Summary: I love this. I know very little technically and I had to go to a music studio to learn how to use it (£25 for an hour lesson), however, I have no regrets about that and I am on my way with it now.
Summary: I needed a good digital recorder to record live music I actually started out looking for a stereo recorder however when I came across this one it looked like it would serve the purpose AND allow 8 individual tracks should I decide to do a little song writing in the future.
Summary: The Tascam DP-008 in a word GREAT. The built in microphones record acoustic guitars with a crisp full sound. You will need a studio quality microphone for good vocals. It is user friendly at a fair price.
Great 8-track versatility, clean, clear digital sound.
13 December 2012
Summary: I owned a Tascam Porta-1-Studio years ago (I still have it). I purchased the DP-008 because of it's 8-track digital versatility. It's small, easy to use and it has great clean,clear digital sound. It has onboard effects and EQ.