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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 I/O via 3.5mm Connector
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
  • 5Setup App

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.

Recent firmware updates allow the built-in timecode generator to output to the 3.5mm jack, letting you use the TRACK E as a master clock and jam-sync external devices to it. You can also use the app to wirelessly 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.
  • The built-in rechargeable battery will power the unit for a minimum of 10 hours, use the USB-C port for charging.
  • Connect to your computer via USB-C for quick and easy file transfer.
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.
  • The TRACK E features an input limiter and a high-pass filter help to ensure clear, intelligible speech.
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.
  • Sync external devices to the TRACK E's timecode generator via the 3.5mm jack.
  • 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.
Setup App
  • The TRACK E can be controlled remotely through the Setup App for iOS or Android, it seamless integrates into the Tentacle Sync ecosystem.
  • The app lets you synchronize timecode and operate as many Tentacle devices as you need via Bluetooth.
  • You can monitor audio wirelessly and will be notified immediately by the app if something doesn‘t go as planned.
  • For even more convenience, you can sync, start and stop your TRACK E devices from your Apple Watch.

Tentacle Sync TRACK E Specs

Portable Recorder
Form Factor
Handheld Recorder
Primary Use Applications
Music Recording, Podcasting
Number of Tracks
WAV:
1
Number of Input Channels
1
Maximum Sampling Rate
48 kHz / 24-Bit
48 kHz / 32-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
1
Built-In Speaker
No
Display
LED
Memory Card Support
microSDHC (Up to 32 GB)
Internal Storage
No
Special Features
No
Recording
Audio File Formats
Recording:
BWF, WAV
Sample Rates
48 kHz (Record)
Bit Depth
24-Bit
32-Bit
Signal Processing & FX
Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode Support
Yes
Frame Rates Supported
23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 29.97 DF / 30
Recording Time
WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
30 Hrs
Connectivity
Analog I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Input (Lockable)
Digital I/O
No
Phantom Power
No
Plug-In Power
Yes, 5 V
Audio Interface Capability
None
Wireless
Bluetooth 5.0
*Built-In
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Tentacle Setup
Functionality: Remote Control
Performance
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Gain/Trim Range
+6 dB to +46 dB
Dynamic Range
110 dB
THD+N
≤-85 dB (0.05%)
Microphone Sensitivity
-54 dB
Power
Power Options
Battery
Battery Type
1x Internal Rechargeable (Included)
Approximate Battery Life
10 Hours (Internal Rechargeable Lithium-Ion)
AC/DC Power Adapter
VDC Not Included
Physical
Included Accessories
Memory Card, Microphone, Wind Muff
Mounting Options
Belt Clip (with Included Hardware)
Dimensions
1.9 x 2.7 x 0.7" / 4.7 x 6.8 x 1.9 cm
Weight
2 oz / 58 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7 x 4.5 x 2.5"

Tentacle Sync TRACK E Reviews

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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: 2022-08-05

If I use a Tentacle with a Zoom H6, recording the ...

If I use a Tentacle with a Zoom H6, recording the timecode audio in one channel and at the audio output of the H6 I connect it to a camera via 3.5mm. Can post-production synchronize the timecode audio generated by the Tentacle of the h6 and the camera?
Asked by: Owen
The Zoom H6's line output downmixes all channels to stereo. The only way to preserve isolation would be to record your timecode and audio as a stereo channel, with each panned hard left/right.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2023-11-20

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
As of Jan 2023 it's available if in stock!
Answered by: Tony
Date published: 2023-01-31

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: 2023-02-22

Can tentacle sync send lavaliere audio to camera?

Can tentacle sync send lavaliere audio to camera?
Asked by: Quinn
No, the Tentacle Sync Trak e is only capable of recording audio to its internal memory. It cannot send audio wirelessly to other devices.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2022-12-10

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: 2022-07-11

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: 2022-07-11

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: 2022-07-11
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