Product Highlights
  • 4 Channels
  • XLR/TRS, 1/8", USB, 1/4" Connection
  • 16 / 24-bit Sample Rate
  • 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz Sample Frequency
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Overview

TASCAM's DR-60DmkII, an update of the award winning DR-60D, is the audio recording solution for on-set filmmakers and videographers. The streamlined design fits perfectly under a DSLR camera rig, without relying on bulky recorders or the limited audio quality of the camera’s microphone in.



The DR-60DmkII is the next generation of 4-track solid-state recording, based on TASCAM’s decades of recording innovation. The upgraded HDDA microphone preamps provide up to 64dB of gain, capturing every nuance of a performance. Up to four channels at a time can be recorded to the internal SD Card, at up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV file resolution. Two of the mic inputs utilize locking XLR connectors with 48V phantom power, the other two use an 1/8” stereo connector for wireless and lavaliere microphones.

A Camera Output sends the mic mix to the camera for later synchronization, and a Camera Input is provided for monitoring playback. An additional headphone out and line out assist the crew during filming. The DR-60DmkII is designed for low-noise operation, including soft touch buttons and dedicated gain controls.

Multiple recording modes are available on the DR-60DmkII. Four-Channel Mode records all four microphone inputs. Dual Recording is an alternate setting, capturing a copy of your audio at a lower level for a distortion-free safety track. Menus and operation are well laid out, owing to decades of innovative recording design.

Reach beyond the limited performance of your camera’s audio to capture the other half of your film. At a cost less than competing preamps, the TASCAM DR-60DmkII is the ultimate 4-track recorder designed for filmmakers, television, live events and web broadcast.

Main Features

High-Quality HDDA(High Definition Discrete Architecture) Mic Preamps

High quality mic preamps are a necessity for high-grade sound. The DR-60D's HDDA mic preamplifirers utilize discrete circuitry and premium parts approved after months of evaluation tests. The HDDA s circuit achieves an incredibly high EIN (-120dBu).

In addition, CIRRUS LOGIC's AD converter (made famous on the DR-40 linear PCM recorder) is installed to ensure high-lineality recording from any input signal.

4 Inputs, 3 Outputs and Simultaneous 4 Track Recording with Mixer Controls Built-In

The DR-60D can record up to 4-tracks simultaneously allowing for various mic set-ups. Inputs 1/L and 2/R can be selected for monaural operation or stereo link operation. There are 3 outputs at one's disposal. A CAMERA OUT for reference track recording to the camera, LINE OUT to run to a mixer, and a Headphone Out for direct monitoring. (In 4CH mode, 1/L and 2/R inputs cannot be selected for monaural operation.)

The DR-60D supplies mixing functionality to all 4 tracks. Adjust PAN, Level, Limiters, HPF (40/80/120Hz) and Delay easily from the user-friendly set-up. TASCAM is well known for having the easiest to use controls in the market. The DR-60D is ready to use right out of the box with its external, non-menu-intensive controls.

Multiple Record Modes (Including Dual "Safety Track" Record Mode) for Self-Tailored Recording

The DR-60D can be tailored further to one's recording needs with the various record modes. Choose between:

MONO/DUAL MONO mode:These modes are ideal for single source shooting STEREO/DUAL STEREO mode:These modes are ideal for shooting with a stereo or mid-side microphone

4CH mode:This mode is ideal for all-around movie shooting. For example, you can record two sources separately plus one stereo microphone all simultaneously.

DUAL MONO and DUAL STEREO mode automatically provide a back-up safety track in case the initial levels where set too high and clips/peaks were encountered. The safety track can be set to record from -6dB to -12dB lower than the initial take.

Soft-Touch Keys to Eliminate Handling Noise and Various Other Features such as the Slate Function were Designed Specifically for DSLR Use

Every aspect of the DR-60D is designed specifically for DSLR Audio for Video Recording. The keys of the unit are designed specifically for quiet operation to eliminate handling noise. The Slate feature is designed to mark tracks easily while in production. The input and output layout is designed for versatile use. Whether the device is used under a camera, on a rig or strapped around a solitary sound engineer, TASCAM's DR-60D will meet all on-site audio production needs.

