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Song ideas can happen anywhere and with the DP-008EX you're ready. Jot down all of the key components to your songs using these professional sounding multi-track recorders. Be ready wherever creativity strikes. For elongated battery life the DP-008EX can connect directly to TASCAM's external battery pack (BP-6AA) via USB.

The DP-008EX is built with two condenser microphones directly in the front of the units. Record vocals or acoustic guitar anytime without the need for extra equipment or set-up time. The DP-008EX is optimally designed for on-the-spot recording. No unnecessary features were included that might complicate the recording to ensure easy functionality. Designed with Analog functionality and dedicated control knobs the DP-008EX POCKETSTUDIO is the simplest to use songwriting scratchpads on the market.

The DP-008EX uses widely available SD/SDHC card media (2GB card included). In addition, it can be connected to PCs via USB2.0 for high-speed data transferring. All song ideas can be transferred via USB or SD card readers to and from the units at any point in the recording process. Files can be used in correspondence with DAWs.

The DP-008EX supports file import/export by Wav format. Also, mono file and stereo file are available. This feature offers various advantages. For example, at first, you import an instrumental song which created by a DAW. Then, your ideas capture by the DP-008EX. After recording, these ideas can export from a DP, you can be editing and mixing raw song data and recorded data on your DAW. Editing features of the DP-008EX are Copy paste, Copy insert, Move paste, Move insert, Open, Cut, Silence, Clone track, Clean out

The DP-008EX can supply phantom power for condenser microphones, even when operated with AA batteries.
(Notice: Operating time becomes shorter when used with phantom power supply. We recommend connecting TASCAM's BP-6AA when using phantom power.)

The DP-008EX is designed with insert effects for all input channels. Insert effects include EQ, compressor, de-esser and exciter. For Vocal recording, you can use the EQ to boost your desired frequency range, and compress your tracks to normalize your song. The DP-008EX has separately adjustable 2-band EQ for each track. Hi-range EQ can be adjusted from 1.7kHz to 18kHz, Low-range EQ can be adjusted from 32Hz to 1.6kHz. It also has six different types of reverb to help tailor your ideal sounding vocals to any style song. Easily set your reverb with dedicated control knobs for each track. Reverb effects include: Hall1/2, Room, Studio, Plate1/2. Reverb time and master level can both be adjusted. Mastering effects include 2-band EQ, Multi-band compressor and Normalize effect. Finalize dynamic and powerful sounding songs by utilizing the DP-008EX's mastering effects.

Anyone using the DP-008EX can easily master tracks with the Auto Analysis Mastering tool. In one step, select a mastering style, NATURAL or MAXIMUM, then the DP-008EX will make the calculation based on analysis of the song data.


  • Eight mono tracks
  • CD-quality recording (16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Two tracks simultaneous recording/ eight tracks simultaneous playback
  • Dedicated stereo master track available
  • Record to SD/SDHC card (Up to 32GB)
  • 2 Built-in omni-directional condenser microphones
  • Microphone sensitivity can be selected from 2-positions (Low/High)
  • Two TS 1/4" or XLR mic/line inputs
  • INPUT A can connect high-impedance instrument directly (Like an electric-guitar)
  • Phantom power supply
  • Independent LEVEL/PAN/Reverb SEND knobs for each track
  • Two RCA unbalanced line inputs
  • 20mW/ch headphone output
  • Footswitch ready with polarity switching (Notice: can't use RC-3F)
  • 128x64 dot-matrix LCD with backlight
  • Four AA batteries operation up to 6.5 hours (When recording, using the eneloop battery)
  • Insert effects for input channels (2-band shelving EQ, compressor, exciter, de-esser)
  • Mastering effects (2-band shelving EQ, multi-band compressor, normalize)
  • Auto analysis mastering function
  • 2-band shelving EQ for each track
  • Reverb effects (Hall1/2,Room,Studio,Plate1/2)
  • Optional AC adapter ready (TASCAM PS-P520)
  • Can connect an external battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA)
  • Direct locate function by jog-wheel
  • Repeat playback between IN/OUT point
  • Bounce function allows recording of more six tracks
  • Chromatic tuner and metronome included
  • High-speed data transfer by USB2.0 connection
  • Backup and restore songs
  • File import/export by Wav format (mono/stereo)
  • Export stereo master file as stereo wav format
  • 2GB SD card included


Recording media  SD card(512MB-2GB), SDHC card(4GB-32GB)

File system  TASCAM original (MTR partition)
FAT32 (FAT partition)



  • Connectors  XLR-3-31(1GND, 2HOT, 3COLD), BALANCED
  • Input impedance  2.4kohms
  • Nominal input level  -8dBu
  • Maximum input level  +8dBu

1/4" TS-jack  

  • Connectors  6.3mm(1/4") TS-jack, UNBALANCED
  • Input impedance  10kohms or more(INPUT A:MIC/LINE), 1MO(INPUT A:GUITAR)
  • Nominal input level  -10dBV
  • Maximum input level  +6dBV
  • Headroom  16dB

Built-in microphones

  • Omni-directional condenser microphone x 2


  • Connectors RCA pin-jack
  • Nominal output level -10dBV
  • Maximum output level +6dBV


  • Connectors 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
  • Maximum output level 20mW+20mW or more (THD+N less than 0.1%, 32ohms loaded)


  • Connectors  USB Mini-B type 4-pin
  • Format  USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class

Continuous battery operation time 

  • Alkaline battery (EVOLTA) About 5.5H (Using line input/recording)
    About 6H (Using headphone/playback)
  • Nickel-metal battery (eneloop) About 6.5H (Using line input/recording)
    About 7H (Using headphone/playback)

Other Specifications:

  • Power Four AA batteries (Alkaline or nickel-metal battery)
  • AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P520, sold separately)
  • Power consumption 2.4W(Maximum)
  • Dimensions 8.70"(W)×44.3(H)×4.98"(D)
  • Weight 1.34lbs (Without batteries)
  • Operating temperature 5-35°C

Backup memory

  • In the PREFERENCE, contents of "Repeat Int", "Auto Power Save", "Contrast", "Back Light" and "FootSW Polarity". Contents of INPUT SETTING - Without EQ


  • 2GB SD card, AA battery x4, USB cable (80cm), Warranty card, Owner's manual

Operating system requirements


  • OS  Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows7


  • OS  Mac OSX 10.2 or later
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