live events. The main reason I bought this paticular board was because of the built in digital dynamic compressor. This paticular feature allows me to leave the board alone and it monitors all the levels and prevents them from being to quiet and prevents clipping! I love this board and recommend it to anyone!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing mixer

              By A B Tre'

              from Denver, Colorado

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Music Videos
                • Performances

                Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

                I started out with just reading the manual and then started to record with in 4 hours of setting it up. I have all my equipment hooked up to this mixer and things could not be easier.
                I can transfer the files into my MAC and the other software I use with ease!

                I would recommend this unit to anyone who wants to record with ease.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Easy user interface

                By Matty

                from Santa Rosa, CA.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • No Computer Necessary
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Not Wild About The Reverb

                Best Uses

                • Home Recording

                Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

                Starting with 4-track cassette recorders in the 80's, I've watched and experienced the evolution of multi-track recording. While DAWS are great, I like that I don't have to be married to a mouse.

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                5.0

                Great studio!

                By LabradorKid

                from Dryden, On, Canada

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

                  I have no complaints. The studio audio quality is better than my Boss unit, it's simple to use...took me about 3 days to get everything figured out. Very happy to have chosen this studio. It's nice to have more than just 8 channel sliders, really makes mixing a breeze. Great unit.

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                  5.0

                  Outstanding Unit at a great price.

                  By Johnny Rocker

                  from Gainesville, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Controls
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording
                    • Soundtracks

                    Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

                    This unit is impressive, a major upgrade for me from the Tascam DP-01.
                    Pretty intuitive, the manual is easy to navigate.
                    This is excellent for home studio use.

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    good value. few drawbacks

                    By davekappesq

                    from New York

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact

                    Cons

                    • No Drums
                    • No Fader Automation

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording

                    Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

                    I bough this to replace my 10 year old KORG D-1600. Everything seems to work well so far. Definitely need to buy the recommended 32 gig SD card from the Tascam-approved list. This gives you 100 minutes of record time for about [$] (from B&H.) Otherwise you only have 5 minutes of recording time with the included 2 gig card. Be sure to get the EXTREME PRO or equivalent 32 gig disc, so you have the fastest data transfer speed available. You need the fast transfer time because the DP24 machine is relatively slow switching between modes, compared to my old D1600 (which works much faster, has drums onboard, along with simple fader automation, but cost more than twice as much at the time of purchase.)

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent recorder

                    By Cris

                    from Vermont

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Controls
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording

                      Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

                      I'm amazed at how much recording technology can now be packed into this compact, cost-effective piece of equipment. I've spent only a few hours with the DP-24 but am amazed at its capabilities. It will take me quite a while to learn how to take advantage of its complexity. But so far, I'm extremely impressed.

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                      5.0

                      DP – 24. A modern workhorse

                      By Bxcowboy

                      from Brookfield, CT

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Controls
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Exceptionally Clean Workflow
                      • Great Color Display
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Limited Internal Effect

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Music Videos
                      • Professional Recording
                      • Soundtracks

                      Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

                      I use the DP 24 to lay down tracks and do recording in the house. I find it intuitive easy-to-use and a very clean design. I love it

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                      5.0

                      Initial introduction seems promising

                      By Richie

                      from South Carolina

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

                        I want to use this product to make semi professional recordings. At first glance this all in one unit appears to be all I need it to be. The price, portability and design all make it so nice to accomplish my needs.

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                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Bang for the Buck

                        By Palonzocnwy

                        from Kansas City, MO

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Controls
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

                          This unit is very easy to navigate and use. The quick start gets you going right away and manual leads you pretty clearly through more advanced techniques. I'm using the product more as a compositional scratchpad to try out ideas in/out of home. Portability is a big plus for me, also don't need to be chained to a particular place and worry about computer noise. The waveform (jog) window is very helpful for setting in/out marks in editing. Haven't gotten the virtual track thing to work yet, but I'm sure it's me...

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                          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent value

                          By Catfish Bob

                          from S.E. Pennsylvania

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

                            Easy to use. Excellent value. Decent sound. Unit has 12 mono channel and 6 stereo channels, so I've been using it as an 18 channel unit.

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                            (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            So Far, It's been great

                            By GibsonF5

                            from Edgewater, MD

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • None right now

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio:

                            I'm brand new to recording, so take my comments as one who has not had a lot of experience on this side of the microphones.

                            The Tascam DP 24 arrived in great shape and was plugged in and ready to go within minutes. I had already read a lot of the users manual before the machine arrived because I was able to download it from the Tascam website. Basic recording is a snap. Plug in a mic, hit the phantom power switch ( I use condesor mics ), assign it to a track and it does exactly what you'd expect, it records. It has taken some time to learn the basics of the different menus, but after a few trys, it's all coming together nicely. I've yet to figure out how to use the effects properly so that's a work in progress. Auto Punching in and out was easy to figure out. Set the punch in time and the punch out time; press the auto punch button and a menu pops up letting you set "x" number of seconds before the punch in time. This allows you to get in the groove before the actual punch in takes place. Also, really, really like the rehersal and repeat modes. When you set them with the auto punch, it's just like you're recording except it doesn't actually record. And you get to do it over and over without having to touch the machine. When you got your licks just the way you want them, just press the rehersal & repeat buttons and you're ready for the real take. I haven't tried bouncing tracks yet, but that seems fairly straight forward too.

                            I have noticed some noise from the inputs when the trim is turned up high. I think this may be coming from my mic cable, but haven't had a chance to try different cables yet. If it's not my mic cable then that would be a bummer.

                            I've used the "Undue" button and that's easy.

                            Also, the manual would benefit by adding real examples. Possibly by walking you through different functions using the demo music. That would be nice.

                            I play acoustic string instruments. Would be nice if the built in tuner would work with a mic., but I think it only works with an electric guitar.

                            I don't much care for the metronome. It works okay and easy to configure, but would be nice if you could pick different tones. The beep, beep is somewhat grating to me, but that's just a personal thing.

                            Can't beat the price and I'm looking forward to making music. It's simple enough to use, so it won't be long until it becomes 2nd nature and I can focus on music and not on learning the machine.

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