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Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder

You Pay: $199.99
Product Highlights
  • Records Up to 4 Channels Simultaneously
  • Screw-On DSLR Camera and Mount to Tripod
  • Operates on 4 AA Batteries
  • Up to 24-bit, 96 kHz PCM Recording
  • Two XLR/TRS Combo Mic/Line Jacks
  • Switchable 24V and 48V Phantom Power
  • Accessible Front Panel Controls
  • Mic Preamps for Each Input
  • Records to SD or SDHC Cards
  • Transfer Audio to Computer via USB Port

The DR-60D from Tascam is a professional linear PCM recorder that allows you to capture up to four simultaneous channels of audio and store your recordings to SD or SDHC memory cards. Designed for recording high-quality audio for DSLR video applications, the DR-60D mounts to a tripod and allows you to screw your DSLR camera into the top of the recorder.

The DR-60D is capable of recording at 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz sample rates and at bit depths of 16- and 24-bit. Channels 1 and 2 are equipped with XLR/TRS combo jacks that can accept either mic or line level signals. These inputs can be used to connect microphones, audio playback devices and other gear. Each of the combo jack inputs are capable of supplying either 24V or 48V phantom power and each can be set independently of one another. They are also each equipped with peak indicator lights for monitoring your input levels as you record, as well as with discrete microphone preamps for independent gain control over microphones connected to these inputs.

In addition, the DR-60D is equipped with a 3.5mm stereo input that feeds into channels 3 and 4. It can be used to connect gear such as stereo microphones or external stereo audio equipment that terminates using a 3.5mm mini plug. It is capable of supplying plug-in power to video mics and other high output mics that require it. The 3.5mm input is equipped with one gain control knob that controls the input level to both channels 3 and 4 and it also has a peak indicator light.

Beyond these features, the DR-60D offers a variety of other functions that lend themselves to improved efficiency and convenience. Operating on four AA batteries, the DR-60D can record for up to 5 hours using Ni-MH batteries. Battery life can be extended to 12 hours by adding the optional BP-6AA battery pack. Also, the unit can be powered by a computer via the USB port. This can be useful to conserve battery life while transferring recordings off an SD card to your computer's hard drive. The DR-60D also features auto tone and slate tone functions to help you synchronize your recordings to video during editing. Auto tones can be added to the beginning and ending of the recording and a button can be pressed to add a slate tone to the audio at any time. These tones are also output to the 3.5mm camera out jack so they can be recorded to your DSLR camera's audio recorder for timing reference.

