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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 18 reviews )
 6 reviews33 %
 6 reviews33 %
 1 user review6 %
Value For Money : Excellent
JimboSpins12/11/2012

JimboSpins's review"Affordable, Durable, Portable"

Tascam DP-008
The Tascam DP-008 is affordable and portable. It is small and lightweight; take it with you anywhere to record. It records and allows you to get your files into your computer via USB. It does have a built in microphone preamps. These preamps are not the best in the world but they will do just fine with a decent microphone.

UTILIZATION

You can record up to 2 tracks simultaneously with the dP-008 and it has 2 XLR mic inputs both with phantom power. It comes with a chromatic tuner and metronome built into it that was a great extra unexpected feature to have in a unit for this price range. This portable recorded is also durable, out of all of the times that I have used it; it has been dropped and even stepped on before while in a bag of mine and it never stopped working.

SOUNDS

I love how you can run this with AA batteries so that no matter where you are you can make music and do not have to always have it plugged in. It does come with a power supply though so you don’t have to worry about using batteries all the time or going out and buying the power supply.

OVERALL OPINION

As far as effects, you will not get many of them just some reverb. It would have been nice to have more effects but at this price I am surprised it has reverb and 2 band EQ controls on each channel. All of the knobs on the front of the unit are pretty well made and feel like they should be on an expensive recorder. The track wheel that works the screen functions is even pretty good and not cheaply made. If I could make one change with the DP-008 it would be to make the display screen a little more vibrant. It looks dull when looking at it in all light sources. But that is something minor compared to how great this affordable recorder actually is.
cyrb08/21/2013

cyrb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" FOR EARLY MODEL IS COOL"

Tascam DP-008
QUITE SIMPLE TO USE, THIS IS VERY PRACTICAL TASCAM, SPACE-SAVING AND GIVES AN INCOME MORE THAN SATISFIED .. MUCH I LOVE THIS SIDE IS REDUCED TO WHETHER EASILY PORTABLE ..

UTILIZATION

CONFIGURATION simle .. YOU CAN SPEND SOME TIME BUT GOOD paufiner RENDERING IN WORTH. THE MANUAL IS ALSO VERY WELL DONE

SOUNDS

SOUND LEVEL RESPECT IT YAA DRINKING AND DINING ... AS SAID ABOVE MUST paufiner A LITTLE

OVERALL OPINION

I LOVE A LOT SA EASE OF USE, ITS VERY PRACTICAL SIDE FOR TRANSPORT AND LEVEL VALUE FOR MONEY, VERY FRANKLY This IS CORRECT .. THIS IS NOT A BAD CHOICE.
cornelius03/27/2013

cornelius's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Small but not very sturdy"

Tascam DP-008
DVR SD card. Recording two tracks, eight tracks playing. 16 bit 44.1 kHz.

UTILIZATION

The device is very simple to use. We consult the manual on a few points (export files, for example), but overall, if you know how to use a microwave or a washing machine, you are qualified to register with the DP-008. The potentiometers are handy. The manual is clear.

Note that formatting the SD card and the (long) file conversion. Waw are a little baroque, but it's just history to be rude :)

SOUNDS

Regarding sound business spoil a little. Let us: for the price, and given that for which the unit is designed, DP-008 is not to throw away, but he is not blameless.
1. The headphone amp is outrageous: it introduces breath and proves clearly undersized if you plug in a headset with a little serious impedance exceeds headphones all-comers. It was still a pleasant surprise, once the files transferred to a computer sequencer, to see that blizzard steppe fell.
2. The pre-amps are in my opinion the biggest weakness: difficult to exploit them seriously, including pickups with high output (KM184, C414). Entering in line for a preamp is much better and there is less shame the result. I said I'm still pretty intolerant breath ...

Converters do their job. Again, no need to compare them with the studio equipment, but the momentum is not ridiculous.

The reverb is correct and has the luxury to be configurable.

OVERALL OPINION

In conclusion, Tascam is a concept very attractive, a well made and ergonomic. Too bad as it is, ie without meaning to my preamp out, it can allow some serious recordings and remains confined to the role of musical notepad. The day the same fate Tascam unit with preamp DR-680, DP-008 is terrible, which is not the case now.
ZeuStef03/13/2013

ZeuStef's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DP-008
Connectivity is sufficient (2 inputs IN) that can record two tracks simultaneously.
External microphones can record live (not tested)
The backup is on a removable sdram.
The general characteristics are sufficient for home studio use

UTILIZATION

For me, the strong point compared to competitors.
No need to read the manual, the ergonomics are excellent and everything makes sense. The operations are reduced and the "pots" facilitate physical settings.
The only downside is the lack of "action" for recording. The only disponbibles units are the units of time (minutes, seconds and 10zièmes) damage.

SOUNDS

Little breath, gain correct.
Very satisfactory

OVERALL OPINION

I've had it 2 months and I use it all the time for backtracks for live recordings ... it is used as a magneto classic, simple and intuitive.
I had the Boss BR80 which has more features but usability is questionable. The TASCAM DP008 records and returns, there is "only" but it does it well. I recommend it.
aldejerph06/14/2011

aldejerph's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DP-008
- How long have you use it?
3 / 4 months but very occasionally

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Not

- What is so special that you like best
Can record a demo pretty quickly and a backing track to practice on a solo instance.
I think it has a tuner which is a nice touch

- What is so special that you like the least?
1. On the one hand we can only record two tracks simultaneously. It can generate some who would like his group in a registry renewal decision
Moreover 2.By way the menu navigation is not particularly intuitive and it is often necessary to resume the manual for some operations
3. The metronome is not loud and I get around the track by recording a pb battery

- How would you rate the quality / price?
Excellent, I never imagined 10 years ago have an 8-track digital home

- With experience, you do again this choice?
Yes !!!!!

