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TASCAM has launched the GT-R1, a new portable recorder for guitar and bass players. Based on TASCAM's best-selling DR-1 recorder, 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 includes a rhythm player for instant inspiration, and a 1GB SD Card and rechargeable battery are included to get started right away.

"TASCAM has once again redefined what a compact studio looks like," says Paul Jenkins, Vice President of Sales for TASCAM. "Many of us at TASCAM are guitar players who have dreamed of a high-quality songwriting tool like this. The GT-R1 can be used as a portable recorder, an instrument trainer, tuner, metronome and almost anything else musicians need."

The GT-R1 combines the best of a portable recorder with the star-making features of TASCAM's guitar and bass trainers:

  • Portable stereo recording with built-in condenser microphones
  • MP3 or WAV file recording, up to 48kHz/24-bit
  • 1/4" Instrument input for Guitar or Bass
  • Amp simulation and multi-effects
  • Over 80 rhythm tracks in a variety of styles
  • Overdub function allows users to record over an existing track
  • Powered microphone input
  • Low cut filter and analog limiter on input
  • Loop and change the speed of music playback without changing the pitch to learn and transcribe new music
  • Guitar and Bass canceller allows musicians to play along
  • Includes 1GB SD Card and rechargeable battery
  • USB 2.0 Connection to computer for file transfer and charging
  • Optional AK-DR1 includes a tabletop stand, microphone clip and windscreen

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