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The DA-88 was a digital multitrack recording device introduced by the TASCAM division of the TEAC Corporation in 1993. This modular, digital multitrack device uses tape as the recording medium and could record up to eight tracks simultaneously. It also allowed multiple DA-88 devices to be combined to record 16 or more tracks.[1] The first models in the series (the TASCAM DA-88, DA-38, DA-98 and Sony PCM-800) recorded at 16-bit resolution. TASCAM later introduced the DA-98HR and DA-78HR, which recorded at 24-bit resolution.[2] Audio data was stored in the DTRS (Digital Tape Recording System) format on Hi-8mm video compact cassettes, allowing up to 108 minutes of continuous recording on a single tape.[3][4]

In 1995, the TASCAM DA-88 won the Emmy award for technical excellence.[5] The affordability and digital format of the DA-88 led to sales of more than 60,000 units by 1999. At that time, it was the biggest product in the history of TASCAM.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Perry, Megan (2004). Wired: musicians' home studios: tools & techniques of the musical mavericks. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 131.  
  2. ^ [1] The Definitive Guide to The Tascam DA-88 and DTRS-Format Recorders, Chapter 1: Equipment Overview. Retrieved on 2012-12-01.
  3. ^ Summers, Jodi (2004). Making and marketing music: the musician's guide to financing, distributing, and promoting albums (2nd ed.). Allworth Communications, Inc.  
  4. ^ [2] The Definitive Guide to The Tascam DA-88 and DTRS-Format Recorders. Retrieved on 2012-05-10.
  5. ^ Alberts, Randy (2003). TASCAM: 30 years of recording evolution. Recording and Audio Technology Series. Hal Leonard Corporation.  
  6. ^ Verna, Paul (September 11, 1999). "Tascam Marks 25 Years of Audio Innovation". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 

External links

  • Tascam Official Site
  • Tascam legacy (discontinued) products
  • The Definitive Guide to The Tascam DA-88 and DTRS-Format Recorders
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