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TASCAM DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio  

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Lightweight, portable 6-track digital multitrack recorder.

Portable digital recorders are a necessity for all songwriters, and the TASCAM DP-006 Digital POCKETSTUDIO is a great choice. Jot down all of the key components to your songs using this professional sounding multi-track recorder. Be ready wherever creativity strikes.

Built-In High-Quality Stereo Condenser Microphones
The DP-006 comes with two condenser microphones built directly in the front of the unit so you can record vocals or acoustic guitar anytime without the need for extra equipment or set-up time. TASCAM held many evaluation tests to secure the best sounding microphones and structures. Modeled after the top-selling DR series microphones, you can be assured you're receiving top-quality, Moreover the DP-006 was designed with a tripod mount for versatile set-up and placement.

Simple and Easy-to-Use Interface
The DP-006 is designed for on-the-spot recording. No unnecessary features were included that might complicate the recording to ensure easy functionality. Designed with Analog functionality and dedicated control knobs the DP-006 POCKETSTUDIO is one of the simplest to use songwriting scratchpads on the market.

Ultra-Lightweight Design
Carry It with you everywhere in your gig bag. The DP-006 features ultra-lightweight designs to ensure portability. It weighs in at only 360g (without AA batteries).

Two Analog Inputs for External Mics and Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Etc.
The DP-006 has two input terminals by phone-jack, these terminals provide to connect an external microphone, an electric-acoustic guitar and a line-level device like a synthesizer. Alternately with the help of a conversion cable you can connect a tablet device like the iPad (conversion cable is not included).

FEATURES
  • Up to six tracks recording (2 mono tracks+ 2 mono/stereo switchable tracks)
  • CD-quality recording (16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Two tracks simultaneous recording/ six tracks simultaneous playback
  • Dedicated stereo master track available
  • Record to SD/SDHC card (Up to 32GB)
  • 2 built-in omni-directional condenser microphones
  • Microphone sensitivity can be selected from 3-positions (Low/Mid/High)
  • Two TS 1/4" mic/line inputs
  • INPUT A can connect high-impedance instrument directly (Like an electric-guitar)
  • Independent LEVEL/PAN(BALANCE) knobs for each track
  • 15mW/ch headphone output
  • 128x64 dot-matrix LCD
  • Four AA batteries operation up to 9 hours (When recording, using the eneloop battery)
  • Optional AC adapter ready (TASCAM PS-P520)
  • Can connect to an external battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA)
  • Tripod screwhole
  • Direct locate function by jog-wheel
  • Repeat playback between IN/OUT point
  • Track edit functions (CLONE TRACK, CLEAN OUT, SILENCE, CUT, OPEN)
  • Bounce function allows recording of more six tracks
  • UNDO/REDO (UNDO HISTORY) function
  • Chromatic tuner and metronome included
  • High-speed data transfer by USB 2.0 connection
  • Backup and restore songs
  • File import/export by WAV format (mono/stereo)
  • Export stereo master file as stereo WAV format
  • 2GB SD card included

Be prepared whenever inspiration strikes. Order the DP-006 today.

SPECIFICATIONS

DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio

  • Recording media: SD card (512MB-2GB), SDHC card (4GB-32GB)
  • File system: TASCAM original (MTR partition) / FAT32 (FAT partition)
  • INPUT A/B
  • 1/4" TS-jack
  • Connectors: 6.3mm (1/4") TS-jack, UNBALANCED
  • Input impedance: 10kOhms or more (INPUT A:MIC/LINE), 1MΩ (INPUT A:GUITAR)
  • Nominal input level: -10dBV
  • Maximum input level: +6dBV
  • Headroom: 16dB
  • Built-in microphones: Omni-directional condenser microphone x 2
  • LINE OUT
  • Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
  • Nominal output level: -16dBV
  • Maximum output level: 0dBV
  • PHONES
  • Connectors: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
  • Maximum output level: 15mW+15mW or more (THD+N less than 0.1%, 32ohms loaded)
  • USB
  • Connectors: USB Mini-B type 4-pin
  • Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
  • Continuous battery operation time
  • Alkaline battery (EVOLTA) About 8H (Using line input/recording) About 8.5H (Using headphone/playback)
  • Nickel-metal battery (eneloop) About 9H (Using line input/recording) About 9.5H (Using headphone/playback)
  • Power: Four AA batteries (Alkaline or nickel-metal battery)
  • Power consumption: 1W(Maximum)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 155mm × 41.5mm × 107mm
  • Weight: 360g (without batteries)
  • Operating temperature: 5-35˚C
  • Backup memory: In the PREFERENCE, contents of "Repeat Int", "Auto Pwr Save" and "Contrast"
  • Accessories: 2GB SD card, AA battery x4, USB cable (80cm), Warranty card, Owner's manual
  • Operating system requirements
  • Windows
  • OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Macintosh
  • OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4), Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard (V10.6.8), OS X Lion (V10.7),OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
  • Audio performance
  • Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz (+1/-3dB, INPUT (MIC/LINE) to LINE OUT)
  • Distortion Less than 0.05% (INPUT (LINE) to LINE OUT)
  • S/N ratio More than 81dB (INPUT (MIC/LINE) to LINE OUT)
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TASCAMDP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (26)
  • Excellent sound (21)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Versatile (15)
  • Low distortion (10)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (10)
  • Weak (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (21)
  • Home studio (16)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Performances (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (6), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tascam PD-006