Convenient Features Ideal for DSLR Shooting

Dedicated CAMERA OUT Provides Simultaneous Recording between DSLR and the DR-60D

The CAMERA OUT connector outputs the sound mixed internally on the DR-60D. This output is equipped with an adjustable level control dial due to the lack of input level control on most DSLR's. This ensures a quality reference track is recorded onto your camera. Everything being recorded to the SD card can be sent to the camera - including slate tones - to make sync easier.

Versatile Slate Tone Generator Provides Easy-Adjustments for On-Site Movie Editing

The internal slate tone generator produces various tones for easy track making and recognition. Slate tones can be generated from 2 operation modes

Automatic:OFF/HEAD(rec start)/HEAD+TAIL(rec start and end) (You can select duration of the slate tone: 0.5/1/2/3 sec)

Manual:Push the SLATE button for tone. (In HOLD, the SLATE button is disabled for mistake prevention.)

Channels 3 & 4 - 3.5mm Input Connector Supports High-Output Video Camera Microphones

The channels 3&4 input connector supports high-level maximum input up to +10dBV and have plug-in power available. Most video camera microphones are high-level output and equipped with a 3.5mm output connector.

510g Light-Weight Body Designed for Rugged Portability

The DR-60D's body was manufactured with very rigid plastic for a durable but lightweight design. TASCAM understands how important weight is to ensure one is getting the right shots and steady camera movement when filmmaking. In adiition to weight, the DR-60D is extremely compact while remaining feature-rich. Only 133mm (5.25") wide, the DR-60D will not interfere with any normal camera operation. Also, all batteries can be replaced without removing the device from the Camera or tripod / rig.

Features at a Glance

  • Record to SD/SDHC card (Up to 32GB)
  • Simultaneously record up to 4 tracks
  • Record Mode:MONO, STEREO, DUAL MONO, DUAL STEREO, 4-CHANNEL
  • Recording format:44.1/48/96kHz 16/24bit (WAV/BWF)
  • TASCAM original HDDA microphone preamps
  • Recording levels can be adjusted independently for the 1/L, 2/R and 3-4 inputs
  • Two XLR/TRS inputs support +4dBu line level input and phantom power (24 or 48VDC on XLRF)
  • Plug-in power and high-output mic input supported on inputs 3-4
  • CAMERA OUT connector for output from the DR-60D's mixer (adjustable gain)
  • CAMERA IN connector for sound monitoring from the camera
  • Independent adjustable LINE OUT and HEADPHONE jacks for high-quality sound output
  • 50mW/ch headphone output
  • Tripod mounting socket (bottom) and DSLR mounting screw attachment (top)
  • Handles protect the screen and can be used to attach a shoulder strap
  • Soft-Touch Rubber Keys for silent operation
  • HOLD switch to prevent accidental operation
  • QUICK button feature for easy access to various functions
  • 128x64 pixel LCD with backlight
  • USB 2.0 connection for high-speed transferring of files
  • Mini USB cable included
  • Operates on 4-AA batteries, an AC adapter (sold separately) or USB bus power
  • Can extend battery life with BP-6AA battery pack (sold separately)
  • Dedicated remote control jack for the wired RC-10 remote control or RC-3F footswitch (both sold separately)
  • Internal mixer: PAN and LEVEL controls
  • Low cut filter(40/80/120Hz)
  • Limiter (1/L and 2/R can be selected for link-operation)
  • Delay function for microphone distance adjustment (up to 150ms)
  • M-S decode function
  • Slate tone generator (AUTO/MANUAL)
  • Selectable duration of slate tone from four positions (0.5/1/2/3 sec, when auto-generated)
  • Selectable slate tone generation. 3 positions: OFF/HEAD/HEAD+TAIL, when auto-generated
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or date
  • Dual-recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels
  • Auto-record function can automatically start and stop recording at set level
  • Pre-recording function allows the unit to record a 2 second sound buffer before recording is activated
  • Self-timer function for solo recording
  • New file starts recording automatically without interruption when maximum file size is reached
  • Track incrementing function allows a recording to be split by creating a new file when desired
  • Jump back and play function
  • Equalizer function for playback, and level alignment function to enhance the perceived overall sound pressure
  • Resume function to memorize the playback position before the unit is turned off
  • MARK function up to 99 points per audio track
  • DIVIDE function

