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TASCAM Announces the Version 1.30 Firmware Update for the Portacapture X8 Multi-track Handheld Recorder

08-31-2022

32-bit float USB audio, intuitive configuration setting and recall, plus Mix Minus capability deliver enhanced functionality

Portacapture X8 ATOMOS

Santa Fe Springs, CA... TASCAM is pleased to announce the V1.30 firmware update for the Portacapture X8 High Resolution Adaptive Multi-Recorder. Featuring 192kHz/32-bit float point recording technology, a 3.5-inch color touchscreen display, large format internal detachable microphones to accommodate a variety of recording applications, internal 8-track recording capability, USB audio interface and more, the Portacapture X8 is an exceptional choice for videographers, vlog content production, media production, and music applications to name just a few. With the V1.30 firmware update, the Portacapture X8 gains significant operational enhancements.

With the introduction of the V1.30 firmware update, the Portacapture X8 now has the capability to use 32-bit float point resolution when using the unit as a USB audio interface to a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). This facilitates wider dynamic range, higher resolution, and greater audio quality for better overall record quality. The 32-bit float technology enables audio to be dynamically controlled and edited without limitations. Clipped audio segments can easily be corrected and, similarly, low level audio passages can be adjusted to a higher dB level.

The V1.30 firmware update also provides a significant enhancement to the Portacapture X8's User Setting and Input Setting memory functions. The V 1.30 update can now store User Settings on the Launcher main interface and Input Presets on the app (up to three for each) that will instantly recall various user-defined parameter settings. This new capability makes it easy for users to define and recall their favorite and most used configurations.

Also new with the V1.30 firmware update is the Mix Minus capability that has been added to the Portacapture X8's podcast app. The Podcast app can now turn Mix Minus On or Off for an input. This feature enables a USB audio source, for example, to have Mix Minus set to On so it can be recorded and monitored by all users while avoiding an audio feedback loop that would normally occur if not for Mix Minus. As the Portacapture X8 will record audio while connecting to a video conference when used as a USB audio interface, the Mix Minus capability is extremely useful.

To acquire the V1.30 firmware update for the Portacapture X8, visit the following URL: https://tascam.com/us/product/portacapture_x8/download

For more information about the TASCAM Portacapture X8 High Resolution Adaptive Multi-Recorder, visit https://tascam.com/us/product/portacapture_x8/top

 

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