Tascam DP-32SD 32-Track Digital Portastudio

Product #42739 | SKU DP-32SD | Tascam
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  • Record up to 8 Tracks Simultaneously
  • Records to SD/SDHC Cards
  • 21 Faders
  • Up to 32 Track Playback
  • 24-bit/48 kHz Resolution


Allowing you to record hands-on without the need for a computer, the DP-32SD 32-Track Digital Portastudio from Tascam can track up to 8 sources simultaneously with support for up to 32 tracks on playback. It features 8 combo XLR/TRS mic preamplifier inputs, with the eighth input also supporting Hi-Z sources such as guitar and bass. For hands-on control of your mix, the unit has 21 total faders (including the master), as well as a variety of AEQ, compression, and guitar-based effects for tweaking your mix.

The unit records directly to SD and SDHC cards. Additionally, you can export your tracks to an external computer via the unit's USB port. A power supply, 2 GB SD card, and a USB cable are included.


12 Mono/Stereo Selectable Faders
The recorder has 12 selectable tracks between MONO or STEREO. Use a STEREO track for recording synthesiser, or set the track to MONO when recording guitar or vocal. Not only that, you can create independent settings for each track (set #9 to #12 STEREO, then set #13 to #22 MONO)

21 Faders Eliminates Layer Structuring
The device features 21 total faders, one of which is assigned as the master fader

3.5" Colour LCD and Self-Illuminated Buttons
The DP-32SD has a 3.5" LCD screen and select self-illuminated buttons, to view your entire creative process. Some of the illuminated buttons include SOURCE, SELECT, REC, MUTE

12 Rotary Knobs
The DP-32SD has employed rotary knobs to control qualities such as AEQ, Effect Send and other related features

Records to SD/SDHC Media
The DP-32SD uses SD/SDHC media. These cards provide secure shock resistance due to the absence of any moving parts. The file format in the DP-32SD is FAT 16 or 32. You can transfer the recorded files to your computer via USB

8 XLR/TRS Inputs, 8 Channel Recording,
The DP-32SD has 8 XLR/TRS combo inputs. You can record up to eight sources at one time

3-Band AEQ
Input A-H and each track are equipped with 3-band AEQ. The equaliser for each track and each input are independent from other effects. Record with AEQ for each individual track

8 Dynamic Effects, Guitar Effects, and Mix-Down Effects
Use up to 8 dynamics effects at once, one for each input source. For example, utilise the built-in compressor effect for your bass, guitar and drum tracks. In addition, the DP-32SD has multiple guitar and mixing effects

Built-In Digital Mastering
The unit is equipped with mastering effects for finished-sounding mixes. There is no need for computers when recording and mixing. The mastering effects section includes a Multi-Band Compressor, AEQ, Noise-Shaping Dither, and a Normalise Effects. You can create a 2-track master file for transfer to your computer and delivering to CD mastering or sharing online

Headphone Amplifier
The headphone amplifier provides ample monitoring in loud environments such as a rehearsal studios or live performance

  • Track bounce function
  • Virtual tracks (8 virtual tracks per one track)
  • Locate mark up to 99 at one song
  • Chromatic tuner


Playback Channels 32
Recording Media SD Card (512 MB to 2 GB)
SDHC Card (4 to 32 GB)
File System SD Card: FAT16
SDHC Card: FAT32
Inputs Inputs A to H:
Connectors: Combo XLR/TRS connectors, (1: GND, 2: Hot, 3: Cold), balanced
Input Impedance: XLR: 2.4 kΩ TRS: 22 kΩ or more; Input H Set to Guitar: 1 MΩ
Nominal Input Level: XLR: -14 dBu; TRS: +4 dBu
Maximum Input Level: XLR: +2 dBu, TRS: +20 dBu
Stereo Output Connector: RCA pin jack, unbalanced
Output Impedance: 200 Ω
Nominal Output Level: -10 dBV
Maximum Output Level: +6 dBV
Effect Sends Connector: 1/4" (6.3 mm) TS phone jack, unbalanced
Output Impedance: 200 Ω
Nominal Output Level: -10 dBV
Maximum Output Level: +6 dBV
Monitor Output Connector: 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS phone jack, balanced
Output Impedance: 200 Ω
Nominal Output Level: -2 dBV
Maximum Output Level: +14 dBV
Headphones Connector: 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS phone jack
Maximum Output Level: 70 mW + 70 mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, 32 Ω loaded)
USB Connector: USB Mini-B type 4-pin
Format: USB 2.0 High-Speed mass-storage class
Remote Connector: 2.5mm TRS jack
Power Dedicated AC Adapter
Power Consumption 12 W (when supplying phantom power)
Operating Temperature 5 to 35° C
System Requirements Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
CPU: Pentium 300 MHz or more
Memory: 128 MB or more
USB: USB 2.0

Mac: OS X 10.6 to 10.10
CPU: Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 266MHz or more
Memory: 64 MB or more
USB: USB 2.0
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/-1 dB, input to stereo out/effect sends/monitor out)
Signal to Noise Ratio 90 dB or greater (input to stereo out/effect sends/monitor out)
THD 0.01% or less (input to stereo out/effect sends/monitor out)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 514 x 104 x 340 mm
Weight 6.20 kg

In The Box

  • Tascam DP-32SD 32-Track Digital Portastudio
  • Power Adapter
  • 2 GB SD Card
  • USB Cable


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  • Shane
    Amazing pc free audio recording, highly recommended product from Teac, many thanks.
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  • Mark
    Great unit Does what I need it to do. Inserts are great for running my external analog effects through the unit. Great service from Rubber Monkey. 3 business day delivery from NZ to Geelong Australia. 5 stars
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  • Product: Tascam DP-32SD 32-Track Digital Portastudio
  • Manufacturer: Tascam
  • Model: DP-32SD
  • SKU: DP-32SD
  • RM Product #: 42739

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