Bundled by B&H for your convenience, this Tascam DR-701D Kit bundles together a four-channel, six-track multitrack field recorder with a compatible, durable carrying case.
The included DR-701D field recorder is suitable for filmmaking, TV, VR, and web-broadcast recording. It offers four combination XLR-1/4" inputs and two onboard omnidirectional microphones. The DR-701D allows you to route audio to and from DSLR cameras, all while recording audio and affording you the possibility to monitor with headphones.
The included carrying case is a Porta Brace AR-DR701D, made to fit the aforementioned recorded as well as wireless microphones. It offers a padded, yet semi-rigid frame.
For a full list of tested cameras and the most current firmware, please visit manufacturer's website.
Tascam DR-701D 4-Channel / 6-Track Multitrack Field Recorder with Onboard Omni Microphones
For filmmaking, television, audio-for-VR, and web broadcast applications where you want to record direct sound, ambience, and your real-time mix, the Tascam DR-701D multitrack field recorder is an ideal companion for your DSLR. Capture up to four tracks of high-resolution audio from external sources and the onboard omnidirectional microphones plus a stereo mix, route audio to and from your camera, and conveniently monitor through headphones. With versatile mounting possibilities, timecode support, and tight camera sync via HDMI I/O, the DR-701D integrates seamlessly into your video production setup.
Versatile powering methods and remote-control options make the DR-701D ideal for location recording and extended video shoots. Its four balanced XLR-1/4" combo inputs handle mic- or line-level signals (even +4 dBu from high-end sound mixers) and can independently supply phantom power. A 3.5mm mic/line input with selectable plug-in power is provided for situations that require you to record a lavalier microphone or the output of a wireless receiver. Utilize settings such as stereo safety track recording, automatic level control, limiting, and low-cut filtering to achieve a clean, undistorted recording. Thanks to its available Ambisonics A-/B-format recording with real-time stereo monitoring, the DR-701D is ready to produce audio for your next AR or VR project.
For a full list of tested cameras and the most current firmware, please visit manufacturer's website.
Simultaneous 6-Track Recording
Using the built-in mixer, four tracks and their stereo mix can be simultaneously recorded at up to 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution. Alternatively, record two channels at 192 kHz for truly detailed stereo capture.
Onboard Omnidirectional Microphones
The DR-701D's two onboard condenser microphones empower you to capture stereo sound without external mics. The omnidirectional mics respond to sound from all directions and are permanently spaced apart in an A/B configuration, yielding a broad, sphere-like pickup pattern. Use them in combination with a shotgun, handheld, or lav mic to record direct sound and ambience at the same time.
Four XLR-1/4" Mic/Line Inputs with Independent Phantom Power
Four locking XLR-1/4" TRS combo jacks support mic level and +4 dBu line level, allowing you to record external microphones or balanced outputs from a professional multichannel mixer. With individually switchable phantom power (24V or 48V) and up to 64 dB of gain, the low-noise HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps can serve a variety of microphones such as dynamic, ribbon, or condenser types.
3.5mm Mic/Line Input with Plug-In Power
For maximum intelligibility and optimal vocal tone, recordists often prefer to use lavalier microphones that can be attached to their subject's clothing. The DR-701D's 3.5mm mini-jack input is designed for precisely that situation; clip a lav mic (available separately) to the talent, then plug it into the 3.5mm input on the DR-701D. Knowing that many lav mics require a small amount of voltage called plug-in power, Tascam offers a selectable setting to supply plug-in power to the 3.5mm input. If you need to record the output of a wireless microphone receiver or an audio mixer, the 3.5mm input can accommodate it because it supports line-level signal and handles a maximum input level of +10 dBV.
3.5mm Camera, Line, and Headphone Outputs
The DR-701D boasts three 3.5mm outputs for simultaneous hookup to your camera, a secondary recorder, and headphones. The headphone output offers a dedicated volume control next to the jack, while levels for the camera and line outputs can be changed in the menu system. Plus, the side-panel 3.5mm camera input is ideal for simple monitoring of playback from your camera.
