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Tascam DP-02CF Digital Portastudio   

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TASCAM's DP-02CF Digital Portastudio has enough recording power to let you create a full production at 16-bit/44.1kHz CD quality. The DP-02CF combine...Read More

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When getting your ideas down quickly is not enough . . .

TASCAM's DP-02CF Digital Portastudio has enough recording power to let you create a full production at 16-bit/44.1kHz CD quality. The DP-02CF combines 8-track CD-quality recording with a Portastudio interface.

The DP-03CF Portastudio's one-button-per function design is for musicians who want to record quickly and have fun! First, record your stereo drum machine using its 2-track simultaneous recording, and then use the line inputs to record bass and layer guitar parts. A song position bar/beat display makes it easy to overdub. Or, if you're going the straight acoustic route (no drums), use the internal metronome to keep time.

Next, use the low-cut filter, two-band EQ, and pan controls to make sonic space for your vocals, which you can record with a high-quality condenser mic thanks to a pair of matched TASCAM preamps with XLR inputs and phantom power. There's also an EQ frequency button for finer control over the mix.

When you're happy with your tracks (and you should be happy with a DP-02), mix down to a dedicated stereo master track and save your final mixes to an included 1GB CompactFlash card (The DP-02 records two channels at a time to the card).

Finally, you can transfer your tracks and mixes or backup your song to a computer through a speedy USB 2.0 connection for MP3 encoding or CD burning from your Mac or PC. Let the fun begin!

FEATURES
  • Two XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Eight-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
  • 1GB Compact Flash card included with enough room for a dozen songs or more

Don't just sketch out your song ideas”finish them with TASCAM's affordable 8-track Digital Portastudio!

SPECIFICATIONS

DP-02CF Digital Portastudio

  • Recording
    Recording Medium: Compact Flash memory card
    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: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+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 lbs.
    Power Requirement: 12V, 2.5A (TASCAM PS-1225 power adaptor)
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4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

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It is a shame when people write reviews and don't know what the hell they are talking about.1. This unit has no built in effects: Use an effects processor. This unit has an...Read complete review

It is a shame when people write reviews and don't know what the hell they are talking about.1. This unit has no built in effects: Use an effects processor. This unit has an effects send and return feature. Plug your own effects processor into this machine and problem solved. 2. No burner. Mix down your finished song to an mp3 INSIDE the unit, then plug it into pc, import .mp3 and burn with pc burner.

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Good for fun , but not for much else.

I'll start with the good. It's incredibly easy to use setup, start, import and export also its inexspensive. If you want something to record your riffs throw on solo's listen to them later...Read complete review

I'll start with the good. It's incredibly easy to use setup, start, import and export also its inexspensive. If you want something to record your riffs throw on solo's listen to them later this is the thing for you. The bad, this particular has no effects for you to use which to some isn't important but I was very disapointed. If your in a band and you want this to record your songs to cd and to show people , sell , ect this unit is not for you. If you want something that can capture your idea's and store your general sound then this is perfect. This isn't your cheap ticket to good studio sound. It can however allow you to get your ideas "down on paper".

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5.0

Well worth th money

By Yesterday's Wine

from Southeastern KY

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This is a nice little unit. I have had numerous recording units over the years, and for the money, this is a steal. I wish you could find a unit that could record more than 2 tracks at once for a reasonable price, but I can't complain too much as this is a pretty easy unit to use and seems very well built. Is heavier than I thought it would be, but feels very sturdy. Sliders are smooth. USB connection is nice to have for backup. Sliding door for Flash Card is very well thought out. Would like 3 band as opposed to 2 band EQ on individual channels and possibly an overall 10 band EQ for the final mix. Would like more inputs so this could mix drums without a seperate sub mixer. Would like the monitor to flip up to be easier to read if not on top of the unit. But for the price, this is a high quality unit. Can't wait to see what I can produce on it!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Please Read!

