Tascam DP-006 6-Track Digital Pocketstudio

Tascam DP-006 6-Track Digital Pocketstudio

Tascam DP-006 6-Track Digital Pocketstudio

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Product Highlights

  • Dual Omnidirectional Microphones
  • Records WAV Files at 16-Bit/44.1 kHz
  • Two Unbalanced 1/4" TS Inputs
  • Mini USB 2.0 Output
  • Integrated Metronome and Tuner
  • Includes 2GB SD Card
  • 8 Hours of Operation on 4 AA Batteries
  • 1/8" Stereo Line Output
  • 1/8" Stereo Headphone Output
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Tascam DP-006 overview

  • 1Description

The DP-006 6-Track Digital Pocketstudio from Tascam is a compact, battery-powered multitrack recorder, featuring two built-in omnidirectional condenser microphones and WAV file resolution up to 16-bit/44.1kHz. Additionally, two unbalanced 1/4" TS line inputs can be used to record mic, line or Hi-Z instrument signals. Designed with analog functionality and dedicated control knobs, the DP-006 is ideal for on-the-spot recording. A Mini USB 2.0 output facilitates high-speed file transfer to your Mac or PC.

The DP-006 provides an 1/8" stereo line output as well as an 1/8" stereo headphone output. An integrated chromatic tuner and metronome help you perfect your performance. For elongated battery life, the DP-006 is compatible with Tascam's BP-6AA external battery pack. The DP-006 was designed with a tripod mount for versatile set-up and placement. The DP-006 features an ultra lightweight—less than 13 oz —design to ensure portability.

Versatile Recording and Data Transfer
The DP-006 can record, import and export 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV files. It is compatible with both mono and stereo files.
Recording Media Included
The DP-006 records WAV files to SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB, a 2GB card is included. High-speed data transfer is available through the onboard USB 2.0 port. Your files can then be imported to your favorite DAW.
Recording / Playback Engines
The DP-006 can record 2 mono tracks or 1 stereo track simultaneously. It offers up to 6 tracks of simultaneous playback.
Additional Features
  • Dedicated stereo master track available
  • Microphone sensitivity can be selected (Low/Mid/High)
  • Independent level/pan (balance) knobs for each track
  • 128 x 64 dot-matrix LCD display
  • Tripod mounting thread
  • Direct locate function by jog-wheel
  • Repeat playback between in/out point
  • Undo / Redo functions
  • Track edit functions: clone track, clean out, silence, cut, open
  • Bounce function allows recording of more six tracks
  • Export mixdown as stereo WAV file
UPC: 043774028412
In the Box
Tascam DP-006 6-Track Digital Pocketstudio
  • 2GB SD Card
  • 4 x AA Battery
  • 31.5" (80cm) USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Tascam DP-006 specs

    Recording Specifications
    Recording Media SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB)
    File System TASCAM original (MTR partition)
    FAT32 (FAT partition)
    Line Input
    Connector 2 x 1/4" TS unbalanced
    Input Impedances Switchable:
    ≥ 10kΩ mic/line
    1MΩ guitar
    Nominal Input Level -10 dBV
    Maximum Input Level +6 dBV
    Headroom 16 dB
    Built-In Microphone Specifications
    Type 2 x omni-directional condenser microphone
    Line Output
    Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini
    Nominal Output Level -16 dBV
    Maximum Output Level 0 dBV
    Headphone Outputdrqbsqzsccvzeybfa
    Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini
    Maximum Output Level 15 mW per side
    (THD+N less than 0.1%, 32Ω loaded)
    Audio Performance
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB
    Distortion < 0.05%
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 81 dB
    USB Connectivity
    USB Connector 1 x USB Mini-B 4-pin
    Format USB 2.0 high speed mass storage class
    Operating System Requirements Windows XP / Vista / 7
    Mac OS X 10.2 or later
    General Specifications
    Power Requirements 4 x AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
    TASCAM PS-P520 AC adapter (sold separately)
    Battery Life (approx.) 8 hrs alkaline, 9 hrs NiMH (using line input/recording)
    8.5 hrs alkaline, 9.5 NiMH (using headphone/playback)
    Power Consumption 1W maximum
    Operating Temperature Range 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.1 x 1.63 x 4.2" (155 x 41.5 x 107 mm)
    Weight 12.7 oz (360 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 6.0 x 3.0"

    Tascam DP-006 reviews

    DP-006 6-Track Digital Pocketstudio is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dies before it time I remember using a Tascam for recording with a friend back in '87 and thought I couldn't go wrong with this device. Unfortunately, I was terribly wrong. I bought this last year and used it over the last 10 months for about a total of 2 hours of recording time. The last time I used it it just powered off, mid session, and I couldn't turn it back on. It was simply recording with the mics. I've changed batteries and could not get it to start up again. The buttons flashed red and I got some horizontal lines on the display, but the device wouldn't power up. Very dissatisfied. I contacted Tascam and they will pay for the parts, but not the labor, which is quite costly.
    Date published: 2014-11-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A lot of awesome in a little package Sometimes setting up a protools session and rigging/connecting everything takes just enough time to make a fresh idea evaporate before being able to capture it. That's what makes this little tool so useful ; inside about 45 seconds you are ready to record. The built in condenser mics are very respectable for an acoustic guitar, and they are the default inputs when a new song is set up - so you save even more precious seconds to 'strike while the iron is hot'. I experimented with bouncing and not a speck of sound quality is lost , even with ridiculous layers. The whole point of this little device is to write songs , and as long as you have a set of headphones you are good to go (the first thing I tried was some goofing around with just my voice, so even an instrument isn't completely necessary). My only complaints are the lack of backlighting for the LCD display, and the fact that it doesn't come with a power supply. I took my chances with a SD card that wasn't on the 'tested media' list on the Tascam website and I've had a couple of crashes that weren't catastrophic ... But with any digital media it's always important to save and save and backup and save again. Exporting songs and individual tracks to a computer seems to work fine .... This thing is ridiculously small , in a good way, so bringing it to any band practice/party/dashboard of your car is no problem, given that it can be used with 4 AA batteries. The manual is laid out quite well and is easy to follow in those few instances when you actually have to look something up. Conclusion: an indispensable songwriting tool
    Date published: 2013-09-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far doing the job. This is a nice recorder. Being able to record multiple tracks with portability on the cheap, is the prime value for this compact DP-006. I play guitar so I can wire it up in any room and record on the fly. I like being able to record in tight spaces.
    Date published: 2017-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent recording-device company At this price you would be foolish not to buy this product for any reason. I currently use the DP-32SD, there is really no better recording purchase than it.
    Date published: 2017-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful great serves it purpose and wonderful technology great size simply love it
    Date published: 2017-04-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job, easy to use I'm far from a professional musician, but I really like the quality of the unit. Its fairly easy to use and a snap to set-up. I use it to record my harmonica jams with a guitarist. The quality of the recording using the built-in mics is outstanding. My only quibble is that the LED display is not back-lit and at times I can't see it so well. Other than that, I'd be giving this five stars. Would definitely buy it again. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2017-07-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does not get in your way I owned the original and still have it, the cassette 4 track porta studio. I enjoyed that one and I am enjoying the 6 track digital one. I want to record playing my guitars and fooling around with making my own backing tracks etc. Not getting hung up in front of a computer. This helps with both.
    Date published: 2018-06-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Muy bien, me gusto Lo uso para hacer grabaciones de audio en video
    Date published: 2014-08-12
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