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TASCAM Portacapture X8 Multi-Track Recorder

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Product Description

Featuring a simple user-friendly app-like operation, the Portacapture X8 utilizes cutting-edge functionality for creating quality content. A new generation hi-res recorder with large 3.5" touch screen. A must-have for podcasters, gamers, live streamers, twitchers, sound designers, field recordists, videographers, indie filmmakers, and more.

TASCAM Portacapture X8 Multi-Track Recorder Features
  • Intuitive Launcher system using a 3.5-inch color touch panel display
  • Recording applications such as basic multi-track recording, podcasting, music, voice (interviews, vlog), field recording, ASMR and more
  • 4 XLR/TRS locking combo jack MIC/LINE inputs with individual phantom power supply (24V/48V) and in-house-developed HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps
  • Supports up to 192kHz/ 32-bit float point recording
  • Detachable 14.6mm large-diaphragm condenser mics for both A-B position and X-Y position
  • Includes 8-in/2-out USB audio interface function
    • Internal mics can be used as a USB audio source
    • Internal recording to SD card is available while the unit is functioning in USB audio interface mode
  • Internal multi-track recording up to 8 tracks (6 tracks + 2 mix)
  • TASCAM Portacapture Control app for wireless remote control via mobile devices (with optional AK-BT1 Bluetooth adapter)
  • Dual recording mode enables each track to be recorded in a different file format
  • Equipped with a variety of functions such as low-cut filter, compressor, limiter, auto-gain control, reverb, noise gate and normalize
  • CAMERA/EXT input allows audio recorded on a camera to be monitored and also supports audio input of wireless microphones and more
  • CAMERA/LINE output with attenuation function allows for sending audio to external devices like cameras, etc.
  • Audio monitoring is possible with either headphone output or the built-in speaker
  • Supports micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC (up to 512GB) recording media
  • Equipped with a Mark function and slate tone function
  • Powered by 4 AA batteries, USB bus power, or optional AC adapter (PS-P520U)
  • Support multi-language menu display (English, Japanese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Russian)
  • Included Items
    • Portacapture X8 x 1
    • Included mics x 1(left/right pair)
    • AA alkaline batteries x 4
    • Owner's Manual (including warranty)
    • TASCAM ID registration guide
Innovative, powerful, yet simple. The Launcher icon system allows specific application settings to be easily configured. The new Launcher system and 3.5-inch color touch panel allow smooth navigation to select the best audio settings that match the application. Taking advantage of these presets, users will have more time to focus on the actual recording without the need to struggle with complicated settings.

Configure Level Settings With Ease
The Portacapture X8 provides a preset level setting to achieve a wide dynamic range utilizing the premium dual AD converters and 32-bit float point recording technology. The result is content with uncompromised audio quality even with low level recordings. The audio data can be edited and increased later without deteriorating the S/N (signal-to-noise ratio). Also the internal normalize function allows automatic level alignment of the 2-mix file after recording. Combining these features, there's no need to use valuable creative time finding the right audio level that matches the recording.

USB Audio Interface Function With No Driver Needed
Utilizing plug-and-go driverless functionality, the Portacapture X8 can be used as a compact mixer with built-in microphones for live streaming via OBS or similar platforms, and also offers direct recording of video narration and dialogue directly to DAW and editing software. The Portacapture X8 streams up to 8 tracks (6 inputs and 2mix) through USB. By supporting the USB Type-C Power Delivery standard, Portacapture X8 can provide phantom power to each external mic at once with USB bus power. For video or audio conferencing, use the Portacapture X8 as your USB microphones and even record the audio simultaneously.

Premium Large Format Built-in Microphones
The Portacapture X8 comes with two 14.6mm diameter built-in microphones, the largest in our lineup. Employing a detachable mechanism, both L and R microphones can be flexibly attached/detached from the main unit to form A-B / True X-Y mic patterns.

Wireless Remote Control via Optional Bluetooth Adapter and Original App
Wireless remote control is possible via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (iPad and Android devices) using the optional AK-BT1 Bluetooth dongle and the Portacapture Control app, which can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store or Google Play.

Multi-track Recording Up to 8 tracks (6 tracks + 2 mix)
The Portacapture X8 can simultaneously record up to 8 tracks in total (6 tracks + 2 mix). From monaural audio recording to multi-track music recording, the Portacapture X8 can be flexibly adapted for a wide range of applications.

HDDA
For the XLR/TRS inputs, TASCAM know-how utilizing the in-house-developed HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps - enables high-quality audio recording.

4 XLR/TRS Combo Jacks With External MIC/LINE Connectivity and Camera in/out
With its 2 built-in stereo mics, 4 XLR inputs with support for both mic and line-level*, EXT-IN, LINE OUT, and CAMERA IN/OUT connections, the Portacapture X8 is a versatile portable recorder with an abundance of IN/OUT choices.

* Maximum input level : +24dBu

Flexible Configuration With Cold Shoe/ Tripod Screw Connectors
The unit's external mechanism provides flexible functionality. Portacapture X8 can be easily mounted on top of cameras and tripods, and be combined with AV rigs. The rear cold shoe mount also makes it possible to attach mic holders and/or wireless receivers.

