Mighty Little Recorder
Okay, Not really often I am. As the rating shows. Blown away. This little gem has stolen my idea that I need to go back to analog. I will to some point. But this little squirt of a Recorder has won me over.
Chassis made of Aluminum, this substantial quality, though not heavy, ticks off all the boxes for me. Yet to be tested are my favorite Condenser Microphones, but as a field recorder, and run and gun recorder for video. This is the one. Great sounding relatively quiet Preamplifiers, I like what this recorder is doing. Also good enough for my in Project Studio work.
Sound is rich and full. Has allot of moxey on the recording especially the bottom end. Most detailed, hmm, close, but I have other machines that spoil the heck out of me there. But still this is quite good. Nice Midrange, smooth highs.
I will be hearing some very amazing recordings coming up. Will be using the high resolution to see what the fuss is about. I have been using 44.1 and 48khz, plenty happy so far.
Okay, got the feel, nice substantial feel. Controls are great and easy to follow. The Headphone control is annoyingly tedious to use. The Record level would be better if it was dual ganged at the control. Menus are excellent, and grouped per category. Unlike the confusion on the DR-70D.
Display is really easy to read. Bright enough at least for me outdoors too. Mics are my only little bit of a complaint, and is true on most recorders. Use your own if you can. The Mics are okay, nothing to write home about especially the Omni directional. You don't have to spend allot to beat these mics either which is also very nice, and if you do use a nice mic setup, the preamplifiers are up to the task.
Would this be the one to buy if you needed the best recorder in the Tascam lineup, or say Zoom. I think it is good value for money especially when you get a great price on top. I really think you can do worse. But this player when used well, will be great.