Zoë Blade's notebook

Casio DA-1

DA-1 tech specs

  • Released: 1989
  • Company: Casio
  • Type: Portable recorder
  • Sample rates (playback): 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Sample rates (record): 48 kHz
  • Sample resolution (playback): 16-bit
  • Sample resolution (record): 15-bit
  • Tracks: stereo
  • Audio in: Line, mic
  • Audio out: Line, headphones

The DA-1 was a portable DAT recorder released by Casio in 1989. Although it can only record at a 15-bit resolution instead of the format's full 16-bit potential, at half the cost of Sony's own offering a year earlier, it was quite popular amongst electronic musicians of the time.

Notable users


  1. Voodoo Chile Music Technology, Apr 1990
  2. Meet the Beat Music Technology, Jan 1991


Portable recorders: Casio DA-1