*Adapters and cables not included
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Phone:  (323) 726-0303 Warranty:  1 Years Parts; 90 Days Labor

Product Specifications

TASCAM Portacapture X8 Multi-Track Recorder Specifications
    Recorder specifications
    • Recording media microSD cards (64MB - 2GB), microSDHC cards (4GB - 32GB), microSDXC cards (48GB - 512GB)
    • Recording / playback formats
      • WAV (BWF) 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz, 16/24-bit, 32-bit float
      • MP3 44.1k/48kHz, 128k/192k/256k/320kbps
    • Number of channels
      • Input channels 6 channels maximum
      • Recording tracks 8 tracks maximum (6 tracks, stereo mix)
    Analog audio input ratings
    • Mic inputs (unbalanced)
      • Input jacks 1-2(support plug-in power)
      • Connectors 3.5mm (1/8") Mini TRS jacks
      • Maximum input level +1dBV
      • Minimum input level -69.3dBV
      • Input impedance 85kΩ or higher
    • Mic inputs (balanced)
      • Input jacks 3-6(input set to "MIC")
      • Connectors
        • XLR-3-31 equivalent(1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
        • 6.3mm(1/4") standard TRS jacksInput(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
        • Note: phantom power supported by XLR only
      • Maximum input level +2dBu
      • Minimum input level -75dBu
      • Input impedance 2.2kΩ or higher
    • Input jacks 3-6(Input set to "LINE")
      • Connectors
        • XLR-3-31 equivalent(1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
        • 6.3mm(1/4") standard TRS jacksInput(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
      • Nominal input level +4dBu (GAIN:min)
      • Maximum input level +24dBu
      • Minimum input level -53dBu
      • Input impedance 9kΩ or higher
    • Line input (unbalanced)
      • EXT IN jack
        • Connectors 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack
        • Nominal input level -10dBV (GAIN:min)
        • Maximum input level +10dBV
        • Minimum input level -48dBV
        • Input impedance 8.5kΩ or higher
    Analog audio output
    • Line output (unbalanced)
      • LINE OUT jack
        • Connectors 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack
        • Nominal output level -14dBV
        • Maximum output level +6dBV
        • Output impedance 200Ω
    • Headphone output
      • Headphone jack
        • Connectors 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack
        • Maximum output 45mW + 45mW
        • (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32Ω)
        • Built-in speaker 0.4W (mono)
    Control input/output ratings
    • USB port
      • Connectors USB Type-C
      • Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
    • Bluetooth® device connector For Bluetooth® adapter (AK-BT1) only
    Power
    • 4 AA batteries (Alkaline, Ni-MH or Lithium-ion)
    • USB bus power from a computer
    • TASCAM PS-P520U AC adapter (sold separately)
    Power consumption 7.5W (maximum)
    Dimensions
    • 83 (W) × 205.6 (H) × 41.5 (D) mm
    • 3.25 (W) x 8.09 (H) x 1.65 (D) inches
    • Including protrusions
    Weight 472g / 381g (with/without batteries)
    Operating temperature range 0 - 40°C
    Included
    • Included mics × 1 (left / right pair)
    • AA alkaline batteries × 4
    • Owner's Manual (including warranty) × 1
    • TASCAM ID registration guide × 1
    Note: 0dBV=1Vrms, 0dBu=0.775Vrms
Audio performance
    Frequency response
      Input jacks 1–6and EXT IN jack to PCM data
      • 20Hz - 20kHz at 48kHz: +0 / -0.3dB (JEITA)
      • 20Hz - 60kHz at 192kHz: +0 / -2.5dB (JEITA)
    S/N ratio
    • Input jacks 1–2 to PCM data (20kHz SPCL LPF, A-weighting): 101dB (48kHz)
    • Input jacks 3–6, EXT IN jack to PCM data (20kHz SPCL LPF, A-weighting): 102dB (48kHz)
    Total harmonic distortion ratio (THD+N) (1kHz sine, -5 dBFS input,GAIN: min,20kHz SPCL LPF)
    • Input jacks 1–2 to PCM data: 0.005%
    • Input jacks 3–6 (LINE IN) to PCM data 0.008%
    • Input jacks 3–6 (MIC IN) to PCM data 0.006%
    Note: JEITA indicates conformance to JEITA CP-2150

Supported OS'

    Windows
    • Windows 11 New , Windows 10 (November 2021 Update) New , Windows 10 (May 2021 Update)
    Mac
    • macOS Monterey New , macOS Big Sur , macOS Catalina
    Android
    • Android 11 New , Android 10
    iOS
    • iPadOS 14 , iOS 14 , iPadOS 13 , iOS 13

Battery operation time (continuous operation)
    Using alkaline batteries (EVOLTA)
    • About 11 hours
      • Input through input jacks 1/2 (included mics)
      • Phantom power unused
      • STEREO WAV (BWF) / 44.1kHz
      • 24-bit recording
      • POWER SAVE MODE on
    • About 5.5 hours
      • Input through input jacks 1/2 (included mics) and 5/6
      • Phantom power used (+48V, 3mA×2 load)
      • STEREO WAV (BWF) / 44.1kHz
      • 24-bit recording
      • POWER SAVE MODE on
    Using Ni-MH battery (eneloop)
    • About 9.5 hours
      • Input through input jacks 1/2 (included mics)
      • Phantom power unused
      • STEREO WAV (BWF) / 44.1kHz
      • 24-bit recording
      • POWER SAVE MODE on
    • About 5.5 hours
      • Input through input jacks 1/2 (included mics) and 5/6
      • Phantom power used (+48V, 3mA×2 load)
      • STEREO WAV (BWF) / 44.1kHz
      • 24-bit recording
      • POWER SAVE MODE on
    Using lithium-ion batteries (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
    • About 18 hours
      • Input through input jacks 1/2 (included mics)
      • Phantom power unused
      • STEREO WAV (BWF) / 44.1kHz
      • 24-bit recording
      • POWER SAVE MODE on
    • About 10 hours
      • Input through input jacks 1/2 (included mics) and 5/6
      • Phantom power used (+48V, 3mA×2 load)
      • STEREO WAV (BWF) / 44.1kHz
      • 24-bit recording
      • POWER SAVE MODE on

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