By Andrew Liszewski
Proving that you don’t necessarily need a multi-million dollar studio to record music, Tascam’s DP-008 is a pocket-stretching mini studio in its own right letting you record 2 tracks simultaneously while building up an 8 track mix. Each track has its own row of knobs for adjusting levels, pan, EQ and effects which send to a built-in stereo reverb processor with settings like hall, stage etc.
It also includes 2 XLR inputs with phantom power, 2 1/4″ line inputs, a built in stereo electret condenser mic for recording a performance wherever you are and the ability to capture CD-quality sound (44.1kHz/16-bit) to SDHC cards up to 32GB in size. And when you’re done, your creation can be mixed down to a dedicated stereo track and exported as an uncompressed WAV file. ~$230 from Amazon which seems to currently have the cheapest price.