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Tascam Audio Recorders: DR-70D 4-Channel $185 or DR-60D MKII Portable EXPIRED

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Promoted 07-20-2016 by slickdewmaster at 09:30 AM View Original Post
Adorama.com has Tascam Audio Recorder for DSLR Cameras on sale after $30 Rebate and after coupon code 1HEATINGUP . Shipping is free. Thanks iconian

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Edited July 19, 2016 at 07:50 PM by iconian
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#3
I would like to buy a recording device, I'm new in this and I have some questions... can I start recording a clip with my DSLR and use a recorder (for example the DR-70d) to record as well? would I be able to combine the sound with the clip shot afterwards?
Thanks...
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Yes. You can actually route the output from this into the camera as well. It's not as good a quality but the audio on the camera you don't have to sync up. If you want better audio then you have the ability to record onto the recorder and sync in post which is easier since the audio is nearly identical so it's easy to compare the waveforms
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As an owner of this.. it's nice, but I'd like to upgrade to 4 channels. Mounts easily under your DSLR and sounds solid.
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As an owner of this.. it's nice, but I'd like to upgrade to 4 channels. Mounts easily under your DSLR and sounds solid.
Why would you need to use 4 XLR inputs?? I don't get it.

Sure, I always have 2 audio sources to make sure I get clean audio to prevent clipping and mic scuff sounds, but 4???
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Why would you need to use 4 XLR inputs?? I don't get it.

Sure, I always have 2 audio sources to make sure I get clean audio to prevent clipping and mic scuff sounds, but 4???

i would imagine if you're recording voice and music independently then we'd want individual connections to independent mic's?
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Quote from twostepopper View Post :
As an owner of this.. it's nice, but I'd like to upgrade to 4 channels. Mounts easily under your DSLR and sounds solid.
these are 4 channels.
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these are 4 channels.
Sorry I meant 4 XLR inputs.. I just looked at the DR60 on my phone. Didn't notice the other model was also on sale.
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Why would you need to use 4 XLR inputs?? I don't get it.

Sure, I always have 2 audio sources to make sure I get clean audio to prevent clipping and mic scuff sounds, but 4???
simple.. Interviews with 4 people in total.

I have the DR60 and run 2 Shure VP64AL mics but would like to double that.
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Last edited by twostepopper July 20, 2016 at 01:57 AM.
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I have both the dr60d-mii and the dr70d. I have a broadcast ready show in presale and I used these to capture the audio on our pilot. If configured correctly and if you have quality lavs, booms, etc then you can actually get some great audio from these. You will need to conform it to broadcast standards but putting you mics into these and then into the camera for syncing makes things easy enough that my amateur crew was able to make professional audio to give to the editors that mixed it properly. I didn't get a single call about the audio causing a problem or being shitty.
However, this is not as good as a sound person who knows their gear inside and out and is carrying a $2000 kit on their shoulder. I'm just saying you can fool your investors and viewers that you spent that much given you use it all properly and have a good operator.
Sometimes this: a good lav; and mattress or some kind of insulator between the camera and whatever is behind the camera is all you may need. But always do what you have to in order to mix and balance what you get.
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This really helped as I had this issue on my zoom recorder a few times and without using auto-gain it would ruin a take.
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Another review if you're having trouble deciding between the two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XfRZofdl1g

Also, if you're still undecided these seem to go on sale every few weeks, at least for the DR-70d. Be mindful of build quality on these: http://www.dslrfilmnoob.com/2015/...t-is-junk/
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Last edited by bishop_tek July 20, 2016 at 11:05 AM.
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Would this be good for ghost hunting?
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Would this be good for ghost hunting?
It only goes down to -72 dB, is that low enough?
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