Tascam DR-100 Rugged Portable Recorder with Four Microphones
Tascam’s DR-100 Portable Recorder targets recordists who need a reliable handheld recorder with advanced recording features. Building on the best-selling DR-1 recorder, the Tascam DR-100 has a pair of XLR mic ins with phantom power for adding pro condenser microphones. In addition, the DR-100 has four built-in electret condenser mics – two cardioid and two omni – and a built-in speaker for playback. It’s powered either through an included Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery or easy-to-find AA batteries. Analog line inputs and outputs are also available, as well as a mic stand mounting hole for recording flexibility.
Other production-savvy features of the Tascam DR-100 include a wireless remote control and audio editing features. Playback can be looped or slowed down without changing the pitch, and locate points can be added while recording. The Tascam DR-100 records to SD or SDHC cards, and a 2GB card is included with the unit.