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Tascam DR-05 – Most Cost-Effective ASMR Microphone

I was planning to make ASMR videos recently, so I bought a cost-effective microphone for my ASMR channel. At first, since I didn’t figure out how to properly use this microphone, I was not very satisfied with it. But now, I have to say that Tascam DR-05 is one of the best ASMR microphones, with high quality and at low price!

In this article, I will show you how to set the Tascam DR-05 for ASMR videos.

How to Set Tascam DR-05 Microphone for ASMR videos

*I will make a test video and insert it in this article, so please stay tuned.

Why choose Tascam DR-05?

I have watched many awesome ASMR videos made with a smartphone without additional audio recorder, so at the beginning, I thought I can make some as well. But the result was bad, there were echoes, and the details like whispers and mouth sounds could not be recorded clearly. So, I realized that I need a microphone.


Since I was short of budget, and I was not sure whether a recorder can really improve the audio experience of an ASMR video, I choose to get started with a cheaper one. With the $99 price tag, Tascam made me want to have a try.


Tascam is lightweight and portable, I don’t need buy any other equipment to go with it, such like a holder.

It has a backlit digital screen which allows you to browse the recording modes and settings, and you can replay, delete files directly on it.


One of Tascam’s shortages as a voice recorder is that its two omnidirectional microphones aren’t cut out to record voice, but it turns to be an advantage as an ASMR audio recorder since the microphones are good for recording triggers like tapping, scratching and brushing, etc.


Recording media microSD/SDHC Flash Memory Cards (64MB to 32GB)
Supported File Types WAV/BWF: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24-bit
MP3: 44.1/48 kHz, 32/64/96/128/192/256/320 kbps
Recording Time All times are for a 1 GB memory card
MP3: 17 hours 21 mins (128 kbps), 6 hours 56 mins (320 kbps)
WAV: 1 hour 34 mins (16-bit/44. 1kHz), 1 hour 26 mins (16-bit/48 kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/96 kHz)
Connectors 1 x 3.5mm mic/line stereo input (unbalanced) 1 x 3.5mm headphone/line out jack (unbalanced) 1 x USB 2.0 Mini-B port
Power 2 x AA Batteries
USB Bus Power
1.7 W Maximum Consumption

Click here to know more specification information.

How to set Tascam DR-05 for ASMR videos

The most important thing that I want to mention in the beginning of this part is that, if you are like me, who found that the voices were too low while recorded just about centimeters from your mouth, then you can try to press the skip << >> buttons to adjust the input level while you’re recording. You will find a new world!

If you want to know the step by step setting up progress, you can keep reading. In fact, it’s very simple and you won’t need other equipment to get started.

Step 1: Hold the Home button for 2 seconds for it to boot.

Step 2: Hit the Record button, and it goes into a standby mode where you can monitor the levels. Remember to plug an external headphone into the LINE OUT jack, so you can hear clearly the actual audio you are recording. It very important for making ASMR videos, since a heavy breath may destroy the hold experience.

Step 3: Hit the record button again and the timer starts and the recording gets started.

Step 4: Hit the record button again once more, it goes into pause mode. And hit it again it gets back to recording.

Step 5: If you want to stop the recording, hit the stop/home button, and the next time you record it will start a new file.

Step 6: Now, you can easily drag the audio file from Tascam to your computer for editing. Just connect Tascam and your computer with its own USB cable. Chose Storage option, then all the audio files stored on Tascam will be shown on your computer.


  1. Matilda

    How do you match up the video with the audio once you’ve recorded on the Tascam DR 05? I am completely new to the whole process.

    • Comment by post author


      Hi, you need a video editing software to combine audio and video file. I use Wondershare Filmora which can show the audio waveform. I can write a new post on how to match up video with audio if you’re interested in it:)

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