Takuro Kochi

TASCAM DR-70

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New TASCAM Product: DR-70

 

4 channel PCM recorder
4 XLR/TRS inputs 

Compact, professional-grade audio recorder designed to be used in combination with a DSLR camera
 
  • Uses an SD/SDHC/SDXC card as recording medium (up to 128 GB)
  • High-quality recording inputs through Tascam original High Definition Discrete Architecture (HDDA) microphone preamps
  • NE5532 operational amplifiers for even higher audio performance (also used on DA-3000)
  • In addition to ordinary stereo recording, simultaneous recording of up to four channels is possible
  • Four channels can be mixed down to a stereo signal
  • Recording levels can be adjusted independently for inputs 1–4
  • Dual recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels
  • Recording at 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, linear PCM (WAV format)
  • Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) supported as WAV recording format
  • Two built-in omnidirectional microphones
  • Four XLR/TRS combo inputs can provide phantom power (+24V/+48V)
  • +24 dBu maximum input level (20 dB headroom)
  • Additional unbalanced input for channels 1 and 2 (stereo mini jack) supports mics that require plug-in power, allowing the input of video mics and other high-output mics
  • Switchable low-cut filter conveniently reduces low-frequency noise (40 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz)
  • Switchable limiter to prevent clipping
  • High-quality audio can be output to a DSLR camera for recording
  • Camera input enables convenient monitoring of audio from a DSLR camera
  • Selectable mid-side decoding for use with MS microphone setups
  • Slate tone functions (automatic/manual) to simplify synchronization of video files when editing
  • Pre-recording function allows the unit to record the two seconds of sound before recording is activated
  • Auto recording function to start start and stop recording by input level
  • A new file can be created during recording (manually or by file size)
  • Self-timer function to start recording after a set period of time
  • Jump-back function allows the last several seconds of the currently played file to be replayed again by simply pressing a button
  • Selectable delay to eliminate time lags caused by differences in the distances of two input sources
  • QUICK button allows easy access to various functions
  • Mark function convenient for moving to specific locations
  • Equalizers for playback, and level alignment function to enhance the perceived overall sound pressure
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date
  • Resume function to memorize the playback position before the unit is turned off
  • Line output and headphones output with individual level controls (3.5-mm jack)
  • Dedicated remote control jack for use with RC-10 and RC-3F (sold separately)
  • Hold switch to prevent accidental operation
  • Low-noise buttons
  • 128 x 64 pixel LC display with backlight
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Stand adapter (¼ inch) on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod
  • DSLR bracket for easy camera attachment and removal
  • Hot shoe mount (accessible when not using the DSLR bracket)
  • Handles on the front left and right sides protect the screen and can be used to attach a shoulder belt
  • Operates on four AA batteries, an AC adapter (sold separately: TASCAM PS-P515U), external battery pack (sold separately: TASCAM BP-6AA) or USB bus power

 

 

 

http://www.tascam.eu/en/dr-70d.html

 

http://tascam.jp/product/dr-70d/

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unscrew the top DSLR bracket plate and you have a basic "handheld" 4 track recorder with front controls, perfect for bag use 

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Since when have NE5532s become "a marketing thing"?  Loads of different mixers and preamps at different price points have included them for years 

 

(I'm becoming The Senator, aren't I... )

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olle: " how to wind protect those mics though "

actually, if the unit meets your needs, that isn't going to be an issue; easily dealt with.

efk: " have NE5532s become "a marketing thing"? "

they are a premium component.

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Not sure why Japan and Europe released info today, I thought we were holding this a couple more weeks.  (this was going to be the 3rd thing at AES for this audience).

 

So this is a premium version of the DSLR audio recorder concept with a cross-over feature set for bag work.   Mic pres are newly designed.  As the Senator notes, the 5532 is a step up in terms of op-amp performance.   5532s kind of went out of fashion for a while, but the ones we get now definitely provide the spec required.

 

This is our first recorder that supports SDXC cards, max 128GB qualified so far.

 

US price should be around $300, not sure if that's final yet though.

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Hi there!

 

 

Is there any news about Tascam DR-70D?

 

I'm very interested to hear about Pre's...are they clean enough or is it just one H4N in a different package.

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#: 11   Posted (edited)

Hi, and welcome (finally) M42: " Is there any news about Tascam DR-70D? "

probably, but there are other, perhaps more semi-pro focused, forums that might be more on top of it,  and you should keep in touch with TASCAM.

