Tascam DP-02CF
Tascam DP-02CF

DP-02CF, Digital Multrack-studio from Tascam.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 6 reviews )
 1 user review17 %
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Value For Money : Excellent
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ericthegreat's review"Better than other models"

Tascam DP-02CF
The Tascam DP 02CF is really great and easy to use with a great price. Only thing you will have to get is a larger CF card if you want to record more than one song. For me the best thing about this recorder is that you can be up and recording in a matter of seconds. I used a computer interface for awhile but it just took too long. Not great for a band, unless you have a mixer, since the recorder only has two inputs. After you are done recording all you do is transfer your work over to your computer and edit and burn a CD. Only down side is there are no on-board effects or reverb but you can only get so much for such a low price.


The Tascam DP 02f system has a great sound. I run all my guitars, acoustic and electric, through my half stack head and straight to the recorder. It gets a really nice sound to it. My electronic drums record very well too. One thing that I had to figure out was that after recording, realizing i don’t like the track, re-doing it and recording again. the system saves each recording so u can go back and pick it if you decide u liked it. so when you're done recording, you must delete the history or it will take up a lot of memory


Sounds Great


If you are looking for a quick, easy, and cheap way to record your music, at CD quality, fast then check out this unit .It's a great machine, and eight tracks gives me more than enough to lay down two or three voices and still have room for five instruments. The downside or thing that I dislike about the Tascam DP 02cf is that the navigation is difficult sometimes, because you will have to hold 1 button to get to a certain screen and hit another one at the same time. I just feel like that is too much for a little screen like this.


Somadlatéci's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Convenient for me, but limited."

Tascam DP-02CF
Digital connectivity.

8 tracks, the two inputs.

Possibility of transferring the mastering of several tracks into one, which can potentially greatly increase the number of real track.

Storage Compact Flash card.

Details are here: http://tascam.com/product/dp-02cf/


Easy to use although the manual is needed quickly.
Fortunately, the manual is very clear and allows you to navigate between functions.
The menu tree is special, you should know what to do instead of searching menus.


The sound is clean.

There is no effect. May be added but must necessarily pass through a single stereo jack.

Nothing to say about the dynamic, well I think.


I've had five years.

It is simple and allows me to record my pieces.

It has a small problem with sensitivity buttons, sometimes you have to press down. He sometimes block completely, but it happened to me twice in 5 years.

I have not tried it before you buy it, just read the reviews of this forum and others.

I got it for 355 euros with some low-end equipment available, and I think another type ministudio either would have cost too much, or I would have lost in unnecessary functions for me.

With experience, I do not know, I might have opted for computer recording via an external sound card.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DP-02CF
This little 8-track Portastudio is for "no CD burner" DP-02, it stores data on Compact Flash cards and allows exporting data to a PC through a USB cable.


First, what is for me the big highlight this model: the Portastudio is really easy to use, it is far from models of the countless functions gadget boss (I think especially the drum machine). All functions are accessible without getting lost in menus is really happy!


The sound is very neutral, no breath is generated but it is not normal on a 4-track K7 after all.
Overall I am satisfied with the report after mixing my demos are clear and there are many different instruments.


I use it for almost a year, I did not hesitate too much as this model I was immediately put into trust, it is robust, well thought out and truly plug n play. Attention all the time because it does not entail beatbox unlike its competitors, but they are generally unusable (especially at Boss) so no regrets.
I recorded a bunch of demos with no unpleasant surprises, however it will invest in a compact flash card 4 GB hope 1/2h record music that came with the camera does not record more than a ten minute of sound in a configuration drums / guitar / bass / vocals.
If there was a black spot, I would say that the export mix is ​​a bit long (usually several minutes) but I quibble.
I really recommend this product to all those who are angry with the computer, I experienced many setbacks on PC and this device really helped me move forward to focus on music.

ghighi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DP-02CF
Ministudio digital, as all now. No complaints, see the features of the manufacturer!
Data storage is on SD card. Note that the animal accepts (according to the manual) cards up to 8 GB This is not the case with its competitors!
Speaking of competitors, I released a Boss BR 6, which I was very disappointed because of its too small and too many "possibilities". I put quotes because it turns out that by offering too many things they really hurt! The Boss is a real gas plant intended for children's fingers.
With the Tascam, what happiness!! Much simpler and logical to use for a musician (the Boss is for a computer) with pan controls, treble, bass, etc., to dial like the old good times, what logic!
The air of nothing, the bike is much larger, and therefore much more "readable". Heavier too, and here's a good sign (think a former salesman Hi-Fi: between 2 amps at the same price, take the heavier, this means that the power supply is beefier, so it will last longer . The reasoning is valid in every family of electronic instruments, even if it is not always the power supply is at stake. a rule: always be wary of what is small and light, as it is programmed to not last!)
To the resulting sound recordings: great! Almost too (you can hear all the crap that you can do), but surprisingly with Tascam. It is a branch of TEAC. There have always been of high quality product at an affordable price, and obviously they continue! When I think that there are people to buy Boss (and I was, but this is definitely finished) I'm dreaming. Tascam Vive!


Super simple, almost as simple as an analog.


Super dynamic. Péchu at will!


3 months of use. That happiness. An unbeatable value for money.

maximhouse's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DP-02CF
A view on the site.


Operation is very simple! One branch and recorded. Just assign the entry to one of the 8 available tracks. (Keep in Stereo first for the final mix). I'm sorry the only entrance for a microphone. Otherwise, the menus are easily accessible, just an hour to learn to use it. Count a little more for the functions of Cut, Loop, ...
The manual is quite clear though often lacking information because els are either nonexistent or poorly explained. Thank God for internet and forums = P


Very good sound, clean, without breath, ...
I use a microphone Apex 135 and I am very happy with the sound coming out of the Tascam.
it's not professional models but to make it widely, more than enough.
The effects on the DP02 CF, there is not necessary to add a small multi-purpose.
I think the dynamics are respected! Really happy with the sound for the price of the recorder!


I use it for 4 months and I am satisfied! No problem with the moment except that I toasted my card!
What I like most is the ease of recording.
What I like least is the "difficulty" of export of computer. You can not use it while it is connected to the computer and the time of conversion. WAV is a bit long but nothing to worry about. Must find fault =).
I use Cubase because in addition to the tracks are mostly inadequate.
Very good quality / price ratio.
If it again I think I buy the same. Perhaps a recorder with more tracks like the Korg D3200 (not the same price as S =)

kelvar_le_vrai's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DP-02CF


The manual is clear and quick read, it can use all the possibilities of this device.
I use it to record bass, guitar and voice in home studio. Trs is easy to use, one branch, we select the track and on RECORD.


The sound is clean trs, trs hear little breath, and in addition it is my hardware dt.


I use it for a few days, this product correcpond done everything I expected. He is not crammed with optional equipment such as boss (ie, box, multi-rate effects and tuners), I think it's an advantage, we quickly found there. Also, I have prfre a device that records properly and a box of quality that a shuffled rhythm of two who would not do well.
The report price-quality is good, what is more, in introductory offer, there was a compact in the box.
To find out if I would do this purchase, it will see how my views will evolve over time.