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Tascam DP-004/DP-006/DP-008 Tutorial ProAudioEXP

Tascam DP-004/DP-006/DP-008 Tutorial

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The Tascam DP-004, DP-006 and DP008 DVD Tutorial is designed to be more than just a complete guide to using the DP-004, DP-006 and DP-008: it teaches basic recording techniques to musicians getting their first start in recording. Since the production of this DVD, Tascam also came out with the new models DP-006 and DP-008. Because the DP-006 it is basically the DP-004 and DP-008 with a few added features, this DVD serves the Tascam DP-006 and DP-008 models too.

This DVD is suited for learning all models of Tascam's smaller Digital Portastudios. The DP-004, DP-006, DP-008 and DP-008EX.

It begins with a section called "Recording School" that teaches beginners the basics about microphones, multitrack recording and mixing. It goes on for the next 40 minutes to cover every aspect of recording, editing and mixing on the DP-004 and DP-008 Digital Pocketstudios.

If you've invested in Tascam's new DP series Pocketstudio, this DVD goes into great detail helping you get the most out of your recordings, as well as creative ways to use your DP-004 and 008 with your PC or Mac.

Take your DP-004 and DP-008 skills to the next level and pick up the official Tascam DVD Tutorial today!

PLEASE NOTE! This DVD cover the operation of both models: DP-004 and DP-008

  • What's Included
  • Reviews

DP-008 Special Notes Clip

Front Panel Overview
Rear Panel Overview

"What is multitrack recording?"
The signal path
Recoding levels
Setting levels on the DP-004
Microphone placement
Types of Microphones

Creating a Song
Naming a Song
Connecting a microphone
Routing Inputs to tracks
Setting levels
Arming Tracks
Recording 1st track
Importance of good monitors
Using the Guitar (Hi-z) input
Recording a vocal part
Punching in
Bouncing Tracks





Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Joseph Mankowski (The Villages, US)
If you want to learn, this IS the place to go.

I purchased the course for the Tascam DP-006. I learned more in one video, than I did trying to read the manual. It is a wonderful machine, and just by watching the videos, I am getting the most out of my investment. I just don't understand why they don't make manuals user-friendly. However, the videos are great, and explain what is needed in full detail. In addition, ProAudioXP will answer any question that you have, usually within one day. I am very impressed by the videos, the company, and the support! I highly recommend any courses offered, as you WILL learn what you need to!

GIovanni COverr (Toronto, CA)
Tascam DP-006 Tutorial

I was amazed at the simplicity of this video tutorial. Going through the manual was an absolute night mare. With it's small print and layout. I strongly recommend this tutorial. Wouldn't it be nice if this DVD tutorial came with the package? I could access the tutorials anytime on line. What a Godsend!

5.0 out of 5 starsToo cool

The machine is straight forward, but this really helps lower the frustration level right out of the box. I'm so glad I invested the money.

Dr. L.C. Holifield

I recently purchased this DVD to help navigate me through the process of operating my new TASCAM DP-008 Portable Digital Recording Studio. This is a great buy. The dvd takes you step-by-step in the operation of both the DP-008 and DP-004 Portable Studios! Easy set up and operation. A must by for proper set up and operation to strat producing great music!

Great for DP-03

I recently purchased the Tascam DP-03 and immediately got the Pro Audio tutorial DVD for it. It is an excellent piece of recording gear but I found I needed something a little smaller as well for ease of carrying. I purchased the DP-008ex. As always I also immediately ordered the Pro Audio DVD for this unit.While the Tascam units may be similar in some ways there are definite nuances between them and David Wills offers another excellent tutorial to explain the in and outs of the Tascam DP-008.Thanks David for another informative and well made DVD!

Ron Veil
video training done RIGHT !

I, personally, did not want to spend weeks, or months, as I did with reel-to-reels to learn how to operate this digital piece of gear. I was amazed at the complexity of such a small recorder. After watching the DVD I was recording several songs! As with playing a musical instrument you have to "practice, practice, practice" to become proficient, but at least now I can be recording rather than just learning the DP-008 one step at a time. This DVD was one of the BEST investments I've ever made for my musical endeavors. David Wills has a great teaching manor that's easy to digest and understand. I am extremely glad I got his instructional DVD!

David Bumgarner
dp oo4

when I purchased the tascam dp004, I had no idea how to operate it and received no guidance from where I purchased it ,so took their advise and bought the I am recording and moving songs to my computor.

Bruno Richard Hauptmann (In the Wilds of NJ)
Tascam DP-008

I got this tutorial DVD when I purchased the TASCAM DP-008 recorder. Glad I did. This DVD is very useful at getting you started with both the concepts of multi-track recording and with the DP-008 in particular. The DVD was originally developed for the DP-004 (TASCAM s 4 track model which is very similar to the 8 track model) and most of the material uses the DP-004 when showing examples. There is a brief DP-008 section that tells about the differences between the DP-004 and DP-008. Most of the material is applicable to both machines.If you are struggling to decide if you should get the DP-004 or DP-008: stop struggling and get the DP-008. It has more features (cool ones) and will make your recording life easier since having more tracks is better.

Kindle Customer
Excellent DVD

The Tascam DP-004/DP-008 DVD Tutorial by Pro Audio DVD's is an excellent value and superb instruction. This DVD was originally produced for the DP-004 but works perfectly for the 008. Even if you have read the manual on the basic operation you are sure to find bits of information that can only be gotten from an experienced audio engineer. The video is entertaining, easy to follow and will get you recording successfully in a short time. If in the future professional recording becomes an option I will come here for my instruction first. Highly Recommended!


Great portable product. Even better for home use. Just plug in and record. Great for teaching oneself to mix. Nice!

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