Edited by studiomprd

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Hi, and welcome (finally) M42: " Is there any news about Tascam DR-70D? "

probably, but there are other, perhaps better, forums that might be more on top of it, and you should keep in touch with TASCAM.

If everyone went to other forums or to manufacturers' sites, contacted the manufacturer, did hours of research to answer their questions, or RTFM, what would you have to do all day?

;-)

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Tom,

 

How much mA per channel or for all channels?

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Tom,

 

How much mA per channel or for all channels?

 

Exactly what I was about to ask!

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Hi, and welcome (finally) M42: " Is there any news about Tascam DR-70D? "

probably, but there are other, perhaps better, forums that might be more on top of it,  and you should keep in touch with TASCAM.

 

Hhmm...

 

"there are other, perhaps better, forums"  

 

Sorry. I have got great information from this forum. Great professionals sharing their experiences from this and that. Many times manufacturers send some copies of the "beta-versions" to selected users to beta-test and they are allowed to share their opinions. Maybe you should find an amateur site where you can post your "not so clever" answers, maybe you will find soul mates there.

 

"you should keep in touch with TASCAM"

 

When you are talking with manufacture representative you normally get adjectives like: "gorgeous", "magnificent", "unbelievable", "super" etc. They are sellers. That's why I asked about Pro-opinion.

 

I'm heavy user of Sound Devices 788T, MixPre D, Lectro wireless, Sennheiser mics etc. but there are cases when you get job done with lighter kit: Tascam DR-70D???, Roland R-26 even with Zoom H4N etc.

 

"You get what you pay for" but sometimes "you get paid very well even you are using semi-pro set", if you are capable to squeeze from the product and hit the goal.

 

Like cameras.

 

Arri Alexa is fantastic camera and giving superior picture but some times Canon 5D etc. will get the job done.

 

And I noticed that there seems to be also others who are interested of this product.

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Tom,

 

How much mA per channel or for all channels?

I think the correct answer to this is "all of them".    

 

The days of underpowering the 48V power rail for cost reasons are long gone, and I think that was a mixer thing, not a recorder thing (because using phantom mics on all channels at once was unexpected on a mixer).   We use DC-DC converter chips capable of over 1 amp at 50V, so it's a none issue.   

What we've seen over the last few years as phantom problems are not how much current can be delivered, but mics with active electronics drawing non-linear loads, requiring more filtering (bigger caps) than indicated by design tools.   This had already been dealt with in the DR-680 days.

 

Tom.

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m42: " That's why I asked about Pro-opinion. "

no, what you asked is : " Is there any news about Tascam DR-70D? "

and I suggested the manufacturer, and/or more appropriate forums that are more specialized in the pro-sumer products.. Perhaps also some of the mass marketeers (B+H etc.) might have such "news"..

" Many times manufacturers send some copies of the "beta-versions" to selected users to beta-test and they are allowed to share their opinions. "

not so much, here.  typically beta-testers sign NDA's, and only discuss their impressions and findings with the manufacturer; what you are referring to is manufacturers providing early production units to reviewers, who are encouraged to share their findings.

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m42: " That's why I asked about Pro-opinion. "

no, what you asked is : " Is there any news about Tascam DR-70D? "

and I suggested the manufacturer, and/or more appropriate forums that are more specialized in the pro-sumer products.. Perhaps also some of the mass marketeers (B+H etc.) might have such "news"..

" Many times manufacturers send some copies of the "beta-versions" to selected users to beta-test and they are allowed to share their opinions. "

not so much, here.  typically beta-testers sign NDA's, and only discuss their impressions and findings with the manufacturer; what you are referring to is manufacturers providing early production units to reviewers, who are encouraged to share their findings.

 

No.

 

Please, do not take a sentence out of a whole. I was referring to the recorders Pre's and quality of them.

 

And yes, with "beta-versions" I was referring to "early production units", that's the reason I asked about"news" in general, but one clearly did not know how to read between the lines.

 

Yes, I can and I use google daily. I am also aware other forums too.

 

And about Pro-sumer products, there are plenty of topics and good "hands-on" info about Pro-sumer products in JWS forum so please ...

 

It would be nice to me and the others not to pollute JWS topics if you don't have the REAL answers etc.

 

Thanks!

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I'm sorry,  have I incorrectly quoted your post ?? : m42: " Is there any news about Tascam DR-70D? "

sorry...(damn cut and paste)

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