30 Years of Tascam Portastudios


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Montebello, CA - Jan 15, 2009 - It was 30 years ago that Tascam unveiled its first home studio with the 144 Portastudio, a combination cassette recorder and mixer. The Portastudio provided a compact form and for multitrack recording. While designed for musicians, many Tascam Portastudios have seen use at radio stations.

Tascam still sells musician-focused Portastudios, but recording technology has advanced beyond cassette tape. The company's latest model is the DP-004, a battery-powered four-track recorder. The new model records to SD Card media.




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