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  • Tascam 70D_Seperate Track Problem

    Posted by James Eckhouse on June 17, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    Hi, I’m shooting interviews on a Canon 70D. Using a Tascam 70D to get phantom power to my two mics and then send the output into my mic input on the camera. For some reason I am unable on the Tascam AND the camera to get separately adjustable gains on each track. The input is coming into the Tascam as if both mics were already mixed to one track. In other words – either gain adjuster effects BOTH tracks at once… Very frustrating. I want to adjust the sound separately for both interviewer and interviewee in Premiere. Any help would be enormously appreciated! PS – I even tried to just record the audio onto the SD card and bring both Video files from the Canon and the audio files from the Tascam into my editor but still doesn’t work! The audio files – are exactly the same on Left Ch. and Right Ch. – and I have set the recording at MONO and tried, and the STEREO and tried…no luck!

    Ty Ford replied 1 year, 11 months ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Ty Ford

    June 17, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    Hello James and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.
    I don’t know the Tascam 70D, but I’m guessing the answer you’re looking for is buried in the menus. Maybe this link will be of help. Please let us know what you find.
    Ty Ford

    Cow Audio Forum Leader

  • James Eckhouse

    June 18, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Hello Ty, and warm welcome received! (I actually used to post a long time ago)

    Thank you, the article is great – (makes more sense than the Tascam site) very nice site to hook into – unfortunately didn’t solve the problem which I am not sure which part of work flow is the culprit. Do you have any experience with a Canon 70D? I think that the Camera may be the problem – it says in manual it records in stereo but when I move to editing – both L and R have exactly same wave forms – as if the signal got mixed somehow into one track. I will post on CC as well to see if someone has an answer…thanks again!

  • Ty Ford

    June 19, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Thanks, James, I don’t have any rememberable experience with the Canon 70D. Here’s my new barrage of questions. Does the TASCAM have individual meters, one for each track? Do they change independently when you adjust levels? Can you plug the TASCAM into something else to confirm level changes? Is there something deep in the bowls of the Canon 70D that combines the two inputs? Canon it be overridden in the Canon menus?

  • James Eckhouse

    June 20, 2022 at 3:57 pm

    Ty, I finally figured it out. And yeah, the Tascam has actually 4 separate tracks – all controllable. It’s my cheaper replacement for the Zoom H4n that went south. Anyway – the problem was that you had to make sure the ‘pan’ settings for each track were set wide to full left and full right. The default setting is ‘center’ and I didn’t realize you had to go in and fix that. Now the tracks are truly distinct in both Tascam and the Canon, and easily editable…thanks again for your post!

  • Ty Ford

    June 21, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    That’s great. Thanks for reporting back for the rest of us!

    Just for the heck of it, you might try panning one mic only and recording 2 or 4 tracks, then listen to the other three to see if there’s any bleed from the one track.


    Ty Ford – Cow Audo Forum Leader

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