Having had a Tascam solid state recorder I know how well they are built and the DR-60d is no exception. Although built for the DSLR crowd I still think this would be a great stand alone recorder. I hope to have one sent up for review sometime next week.
The DR-60D is the new audio recording solution for on-set filmmakers and videographers using DSLR’s. For years, filmmakers
have been trying different methods for recording audio – includng the use of bulky recorders designed for music and trying to transform the inferior audio technology built-into DSLR’s. Now TASCAM has designed an answer that pros and amateurs alike have been waiting for.
The DR-60D is a brand new 4-track solid-state recorder utilizing TASCAM’s decades of experience. The recorder utilizes high-grade HDDA pre-amps, legendary AD converters, and a durable but lightweight structure and shape. This device will fit snuggly under any camera or into any rig, and record up to 96kHz/24-bit high quality audio straight to SD/SDHC media. Filmmakers have at their disposal two 1/4″-XLR Locking Combo MIC/LINE Inputs, 3.5mm Stereo MIC Input, Camera In, Camera Out, Line Out and Headphone Out. Both 1/4″-XLR Combo Inputs supply +48V Phantom Power and the 3.5mm Input supplies Plug-In Power for microphones requiring a bias voltage.
The DR-60D is incredibly easy to use, employing TASCAM’s very popular user interface and external controls for every major operation. The body structure, soft-touch keys and dials are designed specifically to help eliminate handling noise. The multiple record modes include, 4-Channel Record, Auto Record and TASCAM’s Dual Record “Safety Track” Mode make the DR-60D one of the most versatile recorders on the market.