TEAC Corporation will release the new 6-track portable recorder “Portacapture X6” and the fur-windscreen “WS-86” attachment from the TASCAM brand developed by the company from February 11, 2023 at major musical instrument stores, mass retailers, and TEAC stores nationwide. Estimated MSRP is as follows:
6-track portable recorder “Portacapture X6”: 54,780 yen including tax
Fur windscreen “WS-86”: 3,300 yen including tax
Portacapture X6 is the latest model following the next-generation portable recorder “Portacapture X8“, which has been supported by creators around the world since its launch in November 2021. The 32-bit float recording that was popular with the X8 and the user interface with touch panel operation, have been achieved in a smaller size while maintaining the basic performance abilities. As a portable recorder that can easily record high-quality sound, it is suitable for small and medium-sized content production sites.
Reliable recording with 32bit float support
Equipped with a 32-bit float recording function and dual AD converters, the PortacaptureX6 achieves a wide dynamic range that can reliably record everything from soft to loud sounds. In addition, a wealth of signal processors such as compressors, limiters, low cuts, EQs, and reverbs are built-in, allowing you to refine your voice.
Easy operation with recording apps
The PortacaptureX6 is equipped with a 2.4-inch color touch panel and an easy-to-understand user interface “application launcher system”. In addition to “Music”, which has presets for recording various instruments, “Voice”, which specializes in recording voices, “Field”, which allows you to choose settings for nature and wild birds, you can also select scenes from “Manual”, “Podcast”, and “ASMR”. By choosing the appropriate app that suits your needs, you can record accurately and easily.
Works as a video/video audio recorder
The 32-bit float audio processing prevents sudden crackling of the sound during shooting where re-recording is not allowed, so it can also be used as a recorder for video and video audio. In addition to being equipped with a stereo mini jack that supports camera output, by attaching the separately sold “AK-BT1,” time code synchronization with devices such as Atomos UltraSync Blue is possible via Bluetooth.
When combined with the Portacapture/DR series fur windscreen “WS-86” released at the same time as the X6, wind noise during outdoor recording can also be reduced.
Wide range of support from stereo microphone to PC recording
In addition to a built-in stereo condenser microphone that can be switched between AB/True XY systems, it is equipped with two XLR inputs that support phantom power, allowing you to record with your favorite microphone. In addition, it functions as a USB audio interface with up to 6 inputs and 2 outputs, and recording on a computer or mobile device is also possible.