Purchased the DP-006 as SDOD special and am amazed with the sound quality and compactness for the price. There is no LCD back light on this recorder but the LCD is fairly easy...Read complete review

Purchased the DP-006 as SDOD special and am amazed with the sound quality and compactness for the price. There is no LCD back light on this recorder but the LCD is fairly easy to read under a reasonably good external light source. The menu structure is fairly intuitive. I had a little difficulty exporting a file to a wav format because the option is not allowable in the master recording menu where it would seem logical to implement an export option. However, the overall structure of the menus are easier to decipher than some other multi-track digitals I have used in the past.

I was surprised with the quality of the built in microphones. The built-ins offer three level controls and pick up well with the instruments I have used (acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica, button accordion). I've also experimented with the line in controls using electric guitar, analog and digital synthesizers and a mixer - so far so good. The recorder seems to process levels very well and I have had less problems with going under or over sound levels than on other portable machines.

Overall, this recorder is a pleasure to use. Even though it does not have built in effects, the overall sound quality sounds superior to the other recorders I've used (Zoom PS-04, Fostex 8 track). I am not a professional sound person and don't have a lot of interest in tweaking microphones and levels to get the perfect recording. I just want something that sounds clean, will allow for some separation when I desire it and won't sound too condensed or clipped in the final result. This recorder seems to fit the bill for someone new to multi tracking or someone who wants a quick way to get musical ideas down before finalizing them on a more professional platform.

Another feature I like with the recorder is that it takes SD cards and can handle 16 gig cards without a problem ( read Tascam's list on approved cards before you buy extra media). My other recorders take media that is hard to find and very restricted in size. The tascam allows me to pop in an SD card available almost anywhere and record without having to worry about taking a bunch of extra memory cards or running out of recording time. The recorder's method of formatting is a little strange but useful- it formats some of the card for proprietary use and then formats a separate partition that your computer can access. I didn't like this feature at first but it seems to work very well. When you export something to a wav file it is placed on the partition your computer can retrieve. This multiple formatting feature prevents having to access a bunch of folders or strange files when it is time to transfer the file to a computer.

So far, I'm very pleased with what Tascam has done with this recorder. If I decide to go with something larger in the future I will definitely check out their product line based on my brief time with the 006.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Capable of very good recordings

The DP-006 isn't nearly as easy to use as other TASCAM recorders, such as the DR-05 (but that doesn't multi-track). That being said, the DP-006 is still capable of...Read complete review

The DP-006 isn't nearly as easy to use as other TASCAM recorders, such as the DR-05 (but that doesn't multi-track). That being said, the DP-006 is still capable of making some excellent recordings. The key is to watch your levels very carefully (a limiter function would have been nice). If you record acoustic instruments with the internal mics, put the unit on a tripod and get as close to the instrument as possible. Trying to record an acoustic guitar from across the room just won't get it. Also, I recommend you export your tracks and post-process and mix them in your normal DAW software. The master mix in this unit is a joke and has to "record" the final mix in real time once you specify the start and end points. Saving the tracks seems to take place in real time, as well - a 3 minute track seems to take about that long to save - for each track! Quirks: After doing lots of takes, frequently says it is out of space when in fact there is ample room on the memory card. Metronome on a saved song shows whatever you set it to last, but in fact reverts to default 120BPM until you go back and refresh the BPM setting.

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4.0

This recorder is a blast.

By robby

from clemson SC

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Compact
  • Excellent Sound

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about TASCAM DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

I got this to replace my Tascam 424, purchased from MF back in the 80's. It is not as powerful (e.g., does not have effect send/receive), but suits my needs perfectly. I usually just need to lay down a backing track for practice.
I agree with the other comments that the DP006 is difficult to (learn to) use. My suggestion is to read the 100+ page manual cover-to-cover first and try each of the examples. After about 1 1/2 weeks of use, it's getting much more intuitive.
I would give it 5 stars if they had included an AC power supply.

