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Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio

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Product Highlights

  • Dual Omnidirectional Microphones
  • Records WAV Files at 16-Bit/44.1 kHz
  • Onboard Channel, Reverb and Mastering FX
  • XLR and 1/4" TS Inputs
  • Mini USB 2.0 Output
  • Integrated Metronome and Tuner
  • Includes 2GB SD Card
  • 5.5 Hours of Operation on 4 AA Batteries
  • RCA Stereo Line Output
  • 1/8" Stereo Headphone Output
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You Pay: $149.99

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The DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio from Tascam is a compact, battery-powered multitrack recorder, featuring two built-in omnidirectional condenser microphones and WAV file resolution up to 16-bit/44.1kHz. Additionally, two balanced XLR inputs and two unbalanced 1/4" TS inputs can be used to record mic, line or Hi-Z instrument signals. The XLR inputs have switchable +48V Phantom power. Designed with analog functionality and dedicated control knobs, the DP-008EX is ideal for on-the-spot recording. A Mini USB 2.0 output facilitates high-speed file transfer to your Mac or PC.

The DP-008EX features onboard effects on all its input channels. Compressor, 2-band shelving EQ, de-esser and exciter are available on each track. Additionally, the DP-008EX has six different types of reverb built-in. Mastering effects for the stereo mix are also included, offering 2-band EQ, multi-band compression and normalizing. An Auto Analysis Mastering tool is also included, making the process easy, just choose between Natural or Maximum.

The DP-008EX provides a line output on a stereo pair of RCA jacks, as well as an 1/8" stereo headphone output. An integrated chromatic tuner and metronome help you perfect your performance. For elongated battery life, the DP-008EX is compatible with Tascam's BP-6AA external battery pack. It can also be powered by the PS-P520 AC adapter. Both alternative powering solutions are sold separately.

Versatile Recording and Data Transfer
The DP-008EX can record, import and export 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files. It is compatible with both mono and stereo files.
Recording Media Included
The DP-008EX records WAV files to SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB, a 2GB card is included. High-speed data transfer is available through the onboard USB 2.0 port. Your files can then be imported to your favorite DAW.
Recording / Playback Engines
The DP-008EX can record 2 mono tracks or 1 stereo track simultaneously. It offers up to 8 tracks of simultaneous playback.
Additional Features
  • Dedicated stereo master track available
  • Selectable low/high microphone sensitivity
  • Independent level / pan / reverb send controls per track
  • Backlit 128 x 64 dot-matrix LCD
  • Direct locate function by jog-wheel
  • Undo / Redo function
  • Track editing functions
  • Backup and restore songs
UPC: 043774028467
Recording Specifications
Recording Media SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB)
File System TASCAM original (MTR partition)
FAT32 (FAT partition)
Microphone Inputs
Connectors 2 x XLR balanced
Input Impedance 2.4kΩ
Nominal Input Level -8 dBu
Maximum Input Level +8 dBu
Line Input
Connector 2 x 1/4" TS unbalanced
Input Impedances Switchable:
≥ 10kΩ mic/line
1MΩ guitar
Nominal Input Level -10 dBV
Maximum Input Level +6 dBV
Headroom 16 dB
Built-In Microphone Specifications
Type 2 x omni-directional condenser microphone
Line Output
Connector 2 x RCA phono (1 x L/R)
Nominal Output Level -10 dBV
Maximum Output Level +6 dBV
Headphone Output
Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini
Maximum Output Level ≥ 20 mW per side
(THD+N less than 0.1%, 32Ω loaded)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB
Distortion < 0.05%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 81 dB
USB Connectivity
USB Connector 1 x USB Mini-B 4-pin
Format USB 2.0 high speed mass storage class
Operating System Requirements Windows XP / Vista / 7
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
General Specifications
Power Requirements 4 x AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
TASCAM PS-P520 AC adapter (sold separately)
Battery Life (approx.) 5.5 hrs alkaline, 6.5 hrs NiMH (using line input/recording)
6 hrs alkaline, 7 NiMH (using headphone/playback)
Power Consumption 2.4W maximum
Operating Temperature Range 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.7 x 1.74 x 5" (221 x 44.3 x 126.5 mm)
Weight 1.34 lb (610 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.9 x 6.9 x 3.7"
Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio
  • 2GB SD Card
  • 4 x AA Battery
  • 31.5" (80cm) USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    TascamDP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio
     
    4.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    5.0

    studio pro

    By Texas Ears

    from New York, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • All Necessary Features
    • Great price
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Screen not bright enough
    • Small screen

    Best Uses

    • Song Demos
    • Throw Down A Quick Idea

    Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

    great for making a scratch demo

    to be used while away from home

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    Awesome .....really

    By Juneau

    from Louisiana

    Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

    Best bang for my money... Clear sound.. I'm loving this thing... Had it figured out in one hour

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    5.0

    Works Well

    By Ty

    from Richville, mn

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

    Does what I need it too.

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    5.0

    Simple, Effective, Love it !

