DP-03SD is an affordable way to get into TASCAM's famed Portastudio
system 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 and effects, the DP-03 provides everything
musicians need to record 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.
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, transfer
your mix to a computer over USB 2.0.
TASCAM’s DP-03SD is the simplest, best-sounding and most
affordable way to share your music with the world.
Tascam DP-03SD Rear Panel
Our thanks to Tascam USA for the use of this video of the
Tascam DP03. The DP-03SD model is just
the same except it doesn't have an integral CD Recorder.
NB - The DP-03 version with an integral CD Recorder is