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TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome   

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The TC-8 from TASCAM is the ideal tuner and metronome for educators, students and professionals. The chromatic tuner features a fast detection chip a...Read More

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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 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (59)
  • Easy to use (52)
  • Good quality (47)
  • Improves sound (14)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (50)
  • Back-up (20)
  • Concerts (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (46), Professional musician (23), Novice (6)

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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2.0

Compared to a Conn Strobotuner

By 

from Albemarle, NC

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

    I tune pianos professionally and have been using a Conn Strobotuner forever. I thought I'd try the digital age and bought this. Though it's easy to use and easy to read it was no wheres as accurate as the Strobotuner.

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    2.0

    Bought on a deal, if I had known more I would not have.

    By 

    from Portand, OR

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

        Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

        The volume on this metronome is so low that you can't hear it if you are playing any instrument, The tuner works fine. I bought it on the stupid deal of the day. For what I paid (less than 10) it's fine but it is useless as a practice device. I thought that it would, at the least, have a headphone out but there is no way, save putting a microphone on the tiny speaker to hear this. It's too bad, because the feature set is pretty cool; it's just unusable. I have no idea what the design team was thinking when they made this, other than, "hey let's make a tuner and add a metronome with cool options that no one can use." I am glad I did not pay full price for this.

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        3.0

        Ok

        By 

        from Sunny South

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

            Decent tuner for the money. I purchased to use in my
            Studio for multiple instruments. Works just fine
            wasn't blown away by graphics. Still, a good
            Purchase.

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            5.0

            I would buy another at the same money

            By 

            from Jeffersonville, Indinana

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

                I don't particularly like the display, but my students do. so it is a fine tuner. Good, solid, quality tuner.

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                3.0

                Good value

                By 

                from Seattle area

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Functional

                Cons

                • Difficult to read

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

                Needs direct light to be readable (by these old eyes). Works well otherwise.

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                5.0

                A must have for any new musician

                By 

                from Metuchen, NJ

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

                  Picked up,one of these to use with students. I am very happy with the performance

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  tuner/metronome

                  By 

                  from chloride az

                  About Me Novice

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

                    haven't played in years. This is getting me back on track in a positive way.

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                    5.0

                    yes

                    By 

                    from wheeler,or

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing
                      • Tunermetronome

                      Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

                      lots of features, metronome has many obscure times and specs for tuner has many different scale types.(I'd be interested in understanding more but I'm a kinetic learner) provisions for clipping on to music stand makes this perfect for those that would need a tuner clipped to a music stand.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Many features

                      By 

                      from va

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

                        Back light is nice !

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                        5.0

                        Versatile

                        By 

                        from va

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

                          At the bargian price, this was a steal. Back lite is nice, music stand hooks make it convienent . Lots of useful fearures. Fun to use.

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