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TASCAM DP-32 Digital 32-Track Portastudio  

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32-Track digital PORTASTUDIO with full-color LCD.

The TASCAM DIGITAL PORTASTUDIO DP-32 is one of the best and most affordable ways to remove the mind-numbing glow of the computer screen from personal recording. It's safe to say, that after decades of manufacturing and transforming Portastudios, TASCAM has revolutionized the series once again. Employing 8 combo 1/4" - XLR inputs with +48V Phantom Power, 32 tracks (8 mono, 12 stereo) the ability to select between stereo and mono and an affluence of other key features, TASCAM DIGITAL PORTASTUDIO DP-32 is an obvious choice for multi-channel home recording.

The last 12 faders are selectable between MONO and STEREO
The DP-32 has 12 selectable tracks between MONO or STEREO. These tracks provide more flexibility. For example, set to STEREO for recording synthesizer, or set to MONO when recording guitar or vocal. Not only that, you can create ideal settings for each track. (set #9 to #12 STEREO, then set #13 to #22 MONO) If all tracks are set to MONO the DP-32 becomes a 20-track multi track recorder.

21 faders eliminates layer structuring
The DP-32, even with the high number of tracks and features is one of the easiest multi-track recorders in the market to use. The DP-32 has 20 track-faders and one master fader. You can control any track with ease.

The 3.5" full-color LCD and the self-illuminated buttons increase visibility
The DP-32 has a 3.5" LCD screen and select self-illuminated buttons, making it easy to view your entire creative process. Some of the illuminated buttons include (SOURCE, SELECT, REC, MUTE).

12 rotary knobs linked to the LCD to help increase easy operation
The DP-32 has employed rotary knobs to control qualities such as EQ, Effect Send and other related features.

Utilizing SD/SDHC media ensures confident recording, free from shock due to loud sounds
The DP-32 adopted use of SD/SDHC media. SD/SDHC cards provide secure shock resistance due to the absence of any rotary mechanism. File format of the DP-32 is FAT 16 or 32. You can find the recorded files on your computer when connected via USB.

Features

  • Simultaneous 32 track playback
  • 8 mono tracks + 12 mono/stereo selectable tracks
  • 21 faders (19 track-faders and one master fader)
  • Mounted TMSS (TASCAM Multi Stage Sampling rate converter) provides high-quality sampling rate conversion
  • Integrated 40-input mixer to mixdown the 32 playback tracks with the 8 inputs and for bouncing
  • Simultaneous 8 track recording
  • 16 or 24 bit, 44.1 or 48 kHz recording
  • 8 XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Phantom power supply for all inputs
  • High-impedance input available (INPUT-H)
  • Stereo RCA pin-jack output
  • 2 effect send outputs (1/4" TS jack)
  • 70mW/ch headphone amplifier
  • Peak-hold function at a level meter of the LCD
  • Sub-frame editing
  • MIDI IN/OUT for sending MTC/MMC signal
  • Remote connector for optional RC-3F footswitch
  • CD-R/RW drive to burn stereo master file or recorded tracks and also to import CD-DA
  • INPUT A-H and each track are equipped with 3-band EQ
  • Automatic punch in/out
  • various edit functions(COPY INSERT, COPY PASTE, MOVE INSERT, MOVE PASTE, OPEN, CUT, SILENCE, CLONE TRACK, CLEAN OUT)
  • Undo and Redo function with Undo history
  • 8 dynamics effects
  • Guitar effects
  • Mix-down effects
  • Mastering Effects
  • Track bounce function
  • Virtual track (8 virtual track per one track)
  • Locate mark up to 99 at one song
  • File transferring via USB2.0
  • Chromatic tuner
  • Metronome

32 Tracks of portable recording power at your fingertips. Order the DP-32 today!

 

DP-32 Digital 32-Track Portastudio Specifications:

