At NAB this past week, David Plummer caught up with Jeff Laity of Tascam to chat about a few of company's audio recording products for filmmakers, including the DR-70D, a recorder which mounts to the bottom of your camera system, the DR-680MKII field recorder, and the DR-44WL handheld recorder. Now that we've got all of those catchy product names out of the way, here's David:

All three Tascam recorders in the video are currently available through B&H for prices of $299 for the DR-70D and DR-44WL, and $599 for the DR680MKII. Here are some specs and photos.


Tascam DR-70D Audio Recorder

  • Records 4 Channels Simultaneously
  • Camera & Follow-Focus Cage Mountable
  • BWAV Format for NLE Compatibility
  • Dual Built-In Omnidirectional Mics
  • Dedicated Camera Output
  • Slate Function
  • Dual Record Function
  • Limited & High-Pass Filter
  • Records to SD, SDHC, SDXC Cards
  • Price: $300


Tascam DR-44WL

  • Wi-Fi Enabled Control and File Transfers
  • Stereo XY Condenser Microphone
  • 2x Combo XLR Inputs
  • 4-Track Multitrack Mode
  • 24-bit/96kHz Recording
  • Dual-Level Recording
  • Dual-Format Recording
  • Record to SD Cards
  • Windscreen, Mic Grip, Shoe Mount Adapter
  • microSD Adapter, microSD Card, Case
  • Price: $300


Tascam DR-680MKII

  • 4x Balanced Mic/Line Inputs
  • 6x Unbalanced Outputs
  • Records to SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards
  • HDDA Microphone Preamplifiers
  • WAV, BWF, and MP3 File Format Support
  • COAXIAL Digital Input and Output
  • Cascade Multiple Recorders Together
  • GANG Multiple Tracks Together
  • Supports Lithium Batteries
  • Includes Shoulder Strap
  • Price: $600

All three recorders are currently available and in-stock at B&H, so head over there and check them out if you're interested.

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