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Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« on: October 16, 2014, 03:10:03 PM »
    http://www.tascam.eu/en/dr-70d.html



    -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



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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 03:49:06 PM »
Now that is a nice looking little 4 channel recorder.  Any distinct difference between this and the -60D besides form?  The 60D only has two preamps, right?  If it's a somewhat similar price point, that will be very attractive.

According to this Japanese website it'll be ~$310 (33000 yen before tax).

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dtascam%2BDR-70D%26es_sm%3D119&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ja&u=http://www.system5.jp/products/detail57344.html&usg=ALkJrhhCETkRUY75a55sCY7MKJZaD39MQw
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 03:52:55 PM »
Now that is a nice looking little 4 channel recorder.  Any distinct difference between this and the -60D besides form?  The 60D only has two preamps, right?  If it's a somewhat similar price point, that will be very attractive.

60D only has two XLR inputs and no onboard mics. I might have to sell my NIB third 60D and then wait for the price point on this one to drop.
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 04:11:01 PM »
Can it record 4 channel broadcast wave files? I'm not sure from the details. It seems it mixes all to stereo files.
If not it would be a great little recorder for the Soundfield SPS200 too.

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 04:53:00 PM »
Can it record 4 channel broadcast wave files? I'm not sure from the details. It seems it mixes all to stereo files.
If not it would be a great little recorder for the Soundfield SPS200 too.

It records 4 channels with Broadcast Wav support. If it's like other Tascam 4 tracks it'll be two Stereo Wav files, but that's easy to fix in post processing.

The mixer function (with delay compensation) is for recording a Stereo mix straight to the DSLR via 1/8" line out.  (would also be handy for a livestreaming rig with the Teradek Vidiu)
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2014, 05:06:07 PM »
Looks like a nice step up from the 60D!!  I don't like the form factor of the 60D.  To bad they didn't include a digi in and out. 
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2014, 05:08:39 PM »
This seems to have a lot of the upgrades that seemed conspicuously missing from the DR-60d mkII. S/PDIF in would have been nice but otherwise seems pretty nice.
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2014, 05:27:43 PM »
You have to be impressed with Tascam.  They keep developing new recorders, and seem to take feedback and suggestions each time they come out with something new.

I didn't see much pricing info, but did see someone mention that it was listed at 299 Euros on a German site.  If the street price in the US is $300, that would be pretty awesome, but it's likely to be a bit more I'd guess.

I saw this regarding power:
"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"

And I also noticed that it has 24 or 48v phantom, so if you can get by with the 24v, that will save some battery life I'd imagine.

It's a very promising deck if it proves to be reliable.

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2014, 06:08:53 PM »
I guess the plan to introduce this explains the price drops of the 60D.  However, it does seem that they are crowding their own market.

The big question is - battery life!  (Unless I've missed the answer above in a quick read). 

This must be one of the smallest 4 x XLR recorders available, due to the configuration of three on one side and the fourth on the other.  However, the small size means the built in mics are rather close together for omnis, I would have thought, in terms of getting a good stereo image.

In the sort of concert recording for radio that I used to do, the normal practice was to have a second recorder running as backup, and like the 60D, the input and output for camera will serve very nicely as in/out to backup.

In the last few months there seems to be a staggering move in price/performance with all sorts of recording gear, eg  the kind of multichannel remote controlled recorders available from Mackie and others for a couple of grand.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2014, 06:18:01 PM by Ozpeter »

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2014, 09:29:41 PM »
I don't like the 4th ch on the other side and have no need for internal mics
Much nicer form factor and goes over 32gb cards. Is nice to have 4 xlr though if that's needed vs 2/mini
Otherwise features seem to be similar
You have to assume battery life will not be as good as the 60 without a major design change since 4 xlr and phantom has to drain more then 2/mini

Edit to note batteries and sd card are on the bottom and although prob doesn't effect users here much, will not allow changing when attached to a tripod like the 60d
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2014, 11:21:08 AM »
I don't really understand Tascam's marketing in upgrading the 60d to the MkII and then releasing the 70d.  They look like overlapping products aimed at the same group of DSLR recorders/buyers. 

The thinner 70d case  and the tilted view screen will be liked by many.


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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2014, 11:57:58 AM »
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2014, 02:04:49 PM »
The front even looks like a black SD... and it looks small.
I want one if the 300/400€ price sticks... how good could the preamps be? Does the 60D have good preamps, or average, at least clean?

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2014, 02:43:04 PM »
The front even looks like a black SD... and it looks small.
I want one if the 300/400€ price sticks... how good could the preamps be? Does the 60D have good preamps, or average, at least clean?
I'm impressed enough with the 60d pres to have dropped my naiant box in the middle
I did tests of...
Mics > naiant lb/tb > m10
Mics > lb/tb > dr-60d
Mics > dr-60d
And couldn't notice much difference in them. Since then I have been running...
Ck61 > tb > m10
Ck63 > dr-60d
Of course there are slight differences because of the caps but nothing to make me worried about the pres

Edit here is one example, not sure if it's a good example or not but it's the one I had on archive https://archive.org/details/kungfu2014-04-12.ck63.flac16
https://archive.org/details/kungfu2014-04-12.ck61.flac16
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder for DSLR cameras
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2014, 03:07:08 PM »
I don't like the 4th ch on the other side

That is very weird. If space is an issue, they should've just gone with some sort of breakout cable to keep all 4 XLR's together instead of putting that 4th channel on the other side.

 

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