TASCAM DR-100 Review

TASCAM DR-100 Portable Digital RecorderIf you are looking for a way to record music on the go then you might be considering one of the many handheld digital recorders that are currently flooding the market.  One of these is the TASCAM DR-100 Portable Digital Recorder and you might want to consider giving it a look because of the wide array of features that the product offers; all in a competitive price range.  For example, the small unit has two different microphones, a built-in speaker, a remote, and a dual-battery system.

Another bonus that the TASCAM DR-100 Portable Digital Recorder has going for it is the fact that it has very basic controls that are easy to use while being very intuitive.  This means that even if you are a person  not traditionally well-versed in the process and applications of a portable recorder, you should be able to master the handling of the TASCAM with relative ease.

The DR-100 comes with a tripod mounting hole that is built-in to the unit so that it makes it easy to use with a tripod, adapter or mic stand. As far as storage goes, the unit will save up to 2 gigs of data on the device, and can be extended up to 32 gigs with SD media cards. The DR-100 will record either mp3 or Wav format audio files and comes with two balanced XLR inputs with phantom power, a mini USB 2.0 port, and 1/8" stereo Headphone, LINE IN / OUT as well as remote jacks.

Something important to remember when dealing with the TASCAM DR-100 Portable Digital Recorder is that it is not going to outperform a good microphone on its own. However, it does do a lot better as a preamp/recorder when hooked up to external microphones, and can help to capture sound from the field until you can get it home to your computer to edit.  Overall the TASCAM DR-100 Portable Digital is a versatile Recorder that gets the job done.

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