TASCAM 2488 Neo 24-Track Digital Recording Workstation Regular 888365128016

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A 24-track DAW with 8 mic inputs and built-in CD burner.

TASCAM's updated 2488neo 24-track, 24-bit recorder sports 8 mic inputs, giving you the power to record and mix a full band. The enhanced batch of mastering effects, on this version combine with the reverb, amp simulation, compression, and EQ processing to create and burn finished-sounding CDs in a standalone unit. With TASCAM's simple interface, great-sounding preamps and chart-ready effects, the 2488neo makes for a full-fledged 24-track production machine.

Features
  • Updated mastering effects include multiband compression, EQ, and noise shaping for pro-sounding CD mixes
  • 3-band EQ on 24 channels, 8-inputs and stereo bus with high and low sweepable shelving bands, and full parametric mid band
  • 3 aux sends on all channels except the effects return
  • Loop effect provides reverb, delay, chorus, and more on an aux send and return
  • Assignable guitar multi-effects processor for overdrive, distortion, chorus, delay, flange, and more
  • Up to 8 assignable dynamics processors for compression during recording or mixdown
  • Dedicated stereo compressor on the stereo output
  • 8 inputs: 4 XLR with phantom power double as 1/4" mic/line inputs, plus 4 more 1/4" mic/line inputs
  • 19 - 45mm faders including master fader
  • LCD display for viewing meters and editing parameters
  • 250 virtual tracks
  • CDRW drive to record Audio CDs, import/export WAV files and backup hard drive
  • High-speed USB 2.0 jack connects to PC or Mac for data backup and SMF/WAV files
  • Recording resolution: 44.1kHz, 16-bit or 24-bit

Ready to get your ideas down and share them with the world? Order this DAW and you can!

 

2488 Neo 24-Track Digital Recording Workstation Specifications:

  • Audio performance:
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
  • Bit depth (resolution): 16-bit/24-bit (user-selectable, per song)
  • Crossfade time: 10 ms
  • Number of tracks: 24 (8 may be recorded simultaneously)
  • Frequency response: INPUTS A to H STEREO/MONITOR/EFFECT SEND: 20Hz - 20kHz +1.0/—1.0 dB (trim at min.)
  • Noise level: (inputs with 150 Ohms terminator, INPUTS A to H STEREO/EFFECT SEND: <90dBV MONITOR <82dBu (trim at min.) faders at nominal, 20kLPF+A curve)
  • Dynamic range: Faders at nominal, INPUTS A to H STEREO/EFFECT SEND/MONITOR: >96dB 20kLPF+A curve
  • Crosstalk: Faders at nominal, INPUTS A to H STEREO/EFFECT SEND/MONITOR: >80dB @ 1kHz (trim at minimum, 20kLPF+A curve 1 input at max)
  • Dimensions: 21.5"W x 5.7"H x 14"D
  • Weight: 17.6 lb.
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TASCAM2488 Neo 24-Track Digital Recording Workstation
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Been using this machine since they first came out

By blivit

from Undisclosed

Comments about TASCAM 2488 Neo 24-Track Digital Recording Workstation:

I have produced several CDs recorded and mastered on this machine. I do my own production of CDs including duplicating, printing and packaging. I have use the 2488Neo on the road and in my studio. It preforms flawlessly with some modified vacuum tube preamplifiers. My recordings are around as compressed mp3 files on several websites.

I may not be a $100,000 studio but most people couldn't tell the difference.

So grab one now! You will not be disappointed. Also I do recommend the Dave Willis DVD as a learning tool.

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5.0

Simply Amazing!!!!

By CaseyBoone704

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Comments about TASCAM 2488 Neo 24-Track Digital Recording Workstation:

After taking a long hiatus from making music, I was looking for gear that bridged the gap between what I knew and what is the current standard. After extensive research, and heated debates with my laptop-based, "edit til the cows come home" son, I locked in on the Tascam 2488 Neo. I was not dissappointed in the least!!!
My musical cohorts and I are old school musicians who like to tune up and lay down a good take in order to capture the magic. This baby makes it easy!!! I did purchase the David Wills DVD (highly recommended), which made getting up and running a breeze. On our first session, we recorded a keeper on our upcoming CD!!!!

The sound quality is amazing, as are the onboard effects. So far, I've just been using the presets, which serve my purpose. When my ears get better, I will take advantage of the editing capabilities. I do wish that the external routing was a little more flexible, but that's a minor thing. Also, if all eight input were capable of receiving XLR sources, that would be great as well.