  • Recording Media
  • SD (512MB – 2GB) / SDHC card (4GB – 32GB)
  • File System
  • SD card:FAT16 / SDHC card:FAT32
  • INPUT A-H
  • XLR
  • Connector XLR-3-31(1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), Balanced
  • Input impedance 2.4k ohms
  • Nominal input level -14dBu
  • Maximum input level +2dBu
  • TRS
  • Connector 6.3mm(1/4")TRS phone-jack, Balanced
  • Input impedance 22k ohms or more
  • / 1M ohms(when INPUT H, GUITAR selected)
  • Nominal input level +4dBu
  • Maximum input level +20dBu
  • STEREO OUT
  • Connector RCA pin-jack, Unbalanced
  • Output impedance 200 ohms
  • Nominal output level -10dBV
  • Maximum output level +6dBV
  • EFFECT SENDS
  • Connector 6.3mm(1/4")TS phone-jack, Unbalanced
  • Output impedance 200 ohms
  • Nominal output level -10dBV
  • Maximum output level +6dBV
  • MONITOR OUT
  • Connector 6.3mm(1/4")TRS phone-jack, Balanced
  • Output impedance 200 ohms
  • Nominal output level -2dBu
  • Maximum output level +14dBu
  • PHONES
  • Connector 6.3mm(1/4")TRS phone-jack
  • Maximum output level 70mW + 70mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32 ohms loaded)
  • MIDI IN / OUT
  • Connector
  • DIN 5 pin
  • Format Standard MIDI format
  • USB
  • Connector
  • USB Mini-B type 4-pin
  • Format USB2.0 High-Speed mass-storage class
  • REMOTE
  • Connector
  • 2.5mm TRS jack
  • Power Dedicated AC adapter (TASCAM PS-1225L, included)
  • Power consumption 12W (when phantom power supplying)
  • Dimensions 514(W)×104(H)×340(D)mm / 20.2"(W)×4.1"(H)×13.4"(D)
  • Weight 6.2kg / 13.67 lb
  • Operating temperature 5 to 35˚C / 41 to 95˚F
  • Accessories
  • AC adapter, 2GB SD card, USB cable, warranty card, owner's manual
  • Operating system requirements
  • Windows
  • OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • CPU Pentium 300MHz or more
  • Memory 128MB or more
  • USB USB2.0
  • Macintosh
  • OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2),Mac OS X Panther (V10.3),Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5),Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8),OS X Lion(V10.7),OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
  • CPU Power PC, iMAC, G3, G4 266MHz or more
  • Memory 64MB or more
  • USB USB2.0
  • Audio performance
  • Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz (+/-1dB, INPUT to STEREO OUT/EFFECT SENDS/MONITOR OUT)
  • S/N Ratio 90dB or greater (INPUT to STEREO OUT/EFFECT SENDS/MONITOR OUT)
  • THD 0.01% or less (INPUT to STEREO OUT/EFFECT SENDS/MONITOR OUT)
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TASCAMDP-32 Digital 32-Track Portastudio
 
5.0

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  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
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    5.0

    Perfect recorder

    By Rhino

    from Dallas

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about TASCAM DP-32 Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

      The recorder works incredibly well. It's easy to use and worth every penny. It's a huge bonus that I can also just unplug it and take it to band practice and gigs.

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      5.0

      Tascam and Musicians Friend Rocks!

      By "the great guitarist"

      from Plainville, GA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about TASCAM DP-32 Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

        Finally, a recorder that closes the gap between all in one production workstations and DAW computer programs.

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        5.0

        Musician's Friend is too legit to quit

        By AV

        from Arlington, VA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Mf Musician Friend

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Construction

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about TASCAM DP-32 Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

        I got the DP-32 in the stupid deal of the day, but when it arrived it was DP-32SD which lacked some of the features like Midi, and the CD burner.
        I contacted MF customer service and they sent the correct one out in few days. As for Tascam DP-32,for a compact digital mixer with built in effects this thing rocks. you have to compare apple with apple when you review some of the comments written about the limitations. This boards does everything you need to do to make a excellent quality music. I have the SoundCraft 32 digital mixing board in my recording studio. since I got this thing, I find myself going to Tascam DP-32 first rather than the Soundcraft. It is much easier to just power it up and start recording. AS Musician's Friend Customer Service, these guys are true professionals. I've never been dis-satisfied with thier service. they always taken care of me.
        "They are too legit to quit"

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        5.0

        Great machine - very happy with it!

        By Ron Payne

        from Fort Worth, TX

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about TASCAM DP-32 Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

          I started out with a Tascam DP-004, which I quickly upgraded to a DP-008. I used that for a couple years, but recently wanted to have more than 2 input channels for my drum mics. I looked at the DP-24, but for just a little extra, I decided to go with the additional tracks on the DP-32, which has 8 input channels.

          It operates similarly to the DP-008, so the learning curve has been short. I also got an awesome deal on it when Musician's Friend price matched a competitor. MF's customer service was great, and the Tascam unit is sure to provide years of great service!

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          5.0

          Excelent and affordable product

          By oviggiani

          from Rivadavia ( Argentina)

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                Comments about TASCAM DP-32 Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

                I´m enjoying too much this product,with my band!!

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                5.0

                This thing is great!

                By Page

                from Northern Virginia

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                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about TASCAM DP-32 Digital 32-Track Portastudio:

                  Very pleased with the DP-32 thus far. It integrated very nicely into my exisiting setup. I really like the use of memory cards which makes it extremly easy to dump tracks into your DAW. Anyone considering this unit should definitely get the DVD Tutorial, even before purchase to see if it meets your needs.

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