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Tascam DP008EX Compact 8 Track Recorder

Product Code: TADP008EX
Manufacturer: Tascam

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Our Price £276.99INC
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DP-008EX OVERVIEW

A Necessity for All Songwriters,

POCKETSTUDIO The Perfect "Music Sketch Pad"
Built-In Microphones for Multi-Track Recording Anytime, Anywhere

"Music Sketch Pad" A Songwriting Tool That Anyone Can Use"

Battery-Powered Compact Multi-Track Recorder

Song ideas can happen anywhere.

With the DP-006 and the DP-008EX, you'll be ready. Jot down ideas for your songs using these professional sounding multi-track recorders. For extra battery life, you can add TASCAM's BP-6AA external battery pack.

Simple, 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, and dedicated knobs make recording faster than digging through menus. Designed with Portastudio functionality, these POCKETSTUDIOs are the easiest songwriting scratchpads you can buy.

Ultra Light Weight Design; Carry It With You Everywhere

Tuner and Metronome Included

Both models include a fully functioning chromatic tuner and a metronome.

Two Analog Inputs for External Microphones and Electric/Acoustic Guitar

Both models have two inputs with 1/4" jacks, these terminals provide to connect an external microphone, an electric-acoustic guitar and a line-level device like a synthesizer. Cables sold seperately allow you to connect an iPad or other sound device.

Record to SD/SDHC Card (up to 32GB) With High-Speed Data Transfer via USB2.0

Both models record to widely available SD/SDHC card media (2GB card included). In addition, both models 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 units at any point in the recording process. Files can be used in DAW software for further editing and production.

Quickly Fix/Re-record Tracks with the UNDO/REDO Function

Fix performance errors using the Undo and Redo functions. Instant Undo frees you to try new ideas without worrying about erasing your last take.

File Import and Export by Wav Format

Both models supported file import/export by Wav format. Also, mono file and stereo file are available. This feature offers various advantages. For example, at first, you import an instrumental song which created by a DAW. Then, your ideas capture by the DP-006 or the DP-008EX. After recording, these ideas can export from a DP, you can be editing and mixing raw song data and recorded data on your DAW.

Both models provide editing features.

DP-006: Clone track, Clean out, Silence, Cut, Open

DP-008EX: Copy paste, Copy insert, Move paste, Move insert, Open, Cut, Silence, Clone track, Clean out

DP-008EX Features: Professional Recording in a Compact Package

Two XLR Inputs with +48V Phantom Power

The DP-008EX can supply phantom power for condenser microphones, even when operated with AA batteries.<br> (Notice: Operating time becomes shorter when used with phantom power supply. We recommend connecting TASCAM's BP-6AA or a power supply when using phantom power.)

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.

Demo songs need the same high-quality as final masters. The DP-008EX has adjustable 2-band shelving EQ for each track. The Hi-range EQ can be adjusted from 1.7kHz to 18kHz, and the Low-range EQ from 32Hz to 1.6kHz.

Built-in Reverb Effects

The DP-008EX has six different types of reverb to help find the ideal space for your song. It's simple to send to the 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.

Built-In Mastering Effects

The DP-008EX's built-in mastering effects will provide high-quality master-like file creation without the need for external devices or software. The mastering effects include 2-band EQ, Multi-band compressor and a Normalize effect. Finalize dynamic and powerful-sounding mixes using the DP-008EX's mastering effects.

Auto Analysis Mastering Function For 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 calculate the best mastering sound based on analysis of the song data.

