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TASCAM DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio  

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Overview
  • Simultaneous 32 track playback
  • 8 mono tracks + 12 mono/stereo selectable tracks
  • File transferring via USB 2.0
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    $1,099.99
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Same functions as the DP-32, but with convenient SD media.

The TASCAM DIGITAL PORTASTUDIO DP-32SD 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-32SD is an obvious choice for multi-channel home recording. The DP-32SD is just like its brother the DP-32, but without the built-in CDR/RW drive for recording media.

Utilizing SD/SDHC media ensures confident recording, free from shock due to loud sounds
The DP-32SD 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-32SD is FAT 16 or 32. You can find the recorded files on your computer when connected via USB.

The last 12 faders are selectable between MONO and STEREO
The DP-32SD 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-32SD becomes a 20-track multi track recorder.

21 faders eliminates layer structuring
The DP-32SD, even with the high number of tracks and features is one of the easiest multi-track recorders in the market to use. The DP-32SD 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-32SD 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-32SD has employed rotary knobs to control qualities such as EQ, Effect Send and other related features.

Features
  • Simultaneous 32 track playback
  • 8 mono tracks + 12 mono/stereo selectable tracks
  • File transferring via USB 2.0
  • 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 48kHz recording
  • 8 XLR/TRS combo connectors
  • Phantom power supply for all inputs
  • High-impedance input available (INPUT-H)
  • Stereo RCA pin-jack output
  • Two effect send outputs (1/4" TS jack)
  • 70mW/ch headphone amplifier
  • Peak-hold function at a level meter of the LCD
  • Sub-frame editing
  • Remote connector for optional RC-3F footswitch
  • 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
  • Chromatic tuner
  • Metronome
  • Dedicated AC adapter included (TASCAM PS-1225L)

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

 

DP-32SD 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: 2.4kOhms
  • Nominal input level: -14dBu
  • Maximum input level: +2dBu
  • TRS
  • Connector: 6.3mm (1/4") TRS phone-jack, Balanced
  • Input impedance: 22kOhms or more / 1mOhms (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 leve:l +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)
  • USB
  • Connector: USB Mini-B type 4-pin
  • Format: USB 2.0 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 (WxHxD): 514mm × 104mm × 340mm / 20.2" × 4.1"×13.4"
  • Weight: 6.2kg / 13.67lb.
  • 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 USB 2.0
  • 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 USB 2.0
  • 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-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wow

    If you are looking for massive onboard effects, infinite ad nauseam tweaking, and more automation than r2d2 look elsewhere this unit is not for you!

    If you want a hassle free,...Read complete review

    If you are looking for massive onboard effects, infinite ad nauseam tweaking, and more automation than r2d2 look elsewhere this unit is not for you!

    If you want a hassle free, reliable, durable, portable and musical unit then read on.

    I have had the unit long enough to make a competent review of it.
    I bought the SD variant because I did not want a cd drive since it involves moving parts and moving parts is bad at least in my book :).

    Using the unit is pretty straight forward you can take it out of the box and use it as an 8x8 recorder the first time you use it like an old 424 or similar tape machines.
    My only real complaint about the unit is the manual. if you take the time to figure it out and maybe watch a couple of tutorials on it. It is not difficult to pickup.

    Most of the projects I have done so far I actually mixed down on the machine then exported the resulting wave file to my ipad (final touch app) to master it.
    I have to say having a slider for each channel is refreshing on mix down, and the virtual tracks are a really nice feature. This was the original reason I chose this unit over the R-16. I made great use of them on one project where I was tracking drums and the client wanted to have different takes side by side.

    As other reviews have stated this unit does not have a lot of effects horsepower.
    I would agree but for recording they are more than adequate.
    And the guitar effects are passable though I only use them for tracking not recording a whole band live as you are limited in simultaneous effects.
    I really like having the noise gate on all incoming inputs.
    Also you can bounce a track or tracks and add effects at that point.

    When doing mix down I usually use an external reverb in conjunction with the internal reverb. I personally don't use a lot of effects post anyway.

    The preamps are very clean yet they seem to have the tascam (warmth) to them.
    I do use a single tube preamp sometimes when tracking vocals.

    I have paired the unit to my Mac-mini for file tweaking and transfer.
    But I built a decrepit old Linux FTP box with 4 big cheap hdd's for archives.
    As you can generate an incredible amount of data with this guy.

    Projects completed with unit at time of review:
    I have cut several good tracks for myself.

