Tascam DR-60DMKII




Portable Recorder Designed for DSLR Filmmakers
TASCAM’s DR-60DmkII, an update of the award winning DR-60D, is the audio recording solution for on-set filmmakers and videographers. The streamlined design fits perfectly under a DSLR camera rig, without relying on bulky recorders or the limited audio quality of the camera’s microphone in.

The DR-60DmkII is the next generation of 4-track solid-state recording, based on TASCAM’s decades of recording innovation. The upgraded HDDA microphone preamps provide up to 64dB of gain, capturing every nuance of a performance. Up to four channels at a time can be recorded to the internal SD Card, at up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV file resolution. Two of the mic inputs utilize locking XLR connectors with 48V phantom power, the other two use an 1/8” stereo connector for wireless and lavaliere microphones.

A Camera Output sends the mic mix to the camera for later synchronization, and a Camera Input is provided for monitoring playback. An additional headphone out and line out assist the crew during filming. The DR-60DmkII is designed for low-noise operation, including soft touch buttons and dedicated gain controls.

Multiple recording modes are available on the DR-60DmkII. Four-Channel Mode records all four microphone inputs. Dual Recording is an alternate setting, capturing a copy of your audio at a lower level for a distortion-free safety track. Menus and operation are well laid out, owing to decades of innovative recording design.

Reach beyond the limited performance of your camera’s audio to capture the other half of your film. At a cost less than competing preamps, the TASCAM DR-60DmkII is the ultimate 4-track recorder designed for filmmakers, television, live events and web broadcast.


  • Record to SD/SDHC card (Up to 32GB)
  • Simultaneously record up to 4 tracks
  • Recording format: 44.1/48/96kHz, 16 or 24-bit,  WAV/BWF
  • TASCAM HDDA microphone preamps wth 120dB EIN and 64dB of gain
  • Recording levels can be adjusted independently for the 1/L, 2/R and 3-4 inputs
  • Two combo XLR/TRS inputs support +4dBu mic/line level input
  • Phantom power to channels 1/2 (24V or 48VDC on XLRF)
  • Plug-in power and high-output mic input supported on inputs 3-4
  • CAMERA OUT connector for output from the DR-60DmkII mixer (adjustable gain)
  • CAMERA IN connector for sound monitoring from the camera
  • Independent adjustable LINE OUT and HEADPHONE jacks for high-quality sound output
  • 50mW/ch headphone amplifier
  • Tripod mounting socket (bottom) and mounting screw attachment (top)
  • Handles protect the screen and can be used to attach a shoulder strap
  • Soft-Touch Rubber Keys for silent operation
  • HOLD switch to prevent accidental operation
  • QUICK button feature for easy access to various functions
  • 128×64 pixel LCD with backlight
  • USB 2.0 connection for high-speed transferring of files
  • Mini USB cable included
  • Operates on 4-AA batteries, an AC adapter (sold separately) or USB bus power
  • Can extend battery life with BP-6AA battery pack (sold separately)
  • Dedicated remote control jack for the wired RC-10 remote control or RC-3F footswitch (both sold separately)
  • Internal mixer: PAN and LEVEL controls
  • Low cut filter (40/80/120Hz)
  • Limiter (1/L and 2/R can be selected for linked operation)
  • Delay function for microphone distance adjustment (up to 150ms)
  • M-S decode functionSlate tone generator (AUTO/MANUAL)
  • Selectable duration of slate tone from four positions (0.5/1/2/3 sec, when auto-generated)
  • Selectable slate tone generation. (3 positions: OFF/HEAD/HEAD+TAIL, when auto-generated)
  • File naming format can be set to use a user-defined word or date
  • Dual-recording function allows two files to be recorded simultaneously at different levels
  • Auto-record function can automatically start and stop recording at set leve
  • lPre-recording function allows the unit to record a 2 second sound buffer before recording is activated
  • Self-timer function for solo recording
  • New file starts recording automatically without interruption when maximum file size is reached
  • Track incrementing function allows a recording to be split by creating a new file when desired
  • Jump back and play function
  • Equalizer function for playback, and level alignment function to enhance the perceived overall sound pressure
  • Resume function to memorize the playback position before the unit is turned off
  • MARK function up to 99 points per audio track
  • DIVIDE function


