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Tascam DR-60MKII DSLR Audio Recorder / Mixer

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Main Features

  • Records 4 Channels Simultaneously
  • Camera & Tripod Mountable
  • Records up to 24-bit/96kHz WAV/BWF Files
  • 2 Combo XLR/TRS & 1 Stereo 1/8" Inputs
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Tascam DR-60MKII DSLR Audio Recorder / Mixer
  • Mini USB Cable
  • 3-Year Warranty

The DR-60D MKII is a compact 4-track audio recorder for dedicated use with a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) or digital single-lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera as a video system. It can be mounted directly to the camera and offers various audio inputs and outputs to allow the recording of high-resolution audio material in parallel to, but separated from the camera and its video data.

The recorder features Tascam original HDDA microphone preamps which are known for high S/N ratio, low input-referred noise and low distortion. Recordings can be made at 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit in WAV or BWF format. In addition to ordinary stereo recording, it is possible to record up to four channels simultaneously which can then be mixed down to a stereo signal. Recording levels can be adjusted independently for inputs 1, 2 and 3–4 and the Dual Recording function allows two files to be recorded in parallel at different levels.

The DR-60D MKII can output high-quality audio to a DSLR/DSLM camera to be recorded there as a reference track, and a camera input enables convenient monitoring of audio sent from a DSLR camera. Mid-side decoding, slate tone functions (automatic/manual), selectable time delay and other functions for convenient recording are also available.

Main Features

Changes since the previous model are marked red

Compact, high-quality audio recorder designed to be used in combination with a DSLR camera
Uses an SD/SDHC card as recording medium
High-quality recording inputs through Tascam original High Definition Discrete Architecture (HDDA) microphone preamps
In addition to ordinary stereo recording, simultaneous recording of up to four channels is possible
Four channels can be mixed down to a stereo signal
Recording levels can be adjusted independently for inputs 1, 2 and 3–4
Dual recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels
Recording at 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, linear PCM (WAV format)
Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) supported as WAV recording format
New, smooth XLR/TRS combo jacks
XLR mic/line inputs can provide phantom power (+24V/+48V)
TRS mic/line inputs support +24 dBu input when used as line inputs
"HI+PLUS" setting allows a maximum input gain of 64 dB
Stereo mini jack input supports mics that require plug-in power, allowing the input of video mics and other high-output mics (+10 dBV maximum input level)
Low-cut filter conveniently reduces low-frequency noise (40 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz)
High-quality audio can be output to a DSLR camera for recording
Two camera outputs with different levels allow audio signal to be sent to a line or mic input of the camera
Camera input enables convenient monitoring of audio from a DSLR camera
Selectable mid-side decoding for use with MS microphone setups
Slate tone functions (automatic/manual) to simplify synchronization with video files when editing
Pre-recording function allows the unit to record the two seconds of sound before recording is activated
Auto recording function to start start and stop recording by input level
A new file can be created during recording (manually or by file size)
Self-timer function to start recording after a set period of time
Jump-back function allows the last several seconds of the currently played file to be replayed again by simply pressing a button
Selectable delay to eliminate time lags caused by differences in the distances of two input sources
QUICK button allows easy access to various functions
Divide function allows files to be split where desired
Mark function convenient for moving to specific locations
Equalizers for playback, and level alignment function to enhance the perceived overall sound pressure
File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date
Resume function to memorize the playback position before the unit is turned off
Line output and headphones output with individual level controls (3.5-mm jack)
128 x 64 pixel LC display with backlight
USB 2.0 port
Stand adapter (¼ inch) on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod
DSLR bracket for easy camera attachment and removal with a coin
Dedicated remote control jack (for use with RC-10 and RC-3F (sold separately))
Hold switch to prevent accidental operation
Handles on the front left and right sides protect the screen and can be used to attach a shoulder belt
Operates on four AA batteries, an AC adaptor (sold separately: TASCAM PS-P515U), external battery pack (sold separately: TASCAM BP-6AA) or USB bus power
Power source switches automatically from external to internal when necessary (with pop-up message on display)

UPC: 043774031023
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy Videographer Great item.
Super fast delivery, thank you!
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Recorder This recorder was purchased for all our productions, it has already proven to be a major tool as we have used it on our latest documentary. it is very easy to use and the audio is fantastic. the price is a important factor for any production company, and Videoguys always provide high end gear that fits our budget. thank you Videoguys.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good value but has some issues Attach to dslr for video.

It chews through batteries you need highest capacity rechargeable or attach a power pack.

Nice it fits between a dslr and a tripod, and let's you record a reference track on the dslr easily.

I'd say the newer one is probably worth the extra 100
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would recommend this unit. This is an ideal unit for a solo operator. That I can mount it between my tripod and DSLR makes life very comfy. Quality is very good and I'm happy!
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this recorder I love this piece of gear. I use it alone for in-field recording for radio and I also use it for recording with a DSLR camera. What I love about this the most is:
A) can use the slate feature to easily sync audio to camera
B) Can record in dual mode to protect yourself from peaking
C) Easy to use with tripod & camera
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent run and gun audio recorder In run & gun video work, connects under Sony 4K camera with Rode Stereovideomic and various condenser mikes needing 48 volt phantom power and silent microphone amps. This unit provides excellent connectivity with almost no noise. Easy to read and manipulate, including the mix or discrete single channels for voice interviews. The ability to accept extra battery power via USB is a godsend and even cheaper 4000mAh mobile phone charger packs provide several hours extra recording time. Using SDHC cards up to 8 Gig means I can work basically all day without fret or worry. I run out of camera power before the Tascam goes dead flat.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent sound, manageable battery life I've been using a Zoom H4n during DSLR video shoots for the last 3 years (borrowed from a friend), and decided it was time to get my own equipment. The two major issues I had to overcome were poor battery life and noisy preamps (lots of hiss from the Zoom).
The Tascam DR-60D MkII has incredibly quiet preamps, allowing the gain to be raised to the point your ears bleed. But without hiss!
Having actual gain knobs (instead of software controls) is great, although the controls don't quite have a linear response. This isn't a problem if you turn the knobs slowly and smoothly.
Battery life isn't fantastic, even with Energizer 2500mAH rechargables - using phantom power, it will give about 1.5 hours of non-stop recording. This is still a massive improvement on the Zoom, though.
The ability to use an external battery pack via USB is great, and coupling a 12,000mAH pack with the Energizers allows the unit to record for about 7 hours straight, using a single phantom-powered shotgun mic.
In terms of form-factor, it's best to bolt this directly to your DSLR rig, as it will auto-slate with your camera (once you've connected your 3.5mm jacks). However since I tend to be on the move, and recording independently of the videographer, I have the recorder strapped to an Airsoft Molle tactical vest, which allows me to attach a number of other utilities to the rig - cables, headphones, water bottles and snacks.
At the end of the day, the preamps are the best feature, and battery life isn't an issue with an external power pack. If I had to buy another recorder, I'd most probably get the DR-70D, but that's only because of its 4x XLR inputs. This unit will serve extremely well in the meantime.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Extremely convenient this field recorder provides great uses, it does as it says records necessary audio as long as it has a microphone connected to one of its inputs. it also sends the audio straight to your camera as long as you have a 3.5mm jack audio cable. I love it.
Date published: 2015-09-06
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