Tascam Portacapture X6 Multi-track Handheld Recorder

319.00 USD

Tascam Portacapture X6 — Multi-track handheld recorder with rotatable microphones and touchscreen interface.


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Tascam Portacapture X6

The Tascam Portacapture X6 is a multi-track handheld audio recorder that allows you to capture hi-res audio conveniently, anywhere and everywhere. The intuitive app-like operations on its large color screen make it easy to record or sweeten up your audio in post. Record using the X6’s dual built-in microphones or plug in your own mics to its 2 XLR inputs. The recording quality on the Portacapture X6 will be your secret weapon. Its 96 kHz/32-bit float recording technology means that you can capture audio softer or louder than ideal, assuring that you will never miss that moment.

App-like Operation

Quickly access your settings and adjustments on the Portacapture X6’s large (2.4-inch) color touchscreen. With the easy-to-navigate interface and helpful tools, you are just a few taps from the perfect setting for your needs. Use the Launcher to select from podcast, music, interviews, field recording and 6-track multi-track recording. Start fast, start right and get exactly what you need.

Audio For Video Production

When shooting a video, you want to be able to focus on your video production and not worry about your audio. The Portacapture X6 was built with video production in mind. The workflow, presets and user-saved settings save you countless steps. The X6 has your back with its 96 kHz/32-bit float recording technology. Not only does this mean you will have the highest quality audio, but you will have a dynamic range that allows you to overcome those less-than-ideal realities that can often occur on a shoot. The X6 even gives you a time-code sync option [Support from firmware V1.10] via Bluetooth (with optional AK-BT1), letting you align your audio with your video, even when you have no audio on your camera. Upgrade your audio and reduce your worries with your own Portacapture X6.

Capture Your Way

The Portacapture X6 is ready to record with a few quick taps. The internal high-quality stereo microphones can instantly rotate from A-B to a true X-Y mic pattern to allow for dialog or spatial music recording.

Have your own mics? Use those thanks to the two included XLR inputs or line level inputs. The mic preamplifiers are TASCAM HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) – providing ultra-low noise and clean transparent audio based on over 50 years of TASCAM know-how.

Record 6 tracks (4 track + 2 mix) simultaneously and even use the X6 as your 6-in/2-out USB audio interface to connect to your computer.

Capture Every Bit

It would be great if every time you need to capture audio, everything is perfect. Not too loud, not too soft. Of course that is not the reality for most of us. Sometimes the voice or sound that you need to capture will be really soft and in other cases it is blasting. Even in these extremes, you are expected to capture the sound and deliver well- finished audio. The 32-bit float point recording technology in the Portacapture X6 gives you a much lower floor and higher ceiling to achieve audio success. You could use another audio recorder and hope not to need this best-in-class recording technology, but should you?

Control the X6 from Your Phone

In those cases where you want to put your audio recorder in one place and operate it from another, the X6 has you covered. With the AK-BT1 Bluetooth® adapter (sold separately) and free Portacapture Control app, it’s easy to remote control your X6 wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet. Imagine the possibilities!

Ready-To-Publish Audio Anywhere

With the Portacapture X6’s your audio will be ready to share. Built-in signal processing, including a compressor, limiter, high pass filter, EQ, and reverb, add that studio polish. Whether you need to tame the wind when recording outside or want to add the ambiance of reverb to your vocals, the X6 has you covered. From smoothing out your input to preventing extreme peaks or eliminating plosives in dialog, you can count on the Portacapture X6.

Your Virtual Audio Engineer

Getting your settings just right for your recording goals can be overwhelming, but not on the Portacapture X6. Select from the pre-perfected settings like Voice, Podcast, Music Recording, ASMR, and Field Recording. Just select the one that applies and start to record. Each setting was carefully tuned by TASCAM audio engineers for the defined use case. They set it all up, so you don’t have to.

Included Items

  • Portacapture X6 x 1
  • AA alkaline batteries x 4
  • Owner’s Manual (including warranty)
  • TASCAM ID registration guide

Optional Items

  • Windscreen: WS-86
  • Accessory Kit: AK-DR11G MKIII
  • Accessory Kit for DSLR connection: AK-DR11C MKII
  • Bluetooth adapter: AK-BT1
  • AC Adapter kit: PS-P520U


Recording Media microSD cards (64MB – 2GB), microSDHC cards (4GB – 32GB), microSDXC cards (48GB – 512GB)
*Class 10 or higher required
Recording / playback formats
WAV (BWF) 44.1k/48k/96kHz, 16/24-bit, 32-bit float
MP3 44.1k/48kHz, 128k/192k/256k/320kbps
Number of channels
Input channels 4 channels maximum
Recording tracks 6 tracks maximum (4 tracks, stereo mix)
Analog audio input ratings
Mic inputs (balanced)
Input jacks 3-4(when INPUT SELECT set to MIC)
Connectors XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Note: supports phantom power only when MIC input selected
Input impedance 2.2kΩ or higher
Maximum input level +2dBV
Minimum input level -75dBV
Input jacks 3-4 (when INPUT SELECT set to LINE)
Connectors XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Inputimpedance 9kΩ or higher
Nominal input level +4dBu(GAIN setting at minimum)
Maximum input level +24dBu
Minimum input level -53dBu
Line input (unbalanced) MIC/EXT IN jack (can provide plugin power)
Connectors 3.5mm (1/8″) stereo mini jack
Input impedance 10 kΩ or higher (when plug-in power is off )
1.8 kΩ or higher (when plug-in power is on)
Nominal input level -20 dBV(GAIN setting at minimum)
Maximum input level 0 dBV
Minimum input level -67 dBV
Analog audio output ratings
Line output (unbalanced) LINE OUT jack
Connectors 3.5mm (1/8″) stereo mini jack
Output impedance 210Ω
Nominal output level -14dBV
Maximum output level +6 dBV
Headphone output headphone jack
Connectors 3.5mm (1/8″) stereo mini jack
Maximum output 45mW + 45mW (THD+N 0.1% or less, into 32 Ω load)
Built-in speaker 0.4 W (mono)
Port USB Type-C
Transfer mode USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Device classes mass storage,USB audio 2.0 (USB class compliant)
USB audio
Sampling frequencies 44.1, 48, 96 kHz
Quantization bit depth 24-bit
Number of input channels 6 (output from unit)
Number of output channels 2 (input to unit)
Bluetooth device connector For Bluetooth adapter (AK-BT1) only
Portacapture Control
iOS/iPadOS devices iOS 16/iPadOS 16,iOS 15/iPadOS 15,iOS 14/iPadOS 14
Android devices Android 11,Android 10
Note: Compatibility has been confirmed, but this does not guarantee operation with all devices.
Power 4 AA batteries (Alkaline, Ni-MH or Lithium-ion)
USB bus power from a computer
TASCAM PS-P520U AC adapter (sold separately)
Power consumption 7.5W (maximum)
Dimensions 75 × 174.3 × 37.2 mm (W× H× D, excluding protrusions)
Weight 365/265g (with/without batteries)
Operating temperature range 0 – 40°C
Included Portacapture X6 × 1
AA alkaline batteries × 4
Owner’s Manual (including warranty) × 1
TASCAM ID registration guide × 1