TASCAM DP-008EX Pocketstudio Digital Multi-Track Recorder, 8-Track

With 2 XLR-1/4" inputs, onboard stereo microphones, 2 recording tracks and 8 playback tracks, the DP-008EX can help you jot down your song ideas anywhere.
The TASCAM DP-008EX Pocketstudio gives you everything you need to capture ideas for a song, record electric guitar direct, and more, straight to SD media. Record on the go with up to two simultaneous recording tracks, eight playback tracks, built-in stereo microphones, and a slew of onboard tools and effects. When you're done rounding up awesome audio, take advantage of the portable multi-tracker's USB 2.0 connection for fast, simple export of your tracks to a Mac or PC for editing and mixing.

High Five for Easy, High-Res Recording

Stereo condenser microphones modeled after TASCAM's DR series mics are at the ready for "point-and-shoot" recording of vocals, acoustic guitar, and more. Whip out this portable digital recorder for an impromptu recording session and capture CD-quality audio by simply aiming it at your sound source. When you want to work with your external gear, too, take advantage of the DP-008EX's two XLR microphone inputs (with +48V phantom power) and two 1/4-inch analog inputs, which accommodate line-level or instrument-level sources like guitar or bass. You can record up to two tracks simultaneously, and mix down to a stereo track.

Fully Loaded with FX

The DP-008EX is there to get you from the bare bones of a song to the final stages of production. Insert effects such as EQ, compressor, de-esser, and exciter are available for all input channels, and adjustable 2-band EQ is ready to go for each track. Six different types of reverb -- including Hall1/2, Room, Studio, read more and Plate1/2 -- are especially helpful for tailoring vocals to suit any song, finding their place alongside useful mastering effects such as 2-band EQ, Multi-band compressor, and Normalize. What's more, dedicated control knobs give you the hands-on satisfaction of tweaking your tone on each track.

Great for guitarists, the DP-008EX packs its own chromatic tuner and metronome, allowing you to scale down your recording rig without missing a beat or drifting out of tune. So that you can correct your recordings as you create them, the Pocketstudio also offers handy Undo/Redo functionality.

Flexible Storage and Transfer

The ability to record straight to an SD or SDHC card means you can store up to 32 GB of audio, as well as transfer your files via USB or SD card readers from the digital recorder directly to your computer for further processing in your DAW.

Put Track Mastering on Auto Pilot

Say yes to instant mastering -- TASCAM's DP-008EX offers a unique Auto Analysis Mastering tool, which provides you with an easy way to master your tracks in one step. Simply select a master style (Natural or Maximum) and the DP-008EX will intelligently analyze your song data in order to make its calculation.

Features:

