TASCAM has introduced the next generation of its line of professional grade handheld recorders, the DR-X Series
The DR-40X provides integrated unidirectional stereo microphones with scalable A/B or X/Y configuration, dual XLR/1/4-inch combo inputs, built-in phantom power for condenser mics, integrated 4-track capability, and wired remote control option. It also includes an Auto-Tone function, providing an audio cue tone identifying each recording take.
The new DR-X Series also now adds the DR-07X, designed to deliver professional performance for musicians and voiceover artists. Incorporating all of the DR-07X’s features minus the scalable microphones, the DR-05X is equipped with a pair of omnidirectional condenser mics.
The DR-X Series also incorporates a 2 in/2 out USB audio interface as well as a totally revamped user interface for adjusting levels, deleting takes, adding markers, and other common functions. Multi-language menus in English/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ German/ Russian/ Chinese Korean/ Japanese/ Portuguese are included.
Other features in the DR-X Series include a new bright white backlit display as well as Dictation Mode that enables users to quickly jump back audio playback in preselected increments, including speed control and a special dictation EQ.
New Overwrite Mode allows users to select a precise Record drop-in time for replacement recording with one level of undo. The DR-X Series’ Auto-Recording function can be set to begin recording when a sound is detected, and the Pre-Recording function delivers fail-safe recordings with up to 2 seconds of pre-record time.
DR-X Series recorders are available now. The DR-40X carries an estimated street price of $199.99; the DR-07X $149.99, and the DR-05X $119.99.