I just picked up a TASCAM DR-100 MKII the other day and I'm learning how to use it. Full disclosure, all this sound engineering is brand new to me. I bought it because I'm going to start doing podcasts and some video review work and I wanted to get a good recording.
Here are my current settings:
- Mode: HS
- Format: WAV 24bit
- Sample: 96K
- Input: Uni/Omni (issue is same on both)
- Mic Gain: H
- Speaker: Off
- Monitor: Off
- Auto/Limiter: Off
I'll set it to record and I can see the levels bouncing. I'll hit record and on play back, I can hear a buzzing / static sound the whole time. I can often times adjust it out with the gain control however, sometimes I'll record and hear it then the very next recording with ZERO setting changes, it won't be there.
I'm trying to determine if I got a lemon or if I just don't know how to use it. I haven't experienced the noise in the recording when using the XLR inputs.
I've provided a sample recording so you can hear what I'm talking about.
Any advice is appreciated.