Features at-a-glance

DP-006

  • Up to six tracks recording (2mono tracks+ 2mono/stereo switchable tracks)
  • Up to six tracks recording (2mono tracks+ 2mono/stereo switchable tracks)
  • CD quality recording (16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Two tracks simultaneous recording/ six 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 3-positions (Low/Mid/High)
  • Two TS 1/4" mic/line inputs
  • INPUT A can connect high-impedance instrument directly (Like an electric-guitar)
  • Independent LEVEL/PAN(BALANCE) knobs for each track
  • 15mW/ch headphone output
  • 128x64 dot-matrix LCD
  • Four AA batteries operation up to 9 hours (When recording, using the eneloop battery)
  • Optional AC adapter ready (TASCAM PS-P520)
  • Can connect to an external battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA)
  • Tripod screw hole
  • Direct locate function by jog-wheel
  • Repeat playback between IN/OUT point
  • Track edit functions(CLONE TRACK, CLEAN OUT, SILENCE, CUT, OPEN)
  • 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

DP-008EX

  • 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
DP-008EX DP-006
Recording media SD card(512MB-2GB), SDHC card(4GB-32GB)
File system TASCAM original (MTR partition)
FAT32 (FAT partition)
INPUT A/B  
XLR  
Connectors XLR-3-31(1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD), BALANCED -
Input impedance 2.4kohms -
Nominal input level -8dBu -
Maximum input level +8dBu -
1/4" TS-jack  
Connectors 6.3mm(1/4") TS-jack, UNBALANCED
Input impedance 10kohms or more(INPUT A:MIC/LINE),
1MΩ(INPUT A:GUITAR)
Nominal input level -10dBV
Maximum input level +6dBV
Headroom 16dB
Built-in microphones Omni-directional condenser microphone x 2

LINE OUT

Connectors RCA pin-jack 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
Nominal output level -10dBV -16dBV
Maximum output level +6dBV 0dBV

PHONES

Connectors 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
Maximum output level 20mW+20mW or more
(THD+N less than 0.1%, 32ohms loaded)
15mW+15mW
(THD+N less than 0.1%, 32ohms loaded)
USB  
Connectors USB Mini-B type 4-pin
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
  Continuous battery operation time
Alkaline battery (EVOLTA) About 5.5H (Using line input/recording)
About 6H (Using headphone/playback)
About 8H (Using line input/recording)
About 8.5H (Using headphone/playback)
Nickel-metal battery (eneloop) About 6.5H (Using line input/recording)
About 7H (Using headphone/playback)
About 9H (Using line input/recording)
About 9.5H (Using headphone/playback)
Power Four AA batteries (Alkaline or nickel-metal battery)
AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P520, sold separately)
Power consumption 2.4W(Maximum) 1W(Maximum)
Dimensions 221(W)×44.3(H)×126.5(D)mm 155(W)×41.5(H)×107(D)mm
Weight 610g(Without batteries) 360g(Without batteries)
Operating temperature 5-35˚C
Backup memory In the PREFERENCES, contents of "Repeat Int", "Auto Power Save", "Contrast", "Back Light" and "FootSW Polarity". Contents of INPUT SETTING(Without EQ) In the PREFERENCES, contents of "Repeat Int", "Auto Pwr Save" and "Contrast"
Accessories 2GB SD card, AA battery x4, USB cable (80cm), Warranty card, Owner's manual

Operating system requirements

Windows  
OS Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows 7,Windows 8
Macintosh  
OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2),Mac OS X Panther (V10.3),Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5),Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8),OS X Lion(V10.7),OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)

Audio performance

Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz (+1/-3dB, INPUT (MIC/LINE) to LINE OUT)
Distortion Less than 0.05% (INPUT (LINE) to LINE OUT)
S/N ratio More than 81dB (INPUT (MIC/LINE) to LINE OUT)

