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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #60 on: June 14, 2019, 01:28:34 PM »
I ran Adrian's old 701 for the first time last night, out of necessity and without boning up on the manual. I had the mix disabled; however, the deck was still showing levels for 5-6? Is this normal?
I've only used my 701D twice now but that's how it worked for me, I could see the levels for channels 5-6 even though I had them turned off.


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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #61 on: June 14, 2019, 03:44:18 PM »
I ran Adrian's old 701 for the first time last night, out of necessity and without boning up on the manual. I had the mix disabled; however, the deck was still showing levels for 5-6? Is this normal?
I've only used my 701D twice now but that's how it worked for me, I could see the levels for channels 5-6 even though I had them turned off.

Good (I guess lol). I thought maybe I was doing something wrong.

What's really weird is that those channels had higher levels than either 1-2 or 3-4. The biggest thing I was worried about was that I had the monitor set to "mix" sending it out to video camera and I didn't know if it was going to be distorted or not if it was coming from "that" mix.
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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #62 on: July 22, 2019, 06:12:25 PM »
I ran Adrian's old 701 for the first time last night, out of necessity and without boning up on the manual. I had the mix disabled; however, the deck was still showing levels for 5-6? Is this normal?
I've only used my 701D twice now but that's how it worked for me, I could see the levels for channels 5-6 even though I had them turned off.

Good (I guess lol). I thought maybe I was doing something wrong.

What's really weird is that those channels had higher levels than either 1-2 or 3-4. The biggest thing I was worried about was that I had the monitor set to "mix" sending it out to video camera and I didn't know if it was going to be distorted or not if it was coming from "that" mix.
The last time I ran the 701-D (for Tab Benoit) I recorded the channel 5-6 mix and gave the SD card to Skaggs after the show.
He liked how it sounded and tracked and upped it as is. Sounds pretty good.
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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #63 on: August 04, 2019, 08:37:03 AM »

I picked up Dan's 701d to replace my quirky Marantz PMD706. Any advice for a new user?

The menu looks really straight forward and I did a few trial runs at home to get a feel for it. Any pitfalls or easy to miss settings?

The angle of the screen seems a little steep for running in a bag and seems to be designed more for using it flat on a table top.
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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #64 on: August 04, 2019, 12:06:52 PM »
The angle of the screen seems a little steep for running in a bag and seems to be designed more for using it flat on a table top.
I run the 70D but the screen angle issue is the same. Sometimes I run the deck relatively "upside down" when I would not be able to see the levels with it right side up. For instance, when it's propped on its battery cover, next to a soundboard, and I don't want to have to put my head right over the mixing board to see my meters.

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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #65 on: September 22, 2019, 04:45:03 PM »

I've run this thing a couple times now using the internal preamps and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. They sound nice and balanced with good low end extension.
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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2021, 01:48:24 PM »

After a couple of years of rock solid performance my 701d has started to add significant pops and static to recordings. It started doing it recently and it's getting worse. Same mics, preamp, SD cards and external batteries used with different recorder no issues.

Anyone else had these kinds of issues?

My entire weekend of recordings from my first festival back out may have to be scrapped if major declick plugin processing doesn't pan out...
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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #67 on: September 09, 2021, 02:05:01 PM »

After a couple of years of rock solid performance my 701d has started to add significant pops and static to recordings. It started doing it recently and it's getting worse. Same mics, preamp, SD cards and external batteries used with different recorder no issues.

Anyone else had these kinds of issues?

My entire weekend of recordings from my first festival back out may have to be scrapped if major declick plugin processing doesn't pan out...
Wow, that's scary.
I just finished up archiving for a three day festival using the same 701D setup. I've not noticed anything weird yet but haven't listened to or started processing very much of it at this point.

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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2021, 07:01:37 PM »
Roger, that really blows after you dealt with the marantz 706. Sorry man.
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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #69 on: Yesterday at 12:19:28 PM »
Roger, that really blows after you dealt with the marantz 706. Sorry man.

I may have sounded the death bell too soon. I started working on the shows from that weekend in reverse - last show first. It looks like the battery I was using to power both my SD442 and the 701d was just about spent and the discharge curve dipped really low towards the end so I'm thinking that's the issue.

I have another show coming up in a few weeks with other tapers likely to be there so I'm not giving up on it yet. This thing is small, has a great feature set and sounds good. I don't want to give up on a four track recorder that's about the size of a thick paperback book and the same weight. My first 4 track was an Edirol R4. Huge compared to the 701d.

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Re: Tascam DR-701D [Part 1]
« Reply #70 on: Yesterday at 01:30:13 PM »
Roger, that really blows after you dealt with the marantz 706. Sorry man.

I may have sounded the death bell too soon. I started working on the shows from that weekend in reverse - last show first. It looks like the battery I was using to power both my SD442 and the 701d was just about spent and the discharge curve dipped really low towards the end so I'm thinking that's the issue.

I have another show coming up in a few weeks with other tapers likely to be there so I'm not giving up on it yet. This thing is small, has a great feature set and sounds good. I don't want to give up on a four track recorder that's about the size of a thick paperback book and the same weight. My first 4 track was an Edirol R4. Huge compared to the 701d.
Here's hoping that was your issue!  8)

 

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