IF YOU ALREADY OWN A TASCAM DP-03 YOU MAY STILL PURCHASE SOME OF
ITS ACCESSORIES FROM OUR DP-03 WEBSHOP BELOW.
DP-03 is the latest Portastudio in TASCAM’s almost 40-year progression
of making recording simple and affordable for musicians. This 8-track
digital recorder captures your music at CD quality to affordable SD/SDHC
cards, and a 2GB card is included with the recorder. With built-in
microphones, effects, mastering and CD burning, the DP-03 provides
everything musicians need to record and share their music.
A pair of stereo condenser microphones is built into the front panel of
the DP-03, helpful for capturing a rehearsal, live
performance or song-writing ideas. Also included are a pair of
high-quality XLR microphone preamps with phantom power for condenser
microphones. 1/4” line inputs are also available, and an
instrument-level switch allows you to record a guitar or bass without a
direct box. A three-button footswitch, the RC-3F, is available for
control and punch in.
Routing the inputs to one of the eight tracks is simple, and you can
record two at a time until you fill up all eight. A tuner and metronome
are built-in for tight-sounding tracks, each with its own dedicated
button for quick access. Tracks can be edited with commands like
copy/paste, silence, clone track and undo. Bouncing is also available,
even bouncing all eight tracks down to one or two. There’s even the
option to import a recording through USB or audio CD.
Each track has its own send to a stereo reverb processor as well as
two-band shelving EQ. Once you’ve perfected your mix with the 45mm
faders, pan knobs, reverb and EQ, record it to the dedicated stereo
master track. Your mix can be processed with mastering effects like EQ
and limiting for a tight, modern sound. When you’re satisfied, burn your
master audio CD.
Tascam DP-03 Rear Panel
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