8-track Digital Pocketstudio
Song ideas can happen anywhere. With the TASCAM DP-008EX, you'll be ready. Jot down ideas for your songs using this professional sounding multi-track recorders. For extra battery life, you can add TASCAM's BP-6AA external battery pack.
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A user interface that enables intuitive operation similar to cassette MTR
Easy to operate, just like a cassette MRT, with recording preparation achievable in just two steps after turning the device on. A high-quality microphone is already built-in, so there is no need for an external mic. Each track has a designated knob so that users can intuitively operate each track without having to rely on the screen. SD/SDHC cards are used for recording media, allowing data to be transferred to the computer via USB.
Choose DP-008EX for more sophisticated music production
If you wish to obtain a higher-quality music sketchpad, the DP-008EX comes recommended. In addition to the XLR inputs that enable condenser microphones to be plugged in, the DP-008EX comes equipped with an input equalizer and reverb, enabling simple sound production. The mastering function can increase sound bass. With these functions in place, you can wow your band members with high-quality demo files from the DP-008EX.
A multi-recorder that anyone can use to easily record song ideas
Adding the DP-008EX into your production system will increase the scope of your music production infinitely. The music sketchpad that can easily accumulate ideas will capture that melody as it pops into your head, with a high audio quality, further enhancing your music production.
"Music Sketch Pad" – A Songwriting Tool That Anyone Can Use
Battery-Powered Compact Multi-Track Recorder
Song ideas can happen anywhere. With the DP-008EX, you'll be ready. Jot down ideas for your songs using this professional sounding multi-track recorder. For extra battery life, you can add TASCAM's BP-6AA external battery pack.
Built-In High-Quality Stereo Condenser Microphones – For Easy On-the-Spot Recording
The DP-008EX has two condenser microphones built into the front of the units. Record vocals or acoustic guitar anytime without the need for extra equipment or set-up time. TASCAM carefully chose the best sounding microphones for our recorders. Modeled after the top-selling DR series microphones, you can be assured high-quality sound.
Simple, Easy-to-Use Interface – Designed Like an Analog Cassette MTR
The DP-008EX is optimally designed for on-the-spot recording. No unnecessary features were included that might complicate the recording to ensure easy functionality, and dedicated knobs make recording faster than digging through menus. Designed with Portastudio functionality, TASCAM's POCKETSTUDIOs are the easiest songwriting scratchpads you can buy.
Ultra Light Weight Design – Carry It With You Everywhere
The DP-008EX features ultra light-weight designs to ensure portability.weights only 21.5 oz. (excluding AA batteries)
Tuner and Metronome Included
Two Analog Inputs for External Microphones and Electric/Acoustic Guitar
The DP-008EX has two inputs with 1/4" jacks, these terminals provide to connect an external microphone, an electric-acoustic guitar and a line-level device like a synthesizer. Cables sold seperately allow you to connect an iPad or other sound device.
Flexibility for Music Production
Record to SD/SDHC Card (up to 32GB) With High-Speed Data Transfer via USB2.0
The DP-008EX records to widely available SD/SDHC card media (4GB card included). In addition, it can 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 units at any point in the recording process. Files can be used in DAW software for further editing and production.
Quickly Fix/Re-record Tracks with the UNDO/REDO Function
Fix performance errors using the Undo and Redo functions. Instant Undo frees you to try new ideas without worrying about erasing your last take.
File Import and Export by Wav Format
The DP-008EX supports file import/export by Wav format. Also, mono file and stereo file are available. This feature offers various advantages. For example, at first, you import an instrumental song which created by a DAW. Then, your ideas capture by the DP-008EX. After recording, these ideas can export from a DP, you can be editing and mixing raw song data and recorded data on your DAW.
Track Edit Function (CUT, CLEAN TRACK, etc)
The DP-008EX provides editing features including Copy paste, Copy insert, Move paste, Move insert, Open, Cut, Silence, Clone track, and Clean out.
