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Tascam DR-701D 6-Track Field Recorder

£ 532.99 £ 529.99 1%

Designed specifically as an audio recording solution for DSLR video applications, the DR-701D 6-Track Field Recorder from Tascam features dual built-in omnidirectional microphones and four XLR/TRS inputs with phantom power and is capable of recording up to 6 tracks simultaneously. It supports a variety of mounting configurations, featuring a 1/4"-20 thread on the bottom for tripod mounting, as well as a removable camera or cage system attachment bracket with a 1/4"-20 screw.

The DR-701D features an HDMI input that can be connected to your camera's HDMI output, allowing you to start and stop recording remotely via the camera's record button if your camera sends HDMI signal triggering. If your camera sends timecode via HDMI, the DR-701D will follow it and write it to the recorded file. Your NLE software will then read that embedded timecode to lock sound and picture together in post. Additionally, audio being recorded on the DR-701D can be added to the incoming video and timecode from the HDMI In port and sent from the DR-701D's HDMI Out to an HDMI monitor recorder. The recorder can also lock to SMPTE timecode coming into its BNC connector. 

The DR-701D features a rugged build quality yet weighs less than a pound and a half including the 4 AA batteries that power it. Battery life depends on usage, but with 4 lithium batteries, internal clock, and phantom power on two inputs, the unit is designed to record for over 5 hours at 16-bit/48kHz. The unit can also be powered using the optional PS-P515U AC adapter. Audio is recorded to SD, SDHC, or SDXC cards up to 128 GB and can be recorded at resolutions of up to 24-bit, 192kHz. In addition to the four XLR/TRS inputs, a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack input with optional plug-in power is provided for connecting an external stereo mic.

The recorder also features a camera out mini-jack that allows you to record the output of the DR-701D to your camera to use as a sync reference, and a camera-in mini-jack allows you to playback the camera's audio and monitor from the 3.5mm line out or 3.5mm headphone out jacks.

Note: For a full list of tested cameras and the most current firmware, please visit manufacturer's website.

6 maximum simultaneous recording tracks
SD/SDHC/SDXC cards used for recording media
Recording formats: 16/24-bit, 44.1/48/96/192kHz (WAV/BWF) (192kHz only for two-track recording)
Built-in original TASCAM HDDA mic preamps provide high audio quality
Input levels can be adjusted separately for each track
XLR/TRS inputs support +4dBu line level and 24/48V phantom power
Clock and record start/stop can be synchronized with a camera using the HDMI port
DR-701D audio signal can be output to an external camera or recorder from the HDMI OUT or line output
Cascade function using HDMI connections allows multiple DR-701D transport and monitoring operations
SMPTE Timecode can be input through the TC IN connector to add recording start times to files
Timecode generator (RTC) allows recording start times to be added to files even when there is no timecode input
Plug-in power mics and high output mics (EXT IN 1/2) supported
CAMERA OUT connector can output audio mixed by the DR-701D to a DSLR camera
CAMERA IN connector enables monitoring the sound from a DSLR camera through the DR-701D
High quality audio output through a line output jack separate from the headphones jack
Headphones jack with 50mW+50mW maximum output
Tripod attachment threads (bottom), camera screw attachment that can be installed or removed with a coin (top) and shoe mount (top) included
Handles on the left and right sides of the front protect the control surface and also enable attachment of a shoulder strap
Transport and SLATE buttons made of rubber suppress noise during operation
HOLD switch prevents inadvertent control adjustments
128×64-dot graphic LCD with backlight
LED lights have high visibility even in direct sunlight
High-speed transfer of files to computers possible using USB 2.0
Micro-B type USB cable included
Powered by 4 AA batteries, USB bus power or a PS-P515U AC adapter (sold separately)
BP-6AA external battery pack (sold separately) enables operation for even longer times
Optional RC-3F foot switch and RC-10 wireless remote control can be connected (both sold separately)
Built-in mixer enables pan and level adjustments as well as solo monitoring and can output a mix of 4 channels
GANG function allows the levels of multiple channels to be controlled simultaneously
Individual channel trim settings shown
5-position low-cut filter (50/80/120/180/220 Hz) cuts unwanted low frequencies
Multi-band limiter automatically adjusts input overloads (stereo-linking possible with 1/L and 2/R)
Delay function can compensate for distances between mics (+/-150 ms)
Mid-side decoder function enables use with mid-side stereo mics
Slate tone insertion functions (AUTO/MANUAL)
Slate tone insertion points can be selected (recording start or recording start and stop when slate AUTO function used)
DR-701D Tested Camera List
HDMI Clock Sync, Start/Stop Trigger & HDMI Timecode Supported Cameras:


  • Panasonic DMC-GH4
  • SONY α7S
  • SONY α7 II

HDMI Clock Sync & Start/Stop Trigger Supported Cameras (HDMI Timecode Not Supported):

  • Nikon D810

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