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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
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (8)
    • Home studio (8)
    • Professional recording (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Performances (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Portable Studio

    I recently purchased the Tascam DP-32 Portastudio mainly as a curiosity since I had read reviews it sounded better than a computer-based DAW. I've been recording, mixing and mastering songs using a computer...Read complete review

    I recently purchased the Tascam DP-32 Portastudio mainly as a curiosity since I had read reviews it sounded better than a computer-based DAW. I've been recording, mixing and mastering songs using a computer based DAW since 1999 but I also wanted to expand my studio by being able to easily pack up a piece of equipment and take it to another site and record acts in remote locations and not have to worry about computer crashes and glitches So I wanted to record outside the box in live situations or recording acts in their rehersal/practice areas.

    I performed some tests on the unit and the first time I heard the sound coming out of it I was extremely surprised. It gave me the warm fuzzies the first time I heard it and I'm a pretty picky customer.

    I loaded up a jazzy song I've been working on which has good brass hits, walking-rhythmic drums, guitars, bass, and piano.

    The first thing I noticed is good instrument separation in the playback and a good punchy feel to it as well.

    I must say, yes, this unit does sound better than my computer-based DAW though this unit and a DAW would work well in any particular work flow.

    You don't have to apply a lot of compression with this unit since it really produces a loud signal from the get-go. The song I did, I sparingly used some equalization on the individual instruments, and on the master, enough compression for blend and a touch more equalization on the master as well. I kicked out a CD from the unit and played it all over the place; my home computer, my living room surround system, a older boom box, a better mid-range boom box and my car stereo. Each case the sound was great for the particular equipment I tried it on.

    The only knit-pick I have with the unit is that it's a bit time consuming entering a song name using the data wheel when creating a new song.

    I'm starting to record my next album and the Tascam DP-32 Portastudio is going to be my new workhorse.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Failed within 2 months, useless warranty

    The unit had noise problems with popping after rewinding within a short period of time. The warranty is short. The extended warranty by musicians friend is not what the representative claimed. It is...Read complete review

    The unit had noise problems with popping after rewinding within a short period of time. The warranty is short. The extended warranty by musicians friend is not what the representative claimed. It is for repair, NOT FOR REPLACEMENT as I was told.

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    5.0

    Very Nice

    By DALE

    from Wilton, NH

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Powerful
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

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

    The unit looks great out of the box. It has weight to it and feels sturdy and serious. I just started to learn to use the system and it is a good bit more complex than the 10 channel Zoom I have. I doubt I will use all of the functions and capability the unit offers but so far it will do the trick. The on board CD burner should make final mastering easier as it is designed to function with the board rather than patching to another peripheral unit. The negative thing I have to say is the instruction booklet reads like the proverbial stereo instructions and is a bit confusing. So far, I have to say this is a nice unit and do recommend it to anyone who wants a powerful self contained traditional recorder with modern enhancements.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Gene

    from Arlington TX

    About Me Novice

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I'm a beginner and maybe someday I'll outgrow this unit, but for my needs I doubt it. In one day I accomplished more than I had in three years on my computer based set up. Granted, I have a lot of irons in the fire and never truly devoted myself to learning my computer set up, but just learning to record one spoken vocal track was an all day ordeal. On my first afternoon with my Tascam I recorded 3 tracks in stereo and burned a CD of them. It makes the process fun so I WANT to make time for learning.

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Failed within 2 months, useless warranty

          By cwaduke

          from Peterborough, NH

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Construction

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

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

          The unit had noise problems with popping after rewinding within a short period of time. The warranty is short. The extended warranty by musicians friend is not what the representative claimed. It is for repair, NOT FOR REPLACEMENT as I was told.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Home Recording

          By Rick

          from Central Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Excellent Sound
          • Low Distortion

          Cons

          • A Little Complicated

          Best Uses

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

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

          This is a great recorder. For those of you who are new to recording, I would suggest that you get the Tascam DP-24 DVD Tutorial. This can be easily found on line.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pro Studio Quality

          By bc12string

          from Fayetteville, GA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

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

            A professional grade studio in the comfort of my home. Versatile, easy to use, great quality sound and effects.

            Comment on this review

            (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Portable Studio

            By Sidney Vaught - Sidscape Media

            from Roanoke VA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

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

              I recently purchased the Tascam DP-32 Portastudio mainly as a curiosity since I had read reviews it sounded better than a computer-based DAW. I've been recording, mixing and mastering songs using a computer based DAW since 1999 but I also wanted to expand my studio by being able to easily pack up a piece of equipment and take it to another site and record acts in remote locations and not have to worry about computer crashes and glitches So I wanted to record outside the box in live situations or recording acts in their rehersal/practice areas.

              I performed some tests on the unit and the first time I heard the sound coming out of it I was extremely surprised. It gave me the warm fuzzies the first time I heard it and I'm a pretty picky customer.

              I loaded up a jazzy song I've been working on which has good brass hits, walking-rhythmic drums, guitars, bass, and piano.

              The first thing I noticed is good instrument separation in the playback and a good punchy feel to it as well.

              I must say, yes, this unit does sound better than my computer-based DAW though this unit and a DAW would work well in any particular work flow.

              You don't have to apply a lot of compression with this unit since it really produces a loud signal from the get-go. The song I did, I sparingly used some equalization on the individual instruments, and on the master, enough compression for blend and a touch more equalization on the master as well. I kicked out a CD from the unit and played it all over the place; my home computer, my living room surround system, a older boom box, a better mid-range boom box and my car stereo. Each case the sound was great for the particular equipment I tried it on.

              The only knit-pick I have with the unit is that it's a bit time consuming entering a song name using the data wheel when creating a new song.

              I'm starting to record my next album and the Tascam DP-32 Portastudio is going to be my new workhorse.

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect recorder

              By Rhino

              from Dallas

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              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.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Tascam and Musicians Friend Rocks!

                By "the great guitarist"

                from Plainville, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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"

                  Comment on this review

                  (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great machine - very happy with it!

                  By Ron Payne

                  from Fort Worth, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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