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Tascam Portacapture X8 new recorder with 32bit recording
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    • Up to 192kHz/ 32-bit float point recording
    • Two 14.6mm diameter built-in microphones
    • Premium dual AD converters and 32-bit float point recording technology
    • Internal multi-track recording up to 8 tracks (6 tracks + 2 mix)
    • TASCAM Portacapture Control app for wireless remote control via mobile devices
    • Streams up to 8 tracks (6 inputs and 2mix) through USB
    • 4 XLR inputs with support for both mic and ¼' line-level, EXT-IN, LINE OUT, and CAMERA IN/OUT connections
    • Supporting the USB Type-C Power Delivery standard
    • Dual recording mode enables each track to be recorded in a different file format
    • Supports micro SD/micro SDHC/micro SDXC (up to 512GB) recording media
    • Powered by 4 AA batteries, USB bus power, or optional AC adapter
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    TASCAM is pleased to announce the debut of the Portacapture X8 High Resolution Adaptive Multi-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 multi-track 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 multi-track 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 multi-track 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.

  • I wonder what the price will be on this? Looks promising depending on how solid the pre-amp is. My Roland R26 broke on me last year and I've been looking for a replacement unit but with 32-bit float. Would be great to have something that's super compact, doesn't suck with power options like the MixPre and is still affordable.

  • @PauloTeixeira sadly I'm in Canada and B&H won't import this. Which means the sellers in Canada who will import it will take 6 months longer than anyone else to get it and will charge $150 more. Grrr... You'd think Canada was frickin Afghanistan with some of these nonsensical rules. It's Canada! Neighbor to the US with the longest unprotected border in the world!

    K, rant over :)

  • Wrong move by Tascam!!

    As Tascam is AWOL for the film industry.

    Where is the ancient Tascam HD-P2 or the Tascam HS-P82 replacement???

    Or at least give a fresh update to the Tascam DR60D mk2 / DR70D / DR701 / DR680 so that Tascam at the bare minimum get closer to parity with the MixPre / F Series competition??

  • @IronFIlm

    Niche you are talking about is small, and new efficient managers do not see it as profitable enough.

    Most people are ok with older recorder also.