Tascam DR-40 V2

Portable 4-Track Digital Recorder

  • Up to 96 kHz 24-bit of WAV/BWF or MP3 recording
  • Built-in condenser microphone
  • Adjustable from X/Y to A/B position
  • 2x XLR / 6.3 mm mic/line inputs with phantom power
  • External sources can be recorded simultaneously via the built-in microphone (4-track)
  • Dual recording picks up the signal twice (normal and low level)
  • Overdub mode enables the repeated recording of a passage
  • Peak reduction automatically sets the optimum input signal
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life
  • Pre-recording buffer records up to 2 seconds prior to starting recording
  • Adjustable playback speed 50 - 150 % (pitch is retained)
  • Adjustable limiter and low cut filter (40 / 80 / 120 Hz)
  • Built-in loudspeaker and tuner
  • Headphone-/Line output
  • Multilingual menu (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Built-in EQ (playback) and stereo reverb effect
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole (1/4")
  • Storage medium: SD/SDHC card (currently up to 32GB of card capacity)
  • Neutrik jacks
  • Powered by 3x AA batteries (optional)
  • Connector for power supply (optional PS-P520E) or external battery pack (optional BP-6AA), or USB bus power
  • Dimensions: 70 x 155 x 35 mm
  • Weight: 213 g
  • Includes USB 2.0 cable, 2GB memory card
  • Corresponding fur wind shield available under Article Nr 314110
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Integrated Stereo Microhone Yes
Recording Tracks 4
Microphone Inputs 2
48 V Phantom power Yes
Line Inputs 2
Storage Medium SD/SDHC Card
Headphone connection Yes
Integrated Speaker Yes
Resolution max. 24 bit
Max. Sample Rate 96 kHz
Limiter Yes

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Great, high-quality audio recorder

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The mics on this recorder are incredibly sensitive to wind so a windscreen / wind muff is absolutely necessary if you're recording anywhere other than indoors or making recordings that involve moving the device.

Due to the mics' sensitivity, recording anything delicate can be compromised by the minutest of sounds generated by gripping the chassis, therefore I try to avoid touching the device at all during capture. This means that pressing any of the hardware buttons is a very audible event and so you may wish to purchase both the Tascam RC-3F/RC-10 remote and a tripod to combat these issues.

It can be powered via USB so it's ideal for use in conjunction with a power bank or computer. Good battery life. Samples WAV in 44.1, 48.0 and 96.0kHz. MP3 cannot do 96.0kHz. Use BWF MetaEdit to analyse BWF WAV recordings. Updating the firmware resets the capture count: 171012_0000.wav.

Despite not owning any accessories (I did make myself a windscreen however), the device does capture great recordings and there are some workarounds for handling noise such as pressing record a couple seconds before the source material begins, though if you're relying on the pre-recording buffer these noises would be unavoidable.
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Tascam DR-40 - Great value and consistent performer.

18.08.2015
Bought with an eye on the pricetag to work as a field recorder for interviews while still keeping a possibility to record musical events etc with the same recorder it have shown to be a good and useful recorder.

The internal microphones are, as expected, sensitive to handling noises and without a windsock extremly sensitive for wind noise. Mounted on a stand and if needed with windprotector they are however quality microphones who produce good recordings.

Attaching an external interview microphone turns the DR-40 into a dependable recorder with great sound. The sound gets as good as the attached mic can get it! Here comes also one of the few drawbacks to surface, the settings for different microphones (internal/external etc) are a bit fiddly do deal with. The menue could be easier to manouvre in. Otherwise it´s a dependable working tool!
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