TASCAM DR-05 audio recorder

What is an Audio Recorder?

Generally, a voice recorder is any gadget fit for chronicle a voice. A progressed, handheld device that is used to record voice messages. Lightweight and normally utilizing AAA batteries, such gadgets go through glimmer memory to hold to 100 voice messages and that’s just the beginning.

Do I need an Audio Recorder for my Podcast?

Audi recorders actually make life easier, especially when you’re a regular podcaster. Below are some highlighted reasons that shall successfully convince you.

  • Portable (easy to carry anywhere)
  • Its digital format makes it possible to transfer the voice recordings/messages
  • Playback speed and quality modes can be adjusted accordingly
  • Ample Storage (or Memory) Space

A podcaster needs only a perfectly recorded discussion that is clearly capable of being heard to his crowd, and with various characteristics, audio recorders make a point to fulfill the need. Also, it’s implied that a podcaster may need to record something while at the same time voyaging, so audio recorders help with the versatility, appropriate battery conditions and enough of the capacity.

How to use Tascam Dr-05 for Podcasting?

Tascam says that it has been structured “to be fast and simple to work with one thumb” – basically similarly you’d hold and utilize your cell phone.

Device Introduction:

  • On top, we have two stereo mics.
  • The screen display is for review recording levels, menus, settings, and so forth.
  • The two LED lights above the screen indicate the stages of recording (standby, recording, and when settings conflicts).
  • Below the screen, two buttons represent power & home screen and the other is for recording (start/stop).
  • Furthermore, on the lower half of the front, there’s the standard multifunction button (Up, Down, Play, Forward, and Back buttons).

Using the Tascam Dr-05

  1. Put in the batteries, at that point press and hold the Stop/Home catch for three seconds. The gadget will wake up, and it will quickly be prepared to record.
  2. Secondly, between the two stereo mics, there’s a 3.5mm Line In jack. Here, you can plug in an external mic with a 3.5mm plug. (If you want to record on-location interviews then an ideal setup is using a stereo splitter with two lavalier mics)
  3. To begin recording just:
  4. Press the Record button to prepare the recorder
  5. Press the record button a subsequent time to begin the actual recording process

(When recording is in progress, the LED light transforms into a strong red. It remains as such until the Pause or Stop buttons are pressed.)

If we look at the settings while recording, level control is a significant part of sound recording.

Luckily, the Tascam DR-05 accompanies a scope of level control capacities: Off, Peak Reduction, Auto Level, and Limiter.

  • In the Off mode, the levels are not controlled naturally by the DR-05. You need to physically change the levels when recording. This may work for cutting edge clients, however not for amateurs. In this mode, you have to continually watch out for the Peak level pointer and ensure that the levels are in every case right.
  • In the Peak Reduction mode, the levels are constrained by the DR-05. At the point when bigger sign are recognized, the levels are balanced as needs be by the recorder. So, in this mode, you can likewise physically modify the levels. This mode is impeccable when you are in a domain that is inclined to an abrupt increment in sound sign (e.g., interstates, sports fields).
  • The Auto Level alternative is like Peak Reduction–with the exception of that low sign data sources are consequently helped by the recorder. This keeps up the sign at a fitting level.
  • Also, in circumstances of high sign info, the levels are cut down consequently. Auto Level is suggested when you are recording a discussion when the info sign levels are probably going to fluctuate.
  • The last alternative is the Limiter. This mode is intended to keep twisting from unexpected high flag yet the manual differences in info signs are accessible even in this mode as well.

Technical details

Recording media micro SD card (64MB to 2GB), micro SDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
File system FAT16/32
File format WAV(BWF), MP3
Sampling frequency 44.1k/48k/96k Hz
Quantization bit rate 16/24-bit
Sampling frequency 44.1k/48k Hz
Bit-rate for recording 32/64/96/128/192/256/320k bps
Playback bit rate 32k to 320kbps, VBR, ID3 tag Ver. 2.4
Number of channels 2-channel (Stereo)
Playback speed control (VSA) 0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) *44.1k/48k Hz only
Built-in microphone Omnidirectional, stereo
Connector 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack, Unbalanced, Plug-in power
Input Impendence 25kΩ
Nominal Input Level –20dBV
Maximum Input Level –4dBV
Connector 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack, Unbalanced
Output Impendence 12Ω
Nominal Output Level –14dBV (10kΩ load)
Maximum Output Level +2dBV (10kΩ load)
Maximum Output 20mW + 20mW (32Ω load)
Built-in speakers 0.3W, Mono
Low-cut filter 40/80/120 Hz
Connector Mini-B type
Chromatic tuner C1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz to 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
Tripod attachment screw-hole 1/4 inch, Tripod attachment screw-hole
Power 2 AA batteries,
USB bus power,
AC100 to 240V (Optional AC adapter)
Power consumption 1.7W (Max)
Battery operation time *All times are approximate.
With alkaline batteries
(Panasonic EVOLTA)
Recording 10.5 hours (WAV, 96kHz, 24-bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
17.5 hours (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
16 hours (MP3, 44.1kHz, 128kbps, using built-in microphone, JEITA) Playback 19.5 hours (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using built-in speaker, JEITA)
With Ni-MH batteries
(Panasonic eneloop)
Recording 10 hours (WAV, 96kHz, 24-bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
15.5 hours (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using built-in microphone, JEITA)
13 hours (MP3, 44.1kHz, 128kbps, using built-in microphone, JEITA) Playback 16.5 hours (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using built-in speaker, JEITA)
Dimensions (W×H×D) 2.40″ × 5.55″ × 1.02″ / 61 × 141 × 26 mm
Weight 4.1 oz. / 116 g (excluding battery)
Standard accessories 4GB micro SD card, USB connection cable, 2 AA batteries for confirming operation, Owner’s Manual, Warranty card

Audio performance

Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz +1dB/–3dB (Fs 44.1kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz to 22kHz +1dB/–3dB (Fs 48kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz to 40kHz +1dB/–3dB (Fs 96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
Distortion 0.05% or lower (Fs 44.1k/48k/96k Hz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
S/N ratio 92dB or higher (Fs 44.1k/48k/96k Hz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)

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