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TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome  

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Overview

  • Chromatic tuner
  • Tuning modes: Equal Temperament, Pythagorean, Mean tone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Kellner, Vallotti, Young
  • Metronome with 30-300 BPM range and seven accent values
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $79.99
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  • On Sale Today:
    - $40.00
  • Sale Price:
    $999

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      Quick pitch detection and a large, easy-to-read display.

      The TC-8 from TASCAM is the ideal tuner and metronome for educators, students and professionals. The chromatic tuner features a fast detection chip and 5" wide, backlit LCD display for instant pitch feedback. Four display modes are available for the clearest display. The tuner can be calibrated to a piano or other installed source, and eight tuning modes include historic and alternate tuning modes for period instruments. An oscillator plays through a built-in speaker for groups or classes.

      In addition to features for guitarists, the TC-8 acts as a desktop metronome. The metronome ranges from 30 to 300 BPM with seven accent values, played through a built-in speaker. The LCD also conducts the beat for visual feedback, and Tap Tempo is available for finding the metronome value of your own music. A flip-out stand, music stand clip and tripod mount offer other mounting options.

      Features

      • Chromatic tuner
      • Tuning modes: Equal Temperament, Pythagorean, Mean tone, Werckmeister III, Kirnberger III, Kellner, Vallotti, Young
      • Metronome with 30-300 BPM range and seven accent values
      • 5" wide backlit LCD display with note value and bargraph displaying pitch deviation
      • Four display modes: Bargraph, Fine, Strobe Animation and Needle
      • Oscillator for playing pitch
      • 1/4" in jack
      • Built-in speaker for pitch and metronome
      • Built-in microphone for acoustic instruments
      • Tuner Calibration mode
      • Flip-out stand for tabletop use with hooks for music stand mounting
      • Tripod mount

      Tuner/metronomes don't get much better than this. Order the TC-8 now!

       
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      TASCAMTC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome
       
      4.0

      (based on 57 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (23)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (19)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (11)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (4)

      80%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (44)
      • Easy to use (40)
      • Good quality (35)
      • Improves sound (9)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (36)
        • Back-up (12)
        • Concerts (10)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (35), Professional musician (17), Novice (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Tascam TC-8 Chromatice Tuner

        I do like the strobe tuner function, but found the other tuning functions not as useful for violin and mandolin. Price was great, quality is good. It's maybe bigger than I care...Read complete review

        I do like the strobe tuner function, but found the other tuning functions not as useful for violin and mandolin. Price was great, quality is good. It's maybe bigger than I care for, BUT it has a really nice feature that allows you to mount it on your music stand. Two legs in the back fold out and allow you to slide it onto the front of your music stand. It's angled perfectly for quick tuning and isn't in the way of turning pages. There's also a backlight which is very useful in settings without much light. Tascam builds quality products and this is one.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        It's Okay for Tuning

        This device seems to work well as a tuner. I like the fact I can plug a cable in to tune, and it has a microphone for my non-electric acoustic. The on/off...Read complete review

        This device seems to work well as a tuner. I like the fact I can plug a cable in to tune, and it has a microphone for my non-electric acoustic. The on/off button on the back is a bit small and the hooks to hang it on the music stand seem a little loose. I checked the tuning against a couple of tuners and it is really not bad.
        The downside to this device is the metronome. If you are playing, you can't hear it. It is very, very quiet. So for that reason, half of it is useless. I would recommend as a tuner, not recommend as a metronome.

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        3.0

        RE: Tune and Time

        By Fretman

        from Claremont, CA

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Value For The Price

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Fragile Offon Switch
        • Weak Metronome Volume

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

        Good value was the buy point for me I feel the design was rather poor i.e. weak metronome sound;flimsy on/off switch. Also instruction booklet overlooked proper metronome switch use. The metronome function uses a rocker switch. You press one side of switch to stop/start metronome and the other side to begin the visual timing beat. No mention of this in the accompanying booklet. Tap/beat sound is barely audible at max volume. This is okay if you can look at the beat cycling on the screen but barely audible/unusable if you must look at the music and rely on the metronome beat sound.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        In Tune

        By Peter H.

        from Hayward, Wisconsin

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Many Setups To Remeber
        • Multiple Setups To Rememb

        Best Uses

        • All Musical Instruments
        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

        Great Price for a quality/multi-purpose tuner. Use of a couple AAA batteries also a plus.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        The Beat Goes On!

        By Fretman

        from Claremont, CA

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Low Price Good Value

        Cons

        • Weak Beattap Sound

        Best Uses

        • At Home Practice
        • Practicing

        Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

        The lighted dial is helpful. The weak beat/tap is a negative. The switch design is a negative - switches too small and not durable.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Got as a free Gift, It's OK

        By tuliegirl

        from USA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Does Tuning Well

        Cons

        • Metronome Not Loud Enough

        Best Uses

          Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

          As a guitar player tuners like this just are not convienient. I got this as a gift so I can't fault it for being in the format that it is.

          It tunes ok, tried it just once, just to see if it would work.

          The problem with this tuner/metronome is the the metronome is not loud enough to practice with. Usually metronomes will have a mono ear phone port so you can hear click. The metronome is unusable to me because of this.

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          4.0

          Great Price

          By Mr. Blues

          from New Mexico

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Display
          • Good Quality
          • Has Several Tuning Option

          Cons

          • Need Better Instructions
          • No Output Jack
          • Small Switches
          • Weak Audio Signal

          Best Uses

            Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

            in spite of the cons, it's a versatile, accurate, tuner with great features.
            Strobe, transpose, different tunings, adjustable response times, different display readings etc. Metronome too quiet. don't bother, but the tuner is good.
            It was on sale at a very low price, otherwise I would have passed.
            Instructions are so so, but finally figured it out.

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            4.0

            A decent tuner

            By Ron L

            from East Brunswick, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

              Quickly converges onto instruement's frequency so tuning is quick and accurate. The metronome is pretty useless since your instrument will be much louder than the metronome and you won't be able to hear it. The power switch is unfortunately very tiny and I would guess that it'll break long before the life of the device is over. You can tune using the built-in microphone or by plugging your instrument into the phono input plug. As a Stupid Deal of the Day, the price was too good to pass up.

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              3.0

              thankful its smaller than i thought

              By chris

              from salem n.h.

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              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Little Tuner Fits In
              • Shirt Pocket

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

                its 6 inches by 2 inches 1 inch thick

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Volume too low to be useful as metronome

                By wkt

                from Hadley, NY

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Volume Doesn't Go High

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

                    Volume control doesn't go high enough to use as metronome unless you are drumming on a plush carpet

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great tuner

                    By Dock

                    from Sandy, utah

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

                      Every thing you need to keep your insturment in tune

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      had to return in for another

                      By rangell

                      from staten island ny

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

                          I bought this on the stupid deal of the day.didnt need one but for the price it looked great.Out of the box the voulme on the metronome was so low I could hardly hear it.I knew it was broken because the 440 tone was loud.I returned it and musicians friend sent me another.
                          the metronome was alittle louder but still to low.
                          I kept it because the tuner was good and didnt want to be bothered sending it back again.I cant speak for everyone maybe I just got two bum ones
                          the regular price for this is way to much which no one should pay.I would only recommend this when its on sale

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