By johnny5

from New York City, NY

It is a shame when people write reviews and don't know what the hell they are talking about.1. This unit has no built in effects: Use an effects processor. This unit has an effects send and return feature. Plug your own effects processor into this machine and problem solved. 2. No burner. Mix down your finished song to an mp3 INSIDE the unit, then plug it into pc, import .mp3 and burn with pc burner.

 
5.0

Good sounds

Bought this thing on a whim for small recording jobs and it is awesome. You get exactly what you pay for. Get a bigger card though.Very easy to operate.Will dump unmixed files directly into Cakewalk

 
5.0

What a bang for a buck

By Neil Michigan

from Motown, Michigan

This 8 track digital is incredible for any level of musicians that want to make a clean band recording and perfect for one man band.Very easy to operate and pretty strait forward no trict at all. Even for the people that never had recording experience can take several minutes to figure it out. Read the Manual and follow it closely then you will never have to complain.The look is very sexy, button is so easy to engage and push the touch is excellent. A lots of options to play with. You will love it for a long time. This is one of the best of chance for you to impress you friend, relative about your music and your sound. Again read the manual before or during use it. Don't listen to the negative feedback. Tascam and this site are highly trusted.Good luck and have a good music making.Experienced Multitrack recording user.

 
5.0

Perfect for what it is

By swelland

from Hot Springs, AR

Quick, easy to learn, user-friendly. Allows connection to your effects, so contrary to previous reviews, it CAN be used to turn out a final product. Now, if this is the only piece of equipment you own, then expect a "what you hear is what you get" recording.This is NOT a high-end recording studio, but the results you can obtain from it get close. Perfect for capturing demos. The price alone makes this a steal. Add the quality and ease of use, it's the crime of the century.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Money Wasted

By Mark R.-zfO7g

from Undisclosed

These portastudios are crap! If you want to buy something that is gauranteed to crash within a year, then this is for you. I've gone through two of them now. It's a shame, because when it actually works it's user friendly and an overall good product. However, like I said, crash; crash and crash.

 
5.0

Great Unit

By James Dunham

from Colcord, OK

I use this to record demos for songs I write as well as record with the band. This unit works great for either.We record tracks to .wav file using this unit then export them to the mixing software of our choice to mix and master. The unit is durable and for the price, cannot be beat in my opinion.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good for fun , but not for much else.

By Frito

from California

I'll start with the good. It's incredibly easy to use setup, start, import and export also its inexspensive. If you want something to record your riffs throw on solo's listen to them later this is the thing for you. The bad, this particular has no effects for you to use which to some isn't important but I was very disapointed. If your in a band and you want this to record your songs to cd and to show people , sell , ect this unit is not for you. If you want something that can capture your idea's and store your general sound then this is perfect. This isn't your cheap ticket to good studio sound. It can however allow you to get your ideas "down on paper".

 
5.0

great little unit

By TaosMax

from Taos, New Mexico

In just a few minutes, I was up and recording. The unit is intuitive, with sliders and pots, as opposed to menus and what not. It's easy to use, and makes a good quality product.

 
5.0

Very Impressed!

By Shadow-eyr8d

from Dallas, Tx

I purchased this recorder for making demos with my band and was a little worried that it might not be up to the task. I had also heard that it could be hard to operate for the non-recording engineer type, so when it came I read the manual a couple of times and then took it to band practice. We had it up and running in very short order and actually got a couple of full tracks recorded! The sound quality is fantastic (easily as good as some "pro-studio" stuff we had done) and once you get the hang of the controls, it's pretty easy to use. One thing I like is that after you master the track you can export it as a wave file, which means it saves it as such on the card. You can then either use the USB connection to dump it to your computer or simply put the card in your computer's card slot (if it has one) and read it straight from there. The included card is a bit small (we only got two tracks on it) but that can be easily fixed by getting a bigger card. All in all this is one of the best buys I've come by!

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