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21/03/2016

TASCAM Unveils Multi-Track Recorder

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TASCAM has unveiled the DR-680 MKII portable multi-track recorder. It enables up to eight tracks to be recorded in a number of locations and environments, and records up to 192 kHz resolution.

Building on the success of the original DR-680, the DR-680MKII features a dual recording function which allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels. This is suitable for recording subjects at different distances or volumes. It has six mic inputs, providing phantom power and a digital SPDIF input, HDDA (High Definition Discrete Architecture) mic preamps ensure high quality recorded audio.

The DR-680MKII records in WAV and MP3 formats, but the unit is also able to record in BWF format, storing the recording start times in the metadata. Using BWF in conjunction with WAV formats, the DR-680MKII can create two tracks at 192 kHz and 24-bit resolution for audiophile-quality masters. Simultaneous recording of up to eight tracks at 96kHz/24-bit is also possible. Up to four channels can be recorded in MP3 format, allowing efficient control of file sizes when recording for long sessions.

Using the built-in mixer, inputs can be monitored with individual level and pan controls for each input. In addition to SD and SDHC, users can record media to SDXC cards.

The unit also comes with a built-in folding stand for table top use and a shoulder strap, as well as extended operation time on batteries.

The DR-680MKII is now available in the UK and is priced at £559 (including VAT).

www.tascam.co.uk

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