Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Luminous Gray)

Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Luminous Gray)

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Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Luminous Gray)

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Product Highlights

  • Compact Design
  • Adjustable Condenser Mics
  • Records to SD/SDHC Media
  • WAV/BWF and MP3 Recording
  • XLR and 1/4" Combo Inputs
  • Phantom Power
  • USB 2.0 Connector
  • Integrated Speaker
  • 3.5mm Headphone/Line Output
  • Battery, AC, or USB Power
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The luminous gray 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 Windows computer 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.

Compact Design
The small size of the recorder makes it easy to use in the field for a variety of applications
High-Quality Recording
Record WAV/BWF files at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz and MP3 files up to 320 kbps
Reliable Media
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
Adjustable Mics
The built-in adjustable condenser mics provide X/Y and A/B stereo patterns for tight imaging or opening up for more room sound
Integrated Speaker
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
Combo Inputs
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
Built-in Preamps
The integrated mic preamps provide phantom power for external condenser microphones
3.5mm Output
A 3.5mm headphone/line output lets you connect headphones, small speakers, and other devices
USB 2.0
The high-speed USB 2.0 port allows you to quickly and easily transfer your recordings to a Mac or Windows computer
Power Options
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
Easy Navigation
The quick menu options and clear LCD screen let you set functions with a minimum of menus
2-Button Record
Start your recordings quickly and easily by hitting the record button twice
Effects
The recorder has a stereo reverb effect and a VSA feature to adjust playback speed from 50-150%
Timer Recording
The timed recording feature begins the track 5-10 seconds after you hit the button, allowing time for get-ready when self-recording
Overdub Mode
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
Pre-Recording
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
Tuner
A chromatic tuner makes sure you play or sing perfectly in key
Tripod Mount
A threaded tripod mount socket lets you place the recorder on a stand for convenient tabletop recording
Optional Remotes
Optional RC-10 and RC-3F remotes are available for wired or footswitch operation
UPC: 043774033072
In the Box
Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Luminous Gray)
  • Mini-USB Cable
  • 2GB SD Card
  • 3 x AA Batteries
  • Limited Warranty: 1-Year Parts; 90-Days Labor
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    Tascam DR-40 specs

    Type Hand-held 4-track digital audio recorder
    Recording/Reading Methods SD or SDHC card (64 MB to 32 GB)
    Recording Bit Rate WAV: 16 and 24-bit
    MP3: 32-320 kbps, VBR
    Sampling Frequency WAV: 44.1, 48, or 96 kHz
    MP3: 44.1 and 48 kHz
    Number of Channels 4 (2 Stereo)
    Recording Time All times are for a 1 GB 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)
    Frequency Response 20 Hz~20 kHz +1/-3dB (44.1 kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT, JEITA)
    20 Hz~22 kHz +1/-3dB (48 kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT, JEITA)
    20 Hz~40 kHz +1/-3dB (96 kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.05% (44.1/48/96 kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
    S/N Ratio > 92 dB (44.1/48/96 kHz, EXT IN-LINE OUT)
    A/D Conversion 24-bit
    D/A Conversion 24-bit
    Speed Adjustment 50-150% without affecting pitch

    Only with 44.1/48 kHz

    Connectors 2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs
    1 x 3.5 mm headphone/line out
    1 x high-speed USB 2.0 mini-B port
    1 x remote jack
    Input Impedance Mic: 2.2 kOhms
    Line: 10 kOhms
    Input Level Nominal: -19 dBV mic, +4 dBu line
    Max: -3 dBV mic, +20 dBu line
    Output Impedance 12 Ohms
    Output Level Nominal: -14 dBV (10 kOhms)
    Max: +2 dBV (10 kOhms)
    Microphone Adjustable Stereo Condenser (X/Y and A/B)
    Headphone Output 20 mW + 20 mW (32 Ohms)
    Speaker 0.3 W, Mono
    Filter 40/80/120 Hz Low Cut
    Battery Type/Life 3 x AA (Alkaline or NiMH)
    Up to 15 Hours of Continuous Operation, Phantom Power Off
    Power 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (via Optional AC Adapter)
    Power Consumption 2.5 W Max
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Mics Open: 3.54 x 6.1 x 1.38" / 90 x 155 x 35 mm
    Mics Closed: 2.76 x 6.1 x 1.38" / 70 x 155 x 35 mm
    Weight 7.5 oz / 213 g (Without Batteries)
    System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, or 7, Pentium 300 MHz, 128 MB RAM, USB 2.0 Recommended
    macOS v10.2 or Later, Power PC G3, G4, or G5 266 MHz Min, 64 MB RAM, USB 2.0 Recommended
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.6 x 3.3"

    Tascam DR-40 reviews

    DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Luminous Gray) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little recorder if you know what it's limitation are I bought this when it went on sale for $129 and it's totally worth that. It takes a bit of work to turn on the setting that lets you adjust the external levels separately (as opposed to both together), but it's in there. The issue I had was with how bad the isolation is on the unit itself. If you've got it mounted on a camera and you tap one of the buttons to change a level, you can clearly here the click in the mics. And it's an internal full on thick sounding click, not just the mics picking up the physical sound outside the unit. As long as you know this, it's still a good buy I think.
    Date published: 2018-07-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Private Karaoke for Voice "training" This is the second Dr40 I bought besides some othe Tascam I already own such as DP24SD, DP008, Dr07 Mark II (simple and very good audio) just for the purpose of rehearsal of my Singing ! Tascam is the only one manufacturer would design something that help (a lot) an amateur singer like me to "train" my voice (through hedphones, that won't bother your neighbors) ! The DR40 is more complicated than the exellent DR 07 Mark II (replaced by the DR-22WL that I haven't tried) but with very solid build and proved to be very reliable !
    Date published: 2018-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally an xlr hanheld from tascam. its tascams late response to the zoom recorders. works well. essentially the same as the compatible zoom. tascam menus consistent with old models. converters same quality. less expensive than competition. great to finally have 2 xlr inputs. good unit for the money.
    Date published: 2018-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from really I love it The best service you did. Thank you
    Date published: 2018-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great recorder very good recorder at a great price
    Date published: 2018-05-24
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