Tascam DP-03SD Digital Portastudio 8-Track Recorder

Tascam DP-03SD Digital Portastudio 8-Track Recorder

Tascam DP-03SD Digital Portastudio 8-Track Recorder

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Product Highlights

  • 8x Track Faders & 1x Master Fader
  • Records to SD/SDHC Cards
  • 2x Built-In Stereo Condenser Mics
  • 2x XLR Mic/Line Inputs
  • 2x 1/4" Inputs
  • Records 2 Tracks Simultaneously
  • Built-In EQ, Compression, Reverb
  • Includes 2GB SD Card
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The DP-03 Digital Portastudio 8-Track Recorder from Tascam is a multitrack digital recorder capable of recording 2 channels simultaneously for up to 8 channels total. The DP-03 records 16-bit/44.1 kHz resolution audio to SD/SDHC cards and can export your mix it to your computer via USB.

The unit has 2 mic/line selectable XLR inputs in addition to dual 1/4" line ins, one of which can function as an instrument input for direct recording of guitar or bass. 8 channel faders and 1 master fader provide hands-on mixing, while built-in EQ, compression, and reverb help you shape your tracks. Additionally, the DP-03 has a built-in tuner and metronome. A 2GB SD card and power supply are included.

UPC: 043774030507
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Tascam DP-03SD Digital Portastudio 8-Track Recorder
  • PS-1225L 12V Power Supply
  • 2GB SD Card
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Tascam DP-03SD specs

    Recording Media
    File System MTR Partition: Tascam original
    FAT Partition: FAT32
    Built-In Mic: Stereo omnidirectional
    Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
    Quantization Bit-Rate: 16-bit
    Inputs
    Connectors 2x Balanced XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)
    2x 1/4" (6.3 mm) Balanced TRS jacks
    Input Impedance XLR: 2.4 kΩ
    TRS: 10 kΩ or more (Mic/Line), 10 MΩ (Guitar)
    Nominal Input Level XLR: -16 dBu
    TRS: +4 dBV
    Maximum Input Level XLR: 0 dBu
    TRS: +24 dBV
    Line Outputs
    Connectors 2x Unbalanced RCA pin jacks
    Nominal Output Level -10 dBV
    Maximum Output Level +6 dBV
    Headphone Output
    Connector 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack
    Maximum Output Level 40 mW + 40 mW, 32 Ω loaded
    Remote
    Connector 1x 0.1" 2.5 mm TS jack
    USB
    Connector Mini-B type
    Format USB 2.0 High Speed mass storage class
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    Equalizer Hi: +/-12 dB, 1.7 kHz to 18 kHz
    Lo: +/-12 dB, 32 Hz to 1.6 kHz
    Reverb Presets: Hall 1, Hall 2, Room, Studio, Plate 1, Plate 2
    Compressor Controls: Threshold, Ratio, Level
    Multiband Presets: 9
    Single-Band Presets: 4
    Normalize This function detects the highest volume level and raises the overall volume until the highest level reaches the maximum limit
    Metronome Tempo: 20 to 250 BPM
    Beat: 1 to 12
    Tuner Chromatic Mode: C3 to B5
    Oscillator Mode: C3 to B5, 435 to 445 Hz
    Audio Performance
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB (Input to Line Output)
    Signal to Noise Ratio 90 dB or more (Input to Line Output)
    Distortion 0.01% or less (Input to Line Output)
    System Requirements
    Operating System Requirements Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    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)
    General
    Power Dedicated AC adapter (TASCAM PS-1225L, included)
    Power Consumption 10 W (when phantom power supplying)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 11.4 x 2.1 x 8.2" (290.0 x 54.1 x 207.2 mm)
    Weight 4 lb (1.8 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.693 x 10.709 x 4.961"

    Tascam DP-03SD reviews

    DP-03SD Digital Portastudio 8-Track Recorder is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing is AMAZING ! - I bought the Tascam DP 03sd coz I am fond of singing. After browsing through many products available on the market, including the interfaces available like Focusrite Scarlet and similar ones, I decided to go with this. - Having manual controls feels good. You can layer and mix different tracks together and get creative. - Internal mics inbuilt in the product sound amazing as well. - Its a great buy and highly recommended.
    Date published: 2015-12-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cassette simplicity with digital precision, and great sound! I grabbed one of these in BH's clearance section and couldn't believe my luck when it arrived. Absolutely pristine. Mic preamps are very good, built-in condensers also are good. Menu options are easy to navigate and self-explanatory. The manual is well-written and relatively easy to understand. I avoided home recording for years because I wanted cassette simplicity and digital quality, and this delivers in spades. Faders and knobs are sure and quiet. Construction overall is great. Two XLR or 1/4 inputs, the reverb sounds great, EQ controls shape the sound well. The unit has phantom power, which is great because I record with a CAD195 and an AT2020 as well as various dynamic mics. They all sound fantastic. I haven't used the onboard tuner but it's nice they included one. If you are looking for a unit to actually record on, as opposed to messing around with an array of effects which you can get anywhere else, this is your mixer. I'm impressed every time I turn it on. So far I have recorded mostly voice and acoustic guitar and it handles these well with a lot of clarity and as I mentioned, the preamps are really good. The SD card shipped with the unit is 2GB, and the only thing you'll want to do is get a bigger one. I've found that it fills up quickly. Make sure you choose wisely. Tascam does specify which cards are recommended. I think this info is available on line too. Overall, not only a 5/5 to Tascam but to BH as well for fast shipping and a great price.
    Date published: 2016-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Appareil tres bien pens. Parfait pour enregistrer. Perfect for record my piano.
    Date published: 2016-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Teac Fan! I was pleasantly surprised by the fast delivery. I used to have a TEAC 4 track tape recorder and it was marvelous. This Tascam is idiot friendly and sounds phenomenal! The internal mic sound is crystal clear (even with cheap earphones). I am still familiarizing myself with all the functions; but so far, so great. :) Money well spent.
    Date published: 2017-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tascam DP-03SD This is great product producing great results! A great addition to a home recording studio.
    Date published: 2017-02-23
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