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24-bit/96kHz handheld recorder with adjustable microphones for more accurate recording patterns.

The compact TASCAM Linear DR-08 PCM/MP3 Portable Digital Recorder packs serious audio quality into a handheld dynamo you can carry in your pocket. The DR-08 captures audiophile-quality 96kHz/24-bit WAV files— or web-friendly MP3 files—to robust MicroSD media.

The TASCAM DR-08 recorder's built-in microphones have a unique mechanism to change the width and angle of the elements, allowing you to tailor the pattern for the perfect recording. There's even a built-in kickstand for placing the DR-08 recorder right where you want it. A pair of AAA batteries enables you to record for hours to the included 2GB card, then transfer the recording to your computer using high-speed USB 2.0.

Like TASCAM's other best-selling portable recorders, the DR-08 has features like auto level control and a low-cut filter for clear recordings. Add your own microphone or line-level source using the 1/8" stereo input. The DR-08 has loop and variable speed on playback, allowing you to slow down speed without changing the pitch to learn new music. There's also noise canceling and EQ functions for improved playback timbre.

The TASCAM DR-08 is an ideal portable recorder for songwriters, live performers, business leaders, and even sound designers.

TASCAM DR-08 Linear PCM/MP3 Recorder Features:

  • Portable digital recorder
    WAV recording from 44.1/16-bit up to 96kHz/24-bit
    MP3 recording from 32k-320KBps
    Records to MicroSD media (2GB card included)
    Two cardioid microphones with variable angle mechanism to adjust width and angle of microphone elements
    Variable Speed Playback: adjust the playback speed from 50% to 200% without changing the pitch to learn new music
    Auto recording mode starts recording when the input reaches a certain sound level
    Timer recording mode for beginning recording at a certain time of day
    Manual and automatic gain control modes
    Low cut filter and noise cancel functions for clearer recording and playback
    Built-in foldable stand for desktop recording
    Pre-recording buffer (up to 2 seconds)
    1/8" stereo mic/line input with plug-in power
    1/8" stereo headphone/line output
    Playlist and folder management
    Built-in speaker
    Transfer recordings to computer using fast USB 2.0 connection (Micro-USB, B-type connector)
    96 x 96 backlit LCD display


TASCAM DR-08 Linear PCM/MP3 Recorder Specifications:

  • Powered by AAA batteries (included), USB power
    Dimensions: 1.45"W x 5.41"D x 0.59"H (37mm x 137.5mm x 15mm)
    Weight: 2.72oz. (77g) including batteries


TASCAM DR-08 Linear PCM/MP3 Recorder

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  • Sounds okay, but no mic stand adapter

    As reviewed by Lynn Breaux on 9/10/2012

    Just bought this and the recording quality is very good for the price. If you're only going to use this sitting in front of a table, you'll be okay. You cannot use it holding it in your hand, because it picks up EVERY movement. There is no mic stand adapter available for it. Major oversight.

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  • Good but delicate

    As reviewed by Moses Navarro on 11/18/2011

    I just got my Tascam 08 recorder, and the first thing that I noticed was that the microphones seem too delicate, I can see that they can easily break it you accidentally drop it, and I definitely wouldn't try to carry it in my pocket, or put it in a bag where other things might break the microphones. I looked all over the net and in different mobile device stores and I couldn't find any protective case that would make it fit nicely, so that mekes it not so effective as compact and portable. Also the text on the screen is so tiny that makes it very difficult to read the menus, my eyes are not so bad and I had to really focus my eyes to be able to read the menus, and so far three of my friends that wanted to check it out complained of not being able to read the text cuz it is too tiny. Sound quality is really good, but it catches a lot of the handling noise so it is best not to hold it when you are recording. It is not possible to use a tripod with it. battery life is really low, but I love the fact that you can power it with a usb power adapter. In general I like it, but I will most likely return it and get a DR-40, I think it's worth to pay the extra money.

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  • Great recorder

    As reviewed by Lou Forconi on 6/9/2011

    We are a rock band that uses this recorder for rehearsal. The filters are very effective at controlling clipping. ANd contrary to former reviews AC power can be used with a USB wall adapter. Best little recorder I've owned.

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