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Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder

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TASCAM's DR-05 brings high-quality stereo recording to an easy-to-use portable powerhouse with a size and price that anyone can handle. The DR-05 records in MP3 or WAV format, including 24-bit/96kHz h... Click To Read More About This Product

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TASCAM's DR-05 brings high-quality stereo recording to an easy-to-use portable powerhouse with a size and price that anyone can handle. The DR-05 records in MP3 or WAV format, including 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution audio to microSD or microSDHC media. A pair of all-new microphones handles up to 125dB SPL with the sensitivity to capture every detail. With new recording features like Peak Reduction and Quick Menu, the DR-05 puts album-quality recording in the palm of your hand.

Premium-quality Sound
Everything about the DR-05 is designed to get the best quality recordings of your music. A new pair of built-in microphones withstands up to 125dB SPL -the volume of a jet plane from 200 feet away-yet still have the sensitivity to capture every detail of a performance. You can add your own microphone or line-level source through the 1/8" stereo input, including plug-in power for microphones that need it.

Internally, the DR-05's digital and analog circuit boards are built separately to improve noise performance, with a low-impedance design to further decrease hiss. A separate power supply is sent to the A/D and D/A converter for even better audio performance. The result is clean sound quality -over 92dB signal-to-noise ratio; under 0.05% total harmonic distortion and 20Hz to 40kHz response (-1/+3dB) at 24-bit/96kHz resolution.

Simple to Operate
The layout of the DR-05 has been revamped to be quick and easy to work with one thumb. Operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding markers are just a button-press away. Dig deeper to find features like limiting, low-cut filtering, a built-in chromatic tuner, and more.

One new feature that makes the DR-05 easy to operate is the new Peak Reduction feature. This setting automatically sets your recording level by listening to the input and adjusting for the best level. Unlike Auto Gain settings, this one only goes down to prevent accidental distortion after a period of low level like a break. Peak Recording works in rehearsal mode or in record, so if the performance is louder than the soundcheck you're still safe. Used with the built-in limiter, it's unlikely you'll distort your career-making live recording.

Other classic TASCAM features are included, like Variable Speed Audition to loop and slow down music without changing the pitch-perfect for transcribing or learning new music. A Level Align function can be switched on for playback to smooth out any sudden volume jumps, and a built-in speaker is also provided. The two AA batteries are enough to power the recorder for 17 1/2 hours, even while recording at CD quality.

FEATURES


SPECIFICATIONS
Microphones
  • Built-in mics: 1
  • Configuration: Stereo
  • Type: Condenser (omni)
  • External mic input: 3.5mm
Audio quality
  • Bit rate: 16/24
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1/48/96kHz
  • Formats: WAV/MP3
Outputs
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Audio out: 3.5mm
  • Storage and media
  • Type(s): SD, SDHC
  • Capacity: 32GB
  • Hard drive Not applicable
Connectivity
  • USB: Yes
Other
  • Number of tracks: 2 (stereo)
  • Phantom power: Not applicable
  • Auto limiter: Yes
  • Width: 2.38"
  • Depth: 5.55"
  • Height: 1.00"
  • Weight: 4.1oz
  • Battery type: AA x 2
  • Battery life (app.): 17 hours
  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Power supply: Sold separately
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TascamDR-05 Solid State Recorder
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Terrific So Far

I recently bought a new acoustic guitar, and I wanted a field recorder to record song ideas. Obviously, I wanted the recording unit to have decent mics. I wanted to have the option...Read complete review

I recently bought a new acoustic guitar, and I wanted a field recorder to record song ideas. Obviously, I wanted the recording unit to have decent mics. I wanted to have the option to record in .wav or mp3. I wanted an on-board speaker to let me sample my takes. I wanted the recorder to act like a portable hard drive that allowed me to simply drag-and-drop my recording onto a computer. Beyond this, I just wanted ease of use, and I didn't want to have to spend a lot of time fidgeting with recording and output levels in different settings. The DR-05 has delivered on %100 of my wants so far. The recordings sound great (certainly beyond "good enough" for song writing). Thus far, I recorded solo and acoustically with my band, and, with the click of a button, the unit was able to auto-select recording levels to avoid a recording that was too quite or too loud (distorted). The recordings sounded clean, and they were useful in the writing process. I was able to preview the recordings via the mini-speaker. Then, I plugged the unit into an 1/8 inch (headphone/ipod) jack into a stereo and listened to the recordings with the whole band, and that was simple. Then, I plugged the unit into my computer's USB port, found the unit appearing as a portable hard drive, clicked through two folders to find the stored mp3s of my recordings, located my recordings, copied them, and pasted them onto my computer. I had the tracks emailed to my bandmates in less than five minutes. Piece of cake. I'll add that my initial entry into small recorders was the micro BR, and it was inconvenient, lacking, and a hassle to do specifically what I described above. Lastly, I cannot comment on what qualities and features the field recorders one class up in price from this unit can provide you.

