Tascam DP-32SD 32-Track Digital Portastudio Multi-Track Audio Recorder,8 XLR Inputs, effects, Mastering, Color Screen

(10 customer reviews)



32-Track Digital Portastudio Recorder

Features at a glance :
  • Simultaneous 32 track playback
  • Integrated 40-input mixer to mixdown the 32 playback tracks with the 8 inputs or for bouncing
  • Simultaneous 8 track recording


32-Track Digital Portastudio

The DP-32SD Digital Portastudio records an unmatched 32 tracks to solid-state media. Up to eight tracks can be recorded at a time through its combination XLR and 1⁄4” combo jacks. Input processing like compression and limiting are available during recording, as well as guitar amp simulation and multi-effects for use with the instrument-level input. With its great sound, powerful features and easy operation, the DP-32SD is TASCAM’s biggest Portastudio yet.

Main Features

21 faders eliminates layer structuring

The DP-32, even with the high number of tracks, is one of the easiest multi-track recorders in the market to use. The The DP-32SD has 20 track-faders and one master fader. You can control any track with ease.

3.5″ full-color LCD and self-illuminated buttons

The DP-32SD has a 3.5″ LCD screen and select self-illuminated buttons, making it easy to view your entire creative process. Some of the illuminated buttons include (SOURCE, SELECT, REC, MUTE).

12 rotary knobs linked to the LCD

The DP-24/32 have similarly employed rotary knobs to control qualities such as EQ, Effect Send and other related features.

Utilizing SD/SDHC media ensures confident recording

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.

Additional information

Weight 6.2 kg
Dimensions 51.31 × 10.52 cm
Item Weight

‎6.2 kg

Product Dimensions

‎34.04 x 51.31 x 10.52 cm; 6.2 Kilograms

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Date First Available

24 April 2018



10 reviews for Tascam DP-32SD 32-Track Digital Portastudio Multi-Track Audio Recorder,8 XLR Inputs, effects, Mastering, Color Screen

  1. Tommy Hunter

    Simplicity is the key to this unit.
    I realized I had many songs written that were merely Words on paper. Music was in my head. It was time to record the demos for these tunes. This digital unit has everything you can possibly need to do this project.Studio time $$$ does not give you the opportunity to rework your ideas without a high cost. One studio session would probably cost more than this unit. Everything that is available in the studio is here, except the engineer. This not a loss for what your trying to accomplish.

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  3. Amazon カスタマー

    VS-2400CDで録音したオケを、生ライブで持ち出すため、ダメもとと思い、買ってみました。本機単体の評価ではなく、私の込み入った目的への適合度評価です。■操作時のレスポンスソングのロード、セーブは早い。サクサクと作業できる。電源を入れて、直ぐに録音できる!ミックスダウンやバックアップなどの時間が掛かりそうな処理はしていませんのでわかりません。■使いやすさメニュー階層や、操作系が良く錬られていて良い。ただ、よく使うファンクションボタン(エンターや戻る)は専用のボタンで大きさや配置が違うほうが断然便利。あと、恐らくよく壊れると思うので、他のファンクションボタンで代用できる設計だと完璧。他のソングを作ったときに、自動的に現在のを保存してくれている動作も素晴らしい。他のイケていない機種なら、保存しますか?とか不要な問い合わせダイアログを出して、「んん、もう!」と悶々するところ。こういった、操作を移す場合の動きが、いちいち良くできていて感心する■要望するとしたらSDを複製する機能があっても良いのにと思った。PC でバックアップしてよ、なんだろうが。PCレスで完結できる所が売りだし、SDが32GBで1000円以下で買えるご時世なので、複数のSDを入れ替えたり、バックアップしたりが必要。■音質使いやすいのは良いですが、音質は若干こもります。VSからICレコーダーで録音した24bit,48kHz録音のオケを事前に聴いていたので、尚更劣化しているように聞こえてしまいました。■wavのインポートトラックのインポートは1MByte/s位の速度で.まぁまぁ時間が掛かります。50MBなら50秒とかそんな感じです。トラックへのwavインポートは、16bit,44.1kHz限定なので、インボート前にPCでコンバートしなきゃいけない。完全にこちらの都合なのですが、VSのトラックをWavに書き出せる、VS Wave Exportというソフトウェアが24ビット44.1kHzで書き出すしかなく、ffmpegでビット数を変換しています。(もしかして、ffmpegで音が変わっているのかも)■単体の8トラックMTRとして優秀これ、単体で簡単に録音できて、この音質でデモを作れるのは良いんでしょうね。テープMTRを3万円台で買っていた大昔からすると、とんでもない高音質とユーザビリティの向上だと思います。

