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Re: Tascam Portacapture X8
« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2022, 01:42:45 AM »
Tascam released firmware 1.20 last week.  It enables timecode, clearing up the mystery reports I got (see above) from loading files into iZotope Rx, no longer get error messages but haven't tried any timecode systems.  They claim: "Support has been added for wireless timecode synchronized recording with Atomos Pty Ltd’s AtomX SYNC, UltraSync BLUE and other compatible products such as ATOMOS CONNECT and SHOGUN CONNECT. Video and audio files recorded with timecode data on multiple devices using synchronized recording can be aligned easily on editing software."

The hum lines (now at 36.5 kHz and 73 kHz) are almost gone on the left channel internal mics but still present on the right, will test with external mics later. 

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Re: Tascam Portacapture X8
« Reply #61 on: June 12, 2022, 02:14:29 PM »
Tascam released firmware 1.20 last week.  It enables timecode, clearing up the mystery reports I got (see above) from loading files into iZotope Rx, no longer get error messages but haven't tried any timecode systems.  They claim: "Support has been added for wireless timecode synchronized recording with Atomos Pty Ltd’s AtomX SYNC, UltraSync BLUE and other compatible products such as ATOMOS CONNECT and SHOGUN CONNECT. Video and audio files recorded with timecode data on multiple devices using synchronized recording can be aligned easily on editing software."

The hum lines (now at 36.5 kHz and 73 kHz) are almost gone on the left channel internal mics but still present on the right, will test with external mics later. 

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Still no way to record 6 external sources, right? Using the side 1/8" input bypasses the 3/4 combo inputs on the side still?
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Re: Tascam Portacapture X8
« Reply #62 on: June 12, 2022, 02:56:23 PM »
The "built-in mics" (channels 1&2) can be removed and 1/8" plug-in mics used there (or a single 1/8" stereo plug with the correct cable to split L/R).


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Re: Tascam Portacapture X8
« Reply #63 on: June 12, 2022, 03:22:21 PM »
Yeah, I don't think the plug-in power was defeatable.

I wanted basically a more advanced Zoom H6 where I could put six external line inputs. X8 just wasn't that.
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Re: Tascam Portacapture X8
« Reply #64 on: October 05, 2022, 10:45:49 PM »
Any other recent updates from users of this thing? 

The reported noise and the fact that it is not a true 6 channel recorder are bummers.

See that another firmware has been released with the following updates:

Firmware V1.30
Audio interface functions now support the 32 bit float format.
The 32 bit float function, which enables the preservation of audio resolution even after adjusting levels, can now also be used when recording to a DAW using this unit as an audio interface.
Note: For use with Windows, download the latest ASIO driver (V1.10).
The USB MIX MINUS function can now be used in the PODCAST app.
This can suppress the occurrence of echoes in audio from remote participants when capturing podcasts.
INPUT SETTINGS, including for the low-cut filter, compressor, limiter, auto gain control, noise gate and other effect functions can now be saved in up to 3 presets and loaded in each recording app.
Unit settings and recording app settings can now be saved in up to 3 USER SETTINGS and recalled with a single tap from the LAUNCHER screen.
The start up time has been shortened.
Operation stability has been improved in other ways.

 

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