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Tascam Portastudio DP-03SD 8-Track Digital Multitrack Recorder (Open Box)

The DP-03SD is the latest Portastudio in Tascam’s long history of making recording simple and affordable for musicians.


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The DP-03SD Digital Portastudio is a digital recorder capable of recording 2 channels simultaneously for up to 8 channels total. The DP-03SD records 16-bit/44.1kHz resolution audio to SD/SDHC cards and can export your mix to your computer via USB. The unit has 2 mic/line selectable XLR inputs in addition to dual 1/4" line ins, one of which can function as an instrument input. 8-channel faders and 1 master fader provide hands-on mixing, while built-in EQ compression and reverb help shape your tracks.

The 8-track digital recorder captures your music at CD quality to affordable SD/SDHC cards, and a 2GB card is included with the recorder. With built-in microphones, effects and mastering, the DP-03 provides everything musicians need to record and share their music.

A pair of stereo condenser microphones is built into the front panel of the DP-03, helpful for capturing a rehearsal, live performance or songwriting ideas. Also included are a pair of high-quality XLR microphone preamps with phantom power for condenser microphones. 1/4” line inputs are also available, and an instrument-level switch allows you to record a guitar or bass without a direct box. A three-button footswitch, the RC-3F, is available for control and punch in.

Routing the inputs to one of the eight tracks is simple, and you can record two at a time until you fill up all eight. A tuner and metronome are built-in for tight-sounding tracks, each with its own dedicated button for quick access. Track can be edited with commands like copy/paste, silence, clone track and undo. Bouncing is also available, even bouncing all eight tracks down to one or two, plus the option to import a recording through USB.

Each track has its own send to a stereo reverb processor as well as two-band shelving EQ. Once you’ve perfected your mix with the 45mm faders, pan knobs, reverb and EQ, record it to the dedicated stereo master track. Your mix can be processed with mastering effects like EQ and limiting for a tight, modern sound. When you’re satisfied, transfer your mix to a computer over USB 2.0.

  • 8x Track Faders & 1x Master Fader
  • Records to SD/SDHC Cards
  • 2x Built-in Stereo Condenser Mics
  • 2x XLR Mic/Line Inputs
  • 2x 1/4" Inputs
  • Records 2 Tracks Simultaneously
  • Built-in EQ, Compression, Reverb
  • Includes 2GB SD Card

Things You Will Get:

  • Multitrack Recorder
  • Power Supply
  • SD Card
  • Warranty Card
  • Owner's Manual


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Series Digital Portastudios
Model DP-03
Media SD card (64MB to 2GB)
SDHC card(4GB to 32GB)
Connectors 6.3mm(1/4") TRS-jack, BALANCED
Input impedance 10k ohms or more
Nominal input level +4dBV
Maximum input level +24dBV

Connectors RCA pin-jack, UNBALANCED
Nominal output level -10dBV
Maximum output level +6dBV

Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack

REMOTE Connector: 2.5mm TS jack
USB Connector: Mini-B type
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
Microphone Type Built-in Omni Directional
Audio Resolution 16-bit/44.1kHz
EQ Yes
EQ Type Hi +/-12dB, 1.7kHz to18kHz
Lo +/-12dB, 32Hz to1.6kHz
Compressor Yes
Compression Type Compressor: THRESHOLD, RATIO, LEVEL
Multi-band presets: 9
Single-band presets: 4
Tuner Chromatic mode: C3 to B5
Oscllator mode: C3 to B5, 435Hz to 445Hz
Metronome TEMPO: 20 to 250(BMP)
BEAT: 1 to 12
Other Features Normalize function detects the highest volume level and raises the overall volume until the highest level reaches the maximum limit.

Power consumption 10W (when phantom power supplying)

Operating system requirements Windows OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 Macintosh OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4), Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7), OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
Weight 3.97 lbs.
Dimensions 11.4 x 2.1 x 8.2 inches (WxHxD)
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. Heads and disk drives are warrantied for 90 days. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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