Portable Digital Audio Recorder

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The DR-08 from Tascam is an extremely compact digital audio recorder, ideal for recording interviews, lectures, music practice sessions, and much more. The pocket-sized unit can record high-quality WAV or MP3 files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. The unit records to readily-available microSD flash memory cards, allowing you to record hours of material and share it easily. A 2GB card is included for convenience.

The recorder features a built-in stereo electret condenser microphone with an automatic level control and switchable low cut filter. The mic also features a unique mechanism that allows you to change the position of the elements to tailor the acoustic properties of the recording. A 3.5mm stereo mic/line input makes it easy to connect an external microphone or instrument, while the 3.5mm headphone/line output jack allows you to connect headphones, external speakers, a mixer, and more. The high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC for editing or sharing.

The DR-08 can be powered by a pair of standard AAA batteries, by USB bus power, or by an AC adapter (sold separately). The recorder includes a microSD card, AAA batteries, and a USB cable so you can start recording right out of the box.


Extremely Compact
The small size of the recorder makes it easy to throw into a bag or pocket for use virtually anywhere

High-Quality Recording
Record WAV files at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 files up to 320kbps

Reliable Media
The DR-08 records to widely-available microSD flash memory cards for stable, reliable recordings. A 2GB card is included

Built-in Stereo Mic
The built-in stereo electret condenser mic includes automatic level control and a switchable low cut filter for crisp, clear audio. It also features a unique mechanism that allows you to change the position of the elements to tailor the acoustic properties of the recording

3.5mm Connections
A stereo 3.5mm mic/line input is provided, as well as a 3.5mm headphone/line output jack for connecting additional equipment

USB 2.0
The high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to quickly and easily transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC

Power Options
The recorder can operate on 2 standard AAA batteries, USB bus power, or an AC wall adapter 1

Accessories Included
The DR-08 comes complete with batteries, a microSD card, and USB cable so you can start recording immediately


  • Portable digital recorder
  • WAV recording from 44.1/16-bit up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • MP3 recording from 32k - 320 kbps
  • Records to MicroSD media (2GB card included)
  • Two cardioid microphones with variable angle mechanism to adjust width and angle of microphone elements
  • Variable Speed Playback - adjust the playback speed from 50% to 200% without changing the pitch to learn new music
  • Auto recording mode starts recording when the input reaches a certain sound level
  • Timer recording mode for beginning recording at a certain time of day
  • Manual and automatic gain control modes
  • Low cut filter and noise cancel functions for clearer recording and playback
  • Built-in foldable stand for desktop recording
  • Pre-recording buffer (up to 2 seconds)
  • 1/8" stereo mic/line input with plug-in power
  • 1/8" stereo headphone/line output
  • Playlist and folder management
  • Built-in speaker
  • Transfer recordings to computer using fast USB 2.0 connection (Micro-USB, B-type connector)
  • 96x96 backlit LCD display
  • Powered by AAA batteries (included) or USB power
  • Dimensions: 1.45" W x 5.41" L x 0.59" H (37mm x 137.5mm x 15mm)
  • Weight: 2.72oz (77g) including batteries
  • Included accessories: 2x AAA battery, Micro-USB cable, 2GB MicroSD card

To compare Tascam's range of portable recorders, visit this link: (Link to comparison chart)

Tascam DR08 Portable Digital Recorder
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