TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio  

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CD-quality recording with no menus to stand between you and your music!

The TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio makes recording simple by matching 8-track CD-quality recording with a Portastudio interface. Now you can ditch the menus and concentrate on the music. A pair of record-quality TASCAM mic preamps offers XLR inputs with phantom power for condenser mics and a guitar input for direct recording. Each channel gives you dedicated controls for instant access to fader level, record arm/track mute, pan, effect send, high and low EQ. There's also an EQ frequency button for finer control over the mix.

2 effects processors are included in the DP-02. A multi-effects processor on the input provides great-sounding overdrive, flange, delay, and more for your guitar, vocal, drum, and bass tracks. In addition, there's a reverb processor on a send and return for adding hall, room, plate, or chamber reverb to your mix. The DP-02 is loaded with great TASCAM extras like a chromatic tuner, metronome, and bar-and-beat display for getting around your song.

The DP-02 records 2 channels at a time to a built-in 40GB hard drive. When you're satisfied with your production, arm the dedicated master track for your stereo mixdown. You can transfer your tracks and mixes or backup your song to a computer through a speedy USB 2.0 connection or burn it to a CD with the slot-loading drive. No other workstation makes recording so simple, affordable and fun as the TASCAM DP-02.

Features

  • 2 XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power for condenser microphones
  • 8-track recording at uncompressed 44.1k/16-bit audio quality
  • Portastudio-based interface with volume fader, pan, effect send, high and low EQ controls per channel
  • EQ frequency button to access high and low EQ shelf frequencies
  • USB 2.0 interface for transferring tracks, mixes and backup files to a computer
  • Dedicated stereo master track for mixdown
  • Internal metronome and bar/beat display for song position
  • Headphone output
  • Stereo line outputs on RCA analog and S/PDIF optical digital connectors
  • 40GB internal hard drive
  • Multi-effects processor with guitar, bass, vocal and drum programs
  • Stereo reverb processor with send/return controls for multi-channel mixing
  • Built-in chromatic tuner

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DP-02 Digital Portastudio Specifications:

  • Recording
  • Recording Medium: 40GB internal hard drive
  • Recording Resolution: 44.1 kHz/16-bit
  • Number of Recording Tracks: 8 tracks plus Stereo Master track
  • Number of Simultaneous Recording Tracks: 2 tracks
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz (+1/-3dB)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >85dB (A-weighting, 22kHz LPF)
  • T.H.D.: 0.02% (1kHz, 10dBV, 22kHz LPF, master fader at nominal)
  • I/O
  • Analog In (INPUT A/B)
  • Connector: XLR-3-31 type (Pin2:hot) and 1/4" TRS phone
  • Nominal/Max Input Level: -8 dBu/+8 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 2.4k ohms, >10k ohms on guitar input
  • Phantom Power: 48V (on/off selectable)
  • Line Output
  • Connector: 2x unbalanced RCA jacks
  • Nominal/Max Output Level: -10dBV/+6 dBV
  • Output Impedance: 1k ohm
  • Effect Send
  • Connector: 1/4" phone (unbalanced)
  • Nominal/Max Output Level: -10dBV/+6 dBV
  • Output Impedance: 1k ohm
  • Digital Out
  • Connector: Optical (TOSLINK) digital audio output
  • Data format: S/PDIF
  • Headphones (PHONE 1, 2)
  • Connector: 1/4" stereo phone jack
  • Max. Output: 25mW + 25mW (@32 ohm)
  • Physical:
  • Dimensions (w x h x d): 16.4" x 2.6" x 11.8"
  • Weight: 4.1 lb.
  • Power Requirement: 12V, 2.5A (TASCAM PS-1225 power adapter)
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TASCAMDP-02 Digital Portastudio
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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1.0

