The Tascam DP32 32 Track Digital Portastudio is the best and most affordable way to remove the mind-numbing glow of the computer screen from personal recording. It’s safe to say, that after decades of manufacturing and transforming Portastudios, Tascam has revolutionized the series once again.
Employing 8 combo 1/4 inch- XLR inputs with +48V Phantom Power, 32 tracks (8 mono, 12 stereo) the ability to select between stereo and mono and an affluence of other key features, Tascam’s DP32 is the obvious choice for multi-channel home recording.
Tascam DP-32 32 Track Digital Portastudio Recorder Features
The last 12 faders are selectable between MONO and STEREO
- Simultaneous 32 track playback
- 8 mono tracks + 12 mono/stereo selectable tracks
- Mounted TMSS (TASCAM Multi Stage Sampling rate converter) provides high-quality sampling rate conversion
- Integrated 32/40-input mixer to mixdown the 32 playback tracks with the 8 inputs and for bouncing
- Simultaneous 8 track recording
- 16 or 24 bit, 44.1 or 48 kHz recording
- 8 XLR/TRS combo connectors
- Phantom power supply for all inputs
- High-impedance input available (INPUT-H)
- Stereo RCA pin-jack output
- 2 effect send outputs (1/4 inch TS jack)
- 70mW/ch headphone amplifier
- Peak-hold function at a level meter of the LCD
- Sub-frame editing
- MIDI IN/OUT for sending MTC/MMC signal
- Remote connector for optional RC-3F footswitch
- CD-R/RW drive to burn stereo master file or recorded tracks and also to import CD-DA
- INPUT A-H and each track are equipped with 3-band EQ
- Automatic punch in/out
- Various edit functions (COPY INSERT, COPY PASTE, MOVE INSERT, MOVE PASTE, OPEN, CUT, SILENCE, CLONE TRACK, CLEAN OUT)
- Undo and Redo function with Undo history
- 8 dynamics effects
- Guitar effects
- Mix-down effects
- Mastering Effects
- Track bounce function
- Virtual track (8 virtual track per one track)
- Locate mark up to 99 at one song
- File transferring via USB2.0
- Chromatic tuner
- Dedicated AC adapter included
- 8 mono and 12 mono/stereo selectable tracks
- 21 faders (19 track-faders and one master fader)
The DP-32 has 12 selectable tracks between MONO or STEREO. These tracks provide more flexibility. For example, set to STEREO for recording synthesizer, or set to MONO when recording guitar or vocal. Not only that, you can create ideal settings for each track. (set #9 to #12 STEREO, then set #13 to #22 MONO) If all tracks are set to MONO the DP-32 becomes a 20-track multi track recorder.
21 faders eliminates layer structuring
The DP-32, even with the high number of tracks and features is one of the easiest multi-track recorders in the market to use. The DP-32 has 20 track-faders and one master fader. You can control any track with ease.
3.5 inch full-color LCD and the self-illuminated buttons
The DP-32 has a 3.5 inch LCD screen and select self-illuminated buttons, making it easy to view your entire creative process. Some of the illuminated buttons include (SOURCE, SELECT, REC, MUTE).
12 rotary knobs linked to the LCD to help increase easy operation
The DP-32 has rotary knobs to control qualities such as EQ, Effect Send and other related features.
Utilizing SD/SDHC media ensures confident recording
The DP-32 adopted use of SD/SDHC media. SD/SDHC cards provide secure shock resistance due to the absence of any rotary mechanism. File format of the DP-32 is FAT 16 or 32. You can find the recorded files on your computer when connected via USB.
Mounted TMSS ensures high-quality sampling rate conversion
The DP-32 can burn CD-R from 48kHz project with a dedicated SRC, TMSS (TASCAM Multi Stage Sampling rate converter). TASCAM performed many listening tests to certify the unit is capable of producing the highest quality sound. The DP-32 is capable of producing sound clearer than that of a computer.
8 XLR/TRS inputs, 8 channel recording, 32 tracks playback
Both units have 8 XLR-TRS combo inputs. You can record up to eight sources at one time.
INPUT A-H and each track are equipped with 3-band EQ
The equalizer for each track and each input are independent from other effects. Record like any professional studio with EQ for each individual track.
8 dynamics effects, guitar effects and mix-down effects
Use up to 8 dynamics effects at once, one for each input source. For example, utilize the built-in compressor effect for your bass, guitar and drums tracks. Along with that, the DP-32 has multiple guitar and mixing effects.
CD-R writing without the need for other devices
The DP-32 is equipped with a CD-R/RW drive and mastering effects for CD-R burning. TASCAM guarantees that there is no need for computers when recording with either of these units. The mastering effects section obtains Multi-Band Compressor, EQ, Noise-Shaping Dither, and a Normalize Effects. You can create a high-quality 2-track master file and burn to CD-R.
The headphone amplifier has a high output power of 70mW/ch
The headphone amplifier of the DP-32 provides easy monitoring in loud environments such as a rehearsal studios or live scenario.