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Tascam Release the Next Evolution in Handheld Recording with the Portacapture X8

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Tascam has just released its new multitrack field recorder, the Portacapture X8. The X8 is a multitrack, multifunction recorder with a large, responsive touchscreen and tons of functionality. 

Stayed tuned for our upcoming deep dive video we take a closer look at different functions and presets on the X8.

Tascam Press Release:

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 colour 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 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).

FEATURES

  • 192kHz/ 32-bit floating point recording technology
  • 3.5-inch colour touchscreen display
  • Two large 14.6mm diameter built-in condenser microphones
  • Microphones offer an easy setting of the available A-B and X-Y microphone patterns, offering a detachable mechanism for easy configuration
  • High-quality discrete HDDA mic preamps 
  • 4 XLR inputs with support for both mic and line-level
  • AUX-IN, LINE OUT, and CAMERA IN/OUT terminals
  • DSP capability that includes Compressor, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Noise Gate, Reverb, Auto Gain Control, and more
  • AK-DR series optional accessories that include an adapter for DSLR camera attachment, audio routing cables, a power supply, and more
  • Multitrack record capability of 8 tracks (6 tracks plus 2 mix)
  •  8-IN / 2-OUT USB Type C audio interface with support for USB bus power
  • Suitable for multitrack recording, voice capture for interviews, podcasts, music recording, field recording, Video recording and ASMR 
  •  Wireless remote control is possible via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android). 

Due in Australia in late December and expect to pay $899

Comes with a 3 Year Warranty when purchased via an authorized Tascam Dealer in Australia and registered at cmi.com.au

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