Summary: I find this recorder fairly easy to use, has great effects and the play back is very good. I bought my DP-02 Used and have been very happy with all the functions. Mastering Is a Art in itself, in my case being able to overlay Saxophone on two or three tracks and then blend them is a cool thing, some of my recordings are sounding much like a prof. recording studio with out the hourly cost, also in my case, it's just a lot of fun with music.
Summary: I thought I was buying a DP-02CF but got a DP-02, which was fine wilth me. I took this unit to an out door show and recorded 3 bands. The quaility was outstanding. I would recommend that you read the manual front to back before you attempt to use it. After that it will open up what this unit can truely do. You can not beat this unit for the price vs quaility,durablilty,and useability. The only downside is it records on 2 tracks at one time.
Very easy to use compared to other recording systems of its type.
7 August 2012
Summary: I am enjoying this DP 02 very much. It is recording very well and I find that I can use effects from other music apparatuses very easily. This is a simple to operate unit with very good quality recording properties. What's not to like? And the price was excellent.
Great recorder, pristine effects, nice package with CD burner, Analog feel
3 October 2011
Summary: This is a great value. We were looking a several manufacturer's products and this one had the best bang. And the bucks weren't bad either. Rock solid TASCAM quality was the big seller. Some of the other recorders in this price range had flimsy cases or the controls didn't seem to be high quality. The effects package included is outstanding. Awesome reverbs and delays. Another BIG plus was having so many "hard" controls for EQ, pan, etc.
very easy to work and sound is great. I use it for soundtrax and guitar
2 October 2011
Summary: I purchased the Tascam DP-02PortastudioMultitrack HD/CD recorder just for home personal use.This is in excellent condition. The sound is great and is very easy to works on it.I recommend it to every musicians.
Summary: For laying down tracks and transferring it to a computer, Tascam DP-02CF is all you need. If you want to make a good vocal editing, you'll need to have an effects processor for this. Overall, it's a good piece of gear for recording demo songs.