Tascam DP-03SD Digital Portastudio 8-Track Recorder

Product #42738 | SKU DP-03SD | Tascam
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  • 8x Track Faders & 1x Master Fader
  • Records to SD/SDHC Cards
  • 2x Built-In Stereo Condenser Mics
  • 2x XLR Mic/Line Inputs
  • 2x 1/4" Inputs


The DP-03 Digital Portastudio 8-Track Recorder from Tascam is a multitrack digital recorder capable of recording 2 channels simultaneously for up to 8 channels total. The DP-03 records 16-bit/44.1 kHz resolution audio to SD/SDHC cards and can export your mix it to your computer via USB.

The unit has 2 mic/line selectable XLR inputs in addition to dual 1/4" line ins, one of which can function as an instrument input for direct recording of guitar or bass. 8 channel faders and 1 master fader provide hands-on mixing, while built-in AEQ, compression, and reverb help you shape your tracks. Additionally, the DP-03 has a built-in tuner and metronome. A 2GB SD card and power supply are included.


Recording Media
File System MTR Partition: Tascam original
FAT Partition: FAT32
Built-In Mic: Stereo omnidirectional
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
Quantisation Bit-Rate: 16-bit
Connectors 2x Balanced XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)
2x 1/4" (6.3 mm) Balanced TRS jacks
Input Impedance XLR: 2.4 kΩ
TRS: 10 kΩ or more (Mic/Line), 10 MΩ (Guitar)
Nominal Input Level XLR: -16 dBu
TRS: +4 dBV
Maximum Input Level XLR: 0 dBu
TRS: +24 dBV
Line Outputs
Connectors 2x Unbalanced RCA pin jacks
Nominal Output Level -10 dBV
Maximum Output Level +6 dBV
Headphone Output
Connector 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack
Maximum Output Level 40 mW + 40 mW, 32 Ω loaded
Connector 1x 0.1" 2.5 mm TS jack
Connector Mini-B type
Format USB 2.0 High-Speed mass storage class
Equaliser Hi: +/-12 dB, 1.7 kHz to 18 kHz
Lo: +/-12 dB, 32 Hz to 1.6 kHz
Reverb Presets: Hall 1, Hall 2, Room, Studio, Plate 1, Plate 2
Compressor Controls: Threshold, Ratio, Level
Multiband Presets: 9
Single-Band Presets: 4
Normalise This function detects the highest volume level and raises the overall volume until the highest level reaches the maximum limit
Metronome Tempo: 20 to 250 BPM
Beat: 1 to 12
Tuner Chromatic Mode: C3 to B5
Oscillator Mode: C3 to B5, 435 to 445 Hz
Audio Performance
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB (Input to Line Output)
Signal to Noise Ratio 90 dB or more (Input to Line Output)
Distortion 0.01% or less (Input to Line Output)
System Requirements
Operating System Requirements Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Mac: OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4), Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard (V10.6.8), OS X Lion (V10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (V10.8)
Power Dedicated AC adapter (TASCAM PS-1225L, included)
Power Consumption 10 W (when phantom power supplying)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 290.0 x 54.1 x 207.2 mm
Weight 1.8 kg

In The Box

  • Tascam DP-03SD Digital Portastudio 8-Track Recorder
  • PS-1225L 12V Power Supply
  • 2GB SD Card


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  • Product: Tascam DP-03SD Digital Portastudio 8-Track Recorder
  • Manufacturer: Tascam
  • Model: DP-03SD
  • SKU: DP-03SD
  • RM Product #: 42738

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