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DP-01 Digital 8-Track Portastudio

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25 years after the introduction of the first Portastudio, TASCAM makes hard disk recording affordable and simple enough for all musicians.

The TASCAM DP-01 Digital 8-Track Portastudio features the one-knob-per-function design that has made TASCAM cassette Portastudios the choice of thousands of musicians. The DP-01 eliminates the confusing page-shift-menu interface popular with most other digital recorders.

Designed to be as uncomplicated to use as TASCAM's other Portastudios, it's a breakthrough product for musicians who are ready to get into digital recording.

2 mic inputs on 1/4" TRS jacks for dual mono or stereo recording. 8 tracks record at uncompressed CD quality to an internal 40GB hard drive, and a stereo master track is available for recording a mix. Each channel has a 45mm volume fader, plus dedicated controls for pan, effects send, high EQ, and low EQ. LCD display shows meters, editing settings, and locate points. The DP-01 has a USB 2.0 jack for file backup and transferring mixes to a computer. There are RCA line, headphone, and S/PDIF outputs.


  • 8-track recording at CD quality 44.1kHz/16-bit
  • 2-track simultaneous recording
  • Dedicated stereo mixdown track
  • Dedicated controls on each channel for volume, pan, effect send, EQ high, and EQ low
  • 8 - 45mm faders plus a dedicated master fader
  • 2-band semi-parametric EQ per track
  • 2 - 1/4" TRS mic/line inputs
  • Guitar level input
  • Effects send and stereo return
  • RCA line outputs
  • S/PDIF digital optical output
  • Headphone output with level control
  • MIDI timecode and MIDI clock output
  • USB 2.0 port for PC connectivity
  • Track editing: copy, paste, move, erase, silence
  • Built-in 40GB hard drive

Finally, a digital recorder to rival the cassette Porta Studios in ease of use and a killer price. Make it yours today.


DP-01 Digital 8-Track Portastudio Specifications:

Analog specifications
  • Inputs (A And B) 1/4" Phone (Unbalanced)
  • Input Impedance: > 10k Ohms (Max), Or 1 M Ohms (A Only) With Switch In
  • Guitar Position: 2.4 K Ohms
  • Nominal Input Level: ”10 Dbv ”
  • Maximum Input Level: +6 Dbv
  • Effect Return 2 X 1/4" Phone (Unbalanced)
  • Input Impedance: 10 K Ohms
  • Nominal Input Level: ”10 Dbv
  • Maximum Input Level: +6 Dbv
  • Stereo Mix 2 X 1/4" Phone (Unbalanced)
  • Input Impedance: 10 K Ohms
  • Nominal Input Level: ”10 Dbv
  • Maximum Input Level: +6 Dbv
  • Line Output 2 X Unbalanced RCA (Pin) Jacks
  • Output Impedance: 1 K Ohms
  • Nominal Output Level: ”10 Dbv
  • Maximum Output Level: +6 Dbv
  • Effect Send 1 X 1/4" Phone (Unbalanced)
  • Output Impedance: 1 K Ohms
  • Nominal Output Level: ”10 Dbv
  • Maximum Output Level: +6 Dbv
  • Phones 1/4" Stereo Jack
  • Maximum Output: 30 Mw + 30 mW (into 30 Ohms)
Digital specifications
  • Digital Out: Optical digital audio output (TOSLINK)
  • Data format: S/PDIF 1
Audio performance
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz ” 20 kHz, +1 dB/”3 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 85 dB (A-weighting, 22 kHz LPF)
  • Total harmonic distortion: < 0.05% (1 kHz, ”10 dBV, 22 kHz LPF, MASTER fader at nominal)
Physical characteristics
  • External power adapter AC input: 100 ” 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • External power adapter output: 12 V
  • External power adapter output current: 2.5 A
  • Power consumption: 15 W
  • External dimensions (w x h x d): 17.8" x 4.3" x 12.1" (452mm x 110mm x 307mm)
  • Weight: 4.1 kg (9 lb)
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