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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #255 on: August 29, 2016, 11:51:18 PM »
Just want to weight in on the "non approved card" thing. I've read it with interest, this is my story.

Got a call yesterday about a show that a local band was doing a reunion thing. Got to town, 30 min to make show. Grabbed shit, and a 32b mini-micro SD card and an adaptor that I planned on using for video.
The Tascam ran out 1st. Shoved the unknown card in and hit record. Listening to it now. Not advocating unknown cards; I upgraded my 70 to 1.13 before I ran my 1st show. Just thinking maybe they did something about this to make the unit more "forgiving" with cards in one of the updates. Or maybe I got lucky. Will pull card and update later. That 70 sure seems to like the ADK LD mics for sure :smash:

I have been using PNY Elite 32gb and 64gb SD Cards in my oldest DR70D, since I got it back in like April 2015, with a flawless record up to this point! So it's def possible to get a 100% solid and reliable NON-APPROVED SD card! However, I would honestly avoid MicroSD cards in an adapter, at least with my experience! Before I sold both of my M10's in the last 1.5 years, i had a BUNCH of Micro and SD cards. Well, just about EVERY MicroSDHC Card that I tested did horrible in my tests with my 70D back in the Summer 2015, but they have had several FW updates since then, so maybe MicroSD cards are more "universally acceptable" to the 70D now?!?! It's very possible! Just giving you a heads up about MY experience with Micro SD cards ;)

And even though my PNY Elite SD Cards have worked amazing so far, I STILL want to get [2] 128gb Sandisk Extreme Pro SD Cards[They're ON the approved list BTW], because my 64gb Sandisk Extreme Pro has worked killer so far, and I want to be able to run STRICTLY 24/96, even at festies, so [2] 128gb SD Cards are a MUST have IMO! 8)

My experience just leads be to believe that this is a solid deck that they may have rushed to market and them tried to patch up as they went along. Look at the 60. That was pretty bold to put out there and there has still only been one firmware upgrade to my knowledge. Damn.....if I knew I wouldn't brick my unit I would load that 60 firmware to my 70.......wonder if it would restore the monitor functionality or brick the unit....


I highly doubt that 70D FW would work on the 60D! However, you might never know until you try? >:D
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #256 on: August 30, 2016, 02:01:02 AM »
OMG, get this:

The trashcan page lists this as an official "option" for the DR70D (which DOES have a mini-jack REMOTE input on the left side!):
http://tascam.com/product/rc-10/

it looks like it enables playback of either pair JUST LIKE I WAS JUST ASKING!??!

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RC-10 is a wired remote control for TASCAM DR-40 handheld recorder.

Damn.....if I knew I wouldn't brick my unit I would load that 60 firmware to my 70.......wonder if it would restore the monitor functionality or brick the unit....
Try renaming it and seeing if it takes it?!

Please don't drive industry people away, even if they act poorly.

Tell me more.  :banging head:

I guess it's on the consumer to pussy-foot around the international conglomerate so we don't piss off the one person who deigns to attempt to cut through their corporate BS? Hah. Tools and toadies.

It costs them money to make fixes, even if they are in other recorders. I'm not saying any of the features you want wouldn't be useful or an improvement, but I also think the 70D is good enough for what you paid.

Thanks for hanging out with me at work while I made the money I spent on the deck. Thanks also for investigating my receipt file so you can say that.
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You guys had a Tascam rep here as a conduit and you drove him off. He may have been a bit thin skinned for TS, but his reaction was pretty normal (IMO) for the real business world. Maybe an organized campaign will make your voice be heard, but I suggest you make sure not make it an angry, insulting one. Not that you have, but when people start talking about sending certified letters and expecting (demanding?) a response, I think the campaign is being set up to be a disappointment.

My BBB claim not only demanded a response, but yielded the OFFICIAL APPROVED CARD LIST that we all must rely on until it is updated again!?! (hah!)
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I think it's TOTALLY fair to talk about certified letters and even poison frog darts on this discussion forum (see northern midwest team board, a couple years ago, it was a recurring theme as a possibility to silence talkers near the mics!?!!!) Doesn't mean you have to do it, and it doesn't reflect on YOU if someone else does. Paranoid lately? :-p
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #257 on: August 30, 2016, 02:15:20 AM »
Good point about the RC-10 Remote! Wonder if using the RC-10 with the DR-70D works like it seems to with the DR-40? Does anyone have an RC-10 that they can try that with? Because according to the pic you just posted, at least regarding the DR-40, it looks like you can select between the 1/2 and 3/4 inputs instead of the MIX of all 4 inputs like on the 70D!

If anyone has an RC-10 to try that with, please do so and report back here ;D 8) It does seem like an EASY fix via FW, to me at least!
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #258 on: August 30, 2016, 11:31:58 AM »
Wonder if using the RC-10 with the DR-70D works like it seems to with the DR-40?

The DR-70D manual p. 36 shows what functions are available with the remote. Unfortunately, they're not the same as with the DR-40.