    Recorded:
    A string quartet. ( a paying gig)
    A pipe organ concert. ( got rave reviews on this)

    Produced: Jazz trio project

    Produced:
    several songs for a hip hop act.
    Including doing the drum loops for stage show.

    Produced/Recorded the neighbor kid's speed metal group.
    Could've used 12 inputs on that one but hey it worked.

    Recorded a series of ambient loops for commercial client.

    And several more projects in the process right now.
    Unit paid for itself twice over in the first month.

    In final if you are tired of computer hassles and just want to make/record music.
    This is the best machine for the money hands down.

    Musicians friend took very good care of me on this purchase.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I wish I knew

    This is a disabled version of the real DP-32, which MF misrepresented. Listing said it had CDR & MIDI. Had neither! This is a special MF useless version. They never mentioned...Read complete review

    This is a disabled version of the real DP-32, which MF misrepresented. Listing said it had CDR & MIDI. Had neither! This is a special MF useless version. They never mentioned that. I can live without the CD writer,.... who uses them? But, without the MIDI sync this unit is rendered useless as a songwriting tool. Furthermore, it is not upgradable. Tascam updates don't even see it as a DP-32,.... because it's not. I'm learning.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow

    By Redgypsy

    from Whidbey island

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          If you are looking for massive onboard effects, infinite ad nauseam tweaking, and more automation than r2d2 look elsewhere this unit is not for you!

          If you want a hassle free, reliable, durable, portable and musical unit then read on.

          I have had the unit long enough to make a competent review of it.
          I bought the SD variant because I did not want a cd drive since it involves moving parts and moving parts is bad at least in my book :).

          Using the unit is pretty straight forward you can take it out of the box and use it as an 8x8 recorder the first time you use it like an old 424 or similar tape machines.
          My only real complaint about the unit is the manual. if you take the time to figure it out and maybe watch a couple of tutorials on it. It is not difficult to pickup.

          Most of the projects I have done so far I actually mixed down on the machine then exported the resulting wave file to my ipad (final touch app) to master it.
          I have to say having a slider for each channel is refreshing on mix down, and the virtual tracks are a really nice feature. This was the original reason I chose this unit over the R-16. I made great use of them on one project where I was tracking drums and the client wanted to have different takes side by side.

          As other reviews have stated this unit does not have a lot of effects horsepower.
          I would agree but for recording they are more than adequate.
          And the guitar effects are passable though I only use them for tracking not recording a whole band live as you are limited in simultaneous effects.
          I really like having the noise gate on all incoming inputs.
          Also you can bounce a track or tracks and add effects at that point.

          When doing mix down I usually use an external reverb in conjunction with the internal reverb. I personally don't use a lot of effects post anyway.

          The preamps are very clean yet they seem to have the tascam (warmth) to them.
          I do use a single tube preamp sometimes when tracking vocals.

          I have paired the unit to my Mac-mini for file tweaking and transfer.
          But I built a decrepit old Linux FTP box with 4 big cheap hdd's for archives.
          As you can generate an incredible amount of data with this guy.

          Projects completed with unit at time of review:
          I have cut several good tracks for myself.

          Recorded:
          A string quartet. ( a paying gig)
          A pipe organ concert. ( got rave reviews on this)

          Produced: Jazz trio project

          Produced:
          several songs for a hip hop act.
          Including doing the drum loops for stage show.

          Produced/Recorded the neighbor kid's speed metal group.
          Could've used 12 inputs on that one but hey it worked.

          Recorded a series of ambient loops for commercial client.

          And several more projects in the process right now.
          Unit paid for itself twice over in the first month.

          In final if you are tired of computer hassles and just want to make/record music.
          This is the best machine for the money hands down.

          Musicians friend took very good care of me on this purchase.

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          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product for the Semi-Pro & novice.

          By Rev. Don C

          from Culpeper, Virginia

          Pros

          • Cost Effective
          • Ease of operation
          • Great Sound quality
          • Size Orientated
          • Totally portable

          Cons

          • A Bit Larger Screen

          Best Uses

          • Live Performances
          • Multiple Vocals
          • Recording Demos
          • Recording Drum Set
          • Recording Small Bands
          • Self Indulgences

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

          This DP-32SD is a great add-on to my 'Project Studio'! This unit has everything one needs to have from start to finish; from recording, to mixing, to mastering and everything in between. Having the SD-Card is a Plus! I can multi-track record then take it out and put it right into my already programed Music-CPU. I now can save hours of recording time using this Multi-Track Recorder. Being able to transfer music files from one to another is a Blessing and simple. Can't wait to go out and do some 'Live Recordings'.

