Tascam DP-006

With the DP-006 you’re ready wherever creativity strikes. With two condenser microphones directly in the front, this compact battery-powered multitrack recorder is optimally designed for on-the-spot recording. Record vocals or acoustic guitar anytime without the need for extra equipment or set-up time. There is also a tripod mount for versatile set-up and placement. With the analogue feel of dedicated control knobs, built-in chromatic tuner and metronome and an ultra lightweight design, this Pocketstudio is one of the simplest to use songwriting scratchpad on the market.

The DP-006 has two inputs by phone jack to connect an external microphone, an electric-acoustic guitar or a line-level device like a synthesizer. With an optional conversion cable a tablet device like an iPad will be able to connect. Recordings are written to widely available SD/SDHC card media (2GB card included). All song ideas can be transferred via USB 2.0 or SD card readers to and from the unit at any point in the recording process. Basic editing functions are also available.

For elongated battery life, the DP-006 can connect directly to Tascam’s external battery pack (BP-6AA) via USB.

Main Features

  • Portable, ultra-compact and easy-to-use multitrack recorder
    • Have your pocketstudio with you all time
  • Simple, intuitive user interface
    • Use real knobs and buttons for frequently-used functions or easily navigate through the menu
  • High-quality recording (44.1kHz/16-bit)
    • Create hits at CD audio quality
  • Recording media: SD/SDHC card (2GB SD card included)
    • No moving parts inside mean high reliability and no noise from internal drives etc.
  • 6 recording tracks
    • 2 mono tracks, 2 stereo tracks (can also be used as mono tracks)
    • Record a stereo source or two independent mono sources at once
    • Simultaneous playback of all 6 tracks
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphone
    • Create stereo recordings from an acoustic instrument or from your environment without any cables
  • Two Mic/Line inputs
    • Plug in and record from microphones, synths, guitars, drum machines etc. directly
  • Dedicated Level and Pan controls
    • Set playback level and pan position for each channel independently
  • Bounce feature
    • Up to 6 tracks plus two input channels can be bounced to a new mono or stereo track
  • Dedicated stereo master track
    • Mix your song to a stereo file you can transfer to a computer for CD burning or MP3 encoding
  • Locate features
    • Move to a certain time position, or return to zero or to the last recording position with one key press
  • Repeat playback
    • Set In and Out points for a playback loop (with adjustable interval between repetitions)
  • Editing functions: duplicate or erase tracks, cut parts, insert silence
    • Edit your tracks like a pro: tighten your timing, cut unwanted noise etc.
  • Undo/Redo feature
    • Up to 500 steps (depending on memory capacity)
  • Chromatic Tuner/Metronome
    • Tune your instrument precisely and play or sing perfectly in time
  • USB 2.0 port for file transfer to/from computer
    • Export your mix recording or individual tracks (WAV files) or back up your song to a computer
    • Import individual tracks (WAV files) or restore backed-up songs from a computer
  • Stand adapter (¼ inch) on bottom side
    • Mount your Pocketstudio on a tripod or mic stand to ease instrumental or environmental recordings
  • Power supply by AA batteries or optional AC adapter

Specifications

Recording media and file systems
Recording media SD card (512 MB – 2 GB)
SDHC card (4–32 GB)
File system MTR partition: TASCAM original
FAT partition: FAT32
Analogue audio inputs and outputs
Input A 6.3-mm phone jack
  Input impedance (INPUT A switch set to MIC/LINE) 10 kΩ or more
  Input impedance (INPUT A switch set to GUITAR) 1 MΩ
  Nominal input level −10 dBV
  Maximum input level +6 dBV
  Headroom 16 dB
Input B 6.3-mm phone jack
  Input impedance 10 kΩ or more
  Nominal input level −10 dBV
  Maximum input level +6 dBV
  Headroom 16 dB
Built-in microphones Two omnidirectional condensor microphones
Headphones/Line output 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
  Nominal output level (Line) −16 dBV
  Maximum output level (Line) 0 dBV
  Maximum output power (Phones) 15 mW + 15 mW (THD+N: 0.1% or less, 32 Ω load)
Other inputs and outputs
USB USB Mini-B 4-pin
  Format Mass Storage Class USB 2.0 High Speed
Audio performance (Mic/Line input to Line output)
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +1 dB/−3 dB
Distortion <0.05 %
S/N ratio >81 dB
Operating requirements
Supported operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Mac OS X 10.2 and later
Power requirements and other specifications
Power supply Four AA batteries (alkaline or nickel-metal hydride) or TASCAM PS-P520 AC adaptor (sold separately)
Power consumption 1 W (maximum)
Approx. operating time using alkaline batteries (EVOLTA) 8.0 hours (recording via line input)
8.5 hours (playback via headphones)
Approx. operating time using nickel-metal hydride rechargeables (eneloop) 9.0 hours (recording via line input)
9.5 hours (playback via headphones)
  (Recording and Playback according to JEITA standards)
Dimensions (W x H x D, including protrusions) 155 mm x 42 mm x 107 mm
Weight (without batteries) 360 g
Operating temperature 5–35 °C

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

Last modified: 2015-02-12 12:33:09 UTC