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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

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Phone:  323-727-7617 Warranty:  1 Years Parts; 90 Days Labor

Product Specifications

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

Customer Reviews

Mavro Submitted: 12/5/2018
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Easy to use and sounds great!
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I love the DR-40 so much that I bought a second one. The first one got a little wet while making a field recording (no these are not ruggedized). Looked at the new top-of-the-line model; didn’t think it was worth the extra cost.
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jannett brown Submitted: 7/3/2018
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well wort the money
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it is great so far
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Glacier Mike Submitted: 4/15/2018
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I love my new Tascam
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In the past I have tried using my IPhone to record my song ideas and it is a pain. I decided to buy the Tascam DR-40 and OMG, the first recording was crisp and clear. Works perfect when Im running around and come up with an idea. I only have to turn the power on and push record!!! Excellent product.
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Thomas Nine Submitted: 12/7/2016
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Already an issue after a couple days
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Was ecstatic with this the first day. I could both hear myself singing and playing, and record each song. Then I left a pair of headphones plugged in overnight. The next day, the headphone jack would only work on one channel. After thoroughly reading the manual, I can see this is a hardware issue I cannot resolve. So now I can't accurately hear myself as I record. Obviously a quality issue, for a fairly expensive recorder.
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Marty Submitted: 4/2/2015
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Desert Island Item!
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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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from United States Submitted: 2/12/2014
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Cully from Cabot, Arkansas, cully1985@gmail.com Submitted: 2/7/2014
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WOW
Your general opinion of this product.
I was very impressed with the DR-40. It only took me a few minutes to read how to use it recording my band. We were blown away at the sound quality this thing can pick up! It is without a doubt a great value at a fair price. Works for me and I had no idea how to record but let me tell you, it will pick up everything. Make sure you check and set your peak meter.
It's good but metal might have been better or a case for it?
Very easy. Just read your instructions or download the manuel to a PC/Tab
The built in mic's!
Amazing!
So far so good!
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KEITH from GREENVILLE SC USA Submitted: 7/8/2012
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had this item 3 weeks.the response is great.no big setup.
internal mics work very well for recording.can send files to desktop software for additional mixing with ease.
turn on hit record and go.
tascam manuals are very informative anyway.follow what they say and learn as you go.
for the portability its great.no big setup.the internal speaker gives you a good idea of quality recording.
get back to you in three years
Your general opinion of this product.
i wish they had this 10yrs ago.
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Dan DeDecker from Germantown, WI, dan@dedeckercpa.com Submitted: 1/17/2012
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Works Exactly Like I Wanted
Solidly built.
The ease of use for me is most important. I use it to record myself working on new music to improve my performance and to record myself as samples for prospective shows. Its easy to use and records at a quality that I comfortable sharing with no edits.
I bought this to replace a Tascan DR 07 which was lost. This unit has a roughly similar functioning so it was easy for me to pick up and use right out of the box. A few minor adjustments to file type and I was recording myself in a matter of minutes.
Sounds great on playback.
I have only had it a month so cannot comment.
Your general opinion of this product.
Love the product. It does exactly what I wanted.
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