Supports SDXC Cards up to 128GB
To maximize compactness and portability, the DR-701D records directly to media cards (available separately). It supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC cards (up to 128GB capacity) for long recording times in standard or high resolution. With an 8GB card, the DR-701D can record in stereo for over 12.5 hours at 16-bit / 44.1 kHz using the uncompressed, BWF-compliant WAV format.
Ambisonics Support for VR Audio
Version 2.00 firmware brings support for Ambisonics recording by enabling encoding both A and B formats and providing a real-time stereo monitor mix of B-format content. Additional features specialized for Ambisonics audio production include AmbiX and FuMa B formats, simultaneous 4-channel gain control, and selectable Ambisonics mic positioning.
HDMI I/O for Tight Camera Synchronization
The HDMI I/O ports allow the DR-701D's internal clock and your camera to be digitally synchronized. Even when shooting long events, the video files recorded by the camera and audio files recorded by the DR-701D will not drift out of sync.
Simply pressing the record button on your compatible camera sends a trigger to the DR-701D to start audio recording. Unlike other systems that force you to press record on both devices, the HDMI start system prevents missed takes, syncs the two recording starts together, and makes single-operator shoots much easier.
Timecode Generator and Input
The built-in SMPTE generator allows your camera and DR-701D to store the same location reference. Several options are available to integrate SMPTE timecode into your camera system. The BNC timecode input can follow a source signal, or can be jam-synced a few times per day for independent freewheel operation.
Cameras that send timecode through their HDMI output can be followed by the DR-701D's timecode input. Alternatively, the internal generator can be started without an external reference for a simple time-of-day stamp on recorded BWF files.
Powered via AA Batteries, USB, or AC Adapter
Using four AA alkaline batteries (available separately), you can power the DR-701D for up to 3.75 hours of stereo recording time at 16-bit / 48 kHz resolution with the onboard mics. For long-duration sessions that require extended recording time, the DR-701D may be powered via a USB connection to a computer, mobile battery, or optional BP-6AA battery pack, or through the Tascam PS-P515U AC adapter (available separately).
Ideal for Tripod- or Camera-Mounted Use
With a lightweight and solid magnesium alloy chassis, the DR-701D can be placed between a DSLR camera and a tripod, or mounted to a cage or follow-focus rig. A tripod socket is on the bottom of the unit, and a removable tripod bracket is mounted on the top. Remove the tripod bracket to access the integrated hot shoe. Also, handles on the front left and right sides protect the screen, and permit the attachment of a shoulder belt. All batteries can be replaced without removing the DR-701D from the camera or tripod/rig.
In the likely event that you need to use the transport and slate buttons while shooting, you don't need to worry about picking up clicks in the recording. The DR-701D's soft-touch rubber keys are designed for quiet operation to eliminate handling noise.
Stereo Safety Track Recording
Filmmakers and videographers often experience sudden audio volume spikes during filming. An actor could suddenly scream, or a documentary subject could do almost anything. The DR-701D has a dual-recording mode that captures a copy of your take (from a selectable mono or stereo input) up to 12 dB lower (adjustable in -1 dB increments) as a safety track in case of sudden distortion.
Enhance the sonic impact of your audio with the DR-701D's built-in mixer. Each input features adjustable panning, level, limiting, polarity, and up to 300ms of delay. A multiband limiter is employed to affect only the frequency ranges that have excessive input signal levels. Mitigate wind noise and low-frequency rumble by selecting the low-cut filter, which can be set at 50, 80, 120, 180, or 220 Hz.
Tone Generator for Synchronizing Files
An internal tone generator makes it easy to synchronize files recorded on the DR-701D and your camera. When the DR-701D is connected to a camera, the adjustable slate tone may be sent to the camera and recorded to the DR-701D. The resulting tones can be used as guides when synchronizing the files in video editing software. Generate slate tones automatically at the head (or head and tail) of each clip, or manually via the slate button. Playback can be skipped to the slate tone insert position using the data dial.
