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Tascam DR70D 4 Track Portable Recorder

Product Code TADR70D
Manufacturer Tascam

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The DR-70D from TASCAM is the ultimate audio recording solution for filmmakers. Four balanced XLR mic inputs meet the requirements of production sound, from professional users to indie DSLR shooters. The compact format can be mounted either above or below a camera, and a pair of built-in microphones can capture sound on-set. The interface is designed for quick adjustment, with additional features to keep recording levels under control.
Four XLR mic inputs with phantom power are included on the DR-70D, enough to cover busy scenes. The High-Quality HDDA(High Definition Discrete Architecture) Mic Preamps include 64dB of gain for quiet performances, and all four inputs have individual gain controls. 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.
Tracks on the DR-70D are captured to SD card, SDHC or SDXC media - up to 128GB cards are supported. 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 friendly features include a slate tone, low-noise buttons, a powerful headphone output, and standard AA battery power.
Uniquely designed for the needs of filmmakers, television producers, advertisers, and documentarians, the DR-70D packs multitrack recording into a package compact enough to use with any camera.


Two omnidirectional microphones allow easy recording of natural stereo sound without using external mics. Used in combination with one or two other mics, the DR-70D becomes a compact setup for recording interviews and ambient sound at the same time.

(4) XLR/TRS inputs are built-into the DR-70D. The four-channel design enables combinations of shotgun microphones, lavaliere mics, and the built-in stereo mic to be recorded individually. Channels 1 and 2 can be set to stereo input and channels 3 and 4 can be set to the built-in mics, making a variety of mic configurations possible.MONO/DUAL MONO : Best for recording the audio of a single performer.
STEREO/DUAL STEREO : Best for recording with the built-in microphones or a stereo mic.
2MIX/DUAL 2MIX : Creates stereo files of two or more mixed inputs.

Dual Recording mode can be used to create a backup file that is simultaneously recorded at a different level to prevent clipping when levels exceed the maximum input. The second track is recorded up to 12dB lower as a safety track to prevent distortion - if your input signal overloads, you have a backup that isn't distorted.

The 3.5mm stereo 1-2 input mini jack allows the connection of consumer video camera mics. For example, connect a video camera mic for ambiance to jack 1-2, and shotgun mics to the XLR 3-4 jacks. This unit can supply plug-in power to the microphone and has a maximum input level of +10 dBV.

The Camera In jack allows playback from your camera to evaluate a take. Either the camer signal or DR-70D can be monitored through the headphones.


Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC cards
Maximum number of tracks recorded simultaneously: (4)
Recording formats: 16/24-bit, 44.1k/48k/96k Hz (WAV/BWF)
TASCAM HDDA microphone preamps provide legendary audio performance
Input levels can be adjusted independently
XLR/TRS inputs support +4dBu line level and phantom power (24V/48V)
Supports mics requiring plug-in power, and mics with high output (1-2)
CAMERA OUT jack enables audio mixed on the DR-70D to be output to the camera
CAMERA IN jack allows the DSLR camera audio to be monitored through the DR-70D
High-quality audio output through the line output jack that is independent of the headphones jack
Headphone jack with 20mW+20mW maximum output
Tripod mounting threads (bottom), camera screw attachment and a shoe mount that can be attached and removed with a coin (top)
Handles on the front left and right sides protect the screen and can be used to attach a shoulder strap
Transport and SLATE buttons are made of rubber to prevent handling noise during use
HOLD switch prevents accidental operation
128x64-pixel graphic LCD with backlight
High-speed transfer of files to a computer using USB 2.0
Micro-B USB cable included
Operates on (4) AA batteries, with an optional AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P515U) or USB cable provided with the unit (USB bus power).
BP-6AA external battery pack (sold separately) makes operation for even longer times possible
RC-3F footswitch or RC-10 wired remote control (both sold separately) for remote control
Built-in mixer can be used to adjust Pan and Level to mix output of (4) channels
Low-cut filter with five settings (40/80/120/180/220 Hz) to be used to reduce unwanted air-conditioning noise and other low-frequency sounds
Limiter function can automatically adjust excessive input levels (stereo-linking possible for 1/L and 2/R)
Delay function to adjust for distances between mics (+/-150 ms)
Mid-side decoding function enables the use of mid-side stereo mics
Slate tone functions (automatic/manual)
Selectable slate tone insertion points (recording start or recording start and finish when using the automatic slate function)
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 (second file at between -1 dB and -12 dB)
Can start a new file automatically when a maximum file size set in advance is reached to continue recording
Track incrementing function allows a file to be split by creating a new file during recording when desired
Resume function remembers the playback position when the unit is turned off
Mark function allows up to 99 points to be added to a single recording (mark information can be used in software that supports the BWF format)

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