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Lectrosonics MTCR Miniature Bodypack Digital Audio Recorder with M152 Lavalier

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Lectrosonics MTCR Miniature Bodypack Digital Audio Recorder with M152 Lavalier
Key Features
  • For Professional Production Sound
  • Broadcast Wave Format
  • Time Code Jam/Sync from External Source
  • Standard Lectrosonics TA5M Input Jack
The Lectrosonics MTCR is a miniature bodypack digital audio recorder with an M152/5P lavalier mic. Designed to clip directly on your talent, it captures audio with time code in circumstances where a wireless transmitter is impractical but high-quality recording from a lav microphone is essential. This professional recorder is ideal for difficult audio capture in situations such as extreme sports, wedding videography, public events, complicated documentary shoots, or reality shows.
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Does this have a limiter or at least dual-level ...

Does this have a limiter or at least dual-level ability like the far cheaper Tascam DR10L? I see things I like about it but with my talent flying solo out there it would be nice to at least equal the Tascam in reassurance for me.
Asked by: Matt
I know this is an old question, but I wanted to clarify that this recorder has both a limiter and a safety track option. In HD mono mode, there is a limiter that can compress as much as 30 dB of info into the top 5 dB of audio to prevent clipping. In the split gain mode, there is a "safety" track recorded at 18 dB lower than the setting. Even in split gain mode, there is a limiter that will kick in if necessary to prevent the safety track from clipping.
Answered by: Tony
Date published: 2024-01-03

Will this give enough gain to power a DPA 4061 ...

Will this give enough gain to power a DPA 4061 lav? The Tasman DR-10's don't...
Asked by: Daniel
No, the DPA 4061 microphone is not compatible for use with the Lectrosonics MTCR recorder, The DPA 4061 requires 5 to 10V to operate but the Lectrosonics MTCR can only supply 2 to 4V of plug-in power.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-06-14

Can you feed continuous time code from a separate ...

Can you feed continuous time code from a separate Timecode device like an Ambient Lockit? My understanding is the clock in the MTCR is not reliable. I realize this is counter productive in terms of overall package size but I might need more accurate TC on some occasions.
Asked by: Christine
Although the Lectrosonics MTCR Miniature Bodypack Digital Audio Recorder with M152 Lavalier will accept an external timecode jam, it does not appear that a hardwired timecode source will be accepted throughout recording. The timecode function may be similar to a "Free Run" jam scenario. With a Lockit hardwired, you may still have to initiate the "Timecode Jam" function each take if you are unconfident in the device's internal clock.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2023-02-22

Can I use a Sanken COS- 11D mic with a TA5F ...

Can I use a Sanken COS- 11D mic with a TA5F connector on the MTCR?
Asked by: Bill
Yes. This will accept a TA5F COS-11D wired for Lectrosonics.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-02-22
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