Photo: Mike Cameron. This new stand-alone recorder from Tascam records a variety of high-resolution audio formats directly to DVD discs. When recording an important or unrepeatable concert or performance, it is often a wise policy to record the mix to at least two separate machines — a main and a backup — just in case. In days of old, that might have meant two independent analogue tape recorders, and more recently it might have involved a computer-based system as the main recorder and a DAT or CD-R machine for the backup.
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By Audio Technology. The DV-RA is in another league entirely to the burner in your PC or Mac, and in some respects comparing these two alternatives is like the proverbial apples and oranges mismatch. On paper this yields a kHz bandwidth and dB of dynamic range. Until now, DSD recording has existed primarily at the extreme high end of digital converter technology, and despite a concerted effort on the part of Sony and Philips to push it, the hi-res SACD digital format derived from DSD has been taken up by less consumers than was anticipated; the world seemingly more enamoured with file-friendly formats like MP3 than they are with superior sounding ones like SACD.
How can the blame for the poor take-up of hi-res digital technology be placed solely at the feet of consumers when parts of the audio industry itself make little effort to embrace it?
File formats used are Broadcast Wave. Let me explain. The unit also has a feature-packed wired remote control. This allows greater flexibility than may be available with your current digital audio setup.
The internal EQ, dynamics processing and fades are useful, but could be easier to execute with your favourite PC-based audio software although the internal limiter is handy to prevent digital overs when making a live recording. Your email address will not be published. Tascam Series 8P Dyna. Sign up Contact Us Advertise. Skip to content. Read Next: Beyerdynamic Opus Drumset. James Wilkinson re-discovers the power and flexibility of standalone digital two-track recording.
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