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teenage engineering TP-7 Digital Tape Recorder

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teenage engineering TP-7 Digital Tape Recorder
Key Features
  • Motorized Tape Reel + Side-Mounted Rocker
  • 3 TRRS Stereo Input/Output Jacks
  • Main Headphone Output
  • 24-Bit / 96 kHz USB Audio Interface
Audio enthusiasts in need of an ultraportable audio recorder will be impressed with the teenage engineering TP–7, a digital tape recorder that features a motorized tape reel, a side-mounted rocker, an integrated microphone and speaker, three two-way 3.5mm TRRS jacks that are compatible with external microphones, headsets, or other sources, and a dedicated stereo headphone output.
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teenage engineering TP-7 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2At a Glance
  • 3Intuitive Muscle Reflex Control
  • 4Tape Reel Sensation
  • 5The Rocker
  • 6Transcription Heaven
  • 7Off the Record
  • 8Applications
  • 9Inputs, Outputs, and 20 Years of Ideas

Audio enthusiasts in need of an ultraportable audio recorder will be impressed with the teenage engineering TP–7, a digital tape recorder that features a motorized tape reel, a side-mounted rocker, an integrated microphone and speaker, three two-way 3.5mm TRRS jacks that are compatible with external microphones, headsets, or other sources, and a dedicated stereo headphone output.

The motorized tape reel allows for scrubbing, pause, and menu navigation, while the rocker allows you to quickly scrub through your audio. Multiple connectivity options include USB-C, Bluetooth, and MFi. The internal battery provides up to 7 hours of use, while the internal 128GB memory will allow you to record hours of audio including voice memos that can be instantly transcribed into text using the TP–7 Transcription app. The TP–7 includes a 1/4" headphone adapter, a braided USB-C cable, and a reusable plastic storage box.

At a Glance
  • 3 stereo two-way jack input/¿output/headset connectors
  • Stereo headphones connector with 3.5 to 1/4" jack adapter
  • Internal microphone and speaker
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 24-bit / 96 kHz USB audio interface
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Rechargeable battery
  • 7-hour battery life
  • 64x32 pixel monochrome display
  • TP–7 transcription app available for iOS
Intuitive Muscle Reflex Control
TP-7 fits perfectly in the palm of your hand and lets your fingers naturally adopt the controls. The index finger triggers fast forward and the middle finger rewinds. Your thumb records a memo, the pinky selects the mode. It's a genuinely rewarding man-machine experience.
Tape Reel Sensation
The centerpiece of the TP–7 is the motorized tape reel. A delicately engineered brushed motor with ball bearings, and a highly sensitive hall sensor that lets you virtually grab your recording. The reel is also used for scrubbing, to pause, menu navigation and as gentle visual feedback during playback and recording.
The Rocker
The side-mounted rocker allows you to quickly scrub through your audio. Just press on the top edge to fast forward, and down to rewind. Watch the wheel spin around and hear your tracks scrub in hyperspeed.
Transcription Heaven
If you've ever experienced the process of transcribing recorded speech-to-text by hand, you'll understand. A key feature of the TP–7 is its ability to streamline the process of turning audio into text. Simply connect your phone to TP–7 via BLE or USB, open the TP–7 app, and press transcribe. It's as easy as that.
Off the Record
Picture yourself in an interview situation. The reel on the TP–7 is spinning slowly, the bright-red record lamp is lit. Both the reel and the lamp indicates that a recording is taking place. The interview is going quite well. The situation gets heated, you're suddenly asked some personal questions. In that moment, you gently place a finger on the reel and pause the recording, allowing you to continue the interview off the record.
Applications
Interview

  • Let you and your subject focus on the job at hand. When conducting interviews, TP–7s discreet size and dedicated function makes for an unobtrusive recording device.

Podcast

  • Whether you’re in the studio or out in the field, TP–7s high-quality audio is perfect for podcast recording. Connect up to 3 external mics or use the internal mic in a pinch. Keep an eye on your levels with the VU meter and headphones.

Voice memos

  • Think out loud, tape does the rest. Let TP–7 capture your thoughts, then convert them into accurate text using the TP–7 app. For professionals, and avid thinkers and writers.

Field recording

  • Inspiration can strike when you least expect it. With an internal mic, 3 x inputs, and a 7 hour rechargeable battery, you can use tape to record samples and demos on the go. Never lose an idea again.

Live performance

  • Use TP–7 in a live performance or recording scenario. Track all the instruments in your studio, or record your live set when performing. You can even use TP–7 as turntables and TX–6 to mix.
Inputs, Outputs, and 20 Years of Ideas
TP–7 features three stereo two-way jacks to be used as either inputs or outputs, for connecting external mics, headphones, studio monitors, or any other audio equipment like OP–1 field or TX–6, recording with all 6 stereo channels. Use USB-C for multi-channel audio interface, MIDI, data transfer and charging, and BLE and MFi for wireless connectivity. TP–7 also includes a 1/4" to 3.5 mm jack adapter. Add to that 128GB of internal storage and you can preserve 5 minutes of ideas a day for 20 years.

teenage engineering TP-7 Specs

Portable Recorder
Form Factor
Field Recorder
Primary Use Applications
Audio-for-Video, Dictation & Transcription, Music Recording, Podcasting
Number of Tracks
3 (1 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
Number of Input Channels
3 (3 x Stereo)
Maximum Sampling Rate
96 kHz / 24-Bit (PCM)
Microphone
Built-In
Number of Microphone Inputs
3
Built-In Speaker
Yes
Display
LCD
Memory Card Support
No
Internal Storage
128 GB
Special Features
Remote Control Capable
Recording
Sample Rates
96 kHz
Bit Depth
24-Bit
Timecode Support
No
Included Software
No
Connectivity
Analog I/O
3x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Female Balanced/Unbalanced Headphone/Instrument/Line/Mic In/Out
1x 1/4" TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/O
No
Phantom Power
No
Plug-In Power
No
System Connection
1x USB-C
Audio Interface Capability
Multi-Track
Wireless
Bluetooth
*Built-In
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: iOS Only
App Name: TP-7 Transcription
Functionality: Access Stored Files
Performance
Gain/Trim Range
0 dB to +42 dB
Max Input Level
Mic/Line Inputs:
8 dBu
Max Output Level
Headphone Outputs:
+8 dBu
Outputs:
+2 dBu
Impedance
Inputs:
9.5 Kilohms
SNR
Mic/Line Inputs:
105 dBA
Outputs:
110 dBA
1/8" / 3.5 mm Mic Inputs:
98 dBA
Headphone Outputs:
120 dBA
Power
Power Options
Battery, USB Bus Power
Battery Type
1x Internal Rechargeable (Included)
Approximate Battery Life
7 Hours
AC/DC Power Adapter
VDC Not Included
Physical
Included Accessories
Cover, USB Cable
Mounting Options
No
Operating Temperature
32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Operating Humidity
95%
Dimensions
3.8 x 2.7 x 0.6" / 9.6 x 6.8 x 1.6 cm
Weight
6 oz / 170 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.315 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.7 x 7 x 1.1"

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