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4-track PCM Recorder for DSLR Video Production



Four XLR Inputs and a Stereo Mic for Versatile Audio Production


The DR-70D from TASCAM is the ultimate audio recording solution for filmmakers. Four balanced XLR mic inputs meet the requirements of production sound, from professional users to indie DSLR shooters. The compact format can be mounted either above or below a camera, and a pair of built-in microphones can capture sound on-set. The interface is designed for quick adjustment, with additional features to keep recording levels under control.

Four XLR mic inputs with phantom power are included on the DR-70D, enough to cover busy scenes. The High-Quality HDDA(High Definition Discrete Architecture) Mic Preamps  include 64dB of gain for quiet performances, and all four inputs have individual gain controls. Each input has a limiter and low cut filter available for controlling volume. Also included is Dual Recording mode, which records a safety copy of your audio at a lower level to prevent distorted takes. Quality components like 5532 op amps are used throughout for the clearest audio possible.


Tracks on the DR-70D are captured to SD card, SDHC or SDXC media – up to 128GB cards are supported. The recorder has tripod mounts on the top and bottom of the unit, allowing it to be mounted on a camera, a follow-focus cage, or used standalone. Other production friendly features include a slate tone, low-noise buttons, a powerful headphone output, and standard AA battery power.


Uniquely designed for the needs of filmmakers, television producers, advertisers, and documentarians, the DR-70D packs multitrack recording into a package compact enough to use with any camera.


Features at a glance

Supports SD/SDHC/SDXC cards

Maximum number of tracks recorded simultaneously: (4)


Recording formats: 16/24-bit, 44.1k/48k/96k Hz (WAV/BWF)

TASCAM HDDA microphone preamps provide legendary audio performance

Input levels can be adjusted independently

XLR/TRS inputs support +4dBu line level and phantom power (24V/48V)

Supports mics requiring plug-in power, and mics with high output (1-2)

CAMERA OUT jack enables audio mixed on the DR-70D to be output to the camera

CAMERA IN jack allows the DSLR camera audio to be monitored through the DR-70D

High-quality audio output through the line output jack that is independent of the headphones jack

Headphone jack with 20mW+20mW maximum output

Tripod mounting threads (bottom), camera screw attachment and a shoe mount that can be attached and removed with a coin (top)

Handles on the front left and right sides protect the screen and can be used to attach a shoulder strap

Transport and SLATE buttons are made of rubber to prevent handling noise during use

HOLD switch prevents accidental operation

128x64-pixel graphic LCD with backlight

High-speed transfer of files to a computer using USB 2.0

Micro-B USB cable included

Operates on (4) AA batteries, with an optional AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P515U) or USB cable provided with the unit (USB bus power).

BP-6AA external battery pack (sold separately) makes operation for even longer times possible

RC-3F footswitch or RC-10 wired remote control (both sold separately) for remote control

Built-in mixer can be used to adjust Pan and Level to mix output of (4) channels

Low-cut filter with five settings (40/80/120/180/220 Hz) to be used to reduce unwanted air-conditioning noise and other low-frequency sounds

Limiter function can automatically adjust excessive input levels (stereo-linking possible for 1/L and 2/R)

Delay function to adjust for distances between mics (+/‚àí150 ms)

Mid-side decoding function enables the use of mid-side stereo mics

Slate tone functions (automatic/manual)

Selectable slate tone insertion points (recording start or recording start and finish when using the automatic slate function)

Playback can be skipped to the slate tone insert position using the DATA dial

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 (second file at between ‚àí1 dB and ‚àí12 dB)

Can start a new file automatically when a maximum file size is reached to continue recording

Track incrementing function allows a file to be split by creating a new file during recording when desired

Resume function remembers the playback position when the unit is turned off

Spec description

Recording media

SDHC card (4GB to 32GB), SDXC card(48GB to 128GB) High speed cards required.                      See the Tested Media List on the DR-70D DOWNLOADS page.

Recording format 
WAV44.1k/48k/96k Hz, 16/24-bit
BWF44.1k/48k/96k Hz, 16/24-bit
Number of channels4-channel (stereo 2, mono 4)
Analog audio input 
1/L, 2/R, 3/L, 4/R connectors 
ConnectorXLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD) / 1/4" (6.3mm)TRS standard jack
Input impedance2k ohms
Phantom power48V 4V (10mA/CH), 24V 4V (10mA/CH)
Maximum input level0dBu
Minimum input level72dBu
MIC input gainTRIM MAX
HI + PLUS+63dB
Set to "LINE" 
Input impedance10k ohms or more
Standard input level+4dBu
Maximum input level+20dBu
1/2 connector 
Connector1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack  (this connector can be supplied plug-in power)
Input impedance10k ohms
Maximum input level+10dBV
Minimum input level50dBV
MIC input gainTRIM MAX
HI + PLUS+38dB
CAMERA IN connector 
Connector1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack
Input impedance10k ohms
Standard input level10dBV
Maximum input level+6dBV
Analog audio output 
LINE OUT connector 
Connector(1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack
Output impedance200 ohms
Standard output level10dBV
Maximum output level+6dBV
CAMERA OUT connector 
Connector1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack
Output impedance200 ohms
Standard output level40dBV
Maximum output level24dBV
PHONES connector 
Connector1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini jack
Maximum output level20mW + 20mW
ConnectorMicro-B type
FormatUSB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
Connector2.5mm TRS jack
Computer compatibility
OSWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
CPUPentium 300MHz or more
RAM128MB or more
USBrecommended: USB2.0
OSMac 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), OS X Mavericks(10.9)
CPUPower PC, iMac, G3, G4 266MHz or more
RAM64MB or more
USBrecommended: USB2.0

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