DP-008EX Tested media List

Last update: June 3, 2014
Maker Series Model Capacity Result
SanDisk SanDisk Extreme®
SDHC™ UHS-I Card (Class10)
SDSDXS-032G-J35 32GB OK
SDSDXS-016G-J35 16GB OK
SDSDXS-008G-J35 8GB OK
Lexar Lexar® Platinum II
SDHC™ UHS-I Card (Class10)
LSD8GBBBJP200C10 8GB OK
Panasonic SDHC Card
(Class6) R:20MB/s
RP-SDLC32GJK 32GB N/A
RP-SDLC16GJK 16GB N/A
RP-SDLC08GJK 8GB N/A
RP-SDLC04GJK 4GB N/A
Maker Series Model Capacity Result
SanDisk SanDisk Extreme Pro®
SDHC™UHS-I Card (Class10)
SDSDXPA-032G-J35 32G OK
SDSDXPA-016G-J35 16G OK
SanDisk Extreme Pro®
SDHC™UHS-I Card
SDSDXP1-032G-J95 32G OK
SDSDXP1-008G-J95 8G OK
SanDisk Extreme®
SDHC™ UHS-I Card (Class10)
SDSDX-032G-J35 32G OK
SDSDX-016G-J35 16G OK
SDSDX-032G-J95 32G OK
SDSDX-016G-J95 16G OK
SDSDX-008G-J95 8G OK
SDSDX-004G-J95
4G OK
SanDisk Extreme®
SDHC™ Card (Class10)
SDSDX3-032G-J31A 32G OK
SDSDX3-016G-J31A 16G OK
SDSDX3-008G-J31A 8G OK
SDSDX3-004G-J31A 4G OK
SanDisk Extreme® III
SDHC™ Card
SDSDX3-008G-P31 8G OK
SDSDX3-8192-J21 8G OK
SanDisk Extreme®
HD Video SDHC™ Card (Class10)
SDSDX3-016G-J21N 16G OK
SDSDX3-8192-J21N 8G OK
SDSDX3-4096-J21N 4G OK
SanDisk Ultra® 
SDHC™ UHS-I Card (Class10)
SDSDU-032G-J35 32GB OK
SDSDU-016G-J35 16GB OK
SDSDU-008G-J35 8GB OK
SanDisk Ultra® 
SDHC™ UHS-I Card (Class6)
SDSDH-004G-J35 4GB OK
SanDisk Ultra®
SD™/SDHC™ Card
SDSDH-016G-J61 16G OK
SDSDH-008G-J61 8G OK
SDSDH-004G-J61 4G OK
SDSDH-002G-J61 2G OK
SanDisk Ultra®
SD™/SDHC™ Card (CLASS 4)
SDSDH-032G-J95 32G OK
SDSDH-016G-J95 16G OK
SDSDH-008G-J95 8G OK
SDSDH-004G-J95 4G OK
SDSDH-002G-J95 2G OK
SanDisk Standard
SD™/SDHC™ Card
SDSDB-016G-J95 16G OK
SDSDB-8192-P36 8G OK
SDSDB-4096-P36 4G OK
SDSDB-2048-J95B 2GB OK
SDSDB-2048-P36 2G OK
SDSDB-1024-J60 1G OK
Lexar Lexar® Professional 600x
SDHC™ UHS-I Card (Class10)
LSD32GCTBJP600 32GB OK
LSD16GCTBJP600 16GB OK
Lexar® Professional 400x
SDHC™ UHS-I Card (Class10)
LSD32GCTBJP400 32GB OK
LSD16GCTBJP400 16GB OK
LSD8GBCTBJP400 8GB OK
Lexar® Professional 133x
SDHC™ Card (Class6)
LSD8GBDRBJP133 8GB OK
LSD4GBDRBJP133 4G OK
Lexar® Platinum II 200x
SDHC™ UHS-I Card (Class10)
LSD32GBBJP200 32GB OK
LSD16GBBJP200 16GB OK
Lexar® Platinum II 100x
SDHC™ Card(Class10)
LSD32GBCJP100C10 32GB N/A