If you are an old school, "hands on fader" musician, grab this guy!!! You will not be sorry!!!!

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

STUNNING and STELLAR!!!

By Yolchie

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Comments about TASCAM 2488 Neo 24-Track Digital Recording Workstation:

Despite what the world seems to tell you, computer recording is simply NOT for everyone. And there are still a very good number of people who LOVE stand-alone recording units like me! I was coerced into computer recording to my great dismay. After spending thousands of dollars and putting up with endless issues such as latency, plug-in errors, constant upgrades, compatibility problems, interface connectivity problems, endless dialog boxes of options, and the list goes on... I absolutely had enough! By the way, I am a computer professional running very complex software for a living!

I returned to my gut feeling and my roots of old-school faders and multi-track recording machines and could not be happier. After a great deal of research, I chose the TASCAM 2488NEO. After the very first day of use, I knew I made the right choice. This machine is simply STUNNING in its operation and makes literally STELLAR recordings. I won't bore you with all the specs and technical jargon, you can read that on your own. Suffice it to say that since purchasing this machine, I have spent more time writing and recording in the past week than I had done in the previous 2 years of software recording fiascos!

The strongest testimony I may offer you in regards to the quality of this particular unit is this: It is, in fact, such an incredible machine that I am buying another one just to keep in it's box on a shelf as a back-up in case anything should happen to the one I just bought or... they decide to discontinue it. Seriously! You will not be disappointed. Pull the trigger, buy one, and get to work. You'll thank me later!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All in one.

By martin semrok

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Comments about TASCAM 2488 Neo 24-Track Digital Recording Workstation:

This is just what I was looking for in a multi track recorder. Phantom power, multiple inputs, multiple effects including reverb (deesser also),various compression settings, no computer required ( to make life difficult!) AND a CD burner/player to make demo's (also for backup of files).This multi track recorder would have cost many thousands of dollars when I started recording.
I bought the DVD (ProAudioDVD's) to get the fast track on learning to use this amazing piece of equipement (the manual is almost 100 pages!). Has a dedicated 1/4 " plug input for electric guitars ( lead or bass), effects in and out, midi in and out, headphone jack 1/4 ", 4 XLR mike inputs, 4- 1/4 " mike/line inputs (record up to 8 tracks simultaneously) , plus USB to transfer files to or from a computer ( Window or Mac). Has a metronome and a built in guitar tuner. Also has 250 virtual tracks for multiple "takes". Hard drive is listed as 80 GB (lots of room for a lot of songs).
Recorder was shipped in original manufacture's box, could have used some extra tape to keep the machine safe.
No regrets. Glad I bought this.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Recorder

By jim mcneil

from Undisclosed

Comments about TASCAM 2488 Neo 24-Track Digital Recording Workstation:

I've had this recorder for about 2 months and could not be happier. This is the third recorder I've used, (1. Teac 3340S tape, 2. Tascam 4 track PortoStudio tape.) and this one. I've found this unit very easy to use if you READ THE MANUAL and use it as a reference while your recording. The multiple effect built into the unit are more than acceptable and sound good. The 3 channel EQ is also good, but could be better if it were a 5 or 7 channels. An external EQ can be patched in to solve that issue, as well as external effects if the stock ones don't appeal to you. The overall sound of recorded material is superb, and produces clean master tracks. The fact that there are 8 inputs, making recording multiple instruments simultaneously, is a sweet feature. This unit is WELL WORTH THE MONEY. There are tutorials on YouTube which are helpful with the beginning steps and setup. If your looking for a multi-track recorder this is well worth looking into. You won't be let down.

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(34 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

No more clicken mouse...lets record... now!!!

By UniqueTouchMillan

from Reading, Pa.

Comments about TASCAM 2488 Neo 24-Track Digital Recording Workstation:

I just recieved my new Neo2488 and I;m joyed!!! EZ to use and all at a push of a button. the 80gb drive is fast and you can also record your master right to the cd-rw drive...aww mann!!! and its portable if you need to gig with it...what more, my friends...what more. On the negative side, the Only 2 things I see that need to be reworked is the small screen. How about add a serial port to connect to my larger flat screen!!! 2nd the efx list could have been more up to date. More voice changing efx and a better harmonizer efx. But other than that, This Neo2488 is a Great buy, trust me!!! I also bought the studio monitor Tascam VL-A8 wow... This is all you need. Sincerely-Angelo M.

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