The Tascam DP-008EX is a 8-track digital pocketstudio with built in reverb, EQ and phantom power. It records to SD card and has a 2GB card included.
Tascam DP-008EX Main Features
- Two tracks simultaneous recording/ eight tracks simultaneous playback
- Dedicated stereo master track available
- Record to SD/SDHC card (Up to 32GB), 2GB SD card included
- Built-in insert, reverb and mastering effects
- High-speed data transfer by USB2.0 connection
- 2 Built-in omni-directional condenser microphones
- Battery or AC Adaptor power (AC Adaptor NOT included)
Built-In High-Quality Stereo Condenser Microphones
The DP-008EX is built with two condenser microphones directly in the front of the unit. Record vocals or acoustic guitar anytime without the need for extra equipment or set-up time. TASCAM held many evaluation tests to secure the best sounding microphones and structures. Modelled after the top-selling DR series microphones, you can be assured you're receiving top-quality.
Simple and Easy-to-Use Interface
The DP-008EX is optimised for on-the-spot recording. No unnecessary features were included that might complicate the recording to ensure easy functionality. Designed with analogue functionality and dedicated control knobs this POCKETSTUDIO is the simplest to use songwriting scratchpad on the market.
Ultra Light Weight Design
The DP-008EX features an ultra light-weight design to ensure portability. The unit weighs a mere 610g without AA batteries.
Chromatic Tuner and Metronome Included
The DP-008EX includes a fully functioning chromatic tuner and a metronome.
Two Analogue Inputs for External Microphones and Electric/Acoustic Guitars
The DP-008EX has dual inputs on the rear, two XLR mic/line and two unbalanced 1/4 inch jacks. Jack input A will also accept a HI-Z input from a guitar or bass. The XLR inputs can also supply 48V Phantom power to microphones that require it. Output is available from two RCA phono connectors.
Record to SD/SDHC Card
The DP-008EX records to widely available SD/SDHC cards, a 2GB card is included to get you started. In addition, it can also connect to PCs via USB2.0 for high-speed data transferring. All song ideas can be transferred via USB or SD card readers to and from the unit at any point in the recording process.
Quickly Fix/Re-record Tracks with the UNDO/REDO Function
The DP-008EX supports file import/export in .wav format. This allows easy transfer of tracks and ideas captured on the move to your Mac or PC for more advanced editing. Tracks recorded on your DAW can also be transferred to the DP-008EX.
Grab Your Ideal Sounds with Insert Effects for All Inputs
The DP-008EX is designed with insert effects for all input channels. Insert effects include EQ, compressor, de-esser and exciter. For vocal recording, you can use the EQ to boost your desired frequency range, and compress your tracks to normalise your song. The DP-008EX also features six different types of reverb to help add depth to your tracks.
2-Band Shelving EQ for Each Track
The DP-008EX has separately adjustable 2-band EQ for each track. Hi-range EQ can be adjusted from 1.7kHz to 18kHz, Low-range EQ can be adjusted from 32Hz to 1.6kHz.
Built-In Mastering Effects
The DP-008EX's built-in mastering effects help make this unit an all-in-one device. The mastering effects include 2-band EQ, Multi-band compressor and Normalize functions. Anyone using the DP-008EX can easily master tracks with the Auto Analysis Mastering tool. Just select a mastering style, NATURAL or MAXIMUM, then the DP-008EX will make the calculation based on analysis of the song data.