The DP-008EX has two built-In High-Quality Stereo Condenser Microphones directly at the front of the unit, for easy On-the-Spot Recording. 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. Modeled after the top-selling DR series microphones, you can be assured you're receiving top-quality. Designed with Analog functionality in mind and dedicated control knobs these POCKETSTUDIOs are some of the simplest songwriting tools/scratchpads on the market.
The DP-008EX both features ultra light-weight designs to ensure portability,only 610g. (Without AA batteries) and also includes a chromatic tuner and a metronome.
The DP-008EX records to widely available SD/SDHC card media (2GB card included). In addition, it can connect to computers via USB2.0 for high-speed data transferring. All song ideas can be transferred via USB or SD card readers to and from the units at any point in the recording process. Files can be used in correspondence with other DAWs.
Quickly Fix/Re-record Tracks with the UNDO/REDO Function for Worry-Free Recording
The DP-008EX can file import/export by Wav format. (mono file and stereo file) This feature offers various advantages. For example, at first, you import an instrumental song which created by a DAW. Then, your ideas captured by the DP-008EX. After recording, these ideas can be exported back to the master DAW.
Edit functions include: Copy paste, Copy insert, Move paste, Move insert, Open, Cut, Silence, Clone track, Clean out
The DP-008EX can supply phantom power for condenser microphones, even when operated with AA batteries.
The DP-008EX is designed with insert effects for all input channels. Insert effects include EQ, compressor, de-esser and exciter,2-Band Shelving EQ for Each Track The DP-008EX has six different types of reverb. Easily set your reverb with dedicated control knobs for each track. Reverb effects include: Hall1/2, Room, Studio, Plate1/2. Reverb time and master level can both be adjusted.
The DP-008EX's built-in mastering effects will provide high-quality master-like file creation. The mastering effects include 2-band EQ, Multi-band compressor and Normalize effect. Finalize dynamic and powerful sounding songs by utilizing the DP-008EX's mastering effects. Anyone using the DP-008EX can easily master tracks with the Auto Analysis Mastering tool. In one step, select a mastering style, NATURAL or MAXIMUM, then the DP-008EX will make the calculation based on analysis of the song data.
Eight mono tracks
CD-quality recording (16bit/44.1kHz)
Two tracks simultaneous recording/ eight tracks simultaneous playback
Dedicated stereo master track available
Record to SD/SDHC card (Up to 32GB)
2 Built-in omni-directional condenser microphones
Microphone sensitivity can be selected from 2-positions (Low/High)
Two TS 1/4" or XLR mic/line inputs
INPUT A can connect high-impedance instrument directly (Like an electric-guitar)
Phantom power supply
Independent LEVEL/PAN/Reverb SEND knobs for each track
Two RCA unbalanced line inputs
20mW/ch headphone output
Footswitch ready with polarity switching (Notice: can't use RC-3F)
128x64 dot-matrix LCD with backlight
Four AA batteries operation up to 6.5 hours (When recording, using the eneloop battery)
Insert effects for input channels (2-band shelving EQ, compressor, exciter, de-esser)
Mastering effects (2-band shelving EQ, multi-band compressor, normalize)
Auto analysis mastering function
2-band shelving EQ for each track
Reverb effects (Hall1/2,Room,Studio,Plate1/2)
Optional AC adapter ready (TASCAM PS-P520)
Can connect an external battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA)
Direct locate function by jog-wheel
Repeat playback between IN/OUT point
Track edit functions-COPY PASTE, COPY INSERT, MOVE PASTE, MOVE INSERT, OPEN, CUT, SILENCE, CLONE TRACK, CLEAN OUT)
Bounce function allows recording of more six tracks
UNDO/REDO(UNDO HISTORY) function
Chromatic tuner and metronome included
High-speed data transfer by USB2.0 connection
Backup and restore songs
File import/export by Wav format (mono/stereo)
Export stereo master file as stereo Wav format
2GB SD card included