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Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder with Lavalier Mic and Timecode Support

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Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder with Lavalier Mic and Timecode Support
Key Features
  • For YouTube, Vlog, Music, Journalism
  • Lav Mic with Locking 3.5mm Connector
  • Wireless Control and Monitoring via App
  • Timecode Jam-Sync via 3.5mm Input
The Tentacle Sync TRACK E is a pocket audio recorder and lavalier microphone system that brings hands-free high-quality mono audio recording with timecode support to YouTubers, vloggers, journalists, musicians, and other content creators. The fast, all-in-one solution is designed to be easy for anyone to use, simply download the setup app to your iOS or Android mobile device, and you're ready to start recording in minutes.
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Tentacle Sync TRACK E Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Easy to Set Up and Use
  • 3Lavalier Microphone Included
  • 4Timecode Support For Video Creators

The Tentacle Sync TRACK E is a pocket audio recorder and lavalier microphone system that brings hands-free high-quality mono audio recording with timecode support to YouTubers, vloggers, journalists, musicians, and other content creators. The fast, all-in-one solution is designed to be easy for anyone to use, simply download the setup app to your iOS or Android mobile device, and you're ready to start recording in minutes.

The TRACK E easily clips to talent via the included belt clip and includes an omnidirectional lavalier microphone that plugs into its locking 3.5mm connector, a common connection compatible with a wide variety of lav mics. The unit features a 32-bit floating point recording option that offers extended headroom and eliminates digital clipping, while users making larger recordings can opt instead for the space-saving 24-bit option. The sampling rate is 48 kHz and audio is recorded to either the included 16GB microSD card or your own microSDHC card with a capacity of up to 32GB. 

Video content creators will appreciate the TRACK E's implementation of timecode support, making it easy to sync sound and video later in the postproduction editing process. If you have an audio recorder with built-in timecode and want to use that as the master, you can feed the timecode to the TRACK E's mic input and jam-sync it. You can use multiple TRACK Es in this manner by jam-syncing each unit. Alternatively, you can jam-sync a single SYNC E (available separately) to external code and sync multiple TRACK E units to it wirelessly via the app.

While the TRACK E doesn't output timecode, it does have a built-in timecode generator that allows you to use the app to synchronize multiple TRACK E units together from the same starting point and create multitrack recordings for music productions. Once running, the units will stay in sync, even if they are out of Bluetooth range with each other and/or your phone; you'll only need Bluetooth control to make setting changes or operate the units. In addition, Start/Stop can be activated manually on the unit itself with the user switch.

Bluetooth is implemented for sync and control purposes and can also be used for audio monitoring, though with substantial latency. Playback monitoring is also available via a 3.5mm headphone jack. The built-in rechargeable lithium battery supplies up to 10 hours of recording time and is charged via the USB Type-C port in a maximum time of two hours. A foam windscreen for the lav mic, lapel clip, USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable, USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable, and zipper bag are all included.

Easy to Set Up and Use

  • Simply download the free Tentacle Setup app for iOS and Android devices and get started making high quality 32- or 24-bit recordings at a 48 kHz sampling rate.
  • The TRACK E is designed to be simple to operate: You don't have to be an audio professional to get great results.
  • 32-bit floating-point recordings offer additional headroom and freedom when recording: Low-level recordings can be normalized without raising the noise floor.
  • The 3.5mm headphone jack allows for monitoring file playback in the field.
  • Use Bluetooth to wirelessly monitor the TRACK E audio on your iOS/Android mobile device. Please note that monitoring latency and connection stability is highly dependent on the smartphone you are using.

Lavalier Microphone Included

  • Just clip the included electret condenser lav mic to your clothing, plug into the locking 3.5mm input jack, and you're ready to record.
  • The lav features a forgiving omnidirectional polar pattern that picks up sound from all around the capsule—helping to keep levels consistent even when the talent turns away from the mic.

Timecode Support For Video Creators

  • Timecode support means its easy to sync your sound and video.
  • Jam-sync to incoming timecode via the mic input.
  • Link multiple TRACK E units wirelessly to create multitrack recordings.
  • Simply drop the synced audio into your editing system, or prepare for further postproduction with the included Tentacle Sync Studio software.