Computer compatibility
OS Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
CPU Pentium 300MHz or more
RAM 128MB or more
USB recommended: USB2.0
OS Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7),
OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
CPU Power PC, iMac, G3, G4 266MHz or more
64MB or more
USB recommended: USB2.0


Audio performance
Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz +0.5/–2dB (LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs 44.1k/48k Hz, JEITA)
20Hz to 40kHz +0.5/–3dB(LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT, Fs 96kHz, JEITA)
Distortion 0.02% or less (LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT Fs 44.1k/48k/96k Hz, JEITA)
S/N ratio 92dB or more (LINE IN or MIC IN to LINE OUT Fs 44.1k/48k/96k Hz, JEITA)
Equivalent input noise –120dBu or more
Recording media SD card (64MB to 2GB), SDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
Recording format
WAV 44.1k/48k/96k Hz, 16/24-bit
BWF 44.1k/48k/96k Hz, 16/24-bit
Number of channels 4-channel (stereo x2)
Analog audio input
1/L, 2/R connectors
Connector XLR-3-31 (1:GND, 2:HOT, 3:COLD) / 1/4″ (6.3mm) TRS standard jack
Input impedance 2kΩ
Phantom power 48V ±4V (10mA/CH) / 24V ±4V (10mA/CH)
Maximum input level 0dBu
Minimum input level –72dBu
MIC input gain TRIM MAX
LOW +11dB
MID +36dB
HIGH +52dB
Set to “LINE”
Input impedance 10kΩ or more
Standard input level +4dBu
Maximum input level +24dBu
3-4 connector
Connector 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack (this connector can be supplied plug-in power)
Input impedance 10kΩ
Maximum input level +10dBV
Minimum input level –50dBV
MIC input gain TRIM MAX
LOW +3dB
HIGH +26dB
HI + PLUS +38dB
CAMERA IN connector
Connector 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack
Input impedance 10kΩ
Standard input level –10dBV
Maximum input level +6dBV
Analog audio output
CAMERA OUT connector
Connector 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack
Output impedance 200Ω
Standard output level –50dBV
Maximum output level –30dBV
LINE OUT connector
Connector 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack
Output impedance 200Ω
Standard output level –10dBV
Maximum output level +10dBV
PHONES connector
Connector 1/8″ (3.5mm) stereo mini jack
Maximum output level 50mW + 50mW
Connector Mini-B type
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
Connector 2.5mm TRS jack
Power Four AA batteries (Alkaline or NI-MH),
USB bus power,
Dedicated AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P515U, sold separately),
Dedicated external battery pack (TASCAM BP-6AA, sold separately)
Power consumption 5.4W
Continuous operation time 2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit Rec, *All times are approximate.
DR-60D alone
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA) 2-½ hours (Phantom ON)
4-½ hours (Phantom OFF)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop) 3-¼ hours (Phantom ON)
5 hours (Phantom OFF)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop pro) 3-¾ hours (Phantom ON)
6 hours (Phantom OFF)
DR-60D with BP-6AA
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA) 5-½ hours (Phantom ON)
10-½ hours (Phantom OFF)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop) 7-½ hours (Phantom ON)
12 hours (Phantom OFF)
NI-MH batteries (eneloop pro) 9-½ hours (Phantom ON)
14-½ hours (Phantom OFF)
Dimensions (W×H×D) 5.2″ × 3.7″ × 3.1″ / 133 × 93.2 × 78 mm (with the top adapter attached)
Weight 1.12 lbs. / 510 g (excluding batteries)
Operating temperature 32˚F to 104˚F / 0˚C to 40˚C
Standard accessories USB cable, warranty card, Owner’s manual