TASCAM Portacapture X8 Version 1.32 Firmware Update

TASCAM Portacapture X8

TASCAM announces the V1.32 firmware update for the Portacapture X8 32-bit Float Portable Audio Recorder. Featuring 192kHz/32-bit float point recording technology, a 3.5-inch color touchscreen display, large format internal detachable microphones to accommodate a variety of recording applications, internal 8-track recording capability, 32-bit float USB audio interface and more, the Portacapture X8 is an exceptional choice for videographers, vlog content production, media production, and music applications to name just a few. With the V1.32 firmware update, the Portacapture X8 gains important enhancements that increase its overall value.

With electronic musical equipment, the software control app’s ability to run simultaneously with other applications is critically important, as it can streamline production and allow more creative options. Recognizing the importance of this, the Portacapture X8’s control app - known as Portacapture Control - now runs in the background of other apps (using the optional AK-BT1 Bluetooth adapter).

As an equipment manufacturer, the importance of ‘listening’ to one’s customers cannot be underestimated, as it enables TASCAM engineers to gain insight into the many ways a product is used. This is precisely why the unit’s Punch I/O function has been re-named to Overdub/Punch I/O as part of the V1.32 firmware update. Multitrack overdub recording has always existed with the Portacapture X8, but the function’s name did not clearly convey this. Derived from the TASCAM Portastudio series, the Portacapture X8 facilitates multitrack Overdub recording as well as punch I/O. With its 6 flexible inputs, the Portacapture X8 makes it easy to overdub a phrase, new track, and other instruments to the main track. The Overdub function is available in the MANUAL app.

The V1.32 update also fixes a wireless time code compatibility issue and now provides the ability of the Portacapture to connect with ATOMOS CONNECT and SHOGUN CONNECT products (optional AK-BT1 is required).

To acquire the V1.32 firmware update for the Portacapture X8, visit the website below.