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TASCAM DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder

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TASCAM DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder
Key Features
  • News Gathering, Interviews, Weddings
  • For Handheld Dynamic Microphones
  • For Battery-Powered Condenser Mics
  • Limiter & Auto-Level Prevent Distortion
With the Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder attached directly to your preferred microphone, you can record full-resolution dialog and speech while skipping the trouble of long cable runs and avoiding the confusion of configuring a wireless microphone system. Whether you use a handheld dynamic mic or a battery-powered condenser (both available separately), the lightweight DR-10X can be discreetly affixed to the mic without weighing it down. Thanks to its small, low-profile design, the DR-10X is ideal for news gathering, interviews, weddings, and vlogs where the audio equipment needs to stay out of sight.
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TASCAM DR-10X Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Inconspicuous and Capable
  • 3Works with Dynamic Mics or Battery-Powered Condensers
  • 4Volume-Adjustable 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • 5Dual Recording Creates a Safety Track at a Lower Level
  • 6Automatic File Closing Saves File Data upon Power Loss
  • 7Automatic Gain and Limiter Inhibit Distortion
  • 8Supports microSD/microSDHC Cards
  • 9Operates up to 10 Hours Continuously
  • 10Compact and Lightweight Body
  • 11Record Switch Design Prevents Accidental Use
  • 12WAV and MP3 Formats
  • 13Additional Features

With the Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder attached directly to your preferred microphone, you can record full-resolution dialog and speech while skipping the trouble of long cable runs and avoiding the confusion of configuring a wireless microphone system. Whether you use a handheld dynamic mic or a battery-powered condenser (both available separately), the lightweight DR-10X can be discreetly affixed to the mic without weighing it down. Thanks to its small, low-profile design, the DR-10X is ideal for news gathering, interviews, weddings, and vlogs where the audio equipment needs to stay out of sight.

Run-and-gun videographers will appreciate its ultra-compact form factor and power-up-and-record workflow for time-sensitive shoots. There's no need to select inputs, arm tracks, or choose channel modes. Connect the DR-10X to your microphone, start recording, and let it roll for the rest of the day. A single AAA battery will keep it running for up to 10 hours, so all-day gigs won't be a problem. Power the DR-10X via USB if you need indefinite operating time for sessions that continue on into the night. Worried about clipping? Don't be. The DR-10X's limiter and auto-level functions work to prevent overloading, while the dual-recording feature makes a safety track at a lower level, just in case.

Inconspicuous and Capable
The lightweight DR-10X easily attaches to a handheld microphone for the ideal compact news gathering recording system. A captive XLR connector keeps the DR-10X firmly connected to your microphone, capturing interviews at up to 24-bit / 48 kHz Broadcast WAV resolution. Offload recordings through the micro-USB connection or by removing the microSD card.
Works with Dynamic Mics or Battery-Powered Condensers
Designed for plug-on connection to an XLR-equipped microphone, the DR-10X requires no cables for operation and features a locking mechanism that ensures a secure, stable fit. Since no phantom power is supplied by the DR-10X, it is perfect for use with handheld dynamic mics or battery-powered shotgun condenser mics mounted on a camera or boompole.
Volume-Adjustable 3.5mm Headphone Output
Connect headphones to the 3.5mm mini-jack output for simple monitoring of file playback or input while recording. The volume is adjustable via side-panel buttons.
Dual Recording Creates a Safety Track at a Lower Level
Knowing that filmmakers and videographers often experience sudden audio volume jumps during filming, the DR-10X has several features to prevent distorted audio, and the most secure is dual recording. This feature captures a copy of your signal at a lower level (-6 dB or -12 dB), as a safety track in case of distortion.
Automatic File Closing Saves File Data upon Power Loss
You can always monitor the battery level on the easy-to-read OLED display. If the battery runs out in the middle of a recording, the unit will automatically save the file before turning off so your take isn't lost. The case is designed so that the batteries can be changed quickly without detaching the recorder from your microphone.
Automatic Gain and Limiter Inhibit Distortion
If the input sound level is too low or too high, an automatic gain control function can increase or decrease the recording volume to an appropriate level. Additionally, the limiter prevents distortion caused by sudden input overloads. These functions save you from worrying about input levels in situations when there is no second chance.
Supports microSD/microSDHC Cards
The DR-10X is compatible with microSD cards (up to 2GB capacity) and microSDHC cards (up to 32GB capacity). Record in WAV format for uncompressed audio quality, or use MP3 format for extended recording time on your media card. A 2GB card will yield over four hours of mono recording time at 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution.
Operates up to 10 Hours Continuously
A single alkaline AAA battery (available separately) will provide up to 10 hours of recording time at 24-bit / 28 kHz resolution. The DR-10X can be operated on disposable lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries, or via USB bus power.
Compact and Lightweight Body
The DR-10X has been designed to be small, light, and unobtrusive. Perfect for news correspondents, documentary subjects, or wedding hosts, the DR-10X won't come between you and the perfect shot. Plus, since it weighs just 2.4 ounces with a battery (available separately), your subject will forget it's even there.
Record Switch Design Prevents Accidental Use
The recording switch uses a sliding mechanism to prevent accidental use. In addition, the hold function can prevent recording from being stopped by unintentional contact with a button.
WAV and MP3 Formats
The DR-10X has a built-in clock and supports recording to BWF format, which has time information for improved searching, editing, and software compatibility. In addition to WAV and BWF format files, recording and playback of MP3 files is supported.
Additional Features
  • Creates mono or poly WAV files
  • Adjustable recording level
  • Low-cut filter reduces rumble
  • Time track incrementing function can create new files at regular intervals (about every 15 minutes) during recording
  • Easy-to-read OLED display
  • Micro-USB port enables easy data exchange with computers
UPC: 043774031283

