The Tascam Bronze DR-40 Handheld and Lavalier Interviewer Kit from B&H comes with everything you need to start making professional-quality recordings for interviews, ENG, and other similar applications. This kit can be especially effective in certain ENG situations because it contains dedicated microphones for both interviewer and interviewee.
The kit includes the bronze Tascam DR-40 portable recorder, HDR-10 omnidirectional handheld dynamic ENG microphone, a black square microphone flag, HPC-A30 closed-back studio monitor headphones, 6' Studio Elite 4000 Series mic cable, OLM-10 omnidirectional lavalier microphone, Kopul XLR-to-mini adapter, and two LR44 alkaline cell batteries.
Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Bronze)
The bronze DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder from Tascam provides professional-level features and flexibility in a compact and durable design that's ideal for use in the field. The unit can record high-quality WAV/BWF or MP3 files to readily-available SD or SDHC flash memory cards, allowing you to record hours of material and share it easily. A 2GB card is included so you can get started recording right away.
The recorder features built-in adjustable condenser microphones, allowing you to choose an X/Y or A/B recording pattern to meet the needs of your environment and application. A built-in limiter and switchable low cut filter reduce peaks and rumble for cleaner recordings. There are a pair of Neutrik combo inputs that accept XLR and 1/4" connections for terrific flexibility. Built-in mic preamps provide phantom power so you can use external condenser mics. A 3.5mm headphone/line output allows you to connect additional equipment such as headphones or small speakers. The high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC for editing or sharing.
A built-in speaker allows you to play back your recordings immediately for review. Other features include a dual recording mode, and overdub mode, and a peak reduction feature. There is a 2-second pre-recording buffer to ensure that you never miss a priceless moment due to pressing the record button too late. There is also a chromatic tuner and a stereo reverb effect. A threaded mounting hole lets you mount the recorder on a tripod for terrific stability. The DR-40 can operate for up to 15 hours from 3 standard AA batteries. It can also use USB bus power via the included cable. An optional AC adapter and external battery pack (sold separately) provide additional powering options.
The small size of the recorder makes it easy to use in the field for a variety of applications
Record WAV/BWF files at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz and MP3 files up to 320 kbps
The DR-40 records to widely-available SD or SDHC flash memory cards with capacities up to 32GB for stable, reliable recordings. A 2GB card is included
The built-in adjustable condenser mics provide X/Y and A/B stereo patterns for tight imaging or opening up for more room sound
A built-in speaker lets you review your recordings instantly
Limiter and Low Cut Filter
The built-in limiter and switchable low cut filter (40/80/120 Hz) reduce peaks and rumble for crisp, clear audio. A peak reduction feature will set the input level automatically without turning it back up later. You can also choose automatic or manual level setting
The locking Neutrik combo jack inputs accept XLR and 1/4" connections for wide compatibility with a variety of mic and line level devices for 4-track recording
The integrated mic preamps provide phantom power for external condenser microphones
A 3.5mm headphone/line output lets you connect headphones, small speakers, and other devices
The high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to quickly and easily transfer your recordings to a Mac or PC
The recorder can operate for up to 15 hours on 3 standard AA batteries. It can also operation by USB bus power from a computer, or from an optional AC wall adapter (PS-P515U). An optional external battery pack (BP-6AA) is also available
Dual Recording Mode
The dual recording mode will capture a safety track at a lower volume level than your primary track to prevent peaking and distortion
The quick menu options and clear LCD screen let you set functions with a minimum of menus
Start your recordings quickly and easily by hitting the record button twice
The recorder has a stereo reverb effect and a VSA feature to adjust playback speed from 50-150%
The timed recording feature begins the track 5-10 seconds after you hit the button, allowing time for get-ready when self-recording
The overdub mode will record over your previous take, but still keep a copy of the original, just in case
Level Align and EQ
Level align and EQ settings prevent uneven volume levels during playback and allow you to customize your sound
The pre-recording feature will capture up to 2 seconds of audio from before you hit the record button, allowing you to capture unexpected audio moments
A chromatic tuner makes sure you play or sing perfectly in key
A threaded tripod mount socket lets you place the recorder on a stand for convenient tabletop recording
Optional RC-10 and RC-3F remotes are available for wired or footswitch operation
Polsen HDR-10 Omnidirectional Handheld Dynamic ENG Microphone
The Polsen HDR-10 is a handheld omnidirectional dynamic microphone that uniformly captures sound on- or off-axis. This makes it ideal for audio and video applications like ENG and interviews, because it can pick up sound in a 360° pattern. The frequency response is tailored for speech, resulting in a natural
sound with clear dialogue intelligibility.
