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Tascam DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder

 
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The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the TASCAM DR-40 give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere.

The Tascam 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. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the TASCAM DR-40.

Features:
  • Overdub mode
  • Variable speed playback
  • Limiting and Stereo reverb
  • Low cut filter
  • EQ and Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps
  • Line inputs use locking XLR/TRS 1/4" Neutrik Combo jacks
  • Built-in speaker and chromatic tuner
  • Accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB (2GB card included)
  • Transfer recordings to computer using USB 2.0 jack
  • Simple-to-use interface


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Things You Will Get:

  • DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder
  • 2GB SD Card
  • Mini USB Cable
  • (2) AA Batteries
  • Owner's Manual

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Tascam Dr-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Excellent sound (13)
  • Versatile (11)
  • Low distortion (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (8)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy One!

By 

from Torrance, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Tascam Dr-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder:

I use one of these to record my individual practice, my band rehearsals, and when I was in college I used it to record lectures. The sound quality will blow you away, especially for how small it is. Every musician should own one of these!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Indispensable Field Recorder

By 

from Edison, NJ

About Me Experienced

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Low Distortion
  • Powerful
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Meetings
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Tascam Dr-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder:

    Not only does this work for standard applications such as recording meetings in very high quality (24-bit/96kHz), or record live music, but this recorder is super useful for samplers that like to find unique sounds in the world. If this sounds like you, then you are in luck. The distortion is low, the sound is crystal clear, and the unit is durable. It also has 2 XLR/TRS inputs for external mics and instruments, and can record up to 4 tracks. This tool can be a workhorse for recording samples.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing recorder

    By 

    from Edison, NJ

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Tascam Dr-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder:

    The Tascam DR40 is an amazing handheld recorder. Perfect for recording live performances and practices. XLR inputs on the bottom of the recorder lets you get even better sound quality in your recordings. Easily transfers onto your computer via USB.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LIKE HAVING A PORTABLE STUDIO IN YOUR HANDS

    By 

    from CANOGA PK CAL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Tascam Dr-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder:

      GREAT FOR WRITING AND REHEARSALS.PERFECT FOR EDITING ALSO. THIS IS A HANDS ON REVIEW FROM ROCKIN DAVE AT SAM ASH MUSIC

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great recordings on the go

      By 

      from Sam Ash Music Ontario

      About Me Experienced

      Staff Reviewer

      Comments about Tascam Dr-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder:

      Awesome recordings while on the go. Built in microphones sound great, but you can use any microphone you like. You can plug in directly with a standard XLR cable. Phantom power is built in. Record up to four tracks and store them on the included 2 GB SD card.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome little portable recorder

      By 

      from New Brunswick, NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion
      • Portable
      • Powerful
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Recording Ideas
        • Use On The Road

        Comments about Tascam Dr-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder:

        This is a great little thing to have with you on the road when you want to record an idea or sing a little tune to yourself that you want to remember. It sounds great, it's extremely portable and easy to use and Tascam is well known for making quality products. I'd recommend this for anyone on the road, or anyone who just wants to have a handy device to record their ideas at the drop of a dime.

         
        5.0

        Tascam Ingenuity

        By 

        from store 54

        About Me Experienced

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Tascam Dr-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder:

          The price is right for this 2 channel digital, portable recording unit. It also allows you to overdub, playback at various speeds, level alignment to keep the sound even and smooth.

           
          5.0

          An Industry Standard

          By 

          from Canoga Park, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Low Distortion
          • Powerful
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Tascam Dr-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder:

            Great for recording rehearsals, live performances , public speaking, or nearly anything else, this Tascam comes highly recommended from people of all ages and professions. Extremely portable, as well as durable, this recorder will go with you almost everywhere.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Pocket recorder

            By 

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Tascam Dr-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder:

              In my opinion, this is the best on the market for getting the job well done. It is also perfect for recording band practices and live performances. Thanks to the creator of the Tascam DR-40 for improving my life and helping me capture my thoughts on record with superb sound quality! This is a real hands on product review from Richard@ Sam Ash

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ease of use and great sound

              By 

              from Columbus, OH

              About Me Experienced

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Low Distortion
              • Powerful
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Tascam Dr-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder:

                Tascam has long been at the forefront of handheld recording and the DR-40 is no different. Very easy to use with a straight-forward user-interface. This recorder is great for capturing that spur of inspiration all the while maintaining exceptional audio quality. With the 4-tracks available recording demos has never been easier. Great for your bands practice space, public speaking events and more.

                This is a real hands on product review from Christian @ Sam Ash Columbus.

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                Media SD card (64MB to 2GB), SDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
                Connectors XLR/TRS combo jack
                Tuner Yes
                Other Features EQ and Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps
                Reverb Yes
                Channels 4
                Microphone Type Built-in Stereo X/Y
                Phantom Power Yes
                EQ Yes
                Computer Connectivity USB
                Weight 213g (Without battery)
                Dimensions 70(W)x 155(H)x 35(D)mm
                Audio Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
                Bus Powered Yes
                Model DR-40
                Warranty Info:

                DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder

                The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for 1 year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. Heads and disk drives are warrantied for 90 days. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.