For years, I used an old Tascam cassette 4-track (424), and I never got rid of it because it always worked, and it was very easy to operate. Unlike a lot of digital home recorders out there, the Tascam DP-01FX works with the same ease as the old 4-tracks, but you can do so much more with it. Also, the tracks never sound tinny, as is often the case on digital home recording equipment, and there's no hiss/machine noise whatsoever. What I like most about the unit is that you can use it as its own built-in recorder/mixer/effects unit, or you can use it to record tracks, and then easily upload those tracks into a computer mixing program. I'm not the most computer literate person in the world, and I have a Mac. These are usually big issues when it comes to compatibility and operation. In the case of the DP-01FX, though there was no issue. Importing from and exporting to the unit is unbelievably simple. I haven't had the need for the built-in effects, but I wanted the XLR inputs, so I bought this unit instead of the DP-01. It cost more, but was definitely worth the price, which, overall, is not going to break the bank .
The Tascam DP 01FX is very easy to operate since each feature has a individual know, so you won?t have to go through several menu screens. The unit has phantom power, which is always a good idea to have.
sounds great with all styles of music.
I use the Tascam DP 01 FX digital recorder for everything. It is extremely easy to operate and all the mixing can be done on the recorder or the tracks can be exported to other software for further mixing. A great deal for the price. I was able to understand and use this product the first day I got it. Great for beginners and great for more experienced home studios musicians. I highly recommend this product.
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Ramblestone's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
8-track recording with CD quality uncompressed. (Up to 2 simultaneous)
A-40 gigabytes hard drive for unlimited creativity: 8 tracks at 44.1 kHz - 16 bits = 17 h 00 registration.
-Two Mic / Line inputs (Jack), one switchable to guitar connected directly your microphones, synths, guitars, drum machines ...
-Two XLR microphone inputs with 48V phantom power
-Output MIDI Timecode or MIDI Clock: synchronize a drum machine or MIDI sequencer with your song.
Out-pedal PUNCH IN / OUT (ref RC-30P) launch your recording without releasing the handle of your guitar.
-Each channel has a level control, 2-band EQ, effect send and PAN.
- "Multi-effects" and "Reverb" Integrated
-FX sends with stereo return: use a box of externalities to work your registration ..
Edit your compos-like on a workstation: copy, adds, moves, creates curls, eliminates unwanted noise, removes sequences, said the silence ...
-Function "Report of the tracks" 8-track is too tight? You can then see your tracks on two stereo tracks, and thus free virgin 6.
-Up to 999 markers per song identification customizable: make your sequences, couplets or early vote ...
CD Burner built-compatible CD-R / + RW: severe your mixes on CD and importing or exporting WAV files.
-USB 2.0 port for data exchange with a computer
Analog-Output (RCA) and digital (SPDIF)
Just needs a metronome so I put 9
Super easy to use, very intuitive.
No need to read all the documentation to register, just qques required in specific functions a more accurate reading but overall a simple look at the record you will know 90% of features.
All functions are easily accessible, no need to use the hands and feet simultaneously to trigger an effect )
This is a recording studio complete stand-alone, no computer required to complete anything, everything is in the beast.
The sound is very good, the converters are transparent, no cracking in the beginning or during recording, the edition of very practical features.
After the sound really depends on your personal sound recording