13 Best Digital Multitrack Recorders

List Updated July 2021

Bestselling Digital Multitrack Recorders in 2021


Tascam DP-006 Digital Portastudio Multitrack Recorder

Tascam DP-006 Digital Portastudio Multitrack Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • 6-track Portable Multi-track Recorder
  • CD-Quality Recording (44.1kHz/16-bit)
  • 2G SD Card and AA Batteries included, record to SD/SDHC card up to 32GB
  • Up to six tracks recording 2mono tracks+ 2mono/stereo switchable tracks
  • Built-in high quality stereo condenser microphone, two mic/line inputs

Tascam DP-03SD Digital Portastudio Multitrack Recorder

Tascam DP-03SD Digital Portastudio Multitrack Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Import WAV files from USB
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphone
  • Two XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
  • Switchable instrument-level input for guitar/bass direct recording
  • Track editing, auto punch and bounce features

Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder

Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Zoom H2n Handy Handheld Digital Multitrack Recorder Bundle with APH-2n Accessory Pack

Zoom H2n Handy Handheld Digital Multitrack Recorder Bundle with APH-2n Accessory Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Tascam DP-008EX Digital Portastudio Multitrack Recorder

Tascam DP-008EX Digital Portastudio Multitrack Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • 8-track Portable Multi-track Recorder
  • CD-Quality Recording (44.1kHz/16-bit)
  • Built-in High-quality Stereo Condenser Microphone
  • Two XLR mic/line with +48V Phantom Power
  • 2G SD Card and AA Batteries Included

Tascam SD-20M Rackmount Solid State Recorder wih XLR Mic Inputs

Tascam SD-20M Rackmount Solid State Recorder wih XLR Mic Inputs
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Two XLR/ 1/4" TRS combo jacks on front panel
  • 4 track (2 mic in + 2 line in) recording
  • Dual recording function records a copy of your audio at a lower level for a distortion-proof safety track

TASCAM DR-40 4-Track Portable Digital Recorder

TASCAM DR-40 4-Track Portable Digital Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • XLR / TRS balanced MIC/LINE inputs with phantom power and +4dbu line level input. Takes AA Batteries (Best with Polaroid AA Batteries)
  • Switchable microphone position from X-Y to A-B. OS - Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows 7,Windows 8
  • 4-track recording - record the built-in microphones and mic inputs at the same time
  • Dual recording captures a safety track to prevent distorted takes
  • Up to 96Hz/24-bit resolution

Tascam DP-24SD Digital Portastudio 24-Track SD Card Recorder

Tascam DP-24SD Digital Portastudio 24-Track SD Card Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Eighteen track faders and one master fader allows instant access to any track without selecting pages or banks of faders.
  • 3.5" LCD screen and select, self-illuminated buttons - make it easy to keep an eye on your entire creative process.
  • Records to SD/SDHC cards to provide fast, secure and reliable capture of every vocal line, guitar lick and drum hit.
  • Built-in multi effects processor and mastering tools make it easy to go from demo to finished product.
  • Remote connector for optional RC-3F footswitch. OS :Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6), OS X Lion(V10.7), OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8), OS X Mavericks(V10.9)

Zoom R8 Multitrack SD Recorder Controller and Interface

Zoom R8 Multitrack SD Recorder Controller and Interface
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Digital recorder with 16-track playback and 8-track simultaneous recording utilizing Secure Digital (SD) memory
  • 16/24-bit/44.1kHz linear PCM recording in WAV format
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphones
  • Includes 1GB SD card and supports cards up to 32GB SDHC

Zoom R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler with Samson Supercardioid Neodymium Dynamic Handheld Microphone and Accessory Bundle

Zoom R8 8-Track Digital Recorder/Interface/Controller/Sampler with Samson Supercardioid Neodymium Dynamic Handheld Microphone and Accessory Bundle
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Serves as a stand-alone multi-track recorder, and a USB computer audio interface/control surface, as well as a battery powered field recorder, mixer, drum machine, and sampler
  • Compact design and easy portability makes it ideal for traveling musicians
  • Operates on 4 standard AA batteries, USB bus power, or the included AC adapter for excellent versatility
  • The Samson Mic is a high-quality handheld microphone designed for vocal and general instrument capturing in recording and sound reinforcement applications
  • Bundle includes Samson microphone, an XLR cable, 16GB memory card, cleaning cloth, and 1/4" Male to 1/4" Male Instrument Cable

Zoom H1n Handy Recorder (2018 Model)

Zoom H1n Handy Recorder (2018 Model)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Streamlined Body with matte finish and newly designed protective mic enclosure
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphones in 90-Degree x/Y format
  • One-touch button controls.Battery life (alkaline batteries): Approximately 10 hours (continuous recording time using built-in mic, 44.1 kHz/16-bit)
  • Localized and intuitive menus for easy operation
  • Playback Speed Control, Voice Emphasize Filter, and Stereo overdubbing functions

Zoom R16 Multitrack SD Recorder Controller and Interface

Zoom R16 Multitrack SD Recorder Controller and Interface
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • 16-channel playback, 8-channel simultaneous recording
  • 48V phantom power available on 2 tracks
  • The R16 comes preprogrammed with 135 types of digital effects for recording, mixing, and mastering
  • Records on up to 32GB SDHC cards for maximum recording time
  • Eight balanced XLR-1/4-Inch combination inputs

Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio Bundle with Protective Case +Rechargerbale Batteries & Charger + Cables + 16 GB + Fibertique Cleaning Cloth

Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio Bundle with Protective Case +Rechargerbale Batteries & Charger + Cables + 16 GB + Fibertique Cleaning Cloth
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021

TASCAM DP-02CF Digital Portastudio - the Easiest Digital Multitrack Recorder Ever

The TASCAM DP-02CF Digital Portastudio is one of the easiest digital multitrack recorders I have ever used.

So why would Tascam release the TASCAM DP-02CF Digital Portastudio? The reason is that the TASCAM DP-02CF Digital Portastudio does something that none of the other multi track recorders do, it makes it simple to record. If you want to lay down a good multitrack recording without taking a summer long training course on how to use your multitrack recorder then picking up the TASCAM DP-02CF Digital Portastudio may be just what the doctor ordered.

To give you an idea how amazingly simple this machine is to run, lets say you want to record vocals to track 1 and guitar to track 2, all you do is press the REC button on both of the tracks, plug into each track and press record, no routing, no bouncing, none of the nonsense. Its like a multitrack analog recorder interface with a purely digital multitrack recorder brain. There is a 2 band EQ for each of the tracks and an easy effect send as well as a pan knob for every track. This thing is so easy to use it should be illegal, and I have to admit after using it that the tracks sound more carefree and alive then the ones where I have to spend 20 minutes messing with a recorder before doing a take.

Do not think because of its simple interface that the TASCAM DP-02CF Digital Portastudio does not have the latest feature set that you would expect from a full multitrack recorder. There is a USB plug in the back which allows you to sync up with your computer, a midi out to timing and and a digital out for great monitoring. There is also line output RCA plugs in the back. If your thinking you could use this as your mixer and send it directly to your power amp though you will not be happy as there are only 2 inputs. That said the TASCAM DP-02CF Digital Portastudio is not meant to be a do all, its meant to be a great multitrack recorder and it does that perfectly.

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