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Tascam DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio  

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Portable digital recorders are a necessity for all songwriters, and the TASCAM DP-006 Digital POCKETSTUDIO is a great choice. Jot down all of the key components to your songs using this professional s... Click To Read More About This Product


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Portable digital recorders are a necessity for all songwriters, and the TASCAM DP-006 Digital POCKETSTUDIO is a great choice. Jot down all of the key components to your songs using this professional sounding multi-track recorder. Be ready wherever creativity strikes.

Built-In High-Quality Stereo Condenser Microphones
The DP-006 comes with two condenser microphones built directly in the front of the unit so you can 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, Moreover the DP-006 was designed with a tripod mount for versatile set-up and placement.

Simple and Easy-to-Use Interface
The DP-006 is designed for on-the-spot recording. No unnecessary features were included that might complicate the recording to ensure easy functionality. Designed with Analog functionality and dedicated control knobs the DP-006 POCKETSTUDIO is one of the simplest to use songwriting scratchpads on the market.

Ultra-Lightweight Design
Carry It with you everywhere in your gig bag. The DP-006 features ultra-lightweight designs to ensure portability. It weighs in at only 360g (without AA batteries).

Two Analog Inputs for External Mics and Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Etc.
The DP-006 has two input terminals by phone-jack, these terminals provide to connect an external microphone, an electric-acoustic guitar and a line-level device like a synthesizer. Alternately with the help of a conversion cable you can connect a tablet device like the iPad (conversion cable is not included).

  • Up to six tracks recording (2 mono tracks+ 2 mono/stereo switchable tracks)
  • CD-quality recording (16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Two tracks simultaneous recording/ six 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 3-positions (Low/Mid/High)
  • Two TS 1/4" mic/line inputs
  • INPUT A can connect high-impedance instrument directly (Like an electric-guitar)
  • Independent LEVEL/PAN(BALANCE) knobs for each track
  • 15mW/ch headphone output
  • 128x64 dot-matrix LCD
  • Four AA batteries operation up to 9 hours (When recording, using the eneloop battery)
  • Optional AC adapter ready (TASCAM PS-P520)
  • Can connect to an external battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA)
  • Tripod screwhole
  • Direct locate function by jog-wheel
  • Repeat playback between IN/OUT point
  • Track edit functions (CLONE TRACK, CLEAN OUT, SILENCE, CUT, OPEN)
  • Bounce function allows recording of more six tracks
  • Chromatic tuner and metronome included
  • High-speed data transfer by USB 2.0 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
  • Recording media: SD card (512MB-2GB), SDHC card (4GB-32GB)
    File system: TASCAM original (MTR partition) / FAT32 (FAT partition)
    1/4" TS-jack
    Connectors: 6.3mm (1/4") TS-jack, UNBALANCED
    Input impedance: 10kOhms or more (INPUT A:MIC/LINE), 1MÎ (INPUT A:GUITAR)
    Nominal input level: -10dBV
    Maximum input level: +6dBV
    Headroom: 16dB
    Built-in microphones: Omni-directional condenser microphone x 2
    Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
    Nominal output level: -16dBV
    Maximum output level: 0dBV
    Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
    Maximum output level: 15mW+15mW or more (THD+N less than 0.1%, 32ohms loaded)
    Connectors: USB Mini-B type 4-pin
    Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
    Continuous battery operation time
    Alkaline battery (EVOLTA) About 8H (Using line input/recording) About 8.5H (Using headphone/playback)
    Nickel-metal battery (eneloop) About 9H (Using line input/recording) About 9.5H (Using headphone/playback)
    Power: Four AA batteries (Alkaline or nickel-metal battery)
    Power consumption: 1W(Maximum)
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 155mm — 41.5mm — 107mm
    Weight: 360g (without batteries)
    Operating temperature: 5-35C
    Backup memory: In the PREFERENCE, contents of "Repeat Int", "Auto Pwr Save" and "Contrast"
    Accessories: 2GB SD card, AA battery x4, USB cable (80cm), Warranty card, Owner's manual
    Operating system requirements
    OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4), Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard (V10.6.8), OS X Lion (V10.7),OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
    Audio performance
    Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz (+1/-3dB, INPUT (MIC/LINE) to LINE OUT)
    Distortion Less than 0.05% (INPUT (LINE) to LINE OUT)
    S/N ratio More than 81dB (INPUT (MIC/LINE) to LINE OUT)
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TascamDP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio

(based on 9 reviews)

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  • Compact (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Easy to use (3)


No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (3)

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Comments about Tascam DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

Great writing tool, handy, small,


Definitely a keeper

By Salexomusic

from Gastonia, NC

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer


  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • The right fit for me
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Tascam DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

    As a songwriter, this is the perfect piece 2 have at all times when music comes 2 mind

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Very much worth the price..

