Tascam DR-680 8-Track Portable Digital Recorder
TASCAM's DR-680 brings multi-channel portable recording within reach of any musician for polished live, location and surround recordings. Up to eight tracks can be recorded to solid-state SD card media at 96kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV quality. Six mic inputs provide phantom power and 60dB of gain for great-sounding recordings with your condenser microphones. Record the six microphones along with a digital S/PDIF source for 8 track recording. Each mic input has a selectable low cut filter and analog limiter for optimal sound.
Inputs can be monitored using a built-in mixer with level and pan controls for each input. The stereo mixdown can even be recorded along with the six mics for quick stereo playback of the event. There's even a built-in speaker to check recordings without headphones.
In addition to WAV recording up to 96kHz, the DR-680 captures stereo audio at 192kHz/24-bit for audiophile-quality masters. The DR-680 records up to four channels of MP3 audio for web-ready recordings. Two of the recorders can be connected with a cascade cable for up to 14-track recording on battery power.
Multi-channel portable recording has never been as simple or affordable as the TASCAM DR-680.
The optional, weather-resistant CS-DR680 case prepares your DR-680 for recording in the field, with velcro straps that reveal only what's needed during recording
If you don't need 8 channels, take a look at the DR-100 with its two sets of built-in microphones. Tascam DR-680 Specifications: 8-track portable recording Record eight individual inputs or six inputs plus a stereo mixdown Up to 96kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV file resolution for 8 channels Stereo 192kHz/24-bit recording mode 4-channel MP3 recording Digital monitor mixing (level and pan) with recordable stereo mixdown Ideal for surround music and effects recording Cascade function for running two units together Pre-recording feature Auto-recording mode begins recording when the input reaches a certain level Mark function during recording/playback Edit functions such as divide and delete 128x64 backlit LCD display Powered through (8x) AA batteries or (included) PS-1225L adapter Records to SD/SDHC card media (not included) Premium AKM Audio4Pro 192kHz A/D converters with over 100dB signal to noise ratio
- (6) mic pres with 60dB of gain and phantom power
- (4) XLR/1/4" (combi) mic/line inputs and (2) TRS 1/4" mic/line inputs
- Low cut filter and limiter on each input
- (6) RCA unbalanced line outputs
- S/PDIF digital in and out
- USB 2.0 (mini B) connection for computer
- Built-in speaker
- 1/4" stereo headphone output
- Included accessories: PS-1225L power supply, shoulder strap
- Dimensions: 7.95" W x 2.12" H x 6.93" D (202mm x 54mm x 176mm)
- Weight 2.65 lbs (1.2kg) without batteries