The capsule is isolated in rubber to reduce handling noise, and the integrated metal mesh windscreen and included foam windscreen lower wind noise and plosive sounds. The body of the microphone is constructed from cast aluminum alloy to provide durability and a professional appearance.
Designed for ENG
Ideal for audio and video applications like electronic news gathering (ENG) and interviews
360° Sound Pickup
Omnidirectional capsule picks up sound in a 360° pattern to uniformly capture sound on- or off-axis
Tailored for Speech
Frequency response is tailored for speech, resulting in a natural sound with intelligible dialogue
Metal and Foam Windscreens
Integrated metal mesh windscreen and included foam windscreen reduce undesirable wind noise and
vocal plosive sounds
Includes Mic Clip
Microphone clip with 5/8" thread and 3/8" reducer bushing for versatile mounting
Drawstring pouch included for safe storage and transport
Auray Square Microphone Flag (Black)
This Auray 2.25" Square Microphone Flag fits any size handheld ENG microphone. The flag includes two foam inserts that accomodate various handle sizes. The square area is black and provides sufficient space for a station ID logo.
Polsen HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
The HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones from Polsen are designed for monitoring audio in studio, field, mobile, and DJ applications. They feature 50mm drivers that provide a frequency response of 18Hz to 22kHz for accurate reproduction of your audio.
The ear cups on the HPC-A30 have an around-ear (circumaural), closed-back design, allowing for the increased isolation often desired while tracking or monitoring playback. Additionally, the ear cups can be pivoted for single-ear monitoring. The headphones have a collapsible folding mechanism for compact storage and transport. A padded and adjustable headband provides comfort during extended use. The 32 ohm impedance allows for ample volume when used with mobile devices. The headphones have a single-sided, 9.8-foot cable that terminates in a 3.5mm stereo connector. A 1/4" adapter is included for additional compatibility.
Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 6' (1.8 m), Black
The Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (6') is a studio-quality cable for connecting mics to mixers, preamps, audio interfaces and recorders; or to be used in any other application where XLR connectivity is required. The cable is engineered to be both quiet and durable, and is well-suited for critical recording and broadcast situations.
Studio Elite 4000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. A 98% braided outer shield makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrix XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.
98% braided shield offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
Cast zinc shell and chuck style strain relief.
Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
The Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone is an all-in-one solution for recording hands-free audio to both channels of your camcorder or DSLR, as well as most devices with a 3.5mm mic-level input that cannot supply phantom power. It is a self-powered clip-on electret condenser mic designed for accurate voice reproduction in home and video webcasting applications such as presentations, interviews, dictation, and corporate video. The microphone's small, 21-mm long lightweight body allows for discrete placement with the included tie-clip while its 20-foot long cable gives you ample distance from your recording device.
Featuring a 3.5mm dual-mono TRS output connector, the mic sends audio to both the left and right channels of your recorder. Thanks to its omnidirectional polar pattern, the OLM-10 provides a uniform response that will not cause the bass-boosting proximity effect common with cardioid patterns, while allowing you to move freely without off-axis rejection causing a drop in volume. The in-line power switch allows you to quickly mute the microphone as well as preserve battery life when not in use. A windscreen for reduced noise and plosives, 1/4" adapter, and LR44 battery are included.
Kopul XLR Male to Mini Female Adapter
The XLR Male to Mini Female Adapter from Kopul is a 1/8" female TRS to XLR male adapter that allows you to connect a microphone with a mini jack output to a professional mixer, camera, or other device with an XLR input.
General Brand LR44 Alkaline Cell Batteries (1.5V, 2 Pack)
This 2 pack of 1.5V LR44 Alkaline Cell Batteries is cost-effective and convenient, giving you a spare to keep on hand when your watch needs a new battery.
Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Bronze)
Hand-Held 4-Track Digital Audio Recorder
SD or SDHC Card (64 MB to 32 GB)
Recording Bit Rate
WAV: 16 and 24-bit MP3: 32-320 kbps, VBR
WAV: 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz MP3: 44.1 and 48 kHz
Number of Channels
4 (2 Stereo)
All times are for a 1GB memory card Stereo Mode: MP3: 17 hours 21 mins (128 kbps), 6 hours 56 mins (320 kbps) WAV: 1 hour 34 mins (16-bit/44.1 kHz), 1 hour 26 mins (16-bit/48 kHz), 28 mins (24-bit/96 kHz)