August 7, 2008 So you've nailed that killer riff but the studio is miles away. The latest solution aimed at songwriters in this predicament is TASCAM's GT-R1. The follow-up to the company's DR-1 model, this portable recorder for guitar and bass players features direct plug-in recording along with built-in condenser microphones for capturing rehearsals and live shows and amp simulation and effects.
There's also the GT-R1 adds features from their groundbreaking guitar trainers for the ultimate songwriters sketchpad. A pair of built-in condenser microphones captures rehearsals and live shows, or musicians can plug directly into the instrument input to record with amp simulation and effects.
The GT-R1 also includes a rhythm player, an overdub mode for building up tunes, the ability to loop and change the speed of playback without altering pitch, and it can be used as an instrument trainer, tuner or metronome. It records in MP3 or WAV format, 16-bit or 24-bit and a 1GB SD card is included along with USB connectivity for file transfer to computer and re-charging the unit. Quite the versatile little gadget!
The device is due for release in Japan at the end of the month with pricing expected to be around the USD$310 mark.
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