Supports External Remote Control
Hand- or foot-operated remote control is possible via the RC-3F footswitch or RC-10 wired remote (both available separately); start/stop recording, make marks, increment tracks, and more without having to touch the DR-701D.
Angled 128 x 64 pixel graphic LCD with backlight for easy viewing
Simple, efficient file transfer via USB 2.0 connection to a computer
Asahi Kasei A/D converters and low-noise Texas Instruments OPA1652 opamps
High-precision TCXO (temperature-compensated crystal oscillator) and PLL (phase-locked loop) with a discrete filter reduce jitter and clock errors
Adjustable delay function eliminates time lags caused by differences in the distances of two sets of inputs from the sound source
Hold switch prevents accidental operation
MS decoding function allows proper stereo monitoring of a mid-side mic configuration
Cascade multiple DR-701D recorders via HDMI for unified record start/stop control from one master unit
Automatically creates a new file when the maximum file size is reached
Resume function retains the last stop point even when the DR-701D is powered off/on
Up to 99 marks (locate points) per track
Track incrementing function allows a recording to be split by creating a new file when desired
File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date
The first six characters of the file name for recording can be set freely
PortaBrace AR-DR701D Carrying Case for Tascam DR701D & DR70D Audio Recorders
The Porta BraceAR-DR701D is a padded carry case designed to protect and house your Tascam DR701D or DR70D audio recorder when you're working in the field. You'll also find room for your wireless mics. With a padded yet semi-rigid frame, your recorder will be held in place as you record. The abrasion-resistant Cordura construction provides a sturdy exterior shell against the elements.
The case sports an easy-access lid for your cable openings, batteries, dials, and switches, while clear vinyl windows let you monitor the controls when you're done adjusting them. A shoulder strap is provided.
Tascam DR-701D 4-Channel / 6-Track Multitrack Field Recorder with Onboard Omni Microphones Specs
SD (64 MB to 2 GB) SDHC (4 GB to 32 GB) SDXC (48 GB to 128 GB)
Audio File Formats
WAV: 44.1 / 48 / 96 / 192 kHz
16 / 24-Bit
Delay, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit: 1 Hr 34 Mins per GB (Stereo) WAV 48 kHz/16-Bit: 1 Hr 27 Mins per GB (Stereo) WAV 96 kHz/16-Bit: 43 Mins per GB (Stereo) WAV 192 kHz/16-Bit: 22 Mins per GB (Stereo) WAV 44.1 kHz/24-Bit: 1 Hr 3 Mins per GB (Stereo) WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit: 58 Mins per GB (Stereo) WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit: 29 Mins per GB (Stereo) WAV 192 kHz/24-Bit: 14 Mins per GB (Stereo)
4 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Female Balanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Mic Input 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Camera Input 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Camera Output 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output 1 x 2.5 mm TRS Female Remote Input
1 x HDMI Type-A Input 1 x HDMI Type-A Cascade/Timecode/Video Output
+24 / 48 V ± 4 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Phantom Power Current
10 mA per Channel
1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
Line Inputs, Line Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1 dB (At 48 kHz, JEITA) 20 Hz to 40 kHz +0.5/-1 dB (At 96 kHz, JEITA) 20 Hz to 80 kHz +0.5/-5 dB (At 192 kHz, JEITA)
Balanced Inputs: +20 dB to +64 dB Unbalanced Inputs: +3 dB to +38 dB
Max Input Level
Mic Inputs: +4 dBu Line Inputs: +24 dBu 1/8" Inputs: +10 dBV Camera Inputs: +6 dBV
Max Output Level
Camera Outputs, Line Outputs: +6 dBV
Headphone Output Power
50 mW per Channel
Mic Inputs: 2 Kilohms Line Inputs: ≥10 Kilohms 1/8" / 3.5 mm Inputs: 10 Kilohms Camera Outputs: 200 Ohms Line Outputs: 200 Ohms
Limiter and Auto-gain question. Overall: how are you setting gain for live (amplified) music events?Yesterday I tested Auto-gain and limiter controls (had been only setting gain manually before). I found the auto-gain really poor. Peak light goes on a lot, results sounded distorted, more background noise than before, and audience noise (using an XY condensor) seemed even louder while loud solos sounded muted. Does anyone succesfully use Auto-gain in this unit? Does it work better on other devices (like the Sound Design Pre series)?I had better luck with the limiters with good sounding results. What seems to work was to turn on the limiters and turn gain from maybe halfway on the knobs to about 3/4 - so compressing dynamics somewhat. So question: how are people using limiters? And how do you choose the gain level to set when using limiters?Thank you for any advice!
