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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 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (51)
  • Easy to use (45)
  • Good quality (41)
  • Improves sound (9)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (43)
  • Back-up (15)
  • Concerts (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (40), Professional musician (20), Novice (5)

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

Too Complicated

By Al X. Zandar

from Philly PA

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Functional

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Too Complicated

Best Uses

  • If You Have Time

Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

A tuner should be a no brainer, plug in and use. If you have to read a manual it's a waste of time. I have been a pro-musician for over 30 years. No one should tolerate this level of complexity from a inexpensive tuner. Difficult to use is an understatement. Not worth much.

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4.0

Love it!

By LCarter

from Lawrence, KS

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Pros

  • Alternative Tuning Modes
  • Functional

Cons

  • No Acdc Input
  • No Foot Pedal Control

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

I got this as a Stupid Deal of the Day, and what a deal. I love the alternative tuning modes. The ideal would be to also have ac/dc input and foot pedal start/stop, but for the price I have no complaints.

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3.0

Too much whiz and not enough bang"

By Blusey

from East Canton Ohio

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

Never could get a good 440 E out of this thing; in fact, can't get any good tuneing out of it the metronome is good, but if you're one of the old-school rockers like me who spent too much time dancing to close to the big speakers ya can't hardly hear the thing. And when ya start playen its no good.

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5.0

Tuner

By Wolf

from Nashua. NH

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

    Will use soon. Having surgery on my neck

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good enough compare to price

    By bbaadd

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

    Good enough with cheap price

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    2.0

    different and hard to use

    By metaldad46

    from cincinnati ,ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

    works fine but the way the led flash back and forth makes it take too long to tune.

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    4.0

    Good value

    By Taxlaw1

    from Metuchen, NJ

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

      Nice little handy tool.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Tuner. Metronome is a real plus

      By GraceFull

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Display Lacking Contrast

      Best Uses

      • Songwriting

      Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

      I have a number of tuners and bought a couple of these to have on hand, as you can't have too many. Nice to even have one in each guitar case if you play out much. The metronome is a great added feature when I am writing to nail down the tempo I am feeling at the time. Only negative is that the display screen's black on grey background is a little hard to see. It is somewhat better with the backlight turned on, but still doesn't jump out at you. But it *is* sufficient and all and all I consider it a great tuner. I gave it a 5 for having the metronome, which was probably the added selling point for me.

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      4.0

      Good Gadget ... does what it says

      By DRoz123

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

        pretty neat device for a small price... it has multiple uses apart from the obvious tuner

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        5.0

        Cool little Tuner

        By Geetarman

        from Amelia Virginia

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about TASCAM TC-8 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome:

          I got this tuner on sale here at Musicians Friend and it is well worth the 9.99 I paid for it. Works GREAT!!!

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