TASCAM DR-10X Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks1
Maximum Sampling Rate48 kHz / 24-Bit
MicrophoneNone
Built-In SpeakerNo
DisplayOLED
Memory Card SupportmicroSD (64 MB to 2 GB)
microSDHC (4 to 32 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Recording
Audio File FormatsBWF, MP3, WAV
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depth16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates128 to 192 kb/s (Record)
32 to 320 kb/s (Playback)
Signal Processing & FXAuto Gain, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode SupportNo
Recording TimeWAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
2 Hrs 4 Mins per GB (Mono)
Connectivity
Analog I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/ONone
Phantom PowerNone
Plug-In PowerNo
Host Connection1 x Micro-USB (2.0)
Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 22 kHz +1/-2 dB
Gain/Trim Range+29 dB to +45 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
-31 dBu
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
≥10 Kilohms
SNRMic Inputs:
≥80 dB
Power
Power OptionsBatteries or USB Bus Power
Battery Type1 x AAA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery LifeWAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
10 Hours (Alkaline, Mono, without Headphones)
8 Hours (NiMH, Mono, without Headphones)
15.5 Hours (Lithium, Mono, without Headphones)
Physical
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions2 x 3.7 x 1.1" / 52 x 94.4 x 28 mm
Weight2.4 oz / 68.3 g (with Batteries)
2 oz / 56.3 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.8 x 4.6 x 2.2"

TASCAM DR-10X Reviews

This is It

By Jack
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-09

I started a running podcast that is recorded while we run lot of huffing and puffing I also use this to make just surprise interviews honestly one of the best set ups I have had in awhile portable and reliable.

awesome little recorder

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

Game Changer for wedding videographers needing a quick tap into a audio system

Great for mobile shoots

By Patricia
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-16

I love this little guy. Instead of carrying around a wireless rig or running cables everywhere and hooking up a field mixer, I can throw these on lav mics and my boom mic and sync it up later with Plural Eyes. It works like a charm. Great sound quality. My only wish is that they had a clip on the back but not a dealbreaker.

A great, reliable alternative to wireless

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-27

I've been looking for something like this for a long time. I don't trust wireless mics when I'm not able to monitor the audio so I record interview audio on a digital audio recorder and sync it to the video later in editing. The trouble is the recorder I've been using is kind of bulky and requires microphone adapters that can come loose. The Tascam DR-10X is very small and the XLR connection to the mic feels secure. The audio quality is great and there's no danger of accidentally turning off the recording. In fact, the on/off switch can be a little difficult to operate if you don't have long fingernails. My only suggestion for improvement would be to built the device out of metal instead of plastic. I would pay more for it, and I'm sure others would too.

Fantastic Sound/ease of use

By Blake
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-24

This little device is perfect for interviews and portable recording. The sound is amazing and with the built in limiter it makes your vocals snap. I was very surprised with the high level audio quality! This thing is very easy to use. If you can operate an ipod you can do this no problem!

So many flaws.

By Chris
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-09

Ive used this little recorder for over a year with the most mixed results of any piece of gear I own.  Sometimes, the sound I get out of this is beautiful.  And sometimes, its downright awful.  Let me break down the several ways this device falls short. 1)  There is no way to manually adjust the amplitude of the signal being recorded.  Theres a mic gain  option with four settings:  EXT (presumably, no gain) / LOW / MED / HI.  If you plug into a system where the output is peaking, and you have this recorder set to EXT, then too bad, your audio is going to suck unless you can direct the sound guy to lower the signal.  I was using this recorder to get a clean audio recording of a multitude of political events, most of which did not employ a professional sound technician.  While its absolutely their fault that the audio was often way too hot, the fact that I couldnt manually reduce the recording level on this device was *very* annoying. 2)  The meter is nearly impossible to get a good read on.  First off, the meter disappears as soon as you start recording.  How useful is that?  Secondly, theres no db range given, so you cant tell where -12 db is, where 0 db is, or whether or not its peaking.  All the meter really shows you is that you do, in fact, have an audio signal.  If the meter used the typical green/yellow/red color system to at least give you a general idea, that would be helpful--but it doesnt.  If you have full control over the output that feeds this little recorder, then it may very well work wonders for you.  But if you dont, understand that this recorder lacks many manual settings that would help ensure that you get a good signal level, regardless of whats happening on the other end.

Just buy it!!

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-03

Super easy setup. It's a must for anyone doing run and gun interviews. Great sound quality and I love the backup track that records at a quieter level. It was saved me a few times already.

A good solution.

By Bill
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-19

I will use this with my Osmo Pocket. The way the Osmo is designed, an external mic cannot be used when using the transmitter. This allows me to have an external mic and then synch the two in post.

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