Digital 4-track Builds on 30 Years of Portastudios
Montebello, CA (October 27, 2008): TASCAM has announced the DP-004 Digital Pocketstudio, a portable four-track digital recorder. Based on 30 years of Portastudio® experience, the DP-004 retains the legendary ease-of-use of cassette-based four-track recorders but updates it with CD-quality digital recording. Instead of confounding menus and windows, the recorder uses a set of dedicated knobs and buttons for easy operation. A pair of unbalanced 1/4" inputs accept mic or line signals, or musicians can employ the built-in stereo microphone. A stereo mixdown track is also included, and tracks or mixes can be transferred to a computer using USB 2.0. Smaller than a paperback book, the DP-004 is portable enough to bring anywhere.
"TASCAM invented the field of home recording with our easy-to-operate Portastudios," said Paul Jenkins, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TASCAM. "The DP-004 is our most portable model yet, just plug in the included AA batteries and take it anywhere. It's the perfect holiday gift for students, songwriters and musicians"
The DP-004 records to SD Card media, and a 1GB card is included. It features autopunch recording, track editing and an undo function. A metronome and tuner are built-in, and the Input A jack accepts a guitar-level signal for direct recording. The DP-004 is shipping in November 2008 with an estimated street price of $199.
TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the pro audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Latin America. For additional information, contact:
TASCAM • 7733 Telegraph Road • Montebello, CA 90640 USA
(323) 726-0303 • www.tascam.com