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TASCAM DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio  
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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
 
4.7

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95%

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      • Home studio (3)
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio

      I also purchased this through the stupid deal of the day. I had been researching the DP-24 and DP-32 for a few weeks, and when I saw the special price, I...Read complete review

      I also purchased this through the stupid deal of the day. I had been researching the DP-24 and DP-32 for a few weeks, and when I saw the special price, I jumped on it! A short time later, I was concerned that there was no CD burner and no Midi interface. I called MF twice, and spoke to customer service reps twice that day, and both times they said that the unit did indeed have both features. I thought there must be a mistake, and I was prepared not to have those features when the unit arrived. Having said that; this peice of equipment is really nice, and works beautifully. I am still on a learning curve with using it, but it is coming along pretty quickly.
      I wish the manual was a little more detailed, but with a little experimentation, I was able to record, mix and master a recording. It went right to the included 2GB SD card (by the way only holds 7 minutes of music - buy a 32GB right away for this unit) - and put the SD card right on my computer! I don't miss or need the CD burner - I have a stand alone burner already - the music winds up on my computer anyway, so the SD card saves a step. I do miss the midi however - I wish this unit had the midi ports. Great for recordinig and re editing, but what the heck. It's a great unit, NO Moving Parts should keep this unit trouble free for quite some time. I hope this was helpful.

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      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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      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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      5.0

      Did I Really Get This Deal?

      By Earthtojohn

      from Au Sable Forks, NY

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      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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      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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        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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          5.0

          tascam: porta 1 to portatudio WOW!

          By MeBe

          from Up state N.Y.

          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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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great tool for any musician

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

                lots of tracks to work with .

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                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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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Recorder for Home Studio

                  By DPN

                  from Wexford, PA

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

                        Note: this model does not have a CD burner built in or Midi connections. If you need them buy the regular DP32. This portastudio reminds me of the simpler days of the original 4-track Portastudio cassettes with the addition of 28 more tracks! I traded up from a 2488neo to this model and have no regrets. For my use, I did not need the built in burner or midi functions so I do not miss them on this unit.
                        I love the crisp display which makes editing much easier. The simple knob layout is also a plus. I thought I would miss not having seperate eq/pan knobs on each track, but the way it is setup to use the same knobs for each track is actually very easy to get used to. Proaudiodvds tutorials helped with some of the nuances not explained in the manual. I reccommend them.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great product

                        By Eform2010

                        from Los Angeles, CA

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

                              Recently purchased this through MF on daily deal. No dissapointment and 100% satisfied with product. Unit is compact, easy to operate and quiet. Only con is that there is no volume control during mastering mix down, so you have to manually adjust your active speaker volume. The lack of a optical drive is no issue (A 32gb SD card can handle a huge amount of mixes and songs). With more than 20 years of recording experience, I fully recommend this unit as the best bang for the buck for professional results.

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                              5.0

                              Amazing quality at an amazing price

                              By Bananabutt

                              from Upper Peninsula, Michigan

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                              Pros

                              • Stupid Dealsmart Deal

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

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

                                Stupid Deals should be called Smart Deals. The Features are amazing at any price and it does everything I will ever need in a home studio.

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