Dual "safety track" record mode automatically provide a back-up safety track in case the initial levels where set too high and clips were encountered. The safety track can be set to record at -6dB to -12dB lower than the initial take
Preamp gain and other important features can be easily accessed by physical controls on the front panel, instead of by hard-to-navigate, software-style menus
Limiter, high-pass filter (40/80/120Hz) and delay functions on each channel
Records 4 external inputs in two pairs as two stereo audio files
Tripod mounting threads on bottom of recorder and DSLR screw attachment that allows attachment and removal with a coin
Remote jack for use with optional RC-10 wired remote or RC-3F footswitch
Pre-recording function allows unit to record two seconds of sound prior to recording actually being activated
Hold switch to prevent accidental adjustments
Handles on both sides and can attach to a shoulder belt
Camera in jack for monitoring DSLR recorder output
Mid-side decoding
Recording Media SD card (64 MB - 2 GB)
SDHC card (4 GB - 32 GB)
File System WAV: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit
BWF (Broadcast Wave Format): 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit
Number of Channels 4 channels (stereo x 2)
Input Connectors 2x XLR/TRS combo jacks (channels 1, 2)
1x stereo 3.5 mm mini jack (channels 3, 4)
1x stereo 3.5 mm mini jack (CAMERA IN)
1x 2.5 mm TRS jack (REMOTE)
Output Connectors 1x stereo 3.5 mm mini jack (CAMERA OUT)
1x stereo 3.5 mm mini jack (PHONES)
1x stereo 3.5 mm mini jack (LINE OUT)
Phantom Power 24V, 48V (channels 1, 2)
Plug-in power (channels 3, 4)
Distortion .02% or less
S/N Ratio 92 db or more
Equivalent Input Noise -120 dBu or more
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0.5/-2 dB)
USB USB Mini-B Type (USB 2.0)
Computer Compatibility Windows: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Pentium 300 MHz or faster, 128 MB or more memory, USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.2 or later and Power PC, iMac, G3, G4, 266 MHz or faster, 64 MB or more memory, USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
(Intel chipset recommended)
Power Four AA batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH)
USB bus power supplied from a computer
AC adaptor (TASCAM PS-P515U, sold separately)
External battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA, sold separately)
Power Consumption 5.4 W (max)
Battery Operating Time Recording 2-channel, 44.1 kHz. 16-bit WAV files:
About 2 hrs, 30 min (Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA), MIC + 48V)
About 4 hrs, 30 min (Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA), MIC, no phantom power)
About 3 hrs, 15 min (Ni-MH batteries (eneloop), MIC + 48V)
About 5 hrs (Ni-MH batteries (eneloop), MIC, no phantom power)
About 3 hrs, 45 min (Ni-MH batteries (eneloop pro), MIC + 48V)
About 6 hrs (Ni-MH batteries (eneloop pro), MIC, no phantom power)
About 5 hrs, 30 min (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA), MIC + 48V)
About 10 hrs, 30 min (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA), MIC, no phantom power)
About 7 hrs, 30 min (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Ni-MH batteries (eneloop), MIC + 48V)
About 12 hrs (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Ni-MH batteries (eneloop), MIC, no phantom power)
About 9 hrs, 30 min (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Ni-MH batteries (eneloop pro), MIC + 48V)
About 14 hrs, 30 min (optional BP-6AA battery pack, Ni-MH batteries (eneloop pro), MIC, no phantom power)
Dimensions 5.24 x 3.67 x 3.07" (133 x 93.2 78 mm)
Weight 18 oz (510 g)
Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    TascamDR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder
     
    4.5

    (based on 160 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (94)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (118)
    • Lightweight (91)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (89)
    • Improves performance (82)
    • Well built / quality (78)

    Cons

    • Flimsy design (16)
    • Poor interface (9)
    • Heavy (7)
    • Eats batteries (3)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting indoors (66)
    • Shooting outdoors (64)
    • Travel (40)
    • Upgrade (30)
    • Home movies (22)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (88), Tech savvy (61), Aspiring film maker (41), Technically challenged (4)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good design, good sound, camera mounting

    I have a zoom H4 already but mounting of the zoom recorder on 5D MKIII is not so good. Using Tascam DR-60D you can mount this right at bottom of your camera or...Read complete review

    I have a zoom H4 already but mounting of the zoom recorder on 5D MKIII is not so good. Using Tascam DR-60D you can mount this right at bottom of your camera or with a camera plate. Moreover, it is 4 channel recording and adjustment of audio level on board/not like Zoom H6. It also has some remarkable function as follow:Pros1. record 4 channels into 2 seperate files2. 40Hz, 80Hz or 120Hz low cut (better perfermance in compare to zoom H4)3. audio delay setting, if needed.4. monitor seperate channel5. audio gain on output to camera or line output6. use USB chager7. slate function for sync.8. can use for multicam outputCons1. no microphone or speaker built in2. 3-4 input not use XLR3. size as big as camera4. comsume battery faster in compare with Zoom H4Finally, it is a good looking professional device and by mounting it with your DSLR it made it look more professional. Many "likes" on facebook picture.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NOT FOR PROS!

    I have 14 years of experience in audio production. I got the DR-60D to compliment one of my DSLR cams for better audio capture. I have long been a TASCAM fan and figured...Read complete review

    I have 14 years of experience in audio production. I got the DR-60D to compliment one of my DSLR cams for better audio capture. I have long been a TASCAM fan and figured that this model was going to be a great little gadget for the price.

    As soon as I got this product, I put it through a pretty extensive test. First, I used a pair of Neumann TLM 103 mics and recorded some speech, some music played on a classical guitar, and some silence of course. Right away I discovered two huge problems:

    1. About every second or so, there were very quiet but notable artifacts inserted into the recordings. The sound resembled creaking of a leather chair. It was very consistent and always the same. Through the headphones, these artifacts would only be audible live once the recording has started, and then of course on the captured audio as well. I find this absolutely unacceptable for any kind of professional or even semi-professional work. Of course, it could be just my copy of the product, but that's TASCAM's problem, not their customers'.

