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2017-12-21 - TASCAM joins Sennheiser’s “AMBEO for VR” Partnership Program

Montebello, CA - December 2017...Viewed as the ultimate portable audio system for video production, the TASCAM DR-701D now supports Virtual Reality(VR) content creaters with the Version 2.00 firmware update. This new update supports Ambisonics recording by enabling encoding both A and B formats and providing a real-time stereo monitor mix of B format content. Along with a robust, compact body and studio quality microphone preamps, the TASCAM DR-701D is now the ideal recording solution for VR production.

“Sennheiser warmly welcomes the TEAC Corporation to the AMBEO for VR partnership program,” said Véronique Larcher, AMBEO Immersive Audio Co-Director at Sennheiser. “We are proud to have their TASCAM DR-701D audio system on board, as it is a product held in high esteem by content creators across the globe. Thanks to the new firmware, the TASCAM recorder now fully supports the AMBEO VR Mic for recordings in A or B format Ambisonics.”

“For years TASCAM has supported audio professionals in the areas of video production and broadcast, and we are proud to partner with Sennheiser AMBEO to support the rapidly growing world of VR,” said Yuji Hanabusa, President and CEO of TEAC CORPORATION. “The addition of Ambisonics support to our industry leading DR-701D will enable yet another dimension of creativity for DR-701D owners and will help to shape the future of digital entertainment, education and information sharing.”

DR-701D Firmware Version 2.0 is available for download here:




TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the professional audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Mexico and Latin America. 


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