As a side note, there are two types of entries for each track (line and microphone)
redstring11/04/2010

redstring's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" rdv"

Tascam DP-008
Other reviews explain everything

UTILIZATION

Ease of use and number of tracks! And that's because I love this Portastudio! With the DP-008 no-brainer and dozens of sub-menus strewn with unnecessary options: There is an equalizer (track by track, low and high freq., Rms) and a knob reverb per track. The ability to modify the track pan when mastering through a second volume pot is one option that I find very interesting.

FIVE FLAT MAJOR:
1) From an ergonomic point of view it must still report that the manipulation for the "Return To Zero" or "Return Last Recording Position" is not practical at all and the thing is quite annoying .... The only real flaw ...

2) The export of the master before moving on computer is quite long and the memory management of the card is still quite original. But .. Well ... nothing serious ...

3) No touch mute ... And it also bothers me a lot ... I do not consider a major flaw but part of the Tascam, the thing seems to me still not being up to the mark.

4) Volume of output for headphones relatively low

5) It eats batteries like a monkey would do with peanuts! Not bother to put no adapter (sold separately but ESSENTIAL ...) The Inge de Tascam they would still have been thought to better study the ratio (batteries / energy gluttony) of the machine in question ... That said it is not the only aircraft in this category of products to use the batteries in a hurry.

It is mainly for reasons "ergonomic" (mute and RTZ) I give 8 / 10 because the ergonomics, just after the recording quality, is still something very important.

SOUNDS

To my ears the DP-008 meets the dynamic signals and recording quality is more than sufficient to produce quality models.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had it 8 months and I find it very endearing! A true creation tool that allows you to concentrate on music and not on the manual. Moreover, it is small enough to carry it with ease. In short: an excellent "collaborator" to save with ease and quality of your musical ideas. Simplicity and quality
Qi10/27/2010

Qi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" We do not write reviews: page HS reported for 1 year."

Tascam DP-008


SOUNDS



OVERALL OPINION

zjulos06/29/2010

zjulos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DP-008
everything is said in other reviews ...

UTILIZATION

very simple

SOUNDS

y'a bon

OVERALL OPINION

I sold my BR600 for dp008
Most of dp 008: simpler less effect and no drum machine, 2 XLR inputs and phantom power that is not on the burner, more physical knobs, larger memory card capacity and more Standard on the burner.

Least: simpler less effect and no drum machine (but this is as above in addition, according to the necessities of each one ...)
equalization as the BR 600 is not terrible, a real equalizer would be welcome
you have to buy food not included PS_P520 (29 €)
Briefly, I'm pretty glad I update my br 600 to 008 dp
zjulos06/29/2010

zjulos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" after the BR600, the dp 008"

Tascam DP-008
everything is said in other reviews ...

USE

very simple

SONORITS

there's good

NOTICE GLOBAL

I sold my BR600 for DP008
the more the DP 008: simpler less effect and no rhythm box, phantom power supply there is no on br, more physical knobs, memory card of greater capacity and more standard as the br.

Cons: simpler less effect and no rhythm box (but this is also a plus depending on what you need ..
the equalizer as the br 600 is not great, a real little equalizer would be welcome
in short, I'm pretty happy to have my updat br 600 to 008 dp
G. Hagen05/06/2010

G. Hagen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Highly recommended!"

Tascam DP-008
FEATURES
8 tracks, both recorded simultaneously, two microphone inputs TRX or two entries in jack, 6 reverb, 8 faders for direct access level, 8 reverb, 8 pan. Possibility of mastering the beast. Two bands EQ for each track: Access via the small screen and scroll wheel. Ability to record two tracks simultaneously. Ability to control the start and stop recording via a footswitch. SDHC card up to 32 GO!


UTILIZATION

USE
Most functions are governed by the menus that appear on the screen and is controlled via a handy dial to handle. Consulting the manual becomes necessary once you get into the specialized functions such as "bounce" but it is very clear (though it lacks an index that would allow a significant time saving). But for basic operation, the unit is intuitive.
Communication with an external computer is required to recover the master. Personally, I prefer to make the master via Audacity Beta Unicode. This avoids a manipulation 'more. Formatting SD cards involves an incredible waste of space because one party is necessarily dedicated to the preservation and communication with the computer. Fortunately, the unit accepts the 32 GB.
Currently, I have not found a way to make Ping-Pong on that unit (which would theoretically fourteen tracks). Perhaps is it not possible?


SOUNDS

TONE
The result is stunning: it sounds CD quality. No latency problem.


OVERALL OPINION

OPINION GLOBAL
I use it for a month and I am satisfied:
__ Because it relieves me of the latency of what is done by computer;
__ Because it allows real-time adjustments such as pan and volume, which is neither possible nor Audiomixer on Audacity.
__ Because it provides an effect unit for reverb;
__ Because unlike the Boss Fostex IBD and microphone 600, is a true eight-track;
__ Because it allows me to put on each track 8 different effects for each program from my Korg M50 that does not sound sequencer;
__ Because it is smaller and lighter than a laptop, and also more efficient;
__ Because its autonomy from the batteries and excellent stereo microphone can call anywhere and on any instrument: guitar, acoustic piano, vocals, synth, drum machine, sampler.

I hesitated with the Boss BR 600 but there were no longer at that time. I also hesitated with the Boss Micro BR, smaller, cheaper, four tracks, but with many effects reserved for guitarists and singers. The inability to control panning and volume in real time discouraged me to purchase it. And then eight tracks, it's more comfortable!