    2. I compared the recorded material captured by the DR-60D to an earlier recording I had made with exactly the same mic setup, but using M-Audio's Profire 2626 audio interface. The difference was stunning. Tascam's recording lacked quite substantially in the lower range (and no the low-cut was not on), and the overall quality was very noticeably worse. This made me conclude that the DR-60D's preamps are significantly sub-par even to some of Tascam's very own other products in the same price range. For example, I used to use Tascam's US-122 USB interface to capture field audio using a laptop. I don't know about the current improved US-122MKII version, but the original US-122 had preamps that are far superior to those of the DR-60D, and for less than half the price. I'm a long time fan of TASCAM (or was until now), and frankly I'm puzzled by the low performance of the DR-60D's preamps. It almost makes me think they were engineered by interns as a side project - the sound quality is on such an amateur level that you'd think this was bought in a toy section at Target.

    But wait, after this initial test I proceeded to make some recordings using a lavaliere mic, just because I knew I'd be using it a lot for capturing speech while filming interviews with DSLRs. I used an Audio-Technica AT831 mic for this test. Well… I don't know what TASCAM's problem is, but the difference in quality was now four times worse compared to my previous test. Don't get me wrong, AT831 is not the fanciest lavaliere out there, but I've gotten some pretty decent audio with this mic using other pieces of equipment. Coupled with the DR-60D though, the resulting audio recording is unusable. The most noticeable defect is that even with the recording volume knob turned all the way up, and the gain level set to high in the menus (and the VU meters going crazy - more about that later), the levels on the recorded material are still far too low. Plus, the sound quality was now so bad that even my iPhone's mic sounds better in comparison!

    Now, concerning the noise floor: when I was monitoring my test recording through the headphones, the noise was pretty thick. When the gain level is selected to medium or high in the menu, it is not only visible on the VU meter, but it's so high that it's scary. But, to my big surprise, when I listened to and analyzed the recording on the computer, the noise was substantially less pronounced, although there was still some high-pitched hiss that was there. The hiss level was pretty low though (more present in Ch-1 than Ch-2 though), and if it weren't for the unit's other problems, I would have probably kept it.

    I did not test channels 3/4.

    Other less substantial, but still very annoying problems:

    1. The VU meter is ridiculously inaccurate. As mentioned earlier, it seems to be showing the noise that you hear live in the headphones, but that's not there in the recording. It is also deceiving and takes some getting used to in order to set the recording volume to the optimum level.

    2. Every time the phantom power is switched on for each channel, there is an "Are you sure?" message that appears on the screen that has to be dismissed, thus requiring extra action from the engineer and unnecessarily consuming his attention.

    I assume the above two annoyances could be resolved with a firmware update down the road, and so they aren't as critical.

    Concerning other users' comments I've seen regarding the unit's lack of built-in microphones. I actually consider that to be a plus, because in my experience built-in mics in all these portable recorders are always a disappointment. Keep in mind that the mics are always going to be cheap in a unit of this price range, and they will always pick up the noise produced by the unit's circuitry and operation. This is not the same about the preamps though, because as I mentioned earlier, I've owned products for less $$ than this one and that produced far better results.

    Needless to say, I'm returning the TASCAM DR-60D back to B&H first thing Monday morning. It's too bad, because like I said, until now I was a TASCAM fan. I actually do like the design and the feel of this product, but the bottom line is - the preamps are trash. Coupled with the artifacts that show up on the recording, this product is absolutely unusable for any kind of serious work. If you're an existing user and like this product - that's great, but I would strongly urge you to make some comparison recordings using other gear. You might just be as stunned as I was!

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    4.0

    Does the job well

    By Justin

    from New York, NY

    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Interface With Camcorder
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Menus Are A Bit Confusing

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Indoors
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Travel

    Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

    I mount this under my 5D miii, i really like the easy volume control and ability to monitor the camera or the recorder. there is some hiss on the camera feed but it's not bad. I think I can get a better cable to fix that. I'm using the camera audio just as a reference to sync. the ability to send a slate tone eliminate the annoying need to clap before scenes to sync in post.

