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Item Reviews for: Tascam DP02 Portastudio Multitrack Recorder  -  TAS DP02 LIST

Good Home Recording for Classic MusicHeads
By: Brownie from Fort Wayne Indiana      Submitted: 1/18/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Seems to be well made, I guess, hard to judge. Feels similar to most other electronic units I've used over the last couple years. It's no Soviet train, but not really flimsy either. Standard. Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Though I had to dig through the manual to find out how to use it to it's full potential, the EQ and effects options are very large and make for lots of versatility in sound. Don't overlook this feature! Oh yeah, and price is definitely right! Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Very easy to use in most aspects, though a few features take a little more digging through the manual to access. Still, very organic in it's feel to musicheads accustomed to recording. Not nearly as complex as the computer based crowd of USB/Firewire recording interfaces. So for an older jammer like myself, this makes it very attractive. Sound How is the tone? Love the sound. Doesn't sound overly digital/computer/electronic, even though I guess technically it is. Easy to get a very analog, old school sound from recordings on this unit, which is what I aim for. After all, when the music hits your eardrum it's ANALOG, innit? Reliability How has it stood up over time? Seems to be made to last, though I worry a bit about the buttons going mushy on me. I keep it covered at all times when not in use, and I'm gentle with the buttons and controllers and that should help make it last a bit longer. We'll see in a few years. General Your general opinion of this product. Totally happy with it so far.
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