Great recorder

By Jackie Barnwell

from Undisclosed

Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

I got the Tascam DP-02 about 3 weeks ago, and I feel that it was a great purchase. I just started doing some home recording, and for the money, this unit really does a great job. So far, I've recorded about 15 songs, mostly from scratch, but a couple were with karaoke-type background accompaniment tracks, and I have no complaints. If you want to have a wide range of mixing/equalizing ability, there's not a lot offered on this particular unit, but I haven't found that to be a problem with how I'm using it. It has been fairly easy to learn how to use, but the manual could be written a little better....perhaps more in sequence with how a person would actually use it in real time....but overall, it still hasn't been a struggle. After I first started using it, the unit "froze up", stating in the display screen that the unit was "Not Stopped", even though it was stopped. At that point, it would not allow any function to be performed, as none of the buttons I attempted to use would work, and the display would show up as "not stopped" each time. After reading some other reviews on the internet, I saw that this was sort of a common problem for some other people too. The problem with this issue is that, in order to "unfreeze" the unit, it must be unplugged at the power source and restarted, so any of the unsaved data that was recorded prior to the freeze is lost. To remedy that, I simply save often....and therefore, very little can be lost should it happen again. (It actually did happen again 2 more times, but since I'd been saving, I didn't get too worked up.) I've sort of noticed that the freeze ups normally happen from my trying to push buttons too fast...I mean, when you get used to the maching, it's easy to start working really fast, as in pushing the buttons like "stop", and "rewind", or "record" or "play" very quickly, and I think that doing that too fast is what causes the freeze ups. You'll notice that the "access" light near the display screen comes on for a split second when a function is being performed...which I think is sort of letting you know that the brain (or the computer) is working, or "accessing" something.....I think that if another button is pushed while the unit's access light is on, that may be part of the reason for the freeze-ups. I could be wrong, but ever since I slowed down with my "button-pushing", and allowed the access light to go off before I push another button, the unit has not frozen up again. As I said, overall, this unit produces a very nice quality recording, and it's really nice to be able to burn a CD right then and there on the spot with this recorder. I am certainly pleased.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stepped up to a *real* home studio!

By jamminfool

from Undisclosed

Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

I bought my Tascam DP-02 simply because I wanted the ability to record and burn CDs at home without having to sacrifice my laptop to do so. Well, seeing as the only home recording experience I've had (at least since my munchkin days using two mono tape recorders, bouncing tracks back and forth...) involved a four track Boss Micro unit. While it was ok for a rough sketch pad, I needed more capability, more actual tracks, and the ability to produce a decent disc on my own for as little cash as I could put out. The Tascam meets all of my needs, and exceeds them by miles! It is extremely intuitive, the effects patch included is easy to use and sounds good, and with the built in 40 GB hard drive *and* CD burner, it's a self contained tool for maximum creativity! Well worth the price of admission, and it's able to produce a professional sounding product...all for a great price!

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4.0

Great for the money!

By Josh Simpkins

from Undisclosed

Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

I bought this a couple years back and I can't complain...It was very easy to learn and I'm still learning all the features. It has 8 tracks and anybody can mix on it.

The USB connection transfers very easily to the laptop and it burns right to the CD!

My only complaint would be that I wish it had more inputs.

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5.0

recording

By jerry martin

from Undisclosed

Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

This has all the features I'm looking for in an 8 track digital recorder and at a fantastic price. I had a boos 600 and did not like it at all but this will suit or bands needs.....

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy To Use

By Randy-sZ-8Y

from Pine Mountain ,GA

Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

I was looking for a small digital recorder for some home studio recording projects,and since I'm an old dog and can't be taught new tricks, I was looking for an easy to use system.If you have used an old analog cassette recorder you can use this thing . Easy to understand and quick to get started making quality recordings. This is the "CATS MEOW ', if you need a small unit for a great low price,you won't go wrong here.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice little unit...

By Beeg

from Shepherdsville, ky

Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

I've been a big fan of Tascam for many years. These guys know what recording is all about. One feature you may like is it does have a metronome. I don't use it but it's still there if you need it. One thing I like is you can record two tracks at once, this makes it nice if your using a multi tap delay in stereo for pinging back and forth. The use of this unit is pretty user friendly, and for the bucks its reasonable. It has phantom power too. You can master your track fairly easily and save to your computer or just burn a cd. The built in cdr makes it real nice if your stuck in a hotel room, a couple of xlr inputs along with the 1/4 's for direct guitar, you can use midi out or digital, it even has line outs, so its very versitale no matter what the situation. Spend alot of time with it, learn the ins and outs, and you'll enjoy it

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(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good stuff

By donnie

from greenville sc

Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

the tascam is great not extremely hard to use the only bad thing is the data swivel is not always in the best of shape it skips numbers and you have to press down on it sometimes but the quality of the music is awesome the diffrent effects are great this is a must have for a small studio musician

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(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT GREAT GREAT

By Mary-97na2

from Michigan

Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

Having loads of fun with this little recording studio. So simple to use even an old analog person can figure it out. Highly recommend. Easy to make a cd right from the studio, or put on your computer.

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