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Broke after 2 years

I purchased this about two years ago. The other day I went to use it and the screen was black. Since the controls are menu driven, and the screen is not working it...Read complete review

I purchased this about two years ago. The other day I went to use it and the screen was black. Since the controls are menu driven, and the screen is not working it is impossible to use. There is no obvious reason why this occurred, The unit was not dropped, exposed to extreme temperatures, exposed to moisture or in any way mishandled. It lasted a little longer than its warranty. Manufacturers response was to "Buy a New one". I will probably go back to using my 20 year old tape recorder.

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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Terrific So Far

By Joshua Larson

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

I recently bought a new acoustic guitar, and I wanted a field recorder to record song ideas. Obviously, I wanted the recording unit to have decent mics. I wanted to have the option to record in .wav or mp3. I wanted an on-board speaker to let me sample my takes. I wanted the recorder to act like a portable hard drive that allowed me to simply drag-and-drop my recording onto a computer. Beyond this, I just wanted ease of use, and I didn't want to have to spend a lot of time fidgeting with recording and output levels in different settings. The DR-05 has delivered on %100 of my wants so far. The recordings sound great (certainly beyond "good enough" for song writing). Thus far, I recorded solo and acoustically with my band, and, with the click of a button, the unit was able to auto-select recording levels to avoid a recording that was too quite or too loud (distorted). The recordings sounded clean, and they were useful in the writing process. I was able to preview the recordings via the mini-speaker. Then, I plugged the unit into an 1/8 inch (headphone/ipod) jack into a stereo and listened to the recordings with the whole band, and that was simple. Then, I plugged the unit into my computer's USB port, found the unit appearing as a portable hard drive, clicked through two folders to find the stored mp3s of my recordings, located my recordings, copied them, and pasted them onto my computer. I had the tracks emailed to my bandmates in less than five minutes. Piece of cake. I'll add that my initial entry into small recorders was the micro BR, and it was inconvenient, lacking, and a hassle to do specifically what I described above. Lastly, I cannot comment on what qualities and features the field recorders one class up in price from this unit can provide you.

(8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Poor Recording

By Tim

from Cleveland, TN

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

I was very disappointed in the quality. I get much better results from my iphone 4s and ipad. I returned the product after 4 days.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Studio Quality

By dr12mm13ers

from westland,mi

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

I could not wait until the DR-05 came out.First it is affordable its Tascam they make good recording gear.My first drum recording i couldn`t believe the sudio sound quality.With the recording features it makes your recording CD ready. My kit is not mic and with this TASCAM DR-05 you would not know if i played u the CD .The best for your money . GETTTT ITTTT NOW.IF u can find it.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Sound reproduction

By Russel Jocoy

from Port St. Lucie, Florida

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

Received my Tascam DR-05 last week. I was very happy with the product packaging, batteries, USB cord, included. After scanning the instruction booklet, and entering some preset's I did some test recordings. Most command's are fairly straight forward, even for an analog persona. I was very impressed with the recording options and the range of depth on the MP-3 scale. WAV file recording produce's some amazing stereo recordings, with a silent recording room..CD quality..I recorded a song on my guitar and when finished, played back the recording and after all was complete I could hear a digital clock ticking in the background.. Very sensitive microphones indeed..Overall a great product for a great price.... My only complant is this unit's internal speaker....It is an "ear phone" not a speaker. This is only for quick review, use the headphone jack....

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Broke after 2 years

By Louis Lavin

from North Bergen, NJ

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

I purchased this about two years ago. The other day I went to use it and the screen was black. Since the controls are menu driven, and the screen is not working it is impossible to use. There is no obvious reason why this occurred, The unit was not dropped, exposed to extreme temperatures, exposed to moisture or in any way mishandled. It lasted a little longer than its warranty. Manufacturers response was to "Buy a New one". I will probably go back to using my 20 year old tape recorder.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Slick little unit

By Lee Crawford

from Mpls, Mn.

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

Surpassed my expectations. Easy enough to use and sounds very, very good. Haven't had it long but it seems solid and a nice size. Good for getting down those elusive chords (and lyrics) that have a habit of slipping away on you.I don't regret this decision at all.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

impressive

By Kevin

from dallas, texas

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

perfect little multipurpose recorder. very user friendly, ive never needed to read the manual to use it. the sound quality is amazing. only downside is the built in speaker is kinda garbage, i can barely hear mine but the recording quality outweighs that. if your on the fence and just need a basic audio recorder that is actually good quality, get this one.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Performer...Great Value!

