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Tascam DR-70D

Code: DR-70D
  • £249.00
  • Free UK Delivery
    (Free Delivery Over £99)
  • RRP £299.00
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Compact, professional-grade audio recorder designed to be used in combination with a DSLR camera
Uses an SD/SDHC/SDXC card as recording medium (up to 128 GB)
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 at 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit, linear PCM (WAV format)
Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) supported as WAV recording format

What Tascam say...



The DR-70D is a compact audio recorder that allows the aspiring DSLR user to create audio recordings in very high quality in parallel to their film or video shots. The recorder can be mounted directly between a tripod and the camera or on top of the camera, resulting in a compact package.



With its two built-in microphones, the DR-70D is instantly ready for use in standard situations. In addition, it provides four XLR/TRS combo jacks which can be used to record four channels of audio with excellent sound quality using professional microphones. Thanks to a camera output the recorder’s stereo signal can be recorded also on the camera to ease subsequent editing of the material in combination with the slate tone function of the recorder. On the other hand you can use the camera input to monitor the audio of the camera using the recorder.



Features of the DR-70D include overload-resistant, great-sounding preamps with switchable low-cut filter and limiter, handling of microphone signals in mid/side format, 24- or 48-volts phantom power for condenser mics, as well as many common and not so common functions that facilitate capturing, monitoring and subsequent processing of the audio tracks.



Two built-in microphones

The two omnidirectional microphones allow you to easily record natural stereo sound with just this unit. Used together with small shotgun mics, you can even record audio from people speaking in an interview and the ambient sound at the same time (on different tracks), for example, with a compact set up.



4 XLR/TRS combo jacks allow a wide range of setups

The four-channel design enables use of two shotgun mics and the stereo mic to record ambiance and each speaker individually. Since channels 1 and 2 can be set to the stereo input and channels 3 and 4 can be set to the built-in mic, a large variety of microphone setups is possible.


  • MONO/DUAL MONO mode: This is best for recording the audio of a single performer.

  • STEREO/DUAL STEREO mode: This is best for recording with the built-in microphone or a stereo mic.

  • 2MIX/DUAL 2MIX mode: This creates stereo files of the signals of multiple inputs that have been mixed.



Built-in mixer with 4 inputs and 2 outputs

The mixer can take a total of 4 channels from among the four XLR inputs that support phantom power, the stereo mini-jack input and the built-in stereo mic. In addition to adjust pan and input level, this unit also offers a limiter, a five-setting low-cut filter and a delay that can compensate for distances between mics. Moreover, a mid-side decoding function allows the use of two microphones in mid-side configuration.



High audio quality through HDDA microphone preamps

Mic preamps, which receive and amplify microphone input signals, have a large impact on the quality of the recorded audio material. The DR-70D uses Tascam original HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) microphone preamps that we created through careful selection of parts. For example, we chose the NE5532 for the operational amplifier, which has a strong effect on audio quality. With a mic amp circuit that uses discrete architecture comprised of meticulously-chosen parts, we have achieved an equivalent input noise of -120 dBu.



The A/D converter that converts analogue signals to digital is made by Cirrus Logic and is equivalent to those used in our successful DR series of linear PCM recorders. Recording at resolutions up to 96 kHz/24 bit is supported.



Compact and tough design

The designer of the DR-70D focused on making the unit small so that it does not interfere with camera-work when it is attached to a camera support system or stabilizer. The unit has tripod screw threads on the bottom side and a removable camera attachment screw on its top. A hot shoe mount is also included so you can attach the recorder in the way most convenient for you by placing it between a tripod and the camera or on top of the camera with a hot shoe.



  • Stand adapter (¼ inch) on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod

  • DSLR bracket for easy camera attachment and removal

  • Hot shoe mount (accessible when not using the DSLR bracket)

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



Camera input and output

The DR-70D has a camera input jack that can be used to monitor the audio from the DSLR camera. By using this with the DR-70D monitor selection function, you can efficiently monitor the audio from not only the DR-70D but also from the DSLR camera.



The camera output jack is designed to output the mixed audio to the camera so that the same audio can be recorded by the DR-70D and the camera. Since the input level varies by camera maker and there are usually few adjustments related to volume on DSLR cameras, this unit has an output volume dial that can be used to make adjustments.



Slate tone generator for easy alignment with video files

The built-in generator can produce slate tones that can be used as references when aligning audio and video. In addition to being able to produce slate tones when recording starts or when it starts and stops, the SLATE button can be used to add slate tones at any desired point.



  • Automatic insertion: Choose from inserting a slate tone at the beginning of recording or at both the beginning and end of recording

  • Manual insertion: Press the SLATE button to produce a tone.





Features at a Glance


  • Compact, professional-grade audio recorder designed to be used in combination with a DSLR camera

  • Uses an SD/SDHC/SDXC card as recording medium (up to 128 GB)

  • High-quality recording inputs through Tascam original High Definition Discrete Architecture (HDDA) microphone preamps

  • NE5532 operational amplifiers for even higher audio performance (also used on DA-3000)

  • 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 1–4

  • 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

  • Two built-in omnidirectional microphones

  • Four XLR/TRS combo inputs can provide phantom power (+24V/+48V)

  • +24 dBu maximum input level (20 dB headroom)

  • Additional unbalanced input for channels 1 and 2 (stereo mini jack) supports mics that require plug-in power, allowing the input of video mics and other high-output mics

  • Switchable low-cut filter conveniently reduces low-frequency noise (40/80/120/180/220 Hz)

  • Switchable limiter to prevent clipping

  • Audio can be output to a DSLR camera for recording

  • 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 of video files when editing

  • A new file can be created during recording

  • Selectable delay to eliminate time lags caused by differences in the distances of two input sources

  • QUICK button allows easy access to various functions

  • Slate tones can also be used 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)

  • Dedicated remote control jack for use with RC-10 and RC-3F (sold separately)

  • Hold switch to prevent accidental operation

  • Low-noise buttons

  • 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

  • Hot shoe mount (accessible when not using the DSLR bracket)

  • 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 optional AC adapter (Tascam PS-P520E), optional external battery pack (Tascam BP-6AA) or USB bus power

Coronavirus Update

Our chosen courier, DPD is currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.

Mainland UK Delivery Services

  • Next Working Day - Free for orders over £99, £8.95 otherwise (DPD, Next Working Day)
  • Standard - Free for orders over £99, £4.95 otherwise (DPD, 1-3 Working Days)

Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.

Courier Tracking

Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.

For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order. 

Delivery Charges

Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £99. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.

Delivery Couriers

We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:

  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most items will be shipped by DPD. Note: all items in your order must be in stock for all of your order to be dispatched on the same day.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most smaller items will be shipped by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most very large or heavy items such as pianos are delivered by TNT, or by our in-house delivery service. Orders shipped by TNT are usually on a next working day service, whereas items using our in-house delivery service may take longer. Note: Delivery to non-ground-floor addresses without a suitable lift will cost extra.
  • Europe: Most orders will be shipped by DPD International. Delivery times and charges depend on your location - these charges will be displayed in the order basket.

Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.

Delivery Areas & European Shipping

Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.

Returns

Coronavirus Update

There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.

Replacement process for items damaged in transit or faulty

It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item does get damaged on it's way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.

Returning an undamaged item

You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.

Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.

Faulty items under guarantee

The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.

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