Any feedback on the Tascam DP02?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by kselbee, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. kselbee

    kselbee Member

    Feb 22, 2003
    Northeast OH
    I've been considering getting a higher end multitracker and was wondering if anyone here has experience with the Tascam DP02. How are the preamps? How are the effects? Is there a modeller for guitars and bass? Also, doesn't it have virtual tracks like the Boss stuff? Since there's no built in drum machine, how is it at MIDI connectivity to a drum machine? Any other feedback?
  2. Washburnmemphis

    Washburnmemphis Member

    Jan 26, 2006
    Ontario, Canada

    Also interested in hearing about the Tascam DP02.
  3. sears

    sears Member

    Jan 23, 2004
    ec md
    I'm surprised that it only does 16 bit. Tascam 2488 and 788 both did 24.
  4. mcuguitar

    mcuguitar Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2007
    If it only does 16 bit, forget it, and get the Tascam 2488. I have one, and I love it. For what it costs, it pretty much unbeatable.
  5. AshlandBump

    AshlandBump Silver Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    The country I come from is called the Midwest.
    We had a Yamaha AW1600 to record demos -- worked very well and not that hard to figure out. It does 24 bit too.
  6. Fineblend

    Fineblend Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    Ok cool, for the first time being on this board I can offer some hands on advice!

    Heres the short version: Excellent, ease to use (even after reading the manual), great sound quality at this price and even has an effects loop which many other multitracks do not have with the exception of the Fostex HD16.

    Now a little in depth: I have the compact flash version, prices for these cards have gone down and are quite affordable the bigger sizes out there. I record myself but two tracks can record at the same time so forget recording an entire band in a live situation with two or more mics, but regardless this thing is so damn simple to use, format, save cut paste and edit, usb connectivity if you do not have a compact flash reader, the Hard Drive version comes with effects along with a the ability to burn cds as well. There is a MIDI OUT that will can hookup to a drum machine no problem, modelers no, but like I said the hundred dollar DP02 comes with the effects and not the hundred dollars less DP02CF that I have (same unit just more barebones)

    But honestly, if you have your sights on a more "high end" MT, I'd go with the above selection or any of the other fine selections out there, but I'm glad I could give back some information and help that I find here on these boards! Good luck!

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