The Tascam 2488 Portastudio is by far the most affordable 24-track recording and mixing workstation ever made for home studios — and the only model within three times its price range that can truly run 24 tracks at 24-bit/44.1kHz. Featuring 8 mic inputs, this recorder is up to the challenge of recording and mixing a full band. Create a fully mastered CD with excellent mastering effects; reverb, amp simulation, compression and EQ processing.
With eight mic inputs, the Tascam 2488neo is ready to handle a full band set up. The 2488neo employs a 3-band EQ on its 24 channels, providing flexibility for multi-track recording, and the digital format allows for 250 virtual tracks. In addition to its EQ capabilities, the Tascam 2488neo offers compression, reverb and amp simulation, and advances mixing options with the addition of a host of new digital mastering effects. These effects, along with the 2488neo’s digital editing tools, enable the user to mix and master a finished-sounding CD with relative ease. The Tascam 2488neo includes a stereo compressor on the stereo output, which allows users to put a final polish on the mix. And once the mix is mastered and ready, the 2488neo’s CD-RW drive makes it possible to burn a finished CD master
The Tascam 2488neo is the best value in a digital audio workstation recorder that I could find. The neo is fairly easy to use, compact and the manual is well-written. The basic 80 GB drive is great, but for big jobs upgrade to 160Gb. if you have a PC system too, make sure you link everything up – easy backups! I like this machine because it gathers all basic features you need from a recording studio to make your own product (demo or final CD), all of that for a very decent price, very easy to use. It s a reliable product of good quality.
Bottom line is this: you can record, produce and master…AND burn to CD professional quality recordings using the Tascam 2488neo. And you can do it yourself, saving thousands of dollars in recording studio fees. What a fun toy! Just pop it out of the box plug it in and less than 15 minutes you can be recording, mixing, uploading music, to HD or CD!