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    5.0

    Beware of unbalanced mics.

    By Aaron Gough

    from Toronto, Canada

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

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      Cons

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          Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

          Just got this a few days ago and so far it seems great!

          One thing to be aware of. If you try to connect a mini-jack mic (Like ATR3350 or Rode VideoMic) to channel 1 or 2 using a STEREO 1/8->1/4" adapter it won't work. You're feeding the same signal into both sides of the differential amplifier on the input and the signal cancels itself out.

          To use unbalanced mics on channel 1 or 2 of the DR60D you need to use mono 1/8->1/4" adapters or something like the Rode VXLR adapter.

          Hope this saves others some hassle!

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          5.0

          Audio flexibity!

          By TKTurbo

          from Wilmington, NC

          About Me Video Veteran

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Audio Control
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Batteries

          Best Uses

          • Interviews
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

          Tascam seems to know what I need and answers with great products and the DR-60D is another great example of that. up can record up to 4 channels in any of the sample rates AND route all 4 to your DSLR! I use it to make using my wirseless lav mics easier to manage, using 2 XLR inputs to the Tascam 60D then into my Canaon 60D camera, which doesn't have XLR inputs. The camera mount is indespensible, to say the least. One of the best audio solution packages on the market at a reasonable price point.

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          2.0

          Not great for professional video

          By Gaarangers

          from Ft. Worth, Tx

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Interface With Camcorder
          • Phantom power
          • Xlr 14" 18" Inputs

          Cons

          • Digital Dials
          • Flimsy Design
          • No Performance Improvement
          • Poor Preamps

          Best Uses

          • 1st Preamp And Recorder

          Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

          I am semi-pro videographer and most of my work is run-and-gun. I had high hopes for the DR-60D. I read a lot of reviews and finally decided to pull the trigger and purchase. It was hoping to replace my juicedLink DT414 preamp to add phantom power and recording abilities.
          I tested the DR-60D on my Canon 6D and 70D as a preamp and field recorder. I used it with 2 audio sources: a Sennheiser G3 wireless lav system and a Sennheiser MKE-600 shotgun mic.
          The biggest issue I had with this recorder is the channel adjustment dials are digital. When you are adjusting the levels while recording you can hear a distinct step in the volume. This is a huge disadvantage when using this as your only audio source. Another issue I had, is the preamps don't seem very strong. I had to use both the XLR and 1/8" inputs in mid to high gain which then registered a lot background sound and hiss.

          Maybe this could be a great first audio device if you are coming from recording audio directly from the camera but when comparing it to my current preamp the DR-60D just doesn't cut the cake.

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          5.0

          Perfectly designed

          By Tim

          from Washington DC

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

              It's absolutely perfectly designed to work with a DSLR, and fits right into the workflow and is easy to use.

              The only drawbacks are it only has two XLR inputs, but honestly, if your production has grown beyond that, you're in a different market.

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              5.0

              Flexible Field Recorder for the Price

              By TerryT

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Audio Quality
              • Great Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Battery life

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                I use the DR-60D recorder with my Canon 5D Mark III when recording video. It has flexible audio input/output options including 2 XLR-1/4" Combo Inputs, 1 Stereo 3.5mm Input, and a Camera Out, Headphone Out & Line Out. Presently, I am using it with a Rode VideoMic and a Sennheiser EW122PG3-A wireless lavalier microphone system. Works great. Make sure you carry extra set of batteries for long recording sessions.

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                5.0

                Tascam did it again!

                By Erasmo Damian

                from Oklahoma City, OK.

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Interviews
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Short-films

                  Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                  I use it to do interviews for a program and I love the sound. It is easy to use and the price makes me feel like a got a big discount.

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                  5.0

                  The DR-60D: Outstanding for the price!

                  By Richkid

                  from NYC, NY

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Indoors
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                    I am an independent music and film producer. I love this Tascam DR-60D for it's reliability, quality and great sound recording options. It's a big bang for the buck!
                    My only complaint is that the knobs are just that, there are no real "pots" on the recorder. Other than that, I am extremely satisfied.