Tentacle Sync TRACK E Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of TracksWAV:
1
Maximum Sampling Rate48 kHz / 24-Bit
48 kHz / 32-Bit
Memory Card SupportmicroSDHC (Up to 32 GB)
Recording
Audio File FormatsRecording:
BWF, WAV
Sample Rates48 kHz (Record)
Bit Depth24-Bit
32-Bit
Signal Processing & FXLimiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode SupportYes
Frame Rates Supported23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30
Recording TimeWAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
30 Hrs
Connectivity
Analog I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Input (Lockable)
Plug-In PowerYes, 5 V
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
Gain/Trim Range+6 dB to +46 dB
Dynamic Range110 dB
THD+N≤-85 dB (0.05%)
Microphone Sensitivity-54 dB
Power
Power OptionsBattery
Battery Type1 x Internal Rechargeable (Included)
Approximate Battery Life10 Hours (Internal Rechargeable Lithium-Ion)
Physical
Dimensions1.9 x 2.7 x 0.7" / 4.7 x 6.8 x 1.9 cm
Weight2 oz / 58 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 4.5 x 2.5"

Tentacle Sync TRACK E Reviews

Way Better Than Others

By Brandon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-14

This lav is so much better than others in similar price range. The app is a game changer, especially since you can monitor the sound!

Time saver

By Angelito
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-04

Timecode sync for events is a huge time saver. With the phone app, it makes it really quick and easy to sync multiple Tentacle Sync devices simultaneously. I have 4 timecode generators and 2 Track E's. Looking to add more Track E lavs for the panel discussions.

Great Quality

By Zachary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-21

Picked one of these up for the video projects our department has to do at work. Combined with a Countryman B3 this thing sounds amazing and the signal is very clean even if you have to amplify it by +25db. It gives you enough wiggle room for you to be off on your levels and still save it in post. Controlling it via bluetooth is also fantastic. I plan on picking up a couple more of these and the timecode injectors that work with these as well for our future shoots.

Tentacle Sync is a Game Changer

By Kyle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-15

I hesitated for years on purchasing a timecode generator option for my Sony camera setup. I hate that I waited as long as I did. Of course after purchasing the Sync E hardware, I had to add the Track E. There are times where a body pack style mic just comes in handy and it's a lot easier to shoot video over a length of time with timecode. Over the past year, I now have four units and don't regret it one bit. I use DaVinci Resolve for editing, so it makes using audio timecode very simple and I can have most of my interviews synced within a few minutes. This is going to be great for conferences that record for hours in a day and I have to stop/start cameras for recording times. Thank you, Tentacle, for bringing well-worth-the investment equipment to the table.

The best audio investment you can make

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-04

It's rare when a piece of technology actually makes your work both easier and higher quality. The tentacle product is amazing! The app actually works! Do you know how many audio, lighting, and camera companies have junk apps? I used to use wireless systems that were complicated and always gave me some of interference problem. These are so good and so easy. The only upgrade you might want to make is I use a Sennheiser Essential Lav with them.

Very happy with these

By Rufus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-28

These are pretty easy and they sound great. I jam sync to sound devices premix 6 send audio time code from recorder to Sony A7iii finally I have good sound and every thing is in sync on all tracks. Keep an eye on the tc via the phone app- a couple of times I have had one revert to time of day sync, I'm not sure why, probably something I did, I'm still low on the learning curve, very easy to resync them, data transfer also super quick and easy

Perfect sound

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

These things sound perfect. I replaced the included lav with a senheisser.

Tiny & Light!

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

This is such an upgrade from using a cheap lav and adapters into my phone's voice memo. Pairing this with Deity's W Lav Pro and using the included as a backup, it's worked really well so far.

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Can I monitor audio with my bluetooth connected ...