- Digital 8-track recorder
- 44.1 kHz/16-bit quality recording
- 2 Tracks simultaneous recording and 8 tracks simultaneous playback
- Dedicated stereo master track available
- Conveniently record to SD/SDHC card (up to 32 GB)
- 2 Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphones for capturing audio on the spot
- Selectable microphone sensitivity (Low/High)
- 2 TS 1/4" or XLR mic/line inputs
- Input A lets you directly connect high-impedance instruments such an electric guitar
- Phantom power supply onboard
- Independent Level/Pan/Reverb Send knobs for each track
- 2 RCA unbalanced line inputs
- 20 mW/ch headphone output
- Footswitch ready with polarity switching (Notice: can't use RC-3F)
- Bright 128 x 64 dot-matrix LCD with backlight
- Insert effects for input channels (2-band shelving EQ, compressor, exciter, de-esser)
- Mastering effects (2-band shelving EQ, multi-band compressor, normalize)
- Auto analysis mastering function
- 2-Band shelving EQ for each track
- Reverb effects (Hall 1/2, Room, Studio, Plate 1/2)
- Direct locate function by jog-wheel
- Repeat playback between In/Out point
- Track edit functions: Copy Paste, Copy Insert, Move Paste, Move Insert, Open, Cut, Silence, Clone Track, Clean Out
- Bounce function allows recording of 6 additional tracks
- Undo/Redo (Undo History) function
- Chromatic tuner and metronome included
- High-speed data transfer by USB 2.0 connection
- Backup and restore songs
- File import/export in WAV format (mono/stereo)
- Export stereo master file in stereo WAV format
- Powered by 4 AA batteries for up to 6.5 hours of recording time
- Can use an optional AC adapter ready (TASCAM PS-P520) or external battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA)
- Comes with a 2 GB SD card, 4 AA batteries, USB cable, warranty card, and manual
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- Eight mono tracks
- CD-quality recording (16bit/44.1kHz)
- Two tracks simultaneous recording/ eight tracks simultaneous playback
- Dedicated stereo master track available
- Record to SD/SDHC card (Up to 32GB)
- 2 Built-in omni-directional condenser microphones
- Microphone sensitivity can be selected from 2-positions (Low/High)
- Two TS 1/4" or XLR mic/line inputs
- INPUT A can connect high-impedance instrument directly (Like an electric-guitar)
- Phantom power supply
- Independent LEVEL/PAN/Reverb SEND knobs for each track
- Two RCA unbalanced line inputs
- 20mW/ch headphone output
- Footswitch ready with polarity switching (Notice: can't use RC-3F)
- 128x64 dot-matrix LCD with backlight
- Four AA batteries operation up to 6.5 hours (When recording, using the eneloop battery)
- Insert effects for input channels (2-band shelving EQ, compressor, exciter, de-esser)
- Mastering effects (2-band shelving EQ, multi-band compressor, normalize)
- Auto analysis mastering function
- 2-band shelving EQ for each track
- Reverb effects (Hall1/2,Room,Studio,Plate1/2)
- Optional AC adapter ready (TASCAM PS-P520)
- Can connect an external battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA)
- Direct locate function by jog-wheel
- Repeat playback between IN/OUT point
- Track edit functions: COPY PASTE, COPY INSERT, MOVE PASTE, MOVE INSERT, OPEN, CUT, SILENCE, CLONE TRACK, CLEAN OUT)
- Bounce function allows recording of more six tracks
- UNDO/REDO(UNDO HISTORY) function
- Chromatic tuner and metronome included
- High-speed data transfer by USB2.0 connection
- Backup and restore songs
- File import/export by Wav format (mono/stereo)
- Export stereo master file as stereo wav format
- 2GB SD card included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 7 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAS DP008EX
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-726-0303

TASCAM DP-008EX Pocketstudio 8-Track

Song ideas can happen anywhere and with the TASCAM DP-008EX you're ready. Jot down all of the key components to your songs using this professional sounding multi-track recorder. Be ready wherever creativity strikes.

Built-In High-Quality Stereo Condenser Microphones -- For Easy On-the-Spot Recording
The DP-008EX is built with two condenser microphones directly in the front of the unit. Record vocals or acoustic guitar anytime without the need for extra equipment or set-up time. TASCAM held many evaluation tests to secure the best sounding microphones and structures. Modeled after the top-selling DR series microphones, you can be assured you're receiving getting the highest-quality sound.

Simple and Easy-to-Use Interface -- Designed Like an Analog Cassette MTR
Both models are optimally designed for on-the-spot recording. No unnecessary features were included that might complicate the recording to ensure easy functionality. Designed with Analog functionality and dedicated control knobs, the DP-008EX is the simplest to use songwriting scratchpad on the market.

Ultra Light Weight Design -- Carry It With You Everywhere In Your Gig-Bag
The DP-008EX features an ultra light-weight design to ensure portability.

Chromatic Tuner and Metronome Included
The DP-008EX features a fully functioning chromatic tuner and a metronome.

Two Analog Inputs for External Microphones and Electric/Acoustic Guitar, etc.
The DP-008EX has two input terminals by phone-jack, these terminals providing a connection to an external microphone, an electric-acoustic guitar and a line-level device like a synthesizer.

Great Flexibility for Post-Production

Record to SD/SDHC Card (up to 32GB), High-Speed Data Transfer via USB 2.0
The DP-008EX can record to widely available SD/SDHC card media (2GB card included). In addition, the DP-008EX can connect to PCs via USB2.0 for high-speed data transferring. All song ideas can be transferred via USB or SD card readers to and from the DP-008EX at any point in the recording process. Files can be used in correspondence with DAWs.

Quickly Fix/Re-record Tracks with the UNDO/REDO Function for Worry-Free Recording
The DP-008EX supports file import/export by Wav format. Mono and stereo file are also available.

