Digital Portastudio Updated

US TASCAM releases DP-02 and DP-02CF recorders      28/11/07

Digital Portastudio Updated


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TASCAM have updated their best-selling digital Portastudios with a fresh new look, new effects, a new display and revised price point with the DP-02 and DP-02CF. The DP-02CF records to compact flash media and includes a pair of XLR mic inputs with phantom power, 8-track recording at CD quality and two-band EQ per track. It includes a 1GB card as an introductory offer, for plenty of recording time without purchasing additional memory.
The DP-02 records to a 40GB hard drive instead of compact flash, and includes a multieffect processor, stereo reverb and CD burner for CD masters and song backup.
Both units feature a Portastudio-style interface so that musicians can mix with knobs instead of digging through menus.
Paul Jenkins, National Sales Manager for TASCAM, tells us, "The DP-01 series was a huge success for TASCAM because musicians could record digitally as easily as they did with their first TASCAM cassette 4-tracks. The DP-02 refreshes this product with a bold, sleek look and improved LCD display to make songwriting easier than ever with CD-quality results. The DP-02 is available for immediate shipment just in time for holiday shoppers."
TASCAM say that the DP-02 and DP-02CF are the world's easiest digital Portastudios to start recording on:
  • Two XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Eight-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
  • 1GB Compact Flash card included as a launch promotion (DP-02CF only)
  • 40GB internal hard drive (DP-02 only)
  • Multieffects processor with guitar, bass, vocal and drum programs featuring a new tube overdrive effect (DP-02 only)
  • Stereo reverb processor with send/return controls for multichannel mixing
  • Built-in chromatic tuner (DP-02 only)
  • Built -in CD-RW burner for CD mastering and song backup (DP-02 only)
Pricing and Availability:
See local dealer for pricing.
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