Tascam’s Portacapture X8 is a beefy portable recorder with a smartphone-like interface


Most come with an array of bodily buttons, switches and toggles. It’s a part of what makes them sensible and charming to make use of. But with its new Tascam desires to make the case for a touchscreen interface.

The X8 isn’t the primary portable recorder to go down the smartphone route. has a touchscreen show too, nevertheless it’s smaller and the interface isn’t as fashionable because the one supplied by Tascam. The X8’s software has an emphasis on presets that the company says assist to simplify the method of selecting the optimum settings for a particular state of affairs. You may management the gadget remotely with your smartphone if you buy Tascam’s AK-BT1 Bluetooth adapter.

The Portacapture X8 options two 14.6mm condenser microphones that help 32-bit float level recording. Since you may detach the microphones from the gadget, there’s the likelihood Tascam will launch non-compulsory capsules down the highway. It’s doable to reposition the microphones in both an A/B or X/Y orientation. With 4 XLR/TRS inputs (and two combine tracks), you should use the X8 to report as much as eight tracks concurrently. You’ll additionally discover a devoted headphone jack on the gadget, along with exterior in and line-out connections. A built-in USB-C port additionally lets you use the gadget as an audio interface.

Tascam hasn’t mentioned how a lot the X8 will value. But as an H8 competitor, we think about it would fall someplace within the $400 vary. That’s a lot to spend on a portable recorder, however for prosumers, it comes with a lot of fascinating options.

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