Tascam’s DR-10L is an ultracompact digital recorder/ lavalier microphone combo designed for mobile and remote applications.
The DR-10L offers dual recording, which captures two files simultaneously at different levels. With dual recording, the lower-level recording serves as a safety track in case a sudden jump in audio level causes clipping distortion on the high-level track. This is just one of several level-management features that ensure a clean recording, even in challenging field conditions; others include automatic level control, low-cut filter and a built-in limiter.
It can capture up to 24-bit/48 kHz audio and records standard WAV files (compatible with BWF format) to microSD or SDHC card. Its built-in clock function is convenient for editing and searching, and a timed track-incrementing function can create new files at regular intervals (about every 15 minutes) during recording.
A micro USB B port enables easy data exchange with computers. It operates for up to 10 hours on one AAA alkaline battery and weighs only 63 grams (2.2 ounce), including battery.
The DR-10LW is a white version, ideal for weddings. It comes with a professional-quality lavalier microphone.
A black lav mic is also available, TM-10LB. Both mics are equipped with Sennheiser-type connectors, making them compatible with a wide range of third-party equipment and accessories.
Price: DR-10LWT — $199.99; TM-10LB — $79.99