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TascamDP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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All I Need

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...Read complete review

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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Bummer

Got it in Feb.Didn't get to use it then.5 months later,tried it.Nothing worked but the lights staying on.B&Hsite just referred repair to Tascam.Of course the costis more than I paid for the...Read complete review

Got it in Feb.Didn't get to use it then.5 months later,tried it.Nothing worked but the lights staying on.B&Hsite just referred repair to Tascam.Of course the costis more than I paid for the unit.

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5.0

Excellent!

By Sheepy999

from Bloomington, IN

Verified Buyer

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

Yes, excellent is what I meant. I hate having spelling errors in a review. Anyway, it's a great piece of gear!

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5.0

Excelent sound quality and easy to use!

By Sheepy999

from Bloomington, IN

Verified Buyer

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

Tascam never lets me down! This product is pretty amazing, considering its size and the sound quality far surpasses expectations. Can't wait to really dig in and do more with it!

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5.0

Great Value for money

By Uriel

from Israel

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

Easy to use.
Good audio quality

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5.0

Perfect

By Mako

from Michigan

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

This recorder has the option to be very simple or detailed. I use it heavily to make sample tracks, and I also find me using the DAW to just make the whole song instead of tinkering on the computer. I'm starting to think the simplicity of it will outlast any computer and I know I won't have to worry about having to update software, hardware, monitors etc. I use my old PSP charging cord and a 5 volt cellphone wall plug for power.

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5.0

Incredible device for singer/songwriters on the road

By dgkenney

from California

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Convienece
  • Portability
  • Recording Quality 16bit

Cons

  • Ac Adaptor Not Included

Best Uses

  • On The Road Capture
  • Sketchpad
  • Songwriter Capture

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

I love this thing. I have an extensive in-home studio with professional level mics, compressors, eq's etc. I was always hoping for a quick sketchpad for on the road. I have my laptop of course but dragging along microphones, stands, cables, audio interface etc. was not convenient in the least. This accomplishes all that and the ease of operation is as simple as the old cassette recorder/players. The built-in microphones are impressive for acoustic guitar and singing. The ease of building up tracks for harmonies or additional instrument tracks through line and guitar DI inputs is fabulous. It includes, reverb, dynamics and equalization on each channel. It's an incredible little sketch pad. You can output 44.1/16 bit wav files for import into your "back home" DAW. This has been one of my best additions to capturing on-the-spot recordings. The quality is very good. Can't say enough.

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4.0

Great little deviice

By tkdkerry

from Wichita, KS

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Excellent Price Point
  • Good Controls
  • Many Features
  • Solid Construction

Cons

  • Power Supply Is A Must

Best Uses

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

    I bought this to use as a recorder for my drums when I accompany play-along music. Granted, it's a little overkill for simple playalong recording, but I got it to give me growth capability as I get deeper into recording, and for that the price point made it an excellent choice. Despite aging hands and eyes, I find the controls relatively easy to use, though being a little larger wouldn't hurt. The operational modes and menues can be a little confusing at first, but it didn't take long to figure out how to get going, and within no time I was layering percussion parts. The bottom line is that while it may seem daunting, the learning curve really isn't that steep. Definitely get the power supply, though. I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5 since I've only had it a short time, also because I have not made use of the internal mics.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Love

    By Jenn

    from Columbia

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

    Easy to use, fast service!

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    1.0

    Bummer

    By Jimson

    from Antioch,Tn.

    Verified Buyer

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

    Got it in Feb.Didn't get to use it then.5 months later,tried it.Nothing worked but the lights staying on.B&Hsite just referred repair to Tascam.Of course the costis more than I paid for the unit.

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    • No

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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

    • Was this a gift?:
    • 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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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent!

      By Santa's Helper

      from Blacklick, OH

      Verified Buyer

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      !!YEA,YEA,YEA!!

      By Khister

      from panama city florida

      Verified Buyer

      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.

      Verified Buyer

      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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      • No

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