UPC/EAN #43774035007     MPN #Portacapture-X8    

$699.00

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Versatile new generation high-resolution multitrack handheld recorder



Featuring 192kHz/ 32-bit floating point recording technology, a 3.5 inch color touchscreen display for enhanced operational visibility, large format internal detachable mics to accommodate a variety of recording applications, six setup modes each with instant optimized settings, internal 8-track recording, and more, the new Portacapture X8 provides the new standard for portable multitrack recording, podcasts, music capture, voice capture for interviews and vlogs, and field recording to name a few applications.

The Portacapture X8 uses an app-like set of configurations that optimize the unit for various recording tasks, including multitrack recording, voice capture for interviews, podcasts, music recording, field recording, and ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) for capturing those unusual / sensory related sounds. Combined with the recorder?s intuitive Launcher system and the incorporated 3.5-inch color touch panel display, the Portacapture X8 provides users with more time to focus on the actual recording without having to struggle with complicated settings.

The Portacapture X8 comes with two large 14.6mm diameter built-in condenser microphones. With the TASCAM developed HDDA mic preamps, these microphones are well suited for high quality audio recording. For easy setting of the available A-B and X-Y microphone patterns, the Portacapture X8 offers a detachable mechanism for easy configuration. For various applications and convenience, there are AK-DR series optional accessories that include an adapter for DSLR camera attachment, audio routing cables, a power supply, and more.

The TASCAM Portacapture X8 provides a wealth of DSP capability that dramatically outpaces the competition. This includes Compressor, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Noise Gate, Reverb, Auto Gain Control, and more. Equally notable, wireless remote control is possible via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android). This is achieved by downloading the TASCAM Portacapture Control app from either the Apple store or Google play and using the optional AK-BT1 Bluetooth dongle with the Portacapture X8.

With its 2 built-in large format stereo mics, 4 XLR inputs with support for both mic and line-level, AUX-IN, LINE OUT, and CAMERA IN/OUT terminals, the Portacapture X8 provides an abundance of IN/OUT choices for multiple recording scenarios. It should also be noted that the 3.5mm CAMERA EXT/IN connector also supports audio input of wireless microphones and more. Additionally, the Portacapture X8 is equipped with a CAMERA/LINE output with an attenuation function that allows for sending audio to external devices such as cameras.

Together with its multitrack record capability of 8 tracks (6 tracks plus 2 mix) and its 8-IN / 2-OUT USB Type C audio interface with support for USB bus power, the Portacapture X8 is a full-featured powerful handheld recorder both on its own or with a computer. Audio monitoring is possible via either the unit?s headphone output or the built-in speaker and the recorder also provides both mark and slate tone functions. Supported recording media includes micro SD, micro SDHC, and micro SDXC cards up to 512GB capacity.
  • 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)
  • 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: 85k? 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: 2.2k? 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: 9k? or higher

    Analog audio output
    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: 8.5k? 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: 200?

    Headphone output
    Headphone jack
    Connectors: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack
    Maximum output: 45mW + 45mW
    (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32?)
    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
    ?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
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