Tascam’s latest recording creation, the Tascam DR-10C was presented to us earlier today during Japan’s largest broadcasting exhibition, Inter BEE 2016. The DR-10 family of recorders is continuing to grow, and by doing so is trying to cater the different needs of different users.
Besides being extremely small and versatile, the core feature of these recorders is the ability to record in a dual level adjustment mode. This help protect audio levels, which is particularly useful as these body pack sized recorders are intended to be carried by the interviewee and can’t be monitored remotely.
I’m yet to be convinced that this is indeed a safe enough way to work, and haven’t completely let go with my audio recordings yet, BUT the new Tascam DR-10C is actually trying to solve a completely different problem. Have you ever been is a situation where you used your wireless audio device and suddenly had some sound “drop outs” or interference? Well, it has happened to me, and obviously in a situation like this you are faced with two options. You either stop the video recording and politely ask to do the whole sequence again (not always possible if it is a documentary-style shooting), or move around until you find a spot that doesn’t break your sound, a useless exercise in most cases.
Here’s where the Tascam DR10-C comes to the rescue. Simply connect it to your lavalier microphone, then connect the Tascam recorder to your wireless transmitter. By doing so, you will get a clean audio copy on that mini portable recorder regardless of any possible interferences further down the signal chain. Neat solution for a very common problem.
At this stage, the Tascam DR-10C is only available in Japan and Europe. For full specifications and native wireless device compatibility, please head over to Tascam’s page.
What do you think? Could this be the device that will save the day? Let us know in the comments section.