April 18, 2011

Tascam DR-05: Handheld Portable Recorder

Do you ever have a great idea for a song, like a melody, or guitar riff, and its in your head.? You want to record it, but your not near a studio, or takes too much time to go into your home studio, turn on the computer, set mics etc. You don't want to lose that idea, but it takes too much time just to record something real quick, before you forget it. This happens all the time to many musicians.

Mobile Recording Solution for Guitarists: Tascam DR-05
There is a solution to this problem, the Tascam DR-05 the most innovative mobile recording device on the market today. A Solid State recorder that lets you record in MP3 or WAV format to microSD or microSDHC media.

Simple and easy to use push button and menu, lets you record you're guitar parts or vocals on the spot within a minute.  Its as easy as plug in your guitar, turn it on, press record. That's it. The Tascam DR-05 is a handheld portable recorder, the perfect recording solution for musicians. Its battery operated, uses two AA batteries.

The fact that it is so small, it can go in your guitar case or nap sac is just simply amazing and brilliant. The cost of the unit is so affordable, versus what the handheld portable recorder can do, its just mind blowing.  A guitarist can record his parts in WAV format anywhere and then send it in a file to anyone or upload to a computer that has the actual recording software like Pro-Tools, Sonar and so on.  Do you see the true potential this handheld recorder has?

Benefits of a Mobile Handheld Recorder:
  • Quick set-up and recording on the spot.
  • Easy menu navigation.
  • Record guitar parts or vocals in WAV or MP3 formats.
  • Directly record to microSD or microSDHC media. 
  • Record complete tracks anywhere. 
  • Songwriting tool for guitarists and vocalists. 
  • Built-in Chromatic Tuner.
  • Variable Speed Audition (Slow down music without changing the pitch.)
  • Level Align Function
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Battery Operated
  • Compact Size 4.8 x 2.6 x 7.5 inches 
  • Lightweight under 3 pounds. 
The Tascam DR-05 has a great feature, such as the variable speed audition, which lets you slow down the track, without changing the pitch. This is a great songwriting tool for guitarists to write and record lead guitar parts. Another benefit of the variable speed is the ability to transcribe music for tabs.

A handheld portable recorder is a must have for all musicians, the benefits to a guitarist are endless. No more lost songs or melodies, decrease studio time, write and record your guitar parts anywhere.

Do you have a Tascam DR-05 in your guitar case?

By George Luker (C) 2011 Copyright Krule Music


  1. That is so amazing, just on the solution it gives. Thanks Dude just picked one up now.

    Great article and love your blog.
    Musicians Resources ROCKS!

  2. Thanks for the article, its very interesting. I agree I need to have one in my guitar case.

    Never knew or thought of it like the way you mentioned, on the aspect of mobile recording.

    I just ordered a DR-05 now.
    Thanks again, and great blog. Love all the guitar chord charts.