TASCAM has announced a version 2.0 firmware update for its popular DR-10 series of portable recorders.

The update brings more enhanced functionality for the miniature digital recorders designed for videography and newsgathering tasks.


In addition to various system enhancements and performance improvements, the Version 2.0 Firmware release adds three new recording and monitoring capabilities to each of these pixie sized powerhouses. These include: real-time level meters during recording, an additional level setting in dual record mode, and the inclusion of MP3 as a recording format.

Users can now view record levels in real time when the record function is engaged, as the meters are now active during audio capture. In addition, users fond of the dual recording feature – which allows for the automatic recording of a second “safety track” at a lower gain setting than the main track – will now be able to select between a -12db and -6db delta.

Also on the list of new features is the ability to record directly to MP3, as well as multiple WAV formats. By recording to MP3, users will be able to record for days on end with a single MicroSD card, which can be a lifesaver on remote shoots or when gathering content at tradeshows and events.

The new firmware for the DR-10X (with integrated XLR connector), DR-10SG (with integrated shotgun mic), DR-10L and DR-10LW (with lavalier mic) is available now as a free download.

More information: TASCAM