  4. Dean Myers

    The Ultimate Portastudio
    I tried to get into the DAW world and found some immediate limitations, primarily having to do with latency and getting a real “live” sound. The DP24SD bridges the gap, allowing a more natural recoding process while still having some excellent digital on board effects and processing. It can certainly be used with a DAW, but as a standalone unit works fantastically. The only limitation I found is that you can’t apply the compressor to post recording signal paths or in the final mix, though there is an external effects loop and apparently there is a way to add compression when bouncing tracks. Otherwise, I see no deficits at all. The unit is very well built, has a great display that is easy to understand and work with, has a very user friendly physical layout, all the buttons and knobs are good quality, and the overall recording quality is excellent.

  5. S Rees

    Very Capable Recorder, Easier to use than the Pocket Studio.
    I am not a professional. I have owned a Tascam DP-008 for several years. That was also a nice recorder. The DP-03SD is easier to use due to more hard buttons to access functions, faders for better visual and smoother adjusting, and more real estate on the surface for working. As with the DP-008 projects can be exported and processed using digital audio software if you prefer. This is really fun for practicing, laying down and playing against the different parts of a piece of music as well as creating one’s own music I suppose. What could be improved? More tracks would always be welcomed. More good quality effects wouldn’t hurt.

  6. BluegrassPicker

    Very Useful, But With Quirks and Limitations. First Unit Appeared Defective.
    I haven’t had an opportunity to explore every feature of this machine, but so far I am impressed. The built-in condenser microphones are of surprisingly good quality, and the unit performs so far to my expectations. You can record yourself, or a band, do a mix-down, master, and then export the result to a WAV file, copy that result to a computer, and burn to a CD. The device is also an excellent learning tool: You can also create WAV files on a computer, import them into the DP-03SD’s SD card, and then listen to and/or record yourself, playing along with the imported music. That’s an excellent way to detect and correct mistakes in your timing or execution. Both of these techniques require multiple steps, but they are pretty straightforward if you’re willing to read the accompanying manual.My original unit periodically displayed a “FX Rx Failed” error message when it was powered down. This happened with different sizes and brands of SD cards, so the cards were surely not at fault. The Tascam manual doesn’t explain what this particular error message means; it simply says “If any of these errors occur turn the unit power OFF and restart it. If these error message (sic) continue to appear, please contact a TASCAM service center.” Well, Tascam doesn’t seem respond to messages left on their website (they ignored one of mine), so it seemed more expeditious to have Amazon replace the device. So far, so good.Beyond that, there are several things that deserve mention.1. WAV files can be imported into a “song”, but each WAV file typically has two tracks, so after four imports, it appears that nothing more can be imported without cleaning out some existing tracks. The trick here (not mentioned in the manual) is to create a new “song”. Once it is loaded, the import process can start anew. In other words, WAV imports go into the currently loaded “song”, but you can create as many “songs” as you like.2. The “songs” menu does not display titles in alphabetical order; instead, they are displayed in the order that they were recorded to the SD card (or imported, or restored from a backup). This can make it difficult to identify a particular song in a long list.3. There is no easy way to back up or copy an entire SD card. The DP-03SD uses a proprietary file format, in addition to a FAT partition, but the SD card’s “songs” are not visible on a computer. The only way I’ve found to copy songs to a new SD card is to (1) backup each song individually per the manual’s instructions, (2) copy those songs from the SD card’s BACKUP folder to a computer, (3) copy the files from the computer to the BACKUP folder on a new SD card (which must first be formatted by the DP-03SD); (4) restore each song individually once the new SD card is inserted into the DP-03SD. This process is highly laborious and time-consuming.4. The Tascam website lists authorized dealers for the DP-03SD, but Amazon does not appear on that list. I contacted Amazon Customer Service, which researched the matter, and assured me that Amazon is indeed an authorized dealer, and that Tascam would honor the warranty for units sold by Amazon. (This may not apply to third-party sellers on Amazon, so caveat emptor.)

