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GT-R1 Portable Guitar/Bass Recorder

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A hand-held stereo digital recorder with handy song-learning functions.

The Tascam GT-R1 Portable Guitar and Bass Recorder is a hand-held stereo digital recorder with a built-in high-quality stereo condenser microphone. The A/B configuration stereo mic allows natural wide sound "near-to-human" listening and there is a variable-angle microphone mechanism to help you find the elusive "sweet spot" for the best recordings.

The GT-R1 recorder also accepts both direct guitar or bass input and has built-in multi effects and preset rhythm patterns. The overdub function lets you create perfect tracks. The GT-R1 allows MP3 and WAVE file recording/playback to/from memory. It performs 48/44.1kHz 24-bit (uncompressed) digital recording to SD/SDHC cards. Other features include analog auto gain control, limiter, and low cut filter. The GR-R1 also has a 1/8" powered external mic input for use with electret condenser mic such as the TASCAM TM-ST1, which adds mid-side stereo recording. (The TM-ST1 terminates to a 1/8" jack.)

The Tascam GT-R1 Portable Guitar and Bass Recorder also functions as a trainer. With variable speed playback the digital recorder gives you the ability to slow down the speed of a CD without changing the pitch and allows you to quickly learn rhythm, lead, or bass parts of your favorite artists. The GT-R1 can reduce Guitar or Bass tracks from the music so you can hear yourself as you play along. It has a built-in tuner and metronome.

The GT-R1 has user-friendly easy operation and has a 128 x 64 graphic LCD with backlight, USB 2.0 Mass Storage, and operates on a rechargeable removable battery. It can also be recharged like an iPod using the USB from a computer. It includes a soft case and a 2GB SD card.


Hand-held Recorder
  • Handheld stereo digital recorder
  • Built-in high-quality stereo condenser microphone
  • 48/44.1kHz 24-bit uncompressed digital recording
  • Records to SD/SDHC card
  • MP3 and WAVE file recording/playback to/from memory
  • Variable-angle microphone mechanism
  • A-B configuration stereo mic allows natural wide sound that resembles human hearing
  • Plug-in powered external mic input
  • Analog auto gain control and limiter
  • Low cut filter
Guitar/Bass Trainer
  • Guitar input (also accepts Bass guitar)
  • Built-in Guitar/Bass multi-effects
  • Preset rhythm patterns
  • Over-dub function
  • Variable speed playback without Changing the Pitch
  • Key control and Fine pitch
  • Reducing Guitar/Bass from the music
  • Built-in tuner and metronome
  • In/out loop
  • Rechargeable removable battery
  • 128 x 64 graphic LCD with backlight
  • User-friendly easy operation
  • USB2.0 Mass Storage Class
  • Soft case
  • Blister pack
  • 1GB SD card included

A compact hand-held recorder loaded with tools for the working musician. Order today.


GT-R1 Portable Guitar/Bass Recorder Specifications:

  • Audio Input and Output:
  • GUITAR IN input:
  • Jack: 1/4", mono, unbalanced
  • Input impedance: 1 Mohms or more
  • Nominal input level: -26 dBV
  • Maximum input level: -10 dBV
  • MIC IN input
  • Jack: 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo phone with 2.3V power
  • Input impedance: 30 Kohms
  • Nominal input level: -64 dBV (HIGH)
  • -48 dBV (MID); -32 dBV (LOW)
  • Maximum input level: -48 dBV (HIGH);-32 dBV (MID); -16 dBV (LOW)
  • LINE IN input
  • Jack: 3.5-mm phone (stereo)
  • Input impedance: 23 kohms
  • Nominal input level: -10 dBV
  • Maximum input level : +6 dBV
  • Phones/LINE OUT output
  • Jack: 3.5-mm phone (stereo)
  • Nominal line output : -14 dBV
  • Maximum line output: +2 dBV
  • Maximum headphones output: 15 mW + 15 mW (with 32 ohms)
  • Audio performance
  • Frequency response (LINE IN > /LINE OUT): 20 Hz”20 kHz, +1/-3 dB
  • Distortion (LINE IN > /LINE OUT): 0.02% or less
  • S/N ratio (LINE IN > /LINE OUT): 90 dB or more
  • Frequency response (GUITAR IN > /LINE OUT): 20 Hz”20 kHz, +1/-5 dB
  • Distortion (LINE IN > /LINE OUT): 0.07% or less
  • S/N ratio (LINE IN > /LINE OUT): 73 dB or more
  • Other specifications
  • Audio file compatibility: MP3 files: 32”320 kbps; 44.1/48 kHz sampling frequency; VBR (playback only); ID3 tag support up to Ver. 2.4
  • WAV files: 44.1/48 kHz sampling frequency 16/24-bit rate
  • Recording medium: SD card (64 MB”2 GB) or SD HC card (4”8 GB)
  • File system: FAT16/32
  • Physical
  • Lithium ion battery: 3.7 V, 1800 mAh
  • Battery life: About 7 hours when recording MP3 format with the built-in mic (varies with operating conditions)
  • Power consumption: 1 W (during MP3 playback)
  • Dimensions: 70 (W) x 27 (H) x 135.3 (D) (mm)
  • Weight: 208 g (including battery)
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