Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tascam Pocket Studio

I just got a new toy necessary tool for musical expression. The Tascam DP-004 Pocket Studio is a 4-track recorder/stereo mixer that records to an SD card, making it possible to mix a song and then download it to your computer via a USB cable. From there, it can be sent electronically or burned to a disc.

As you can see, the unit is pretty small. It's small size, ability to run on 4-AA cells, and the built-in microphones allow you to use it as a portable recorder. Or, you can plug in the AC converter, plug in exterior mics to the two 1/4" jacks, and use it as a home studio mixer.

Built-in microphones

I have been looking for something like this, for quite a while. I'm not too confident that we are going to get the studio room at Metro (and, if we do, I don't know what kind of recording equipment they have), so I may be recording here at Dexter Street Studios. Musician's friend had these on close-out, and the price was just too good to pass up.

So, now I just have to learn how to use it. It looks pretty simple (no software to download, or anything), but I am pretty much able to screw up even the easiest instructions. So, I will be experimenting with it a bit, here and there, before trying to actually record anything for real.

Now, to find the rest of the band....


1 comment:

Oldfool said...

Oh yeah, that's a necessary tool. I just got 8 wall hangers to hang all these guitars (ukes, bass, etc) so there will be room to walk in my very small house. None of them are mine and I haven't heard any of them played lately.
There is a trumpet in there somewhere but I think the budding musician (grandson) is playing the bone-a-fone more than anything else these days.