Below is the remote menu for the DR-70D plus the remote uses. Looks like you can toggle between CAMERA & MIX:

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #259 on: August 30, 2016, 02:51:28 PM »
The DR-70D manual p. 36 shows what functions are available with the remote.
Hey I don't know if I noticed that there's not only an Owner's Manual, but a Reference Manual!? Page 36 of the REFERENCE manual has the remote info you mentioned. P36 of the Owner's manual is in French!  :bigsmile:

Ref man:
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/867/e_dr-70d_rm_vb.pdf

Owners man:
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/867/dr-70d_om_vb.pdf
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #260 on: August 31, 2016, 01:23:07 PM »
The DR-70D manual p. 36 shows what functions are available with the remote.
Hey I don't know if I noticed that there's not only an Owner's Manual, but a Reference Manual!? Page 36 of the REFERENCE manual has the remote info you mentioned. P36 of the Owner's manual is in French!  :bigsmile:

Ref man:
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/867/e_dr-70d_rm_vb.pdf

Owners man:
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/867/dr-70d_om_vb.pdf

Yes, and IMO, the reference manual is a MUST read, as well as the Users Manual ;)

I never even thought of looking in the manuals though :( Thanks for the heads up! Holding in the ENTER button on the 70D brings up the MON SELECT[Cam/Mix], so it seems it would be a quick/easy/cheap fix to add the 1/2, 3/4, Cam, Mix monitoring, to just hold in the ENTER button to toggle between Channels 1/2, 3/4 or CAM or MIX! So hopefully that will come true in a future FW update!
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #261 on: September 09, 2016, 03:36:19 AM »
Hello all, I was asked by a few different tapirs to snap some 70D right angle stubby XLR & Left Angle Micro USB + Battery pics for them, so I thought Id snap a bunch and make my own thread! Here's a few since this is the 70D thread haha :) Oh and all of the Rt Angle Stubby XLRs were made by DarkTrain FWIW 8)

Here's a link to the original size pics plus some that I didn't shrink if anyone is interested!
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #262 on: September 09, 2016, 03:38:26 AM »
Few more :)
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #263 on: September 09, 2016, 10:30:11 AM »
^is that a KCY that's u-turned on the VMS??
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #264 on: September 10, 2016, 01:58:21 AM »
Hello everyone.
I'm preparing for a feature film whose production quality I hope to be theater grade for festivals.
I own a Rode NTG3B shotgun microphone and a Tascam DR70-D recorder. Though I am very satisfied with this recorder and have shot a documentary using it with very nice results, so far delivery has basically been to the internet and I'm concerned about the display quality on large, well calibrated systems.
My plan as of now is to pick up a field mixer like a Sound Devices 302 from ebay, and run the signal through that to the recorder, thereby boosting sound quality without breaking the budget.
Might anyone have experience or knowledge as to why that would be a good or a bad idea?
Thanks.

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #265 on: September 10, 2016, 07:11:46 AM »
Hello everyone.
I'm preparing for a feature film whose production quality I hope to be theater grade for festivals.
I own a Rode NTG3B shotgun microphone and a Tascam DR70-D recorder. Though I am very satisfied with this recorder and have shot a documentary using it with very nice results, so far delivery has basically been to the internet and I'm concerned about the display quality on large, well calibrated systems.
My plan as of now is to pick up a field mixer like a Sound Devices 302 from ebay, and run the signal through that to the recorder, thereby boosting sound quality without breaking the budget.
Might anyone have experience or knowledge as to why that would be a good or a bad idea?
Thanks.

The 302 is not needed unless you need to crank the gain from your shotgun mic really high.  The 70D preamps are just fine for this kind of work, and they only start to fall short when you get to the HIGH+ gain range where they become noisy.  If you keep the gain lower than that (which most work would have you do 90% of the time) then you won't have any issues. 

The 302 preamps may also be slightly more transparent, but unless you're recording classical or other acoustic music in quiet, controlled environments, you'll never notice the difference.  I have a Shure FP-24 (SD MixPre) and I never use it with the 70D even for classical recording, although my 70D is modded which improved things over stock.

So to sum up: While the 302 preamps are a bit better quality, you'll never hear it because of what you're recording.
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #266 on: September 10, 2016, 12:45:19 PM »
^is that a KCY that's u-turned on the VMS??

Yeah! Totally NOT optimal, but otherwise, my 711 Binder falls apart and I get cutouts/etc :( It's ROCK solid the way it is in the pics tho. I am getting it re-done this fall with this Series 712 Binder connector, so that my "U-Turn" isn't necessary anymore!
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #267 on: September 10, 2016, 12:55:13 PM »
I had a right angle KCY extension made for my VMS and it works great!! 
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #268 on: September 10, 2016, 01:54:53 PM »
got any pics of that right angle kcy?

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #269 on: September 10, 2016, 04:34:08 PM »
I had a right angle KCY extension made for my VMS and it works great!! 

Yep, that's my goal too 8)
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