    By MBenley

    from Lexington KY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Great Sound quality
    • Portability

    Cons

    • No Auxiliary Jack

    Best Uses

    • Demos
    • Exporting Clean Tracks
    • Full Albums
    • Idea Sketchpad
    • Practice

    Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

    I purchased the DP-008EX for fun and ease of use. I am a solo musician and my main use is of course multi-track layering. Having had previously only used software based DAWs. I found this item to be very similar. I was very comfortable with the logical control layout and intuitive interface. The audio quality from both the internal mics and line inputs were amazing. The added convenience of basic effects like reverb, an on-board tuner and metronome coupled with the portability of being battery powered make this my "idea sketchpad for song structures." I am completely loving this purchase.

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    • No

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    5.0

    You can do wonders with this

    By Toby

    from Pearsall, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good price
    • Great sound
    • Sort Of Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Get All Ur Songs Recorded

      Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

      Its like going into a studio but with a small budget. I love it actually. Try it out so you kinda have an idea for when you do go into a studio.

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      5.0

      Excellent!

      By Santa's Helper

      from Blacklick, OH

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            Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

            I bought this as a Christmas gift for my daughter's significant other .. and he LOVES it. digital .. easy to use .. replaces several pieces of older equipment. And portable. he's 'stoked' according to my daughter.

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            • Yes

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            5.0

            !!YEA,YEA,YEA!!

            By Khister

            from panama city florida

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

                  Man, this little thing is just Too Cool!! Being an old-school musician..It's like using the Tascam Portastudio from days gone by with a great digital tone & easy to use. Love it!!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great purchase experience thru B&H!

                  By Tim

                  from Stanley N.C

                  Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

                  I ordered the Tascam 008ex digital recorder from B&H, they had my item in stock at a lower price than I could actually find the older Tascam 008 model for. They also threw in a very nice Gator bag in for free with my purchase. The bag is of very high quality, and definitely a big plus being that the bag was pretty pricy by itself. They did a great job with the packing of my item to make sure it wasn't damaged during shipping. B&H are surely the guys to go with for your audio and video needs. Great job! Thanks B&H!

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                  5.0

                  Good gear for the price!

                  By Marcio

                  from Brazil

                  Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

                  The gear offers great features for it's price! It is stand alone and works anywhere.

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                  5.0

                  Can't be beat for the price !

                  By Strat

                  from NYC

                  Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

                  Bought this for my son . Great 1st device . Master this then you can upgrade but you can do a lot with this handy device . But the power adapter otherwise just on batteries.

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                  4.0

                  Slick little machine

                  By Anthony James Productions

                  from Las Cruces, NM

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Low Cost
                  • price
                  • Quiet
                  • Small
                  • Solid

                  Cons

                  • Internal Mics Useless
                  • No External Power Adapter
                  • Sow Render Time

                  Best Uses

                  • Audio Voice Over
                  • Solo Musicians

                  Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

                  I got this to record voice overs for videos and to record audio books. It is not only an excellent recorder, it is also a daw, albeit a simple daw. You can add effects and master songs right in the machine itself. I personally don't edit in the Tascam, but I did test its various functions for warranty purposes, and they all work quite well. A person could do a great demo right out of the box - if you have a good mic, that is. The built-in mics are useless for pro work. I wouldn't use them for anything but note taking, and since this isn't a pocket recorder, I doubt I will ever use the internal mic. However, if you link a professional level 48v phantom powered condenser mic to this little box, you can produce professional recordings with ease.

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                  5.0

                  EXCELLENT IN-HOME RECORDER

                  By DJ the Big Cat

                  from Rowlett, Tx.

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                        Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

                        I am an Acoustic player and this is perfect for overlaying vocal tracks and sound tracks. This has professional quality sound when I am plugged or unplugged. I'm loving it

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                        5.0

                        All I Need

                        By MikeM

                        from Indianapolis, IN

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                        Pros

                        • Complete Capability
                        • Easy to use
                        • Good Basic Sound

                        Cons

                        • Editing Can Be Challengin
                        • Not Many Effects

                        Best Uses

                        • Acoustic Pieces
                        • Ideas And Scratch Tracks
                        • Record Anywhere

                        Comments about Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio:

                        Been doing computer based recording for some time and found that the hassles of setting up and tearing down keep me from recording. The DP-008EX is the opposite - it's an invitation to get it out any time and start some basic ideas, then refine them and add the other parts. With the XLRs, phantom power, dynamics processing, and mastering capabilities it makes producing simple but listenable music a snap. Besides, I can do my mixes in my easy chair...

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                        Batteries & Power

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                        Tascam - PSP520 AC Power Adapter
                        • You Pay: $19.79
                         
                        Duracell - AA 1.5v Alkaline Coppertop Battery (4-Pack)
                        • You Pay: $2.79
                         

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                        Kopul - Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
                        • You Pay: $16.99
                         
                        Transcend - 2GB SD Memory Card
                        • You Pay: $4.95
                         

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                        • You Pay: $549.00
                         

                        Cases & Protection

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                        Gator Cases - G-MIXERBAG-1212 Padded Nylon Mixer/Equipment Bag
                        • You Pay: $34.99
                         
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