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DR-680 Version 1.20 Includes Mid-Side Monitoring and Decoding

San Francisco, CA – AES Booth 909 (November 5, 2010): TASCAM's DR-680 portable recorder will be updated to version 1.20, which adds features for recording with mid-side microphones. Popular with sound effects recordists, mid-side recording offers a solid mono image with adjustable stereo width. But MS signals must be decoded before used in a mix.

DR-680 version 1.20 offers two modes for mid-side decoding. The encoded signal can be recorded and decoded through the headphone outputs, or the input can be decoded internally and recorded.

The TASCAM DR-680 is a portable recorder that records 8 tracks (or six discrete tracks and a stereo mix) at 96kHz/24-bit resolution. Six microphone inputs with phantom power are available for multi-channel or surround recording. It records to SD/SDHC card media in WAV, Broadcast WAV or MP3 format, and stereo 192k recording is also available.

The free firmware update for the DR-680 can be downloaded from the TASCAM website at the end of November. 


TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the pro audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Latin America. For additional information, contact:
TASCAM • 7733 Telegraph Road • Montebello, CA 90640 USA
(323) 726-0303 • www.tascam.com