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July 22, 2018

Gear: TASCAM Updates DR-10 Series Firmware for Portable Recorders


(Montebello, CA, 2018-06-18, Special to the US Times)

Users of the TASCAM DR-10 series can now view record levels in real time when the record function is engaged, as the meters are now active during audio capture. In addition, users fond of the dual recording feature – which allows for the automatic recording of a second “safety track” at a lower gain setting than the main track – will now be able to select between a -12db and -6db delta.

TASCAM, the professional audio division of TEAC, today announced more enhanced functionality for their popular DR series of portable recorders with the availability of a Version 2.0 Firmware Update.

Designed for videography and newsgathering tasks, the DR-10 series of miniature digital recorders include the DR-10X (with integrated XLR connector), the DR-10SG (with integrated shotgun mic) and the DR-10L/LW (with lavalier mic).

In addition to various system enhancements and performance improvements, the Version 2.0 Firmware release adds three new recording and monitoring capabilities to each of these pixie-sized powerhouses.

These include:
1. Real-time level meters during recording
2. An additional level setting in dual record mode
2. MP3 as a recording format.

Users can now view record levels in real time when the record function is engaged, as the meters are active during audio capture.

In addition, users fond of the dual recording feature – which allows for the automatic recording of a second “safety track” at a lower gain setting than the main track – will now be able to select between a -12db and -6db delta.

Also on the list of new features is the ability to record directly to MP3, as well as multiple WAV formats. By recording to MP3, users will be able to record for days on end with a single MicroSD card, which can be a lifesaver on remote shoots or when gathering content at tradeshows and events.

This new firmware for the DR-10X, DR-10SG, DR-10L and DR-10LW is available now as a free download at www.tascam.com.

The TASCAM DR-10 series of miniature portable recorders is popular with videographers and new gathering agencies in the field

We have not yet tried the new version of the TASCAM DR-10, but will provide a comprehensive review shortly. Stay tuned.

About TASCAM

From the manufacturer:  “TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces a comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the professional audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Mexico and Latin America.”

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