Tascam DR-08 Portable Digital Recorder - DR-08

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by Richard Knox on 2/21/2013

I order these recorders to use outside to record animal sounds and so far am impressed at the quality. I would easily purchase from here again.

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Very handy unit

by John Fischer on 3/7/2013

Wonderfully small digital recorder... very handy in a number of settings

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Product Overview

Tascam's compact DR-08 portable digital recorder packs serious audio quality into a handheld dynamo that fits in your pocket. It captures audiophile-quality 96kHz/24-bit WAV files - or web-friendly MP3 files - to robust MicroSD media. The built-in microphones have a unique mechanism to change the width and angle of the elements, allowing you to tailor the pattern for the perfect recording. There's even a built-in kickstand for placing the recorder right where you want it. A pair of AAA batteries allows you to record for hours to the included 2GB card, then transfer the recording to your computer using high-speed USB 2.0. Like Tascam's other best-selling portable recorders, the DR-08 has features like auto level control and a low cut filter for clear recordings. Add your own microphone or line-level source using the 1/8" stereo input. The DR-08 has loop and variable speed on playback, allowing you to slow down speed without changing the pitch to learn new music. There's also noise canceling and EQ functions for improved playback timbre. Tascam's DR-08 is our most portable recorder yet. Whether you're a songwriter, live performer, business leader or sound designer, you won't want to step through your front door without the great-sounding Tascam DR-08. Check out the optional WS-DR08 windscreen kit if you plan on recording outdoors. Also available from Tascam is the DR-2d with upgraded specs and the unique dual recording mode as well as the affordable DR-07.


Manufacturer Teac-Tascam
Mfg Part# DR-08
SKU 214525914
UPC 043774025473
UPC 14 00043774025473
1/8 stereo headphone/line output
1/8 stereo mic/line input with plug-in power
2x AAA battery, micro-USB cable, 2GB microSD card
96x96 backlit LCD display
Auto recording mode starts recording when the input reaches a certain sound level
Built-in foldable stand for desktop recording
Built-in speaker
Included Accessories -
Low cut filter and noise cancel functions for clearer recording and playback
Manual and automatic gain control modes
MP3 recording from 32k - 320 kbps
Playlist and folder management
Powered by AAA batteries (included) or USB power
Pre-recording buffer (up to 2 seconds)
Records to MicroSD media (2GB card included)
Timer recording mode for beginning recording at a certain time of day
Transfer recordings to computer using fast USB 2.0 connection (Micro-USB, B-type connector)
Two cardioid microphones with variable angle mechanism to adjust width and angle of microphone elements
Unit Dimensions - 1.45 W x 5.41 D x 0.59 H, Weight - Weight - 2.72 oz. (including batteries)
Variable Speed Playback - adjust the playback speed from 50% to 200% without changing the pitch to learn new music
WAV recording from 44.1/16-bit up to 96kHz/24-bit
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