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TASCAM Portastudio for Apple iPad

The Portastudio app is based on the Porta One four-track cassette recorder from 1984.

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Tascam has introduced its Portastudio application for the Apple iPad. Portastudio is based on (and nearly the same dimensions as) the Porta One four-track cassette recorder from 1984. The Portastudio app records four tracks, one at a time, with VU meters and a cassette transport contributing a retro vibe. When a production is complete, the app can mix your recording to a stereo track that appears in iTunes.

A four-position selector switch assigns which track Portastudio records to, and input trim and limiting are applied to the input before recording. Audio can be recorded form the iPad’s built-in microphone or a microphone plugged into the headset jack. The iPad will record from the built-in microphone if standard headphones are plugged into the jack. Pan, level, high and low EQ are available for mixing, and mixes are saved as CD-quality .WAV files inside iTunes.