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Darrel

                    from Chico ca.

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Interface With Camcorder
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Indoors
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                      This recorder works great just what I needed for recording from my Canon 60D

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                      5.0

                      Excelant

                      By BK-Designs

                      from Jacksonville Fl

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                          Excelant Product

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                          5.0

                          Great for the price!

                          By Tyler

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Upgrade

                          Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                          Great recorder, especially for the price. A little bulky if you're putting it on a bigger camera rig, which I am, but the audio sounds fantastic, so it's absolutely worth the little extra weight.

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                          5.0

                          Very helpful

                          By Techness

                          from Santa cruz, CA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                            I like this because the noise floor is lower than many other units of similar price range. The safety track is great. It is easy to use and makes nice, clean recordings.

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                            5.0

                            gread recorder

                            By Sebastien

                            from NY

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Interface With Camcorder
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                              hey guys i just purchased this tascam and it works great...what is good about it its has the professional look and feel and makes sons recording easy..

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                              4.0

                              Lovely audio, not enough gain

                              By robthevideobloke

                              from Christchurch NZ

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                                  I'm planning to use this with a GH1 as well as stand-alone audio recorder. I've not used the DR60D much yet, but it mostly does what I hoped. Unlike some other users, the unit I received has a very clean noise floor. It's fairly easy to use, with a few minor quirks (I should have read the manual a little more thoroughly.) It offers an impressive array of features (some of which I'll probably never use.)
                                  My only real gripe is there's pretty low gain for the mics I'm using. The two cheaper mics I've tried in the 3.5mm 3/4 input - a Senn Mk300 and an ATR3350 - with the input set to high, and the pots turned right up- give so little gain they are unusable. (Peaking at about -24Db when I'm talking right into them.)
                                  Channel 1 input, set to high, still only just gave a decent level on an SM63 (dynamic mic) with the knobs wound right up. Better on a rode NTG and Senn lav mic, giving good levels with the knob at 12 o'clock (still on the 'high' input setting.)
                                  I'll try a few other mics when I get a chance. (These are among a good selection of mics I have at work.)
                                  It does mean to use it as I'd intended, I'll have to buy some better mics. Not sure that's a bad thing, exactly, but it does make me wonder: what are the "Low" and "Med" input settings for? But it clearly favours hot mics.
                                  On the plus side, I've played with the manual volume control, and while there is a little evident 'stepping' of volume levels it's not going to be too dreadful for my uses/to my ear.
                                  Price is very good. Pre-amps seem solid enough.

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                                  4.0

                                  Issue with the camera out audio

                                  By JSL Studio

                                  from San Jose, CA

                                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Interface With Camcorder

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                                      I have been using a Zoom H4n and needed an additional recorder. This one was packaged with the Red Giant Pluraleyes making it a great buy. There are more knobs than H4n making it easier to get to many controls, but also make it seems more complicate at the beginning. I like the safety track feature. The "camera out" idea is good, but the audio is too low to feed into the camera. Upon researching that, it seems to be a common complain for the Canon 5D. But the audio is fine on a Canon 60D. Line out can feed the camera without issue. I am not much of an audiophile to comment on the quality of the audio. But overall this seems to be a good equipment to pair up with a DSLR.

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                                      4.0

                                      Pelo preço, compre.

                                      By Fred

                                      from SP,Brasil

                                      About Me Film Professional, Technically Challenged

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Interface With Camcorder

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Interface

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Replacement
                                      • Shooting Indoors
                                      • Shooting Outdoors
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                                      A qualidade do produto atende necessidades básicas. Possui vários recursos interessantes, mas não é um produto que possa ser considerado "resistente" e "profissional". É um pouco frágil, grande e desajeitado. Convém não instalar debaixo da câmera... use um extensor ou outro tripé. Vai durar mais...Os ajustes de nivel são incrementais e não lineares, que provoca pequenos saltos no ajuste de nivel. Convem ajustar bem antes de dar o REC, e caso seja necessário algum ajuste, é melhor fazer num intervalo ou numa hora que não tenha ninguem falando.A TASCAM é muito economica nos "ITENS DENTRO DA CAIXA", não vem nada além do equipamento, manual e cabo. Poderia incluir mais itens. Pequenos agrados e acessórios.É um produto que vale a pena, como um segundo equipamento ou backup,ou na falta de recursos para comprar algo melhor.No meu caso, faltou o software RED GIANT, e precisei entrar em contato com a BH. Então verifique antes de sair da loja...

