|Twenty-five years after the introduction of the first Portastudio‚Ñ¢, the new DP-01FX 8-track Digital Portastudio makes hard disk recording affordable and simple enough for all musicians. Continuing TASCAM's "Capture Your Art" campaign of making recording approachable to all musicians, the DP-01FX features the one-knob-per-function design that has made TASCAM cassette Portastudios the choice of thousands of musicians. It shatters the confusing page-shift-menu interface popular with most other digital recorders. And at a price under $500, multitrack recording to hard disk has never been more affordable.
The DP-01FX has two mic inputs on ¬º" TRS or XLR jacks for dual mono or stereo recording. Phantom power is provided for connecting professional condenser microphones. Its eight 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. An LCD display shows meters, editing settings and locate points. The DP-01FX has a USB 2.0 jack for file backup and transferring mixes to a computer. There are analog RCA line outputs, a headphone out and S/PDIF line output. The DP-01FX also has a multieffects processor for adding effects to an instrument during recording and a reverb processor for adding effects during a mix.
Also check out the DP-01 8-track Digital Portastudio. This version is available without XLR mic inputs and effects for an even lower price. The DP-01FX/CD takes the features of the DP-01FX and adds a CD-RW drive for burning a CD master and backing up your project.
8-track recording at uncompressed CD quality into a built-in 40GB hard drive
2-track simultaneous recording
Dedicated stereo mixdown track
Dedicated controls on each channel for volume, pan, EFX send, EQ high & EQ low
Two-band semi-parametric EQ per track
Two 1/4 " TRS mic/line inputs
Two phantom powered XLR microphone inputs
Guitar level input
Built-in reverb processor
Built-in insert effects processor
Effects send and stereo return
RCA line output
S/PDIF digital optical output
Headphone output w/level control
MIDI Timecode 0utput
USB 2.0 port for computer backup
Track editing: copy, paste, move, erase, silence