          Thanks Tascam! With the DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio, you just made my recording life more complete.

          Rev. Don Carpenter

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing!

          By Electric Gypsy

          from Sacramento, CA

          Pros

          • Easy file transfer
          • Easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Such an amzing unit! It was so awesome I bought another just like it! Files are easily transfered to the computer!

              Comment on this review

              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Useful Piece Of Equipment

              Pros

              • Good price
              • Good screen
              • Good sound
              • Relatively easy to use
              • Rugged

              Cons

              • Limted Panning
              • Manual could be better

              Best Uses

              • Personal Recording
              • Re-mixing Older Music
              • Small To Medium Combos

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

              This unit was all that I had researched it to be. THe niggling faults are that in mixdowns it's difficult to pan more than one channel at a time because only one can be selected at one time. The manual is a bit limited, but I have a DP-008ex which has some cross-over in function. The unit is easy to get up and operating and the screen is very good to use and the sound is excellent. I also like the 3-fold compression and the variable crossovers. It's easy to master the final and put it in the computer. It transfers WAV files which are (with an itunes App) easy to switch to MP3's. Then it's a simple process to drag them onto a thumb drive or any other destination. There are limitations, but the price would have to be a lot higher to get much more and that would also include a much bigger unit and price tag. Another neat little feature is the solid construction with metal construction. Simple, flat refrigerator magnets are perfect to label and use to indicate which channels are carrying which instruments. All in all, it is an outstanding unit with nothing approaching it in price.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Did I Really Get This Deal?

              By Earthtojohn

              from Au Sable Forks, NY

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Fast start up
              • Fewer Menus
              • Great sound reproduction
              • No Need For A Computer

              Cons

              • Instruction Video Should
              • No Instruction Video

              Best Uses

              • Pro Recordings At Home

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

              Bought this 32 track on sale for the same money as my Tascam DP-008 8 track..after an hour or so with the manual I recorded an 8 song set for friends. Another hour reading and I Mastered it all down then burned a CD from the SD card. In all, I'm very happy with this unit. This will prove to be a valuable addition to both my studio and playing skills. no excuse now...I can finish that album I've been planning endlessly

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              nice gear

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • High quality results
              • Well Made
              • Works really well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Remote Reording
                • Remote Studio Recording

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

                i bought this for my drum, band, live room. lots of inputs. lots of space in the cards. it only comes with a 2G card so buy some 32G cards.

                others bemoan the lack of a cd recorder/burner. they are the ones who bemoaned the loss of the cassette tape too. this usb's right into my mac mini and interfaces with my digital performer.

                about the only thing i don't like is that it won't format cards larger than 32G. why? oh well!

                to sum it up... it's practical, very high quality, very flexible, and highly portable. it works

                yes there is a learning curve, but it's very doable

                start you home studio with. use it as a remote unit. i love mine

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Your Door to Fame has Opened

                By Notorious Old Man

                from Houston Texas

                Pros

                • Color Display
                • Fantastic quality
                • Fantastic Value
                • Profesional Recordings

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garage To Studio
                  • Record Band Rehersal
                  • Record Musical Ideas
                  • Songwriter Song Demo
                  • Sound Engineer Dream

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

                  Here are the keys to Unlock all Doors to Musical Fame.Get your Guitar out of the Closet Call your Band members and Sart Recording Today. Or Connect
                  your Alesis Drum Machine, Shure SM58 Vocal Microphone and Guitar and...Yes a ONE MAN BAND.
                  Record all your musical Ideas Quickly. The FUN starts NOW.Sit Back , connect your Sonny Headphones and LISTEN. Adjust ,Bass, Tone, Balance.have the whole World In Your Hands.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  tascam: porta 1 to portatudio WOW!

                  By MeBe

                  from Up state N.Y.

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • A great place to start
                  • Master This You Are
                  • On Your Way To Pro

                  Cons

                  • Should Have Dig Outs

                  Best Uses

                  • Record On The Run
                  • Start Home Studio

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

                  All you need is good headphones,monitors,microphones

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great tool for any musician

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        lots of tracks to work with .

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Impressive item

                        By tada

                        from Honolulu, HI

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Flexible

                        Cons

                        • Confusing

                        Best Uses

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

                          Item takes a while to get used to. It does alot of things, but, as usual, it takes time to "get" to these things. Overall I am satisfied with product. However, I am unsatisfied with shipping policies of MusiciansFriend. I was given incorrect information about shipping, both on web site and in a personal call to MusiciansFriend

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