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Tascam DP-24 Digital Portastudio Multi-track Recorder : Review

DP-24 Digital Portastudio

Advanced and modern

It is the successor of the 2488Neo and provides some innovations that make it, like always with Tascam, an excellent device. The wide color LCD display shows all the most important information, and each element of the front panel is designed to make the job fast and easy.

Specs and features

Tracks

8 for the simultaneous recording, at 48kHz/24-bit resolution. 24 for the playback.

For the data

It stores audio on an SD card, or SDHC, so up to 32GB. In addition, it features a built-in CD/RW.

Direct input

For guitar or bass. It features also a control for the level of the signal.

Equalization

Each track is equipped with a dedicated EQ section.

The multi-effects

It can be used for the direct signal and for the mastering. It provides also a speaker emulator.

MIDI

It features the IN and the OUT, but not the THRU, so it cannot be synchronized with another device.

Inputs

The 8 XLRs are balanced and provide the Phantom Power for professional mics. LINE/GUITAR, with the dedicated control for the level of the signal, can be used to play the guitar directly into the recorder.

45mm faders

The DP-24 provides a dedicated 45mm fader for each track and for the master volume.

For the editing

COPY INSERT, COPY PASTE, MOVE INSERT, MOVE PASTE, OPEN, CUT, SILENCE, CLONE TRACK, CLEAN OUT, AUTO PUNCH IN/OUT.

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