The Tascam DR-40 portable recorder offers four-track recording, adjustable cardioid condenser microphones, XLR mic inputs and extended battery life.

Tascam DR-40The recorder captures up to four tracks from the built-in microphones, external mics or line level sources. The high-quality internal microphones are adjustable from XY to AB position. A pair of Tascam's microphone preamps offer 24/48V phantom power to condenser microphones, recording at up to 96kHz, 24-bit resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 6.35mm (quarter-inch) line inputs using locking Neutrik combo jacks.

The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, a 2GB card is included. Recordings can be transferred to computer using a USB 2.0 connection, which can also be used as bus power for the DR-40.

Once recorded, tracks can be replayed with EQ and the optional Level Align feature. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a loudspeaker.

A battery pack (BP-6AA) is also available as an option. It takes six AA batteries and increases the operation time from 17.5 to over 50 hours without the need for an AC adapter or a computer. The battery pack is designed to attach itself to the DR-40.

Key features:

  • Twin stereo (four-track recording) via built in mic plus ext mic/line
  • Low-noise Tascam preamps
  • Switchable microphone positions from X-Y to A-B
  • Automatic Peak reduction function (works during recording)
  • Timer delayed recording
  • Level Align function
  • Variable speed playback (50-150%) without changing pitch
  • Onboard reverb


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