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DP-02CF Digital Portastudio

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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!


  • 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
  • 1GB Compact Flash card included as a launch promotion

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


DP-02CF Digital Portastudio Specifications:

  • 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)

  • 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)
  • 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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