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