Tascam 488 MKII Four Track Cassette Recorder

Tascam 488 MKII Four Track Cassette Recorder

Excellent Condition


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Tascam 488 MKII Four Track Cassette Recorder

Power Requirement: Attached Standard 120v power supply

Year: 1990s

Cosmetic Condition: Excellent condition with some light marks in a few spots. 9 out of 10 condition

Description from Sound on Sound’s 1995 article: Rather than simply being an upgrade of the Tascam 488, which has been around for three years or more, the current model is more like a redesign. It is based around an 8‑track recorder, with the capability to record on up to four of the eight tracks at once, and an integral 8‑channel mixer with 3‑band EQ on each channel. Eight additional signals can be added to the tape tracks at mixdown — and that doesn’t include four stereo inputs included to accommodate effects, the stereo input from an external mixer and so on! For the multitimbral synth and sequencer user, there is the now‑obligatory added benefit of a Sync facility (using track 8). Dbx noise reduction is present, but is bypassed on track 8 if you use this facility, so as not to corrupt the sync signal. Phantom powering is available on two of the mic inputs, and other significant features that differentiate this model from its predecessor are the 3‑band (instead of 2‑band) EQ; the addition of insert points; and the Auto Punch In/Out feature.