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Tascam DP-03SD Portable 8 Track Digital Portastudio

Product Information:

8-track digital Portastudio
Recording/playback at 44.1 kHz, 16 bit using SD/SDHC memory card
Simultaneous recording of two tracks
Record in stereo or record two independent mono sources
Simultaneous playback of eight tracks
Use dedicated controls on each channel for volume, pan and effect to create a mix
Dedicated stereo mixdown track
Mix your song to a stereo file you can transfer to a computer for MP3 encoding
Built-in stereo condenser microphone
Create a two-track recording instantly and without cabling
Two XLR mic inputs with phantom power
Plug in your favourite studio condenser microphones
Two TRS line inputs, one switchable to guitar (hi-Z)
Connect an electrical guitar or bass as well as synths, drum machines etc. directly
RCA line output
Connect your monitor amplifier/speakers here
Headphones output with level control
Two-band shelving EQ per track and on both inputs
Set the frequencies the low and high EQ knobs cut or boost depending on your sound sources
On-board Reverb processor to polish your mixes
On-board mastering effects
Get the most out of your mix with two-band EQ, single/multi-band compression and a normalizer to maximise the overall level and improve the sound density
Auto punch in/out
Record a marked section while playing or singing without pressing any button
Track bounce feature
Use more than eight tracks by creating a mixdown of several tracks to another track
Workstation-style editing with copy, move, open, cut etc.
Edit your tracks like a pro: tighten your timing, create loops, cut unwanted noise etc.
Multi-level undo/redo history
Undo/redo multiple steps in case you have made a mistake (including the editing functions)
Location marks
Set marks to easily locate the start of verses, soli, vocals etc.
Built-in tuner and metronome
USB 2.0 port
Backup/restore projects or import/export wave files from/to a computer
Nine 45-mm faders
Selectable foot switch operation mode
Foot switch with three switches and assignable functions available as an option (RC-3F)


Recording media SD card (512 MB – 2 GB) or
SDHC card (4–32 GB)
File system MTR partition: TASCAM original
FAT partition: FAT32
Microphones 2 x Omni-directional condenser microphone
Analogue inputs and outputs
Inputs A and B, balanced XLR
Nominal input impedance 2.4 kOhm
Nominal input level –16 dBu
Maximum input level 0 dBu
Input A, balanced 6.3-mm TRS jack
When INPUT A switch is set to MIC/LINE
Nominal input impedance ≥10 kOhm
Nominal input level +4 dBu
Maximum input level +24 dBu
When INPUT A switch is set to GUITAR
Nominal input impedance ≥1 MOhm
Nominal input level –2 dBV
Maximum input level +14 dBV
Input B, balanced 6.3-mm TRS jack
Nominal input impedance ≥10 kOhm
Nominal input level +4 dBu
Maximum input level +24 dBu
Line Output RCA (unbalanced)
Nominal output impedance 1 kOhm
Nominal output level –10 dBV
Maximum output level +6 dBV
Phones Output 6.3-mm stereo jack
Maximum output power 40 mW + 40 mW (THD+N: ≤0.1 %, into 32 Ohm)
Other inputs and outputs
USB port Mini-B type USB connector
Format USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED, mass storage class
REMOTE port 2.5-mm jack (for RC-3F footswitch)
Audio performance
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +1 dB/–3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio ≥90 dB
Total harmonic distortion ≤0.01 %
Computer requirements
Windows Pentium 300 MHz or faster
128 MB or more memory
USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
Macintosh Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 266 MHz or faster
64 MB or more memory
USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
Recommended USB host controller Intel chipset
Supported operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (including 8.1)
Macintosh Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Power supply and other specifications
External power adapter TASCAM PS-1225L (included)
AC input 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 1 A
DC output 12 V, 2.5 A
Power consumption 5 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 290 mm x 54 mm x 207 mm
Weight 1.4 kg
Operating temperature range 5–35 °C