TASCAM GT-R1 (No Longer Available)
24-bit/48kHz Digital Recorder/Guitar Trainer with Built-in Microphones, Instrument Input, Amp and Effects Simulation, 1GB SD Card, and Rechargeable Battery
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From Our Research Team:
A Versatile Handheld Recorder with a Guitar Trainer Built in!The TASCAM GT-R1 portable SD recorder and guitar trainer lets you record high-quality digital audio anywhere, or plug in your guitar or bass with great built-in effects. It's a great tool for songwriters! The GT-R1 includes built-in stereo microphones to capture incredibly detailed, 24-bit/48kHz audio. You can record to MP3 or WAV format. A built-in rhythm machine lets you set the groove internally, and an overdub mode gives you the power to put together a song from the ground up. Whether you're assembling your own tracks or learning new ones, the GT-R1 provides a powerful, convenient tool!
TASCAM GT-R1 Portable SD Recorder and Guitar Trainer at a Glance:
SD card and great features included
TASCAM's GT-R1 records in MP3 or WAV format, 16-bit or 24-bit. A generous 1GB SD card is included to get you started, and the USB 2.0 jack charges the recorder and copies your recordings to your PC or Mac. There's a low cut filter and analog limiter to keep levels under control, whether you're improvising in the studio or recording rehearsals or concerts.
Great trainer, small package
There's no better tool for learning new songs and solos than TASCAM's instrument trainers. Load MP3 files into the GT-R1 and plug in to play along. Loop a section of a solo with two button presses, then slow it down without changing the pitch. You can even switch on a Guitar or Bass canceller to play along with the original rhythm section. The GT-R1 also includes a chromatic tuner and metronome for practice and warmup.
TASCAM GT-R1 Portable SD Recorder and Guitar Trainer Features:
The TASCAM GT-R1puts crystal-clear recording and great guitar-training tools in the palm of your hand - literally!
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by Pat Hilliard from Durham, NCGreat tool for worship teams who are learning parts to a song. it can be slowed down so those learning guitar parts can play along with the song as well as adjust the key to the one your team is sing... read more [+]ing to. You can loop parts that are difficult so you can detect what part each instrument is playing. Valuable tool for church worship teams. close [-]
October 25, 2011
Music Background: Amateur singer, piano, keyboard
Everyone needs one of these!
by John from Perrysburg, OHI am learning how to play guitar and without question this tool is one of the most helpful educational items I have ever purchased.
September 20, 2011
Music Background: Play guitar in my basement for fun
You can load any song in this and slow it down to as ... read more [+]much as 50% of the song speed AND keep it in pitch as well. You can also select portions of the song that you want to repeat over and over as you play along with it. You can do this slowly and gradually increase the speed until you are playing along perfectly with the music.
The recorder function is also very handy. I have recorded myself playing and have found it to be very helpful.
In my opinion this is simply a must have item for anyone who is learning how to play a guitar.
Buy one, you won't regret it!!! close [-]
by Mick Guit from NYyou have to be a mental midget not to be recording in less than 20 minutes. Great sound, you can easily download your recordings and make folders for each category, you can download songs from itunes... read more [+](make sure you preference your itune songs as Mpeg or wav files) You can slow down a song to 50% to learn riffs, you can loop any little part you want and jam with it until you learn it.
March 6, 2011
Music Background: songwriter, local gigs,
The only downside my (research before I bought) told me was that the Jack comes loose. So I don't plug my guitar directly into the GTR-1, I use monitors and play along. close [-]
by Brock from Fort Wayne, INI am very pleased with my purchase of the GT-R1. Most of my music is stored on MP3 format so I chose the GT-R1 vs. the model that utilizes CD's. My main reason for purchasing this unit is for taking... read more [+] WAV files of tracks and changing the key. I am in a worship band and often our lead vocalist will take an original recording, but hand out music in a key that is lower than the recording. This unit does a nice job at keeping the pitch when you drop/change keys. This allows one to pick out lead lines easily in the key you will be performing the song. The looping feature is easy to use and you can slow down the tune to assist with learning. I have not done much with the unit as far as recording at this point. (That was not my main reason for purchasing the unit) The built-in effects are okay. I prefer to run my multi effects pedal with this unit and by-pass the built in effects. Some reviews comment on this unit not being built very tough. I would agree that the door to the SD Card seems to be a bit flimsy, but it has not broke to this point. The user manuals are sufficient and pretty easy to utilize. I am really pleased with this unit to be a nice practice tool and something that I can utilize when I need to practice and not exhibit a lot of volume. close [-]
February 15, 2012
Music Background: Regular Player in a Weekly Worship Band
Great for building chops
by Jon from MinneapolisMy main intent for this unit was as a tool for the woodshed, for which it has worked great! It's helped me "clarify" difficult bass lines that have bothered me for years by allowing me to slow them d... read more [+]own and pick through them. I also used it to record (via the line in) keyboards parts, sequenced drums, etc., so I can jam and practice improvising to chord progressions of my choosing. Want to improvise in a different key? Just shift the pitch of your recording or mp3.
January 2, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician, Composer
It's also handy for quick recording of A/B comparisons, so you can play them back and concentrate on listening. For example, I just bought an expensive instrument cable, but after recording numerous styles of riffs on my new an old cables, I realized the old one sounded better, and returned the new one. (I was unable to notice these subtle differences when trying to do a live A/B comparison).
The drum loops are decent for jamming. Nothing I would try to compose with though.
The onboard effects can be handy, but noisey sometimes.
I found the bass/guitar "cancel function" confusing an ineffective.
The playback looping functions are very handy and easy to use!
The recording level of the line in is not adjustable. (Automatic)
It's annoying that the line in jack is only 1/8"
It bugs me to have to make an mp3 copy of my mp4 iTunes tracks so the GT-R1 can play them back.
Note: I have not yet tried recording with the external mics, so I cannot comment on that aspect of thr GT-R1.
Great service and fast delivery from Sweetwater as usual. close [-]
James, Phoenix, AZ
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