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Tascam DR-680

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TASCAM DR-680 High Resolution Digital Recorder

Audio Ideas Guide
9 October 2012
  • Excerpt: “The key positive info about this recorder is that it will record 6 tracks at 96/24 resolution, and 2 at 192/24, if you’re feeling especially hair-shirt purist. This high resolution capability for 6 was what sold me on this machine. It’s just about the same size as my Edirol R-4 (now shakin’ in Shanghai, thanks to eBay) , which served me well for a few years, but more versatile, not locked to a 40 GB hard disc, and allowing up to 32 GB SDHC cards, which I mainly used for...
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Tascam DR-680 Portable Recorder Review

Mix Online
25 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Two DR-680s can be run together bringing the total track count to 12. In recent years, Tascam has released a range of portable, handheld recorders featuring built-in stereo mics and limited I/O. The DR-680 ups the ante, offering eight inputs, six XLR mic preamps, dedicated outs for each recording channel, S/PDIF digital I/O and the ability to sync to an external clock.
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Music Tech Magazine
21 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Recording at high quality on the move used to be, until recently, an expensive business. Before the widespread availability of solid-state recorders, the digital solution was the DAT tape, and Tascam was one of the leaders in the field with its DAP-1 portable DAT recorder. Although there was no timecode option, the phantom powered XLR inputs allowed for fantastic location recording at a price point well below the machines normally used for sound in film and television.
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