TASCAM TA-1VP Vocal Processor Channel Strip w/ Auto-Tune

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TASCAM TA-1VP - Channel Strip w/ Auto-Tune

TASCAM is usually a brand associated with audio interfaces and historically, the Portastudio casette tape multitrack recorder.

The TA-1VP is more than just a channel strip: It is a digital modelling platform that emulates high-end consoles, channel strips and mics.

TASCAM TA-1VP Features

  • Channels: 1
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR (mic), 1 x 1/4" (line), 1 x 1/4" (footswitch)
  • Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (line out), 1 x Coax (S/PDIF)
  • Preamp:Digital Mic and Preamp emulations
  • Compressor / Limiter:Included in the built-in digital effects suite
  • Equalizer:Various digital eqs from graphic to parametric
  • Rackmountable: Yes - 2U

Pros

Users were happy with the versatility of the unit, stating the numerous effects complement the track being recorded.

Cons

Autotune was not what some were expecting. Instead of a stylistic autotune implementation like what artists like T-Pain use, it is more of a performance based subtle pitch correction effect.

Overall

The Tascam TA-1VP is meant for those looking for a preamp with DAW-like channel strip functionality with multiple inserts available including pitch correction. That being said, the autotune function is not what you may expect so if you're looking for that signature T-Pain sound, look elsewhere.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can find in our guide to The Best Channel Strips.

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.