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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

Nearly perfect

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-28

I can't really find a fault with this recorder. If you already use tentacles for time sync, this thing is just incredible. It burns the time code into metadata and records a 32 bit float mono track. I couldn't possibly ask for more, especially for the incredibly low price. Phenomenal device. The included mic is not completely terrible either!

Simple to use

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-03

Being a run and gun one man band, I had issues with other recorders where I wasn't sure or I didn't have it set to record, and didn't get the audio I needed. The TRACK E has simple 'hold up on the button' and the red light for recording turns on. Now I know it's recording. The next best thing is the 32 bit float which is truly a game changer for audio. Cannot operate with out this one!

Awesome little piece of tech!

By Kyle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-22

Love how simple and straight forward it is to use. Charge via USB C, switch it on and start recording. Sync via Bluetooth through the easy to use app and run a mic check to test. The 32-bit float is incredible- never have to worry about clipping (unless you over-modulate the mic you get distortion), but it's really a set it and forget it. It's a great tool for wedding cinematography and multiple Track E's can be synced and monitored via the app. The lav mic it comes with is good, but I think the Countryman B6 sounds better and is easily swapped. 10 out of 10

Essential kit for any shooter

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-20

The tentacle track e and sync E are absolute gamechangers for my workflow doing documentary shooting. Being able to mic up talent and let it roll all day with timecode that will match up to every one of my cameras makes life so much easier. The new firmware that lets you monitor via Bluetooth (it does have about a 1/2 second delay) makes it easy to know you're getting quality audio.

Good, can be improved.

By A
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-21

Tentacle Sync does not respond to support tickets, in my experience. No choice out there other than Tascam and Lectro. It's a good in between. Above average sound with included mic. App gives sufficient details like metering, file name, TC but room for improvement. 32bit is the closer for unpredictable one person band recordings. Monitor by Bluetooth on your phone but with very noticeable delay. The price went up by $50. For $349 I'd want more independence from the app, maybe a built in display. You never know when phone companies will handicap apps and simple fact using your phone to operate main features on pro gear on location on critical jobs is iffy.

Great sound and Easy to use

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

32 bit float, a rechargeable battery, simple design, timecode, great app connected features and tons of little extras. This lav/recorder really solves all my issues. Its a bit pricey, but it really checks off all the boxes. If you're thinking about it, you should probably just get it and use it.

Poor Repair Support

By John
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-02

I purchased 2 Track E devices along with a Sync E in September 2022. I used them about 3 times when one of the devices stopped working...nothing...no power. I dropped it off at TrewAudio because they are an authorized service center for Tentacle Sync. It's been weeks. TrewAudio apparently doesn't know how to repair the device and Tentacle is not replying to their requests for guidance. I'll give them 3 stars because the other devices are working fine and I like the technology. But if you buy one, please know these devices are not rugged, so be careful.

Really Great Product!

By Du Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

Best decision regarding sound recording. And the 32bit really comes in handy!

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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
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Asked by: Jimmy
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Answered by: Tentacle
Date published: 2022-07-11

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

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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.
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