The Tascam DR-40 On-Camera DSLR Audio Kit is a B&H Kit that includes everything needed for convenient audio recording with an HDSLR camera. The heart of the kit is the bronze version of the Tascam DR-40 Handheld Digital Audio Recorder, which offers pro-quality audio in a compact design. It can capture WAV or MP3 files to SD/SDHC flash memory cards. An SD card is included so you can store hours of recordings. The recorder has adjustable condenser microphones, as well as XLR and 1/4" combo inputs to accept external sound sources. A USB 2.0 connector lets you transfer recordings to a computer.
The kit also includes an accessory shoe adapter with 1/4-20 threading so you can attach the recorder to your camera's accessory shoe via the threaded tripod socket. The provided cable connects to the recorder's output and attenuates the audio signal to the desired mic level for the camera's input. The cable is 1' long to eliminate excess slack and tangling and has a 3.5mm headphone jack for convenient monitoring using the included stereo headphones. A furry windscreen is also included to reduce the effects of wind noise when recording outside.
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
Record Full HD 1080p video with this Class 10 compliant 16GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card from SanDisk. With enhanced data read speeds of up to 80 MB/s this Ultra SDHC memory card is designed to suit the needs of compact and mid-range point and shoot cameras. You can also save and store a variety of files such as music, movies, documents and more. The writable label found on the card allows you to write down what is saved to the card while the built-in write protect switch helps to prevent accidental data loss. This card, as with most SanDisk cards, comes shock, temperature, x-ray, magnet, and waterproof to take your files with you nearly anywhere you go.
Class 10 performance for Full HD Video (1080p)
Read speeds up to 80 MB/s
Writable label for easy identification and organization
Engineered with UHS-I bus architecture
This SD memory card comes shock, temperature, x-ray, magnet, and waterproof proof
Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter
This Revo Hot Shoe to 1/4"-20 Male Post Adapter has a threaded 1/4"-20 stud on the top and a "cold" male flash shoe on the bottom.
This handy little adapter allows you to mount camera accessories that only come with a 1/4"-20 socket to cameras, rigs, camera brackets, and any tripod or light stand that only feature a flash shoe. For added security, the knurled locking ring assures a tight connection to the accessory.
Attaches to Camera Hot Shoe
This adapter attaches to your camera's hot shoe, converting it into a 1/4"-20 male post.
Compatible With Female 1/4"-20 Threads
Mounts any item with a female 1/4"-20 thread to the camera hot shoe.
Lightweight, Durable Aluminum Construction
Made from durable and lightweight aluminum, this accessory won't weigh you and your gear down with unnecessary bulk and weight.
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 ACH4-25MON Line-to-Mic Attenuator Cable
The Kopul ACH4-25MON Line-to-Mic Attenuator Cable is designed to connect your digital recorder (e.g. Zoom H4n, Zoom H6, etc.) output to the mic level input of your DSLR camera with 25dB of attenuation to step down the hot line level audio to microphone level. It features a 1/8" headphone tap that allows you to monitor the signal to your camera and is shielded to reduce RF noise and provide interference-free operation.
The cable provides 25dB of attenuation to assure the output from your digital recorder is at an appropriate level for your camera's mic input. This backup recording can act as a fail-safe for your audio, as well as a reference track for easy syncing in post-production. The cable is 1-foot in length and features straight 1/8" connectors.
The ACH4-25MON is compatible with DSLR cameras that feature a 1/8" unbalanced mic level input including:
EOS Rebel T2i(550D)/T3i(600D)/T4i(650D)/T5i(700D)/SL1(100D)
EOS 5D MK ll/MK lll
EOS 1DX/1DC/1D MK lV
K-5 ll/K-5 llS
Auray WRW-DR40 Custom Windbuster for Tascam DR-40
The Auray WRW Series Custom Windbusters provide dual layered wind protection and are designed to substantially reduce unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with minimal high frequency loss.
This WRW-DR40 Custom Windbuster has been tailor-made to fit the Tascam DR-40 digital recorder and is designed to be used with both its XY and AB mic positions. The simulated fur outer layer works in tandem with the acoustic cloth inner lining to protect the microphone element from air bursts without muffling the sound.
When used on the Tascam DR-40, this windbuster is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light breeze to moderate breeze conditions (4-17 mph) and users can generally expect a 20dB to 30dB reduction in wind noise with modest dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the modest high frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for the substantial wind noise reduction.
In addition to dual layered wind protection, the WRW-DR40 helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your recorder's microphone. The windbuster is designed to fit the Tascam DR-40 recorder.
The WRW-DR40 Custom Windbuster for the Tascam DR-40 digital recorder offers an extremely effective dual layered solution for wind protection.
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)