Tascam DR-60D Hands on (3 of 10)

I had the chance to unbox the Tascam DR-60D this morning. The box contains the DR-60D, a manual, and a USB cable, nothing else. No memory card, no neck strap, and no 3.5mm cables are included. Tascam has stripped the unit down to the bareĀ escentuals.

I haven’t had a chance to do many audio tests of the unit yet, but so far things are looking good. The “DUAL Mono” and “DUAL ST” modes seem like the most useful feature I’ve managed to find so far. With a single channel audio source you can use the dual mono mode to record a single channel source at full volume and between 0 and -12db at the same time. The dual st mode allows you to do the same thing only with two different sources. The final output is two stereo files, one containing the full volume channel one and two tracks and the other containing the protected (reduced volume) version of the same file.

I’ll post some audio tests of the Tascam DR-60D once I’ve had a chance to run it through it’s paces. Until then you can take a look at it up close and personal. I also added a shot with it next to a 5d mark III body with battery grip so you can get a better idea of the overall size. The unit is a little less than twice the height of a Juicedlink or beachtek box which might be a bit oversized for some applications. I’ll try and get some audio samples up over the next few days.

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