LSD16GBCJP100C10 16GB N/A
Lexar® Platinum II 100x
SDHC™ Card(Class10)
LSD32GBCJP100 32GB OK
Lexar® Platinum II 100x
SDHC™ Card(Class6)
LSD8GBBCJP100 8GB OK
LSD4GBBCJP100 4GB OK
Lexar® Platinum II 60x
SDHC™ Card(Class6)
LSD32GBCJP060 32G N/A
LSD16GBCJP060 16G OK
LSD8GBBCJP060 8G N/A
LSD4GBBCJP060 4G N/A
Lexar® Standard
SDHC™ Card(Class4)
LSD32GACJP 32GB OK
LSD16GACJP 16GB OK
Lexar® SuperValue
SDHC™ Card(Class2)
LSD8GBASVDJP 8GB OK
LSD4GBASVDJP 4GB OK
Lexar® Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC™) Card (Class6) LSD32GABJPCL6 32GB N/A
LSD16GABJPCL6 16GB N/A
LSD8GBABJPCL6 8GB N/A
Lexar® Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC™) Card (Class2) LSD8GBACJP 8G N/A
LSD4GBACJP 4G N/A
Lexar® Secure Digital (SD™) Card (Class2) LSD2GBACJP 2G OK
Panasonic Premium PRO SDHC UHS-I Card (Class10) R:95MB/s W:80MB/s RP-SDAB16GJK 16GB N/A
RP-SDAB08GJK 8GB OK
SDHC (UHS-I / Class10)
R:95MB/s W:80MB/s
RP-SDA32GJ1K 32GB OK
RP-SDA16GJ1K 16GB OK
RP-SDA08GJ1K 8GB OK
Premium SDHC UHS-I Card (Class10) R:90MB/s W:45MB/s RP-SDUB32GJK 32GB N/A
RP-SDUB16GJK 16GB N/A
RP-SDUB08GJK 8GB N/A
SDHC (UHS-I / Class10)
R:90MB/s W:25MB/s
RP-SDU32GJ1K 32GB OK
RP-SDU16GJ1K 16GB OK
RP-SDU08GJ1K 8GB OK
SDHC Card
(Class10) R:20MB
RP-SDWA32GJK 32GB N/A
RP-SDWA16GJK 16GB OK
RP-SDWA08GJK 8GB N/A
RP-SDWA04GJK 4GB N/A
SDHC Class10 RP-SDW32GJ1K 32G OK
RP-SDW16GJ1K 16G OK
RP-SDW08GJ1K 8G OK
RP-SDW04GJ1K 4G OK
SD/SDHC Class6 RP-SDV08GL1K 8G N/A
RP-SDV04GL1K 4G OK
RP-SDV01GL1A 1G OK
SD/SDHC Cards
(Class4) R:20MB
RP-SDLB16GJK 16GB OK
RP-SDLB08GJK 8GB OK
RP-SDLB04GJK 4GB OK
RP-SDL32GJ1K 32GB OK
RP-SDL16GJ1K 16GB OK
RP-SDL08GJ1K 8GB OK
RP-SDL04GJ1K 4GB OK
RP-SDL02GJ1K 2GB OK
SDHC Class4 RP-SDM08GL1K 8G OK
RP-SDP02GJ1K 2G OK
RP-SDM01GL1A 1G OK
Transcend SDHC Card Class 6 TS8GSDHC6 8G OK
Secure Digital Card TS1GSDC 1G OK
TOSHIBA SDHC Class4 SD-K04GR5W4 4G OK
HAGIWARA T Series HPC-SDH8GT4C 8GB OK
HPC-SDH4GT4C 4GB OK
HPC-SD2GT4C 2GB OK
HPC-SD1GT4C 1GB OK
Kingston SD SD/2GBFE 2G OK
SD/1GBFE 1G OK
Secure Digital High Capacity SD/8GB 8G N/A
SD/4GB 4G N/A
SiliconPower 45X SP002GBSDC045V10 2G OK
PQI Secure Digital 1.1 SDB-1G 1G OK
Secure Digital 2.0 SDH6B-8G 8G OK

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