By Andrew Liszewski
Just because your YouTube videos look like crap because they were shot with a cellphone, it doesn’t mean they have to sound like crap too. While it might not be quite as pocketable as a cellphone, Tascam’s new Digital Pocketstudio DP-004 serves as a highly portable, 4-channel recording and mixing studio. It features a built-in microphone but also has the appropriate inputs for connecting an external mic or other instruments and audio gear as needed.
It’s got 1GB of built-in memory, but that can easily be expanded through the use of SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB in size which should allow for hours and hours of recording capacity at 44.1kHz/16-bit. (CD-quality sound.) And instead of a built-in rechargeable battery, it uses 4 AAs which provide about 8 to 8 1/2 hours of continuous recording or playback. The Tascam DP-004 will be officially released in Japan on November 20th for about $250.