Tascam DR-05X Stereo Handheld Digital Audio Recorder and USB Audio Interface
The Tascam DR-05X offers portable, high-quality stereo recording in MP3 or WAV format – including 96-kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio – using microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC media.
- High-quality handheld stereo recording
- Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards can be used as recording media (up to 128 GB)
- Built-in omni-directional stereo condenser microphone for lively, high-quality sound and high-resolution recording
- Can be used as a USB audio interface with Mac and Windows computers (two inputs, two outputs)
- Dictation mode designed for human voice recording and transcription
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A pair of omni-directional mics handles up to 125 dB SPL with the sensitivity to capture every detail. Users can also use their own microphone or line-level source through the mini-jack stereo input which includes plug-in power for microphones that need it.
The DR-05X is quick and easy to use with one thumb. Operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding marks are only a button press away. Other features like low-cut filtering, Variable Speed Audition, chromatic tuner and others more can be chosen from the multilingual menu (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese). Three different auto level modes (Limiter, Peak Reduction, Auto Level) can help to prevent accidental distortion while recording. There is also a Level Align function that allows to smooth out any sudden volume jumps during playback, and a built-in speaker is provided for quick check-back. Users may apply one out of six reverb effects to the input or output signal, and an Overdub feature allows to record other parts such as a guitar solo over a recording previously made such as at a rehearsal studio. Overdubbing creates a new file, leaving the original file unaffected, making it easy to re-record.
The new Dictation Mode enables the user to jump back and forth in preselected increments while playing back a file. It can be combined with speed control and a special dictation EQ making it useful for transcribing minutes recordings, for example. The new tape-style Overwrite mode with one level of undo allows users to select a drop-in time and replace part of an existing recording.
Apart from handheld recording, the DR-05X can also be used as a USB audio interface with two inputs and outputs, making it a tool for voiceover work, live streaming, podcasting and songwriting with studio-quality audio.
Two AA batteries can power the recorder for more than 17 hours, even while recording at CD quality. Operation by USB bus power or an optional AC adapter (PS-P520E) is also possible.
Features At A Glance
High-quality handheld stereo recording
Small size and easy operation
Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC cards can be used as recording media (up to 128 GB)
Supported audio formats:
Linear PCM (WAV format) at 44.1 kHz / 16 bit (CD quality) or 44.1 kHz / 24 bit
Linear PCM (WAV format), 48 kHz / 24 bit
Linear PCM (WAV format), 96 kHz / 24 bit
Compressed (MP3 format): 32–320 kbit/s at 44.1/48 kHz (VBR files can be played but not recorded)
NEW: Can be used as a USB audio interface with Mac and Windows computers (two inputs, two outputs)
Built-in omni-directional stereo condenser microphone for lively, high-quality sound and high-resolution recording
Proven high sound pressure design for capturing sounds of up to 125 dB SPL, making it ideal for loud band recordings
Natural sound independent of the sound source's position
Ideal for live music recording or news gathering with atmo
Switchable filter to minimise unwanted low-frequency noise (40 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz)
Manual recording level setting for music and field recording
Three options of automatic level control during recording: Peak Reduction, Auto Level, Limiter
Auto-recording function to automatically start recording based on input level
Marks can be added automatically when using the automatic recording function
NEW: Overwrite function for punch-in recording with one level of Undo
NEW: Dictation mode designed for human voice recording and transcription
Pre-recording buffer (2 seconds) allows a recording to start before the record key is pressed
Self-timer allows a recording to start 5 or 10 seconds after pressing the RECORD button
A new file can be created manually during recording or automatically when a certain file size is reached
Set marks to quickly locate certain audio positions (up to 99 per file)
Automatic tone generator convenient when editing with video on other equipment
Stereo mic/line input with plug-in power to connect an external source or microphone
File name format can be set to use a predefined word or the date
Automatic level align prevents uneven playback levels
Variable speed audition to change the playback tempo without affecting the key (50–200 %)
Repeat/loop function (repeat one track, all tracks or a marked section, convenient for practising music and studying languages
Playlist feature to play files in a certain order
Resume function retains the last stop position and starts playback from that position when power is turned back on
Jump back function to instantly review playback (1–10, 20, 30 seconds)
Equalizer for tone control during playback
MP3 ID3 tag display (up to version 2.4)
QUICK menu button for easy access to various functions
Chromatic tuner function to tune your instrument
File divide function to cut unwanted noise or to extract parts from long recordings
Folder management to organise your files
Hold function to avoid inadvertent operation
Menu language can be selected between English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese
Clear, backlit LC display
USB 2.0 port for file transfer to/from computer
Power supply by 2 AA size Alkaline or NiMH batteries, USB bus power or optional AC adapter (Tascam PS-P520E)
Stand adapter (¼ inch) on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod or microphone stand
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