TASCAM DR-40Item ID: DR40
4-track Handheld Recorder with Adjustable Onboard Microphones and XLR Combo Inputs
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Quality 4-track Recording - Anywhere!Thanks to the TASCAM DR-40 handheld 4-track recorder, you don't have to break the bank to break free from the studio. The DR-40 gives you flexible stereo recording options, so you can capture live performances, make great-sounding demos, and more. Adjustable onboard microphones let you optimize the DR-40 for any environment, and a pair of locking Neutrik XLR Combo jacks let plug your own mics or instruments for full 4-track recording. What's more, the DR-40 features great practice and recording tools, including variable speed playback, an onboard tuner, and overdub recording mode. And all you need is three AA batteries for up to 15 hours of recording with your TASCAM DR-40.
TASCAM DR-40 Handheld Digital 4-track Recorder at a Glance:
Flexible I/O and recording options
The TASCAM DR-40 makes on-the-go 4-track recording easy, thanks to its flexible I/O and recording options. For live recording, the DR-40 gives you everything you need. Just take the main feed off the board (plugged into the DR-40's XLR Combo jacks) and use the built-in microphones to capture the sound of the room. Onboard phantom power also lets you record with any condenser microphones. And since the DR-40 can record in formats ranging from MP3 to 24-bit/96kHz WAV, you can get exactly the recording quality you need.
The tools you need to nail every recording
Never miss another take! To make recording with the DR-40 as easy and fool-proof as possible, TASCAM gave this handheld recorder super-useful functions. First, there's the DR-40's peak reduction function, which automatically sets your levels to the optimal incoming volume. If the music gets loud or there's an unexpected peak, the DR-40's built-in limiter ensures that your recording will be safe, and a lowpass filter keeps low-end rumble from overwhelming your audio. Finally, there's the DR-40's dual recording mode, which captures a safety track at a lower level, so even if disaster strikes, you won't miss a moment of your audio.
Excellent onboard effects and processing
More than a handheld recorder, the TASCAM DR-40 is a true studio-to-go. Variable speed playback and overdub modes let you rock out to your own recordings and write whole songs inside the DR-40. Add EQ to your tracks and automatically align their levels, for polished-sounding playback, or add a touch of reverb for extra dimension. The DR-40 even has a built-in speaker, so you can audition your takes without plugging in headphones. And when it's time to upload your tracks to your computer, high-speed USB 2.0 makes file transfer quick and easy.
TASCAM DR-40 Handheld Digital 4-track Recorder Features:
The TASCAM DR-04 portable recorder lets you capture 4-track audio anywhere!
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Patty, El Sobrante, CA
Reviewsbased on 18 reviews
I LOVE IT
by LEVAR from PHILADELPHIA PA.EVERYTHING I COULD EVER HOPE FOR IN A RECORDER AS MANY OVERDUBBS AS I WANT CANT GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT
August 11, 2012
Music Background: RECORDING ENGINEER
by from Chicago, ILI read many reviews on this and other recorders, and was a little worried about reports of noise or helicopter noises when using the line inputs. The only time I experienced anything like that was rec... read more [+]ording a line in when it was set to mic and I was using USB power. If I changed the togle from mic to line, or switched to battery power, no noise. I have recorded every practice and a couple live shows, and this is perfect. 3 feet away from the drum set and the bass, guitar, and vocals are all there. Same thing being half way across a bar. Slowing down recordings is excellent for learning new challenging parts, or for figuring out parts. Being able to record 2 lines in at the same time as the built in mics is great for live shows. I am really impressed with this, and am glad I took a chance and bought it over the others on the market. 5 stars all the way! close [-]
February 22, 2012
Easy to use....professional quality!
by Linda Fuller from Irvine, CAVery convenient and easy to use ... When put with external mics, sounds like studio recording.
December 5, 2011
Music Background: Pro musician
by TomH from DallasPurchased this as an upgrade to my M Audio Microtrak II. I've been recording jazz, rock and solo piano live for many years. Bottom line is the sound is outstanding with the internal mics which move fr... read more [+]om both AB to XY patterns. The noise floor is very low, the soundstage is wide and deep and the audio has excellent detail with an apparent very flat and wide frequency response. I plan to test the mics inputs with my trusty Shure SM81s. Even without this test, this recorder does a great job. The battery life is rated at 15 hours and the recorder uses 3 standard AA batteries. This means that you are not limited by the life of an internal non changeable rechargeable battery. The sound and ergonomics have advanced from the excellent design of the MicroTrak II. Highly recommended. close [-]
October 22, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist
by Tracy Day from Huntington, WV USAThis little guy really catches the vibes! Tried it first with some acoustic music, friends playing in a small living room, and was impressed. Took it to a Drive-By-Truckers show and taped from the tab... read more [+]le where the soundman was set up and when I listened later I was completely amazed. I could hear every instrument just as when it was live. Thanks for a great product. close [-]
October 30, 2012
Music Background: Sound Production
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