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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
  • Your Savings:
    - $30.00
  • Your Price:
    $4999

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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 59 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (24)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (20)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (11)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (4)

      81%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (45)
      • Easy to use (42)
      • Good quality (37)
      • Improves sound (9)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (38)
        • Back-up (14)
        • Concerts (10)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (37), 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.

        Reviewed by 59 customers

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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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            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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                  Verified Buyer

                  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

                    Verified Buyer

                    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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