TASCAM

TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California. TASCAM established the Home Recording phenomenon by creating the "Project Studio" and is credited as the inventor of the Portastudio, the first cassette-based multi-track home studio recorders. TASCAM also introduced the first low-cost mass-produced multitrack recorders with Simul-Sync designed for recording musicians, and manufactured reel-to-reel tape machines and audio mixers for home recordists from the early 1970s through the mid-1990s. Since the early 00's, TASCAM has been an early innovator in the field-recording and audio accompaniment to video with their DR-series recording platforms. TASCAM celebrated its 50th anniversary[1] in 2021.

TASCAM
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryElectronics
Founded1971 (1971)
Headquarters,
United States
Area served
Worldwide
ParentTEAC Corporation
WebsiteOfficial website

TASCAM recording units have been used for everything from Star Wars to Bruce Springsteen to Alan Parsons to Spoon and have won awards as diverse as "Hottest Tech" to "Hall of Fame" status. TASCAM tape Portastudios were cited by Reverb.com as one of the top used gear pieces to increase in value in 2020, with original units jumping 30-65% over their price two years prior.[2]


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