Tascam DR-10L

Digital Audio Recorder With Lavalier Microphone

The Tascam DR-10L is an ultra-compact digital recorder/lavalier microphone combination.

SKU: 108581


The Tascam DR-10L is an ultra-compact digital recorder/lavalier microphone combination. Designed for both the creative filmmaker and the busy videographer, it is a powerful problem solver providing professional sonics and high convenience. For location recording, a DR-10L can be mounted to each on-camera actor, making booms, wires or expensive (and unpredictable) wireless systems unnecessary. The DR-10L is also an inspiring tool for the experimental audio designer thanks to its portability, high quality and a tiny, professionally spec’d microphone.

For added flexibility, the included wired lavalier microphone is affixed via a screw connector compatible with most Sennheiser lavalier microphones and other mics with the same connector.

The DR-10L is small, easy to conceal and weighs only 63 grams including the battery. Perfect for film shoots, interviews, press conferences or stage performances, the DR-10L can easily be hidden away so that nothing comes between you and the perfect shot (with perfect audio!).

A durable clip is also included allowing the unit to be attached to a belt and hidden under a jacket, for example.

The dedicated lavalier microphone included with the DR-10L is a perfect match with the recorder. It captures a wide range of sound levels with a sensitivity of –42 dBV/Pa, and 115 dB SPL maximum input sound pressure. This means it picks up quiet speakers just as well as loud ones.

A few settings on the simple panel are needed to start recording, and the screw lock ensures that the connection is always secure.

One easily obtained Alkaline AAA battery powers the DR-10L for up to 10 hours* continuously. This means an all-day-long performance with minimal concern for changing the battery. Disposable lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries can also be used.

* Up to 15 hours with a lithium battery. Battery life varies depending on battery type. When using the DR-10L with headphones connected, operation time decreases.

The DR-10L comes with a free full version of RX Elements, iZotope’s groundbreaking audio repair and noise reduction tool. This combination brings a powerful recording and editing workflow solution to live productions where ambient noise and environmental distractions are common post-production challenges, including weddings, on-location films, and documentaries, to name a few. The bundle of DR-10L and RX Elements reflects synergy at its best, where individual components in the production chain combine to create a solution greater than the sum of the two parts.

About iZotope RX Elements

Perfect for small home studios, RX Elements is a budget-friendly noise reduction and audio repair tool powered by the technology used in studios all over the world. Features of RX Elements:

  • Repair Assistant: This intelligent repair tool can detect noise, clipping, clicks, and more. Solve common audio issues faster than ever by selecting the type of material (music, dialogue, other) and letting the Repair Assistant analyse the audio with one listen.
  • Voice De-noise: This tool can adapt to a changing noise floor for responsive, articulate vocal correction.
  • De-Clip: This tool repairs digital and analogue clipping artefacts, eliminating the need to re-record your audio.
  • De-Click: Use this to polish audio recordings suffering from quality degradation and digital errors.
  • De-hum: This tool automatically identifies unwanted hum and precisely removes it for immediate clarity.

*RX Elements is a product of iZotope, Inc. Please visit https://www.izotope.com/en/products/rx.html for further information.

Tascam DR-10L | Create a second recording as a backup
Dual Recording creates a second file at a lower input level.
Tascam DR-10L | Auto Input Level
The recorder can automatically adjust the input level if necessary.
Tascam DR-10L | Input Level Limiter
The switchable limiter prevents overload due to excessive input levels.

Create two recordings simultaneously at different levels

Film-makers and videographers often experience sudden audio volume jump during filming. An actor could decide to scream a line and a documentary subject could do almost anything. Designed to be used as a self-contained remote recording device, the DR-10L is well prepared to deal with these scenarios. It has several features to prevent distorted audio, but the most secure is Dual Recording. This feature captures a copy of your signal at a lower level, as a safety track in case of distortion.

Automatic file closing saves file data before the battery runs out

You can always monitor the battery level on the easy-to-read OLED display. If the battery runs out in the middle of a recording, the unit will automatically save the file before turning it off so your take isn’t lost. And the case is designed so that batteries can be changed quickly.

Auto level, limiter and other functions solve common recording level problems

You can choose between five different gain levels or use the automatic level function. If the input sound volume is too low or too high, the recorder can increase or decrease the recording level to an appropriate value automatically. There is also a limiter that prevents distortion caused by sudden input overloads. All these functions save you from worrying about recording level settings in situations when there is no second chance.

The DR-10L is designed to capture high-quality audio at 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz and 16/24 bit. It is perfect for television, film and stage performances, as well as lectures and other professional recording applications. The unit records in WAV/BWF recording format, selectable from mono or poly (stereo file with the same data on both left and right channels). The firmware V2.0 and later updates also offer MP3 recording at both 128 kbit/s and 192 kbit/s.

Also, the names of the files created can be composed of a user-defined series of characters or the date.

The easy-to-read OLED display allows you to check the battery level, recording status, and level meter. As a result, the recorder can do without LEDs, which can be disturbing, especially in dark production environments.

Even though the DR-10L is really small, it has a headphones output that allows you to check recorded data right away, and to monitor the input during recording. Although you can connect stereo headphones, you will hear the same signal on both sides as the DR-10L records in mono.

Note: When operated with headphones, battery life decreases significantly.