Tascam Portastudio 244
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Mamaz 02/22/2008

Tascam Portastudio 244 : Mamaz's user review

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Why buy that old thing? To have preamplification worthy of the name.
My RME card does not have a preamp, and I was also looking for software other than EQ.
So I use it as a preamp.
There is not making a high impedance for guitar and bass, so better to go through an amp or guitar or bass preamp before going into the tascam.

From the outset, I particularly like the vintage look with the view to the old meters, but more importantly, the sound! The eq is very useful to me to emphasize certain frequencies, it is very effective.

There are four mono tracks with EQ, gain, and modulator impedance line, mic,
(No phantom power supply)

It can connect jack or in synch with the sound card or other tube preamp and return to your favorite sequencer, and there ... heat gain is a remarkable guitar tracks, bass, anything goes!
To give you an example of the power pre-amp, window open, I plugged in stereo a pair of condenser microphones in my room, put a headphone and increased the gain little by little: there is a train that passes by 1 km from my house, and although it seemed it was 150 meters, and the amount the bass had was 60hz, I felt the earth tremble!
But I realized that with such a preamp, you must remove the computer from the recording room ...

Purchased second hand I got it for one hundred euro in excellent condition, but frankly even up to 300 euro or more it's worth it because it is a rarity.
I would definitely repeat again this election!
This is my first analog console, worthy of the name, until I get a real one. Ideal to give a punch to your songs, be it rock, reagge, blues, folk, jazz.
It's a small killing in terms of value for money.