Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio

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Tascam
Tascam DP-008EX 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio
Key Features
  • Dual Omnidirectional Microphones
  • Records WAV Files at 16-Bit/44.1 kHz
  • Onboard Channel, Reverb and Mastering FX
  • XLR and 1/4" TS Inputs
The DP-008EX 8-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 balanced XLR inputs and two unbalanced 1/4" TS inputs can be used to record mic, line or Hi-Z instrument signals. The XLR inputs have switchable +48V Phantom power. Designed with analog functionality and dedicated control knobs, the DP-008EX is ideal for on-the-spot recording. A Mini USB 2.0 output facilitates high-speed file transfer to your Mac or PC.
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Tascam DP-008EX Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Versatile Recording and Data Transfer
  • 3Recording Media Included
  • 4Recording / Playback Engines
  • 5Additional Features

The DP-008EX 8-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 balanced XLR inputs and two unbalanced 1/4" TS inputs can be used to record mic, line or Hi-Z instrument signals. The XLR inputs have switchable +48V Phantom power. Designed with analog functionality and dedicated control knobs, the DP-008EX 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-008EX features onboard effects on all its input channels. Compressor, 2-band shelving EQ, de-esser and exciter are available on each track. Additionally, the DP-008EX has six different types of reverb built-in. Mastering effects for the stereo mix are also included, offering 2-band EQ, multi-band compression and normalizing. An Auto Analysis Mastering tool is also included, making the process easy, just choose between Natural or Maximum.

The DP-008EX provides a line output on a stereo pair of RCA jacks, 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-008EX is compatible with Tascam's BP-6AA external battery pack. It can also be powered by the PS-P520 AC adapter. Both alternative powering solutions are sold separately.

Versatile Recording and Data Transfer

The DP-008EX 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-008EX 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-008EX can record 2 mono tracks or 1 stereo track simultaneously. It offers up to 8 tracks of simultaneous playback.

Additional Features

  • Dedicated stereo master track available
  • Selectable low/high microphone sensitivity
  • Independent level / pan / reverb send controls per track
  • Backlit 128 x 64 dot-matrix LCD
  • Direct locate function by jog-wheel
  • Undo / Redo function
  • Track editing functions
  • Backup and restore songs
UPC: 043774028467

Tascam DP-008EX Specs

Recording Specifications
Recording MediaSD/SDHC card (up to 32GB)
File System TASCAM original (MTR partition)
FAT32 (FAT partition)
Microphone Inputs
Connectors2 x XLR balanced
Input Impedance2.4kΩ
Nominal Input Level-8 dBu
Maximum Input Level+8 dBu
Line Input
Connector2 x 1/4" TS unbalanced
Input ImpedancesSwitchable:
≥ 10kΩ mic/line
1MΩ guitar
Nominal Input Level-10 dBV
Maximum Input Level+6 dBV
Headroom16 dB
Built-In Microphone Specifications
Type2 x omni-directional condenser microphone
Line Output
Connector2 x RCA phono (1 x L/R)
Nominal Output Level-10 dBV
Maximum Output Level+6 dBV
Headphone Output
Connector1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini
Maximum Output Level≥ 20 mW per side
(THD+N less than 0.1%, 32Ω loaded)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB
Distortion< 0.05%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio> 81 dB
USB Connectivity
USB Connector1 x USB Mini-B 4-pin
FormatUSB 2.0 high speed mass storage class
Operating System RequirementsWindows XP / Vista / 7
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
General Specifications
Power Requirements4 x AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
TASCAM PS-P520 AC adapter (sold separately)
Battery Life (approx.)5.5 hrs alkaline, 6.5 hrs NiMH (using line input/recording)
6 hrs alkaline, 7 NiMH (using headphone/playback)
Power Consumption2.4W maximum
Operating Temperature Range41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Dimensions (W x H x D)8.7 x 1.74 x 5" (221 x 44.3 x 126.5 mm)
Weight1.34 lb (610 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.385 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 6.9 x 3.8"
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This recorder allows for two input sources to be recorded at a time. There are mic inputs A and B, but also 1/4-iinch inputs A and B, that can be used for instruments like a guitar or keyboard. You can choose any two source variations of inputs at a time. In your case, you may choose to record a mic into the A channel and a keyboard on the B channel, and then overdub the second mic vocal part on the next pass.
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what is the right sd card for Tascam pocket studio dp-008ex?
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Does the TASCOM dp-008ex record in MP3 format or just WAV?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can only export the mix down to a PC or Mac in WAV format. You can then use any third party audio conversion program to convert the WAV file to MP3. Audacity is a good freeware program for editing and converting audio files.
Answered by: Gordie H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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How's the noise level on this? We use NTG-2 and I've had some problems with the handheld Tascam because the mic output level is so low
Asked by: Anonymous
Noise level is fine on this. The mic level is a bit low (especially at the default settings). We have not tried to modify it much using the settings (though this is possible). My son has recorded a few songs using only this (you can hear it on Google Play - he is Fencing Marlin's ).
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Can the DP-008EX also be used as a USB interface to record microphone input directly to a computer?
Asked by: Anonymous
You have to record and mix recording within the 008-EX via SIM card. After recording is completed, then it can be transferred to your computer thru the SIM card. It's a great device to enhance your recordings, but you can't use it as a stand alone interface. Hope this helps a little to answer your question.
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Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does the Tascam DP008ex list input db levels on the lcd while recording?
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It shows the db level bars going up &amp; down along a graph when input changes occur but no--not a specific digital readout.
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