NAMM: TASCAM Announces DR-1 Portable Digital Recorder

Tascam DR-12008 NAMM Show: TASCAM introduced the DR-1 Portable Digital Recorder.

A pair of microphones is mounted on a variable angle mechanism, which allows the recorder to record from almost anywhere. The unit includes a generous 1GB SD card for hours of recording at MP3 or WAVE file formats. The DR-1 also includes auto gain control and analog limiting for easy setup and a low-frequency cutoff to eliminate handling or wind noise.

“The DR-1 is the portable recorder that everyone’s been waiting for,” said Paul Jenkins, Director of Sales and Marketing for TASCAM. “It’s the first to include a card big enough for serious recording, and the price point is a wake-up call for the entire industry.”

The DR-1 packs a mobile truck full of equipment into a recorder compact enough to fit in your pocket:

  • Portable, Handheld Recording
  • Included 1GB SD card media
  • Built-in High-quality Stereo Condenser Microphone
  • Variable Angle Microphone Mechanism with A/B Configuration
  • 48 or 44.1kHz / 24-bit Recording Resolution
  • MP3 and WAVE file Recording and Playback
  • Switchable Low Cut Filter
  • Analog Auto Gain Control
  • Analog Limiter
  • Rechargable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • USB 2.0 Connection to Computer
  • Built-in Tuner and Vocal Cancel Features
  • Overdub Feature to record narration, singing or instruments over an existing recording

The DR-1 has a MAP price of $299.

3 thoughts on “NAMM: TASCAM Announces DR-1 Portable Digital Recorder

  1. 1. No direct link to the DR-1’s page? C’mon dudes, that’s an easy one.

    2. “and the price point is a wake-up call for the entire industry.”
    FWIW, Tascam PR guy, there’s 2 Zoom’s out there already that do a great job, slightly bigger, but same price bracket. PLUS you get 48V phantom power on the H4.

    That said, the DR-1 certainly -looks- great, and won’t get the “uh, is that a taser?” type reactions that the H4 does.

  2. Walkathon – thanks for the feedback. I added a direct link. When I work from a press release, I usually use the link they provided – but I agree that a direct link is easier.

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