By Rich Maggio

from Hackettstown, NJ

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

I purchased this to record my daughter's piano recitals. I researched the options and found this to give me the best feature set for the money. What was important to me was easy transfer of files to my PC, good battery life, cheap and expandable media, ease of use, choice of manual and auto record levels, and the ability to change recording levels once recording has started. And of course it should make good sounding recordings! This device met all of these criteria both on paper an in actual use. To play around with it, I have been recording my daughter's practice sessions. I was shocked at the sound quality even from the built in microphones. The resulting recording had no hiss, had good punch in the low end, didn't audibly distort even when the peak light would light, and had great stereo imaging. Wow! Transferring files to my PC is literally drag-n-drop since the device appears as an external drive when connected to the PC. I've recorded about 5 hours along with about 3 hours of playback and the battery charge indicator still hasn't dropped. This is using the provided alkaline batteries. I upgraded to a 16GB memory card that cost me <$30. That's what I call a cheap storage upgrade from the 2GB card provided! To really put it through it's paces, I brought it along to record my daughter's school play. The resulting recroding sounded awesome and was very faithful to how it sounded live. I was afraid that the audience clapping would really overload the microphones since I set the levels manually for the performers. Though there is clipping during the applause sections, it is not bad at all. I didn't even feel the need to round out the clipping during post processing. My daughter was very excited to hear the recording afterwards and agreed that it sounded great. As a point of reference, I've been making all of my recordings as stereo 16 bit 44kHz WAV files (aka CD quality/spec). There is a little bit of handling noise, but that is to be expected with a device with built in microphones. But if you are careful, you can minimize this. I tweaked the levels at the start and you can barely tell I was pushing buttons on it. During the entire performance, I just laid the DR-05 on the empty chair next to me. The only downside I can find with this device is that the input is really hot for line-in. If you do not have control of the output you connect to the line-in, you may have a problem. This is stated in the manual. From my reading, the more expensive models have a true line-in where this isn't a problem. If you plan to use this device to record from the outputs of a soundboard or other device, you may want to move up to a model that supports a true line-in. I don't plan on using this device this way, so it isn't an issue for me. Coming from using a Sony HiMD Minidisc recorder for similar tasks in the past, I can't tell you how much of a pleasure the DR-05 is to use. It is so easy to use and produces great results straight out of the box. I highly recommend this device.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Five Stars because of the price as compared to the DR-07

By Frederick Marsh

from Chattanooga, TN

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

I own a DR-07 and had assumed we would buy an identical one for use at our church until I saw the sale on the Guitar Center website with a price of almost half what is normally charged. Doing some research, it appeared both recorders could give the same quality recording and there were only minor differences in the two which did not affect our need at church. We use two video cameras at church simultaneously for recording the worship service during special events.These cameras only have an internal microphone no input for an external microphone. This is not normally a problem for ordinary events since we use only one camera and (under those conditions) the camera's duty is to only send the video signal to the hardware DVD recorder with the audio input to the recorder coming from the mixer. However, for special events, our normal procedure is to connect a Tascam to the mixer and record the audio from there and then use both cameras configured for HD. We combine the Tascam audio signal with that of the two video cameras using a video program such as Vegas Pro. Then we produce DVDs and Blu-ray disks for the congregation. There are some differences which required some deviation in our written procedures, but the end result was the same which simply meant the church could save almost a hundred dollars by buying the DR-05 rather than the DR-07 mkII. At church, we did not need the overdub feature, reverb feature, or the variable microphone feature of the DR-07 so buying the DR-05 on sale was an easy choice.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great device for quick recordings of surprisingly good quality

By David Beccia

from Suburban Boston, MA

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

I picked this unit up to bring to jams, record practices and/or in case a song idea hits while noodling and I'm not near my regular recording setup. It's easy to use, and the sound quality is far greater than I expected when using external speakers/amplification. The internal speakers are poor, but what can you expect at this price? For a quick test I recorded myself playing a strat through a Twin Reverb with the Tascam about a foot from the amp. I played it back through some Event 20/20 monitors, and it sounded just like me through the Twin. I was amazed! You can't go wrong, especially for the asking price.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nearly perfect.

