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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
     
    4.4

    (based on 48 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    DP-02 versitile - dependable and a great value

    ovrall.....the DP-02 gets a top rating. asy to use. Easy to buy
    I bought this unit a few months ago, but I wanted to give it a work-out...Read complete review

    ovrall.....the DP-02 gets a top rating. asy to use. Easy to buy
    I bought this unit a few months ago, but I wanted to give it a work-out before I made any comments on it.

    I have had no experience with recording before I bought the DP-02. There was a learning curve for me....but I was able to go throught the owners manual when I got stuck and I was able to figure out what I needed to know.

    I am more than pleased with what the DP-02 can do. I have spent many hours working with it and I continue to learn and get better with every song.

    some things I found that I needed: A recording headphone set....not something with "bass boost" or anything like that.....just a flat response st of headphones... Also condnser mics....(I have two MXL990) that you really need for vocal recording.....and don't forget a couple preamps for everything you put into your DP-02 (I bought 2 Bollinger Tube preamps... and it has the "Phantom Power" button that you need for your condenser mics).

    DP-02 has "Phantom Powr on the unit....but it helped me so much to have pre-amps for the instruments and vocals.

    I have found a few electric guitar effects that I like. Reverb for the DP-02 sems good to me.

    The most important items I needed with my DP-02 was my MXL990 microphones and preamps.

    the DP-02 is a GREAT unit. Not hard to work. Some learning is required.....but if I can do it, probably almost anyone can.

    My highest recomondation is a nine....especially if money is an issue.
    I have had no problems after 5 monthes of use. Very good quality for the money. Sliders and pots are noiseless. The spinning selectors are a bit cheap feeling....but they work fine.
    great value

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    Disappointed

    Let me start by saying the design of this product was very well thought out and the controls and features were easy to learn for a first-timer such as myself. If only it worked...Read complete review

    Let me start by saying the design of this product was very well thought out and the controls and features were easy to learn for a first-timer such as myself. If only it worked consistently...From the beginning, the unit would freeze up and display the message "HDD Busy Please PWR OFF" I quickly learned to save my work constantly.It took three tries and two weeks contacting the TASCAM company before I received a response, giving instructions on how to reboot the unit, erasing everything on the hard drive. I haven't tried it yet because I'm in the middle of a big project and do not have the time to burn everything to disc and reload it to the unit.I will post an update when I have tried their fix.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not a simple project, but capable

    Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

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    Many features, but an outmoded system. Came with no instruction book, but downloaded one off web. Were several somewhat helpful homemade videos on line because of the units long history. Bought good mikes and unit capable of producing studio recordings. DVD from Tascam on way. For single musician probly ideal.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    DP-02 Digital Recorder

    By The Judge

    from Louisiana

    Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

    I'm very pleased so far! I have had a DP-004 for a few years, and I 've turned out some very good recordings. But the DP-02 is far more superior to me. It was a tremendous help knowing the
    general workings of the unit from previous experience with DP-004. So far I have had no problems
    recording or burning CD's, I would recommend this unit for quality & price!
    Has great built-in features, easy to use.
    Quality of recording is outstanding.
    A great tool for home recording.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for producing HIP HOP

    Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

    excellent product.....thought more of as a multitrack geared toward a band....but im telling you if you read the manual, take about 3-4 hours of learning the buttons, you can acheive a studio quaility sound
    the features contained within this machine are exactly what is need for hip hop production, but im yet to see a reveiw on this geared toward the hip hop producer, so here we go.....the PAN knobs make it extremely easy to lay down the main vocals, then lay down the double up vocal tracks, then pan one left, then one right....this is key for the hip hop sound......then the REVERB adds the warm and slightly echoed effect to make your vocals stand up.....if you are recording alot of tracks and dont want to use two tracks, the MONO X2 effect aollows you to record a pan left/right combo track one one track without losing any crispness from the sound.....the effects are STUDIO QUALITY, and the fact it has a 40gb harddrive and cd burner makes this a STANDALONE gem at the price
    the build is GREAT....yes it is plastic, and at first you think it would break easily.....but it has withstood hundreds of hours of recording and continues to preform great without any failures
    the best $$$ you could possibly spend if you are looking to record a solid sound with a limited budget

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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Review of DP-02 Digital Portastudio

