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TASCAM DR-07 Mk2

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DISCONTINUED PRODUCT SHOWN FOR ARCHIVE PURPOSES. NOW REPLACED BY...

TASCAM DR-22WL

 

Second Generation Entry-level Solid State Recorder

 

You could be forgiven for thinking that Tascam's follow-up to their enormously successful DR-07 looks more like a high-tech cattle-prod! But no - the DR-07MKII just sports an adjustable pair of cardioid condenser microphones that can be set up in A/B or X/Y orientation for a wide stereo field (A/B) or extra-clear reproduction with reduced phase displacement between both channels (X/Y). Nothing agricultural about that.

The DR-07MKII a is a portable, high-quality stereo recorder capturing audio at high resolution up to 96 kHz/24 bit to microSD or microSDHC media. Whilst the internal mics are pretty good, you can also use your own microphone or line-level source through the mini-jack stereo input which includes plug-in power for microphones that need it.

 

 

 

Its thoughtful design means prime commands can be input just with your thumb, so operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding marks are only a button press away. Other features like variable speed audition, limiting, low-cut filtering, chromatic tuner and others more can be chosen from the menu. Users may apply one out of six reverb effects to the input or output signal, and an Overdub feature allows recordings to be added to existing audio files. The Peak Reduction feature automatically reduces the level to prevent accidental distortion. It works in rehearsal mode or in record and can be combined with the built-in limiter. There is also a Level Align function that allows to smooth out any sudden volume jumps during playback, and a mini-speaker is provided on the back panel for quick check-back.

Internally, the unit’s digital and analogue circuit boards are built separately to improve noise performance, with a low-impedance design to decrease hiss further still. A separate supply voltage is used for the A/D and D/A converter for even better audio performance. The result is clean sound quality with high signal-to-noise ratio, very little distortion and wide frequency response. Two AA batteries can power the recorder for more than 17 hours, even while recording at CD quality. Operation by USB bus power or its optional AC adapter is also possible.

 

FEATURES

  • Portable, high-quality handheld recording

  • Small size and easy operation

  • Uses a microSD/microSDHC card as recording medium (2 GB included)

  • Supported audio formats:

    • Linear PCM (WAV format) at 44.1/48/96 kHz and 16/24-bit

    • Compressed (MP3 format): 32–320 kbit/s at 44.1/48 kHz (VBR files can be played but not recorded)

  • Built-in cardioid stereo condenser microphone

    • Accepts high sound pressure level

    • Easy setup (AB and XY configuration supported)

    • XY configuration allows mono compatible recordings and high sound localization acuity (lively interviews or field recordings with ambience)

    • Good directivity and channel separation

    • Ideal for live music and field recording, news gathering etc.

  • Stereo mic/line input with plug-in power to connect an external source or microphone

  • Switchable low-cut filter (40 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz)

  • Manual or automatic recording level setting

  • Three Options of automatic level control during recording: Peak Reduction, Auto Level, Limiter

  • Pre-recording buffer (2 seconds) allows a recording to start before the record key is pressed

  • Auto recording start and stop by input level

  • Self-timer allows a recording to start 5 or 10 seconds after pressing the RECORD button

  • Overdub feature to add narration, singing or instruments to an existing recording

  • Create a new file during recording (manually or by file size)

  • Mark function (manual or automatic)

  • Automatic level align allows to increase the perceived overall sound pressure during playback

  • Variable speed audition to change the playback tempo without affecting the key (50–150 %)

  • Repeat function (repeat one track or all tracks)

  • Loop function (repeat a marked section)

  • Playlist feature to play files in a certain order

  • Resume function (start playback from the audio position where the unit was last stopped)

  • Flash back function to instantly review playback (1–10, 20, 30 seconds)

  • EQ for tone control during playback

  • MP3 ID3 tag display (up to version 2.4)

  • Built-in loudspeaker

  • Headphones/Line output

  • Built-in reverb effect (6 presets, can be applied to input or output signal)

  • Chromatic tuner function to tune your instrument

  • File divide function to cut unwanted noise or to extract parts from long recordings (WAV format only)

  • Folder management to organize your files

  • Hold function to avoid inadvertent operation

  • Clear, backlit LC display

  • USB 2.0 port for file transfer to/from computer

  • Power supply by 2 AA size Alkaline or NiMH batteries, USB bus power or optional AC adapter (Tascam PS-P515) - see Accessories below 

  • Stand adapter (¼ inch) on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod or microphone stand

 

 

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