DP-03SD - Tascam DP-03SD 8-track Digital Portastudio Default title
DP-03SD - Tascam DP-03SD 8-track Digital Portastudio Default title
DP-03SD - Tascam DP-03SD 8-track Digital Portastudio Default title
DP-03SD - Tascam DP-03SD 8-track Digital Portastudio Default title

Tascam DP-03SD 8-track Digital Portastudio

Stock code: Tascam DP-03SD new
  • Two XLR mic inputs with phantom power
  • Dedicated stereo mixdown track
  • Two-band shelving EQ per track and on both inputs
  • On-board Reverb processor to polish your mixes
  • Built-in tuner and metronome
  • Workstation-style editing with copy, move, open, cut etc.
RRP £319.99
£229.17 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Tascam DP-03SD 8-track digital portastudio

The DP-03SD is an affordable way to get into Tascam’s famed Portastudio system of making recording simple and affordable for musicians. This 8-track digital recorder captures your music at CD quality to affordable SD cards, and a 4GB card is already included with the recorder. With built-in microphones, effects and mastering, the DP-03SD provides everything musicians need to record and share their music.

The Tascam DP-03SD is one of the simplest, best-sounding ways to share your music with the world.

Easily record in any setting

A pair of stereo condenser microphones is built into the front panel of the DP-03SD, helpful for capturing a rehearsal, live performance or songwriting ideas. Also included are a pair of high-quality XLR microphone preamps with phantom power for condenser microphones. 6.3-mm line input jacks are also available, and an instrument-level switch allows you to record a guitar or bass without a direct box.

Plenty of options for a speedy workflow

Routing the inputs to one of the eight tracks is simple, and you can record two at a time until you fill up all eight. A tuner and metronome are built-in for tight-sounding tracks, each with its own dedicated button for quick access. Tracks can be edited with commands like copy/paste, silence, clone and undo. Bouncing is also available, even bouncing all eight tracks down to one or two. There’s even the option to import a WAV file through USB.

Create your own sound

Each track has its own send to a stereo reverb processor as well as two-band shelving EQ. Once you’ve perfected your mix with the 45-mm faders, pan knobs, reverb and EQ, record it to the dedicated stereo master track. Your mix can be processed with mastering effects like EQ and limiting for a tight, modern sound. When you’re satisfied, transfer your mix to a computer over USB.


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Spec Specification
GeneralRecording mediaSD card (512 MB – 2 GB) or
SDHC card (4–32 GB)
File systemMTR partition: TASCAM original
FAT partition: FAT32
Microphones2 x Omni-directional condenser microphone
Analogue inputs and outputsInputs A and B, balancedXLR
Nominal input impedance2.4 kΩ
Nominal input level–16 dBu
Maximum input level0 dBu
Input A, balanced6.3-mm TRS jack
When INPUT A switch is set to MIC/LINE
Nominal input impedance≥10 kΩ
Nominal input level+4 dBu
Maximum input level+24 dBu
When INPUT A switch is set to GUITAR
Nominal input impedance≥1 MΩ
Nominal input level–2 dBV
Maximum input level+14 dBV
Input B, balanced6.3-mm TRS jack
Nominal input impedance≥10 kΩ
Nominal input level+4 dBu
Maximum input level+24 dBu
Line OutputRCA (unbalanced)
Nominal output impedance1 kΩ
Nominal output level–10 dBV
Maximum output level+6 dBV
Phones Output6.3-mm stereo jack
Maximum output power40 mW + 40 mW (THD+N: ≤0.1 %, into 32 Ω)
Other inputs and outputsUSB portMini-B type USB connector
FormatUSB 2.0 HIGH SPEED, mass storage class
REMOTE port2.5-mm jack (for RC-3F footswitch)
Audio performanceFrequency response20 Hz – 20 kHz, +1 dB/–3 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio≥90 dB
Total harmonic distortion≤0.01 %
Computer requirementsWindowsPentium 300 MHz or faster
128 MB or more memory
USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
MacPower PC, iMac, G3, G4 266 MHz or faster
64 MB or more memory
USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
Recommended USB host controllerIntel chipset
Power supply and other specificationsExternal power adapterTASCAM PS-1225L (included)
AC input100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 1 A
DC output12 V, 2.5 A
Power consumption5 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)290 mm x 54 mm x 207 mm
Weight1.4 kg
Operating temperature range5–35 °C
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