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Using Magic Lantern => Hardware and Accessories => Topic started by: PressureFM on February 12, 2015, 08:56:17 PM

Title: TASCAM DR-60D mkII DSLR Audio Recorder
Post by: PressureFM on February 12, 2015, 08:56:17 PM
If anyone is looking to improve their audio solution with their DSLR, the TASCAM DR-60D mkII is on Massdrop (https://www.massdrop.com/buy/tascam-dr-60d-dslr-recorder?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Personalization%20Email%2020150211%20%28Old%29&utm_campaign=Product%20Announcement%202015-02-11%20ol&mode=guest_open) right now for $164.99 (MSRP $249.99).

Might be interesting for some of you :)
Title: Re: TASCAM DR-60D mkII DSLR Audio Recorder
Post by: Kharak on February 13, 2015, 02:36:42 AM
Been looking at it before!

I'd like to own one, but friend of mine has the first edition and don't think it will be a problem to borrow it!

I was really impressed with the quality of the sound! 96hz on NTG2, was walking around with headphones and a boom recording sound of my own feet, sounded like something straight out of a hollywood film.
Title: Re: TASCAM DR-60D mkII DSLR Audio Recorder
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on February 13, 2015, 04:21:39 AM
Would this be any better than BeachTek DXA_SLR Mini (http://www.markertek.com/product/btek-dxa-slrmini/beachtek-dxa-slr-mini-mini-plug-adapter-controller?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&cvsfa=3786&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=4254454b2d4458412d534c524d494e49&utm_source=google&utm_term=Product_Target&utm_campaign=Shopping+Pro+Video&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=y2yBNvea|pcrid|44343870620|pkw||pmt||pdv|c|&gclid=CIXWmb-Q3sMCFc9ffgodOIIAhABeachTek DXA_SLR)?
Title: Re: TASCAM DR-60D mkII DSLR Audio Recorder
Post by: PressureFM on February 13, 2015, 10:20:01 AM
They don't compare, the Beachtek doesn't even have XLR/Phantom inputs, has much worse S/N rating etc.
Title: Re: TASCAM DR-60D mkII DSLR Audio Recorder
Post by: PressureFM on February 18, 2015, 09:24:23 PM
You can also grab the Zoom H5 Portable Recorder (https://www.massdrop.com/buy/zoom-h5-portable-recorder?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Personalization%20Email%2020150218%20%28Old%29&utm_campaign=Product%20Announcement%202015-02-18%20ol&mode=guest_open) now for $229.99 (MSRP $337).

And yes, this one is also much better than the Beachtek ;)

3 days left on the TASCAM DR-60D mkII DSLR Audio Recorder and 9 days left on the Zoom H5.
Title: Re: TASCAM DR-60D mkII DSLR Audio Recorder
Post by: DeafEyeJedi on February 18, 2015, 11:09:46 PM
Yeah figured so lol thanks for sharing @PressureFM
Title: Re: TASCAM DR-60D mkII DSLR Audio Recorder
Post by: emphram on February 27, 2015, 02:52:22 AM
I own a Tascam DR-05 and I'll tell you that I love it, although some times I´m not 100% sure what I'm doing with it. I'd love to own this one, but unfortunately I have taxes to pay in a couple of of weeks.
Title: Re: TASCAM DR-60D mkII DSLR Audio Recorder
Post by: ibrahim on March 03, 2015, 12:18:32 PM
I've been using Tascam Dr-60d MKii for a few months now. It is one of the best field recorders out there. If not the best professional field recorder to record high quality neat audio (free from hiss) for those on budget.
Title: Re: TASCAM DR-60D mkII DSLR Audio Recorder
Post by: jose_ugs on March 04, 2015, 05:52:04 PM
@ibrahim, do you know if the pre's on this one are better, compared to the original DR?
I have the original and sometimes it's a problem with a NTG2 and sounds that are far away or close to you, but low in dB.
Title: Re: TASCAM DR-60D mkII DSLR Audio Recorder
Post by: ibrahim on April 02, 2015, 04:38:35 PM
@ibrahim, do you know if the pre's on this one are better, compared to the original DR?
I have the original and sometimes it's a problem with a NTG2 and sounds that are far away or close to you, but low in dB.

I don't really know but I chose dr-60d mkii after a 4-5 months research. The only downside of it are two things:
1) The short battery life, especially with Phantom power used. I solved this problem solved using an external power bus (from anker) using 9V.
2) The headphone output has some noise which gives the impression that there is noise in the recorded sound, which isn't the case.

Despite the fact the the broadcasting quality can be recorded it is always best to analyze the audio on softwares such as Audition to "filter away" any unwanted sound. I rarely use this since I've used the tascam.