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Tascam DR-701D 6-track Linear PCM Recorder / Mixer for DSLR Camera

Designed for the needs of professional filmmakers, television producers, advertisers, and documentarians, the DR-701D packs high quality multitrack recording into a package compact enough for use with any camera.


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The DR-701D is Tascam's flagship recorder for single-shooter video production. A timecode generator is included for location reference, which can be jam synced from a SMPTE generator, camera, or smart slate. The HDMI in and out allows a DSLR camera to start recording on both devices, and video clock prevents drift between sound and picture.

Four mic inputs can be individually recorded and mixed to a stereo track, for a total of six-track recording. For additional tracks, multiple units can be cascaded together. The lightweight yet rigid chassis is forged from a magnesium alloy. Tripod mounts on the top and bottom of the unit allow the unit to mount under a camera, attach to a follow-focus cage, or used stand-alone.

Record the built-in stereo mic together with external mics
Two omni condenser mics are built into the DR-701D for natural stereo sound images. Used in combination with small handheld or shotgun mics, speakers can be interviewed while capturing the surrounding environment in a compact setup.

6-track recording (4 tracks + L-R stereo mix)
Using the built-in mixer, 4 tracks and their stereo mix (6 tracks total) can be simultaneously recorded. In addition to pan and level adjustments, the mixer includes a delay function to compensate for distances between mics. A mid-side decoding function is also built-in for use with MS stereo mics.

One button sound recording on the DR-701D
Simply pressing the camera recording start button sends a trigger to the DR-701D to start audio recording. Unlike other systems that force you to press record on both devices, the HDMI start system prevents missed takes, syncs the two recording starts together, and makes single-operator shoots much easier.

SMPTE Timecode stores time data in recorded audio files
The built-in SMPTE generator allows the camera and DR-701D to store the same location reference. Several options are available to integrate SMPTE LTC into your camera system. The BNC timecode input can follow a source signal, or can be "jamsynced" a few times per day for independant freewheel operation. Cameras that send timecode through their HDMI output can be followed by the DR-701D's timecode input. And the internal generator can be started without an external reference for a simple time-of-day stamp on recorded BWAV files.

Multiple mic inputs support various recording options
The four XLR/TRS inputs can be adjusted and recorded independently, allowing various on-set recording options. Talent can be recorded using shotgun mics, lavaliers, or both simultaneously. Ambience can be recorded using a stereo mic (or the built-in microphones.) The 3.5mm stereo input can be selected for channels (1-2) and the built-in omni mics for channels (3-4) for an even wider range of mic setups.

Usable as a standalone field recorder
The DR-701D can be used as a 6-track field recorder with 4 input channels. Attach a strap to the red handles for comfortable use in the field. Whether hung around the neck or shoulder, the unit can be easily operated and adjusted.

Optional external power using a USB mobile battery
In addition to the four internally-housed AA batteries, even longer operation is possible when used with a mobile battery with a Micro-B USB port. The Tascam BP-6AA battery pack is also compatible.

Dual-recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels.
Dual recording captures a safety track, at a level 6 to 12 dB lower than the main track. In case of sudden volume changes on-set or while shooting a documentary, the safety track makes sure that you have an un-distorted take.

•SD/SDHC/SDXC cards used for recording media.
•6 maximum simultaneous recording tracks
•MONO, STEREO, 2MIX, DUAL MONO, DUAL ST and DUAL2MIX recording modes
•Recording formats: 16/24-bit, 44.1/48/96/192kHz (WAV/BWF) (192kHz only for two-track recording)
•Built-in original Tascam HDDA mic preamps provide high audio quality
•Input levels can be adjusted separately for each track
•XLR/TRS inputs support +4dBu line level and 24/48V phantom power
•Clock and record start/stop can be synchronized with a camera using the HDMI port
•DR-701D audio signal can be output to an external camera or recorder from the HDMI OUT or line output
•Optional RC-3F foot switch and RC-10 wireless remote control can be connected (both sold separately)

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Things You Will Get:

  • DR-701D Recoder/Mixer
  • USB Cable
  • Camera attachment bracket
  • Screw hole covers × 6
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty

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DR-701D 6-track Linear PCM Recorder / Mixer for DSLR Camera

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Connection Types XLR; 3.5mm(1/8")stereo mini jack
Power 4 AA batteries(Alkaline, NI-MH or lithium)
AC adapter(TASCAM PS-P515U, sold separately)
External battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA, sold separately)
Media SD card (64MB to 2GB)
SDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
SDXC card (48GB to 128GB)
Inputs 4
Format WAV; BWF; SMPTE 12M-1999 compliant
Display 128×64-dot graphic LCD with backlight
Resolution 44.1k/48k/96k/192k Hz, 16/24-bit
Tracks 6
Series DR
Model 701D
Frequency Response 20-20kHz +0.5/-1dB(LINE IN to LINE OUT, Fs48kHz, JEITA)
Weight 654g (including batteries) / 567g (without batteries)
USB 2.0
Phantom Power Yes
Dimensions 169W × 57.3H ×113.5Dmm (with the top adapter attached)
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. Heads and disk drives are warrantied for 90 days. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.