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MattF.'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DR-1
I just acqurir the device and am eager to test every quality according CRITERIA professional use (sound, story). I also did some tests on an artistic level, using the OVERDUBING mode which allows for the so-called "ping-pong".

What I like most about this unit is the possibility of connecting the collection's outdoor sources, and power level manually rgler (except between Line). What I like least is the lack of information on the numbers PeakMtre. But hey, you get it to rev faster.

I also have the quality of dfendre pramplificateurs. I have pousss background has pressure with a (normal) but it is acceptable compared to other pramplificateurs DDIS onreux much (I think of the mixers Shu ...).

Unlike what is said on the first view, the Limit is perfect in that it does not color the sound! By monitoring the Peakmtre and increasing the sound pressure the membrane of my microphone as I could see how it works. So actually, if you expect to hear a sound ... crasis We can always push the gain up to saturation (which is asked when a dpense tolrence, regardless of the MODELS!)

The effects of rverbrations own.

Power over USB is convenient (you can also recharge the device by plugging it into the USB string of his Hi-Fi, think!)
MODEL Before this, I had the occasio test range ZOOM and Edirol. Edirol rs is well sound quality, as tascam. Zoom, although very practical (XLR) did not sduit on the quality of its pramplis.

The report qualitPrix trs is appropriate. Note that most onreux The models are not a major diffrence (electronic) justify such a diffrence in price (that's my point of view). For less than 300 euros, you have the equivalent of a Swiss army knife to her, with great versatility!

I think I do it again this choice because it gives me the right commands ncessaire excutive of my mtier (ingnieur sound).

A final word on the converters: when you save the shit you get shit! Unlike many sound cards evolve, there is no automatic signal that normalizes your sound as described res of the trademark. So if what you hear with this device does not suit you, change your look to take the fawn! ;)

bicontreUt's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DR-1
After several months of use

One problem with recording with automatic level adjustment is crap, it keeps changing level ...

The manual recording level is better but should not crash on setting because otherwise it saturates even with the limiter. M'enfin the result is correct.

I have not tried with an external microphone, but a priori the two microphones will do the trick.

Although designed to work: adjustable speed, key change, according to overdub to register over a playback, AB repeat simple, navigation wheel, it's all very well.

Also, thank you Tascam, no software to install the con to copy the songs to PC and vice versa! You plug in USB, it works directly with drag and drop like a USB key. Too simple.

Ok you can not rename the tracks with the DR1 but no interest because the PC is much more convenient for this kind of manipulation.

Rechargeable battery, so thank you! Stop the batteries!

Other defects:
Aspect-plastoc a little, old MD is beefier. You can feel the buttons a little fragile.
It must be connected via USB to recharge the battery but then you can not play songs or record, so there's more to go drink beer ...
- Qd there's more it prevents battery is not "low batt" and over! (My MD he blinked pdt him some time before you leave me stranded!). average range
I also bought support for mic (expensive! 50 euros) but ultra convenient!

In my opinion a little expensive
Michel Goldberg04/29/2008

Michel Goldberg's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DR-1
- How long have you use it?
1 month
- What is so special that you like most and least?
Most: simplicity - The sound of the pickups - the look (even if one side plastoc found on all the machines).

Minimum: gaps in the system (such as renaming the files) - The auto recording mode (but it's not really a gear that you buy to make the record type "mobile phone" - The lack of control speaker - A quirk in the use of the limiter (explained in the forum.
- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
- How would you rate the quality / price?
Very good
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes but the Edirol R-09 HR do not look bad! As Marantz (but more expensive)

domlyon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DR-1
Test 5 days and return to the seller.
Recording level unusable. drastically low! to be reserved for trumpeters.
or my copy had a latent defect?!
level auto: unusable
for the standard manual: hight level to 8.
tested with internal microphone, AT33 & audiotechnica seinheiser K6-M64
Do not throw it like me for the variable pitch function is doing well.

tanlamotan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tascam DR-1
How long have you use it?
I use it for 2 months.

For recordings of repetition (drums, guitar, bass and vocals), as a dictaphone to record guitar ideas.

What is so special that you like most and least?
The pros: ease of use, the wheel to forward / rewind, weight, SD card for storage, power supply via USB.
The -: it seems a bit fragile but time will tell, no built-hp.

In the end again, I transfer recordings directly to other players via the SD card (record mp3? For repeat, wav96 is not necessary) .. and that's really effective.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
No. I have an Archos Gmini 400 and I wanted to try one of Tuva micro MD but I finally realized that we could not get the sound ... so I hesitate between an MD, the Zoom H4, Edirol R09, Marantz PMD-620 and Sony PCM-D50 and finalemement, as usual, you think with the more expensive, you will be happier ... I hesitated a bit with the Sony PCM-D50 but I finally took the dr-1 because it seemed more intuitive, more 'musical' while the Sony seemed more complete (Conference Recording ...).

Sound quality?
I have not tried to put the external microphones.
For mics, I'm satisfied. A lot of settings can easily obtain the desired sound. In rehearsal, three taken from 15 seconds to determine the correct place in the room, the input volume, the position of microphones ...
Some will perhaps find a lack of dynamism in its ... but need to know what you want to do with it. My goal is to quickly record an idea with good sound, capable of operating properly (data transfer, in addition to a library project ...) and fill the easy walk (without extra 5 cables, power supply , external storage ..)

How would you rate the quality / price?
I found it a bit expensive but in the end compared to other products, the DR-1 has a very good ratio Q / P. (Purchased € 220)

With experience, you do again this choice?
Yes, problème.a +