  7. F.H

    Problème d’import ?
    Le désir d’avoir un multipiste facile à employer ( J’ai déjà un Tascam 2488 neo ) et à déplacer , plus la fonction de pouvoir communiquer avec un pc….M’a fait choisir ce modèle…Seulement un problème semble se dessiner…Le DPO3 SD ne reconnait pas les fichiers wave qui sont pourtant bien installés dans le fichier wave de mon DP03 …en 16 BITS , 44,1 kz…Ceux ci proviennent de mon programme Toontrack EZ 2…Quelqu’un pourrait t’il m’aider ? j’ai essayé…à peu près tout …Changer de cartes sd…etc…Merci d’avance…

  8. Steven Serednesky

    Thought this would be an upgrabe from the DP-008EX…
    I have owned and used a DP-008EX for years. They wear out (I use it a TON so this is not a knock on that unit. I have owned 2 and am buying a 3rd right now. I certainly get my money’s worth out of them). I thought this would be an upgrade from the DP-008EX. I was wrong. It is not a terrible unit, it just has some slight learning curves (despite having mostly the same features/user interface). Most notably is the EQ which is very different from the EQ tools on the DP-008EX. It would require more knowledge of EQ than I possess. Also there is no battery power making this a more console-like option and not very portable. I record A LOT on my own and being able to move what i am using w me behind the drums then back to the monitors to do guitars and bass is a must and without battery power that is very difficult. As an all in one console MIDI I am sure this will work great. There are some features from the DP-008EX that are lost on this unit… like the option to record your source level (hi, low, etc). If you want a console that does not move then this is for you… but if thats what you are after I would suggest something more advanced or just get the DP-008EX bc it offers you basically the same sound/quality/tools and is much more portable and will work well for someone with little knowledge of sound tech type stuff. If you have higher knowledge in regards to recording music you prob should be using more advanced stuff anyhow.

  9. Mojambo

    Great Starting Point for Home Studio
    I wanted something I could record to without worrying about DAW latency issues, software compatibility, etc., and this unit seemed like my best option. I’m not looking to make the White Album, just some backing tracks for solo gigs and maybe a few demos and vanity “sell at the gig for ten bucks” CDs. At that, the DP-24 SD excels.It’s a very solid piece of hardware and more than capable of producing professional-sounding recordings without a HUGE learning curve. Not to say there’s NO learning curve; there is. It took me a couple weeks to become fairly proficient with the thing, and that only after several hours alone with YouTube tutorials, of which there are many. If you’re willing to put in the time, though, it quickly becomes second nature and you can crank out decent recordings in a fairly quick and painless fashion.It’s also easy to transfer WAV files to and from the unit and into (or out of) your DAW. I’ve finally decided on a workflow in which I record all my tracks to the DP24, then load them into my laptop for final mix-down and mastering. It’s all fairly seamless once you get the hang of it.I also plan to use the unit as a live mixer at solo gigs, since it has all the effects (verb, exciter, compressor, etc.) that I need for live shows, and will allow me to easily play the backing tracks along with my live performance.I paired my DP24 with a good set of earphones, some mid-priced studio monitors, a mid-priced mic, studio pre-amp, pop filter, acoustic panels, etc., to make a fairly decent little home studio that fits in one corner of my dining room. All told, I probably dropped less that a grand for the entire set up and the results I’ve been getting are at least as good as what I’ve gotten in “real” studios in the past.For the money, this unit is an amazing piece of hardware!

  10. sciacchi

    great value
    great for writing and recording songs

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