When shopping for your next portable recorder, skip past the bells and whistles and get right to the features that count: built-in stereo microphones for high-quality audio capture, direct recording to microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC, and a tiny footprint for point-and-shoot recording on the go. The pocket-sized Tascam DR-05X provides these essential features and more, enabling musicians, songwriters, sound designers, and so forth to get 96 kHz/24-bit resolution audio anywhere.
High-Performance Audio Capture
With Tascam's DR-05X digital recorder, it's easy to save your musical ideas, quickly record a jam, create demos, and round up found sounds. Put it in your pocket, turn it on, and record with the kind of clarity and low-noise performance that you'd expect to get from pricey studio gear, not a pocket-sized recorder. Capture every little detail, from the loudest blasts to the most subtle whispers, with the DR-05X's pair of stereo condenser omnidirectional microphones. Even though built-in mics are convenient, there will be times when you want to record other sources, and for that reason the DR-05X sports a 1/8-inch stereo input for adding your own mic or line-level source. The DR-05X saves in either MP3 or WAV format, direct to microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC media.
Its low-impedance design and high-quality circuit boards keep hiss and unwanted environmental noise in check, so you won't have to edit a recording to oblivion to make itsound good. The DR-05X sounds good as it is, with a clear soundstage and plenty of dynamic range.
The Easiest Digital Recorder on Hand
With a layout specifically designed for one-thumb operation, the handheld DR-05X puts important functions like recording, adjusting levels, and the ability to delete takes and add markers right where you need them. Hold the DR-05X in one hand and a drink in the other. Limiting, low-cut filtering, a built-in chromatic tuner, and other features are just a thumb's press away.
Recording features like Quick Menu and Peak Reduction provide no-fuss ways to fine-tune your audio files right on the recorder. The Peak Reduction setting automatically sets your recording level by listening to the input and adjusting levels for the best sound, without adding any distortion.
When transcribing an interview or learning a new song, take advantage of the recorder's Variable Speed feature, which allows you to loop and slow down music without changing the pitch. And when you want to smooth out any sudden volume jumps, switch on the DR-05X's volume leveling function, and get instant playback via the built-in speaker.
The DR-05X also includes a studio-quality 2-in/2-out USB audio interface, which is great for podcasting and streaming. The built-in microphones can operate as USB microphones when using the DR-05X as an audio interface.
The Ultimate in Portability
The Tascam DR-05X recorder runs on two AA batteries. Power it on and record up to 17.5 hours of high-quality audio! If you're low on battery juice, connect the portable recorder to a computer via its USB port or plug in the optional AC adapter and get all the external power you need.
- Handheld portable digital recorder -- pocket-sized and perfect for recording on the go - Built-in stereo condenser omnidirectional microphones - Up to 96 kHz/24-bit WAV (BWF) linear PCM recording - Stereo MP3 recording from 32 to 320 kbps bit rate - Peak Reduction function automatically sets the gain while recording - Limiter and low-cut filter to help prevent distortion - Automatic or manual level setting - Auto and manual track increment - Variable speed playback without changing the pitch - Loop and repeat playback - Playback EQ setting - Chromatic tuner - 1/8" Stereo mic/line input - Integrated 2-In/2-Out USB audio interface for PC or Mac recording, podcasting - Jump back function returns to previous point with one action (1 to 10, 20, 30 seconds) - 1/8" Headphone/line output - Built-in speaker - microSD (64 MB to 2 GB) / microSDHC (4 GB to 32 GB) / microSDXC (up to 128GB) - Powered by 2 AA batteries, AC adapter (optional, not included), or USB bus power - 1/4" Tripod socket hole
If you've been looking for a simple, affordable portable recorder, Tascam's DR-05X is it.
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