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TASCAM DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone (Black)

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TASCAM DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone (Black)
Key Features
  • Videography, Interviews, Weddings, Vlogs
  • Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
  • Limiter & Auto-Level Prevent Distortion
  • Records Broadcast WAV with Safety Track
With the black Tascam DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier 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 the included omnidirectional lavalier mic or connect your preferred lav to the Sennheiser-compatible mic input, the entire setup can be discreetly affixed to your sound source. Just over 2 x 2 inches (and only 1-inch deep), the DR-10L is ideal for videography, interviews, weddings, vlogs, and lectures where the audio equipment needs to stay out of sight.
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TASCAM DR-10L Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Inconspicuous and Capable
  • 3Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
  • 4Locking 3.5mm Mic Input Jack
  • 5Volume Adjustable 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • 6Dual Recording Creates a Safety Track at a Lower Level
  • 7Automatic File Closing Saves File Data upon Power Loss
  • 8Automatic Gain and Limiter Inhibit Distortion
  • 9Supports microSD/microSDHC Cards
  • 10Operates up to 10 Hours Continuously
  • 11Compact and Lightweight Body
  • 12Record Switch Design Prevents Accidental Use
  • 13WAV and MP3 Formats
  • 14Additional Features

With the black Tascam DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier 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 the included omnidirectional lavalier mic or connect your preferred lav to the Sennheiser-compatible mic input, the entire setup can be discreetly affixed to your sound source. Just over 2 x 2 inches (and only 1-inch deep), the DR-10L is ideal for videography, interviews, weddings, vlogs, and lectures where the audio equipment needs to stay out of sight.

Run-and-gun filmmakers 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. Clip the DR-10L to a belt, or stash it in a pocket, 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-10L via USB if you need indefinite operating time for sessions that continue on into the night. Worried about clipping? Don't be. The DR-10L'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
Building on the success of the DR-10X and the DR-10SG, the DR-10L marries the industry-standard TASCAM portable mini-recorder with a high-performance lavalier microphone. Easy to use and easy to wear, the DR-10L can become your secret agent for better audio capture.
Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
The included lavalier microphone features a mic clip for stable attachment to your sound source. Its omnidirectional polar pattern ensures that audio will be picked up from all directions, reducing inconsistencies caused by head movements and changes in mic position.
Locking 3.5mm Mic Input Jack
The locking 3.5mm mic input jack not only works with the included lav mic, but also provides a secure connection point for most Sennheiser lavalier mics and mics wired to the Sennheiser standard. A 2V mic bias can be activated via the DR-10L's menu system for mics that require plug-in power.
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-10L 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 removing the recorder from its belt clip.
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-10L 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-10L can be operated on disposable lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries, or via USB bus power.
Compact and Lightweight Body
The DR-10L has been designed to be small, light, and easy to conceal. Perfect for on-camera talent, documentary subjects, or entire wedding parties, the DR-10L can easily be hidden away so that nothing comes between you and the perfect shot. Weighing just 2.2 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-10L 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, 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
  • Includes belt clip, windscreen, USB cable, and custom case
UPC: 043774032716

TASCAM DR-10L Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks1
Maximum Sampling Rate48 kHz / 24-Bit
MicrophoneInterchangeable Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier
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 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/ONone
Phantom PowerNone
Plug-In PowerYes, 2 V
Host Connection1 x Micro-USB (2.0)
Performance
Frequency Response20 Hz to 22 kHz +1/-2 dB
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
+14 to +38 dB
Max Input LevelInputs:
-15 dBu (Low Gain)
-55 dBu (High Gain)
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
33 Kilohms (Plug-In Power Off)
2 Kilohms (Plug-In Power On)
SNRHeadphone Outputs:
≥88 dB
Microphone Sensitivity-42 dBV/Pa
Microphone Max SPL115 dB SPL
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)
9.5 Hours (Alkaline, Mono, Plug-In Power On, without Headphones)
8 Hours (NiMH, Mono, without Headphones)
7.5 Hours (NiMH, Mono, Plug-In Power On, without Headphones)
15.5 Hours (Lithium, Mono, without Headphones)
14.5 Hours (Lithium, Mono, Plug-In Power On, without Headphones)
Physical
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions2 x 2.2 x 1" / 52 x 55.6 x 24.4 mm
Weight2.2 oz / 63 g (with Batteries)
1.8 oz / 51 g (without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.8 x 4.6 x 2.2"

TASCAM DR-10L Reviews

Good recorder

By Ross
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-12

I own several of these and so far they haven't let me down. Good audio in a tiny, very light recorder. The mic is quality and solid. I really like the dual audio record feature (Simultaneous high/low gain tracks). Terrific battery life. My only complaint is the small display that dims right after you press record (batt save feature) but makes it hard to double check that unit is truly recording.

A Wedding Filmmakers MUST.

By Tucker
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-14

I will never shoot another wedding without at least one of these. I bought the white version, as I already have a black lav mic, and it's nice to have the white lav as an option (especially weddings). I don't necessarily mic my brides, and this system helps that habit even more. The last wedding I shot, my Rode Wireless Go on the officiant lost connectivity somehow leaving me with only 1 DR-10L on the groom... to my surprise, the audio from all three (bride, groom, officiant) is all usable. I don't recommend doing this intentionally, but their auto leveling system absolutely saved me. I know it's not exciting to spend money on audio gear, but 200ish bucks is really NOTHING for how useful this thing can be. With a bit of creativity, this thing can be used for SO MANY scenarios in so many ways.

Small price for a great backup device

By Garrett
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-07

This little recorder is worth every penny. The mic a quality mic unlike most other inexpensive recorders. With the daul level recording it really can be a life saver.

Worth the purchase

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

If you want to take your audio to the next level, you'll want to mic the bride and/or groom who is wearing white.

Must have

By Hugh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

Great standalone audio recorder. Really good audio quality

Better Than Wireless

By Ralph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

This is much more efficient and reliable than wireless lavalier mic set ups. The price is great. Good sound quality

Handy & Dandy

By Edmund
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

I got a bit sick of wireless because (at least my units) are a bit persnickety so I decided to grab one of these. Although I haven't used it in a real world situation I have tested it and the sound is very clear and well balanced. It's also super light. You can place it in a pocket, on a belt... and you won't even notice it. I didn't like the fact that it is white at first but it's actually a great because it blends in with (the grooms) white shirt. For my purpose the available recording modes work just fine.

Get the Right Micro SD Card

By Richard
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

The DR-10L works with specific micro SD cards! Google search for this PDF that explains what cards work: TASCAM DR-10C / DR-10X / DR-10L / DR-10SG Tested media List microSD/SDHC Card The same slider operates the power and record function. Take time to learn what appears on the tiny LED screen for each. Power on looks normal, but the record function isn't that straightforward (in my experience). I thought it was recording once when in fact, it wasn't. You need to engage the function and wait for the counter to start to confirm it is recording. Because this system is standalone - you cannot monitor the audio quality while recording. For some audiophiles, that's a major problem. So if audio quality is critical, I'd go with a wired or wireless system capable of being monitored. I work alone, so anything that saves time and hassle is a winner. But as mentioned, I enjoy those benefits at a cost - the price is a slight tinge of anxiety that I cannot listen to while recording.

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