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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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OVERVIEW

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.

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

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 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (61)
  • Easy to use (55)
  • Good quality (49)
  • Improves sound (16)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (6)
  • Not functional (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (52)
  • Back-up (21)
  • Concerts (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (51), 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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1.0

Not a good experience

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from Hardin, MT

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Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

The unit may indeed be good as so many have described, but the one I received came without any instructions and I will have to go online to get them. And, the unit must be an older one because the 2 AAA batteries that came with it were covered in battery acid. Not off to a good start; will update review if/when it becomes operational.

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5.0

Good Workbench Tuner

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from Manchester, CT

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Setting up intonation

    Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

    I mounted this on the wall behind my workbench and the display is large enough to see, as I am setting up my guitars and adjusting their intonation.

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    5.0

    It makes a nice gift

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    from Utah

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

      I had TG-7 tuner previously, and TC-8 the new model and cheaper, what else can I ask for. Also, I'm giving these to grand kids as gifts.

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      3.0

      TC-8 tuner

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      from Boca Raton FL

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Some functions inadequate

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      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.....I say this too!

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      3.0

      I would not buy this again! !!!

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      from Winter Haven Fl.

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

        I don't use this thing at all, my cheap tuner works better and is so much easier to use. You need an engineer to understand the instructions. At least it was on the daily deals, I'd have been mad if I paid full price.

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        2.0

        Compared to a Conn Strobotuner

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        from Albemarle, NC

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        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.

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          from Portand, OR

          About Me Professional Musician

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          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

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              from Bright Sunny South

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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

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                  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

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                      from Seattle area

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                      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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