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The black 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
In the Box
Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Black)
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)