Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder

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Product Description

The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder 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. The DR-40 accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4 inch 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 built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features on the DR-40 include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and much more. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the Tascam DR-40.

Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder Features

  • Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position
  • XLR/1/4 inch mic/line input with phantom power
  • Record with the built-in mics and the XLR mic or line input for a 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 percent speed without changing the pitch
  • Adjustable limiter and low cut filter (40 / 80 / 120 Hz)
  • Built-in speaker and chromatic tuner
  • 1/8 inch headphone/line output
  • Playback EQ and level align
  • Stereo Reverb effect
  • Tripod mounting hole
  • SD/SDHC card slot supports up to 32GB media (2GB card included)
  • Locking Neutrik Combi jacks
  • USB 2.0 jack and cable for transferring recordings to computer
  • Powered by three AA batteries, AC adapter (optional PS-P515U), external battery pack (optional BP-6AA), or USB bus power

Product Specifications
Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder Specifications
  • Recording Media: SD card (64MB - 2GB), SDHC card (4GB - 32GB)
  • Recording and Playback Format
    • WAV / BWF: 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz, 16/24 bit (Stereo or Mono)
    • MP3: 44.1kHz/48kHz, 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
  • Battery Operation Time: 15 hours (continuous operation, phantom power off)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 70 x 155 x 35 mm
  • Weight: 213g (Without Batteries)
  • Number of Channels: 4 Channels (2 Stereo)
  • Playback Speed Control: 50-150 percent without changing pitch, Only with 44.1kHz/48kHz
  • Built-In Microphone:
    • Cardioid Condenser microphones
    • Supporting both X-Y/A-B microphone settings
  • External Mic/Line In
    • Connector: XLR/TRS Combo Jack (1:GND,2:HOT,3:COLD)
  • Phones/Line Out
    • Line Connector: 1/8 inch (3.5mm) Stereo mini-phone jack, unbalanced
    • Output impendence: 12 ohms
    • Nominal output level:-14dBV (10kΩ loaded)
    • Maximum output level:+2dBV (10kΩ loaded)
    • Low Cut Filter Cut Off: 40Hz/80Hz/120Hz
  • USB
    • Connector: Mini B type
    • Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED Mass Storage Class
  • Power
    • Three AA batteries (alkaline batteries or NiMH batteries)
    • Provided by the USB bus power
    • AC100 ~ 240V ,50-60Hz (AC adapter optional PS-P515U)
  • Included Accessories:
    • 2GB SD Card
    • Mini USB Cable
  • Computer Requirements
    • Windows
      • OS
      • Windows XP
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows 7
      • CPU/Clock: Pentium 300MHz Min.
      • Memory: 128MB Min.
      • USB Port: USB2.0 recommended
    • Macintosh
      • OS: Mac OS X v10.2 or later
      • Memory: 64MB Min.
      • USB Port: USB2.0 recommended

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  323-727-7617 Warranty:  1 Years Parts; 90 Days Labor
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I bought this back in 2012 to record some sound effects for a play I was designing. Now in 2015 I have over 1,500 sound effects as well as concerts and meetings and lectures and voice overs. I carry this around with me every where and it never has let me down. In fact I am waiting for delivery today of a Tascam DR70D that will be more versatile. But I still plan on carrying the DR40 in my bag for as long as it stays alive. In fact I may very well buy a back up DR40 just because it is so perfect for what it does. The internal mics sound OK, a bit too bright for me, but sound excellent for what they are. I use the stereo inputs and phantom power to connect a stereo shotgun mic (or any mic I want) and record top quality audio no matter where I am. Battery life is really good too. I have left it recording for hours on only 3 AA batteries. I've also worked with and used various Zoom devices and the Tascam DR40 is better than them all.
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