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                                      5.0

                                      Wonderful Tool

                                      By Oarlock

                                      from Palmer Alaska

                                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Quality Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Interview
                                        • Video Dslr Cine
                                        • Voice Music

                                        Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                                        This is simply the perfect recorder for what I do. I am doing corporate profile work with this and a stereo mic all attached to my camera AND then two music quality mics for a great surround type environment. If you are looking for a top quality digital recorder this is the one!

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                                        5.0

                                        works like a champ

                                        By dave

                                        from greensboro, nc

                                        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Quality Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Heavy

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Audio Recording For Video

                                        Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                                        bought it to work with the 5dmIII, but have only used it as a stand alone so far. seems good for voice recording. It's a bit bulky to put on the bottom of a 5d, but i have a shoulder rig that it goes on the back of.

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                                        5.0

                                        Small but powerful

                                        By CaptScurvy

                                        from San Francisco

                                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Quality Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Concerts
                                          • Shooting Indoors
                                          • Shooting Outdoors
                                          • Street Audio
                                          • Upgrade

                                          Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                                          I shoot video with a G-6 and the camera mics picked up everything, front and back. With this unit I can use a lot of my recording mics for audio work and it makes for a big sound and noise improvement. The display does have a narrow vertical viewing angle so you have to be on its level to see clearly. I still learning all the settings but so far it has done everything I have asked of it. I'm happy.

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                                          5.0

                                          Very versatile and high-quality.

                                          By Gabe

                                          from Ames, Iowa

                                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                          • Improves Performance
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Quality Construction

                                          Cons

                                          • Flimsy Design

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Movies
                                          • Shooting Indoors
                                          • Shooting Outdoors
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder:

                                          I use this for both "run-and"gun" video, as well as interview style - and this recorder does it all. Being so lightweight, I can mount it on my shoulder rig and use it either as a pre-amp for the camera, or as a separate recorder.

                                          The build construction is great, pretty lightweight, but probably wouldn't withstand a ton of bashing (not sure how it would get into that position in the first place). Record quality is fantastic, and the buttons and dials - while a bit overwhelming at first - are very smart and solid.

                                          For the price, this thing is definitely the best thing in its class. I used to have an H4N, and that was nothing compared to this beast!

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                                          Batteries & Power

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                                          Required item: Batteries or a Power Supply (not included) are required to power this device.

                                          Tascam -  PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter
                                          • You Pay: $22.00
                                           
                                          Varta -  High-Energy 1.5 V AA E91 Alkaline Battery - 4 Pk
                                          • You Pay: $1.23
                                           

                                          Required item: An Stereo Mini Cable (not included) is required for use with a camera's Stereo Mini Input.

                                          Hosa Technology -  Stereo Mini Angled Male to Stereo Mini Angled Male Cable - 8"
                                          • You Pay: $3.59
                                           

                                          Battery Distribution

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                                          Add additional powering options.

                                          Tascam -  BP-6AA External Battery Pack for Handheld Recorders
                                          • You Pay: $32.63
                                           

                                          Store and read data with the proper media.

                                          Lexar -  4GB SDHC Memory Card Class 4
                                          • You Pay: $5.95
                                           

                                          Headphones

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                                          Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

                                          Senal -  SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
                                          • You Pay: $89.99
                                           
                                          Polsen -  HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
                                          • You Pay: $29.99
                                           

                                          Remote Controls

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                                          Have control at your fingertips with a remote.

                                          Tascam -  RC-10 Wired Remote Control for DR-40 and DR-100mkII
                                          • You Pay: $31.40
                                           

                                          Cases & Protection

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                                          Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

                                          Strut -  STR-DR60D Field Case for Tascam DR-60D
                                          • You Pay: $110.00
                                           
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