TASCAM has released the DR-70D, a four channel audio recording solution for filmmakers with onboard condenser microphones. Four balanced XLR mic inputs and a pair of built-in microphones can capture sound on-set without relying on the subpar audio recording performance of today’s DSLR cameras. The interface is designed for quick adjustment, and can be mounted either above or below a camera.
Four XLR mic inputs with phantom power all contain individual gain controls, and feature HDDA microphone preamps that include 64dB of gain to compensate for quiet performances. Each input has a limiter and low cut filter available for controlling volume. Also included is Dual Recording mode, which records a safety copy of your audio at a lower level to prevent distorted takes. Quality components like 5532 op amps are used throughout for the clearest audio possible.
» Four-channel recorder and mixer
» Compact case with tripod mounts designed for use with cameras
» Supports up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV and BWF recording formats
» Four XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
» HDDA Mic preamps feature 64dB of gain with individual controls per channel
» 1/8″ stereo input with plug-in power for camera mics
» Two internal omni microphones
» High-quality audio components used throughout for clear, quiet sound
» Dual recording mode captures a safety track to prevent against distortion
» Line/camera in and out for synchronization and playback
» Records to SD, SDHC, or SDXC media
» Peak limiter and low cut filter on inputs
» Built-in Mid/Side microphone decoding
» State function records a tone for easier synchronization
» Guard bar protects controls and can be used with a shoulder strap
» Hours of recording on four AA batteries
» Weight: 1.37 lbs. (including batteries)
» Frequency response: 20-20kHz +0.5/-2dB(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs44.1k/48k Hz, JEITA)
» Optional AK-DR70 kit includes windscreen, hot shoe mount, and two 1/8” cables designed for use with DSLR cameras
Tracks on the DR-70D are captured to SD card, SDHC or SDXC media with support for cards up to 128GB. The recorder has tripod mounts on the top and bottom of the unit, allowing it to be mounted on a camera, a follow-focus cage, or used standalone. Other production features include a slate tone, low-noise buttons, a powerful headphone output, and standard AA battery power.
TASCAM’s DR-70D costs $299.99 and is available now.