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TASCAM DR-2D

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  • New stereo condenser mics with improved signal-to-noise ratio

  • Dual recording function records at two different levels

  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV or MP3

  • Records to SD or SDHC cards

  • Internal effects including reverb

  • Auto-recording function starts on input at preset reference level

  • Limiter, low cut filter & auto gain

  • Metronome

  • Variable Speed Audition changes speed without changing pitch

  • Loop playback mode

  • Built-in speaker

  • Tripod attachment screw hole

  • USB 2.0 connection for downloads

  • Includes wireless remote, 2Gb SD card and carrying pouch

  • Attractive Black-with-Silver finish

DISCONTINUED PRODUCT SHOWN FOR ARCHIVE PURPOSES. NOW REPLACED BY...

TASCAM DR-40

 

Compact Solid State Recorder with Dual Recording

 

TASCAM's DR-2d Portable Digital Recorder brings high-resolution recording to a compact, affordable package. It offers up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV or MP3 recording to SD cards, and recordings can be transferred to computer through high-speed USB 2.0. A new dual recording feature records a copy of your audio at a lower level, so if the level suddenly jumps you have a backup instead of a distorted performance. More about this later.

Record using the new built-in condenser microphones or plug in your own. The mic input even has switchable plug-in power, and there's also a line input available for other sources. You can slow down recordings without changing the pitch, and there's even a metronome and built-in speaker. The DR-2d provides hours of recording time using a pair of AA batteries. making it the perfect partner for song-writing, live performance, rehearsal or home studio recording.


The recorder includes auto gain control and a limiter for easy setup and a switchable low-frequency filter to eliminate handling or wind noise. One out of six reverb effects can be applied to the playback signal or to the input signal during recording. Recordings can also be added to existing audio files (overdub feature). And a host of playback features is supplied, including pitch and key control, a cancelling function and a metronome.

 

The DR-2d is powered by two easily-available AA batteries or an optional Tascam AC adapter (PS-P520) and comes with a 2-Gigabyte SD card for hours of recording time.

The most remarkable feature of the DR-2d, however, is its ability to create two recordings at the same time. Create two files with different microphone levels, or record from the mic and line inputs at the same time. By mixing the two files on a computer later, you can add live atmosphere to a recording derived from a FOH mixer, for instance. It is also possible to record a mix from the mics and the line input to a single file directly.

 

FEATURES

  • Portable, handheld recording to SD or SDHC media (2 GB card included)

  • Ideal for music recording, news gathering, podcast creation etc.

  • MP3 and WAV file recording and playback

  • Selectable recording formats:

    • WAV (linear PCM, 16/24-bit, 44.1/48/96 kHz)

    • MP3 (compressed, 32320 kbit/s)

  • Advanced stereo condenser microphone (improved S/N ratio compared to DR-1)

  • Unique dual recording feature:

    • Create separate recordings with different level settings from the built-in or external microphones at the same time (two files are recorded)

    • Create a mix recording from the microphones and line input (one file is recorded)

    • Create separate recordings from the microphones and line input at the same time (two files are recorded)

  • Switchable low-cut filter (40/80/120 Hz)

  • Switchable auto gain control and limiter

  • Reverb effect can be applied to the input or playback signal (6 presets)

  • Overdub feature to add narration, singing or instruments to an existing recording

  • Auto recording feature (recording starts and pauses automatically when the input signal passes a threshold level)

  • Pre-recording buffer (2 seconds) allows a recording to start before the record key is pressed

  • Delayed recording feature to prevent the unit from recording a touch noise of keystroke

  • Create a new file during recording (manually or by file size)

  • Set marks to quickly locate certain audio positions

  • Built-in mono loudspeaker for checking recordings

  • Stereo mic input for an external stereo microphone (mini jack)

  • Stereo line input for other recording sources (mini jack)

  • Headphone/Line output (stereo mini jack)

  • Playback features include:

    • Loop, repeat and single playback

    • Folder or playlist playback

    • ID3 tag display for MP3 files (up to version 2.4)

    • Vocal/instrument cancel feature with selectable range and pan point

    • Pitch control (50 % to 200 %)

    • VSA function (tempo control without affecting the key)

    • Key control (to tune the playback sound up or down by 16 semitones)

    • Metronome

  • File divide function for WAV files (to cut unwanted noise for instance)

  • File naming by date or user-defined by six characters

  • 128 x 64 dot matrix LCD with backlight

  • USB 2.0 port for file transfer to/from computer (USB cable included)

  • Stand adapter ( inch) on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod or microphone stand

  • Powered by two AA size Alkaline or NiMH batteries (up to 6 hours operating time)

  • Soft case included

  • Wireless remote control included

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