TASCAM releases DP-02 and DP-02CF recorders 28/11/07
TASCAM have updated their best-selling digital Portastudios with a fresh new look, new effects, a new display and revised price point with the DP-02 and DP-02CF.
The DP-02CF records to compact flash media and includes a pair of XLR mic inputs with phantom power, 8-track recording at CD quality and two-band EQ per track. It includes a 1GB card as an introductory offer, for plenty of recording time without purchasing additional memory.
The DP-02 records to a 40GB hard drive instead of compact flash, and includes a multieffect processor, stereo reverb and CD burner for CD masters and song backup.
Both units feature a Portastudio-style interface so that musicians can mix with knobs instead of digging through menus.
Paul Jenkins, National Sales Manager for TASCAM, tells us, "The DP-01 series was a huge success for TASCAM because musicians could record digitally as easily as they did with their first TASCAM cassette 4-tracks. The DP-02 refreshes this product with a bold, sleek look and improved LCD display to make songwriting easier than ever with CD-quality results. The DP-02 is available for immediate shipment just in time for holiday shoppers."
TASCAM say that the DP-02 and DP-02CF are the world's easiest digital Portastudios to start recording on:
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
Stereo line outputs on RCA analog and S/PDIF optical digital connectors
1GB Compact Flash card included as a launch promotion (DP-02CF only)
40GB internal hard drive (DP-02 only)
Multieffects processor with guitar, bass, vocal and drum programs featuring a new tube overdrive effect (DP-02 only)
Stereo reverb processor with send/return controls for multichannel mixing
Built-in chromatic tuner (DP-02 only)
Built -in CD-RW burner for CD mastering and song backup (DP-02 only)
Pricing and Availability:
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