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Tascam Portacapture X8 High Resolution Adaptive Multi-Recorder

SKU: TASCM-PORTACAPTUREX8 Category:
Brand: Tascam

  • 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

$399.00 $499.00

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. 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.

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.

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 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.

Adding timecode sync greatly helps the post-editing process by aligning files on a time basis, especially for projects using multiple cameras or recorders. Wireless timecode sync is available with Atomos AtomX SYNC, UltraSync BLUE and other compatible products such as ATOMOS CONNECT and SHOGUN CONNECT. The optional AK-BT1 Bluetooth adapter for Portacapture X8 is required.

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. 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.

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.

Key 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)
  • Wireless timecode sync with supported devices from Atomos (with optional AK-BT1 Bluetooth adapter, added in V1.20)
  • 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)

Technical 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 jacks Input (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 jacks Input (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) x 205.6 (H) x 41.5 (D) mm including protrusions
Weight
472g / 381g (with/without batteries)
Operating temperature range
0 – 40°C
Included
Included mics x 1 (left / right pair)
AA alkaline batteries x 4
Owner’s Manual (including warranty) x 1
TASCAM ID registration guide x 1
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%

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