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5.0

A VERY USEFUL TOOL

By MOVIE MAN

from MT. JULIET, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about TASCAM DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

      THIS IS THE FOURTH TASCAM PRODUCT THAT I HAVE OWNED, AND I AM WELL SATISIFIED WITH IT. I USE IT FOR SONG WRITING/ROUGH DEMO WORK. THE ONLY POBLEM I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IS A LOW OUTPUT LEVEL TO THE COMPUTER. IT MAY BE SOMETHING THAT I'M DOING WRONG, BUT IF I ADJUST THE LEVELS TO KEEP FROM GOING INTO O/L, THE OUTPUT IS TOO LOW. OTHER THAN THAT, IT PERFORMS VERY WELL.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I LOVE THIS LITTLE MACHINE..!

      By richardallenproject

      from Marion,Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Needs A Power Supply Incl
      • Unnecessary Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Band Practices
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Jam sessions
      • Mixing Down Private Songs
      • Performances

      Comments about TASCAM DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

      As a pro Musician in Contemporary Christian Music, I don't get much studio time, unless I'm in my own studio.. This recorder is great for checking my count, staying on beat, and playing it back and finding "BAD HABITS".! Even before they become habits... It helps when running a new song, I can record the original song, play it back as often as I need to to learn it, then record my self and the band playing the same song, on a different track, and see how they "MIX"..! I highly recommend this unit, and the new models coming out soon.. They just keep getting better, and better...

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Terrible Departure from the Past

      By Mike D

      from Marietta, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Construction
      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about TASCAM DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

      I remember using a Tascam for recording with a friend back in '87 and thought I couldn't go wrong with this device. Unfortunately, I was terribly wrong.

      I bought this last year and used it over the last 10 months for about a total of 2 hours of recording time. The last time I used it it just powered off, mid session, and I couldn't turn it back on. It was simply recording with the mics. I've changed batteries and could not get it to start up again. The buttons flashed red and I got some horizontal lines on the display, but the device wouldn't power up. Very dissatisfied. I contacted Tascam and they will pay for the parts, but not the labor, which is quite costly.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I am having trouble

      By Java Jim

      from Riverside, Calif

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Trouble Tranfering

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Desktop Tranfering
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about TASCAM DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

      I love the power and the clarity of the machine but I am having a hard time loading the material to my computer, places such as Reverbnation, You tube, sound Cloud, etc. Please send to my e-mail a clear way to transfer Thank you, and God Bless you and yours.

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      4.0

      Too comlicated

      By Benny

      from New Ulm, MN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about TASCAM DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

      Read the manual and found it was too involved for my use. Will look at something more basic and simple

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Like new

      By Dave Basham

      from Uniontown, Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about TASCAM DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

        I bought this unit as level 1 and it is like new.I have the DP-004 and this unit is very similar. I have used the 004 to record tracks and for practising for my Music ministry live performances. I also made a demo to play when I joined the band I was in. The 006 only adds a couple of features but I thought I would get it at this low price to have a back up and also to see what the stereo on tracks 3,4 would do. These machines are true CD quality and the only downside is that the output track can be a little low on audio. It is best to boost the tracks and mix with computer but the unit will do a good job of mastering and I really like it.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Capable of very good recordings

        By ebrains2003

        from North Carolina

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Quirky Operation
        • Takes Too Long To Save

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about TASCAM DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

        The DP-006 isn't nearly as easy to use as other TASCAM recorders, such as the DR-05 (but that doesn't multi-track). That being said, the DP-006 is still capable of making some excellent recordings. The key is to watch your levels very carefully (a limiter function would have been nice). If you record acoustic instruments with the internal mics, put the unit on a tripod and get as close to the instrument as possible. Trying to record an acoustic guitar from across the room just won't get it. Also, I recommend you export your tracks and post-process and mix them in your normal DAW software. The master mix in this unit is a joke and has to "record" the final mix in real time once you specify the start and end points. Saving the tracks seems to take place in real time, as well - a 3 minute track seems to take about that long to save - for each track! Quirks: After doing lots of takes, frequently says it is out of space when in fact there is ample room on the memory card. Metronome on a saved song shows whatever you set it to last, but in fact reverts to default 120BPM until you go back and refresh the BPM setting.

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        5.0

        An Excellent Small Recorder

        By Virginia Caver

        from Western Virginia

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about TASCAM DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

        This is a great little recorder. It is difficult to use at first but worth the learning curve.

        Comment on this review

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A little complicated, great sound!

        By Dogpatch52

        from Hamilton, Mo.

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Excellent Sound
        • Low Distortion

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about TASCAM DP-006 Digital 6-Track Pocketstudio:

        The last recording device I owned was a four track reel to reel. Old school. My mind set was in a by gone era. This device is nothing like that. It is and attachment for a computer. It took me a while to absorb all of the instructions. I finally got it. This device makes excellent recordings. The sound quality is impressive to say the least. You would have to spend a lot more money to top this recording device.

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