TASCAM DP008 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio

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Capture CD-quality audio with the TASCAM DP008, a portable device that's perfect for stress-free recording on the go.

TASCAM culminates 30 years of Portastudio Recording with the DP-008, a portable 8-track recorder for all musicians. TASCAM's DP-008 is an eight-track recorder that captures CD-quality audio, two tracks at a time. You can use built-in microphones to grab ideas, plug condenser mics into the XLR inputs or plug a guitar directly in to lay tracks. There's even a metronome and chromatic tuner built-in for tight-sounding tracks. The DP-008 also allows you to digitally bounce tracks to make room for more, and touches like editing and undo make recording stress-free.


- 8-track Digital Portastudio
- 2-track simultaneous recording
- (2) XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
- (2) 1/4-inch line inputs, one switchable to guitar level for direct recording
- 1/4-inch footswitch input and Autopunch features for punch-in recording
- RCA line outputs
- 1/8-inch stereo headphone output
- Powered by four AA batteries (included) or PS-P520 power supply (optional)
- Chromatic tuner and metronome features
- Stereo reverb effect on send/return path
- Level, Pan and 2-band EQ controls per channel
- 44.1kHz/16-bit recording resolution
- Records to SD or SDHC Card media, up to 32GB supported
- USB 2.0 connection to computer for backup and track/mixdown export
- 2GB SD Card, USB cable, AA batteries included
- Built-in stereo electret condenser microphones
- Backlit LCD display

Each track on the DP-008 has its own row of knobs for level, pan and effects, just like the classic cassette read more Portastudios of the past. The effects knob sends to a built-in stereo reverb processor with hall, room, stage and other effects. Each track also has EQ to tailor the sound for your mix. When your song is complete, mix it to a dedicated stereo track while riding levels and flipping pan as much as you want. You can export your mix, or even individual tracks, as a WAV or MP3 file.

TASCAM invented the home recording studio with the original cassette Portastudio. The DP-008 takes the ease-of-use of those classic songwriting tools and adds portability, digital sound quality, effects and mixdown to bring home recording into the 21st century. Simplify your recording workflow with TASCAM's DP-008.
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For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (323) 726-0303
Web: https://tascam.com/us/support/contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (25 ratings)
Submitted February 18, 2011 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Amazing Recorder for your ideas and songs, sound is spectacular."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
This thing is just bad As@ plain and simple get it if you want to record your songs and ideas.
This thing is amazing, great sound, power, production, build everything about this product is great. Just the sound alone from the external mics is better than any 4 track tape you could ever mix.
Yes sd card and manual, I had to buy the power adapter but well worth it. If you like stripped down recording basic sounds and clean crisp digital real time recording this is your guy. I dont like all the bells and whistles of some other products, cheesy sound effects is not what im after a great recording is and this product delivers.
Ease of Use
I recorded four songs in two hours. Yet to mix but I just had so many ideas flowing knowing how easy i could record. The manual is easy to read. All inputs are great and all knobs and buttons feel and look and respond well.
Great, I would get some kind of soft case for it, but this thing is well made.
Great Value for the price and zzounds makes it affordable with 4 payments if you purchase 250 worth or more. glad i came here, glad i have this recorder
The Wow Factor
I will sleep with this thing lit up by my bed hopefully my wife does not get mad
Musical Background:
songwriter, recording artist
Musical Style:
indie, blues, rock
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