Tascam DP-008EX 8-Channel POCKETSTUDIO

£172.00 RRP £209.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 14th December 2016

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Product Ref: 33364

  • Compact, 8-Track Digital Multitrack Recorder
  • Built-In Condenser Microphones
  • Record Anytime, Anywhere
  • Simple, Easy-to-Use Interface
  • Ultra Light Weight Design

Tascam DP-008EX 8-Channel POCKETSTUDIO


The Tascam DP-008EX 8-Channel POCKETSTUDIO is a compact 8-track digital multitrack recorder that's easy to use and has built-in microphones for professional-sounding recordings, your own music sketch pad. Song ideas can happen anywhere, with the DP-008EX you're ready wherever and whenever creativity strikes. The DP-008EX has two condenser microphones built directly into the front of the unit, so you can record vocals or acoustic guitar anytime with no need to carry around extra equipment or spend time setting up. Modelled on Tascam's top-selling DR series microphones, you can be sure you're working with high-quality technology.

Product Ref: 33364

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Optimally designed for on-the-spot recording, there are no unnecessary controls complicating the process, allowing you to get your ideas down quickly and easily. Designed with analog functionality and dedicated control knobs, the 8-Channel POCKETSTUDIO is the simplest-to-use songwriting scratchpad available.

The ultra-lightweight design of the DP-008EX ensures true portability, weighing only 610g, you can carry it around in your backpack or gig bag so it's always ready to go when you are. With its built-in metronome and chromatic tuner, there's no need to carry extra equipment around with you.

The POCKETSTUDIO has two input terminals by phone-jack, allowing you to connect an external microphone, an electric or acoustic guitar or a line-level device like a synthesiser. An optional conversion cable will allow you to connect tablet devices.

The DP-008EX records to widely available SD/SDHC memory cards, there's even a 2GB card included. Connect it to your computer with USB 2.0 for high-speed data transferring.

Features and Specifications

For further information about the Tascam DP-008EX, please download the Owner's Manual PDF from the link below.

Audio Performance

  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+1/-3dB, INPUT (MIC/LINE) to LINE OUT)
  • Distortion: Less than 0.05 (INPUT (LINE) to LINE OUT)
  • S/N Ratio: More than 81 dB (INPUT (MIC/LINE to LINE OUT)
  • Recording Media: SD Card (512MB - 2GB), SDHC Card (4GB - 32GB)
  • File System: TASCAM original (MTR partition), FAT32 (FAT partition)

Input A/B


  • Connectors: XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD), BALANCED
  • Input Impedance: 2.4 kohms
  • Nominal Input Level: -8dBu
  • Maximum Input Level: +8dBu
  • 1/4" TS-Jack

  • Connectors: 6.3mm (1/4") TS-jack, UNBALANCED
  • Input Impedance: 10 kohms or more (INPUT A:MIC/LINE, 1M ohm (INPUT A: GUITAR)
  • Nominal Input Level: -10 dBV
  • Maximum Input Level: +6 dBV
  • Headroom: 16 dB
  • Built-in microphones: Omni-directional condenser microphone x 2

Line Out

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


  • Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Mini Jack
  • Nominal output level: -10dBV
  • Maximum output level: +6 dBV


  • Connectors: USB Mini-B type 4-pin
  • Maximum output level: 20mW+20mW or more (THD+N less than 0.1 , 32 ohms loaded)
  • Power: 4 x AA Batteries (Alkaline or nickel-metal battery)
  • Dimensions (mm): W 221 x H 44.3 x D 126.5
  • Weight (g): 610 (without batteries)
  • Includes: 2 GB SD Card, AA Batteries x 4, USB Cable (80cm), Owner's Manual