Tascam DR-40X Four-Track Digital Audio Recorder and USB Audio Interface

Tascam DR-40X Four-Track Digital Audio Recorder and USB Audio Interface

Tascam DR-40X Four-Track Digital Audio Recorder and USB Audio Interface

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Product Highlights

  • For DSLRs, Musicians, and Filmmakers
  • 2 x Unidirectional Stereo Condenser Mics
  • XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
  • Built-In +48 Phantom Power
  • 4-Channel Multi-Track Recording
  • 2-In/2-Out USB Audio Interface
  • Overwrite Function for Punch-Ins
  • Dictation Mode with Speed Control and EQ
  • One-Touch User Interface
  • High-Capacity microSDXC Card Capacity
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$199.99
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Tascam DR-40X Overview

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The DR-40X Four-Track Digital Audio Recorder and USB Audio Interface from Tascam is the latest generation of professional handheld recorders and is the successor to Tascam's popular DR-40 recorder. The DR-40X features a pair of high-quality unidirectional stereo condenser microphones with variable X/Y or A/B configuration can be used to capture audio for voice recordings, dictations, meetings, and live music recording applications.

Dual Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks support both mic-level and +4 dBu line-level signals. The microphone preamp includes +48V phantom power to power condenser microphones as well as electret type microphones. The four-track recorder allows you to capture the ambient sound of the surroundings while recording direct from an external console. This is ideal for capturing live performances.

The DR-40X boasts a totally revamped user interface, making it easy to record, adjust levels, delete takes, add markers, and  perform other common functions with just the click of a thumb. Multi-language menus in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese are included.

Tascam's decades of expertise and innovation in computer-based recording incorporates a studio-quality 2-in/2-out USB audio interface making it a great fit for podcasting, digital audio workstations, and more. Other features include a bright-white backlit display that is easy to see in sunlight as well as dictation mode, which enables the user to jump-back audio playback including speed control and EQ.

Finally, an overwrite mode allows users to select a precise record drop-in time for replacement recordings with one level of undo. The audio record function can be set to begin recording when a sound is detected. The DR-40X Stereo Handheld Digital Audio Recorder with USB Audio Interface builds on the legacy of Tascam's handheld digital recorders.

Professional I/O for Live Capture or Line-Level Input
Dual Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks support both mic-level and +4 dBu line-level inputs. The DR-40X can accept balanced microphone or line-level signals from mixers or the FOH console. The built-in microphone preamp includes +48V phantom power with plenty of gain for detailed recordings using condenser microphones as well as electret type microphones. Use the DR-40X's stereo built-in microphones to capture the ambient sound of your surroundings and record direct from an external console for capturing live performances.
Record Clean and Clear Audio Anywhere
The DR-40X allows high-quality recording with its stereo built-in condenser microphones. Every detail is captured from small whispers to loud sounds up to 125 dB SPL. These built-in microphones are adjustable unidirectional microphones for recording in an X/Y pattern for tight stereo imaging, or in an A/B pattern for a more ambient recording.
Easy to Operate
Tascam revamped the user interface, making it easy to record, adjust levels, delete takes, add markers, and perform other common functions with the click of a thumb. The DR-40X now includes a bright-white backlit display that's easy to see even in the brightest sunlight.
Turn Your Room into a Studio in a Minute
The DR-40X taps into Tascam's decades of innovation in computer-based recording, incorporating a studio-quality 2 in/2 out USB audio interface making the DR-40X a perfect fit for live streaming, podcasting, and digital audio workstations. Built-in microphones operate as USB microphones without complicated settings.
Multi-Language Interface Inside
Multi-language menus in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Portuguese are included.
Dictation Mode for Easy Voice Recording and Transcription Playback
Writing down what you hear is easier said than done, but it is easy with the DR-40X. In addition to its capability to capture crisp voice recording, the DR-40X can help you with its instant jump-back function, variable-speed function, and equalizer preset designed for the human voice.
Safety Track for Unpredictable Situations
Film-makers and videographers often experience sudden audio volume spikes during filming. The DR-40X has a dual-recording mode that captures a copy of your take but at a lower level, as a safety track in case of sudden distortion.
Four-Track Recording Mode Gives You Several Record Options
In addition to normal stereo-channel recording and dual-recording modes, the DR-40X has 4CH Mode that can record two different stereo feeds simultaneously. The combination of the sources are flexible; record with the built-in microphones along with a pair of external mics such as close-up and ambient microphones; or record with the built-in mics along with a balanced line input such as the feed from a mixer along with the sound in the environment.
Never Miss a Take
The DR-40X is equipped with an auto-recording functionality to automatically start recording when an input signal is detected and peak reduction technology to guard against sudden spikes in loudness. Recording modes include an overwrite mode. This allows users to select a precise record drop-in time for replacement recording with one-level of undo and nondestructive overdubbing to record new sounds onto an existing recording while leaving the original file unaffected.
Record Higher Quality for Longer
The DR-40X supports studio-quality linear PCM recordings up to 96 kHz / 24-bit WAV/BWF format as well as the memory-friendly MP3 format. With extended battery life and increased capacity for microSDXC cards up to 128 GB, the DR-40X recorder can literally record for days on end.
UPC: 043774033683
In the Box
Tascam DR-40X Four-Track Digital Audio Recorder and USB Audio Interface
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty for Parts; 90-Days Labor
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    Tascam DR-40X Specs

    Portable Recorder
    Number of Tracks WAV:
    4 (2 Inputs + Stereo Mix)
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
    Microphone Built-In Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, A/B, X/Y Configuration
    Built-In Speaker Yes, 0.3 W Mono
    Display Monochrome LCD (Backlit)
    Memory Card Support SDXC, microSD, microSDHC (3 GB to 128 GB)
    Internal Storage None
    Recording
    Audio File Formats Recording:
    BWF, MP3, WAV
    Playback:
    BWF, MP3, WAV
    Sample Rates MP3/WAV:
    48 / 96 kHz (Record/Playback) 
    Bit Depth Up to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
    Bit Rates 32 to 320 kb/s (Playback)
    Signal Processing Reverb
    Timecode None
    Recording Time WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
    18 Hrs 1080 Min (Stereo) 
    Connectivity
    Analog I/O 2 x Combo XLR / 1/4" 3-Pin Female Unbalanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
    Digital I/O None
    Phantom Power +48 V (Applied to All Inputs)
    Host Connection USB Micro-AB (USB 2.0)
    Performance
    Frequency Response Headphone Outputs:
    20 Hz to 20 kHz-3  (JEITA) 
    Headphone Output Power 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
    SNR Line Outputs:
    >92 dB 
    Power
    Power Options Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
    Battery Type 3 x AA (Not Included)
    AC/DC Power Adapter 110 to 240 VDC, Center-Positive (Not Included)
    Physical
    Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Female
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions 2.8 x 6.1 x 1.4" / 71.1 x 154.9 x 35.6 mm (Recorder)
    Weight 8.3 oz / 235.0 g (Recorder)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.065 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.95 x 8.2 x 2.7"

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