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Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder
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4-track recording, 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 resolution, plus adjustable XY/AB stereo condenser mic and XLR/1/4" inputs.

The TASCAM DR-40 has adjustable mics, 4-track recording and extended battery life, to give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere.

The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLR mic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding TASCAM microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4" line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included.

Once recorded, playback your takes with EQ and the optional Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low-cut filter, and much more - all with TASCAM's simple-to-use interface. Home or live recording is as simple as it gets with the TASCAM DR-40.

Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder Features:

  • Handheld 4-track portable recorder
    Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position
    XLR/1/4" mic/line input with phantom power
    Record with the built-in microphones and XLR mic or line inputs for 4-track recording
    Dual-recording mode captures a safety track at a lower level to avoid distortion
    Overdub mode allows recording along with a previous take
    Peak reduction automatically sets the ideal recording level
    15-hour battery life from three AA batteries
    Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF or MP3 recording resolution
    Two-second pre-recording buffer
    Variable speed playback from 50-150% speed without changing the pitch
    Adjustable limiter and low-cut filter (40/80/120Hz)
    Built-in speaker and chromatic tuner
    1/8" headphone/line output
    Playback EQ and level align
    Stereo Reverb effect
    Tripod mounting hole
    SD/SDHC card slot supports up to 32GB media (2GB card included)
    Locking Neutrik Combi jacks
    USB 2.0 jack and cable for transferring recordings to computer
    Powered by three AA batteries, AC adapter (optional PS-P515U - not included), external battery pack (optional BP-6AA - not included), or USB bus power
    Optional RC-3F footswitch and RC-10 wired remote control (not included)

Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder

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  • Wow - Awesome!

    As reviewed by PAUL BORDELON on 1/19/2012

    I bought this unit to record our band's rehearsals. I didnt even read the manual and within 5 minutes I was up and running. I just set the recorder on a music stand in the middle of the practice room, guessed at which level to set it at, and hit record! Just using the built in microphones on the unit we were blown away at how good this thing sounds - truly amazing. I cant wait to try it with a couple of Shure Sm-57s. This unit is also extremely easy to connect to your computer and download files into Itunes. Just connect the USB to your computer, click on "storage" on the the DR-40 screen, then click on the DR-40 Icon that appears on your computer and voila theres all your files waiting to be dragged into Itunes. Battery life seems to be good too - I basically left it running for 3 hours straight recording with no problems. This unit has many more features that I havent had a chance to explore yet - but I can tell you from my preliminary experience this machine is incredible!

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  • Fantastic Sound

    As reviewed by Joe Martinosky on 11/22/2011

    I bought this recorder for a couple of reasons. I wanted a high quality recorder for my kids' band concerts, as well as a recorder capable of being connected to my mixer, for some home recording. I got my first chance to record a band concert this weekend, and the detail of the recording is excellent. The noise floor is quite low. It's quite easy to use, and the playback through headphones is very good, too. Sure, the built-in speaker is small, but no one is going to buy this as a music player. If you're looking for a quality field recorder, you can't go wrong with the DR-40.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • Amazing piece of technology

    As reviewed by STEVEN CRAWFORD on 6/6/2012

    Purchased this unit through our local Guitar Center. They were out of stock but ordered and received this one within a few days. Our main purpose for this is to record rehearsals in order to remember changes to arrangements but we have plans to record some live shows for our own critique. Amazing amount of power packed into a small hold-in-your-hand package. Many modes of recording, true 4-track capability built in. Decided to go ahead and buy the AC adapter in order to save the batteries. Also bought a 16gb SD card to go with it, allows for a lot of recording time even at 24bit\96hz setting. Highly recommend this recorder!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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