Great for DSLR users and videographers! New dual mode allows for recording a "safety" copy of track at a lower level! At $199 this is the first recorder under $200 with XLR inputs! Line level inputs allow for use with a mixer! 4 channel mode lets you record Stereo with the built in mics + two XLR analog mics. Two lavs? No problem - shotgun and lav? Yes! Large diaphram condenser? Absolutely. Dynamic handheld - of course!
Update - The Tascam DR-40 has a new firmware available for download. The DR-40 with firmaware update will now allow independent level control of the anaglog inputs! Great for those of us that want to use a shotgun mic and a lavalier while controlling each mic's varying levels. Thank you Tascam!
4-track recording, 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 resolution, plus adjustable XY/AB stereo condenser mic and XLR/1/4" inputs.
The TASCAM DR-40 has adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life, to give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere.
The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLR mic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding TASCAM microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4" line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included.
Once recorded, play back your takes with EQ and the optional Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and much more – all with TASCAM’s simple-to-use interface. Home or live recording is as simple as it gets with the TASCAM DR-40.
Handheld 4-track Portable Recorder
Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position
XLR / 1/4” mic/line input with phantom power
Record with the built-in microphones and XLR mic or line inputs for four-track recording
Dual-recording mode captures a safety track at a lower level to avoid distortion
Overdub mode allows recording along with a previous take
Peak reduction automatically sets the ideal recording level
15-hour battery life from three AA batteries
Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF or MP3 recording resolution
2-second pre-recording buffer
Variable speed playback from 50-150% speed without changing the pitch