The Legacy of the Portastudio – Four Decades of Innovation

The Portastudio was the first four-track cassette recorder that rose to prominence in the early eighties. It revolutionized multitrack editing and was celebrated as a low-cost recorder that’s incredibly easy to use. As the world becomes more and more digitized, you can’t help but miss the simpler times where everything was analog and primitive. Looking … Read more

Tascam DP-008EX Review: My Favorite Multitrack Recorder

The Tascam DP-008EX is a portable 8-track audio recorder with Phantom Power capabilities that continues to garner praise from beginners and professionals alike. What makes the DP-008EX different from other track recorders, though? Does it really live up to all the hype? I recently got this unit and was able to record my first song … Read more

The Best Budget Multitrack Recorder 2021

In this digital age, the multitrack recorder may at first glance appear to be a dinosaur from the age of Napster.  I think of them more like an evergreen workhorse, an additional layer in your recording chain that allows you another level of flexibility over your final sound.   Multitrack recorders are a great piece of … Read more