Asked by: Eric
In a live musical setting, it is best to operate in manual, and use the limiter if need be. The limiter is a peak limiter, and will engage once the signal is ready to clip. Auto-gain is designed for speech environments and will not work well for live events. Adjusting gain on the input entirely depends on the input source level. There is no predefined setting. Ultimately, you want to have enough headroom to avoid distortion and limiter if at all possible.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Has anyone been able to get a $k signal in via ...
Has anyone been able to get a $k signal in via HDMI, and output that same 4k signal with the audio from the Tascam out to a recorder? I'm looking to confirm that this works? I'm trying to make sure that I'll be able to connect an A7MKIII to the 701d, have all of my mics into the 701d, and then send the audio and video of all of these devices to a ninja 5 or shogun inferno inferno, which would be in 4k.
Asked by: Felix
The HDMI goes from the camera out into the HDMI 701D input. You can connect your monitor to the HDMI output from the 701D. Then the 3.5mm audio out from the 701D goes to the camera external mic input. Then the audio out can be routed back out of the camera 3.5mm into the 701D input for headphone monitoring.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-08-06
can anyone verify if "HDMI Time code and record ...
can anyone verify if "HDMI Time code and record trigger at 4K HDMI resolution" as Richard noted in the review section? He said it was only working at 1080p
Asked by: jacob
It only supports 1080. This was a great product for its price when I bought it it a few years ago, but I wouldn't recommend it now, especially if you want to work in 4k. Check out newer offerings from Sound Devices
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2021-07-16
Not sure what this is called, but if I'm recording a 2 person interview, is it possible to have 2 microphones attached to 2 XLR inputs on the DR-701D, but record 2 different audio levels on 2 different channels for each microphone, so that I can switch (in post) between the different levels if one channel goes in the red???
Asked by: Ken F.
Yes - gain may be set independently for each of the XLR mic inputs.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Has anyone tried using this recorder with a Atoms Recorder (Shogun)?Are there any issues with using the HDMI feature while recording in 4k to a Shogun?How can you connect this to a Shogun/A7s so all three start recording when using the camera record button?
Asked by: Akshay S.
I tested it (1080p) and Tascam 701d (firmware 1.03) works with Atomos Shogun (firmware 6.51). Start/Stop Trigger works fine. Only the recorded audio by Atomos Shogun is bad. The sound is not to be used: audio dips/distorts.
Answered by: Ramn G.
Date published: 2018-08-26
I have a Canon EOS 6D MarkII, I have problem ...
I have a Canon EOS 6D MarkII, I have problem making work the start/stop trigger, Does this Canon supports the Tascam DR-701D? Anybody can help with this problem, please?
Asked by: Ezequiel
Unfortunately, Tascam does not list the Canon EOS 6D MKII as being supported for trigger start/stop through the HDMI connection.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-02-25
Does the Tascam 701d also work/function as a usb ...
Does the Tascam 701d also work/function as a usb computer audio interface?
Asked by: Peter Alexander
This unit is only for recording and playback. The USB function will ony transfer filed to and from your computer that have already been recorded. Not in real time, as an interface.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-11-02
Will this unit work with the new Canon 1Dx Mark ll ?
Asked by: Denton C.
The Tascam 701D will work with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.