Lectrosonics has introduced a new digital recorder, the MTCR (Miniature Time Code Recorder), designed for professional use.
The MTCR is ideal for when the distance is extreme or using a wireless microphone is not practical. It can travel with the user easily and capture professional-quality audio, synchronised with timecode. The tiny size and rounded shape make the MTCR unobtrusive and easy to place in garments and costumes and to conceal when used as a “plant” microphone to capture environmental or location sound.
The MTCR records in 24 bit, 48 kHz digital onto a microSD card (HC type, Class 10) in .wav (Broadcast Wave File) format. The unit can be jammed to external time code via the standard five-pin Lemo connector. A headphone output jack allows for monitoring the signal input or listening to previously recorded files but cannot be used to send live audio to another device while recording.
The input connector, a TA5M jack, accepts any mic or line-level signal and provides bias voltage to power a wide variety of electret lavaliere microphones. The input connection and wiring are compatible with microphones pre-wired for use with Lectrosonics professional wireless microphone transmitters with servo bias type inputs.
“The MTCR has been a much-requested product,” stated Karl Winkler, VP of marketing and sales at Lectrosonics. “The combination of features, size, and audio quality should appeal to a wide range of users for a variety of applications”.
The MTCR comes with an M152/5P low-noise omni lav microphone, microSD memory card, belt clip, and AAA lithium battery.
- Inside the use of Lectrosonics on El Camino: A Breaking Bad movie
- Lectrosonics appoints two new US regional representativesMSRP for the MTCR is $990, and it is shipping now.