TASCAM has revealed a new recording device called the DP-004 Digital Pocketstudio, the DP-004 is a portable four-track digital recorder. TASCAM has more than 30 years of Portastudio innovation, the DP-004 maintains their legendary ease-of-use of cassette-based four-track recorders but enhances it with CD-quality digital recording technology.
Instead of confounding menus and windows, the Pocketstudio uses a set of dedicated buttons and knobs for easy operation. A pair of unbalanced 1/4″ inputs accept line or mic signals, or musicians can employ the nifty little built-in stereo microphone. In addition, a stereo mixdown track is also included, and tracks or mixes can be easily transferred to a computer using USB 2.0. Another thing that we find cool about the DP-004, it’s smaller than a paperback book and is portable enough to bring anywhere.
“TASCAM invented the field of home recording with our easy-to-operate Portastudios,” said Paul Jenkins, VP 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 an SD Card, TASCAM also was kind enough to include a 1GB media card with the device. It features autopunch recording, track editing and an undo function. A tuner and metronome are built-in, and the Input “A” jack accepts a guitar-level signal for direct recording. The DP-004 will be available in November 2008 with an estimated street price of $199. For more information, visit their web site at www.tascam.com.