Plentiful Features in a Compact Package

Two XLR Inputs with Full +48V Phantom Power
The DP-008EX can supply phantom power for condenser microphones, even when operated with AA batteries.

Grab Your Ideal Sounds with Insert Effects for All Inputs
The DP-008EX is designed with insert effects for all input channels. Insert effects include EQ, compressor, de-esser and exciter. For Vocal recording, you can use the EQ to boost your desired frequency range, and compress your tracks to normalize your song.

2-Band Shelving EQ for Each Track
Demo song needs the same high-quality as final masters. The DP-008EX has separately adjustable 2-band EQ for each track. Hi-range EQ can be adjusted from 1.7kHz to 18kHz, Low-range EQ can be adjusted from 32Hz to 1.6kHz.

Ideal for Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, etc. Utilize the DP-008EX's Built-In Effects
The DP-008EX has six different types of reverb to help tailor your ideal sounding vocals to any style song. Easily set your reverb with dedicated control knobs for each track.
Reverb effects include: Hall1/2, Room, Studio, Plate1/2. Reverb time and master level can both be adjusted.

Eliminate the Need for Any Other Products with Built-In Mastering Effects
The DP-008EX's built-in mastering effects will provide high-quality master-like file creation. The mastering effects include 2-band EQ, Multi-band compressor and Normalize effect. Finalize dynamic and powerful sounding songs by utilizing the DP-008EX's mastering effects.

The Auto Analysis Mastering Function Allows Easy Track Mastering
Anyone using the DP-008EX can easily master tracks with the Auto Analysis Mastering tool. In one step, select a mastering style, NATURAL or MAXIMUM, then the DP-008EX will make the calculation based on analysis of the song data.

Features:

- Eight mono tracks
- CD-quality recording (16bit/44.1kHz)
- Two tracks simultaneous recording/ eight tracks simultaneous playback
- Dedicated stereo master track available
- Record to SD/SDHC card (Up to 32GB)
- 2 Built-in omni-directional condenser microphones
- Microphone sensitivity can be selected from 2-positions (Low/High)
- Two TS 1/4" or XLR mic/line inputs
- INPUT A can connect high-impedance instrument directly (Like an electric-guitar)
- Phantom power supply
- Independent LEVEL/PAN/Reverb SEND knobs for each track
- Two RCA unbalanced line inputs
- 20mW/ch headphone output
- Footswitch ready with polarity switching (Notice: can't use RC-3F)
- 128x64 dot-matrix LCD with backlight
- Four AA batteries operation up to 6.5 hours (When recording, using the eneloop battery)
- Insert effects for input channels (2-band shelving EQ, compressor, exciter, de-esser)
- Mastering effects (2-band shelving EQ, multi-band compressor, normalize)
- Auto analysis mastering function
- 2-band shelving EQ for each track
- Reverb effects (Hall1/2,Room,Studio,Plate1/2)
- Optional AC adapter ready (TASCAM PS-P520)
- Can connect an external battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA)
- Direct locate function by jog-wheel
- Repeat playback between IN/OUT point
- Track edit functions: COPY PASTE, COPY INSERT, MOVE PASTE, MOVE INSERT, OPEN, CUT, SILENCE, CLONE TRACK, CLEAN OUT)
- Bounce function allows recording of more six tracks
- UNDO/REDO(UNDO HISTORY) function
- Chromatic tuner and metronome included
- High-speed data transfer by USB2.0 connection
- Backup and restore songs
- File import/export by Wav format (mono/stereo)
- Export stereo master file as stereo wav format
- 2GB SD card included
(4 ratings)
Submitted April 21, 2016 by Robert T in Lakeland, GA
"Excellent Recorder"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
For the price, this digital recorder is incredible. It allows a lot of play in your recording, from mastering your tracks, over laying them, to fades and fade outs, tuning etc. The 2 condenser microphones built into the device work well for open recording, even acoustic guitar and drums. Electric guitars allow you to plug in straight to the player, or to play from your amplifier. My only complaint is that the device does not come with an external power supply. It runs off of 4 AA Batteries, the power supply is separate.
Musical Background:
Drums for 1 year, guitar for 16 years
Musical Style:
Rock, classic or otherwise
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