Tascam DP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio  

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The 8-track TASCAM DP-008 Digital Portastudio offers dedicated knobs for volume and pan for each track, plus a send knob for the built-in reverb effect. The TASCAM DP-008 also has 2 XLR microphone inp... Read More

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The 8-track TASCAM DP-008 Digital Portastudio offers dedicated knobs for volume and pan for each track, plus a send knob for the built-in reverb effect. The TASCAM DP-008 also has 2 XLR microphone inputs with phantom power, a guitar level input, and even built-in stereo mics, so you're ready to record anything. Tracks mix down to a dedicated stereo track with EQ available on each track, Even so, the TASCAM Portastudio interface keeps it simple to use. The DP-008 Portastudio records to SD card media and includes a 2GB card.

Features
  • 8-track Digital Portastudio
  • 2-track simultaneous recording
  • (2) XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
  • (2) ¼" line inputs, one switchable to guitar level for direct recording
  • ¼" footswitch input and Autopunch features for punch-in recording
  • RCA line outputs
  • 1/8" stereo headphone output
  • Powered by four AA batteries (included) or PS-P520 power supply (optional)
  • Chromatic tuner and metronome features
  • Stereo reverb effect on send/return path
  • Level, Pan, and 2-band EQ controls per channel
  • 44.1kHz/16-bit recording resolution
  • Records to SD or SDHC Card media, up to 32GB supported
  • USB 2.0 connection to computer for backup and track/mixdown export
  • 2GB SD Card, USB cable, AA batteries included
  • Built-in stereo electret condenser microphones
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Tape machines - 90 day warranty; one year parts warranty.
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TASCAMDP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio
 
5.0

(based on 17 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great recording device

By Eamon Cunningham

from New York NY

Comments about TASCAM DP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio:

Those of us that learned on Tascam tape machines have come kicking and screaming into the digital recording age, and this little guy makes it so easy. Most of the knobs you remember from your early recording days. EQ and reverb are menu based and have to be adjusted via the scroll wheel. But they're easy to get to. Hot keys all over the place to make it easy to get to things. My favorite features all involve the sd card. You can have separate projects on different cards (think of them as little tiny tapes you don't have to splice). Also, you can import audio from previous projects that you've done on other recorders. My favorite feature, hands down, is the fact that you can export each track. So record on your recorder, and instead of having to mix down and master it on your recorder, you can edit each track separately on the computer machine box thingie that sits on your desk in something like Audacity or ProTools (crazy talk, I know). Analog feel, digital results, and a price you can't believe.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice!

By Johnathan Bradford

from Murfreesboro, TN

Comments about TASCAM DP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio:

Just got this thing about 2 days ago, and i absolutely love it! Very good solid recorder. Perfect for any type of recording. I have never done any of my own recording and picked this up right away. Sounds just as good as the quality of the demo my band recorded using very high quality recording equipment back about a year ago. If I woulda known about this thing earlier I woulda had it a LONG time ago. Very cheap for its quality and very easy to use. 5 STARS!

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

tascam dp-008

By ryan watkins

from baltimore, maryland

Comments about TASCAM DP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio:

a great machine. perfect for demos and evrything you need. i have already made 3 cds and im only 13 years old. so that goes to show how easy it is to ues. but be sure to buy the ac adapter. batteries dont last long at all. and dont just start pushing buttons. read the manuel as you go, but in all, its my first personal recorder and i cant keep my hands off of it. 100 percent worth it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent machine

By Patrick

from Nashua, NH

Comments about TASCAM DP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio:

I've used and owned multitrack recorders from 4-track cassette to digidesign ProTools/Icon and everything in between. Standalone recorders like the DP-008 are very important to cut the clutter and snap a good song in a few takes without all the tricks. This is a perfect recorder as a scratchpad for getting down ideas, It's also great for producing songs good for demos and circulating to friends or clubs. It is very clean sounding and has a good set of inputs and outputs. Learn to play your instruments and basic stereo production on this thing! When you have mastered it and can consistently build tracks that sound great you can step up, but when time matters and you just want to record something, I'm sure that you will come back to the DP-008 again and again.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Investment

By T Alfred

from Bracey, VA

Comments about TASCAM DP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio:

For two hundred and change this is the best route to take for home recording in my opinion. Very user friendly, the DP-008 works more like its tape recording predecesors than overloaded DAW computer programs. Not much of a learning curve to have to get over, just set it up and play. My only recomendation would be to get the power adapter (or do a little research and find one comparable) because this thing will drain batteries like Forest Gump drained Dr. Peppers.

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(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DP-008 is EASY to use!

By Brian

from Oswego, IL

Comments about TASCAM DP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio:

I just did my first tracking session with my new DP-008, and I could not believe how easy this thing was to use. I've from the cassette 4-track generation, and have had less than stellar luck with recording software in the past, so I was looking for something with more of a traditional (knobs & buttons) interface. The DP-008 caught my eye because it was feature rich: onboard reverb & EQ, onboard condenser mikes, backlit display, USB connectivity. On top of all of that, there is an included sample track that allows you to practice mixing down a finished track to your liking... hours of fun with that one. (Note: make sure you also buy the power adapter (not included) because this thing does suck through AA's in no time.) This was a great purchase; in hindsight, I'm very glad I went with this one over the DP-004, which I was also considering... the 008 is $100 more, which seems like a lot, but the 008 has a LOT more features (and 4 extra tracks!) Nice work, Tascam!

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great - but get power adapter

By Dan Cartamil

from San Diego, CA

Comments about TASCAM DP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio:

I LOVE this little gadget. I won't go into the details, since that's already been done. I just want to add my two cents regarding the fact that this unit does not come with a power adapter. It's just ridiculous. First of all, does Tascam really expect you to go out and buy and endless series of expensive AA batteries? Isn't it environmentally irresponsible to encourage consumers to go through hundreds of batteries that will eventually end up as toxic landfill? And finally, isn't it just stupid to charge 300 bucks for such a great product, yet not give you a way to plug it into a wall socket? Other than that, as I said, the thing is great. I am blown away by how quiet even the built-in mic is. Worth it, but do yourself a favor and buy the power adapter right off the bat, as you will definitely want it.

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the money

By Rich EW

from Lake Orion, Michigan

Comments about TASCAM DP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio:

I have been looking to buy a multi-track recorder for a few years now. After talking to a person at Guitar Center, he convinced me to buy the Tascam DP-008. Took it home, read the Quick Start Guide and within 45 minutes I recorded guitar and keyboard tracks. (very easy) I took it back to Cleveland to record band practice, and the guys were blown away. They could not believe the sound quality that came out of this unit just using the built in mikes. Buy the power adapter. Good batteries only last 3 to 4 hours max. Thanks Tascam and Guitar Center.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TASCAM DP-008

By Jamo

from Memphis

Comments about TASCAM DP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio:

Portable phantom power...need I say more? Got my separate stereo condenser mics involved and now I am making excellent bootlegs of every live show that my band plays.

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

simple operation/great audio

By David from Jacksonville

from Jacksonville, Florida

Comments about TASCAM DP-008 8-Track Digital Portastudio:

I purchased the Tascam DP-008 as a portable backup to my much larger Tascam 2488. The DP-008 is very well built, and very simple to use. It reminds me of the old Tascam 4-track Portastudio cassette recorders. Simple, solid, and great audio replication in a very portable package.

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