Tascam Celebrates 25 Years of Portastudio - Mixonline

Tascam Celebrates 25 Years of Portastudio

In 1979, Tascam's cassette-based 144 Portastudio helped launch the home recording boom, as musicians could use TEAC 4-track reel-to-reel recorders to do their own multitrack recording, including record, overdub, EQ, bounce and mixdown multiple tracks in one portable box that weighed just 20 pounds.
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In 1979, Tascam's cassette-based 144 Portastudio helped launch thehome recording boom, as musicians could use TEAC 4-track reel-to-reelrecorders to do their own multitrack recording, including record,overdub, EQ, bounce and mixdown multiple tracks in one portable boxthat weighed just 20 pounds. This year, Tascam introduced the 2488Portastudio (pictured), which expands on the original 144 by adding24-bit/44.1kHz, a built-in 36-input mixer, a 64-voice MIDI soundmodule, digital effects, a 40GB hard disk and USB 2.0 connectivity. Forthe final mix, the built-in CD-RW drive can record the 2-track mastermixdown, as well as back up the hard drive and import/export .WAVfiles. www.tascam.com

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