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TASCAM Takes a Shotgun Approach to DSLR Audio


DR-10SG Shotgun mic with integrated Digital Audio Recording brings quality and control to location sound

Las Vegas, NV, April 18 2016, NAB (booth SL4705) – TASCAM, a leading provider of professional audio solutions for recording and playback, today announced the DR-10SG, a powerful microphone/digital audio recorder combo unit.

Designed for videographers who employ DSLR cameras as their primary capture device, the DR-10SG aims to eliminate the compromises imposed by traditional on-camera audio. “The ability to shoot hi-def video on DSLR has revolutionized all aspects of filmmaking, from corporate and indie productions through Hollywood blockbusters,” said Jim Mack, Executive Vice President of TASCAM. “Our goal is to elevate the quality of the sound to match the visuals, and the DR-10SG enables us to achieve that goal.”

By combining a purpose-built shotgun microphone, a self-contained digital audio recorder and an integrated shock mount, the filmmaker is able to more effectively reject ambient sound while simultaneously avoiding transference of mechanical noise from shutter and lens mechanisms. “When I’m on-site or on-set I need to move quickly and get it right the first time,” said Aaron Ehlers, independent film and television producer. “With the DR-10SG I’m no longer forced to set up a secondary audio system for each and every shot. I can simply clip the DR-10SG to my camera and begin filming, confident that the quality and clarity of the audio will be great. Now I actually can ‘run and gun’.”

In addition to direct camera attachment with the built-in shock-absorbing shoe mount, the DR-10SG features 4 selectable EQ presets (natural/flat, standard, interview, field), a Camera Output connector for audio pass through, a slate tone generator for easy audio sync during post production and a unique Dual Recording feature which automatically records a safety track at a lower level to safeguard against accidental overload and distortion. All in a lightweight 110g design which includes the AAA battery (providing over 8 hours of continuous use).

The DR-10SG, expected to ship in May with an MSRP of $249.99, will include a custom windscreen, noise isolation arm, attenuation cable, and cable clip. Read more at the DR-10SG product page