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Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder Basic Box with Timecode Support (Recorder Unit Only)

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Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder Basic Box with Timecode Support (Recorder Unit Only)
Key Features
  • For YouTube, Vlog, Music, Journalism
  • Locking 3.5mm Microphone Input
  • Wireless Control and Monitoring via App
  • Timecode I/O via 3.5mm Connector
The Tentacle Sync TRACK E is a pocket audio recorder unit 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 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 a microSDHC card with a capacity of up to 32GB. The locking 3.5mm input jack will accommodate a wide range of lavalier microphones (available separately) and a belt clip is also available separately.
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Tentacle Sync TRACK E Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Easy to Set Up and Use
  • 3Timecode Support for Video Creators
  • 4Setup App

The Tentacle Sync TRACK E is a pocket audio recorder unit 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 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 a microSDHC card with a capacity of up to 32GB. The locking 3.5mm input jack will accommodate a wide range of lavalier microphones (available separately) and a belt clip is also available separately.

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.

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.
  • Simply plug a compatible lavalier of your choice (available separately) into the locking 3.5mm connector and you're ready to record.
  • 32-bit floating-point recordings offer additional headroom and freedom when recording; low-level recordings can be normalized without raising the noise floor.
  • The TRACK E features an input limiter and a high-pass filter to ensure clear, intelligible speech.
  • 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.
Timecode Support for Video Creators
  • Timecode support means it's easy to sync your sound and video.
  • Jam-sync to incoming timecode via the 3.5mm 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 eco system.
  • 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
Audio-for-Video
Number of Tracks
WAV:
1
Number of Input Channels
2
Maximum Sampling Rate
48 kHz / 24-Bit
48 kHz / 32-Bit
Microphone
No
Number of Microphone Inputs
No
Built-In Speaker
No
Display
No
Memory Card Support
microSD (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 / 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
WAV 48 kHz/32-Bit:
23 Hrs
Included Software
Yes
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
System Connection
No
Audio Interface Capability
None
Wireless
Bluetooth 5.0
*Built-In
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Tentacle Setup
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control, Setup
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%)
Power
Power Options
Battery
Battery Type
1x Internal Rechargeable (Included)
Approximate Battery Life
10 Hours (Internal Rechargeable Lithium-Ion)
AC/DC Power Adapter
5 VDC (Not Included)
Physical
Included Accessories
USB Cable
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
0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.2 x 4.5 x 1.1"

Tentacle Sync TRACK E Reviews

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Could you plug something like the Rode Newscaster ...

Could you plug something like the Rode Newscaster receiver into this to achieve wireless, TC-synced boom audio?
Asked by: Austin
Yes, you can connect the wireless receiver from the RODELink Newsshooter Kit Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Plug-On Microphone System to the input on the Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder. However, the input on the TRACK E uses a locking 3.5mm TRS connector, so you will need to use an adapter to enable connection. You can use the Sennheiser CL1 3.5mm to 3.5mm Output Cable (B&H # SECL1), which has a locking 3.5mm connector on one side to connect with the recorder's locking input and a standard non-locking connector on the other side which you can join together with the standard non-locking connector on the receiver's output cable using the Hosa Technology GMM303 3.5mm Female Stereo Mini to 3.5mm Female Stereo Mini Adapter (B&H # HOASMFSMF).
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-02-28

Is there an adapter or way to use my Sony Sanken ...

Is there an adapter or way to use my Sony Sanken COS11d to with the Track E?
Asked by: Zachary
Regarding the Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder Basic Box with Timecode Support (Recorder Unit Only), the Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder is not compatible for use with microphones that are wired for compatibility with Sony transmitters, but mics wired for compatibility with Sennheiser transmitters can be used. There is no adapter for the Sony mic.
Answered by: Elliot
Date published: 2024-05-15

Could we record a Universal Audio Sphere DLX ...

Could we record a Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone into the Tentacle TRACK E somehow? What about power?
Asked by: Philipp
The Universal Audio Sphere DLX Modeling Microphone (B&H # UNMICUADLX) is not compatible for direct connection to the Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder. Aside from the different connector type, the recorder cannot supply enough voltage to power the mic. You will need to use a separate phantom power supply like the Mackie M48 Single-Channel 48V Phantom Power Supply (B&H # MAM48), and an adapter cable like the Sennheiser XLR Female Microphone Cable (B&H # SECM1), which has a locking 3.5mm connector that will connect to the input on the recorder.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-08-20

Is the Tascam DR-10 lav compatible?

Is the Tascam DR-10 lav compatible?
Asked by: Russell
No, the Tascam DR-10 lavalier micrphone is not compatible with the Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder Basic Box with Timecode Support (Recorder Unit Only).
Answered by: Manny C
Date published: 2024-02-18

Is there a tentacle sync compatible recorder that ...

Is there a tentacle sync compatible recorder that can provide 48V phantom power?
Asked by: Philipp
Almost any professional audio recorder with XLR microphone inputs will be able to provide phantom power. When it comes to compatibility with the Tentacle Sync, the best option would be a recorder with timecode input such as the Zoom F6 for example. However, your choice of a recorder should be based on your needs such as number of inputs, recording format, and so on, and in a pinch timecode data from the Tentacle Sync can be recorded on a spare audio track.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2023-08-20

In 2021 question was bout mounting options & u ...

In 2021 question was bout mounting options & u said none are avail but I’m trying to mount this on my FX6 with shotgun mic?
Asked by: zaria
The most common solution for mounting the Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder to a camera would be with a strip of "Velcro," or a similar hook-and-loop fastener.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2024-02-25

Can I monitor the sound through the headphone ...

Can I monitor the sound through the headphone jack and through the phone when using Track E here in Philippines?
Asked by: Bagane
Yes you can monitor audio through the headphone jack on your smartphone using the Tentacle Sync Track E.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2023-02-08

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
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