By Rick Stockton

from reno, nv

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

For my usage, which does not include any overdub or multitrack, this model lacks only two features I would have liked: (1) XLR Microphone input (which is included in the top-of-the-line DR-100); and (2) Digital output (Coax or Toslink). Curiously, they don't offer this on any model - so you MUST flip open the micro SD cover, remove the card, and put it into a card reader (i.e., a USB storage adapter) to get digital audio into your stereo system for playback. On my high-end hifi, the analog output is much worse than the quality of sound I get plugging the card into a USB adapter on the Receiver. The pre-amp which drives the stereo "line out" socket probably isn't very good. Swap the micro SD card, even if you're only using it for playback (with no need to work with the file as digital data). And don't worry about the flap which covers the card slot - it's replaceable.

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Worked Well at First

By Robert Steeb

from Plymouth, Wisconsin

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

I bought this this recorder 2 years ago and worked well the 15-20 times I used it. I didn't pick it up in a year and replace the batteries. Thing does not work and I'm very disappointed. I had one that lasted over 9 years. Too bad, I don't think I get this kind again.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Premium Quality Sound

By Ian McNaughton

from Dallas, Texas

Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

This recorder is GREAT for recording live using the mic or from the line input. I have made a few recordings and they all have recorded very good. Overall, It's a great buy for portable recording with quality and ease of transferring to a computer for editing or saving. Can't beat the price, either. I give TASCAM, a BIG.... Thumbs Up!!! on this product!!! I would recommend this recorder for anyone, who does live performances with a band or recording your DJ sets. Get one for yourself, today!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great little recorder

By Matt and Rebecca

from Southern Oregon

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Low Distortion
  • Versatile

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      Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

      Great way to capture ideas while composing

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tascam DR-05 is GREAT!

      By Mark Fraser

      from Orlando, FL

      Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

      I've been a digital home-recording artist in the central Florida area for over 10 years now. I've never really invested any money or time in hand held digital recorders unitl recently when I read the reviews and advertisements on the new Tascam DR-05. I had been searching for a compact digital device that could record high quality studio sound, be easy to use (since I hate reading how-to manuals) and affordable. I have been working with the new DR-05 for less than a month now and am amazed at this device. I have now had the chance to put the DR-05 to the test with a live show my 4-man rock band played at a local club recently, multiple couch/acoustic guitar seesions, and recording at our last band rehearsal with full PA setup. The guys were blown away after listening to the playback at the crystal-clear detail this thing was able to pick up, with zero distortion (with full band/close proximity recording required the lowest possible input mic level, but worked perfectly). Nice, warm stereo sound, multiple file format record quality options. File transfer from device to any computer, drag and drop. Just that easy! I can't recommend the DR-05 enough...best in price range and class!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pretty sweet!

      By Regent

      from Los Anegeles, CA

      Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

      I'm an old geezer (47) who's only now making the transition from using the old cassette tape recorders when making my pre-production work tapes, and so far so good. I've been carefully reading thru every word of the manual, and have been able to do everything it's said so far. I even did a little test recording the other day, and it sounds really awesome. For the price, you really do get a lot with this little baby, and the free shipping, it's the biggest bang for the buck I've ever gotten with a musical purchase. Thanks GC!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works well

      By Chad

      from Spokane,WA

      Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

      Great for the price. Includes the SD card and batteries. Ready to use. The sound quality is very good. I was worried it would be like an old tape recorder and drop out the low end but the sound stays fat and crisp. I have been using it outdoors so it is definatly convenient when power isnt an option.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice and very portable

      By Kenneth Smeltz

      from Harrisburg, PA

      Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

      Have owned this recorder for about 4 months. I use it to record my band live as well as music from various sources. Recording directly from our sound board, it's great. If you are recording in MP3 mode, I recommend using at least 96 kbps. Anything lower and you'll find a strange phasing effect on your recording. The built in mics tend to emphasize the low frequencies. You may want to use the available filtering. Overall a great piece of equipment. I plan to pick up the AC adaptor to save on battery use.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Handy little device

      By David Balcer

      from San Antonio

      Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

      Batteries last a long time! I was impressed that I would need a sound booth with this thing. Mics are super sensitive to source and surrounding noise. It picks up everything in stereo! Acoustic guitar right up front, sounds great. Placed in front of my 65 Soho amp, cranked with the Tascam input limiter turned on, great! I'd buy it again if it were lost or stolen. Easy setup, easy to learn...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome recorder

      By Michelle Vance

      from Newberry, FL

      Comments about Tascam DR-05 Solid State Recorder:

      I LOVE the Tascam DR05! I am not a musician, instead I use ths DR05 while investigating paranormal phenomena - ghost hunting to most people. These recorders (I have 2) are super easy to use, record in such clarity and super sensitive. I tell all my friends in the paranormal field about mine and more than 20 of them have since bought a Tascam, and even a few different models. We love them!

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