TASCAM has added a raft of new products to its catalogue
TASCAM has unveiled the DR-05X to offer portable, high-quality stereo recording in MP3 or WAV format – including 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio – using microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC media. A pair of omnidirectional mics handle up to 125dB SPL. Features include low-cut filtering, variable speed audition and chromatic tuner, and there are three audio level modes (limiter, peak reduction and auto level) to help prevent accidental distortion while recording.
The DR-07X is a handheld digital recorder and USB audio interface building on the manufacturer’s DR-07. Ideal for music recording and sound design, the DR-07X incorporates a pair of cardioid condenser microphones to handle high SPLs and can be set up in AB or XY orientation for a wide stereo field or extra-clear reproduction with reduced phase displacement between both channels. The DR-07X can also be used as a USB audio interface with two inputs and outputs, making it suitable for voiceover work, live streaming, podcasting and songwriting.
The DR-40X is a four-track audio recorder for music, podcasting, cinema and any other application requiring high-quality audio. Building on the company’s DR-40, this recorder adds several new functions to the already comprehensive feature set. Users can also use their own microphones or line-level source through dual Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks that support both mic level and +4dBu line level from mixers or the FOH console. The microphone preamps include 48V phantom power and plenty of gain to capture everything from small whispers to loud live sounds.
TASCAM has also released its MM-4D/In and ML-4D/Out. The MM-4D/In provides four mic/line input channels with TASCAM mic preamps that offer remote gain control from the manufacturer’s free control software or from external controllers. Each channel has individually switched, +48V phantom power. Built-in input processing includes a compressor, four-band parametric EQ, level control, polarity reverse and mute. The MM-4D/In’s built-in eight-in, four-out matrix mixer combines the four analogue inputs with four Dante inputs (up to 48kHz) and feeds four Dante outputs.
The ML-4D/Out accepts four channels of up to 96kHz Dante input and provides four line-level outputs, available on either XLR or Euroblock connectors. The onboard 4x4 matrix mixer includes level control, ducking, ambient noise compensation and muting. Each output has a 10-band EQ, delay, level control, limiter, polarity reverse and muting.
Also new are the MM-2D and AE-4D. The MM-2D features two channels of mic/line input with TASCAM preamps, including +48V phantom power and two channels of line output, available on either XLR or Euroblock connectors. An onboard six-in, four-out matrix mixer with the same mixer processing as the MM-4D/In and ML-4D/Out enables combining the two channels of analogue input with four channels of Dante input and routing to two analogue and four Dante output channels. Input processing is the same as in the MM-4D/In and output processing is the same as the ML-4D/Out.
The AE-4D provides four channels of AES/EBU input with SRC and four channels of AES/EBU output on XLR connectors. It converts directly to and from four channels of Dante audio, without needing an internal mixer. The AE-4D offers level control and muting on both inputs and outputs.