What's Included

  • Tascam DR-60DmkII 4-Channel Portable Recorder for DSLR
  • Mini USB Cable

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Product Specifications

Recording media SD card(64MB to 2GB), SDHC card(4GB to 32GB)
Recording format  
WAV 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
BWF 44.1/48/96kHz, 16/24bit
Number of channels 4-channel (stereo x2)
Analog audio input  
1/L, 2/R connectors  
Connector XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD)/6.3mm(1/4")TRS standard jack
Set to "MIC / MIC+PHANTOM"  
Input impedance 2k ohms
Phantom power 48V +/-4V(10mA/CH) / 24V +/-4V(10mA/CH)
Maximum input level 0dBu
Minimum input level -72dBu
MIC input gain TRIM MAX
LOW +11dB
MID +36dB
HIGH +52dB
HIGH+PLUS +64dB
Set to “LINE”  
Input impedance 10k ohms or more
Standard input level +4dBu
Maximum input level +24dBu
3-4 connector  
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack (this connector can be supplied plug-in power)
Input impedance 10k ohms
Maximum input level +10dBV
Minimum input level -50dBV
MIC input gain TRIM MAX
LOW +3dB
HIGH +26dB
HI + PLUS +38dB
CAMERA IN connector  
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
Input impedance 10k ohms
Standard input level -10dBV
Maximum input level +6dBV
Analog audio output  
CAMERA OUT connector  
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
Output impedance 200 ohms
Standard output level -50dBV
Maximum output level -30dBV
LINE OUT connector  
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
Output impedance 200 ohms
Standard output level -10dBV
Maximum output level +10dBV
PHONES connector  
Connector 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini jack
Maximum output level 50mW + 50mW
USB  
Connector Mini-B type
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
REMOTE  
Connector 2.5mm TRS jack
Power Four AA batteries(Alkaline or NI-MH),
USB bus power,
Dedicated AC adapter(TASCAM PS-P515U, sold separately),
Dedicated external battery pack(TASCAM BP-6AA, sold separately)
Power consumption 5.4W
Continuous operation time 2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit rec
DR-60D  
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA) About 2:30 min (Phantom on)
About 4:30 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop) About 3:15 min (Phantom on)
About 5:00 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop pro) About 3:45 min (Phantom on)
About 6:00 min (Phantom off)
DR-60D+BP-6AA  
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA) About 5:30 min (Phantom on)
About 10:30 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop) About 7:30 min (Phantom on)
About 12:00 min (Phantom off)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop pro) About 9:30 min (Phantom on)
About 14:30 min (Phantom off)
Dimensions 133(W)×93.2(H)×78(D)mm (with the top adapter attached)
Weight 510g (not including batteries)
Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C
Standard accessories USB cable, warranty card, Owner's manual

 

Computer compatibility
Windows
OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
CPU Pentium 300MHz or more
RAM 128MB or more
USB recommended: USB2.0
Macintosh
OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7),
OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
CPU Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 266MHz or more
  64MB or more
USB recommended: USB2.0

 

Audio performance
Frequency response 20-20kHz +0.5/-2dB(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs44.1k/48kHz, JEITA)
20-40kHz +0.5/-3dB(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs96kHz, JEITA)
Distortion 0.02% or less(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT Fs44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
S/N ratio 92dB or more(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT Fs44.1k/48k/96kHz, JEITA)
Equivalent input noise -120dBu or more

 

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