Reviews and Problems with Tascam AKDR1 Accessory Kit For Dr-1
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Good quality Tascam accessories
Tom Kirk, amazon.com
21 November 2011
Summary: This stand and wind shield works well on the Tascam unit. It is easy to put the recorder in the stand and the windshield holds up and does a decent job reducing outdoor noise when recording. I recommend it.
GT-R1 Accessory kit with holder, windscreen and tripod.
12 April 2011
Summary: Off with the Velcro strips I had added to the base of my GT - R1 recorder and on with the purpose designed plastic holder supplied with this accessory kit. Lack of a holder was a limiting factor with the use of this recorder and required all sorts of ingenuity to devise methods to secure the recorder to limit movement during recording. So the holder is a must-have accessory.
Summary: The adaptor stand was broken when I received it. It's not worth the trouble to try to get a replacement. In a way I'm guess I'm lucky. I have some tools and perseverance and I will can probably fix it myself and get it to at least work. I think I can but if not, I'm just out the money. When you buy something it should arrive in workable condition. But this didn't. And it wasn't the shipper's fault.
Summary: The tripod fitting that holds the swivel mount is VERY fragile, made of plastic and easily broken - useless tripod!!! $45 for a plastic bracket and a useless tripod and easily home made foam wind screen??? The bracket is ONLY useful item in this kit.
Summary: $41 for a rinky-dink tripod you can buy for $5 and a piece of foam? By the way, foam makes a poor windscreen; if you're serious about wind noise you need a furry-type covering (on my other mics I use products made by Windjammer). I have to confess I don't have the Tascam device listed--I have the slightly smaller DR-07, which works beautifully, is 2/3 the price, and which has a built-in mic mount on the bottom.
Michael B. Askew "www.michaelbaskew.com", amazon.com
24 November 2009
Summary: This is a great small package recorder for live rehearsals or performances. Also has the ability to take a feed from a mixer to get studio quality digital recording. The live recording is simple to use, and using a good sound editor (like NCH WavePad)turns out pretty good audio. It is very sensitive.
Summary: Some parts are excellent. The bracket (a.k.a "tripod adaptor") that snaps onto the DR1 is high-quality and well-designed. The DR1 snaps securely into it, and it allows complete access to all controls and connectors. The microphone-stand adaptor is likewise well-built and secure. It is the tripod itself that is questionable. While it is of reasonable quality, the flexible legs are a too stiff.
Summary: My only complaint is that these accessories are so essential they really should come with the Tascam DR1 recorder! I am a amateur musician and I use my DR1 to record performances and jam sessions. These accessories provide you the ability to mount the recorder on a tripod or mic stand so that you can position it directly in front of the singers and instruments so you can record the best sound.