Tascam DSLR mixer/recorder

March 30, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized 
Tascam dr-60d DSLR audio recorder and mixer.

Tascam dr-60d DSLR audio recorder and mixer.

Tascam has a new DR-60d recorder and mixer that will do four channels of audio while attached to the bottom of your DSLR.

This thing looks great. High quality recording and a mixer in a nice small $350 unit. Supposed to have high-quality preamps and it has a safety track feature to record a duplicate channel at -6 or -12db down. It will record four channels so you can have a small shotgun in the hot shoe and still have two lav mics for your subjects.

B&H has an overview here:

A list of features from Tascam:

  • Record to SD/SDHC card(Up to 32GB)
  • Simultaneously record up to 4 tracks
  • Recording format:16/24bit、44.1/48/96kHz (WAV/BWF)
  • TASCAM original HDDA microphone preamps
  • Recording levels can be adjusted independently for the 1/L, 2/R and 3-4 inputs
  • Two XLR/TRS inputs support +4dBu line level input and phantom power supply (24/48V)
  • Plug-in power supply and high-output mic input supported on input 3-4
  • CAMERA OUT connector for output from the DR-60D’s mixer
  • CAMERA IN connector for sound monitoring from the Camera
  • Independent LINE OUT connector and HEADPHONE output for high-quality sound output
  • 50mW/ch headphone output
  • Tripod mounting threads (bottom) and DSLR screw attachment (top)
  • Handles protect the screen and can be used to attach a shoulder strap
  • Soft-Touch Rubber Keys for silent operation
  • HOLD switch to prevent accidental operation
  • A QUICK button is available for easy access to various functions
  • 128×64 pixel LCD with backlight
  • USB 2.0 connection for high-speed transferring
  • Mini USB cable included
  • Operates on 4 AA batteries, an AC adapter (sold separately) or USB bus power
  • Can extend battery life with BP-6AA battery pack (sold separately)
  • Dedicated remote control jack for the wired RC-10 remote control or RC-3F footswitch (both sold separately)
  • Internal mixer: PAN and LEVEL controls
  • Low cut filter(40/80/120Hz)
  • Limiter (1/L and 2/R can be selected for link-operation)
  • Delay function for distance of microphones adjustments (+/-150ms)
  • M-S decode function
  • Slate tone generator (AUTO/MANUAL)
  • Selectable duration of slate tone from four positions (0.5/1/2/3 sec, when Auto generate)
  • Selectable slate tone generate position. 3 positions: OFF/HEAD/HEAD+TAIL, when Auto generate
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or date
  • Dual recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels
  • Auto-record function can automatically start and stop recording at set level
  • Pre-recording function allows the unit to record a 2 second sound buffer before recording is activated
  • Self timer function for solo recording
  • New file starts recording automatically without interruption when maximum file size is reached
  • Track incrementing function allows a recording to be split by creating a new file when desired
  • Jump back and play function
  • Equalizers function for playback, and level alignment function to enhance the perceived overall sound pressure
  • Resume function to memorize the playback position before the unit is turned off
  • MARK function up to 99 points per audio track
  • DIVIDE function


2 Responses to “Tascam DSLR mixer/recorder”

  1. Mark Esplin on April 7th, 2013 11:45 pm

    How do you think the pre amps will compare to the Marantz PMD661MKII?

    All the sound tests I have heard the Marantz PMD661 [MK 1] wins hands down.

    I have seen very little about the Marantz PMD661MKII online, is there a reason I’m missing as to why no one seems to be excited by it? I know the mk2 doesn’t really have any improvements over the original, maybe thats why?

    This Tascam looks great though, but I was disappointed by the DR-40, which makes me question this..

  2. Mark Esplin on April 7th, 2013 11:47 pm

    (Ohh, and I appreciate the Marantz and this are two very different beasts, but I’m interested purely from a final sound result as opposed to bells and whistles comparisons)

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