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Tascam DR-05 Handheld Portable Audio Recorder

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About this product


  • Record great sounding audio in WAV/BWF and MP3 formats with the DR-05V2
  • Hear everything with two built-in omnidirectional stereo condenser microphones
  • Two track recorder with a stereo recording and non-destructive overdubbing

Product overview

• Record great sounding audio in WAV/BWF and MP3 formats with the DR-05V2
• Hear everything with two built-in omnidirectional stereo condenser microphones
• Two track recorder with a stereo recording and non-destructive overdubbing
• Record onto a microSD or microSDHC up to 32 GB (4GB microSD)
• Powered by two AA batteries for up to 17.5 hours recording
• 128 x 64 pixel LCD screen with backlighting

Special features
• Built-in 0.3W speakers for instant playback
• Record date in the file name

What can this audio recorder do?
Power to record in the palm of your hand. Capture your audio in WAV with high 96 kHz 24 bit recording or compressed MP3 to store even more audio. Store your recording onto a microSD or microSDHC card up to 32GB (4GB supplied). Use two AA batteries (included – replacement Order Code L43AL) to record for up to 17.5 hours and always see what’s going on with the 128x64 pixel LCD screen with backlighting. Start off on the right note with a built-in chromatic tune and metronome.

What can I record with the DR-05V2?
Record using the built-in stereo condenser microphones and get a great sound perfect for more hearing from more than one audio source or use an external mice with a 3.5mm line in. Overdub a recorded track giving you clear narration, instrument solo or vocals, the new track saves as a separate file leaving the original recording untouched. Don’t miss a thing with a two second pre-recoding buffer and an automatic recording function which can play when the noise reaches a certain level then pauses when it reduces past another level. Auto mark your tracks with up to 77 marks when there is a lull so you can find separate tracks easily.

What can I do with my recordings?
Speed up or slow down your recording without altering the pitch and loop it for playback so you can practice with them and use the peak reduction and low cut filter to get the best possible sound and add reverb effects. Play your recoding through the built-in 0.3W speaker or using the 3.5mm headphone socket. File names can be set to record date for make them easier to locate. The equaliser can be used to adjust the playback quality and level align prevents uneven volume levels. When you’ve captured the audio you want you can transfer it to your computer using the USB cable. The DR-05V2 is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and Mac OS X v10.2 or later

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb recorder. I had done a lot of research on various recorders and decided on this one. The company are renowned for building quality recording equipment and this is the entry level recorder. It didn't disappoint, the sound quality is excellent and the unit is well built. The inbuilt mics are very good and enable professional recordings to be made just with these. If you add external mics the sound improves even more. It is a good size and the buttons are exactly where you need them. I like the ability to manually set the record level before you actually start recording.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent little tool for doing decent quality recordings of live music in my case, in a number of different formats ie WAV and MP3 at different qualities.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I bought 1 month ago, I am very satisfied with the purchase. The service was very helpful from Maplin as well. The product works well when recording my band 'Just Too Kool'
Date published: 2016-06-27
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Can I record stereo line-level inputs? My usage scenario is a record player connected to an amp and then to the DR-05 using a 2x RCA cable to 1x 3.5mm jack .

Oh yes you can!
Answered by: albertross
Date published: 2017-11-28

How powerful is a recording level volume when set on peak recording? My current one Olympus LS-11 is a total rubbish. I wasted £220.00 on that one. Even when the setting is on the highest volume I cannot hear anything.

Asked by: JBSopot
Below is a link to the full specifications of the product. http://tascam.com/product/dr-05/
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-10-16

Hi, I have one of these and I'm looking for a replacement battery cover, are you able to supply it please or point me in the right direction. Kind regards

Asked by: Sam01
Unfortunately we do not have a replacement battery cover
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-08-17

How much recording space is on the device How easy it is to download a product

Asked by: Steve
This unit does not have inbuilt storage. This comes with a 4GB memory card to use with the unit but if you require more space you can use a different memory card up to 32GB. Downloading media from the device would be relatively easy by either using a memory card read or a cable from the device to a PC and you would be able to drag and drop the files from this unit on to your PC.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-03-06

If I plug headphones and an external mic into this recorder, is it possible to listen to the sound as the audio is being recorded, for interview purposes? 

Asked by: Anonymous
I've used this recorder for on location interviewing, and that has always worked for me. I plug in an external condenser mic and headphones, and I use the headphones to adjust the levels, so I'm surprised Dominic says it's not possible
Answered by: MG podcast
Date published: 2016-12-16

how long does the battery last on recording

Asked by: diamond dave
Use two AA batteries (included – replacement Order Code L43AL) to record for up to 17.5 hours
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-04-24
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