    By DIck H

    from Buffalo NY

    Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

    Like I mentioned. MY band purchased this hoping we could make our own CD. When we received the device , it took us a while to learn how to record. The manual is not too helpfull . We had to watch video's off of youtube to learn how to record. After several months, we still have not figured out how to burn CD's and Master. We just ordered the Instructional Video, which was not included. The recordings are very good, and once we learned to record, we have enjoyed using the device. You can only record 2 channels at once . It would be nice to have more channels to record at once onto. We are veterean musicians that have been around music and recording for over 20 years. The cassette 4 tracks were way easier to learn to use!
    Once you start learning how to Navigate - it's not too hard to use.
    so far the quality of the recordings have been excellent . Our band has been using this for several months and recording . We have not figured out how to master or burn CD's yet. The manual is useless. There is an instructional DVD that we just ordered seperately.
    The Price is good. Very difficult to use. The manual is not very good. In fact, it is very awful and difficult. We just ordered the Instructional DVD, which was not included?. Everything myself and my band mates have learned so far is off of watching you tube videos.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Tascam is the way to go!!!

    By Kelly Stone

    from up state New York

    Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

    I have used computer software that you had to tinker with, and still can't get it the way you want it.This recorder is hands on ,you can do any with it without a computer. Sound quality is great,the effects on the board are great , easy to use even if you just quickly go threw the manual fast.You should read the manual any way to get more info on the advance featchers.Very well built. Records CD's fast , mine came with a 130 GB HD not a 40 GB witch is a bonus and the firmware was upgraded higher then what the Tascam web site showed, another bonus. THIS RECORDER IS GREAT!!!!!!

    Get the Tascam DP-02, it's the way to go for making demos and more..
    So many effects, and there realy good.
    Very rugged steel encloser.
    You can't beat the price for what this 8 tracks got!!

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    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Great piece of equipment

    By Luis Serrano

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

    Straight forward. Probably a little more tricky when using the CD drive, but other than this I believe is worth buying this one. Great price/value.

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    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great piece of Home gear

    By Stone3677

    from Longwood, FL

    Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

    Internal bass sounds arent the best but that just forces you to get better at using the machine, Over all this is a GREAT Piece so BUY IT ! ! !
    This is my First home recorder and as far as the features go I am still learning them ( had it about 3 months now ) But i'll say this so far, The features are simple to use and effective , The only thing that I would change is to have a 3 band EQ instead of the 2 Band, Other than that I love this recorder
    VERRRRRRY WELL BUILT
    I dont think you can find a Better piece for a better price than this

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Clean Recordings

    By carl cray

    from Columbus, Ohio

    Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

    Satis fied
    Although I wish it had more inputs. I am happy with it. It works well in my studio for small setups. I have had it a year and used the owner manual in a pinch.
    The quality is pretty rock solid and dependable.
    Great for the price.

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    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    DP-02 versitile - dependable and a great value

    By Richard Facemyer

    from Missouri

    Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

    ovrall.....the DP-02 gets a top rating. asy to use. Easy to buy
    I bought this unit a few months ago, but I wanted to give it a work-out before I made any comments on it.

    I have had no experience with recording before I bought the DP-02. There was a learning curve for me....but I was able to go throught the owners manual when I got stuck and I was able to figure out what I needed to know.

    I am more than pleased with what the DP-02 can do. I have spent many hours working with it and I continue to learn and get better with every song.

    some things I found that I needed: A recording headphone set....not something with "bass boost" or anything like that.....just a flat response st of headphones... Also condnser mics....(I have two MXL990) that you really need for vocal recording.....and don't forget a couple preamps for everything you put into your DP-02 (I bought 2 Bollinger Tube preamps... and it has the "Phantom Power" button that you need for your condenser mics).

    DP-02 has "Phantom Powr on the unit....but it helped me so much to have pre-amps for the instruments and vocals.

    I have found a few electric guitar effects that I like. Reverb for the DP-02 sems good to me.

    The most important items I needed with my DP-02 was my MXL990 microphones and preamps.

    the DP-02 is a GREAT unit. Not hard to work. Some learning is required.....but if I can do it, probably almost anyone can.

    My highest recomondation is a nine....especially if money is an issue.
    I have had no problems after 5 monthes of use. Very good quality for the money. Sliders and pots are noiseless. The spinning selectors are a bit cheap feeling....but they work fine.
    great value

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awesome!

    By jimmy doom

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about TASCAM DP-02 Digital Portastudio:

    soo i bought this recorder because i do a one my band type of thing. soo i didnt need something huge and high priced. this is an amazing for fast recording. you can make CDs in a flash. the settings are awesome. and with the CD burner right there it saves a lot of time!

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