Can I monitor audio with my bluetooth connected wireless headphones from my iphone that has the app and is also connected to the Tentacle via bluetooth?
Asked by: Edward
Since TRACK E firmware version 2.0.3 you are able to wirelessly monitor TRACK audio during recording with the Setup App on your smartphone via Bluetooth. To get this new feature you need to update your TRACK E with the firmware and update your Setup App for iOS or Android. How it works: Open the Setup App and go into the TRACK E's menu. By long pressing the speaker button, audio monitoring will be activated and a pop-up window with two selectable modes will appear: EARPIECE MONITORING - Monitoring via smartphone earpiece is activated as soon as the smartphone id held close to the ear LOUDSPEAKER MONITORING - Monitoring via smartphone speaker is activated by clicking on the speaker button. All headphones recommended by the smartphone manufacturer can be used for this Note: Wireless Audio Monitoring on Android is only supported on Android 10 (API Level 29) and higher. The use of Bluetooth can lead to a device-dependent, time lag during monitoring. This increases, if Bluetooth headphones are also used.
Answered by: Tentacle
Date published: 2022-03-25

Where can I purchase the Sync Track E without the ...

Where can I purchase the Sync Track E without the lav mic?
Asked by: David
I am sorry but we only sell the Track E with the included lav.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-06-28

will this device work with other lav mics? If I ...

will this device work with other lav mics? If I wanted to plug in a rode or sennheiser lav, would all the functions work?
Asked by: Richard
This pocket recorder can use any mic wired with the Sennheiser wiring, and with a locking 3.5mm connector. These include Sennheisr, Rode and other brands like Countryman and Tram,. PLease be aware that Sony wired lav mics will NOT work with this unit, even though they have the same connection.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-08-27

How can I listen to the audio as it's being ...

How can I listen to the audio as it's being recorded? Let's say I'm using a Canon c300 or even a Red Komodo?
Asked by: Jimmy
Since TRACK E firmware version 2.0.3 you are able to wirelessly monitor TRACK audio during recording with the Setup App on your smartphone via Bluetooth. To get this new feature you need to update your TRACK E with the firmware and update your Setup App for iOS or Android. How it works: Open the Setup App and go into the TRACK E's menu. By long pressing the speaker button, audio monitoring will be activated and a pop-up window with two selectable modes will appear: EARPIECE MONITORING - Monitoring via smartphone earpiece is activated as soon as the smartphone id held close to the ear LOUDSPEAKER MONITORING - Monitoring via smartphone speaker is activated by clicking on the speaker button. All headphones recommended by the smartphone manufacturer can be used for this Note: Wireless Audio Monitoring on Android is only supported on Android 10 (API Level 29) and higher. The use of Bluetooth can lead to a device-dependent, time lag during monitoring. This increases, if Bluetooth headphones are also used.
Answered by: Tentacle
Date published: 2022-03-25

Will it be possible to listen into the audio feed ...

Will it be possible to listen into the audio feed via the app, using your phones headphones?
Asked by: Philip
Since TRACK E firmware version 2.0.3 you are able to wirelessly monitor TRACK audio during recording with the Setup App on your smartphone via Bluetooth. To get this new feature you need to update your TRACK E with the firmware and update your Setup App for iOS or Android. How it works: Open the Setup App and go into the TRACK E's menu. By long pressing the speaker button, audio monitoring will be activated and a pop-up window with two selectable modes will appear: EARPIECE MONITORING - Monitoring via smartphone earpiece is activated as soon as the smartphone id held close to the ear LOUDSPEAKER MONITORING - Monitoring via smartphone speaker is activated by clicking on the speaker button. All headphones recommended by the smartphone manufacturer can be used for this Note: Wireless Audio Monitoring on Android is only supported on Android 10 (API Level 29) and higher. The use of Bluetooth can lead to a device-dependent, time lag during monitoring. This increases, if Bluetooth headphones are also used.
Answered by: Tentacle
Date published: 2022-03-25

Can it be sync with timecode with a BMPCC 6K Pro?

Can it be sync with timecode with a BMPCC 6K Pro?
Asked by: Jaime J
You sync a TRACK E audio recorder and SYNC E timecode generator, then connect the SYNC E to the Mic input of the BMPCC 6K. This way you'll have TRACK E and camera synchronized.
Answered by: Tentacle
Date published: 2022-03-25

Will there be a version that doesn't include a ...

Will there be a version that doesn't include a kit lav? I already own a good quality lav.
Asked by: Tedric
At this time, the only version offered includes a lavalier mic.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-12-02

what lav comes with the tentacle sync track e?

what lav comes with the tentacle sync track e?
Asked by: darin
The Tentacle Sync Track E includes an omnidirectional lavalier microphone that plugs into its locking 3.5mm connector.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-01-02
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