DP-008EX Features: Professional Recording in a Compact Package
Two XLR Inputs with +48V Phantom Power
The DP-008EX can supply phantom power for condenser microphones, even when operated with AA batteries.
(Notice: Operating time becomes shorter when used with phantom power supply. We recommend connecting TASCAM's BP-6AA or a power supply when using phantom power.)
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 normalize your song.
2-Band Shelving EQ for Each Track
Demo songs need the same high-quality as final masters. The DP-008EX has adjustable 2-band shelving EQ for each track. The Hi-range EQ can be adjusted from 1.7kHz to 18kHz, and the Low-range EQ from 32Hz to 1.6kHz.
Built-in Reverb Effects
The DP-008EX has six different types of reverb to help find the ideal space for your song. It's simple to send to the 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.
Built-In Mastering Effects
The DP-008EX's built-in mastering effects will provide high-quality master-like file creation without the need for external devices or software. The mastering effects include 2-band EQ, Multi-band compressor and a Normalize effect. Finalize dynamic and powerful-sounding mixes using the DP-008EX's mastering effects.
Auto Analysis Mastering Function For Easy Track Mastering
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 calculate the best mastering sound based on analysis of the song data.
Features at a Glance
- Eight mono tracks
- CD-quality recording (44.1kHz/16-bit)
- 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)
- 128 × 64 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
- 4GB SD card included
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|Recording media||SD card (512MB to 2GB), SDHC card (4GB to 32GB)|
|File system||TASCAM original (MTR partition) / FAT32 (FAT partition)|
|Connectors||XLR-3-31(1：GND, 2：HOT, 3：COLD), BALANCED|
|Nominal input level||–8dBu|
|Maximum input level||+8dBu|
|Connectors||1/4" (6.3mm) TS-jack, UNBALANCED|
|Input impedance||10kΩ or more (INPUT A: MIC/LINE), 1MΩ (INPUT A: GUITAR)|
|Nominal input level||–10dBV|
|Maximum input level||+6dBV|
|Built-in microphones||Omni-directional condenser microphone × 2|
|Nominal output level||–10dBV|
|Maximum output level||+6dBV|
|Connectors||1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack|
|Maximum output level||20mW + 20mW or more (THD+N less than 0.1%, 32Ω loaded)|
|Connectors||USB Mini-B type|
|Format||USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class|
|Continuous battery operation time||*All times are approximate.|
|Alkaline battery (EVOLTA)||5.5 hours (using line input/recording)
6 hours (using headphone/playback)
|Nickel-metal battery (eneloop)||6.5 hours (using line input/recording)
7 hours (using headphone/playback)
|Power||Four AA batteries (Alkaline or nickel-metal battery)
AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P520, sold separately)
|Power consumption||2.4W (Maximum)|
|Dimensions (W×H×D)||8.7" × 1.74" × 4.99" / 221 × 44.3 × 126.5 mm|
|Weight||1.35 lbs. / 610 g (excluding batteries)|
|Operating temperature||41˚F to 95˚F / 5˚C to 35˚C|
|Backup memory||In the PREFERENCES, contents of "Repeat Int", "Auto Power Save", "Contrast", "Back Light" and "FootSW Polarity". Contents of INPUT SETTING (without EQ)|
|Accessories||4GB SD card, AA battery × 4, USB cable (31.5" / 80cm), Warranty card, Owner's manual|
|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)|
Supported Media / OtherSD Supported Media
dp-008_008ex_tested_media_list_.pdf 107.1 KB
|DP-008EX Owner's Manual||04-12-2019||3.8 MB|
|Firmware V1.01||01-25-2017||559.8 KB|
Supported Media / Other
|SD Supported Media||05-29-2023||107.1 KB|
|Demo Song||05-25-2023||25.1 MB|
|High resolution images||07-18-2019||23.3 MB|