    By JD

    from Cape Coral Florida

    About Me Experienced


    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight


    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about Tascam DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

    Felt compelled to write a review because I'm really having fun with the thing.. when used correctly you can make some great sounding stuff.... easy to use.. love it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Excellent Service and Equipment

    By Tatorbug

    from Justin, TX

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer


    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile


      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Tascam DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

      Use this recorder for recording my sessions on guitar, improvising and can make CD's!! Love it and very easy to use!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


      Perfect for demos

      By AS

      from Oxnard, CA


      • Battery Operated
      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Portable


      • Learning Curve
      • Not Fully Equipped

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Simple Demos

      Comments about Tascam DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

      Once you learn how to use it, it's fabulous but it takes a lot of time and practice. The manual is definitely necessary. It's not as easy as the old fashioned 4 Track tape machines. But once you get going you will be capable of making outstanding sounding, guitar/piano/voice recordings.
      It's easy to download it to the computer once you are done.
      Considering it's mostly used as a home recorder an electric plug should be included with the machine, instead of needing to purchase one.

      (12 of 26 customers found this review helpful)


      DON'T BUY IT Tascam should be ashamed.

      By Eric

      from Upand, CA

      Site Member

      Comments about Tascam DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

      By far, this is the most worthless piece of junk I have ever bought. Don't buy it. I bought it so I could record on the go and make demos when I'm on vacation. I needed a vacation after trying to figure out this lousy item. Tascam should be ashamed. I wanted something for easy use. This was like trying to program a drum machine. It has a lame scroll wheel, which I hate. The LCD lights are almost invisible and too small. I returned it after days. My advice, buy a USB mic and use Garage Band on your laptop or Ipad or phone. If I have persuaded somebody from buying a dumb gremlin box, then I can be at peace. Please don't buy it and please Tascam discontinue making this audio lemon. If I had a choice, it would have gotton zero starts or negative stars.

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


      Great little scratch pad and excellent demo recorder.

      By Richard

      from Lafayette, NJ

      Comments about Tascam DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

      This recorder is a great inexpensive digital 6 track recorder. It is not filled with a lot of bells and whistles like effects and mastering software but for this price you would be crazy to think it would. It is easy to operate and the results are as good as your input. If you put in a poor signal, you'll get a poor recording. Someone wrote a review saying the manual is too difficult to understand. I don't think it is but on the other hand I have been using Tascam recorders since the mid 70's so I understand their method. If you take some time to go step by step as written, you get excellent results. If you record you can easily bounce the tracks internally to open more than 6 tracks and export to any recording software in your computer, add effects and EQ and do a for final mix by importing through the decks USB connection. A ton of possiblities in a very small portable package. I carry mine along to gigs and hook it up to my mixer to record the band. I take it home, move the SD card to my computer, bring up Audacity or Sony Sound Forge and make an edited audio CD of the performance. So easy to do.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


      Tascam DP006

      By Jamie Seiple

      from Knoxville TN

      Comments about Tascam DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

      It's only a hundred bucks so I don't expect much...Records with great quality and makes nice little demo's. Instruction manual is very difficult. I had to learn on my own. A bunch of useless clutter and tiny print that's hard to see. A larger print quick guide would have been much better. But again it does record well once you can figure out the navigation procedures. $30.00 more for the AC adapter.

      (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


      A Solid Workhorse!

      By anthony geffert jr _

      from Houston, TX

      Comments about Tascam DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

      I've had this little beast for almost 2 years now and have recorded dozens of riffs, songs, and live practices. I am very impressed at the quality the DP-006 puts out! The controls were not hard at all to learn. I can set this thing up in seconds, set all the inputs and levels, and shred away. When I used it to record live drums with the built-in mics, I could get surprising quality without using a pre-amp! I've used Tascam in the past and had to have one, and this little guy is no exception. Sure, there are a couple features I might've liked to see extra on it, but you can haul it around with no computer and get great results. There's also a decent amount of editing available on it.

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