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
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

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TascamDR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Excellent sound (9)
  • Low distortion (7)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (9)
    • Amateur recording (8)
    • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (5)

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    (1 of 2 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

       
      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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Serious recording power

        By 

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

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

          I just put this thing in the middle of the room, without really taking anything into account, to record our practice and was really surprised by what we got out of it. The condenser mics on this thing picked up every little nuance from every instrument. I just imported the files to USB on my PC and there it was! easy to use with great results. This is a real hands on product review from Bryan at Sam Ash Dallas.

           
          4.0

          Great sound

          By 

          from Southern California

          About Me Experienced

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

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

            The Tascam DR-40 is very portable but offers a great sound. With the built in XY and AB mic the pickups patterns will work for almost any job. The inputs provide you access to use your own mics for an even better experience. Can handle up to a 32 GB card so keep many of them close because this will be a recorder you use often. This is a real hands-on product review from David @ Sam Ash Ontario.

             
            4.0

            Must Have!

            By 

            from Phoenix

            About Me Professional Musician

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Excellent Sound
            • Low Distortion

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

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

              This very powerful, very clean sounding 4 track recorder easily packs into a gig bag, pedal board pocket or pants pocket to allow you to quickly rough out song ideas on the road or to be thrown up in the band practice room to record practice and really see how off time your drummer was that night!

              They make great dictation recorders for students in classrooms or business professionals wanting to record thoughts in high clarity.

              This is a real hands on product review from Ryan @ Sam Ash in Phoenix, AZ

               
              5.0

              Necessary Part of Being a Musician

              By 

              from Canoga Park, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

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

                There are so many ways I use this little guy, where do I begin? Whether I'm capturing a live performance, or a full band rehearsal, the built in compressors make sure I"m getting good sound no matter the volume. I can record a bandmate's idea to a click, play guitar on it later, and literally mix a rough demo of a new song. I can record my rhythm guitar player playing the chords of a song, and play it back infinitely while I work out the solo. The list goes on and on. If you're a musician, youi need this!

                This is a real hands on product review from JOsh @ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

                 
                4.0

                Recording studio in your pocket

                By 

                from Sam Ash Music Ontario

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

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

                  Versatile and pocket sized, the DR40 can go anywhere and record easily with excellent sound quality. DJ's, record your set. Bands, record your rehearsal or shows. Songwriters, don't lose that idea that came to you in the middle of the night. You can choose between the adjustable built-in mics or plug in your own condenser. On board phantom power, reverb and limiting, it's like carrying around a recording studio in your pocket. This is a real hands on product review by EpR@ Sam Ash Ontario.

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect Recordings!

                  By 

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

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

                    I use the XLR inputs for mics with this hand-held recorder.
                    It makes great recordings for band practice and our live shows.
                    This is the one!
                    "This is a real hands on product review from Mike@  Sam Ash Paramus"

                     
                    5.0

                    Great handheld recorder!

                    By 

                    from Queens, NY

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances

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

                      This Tascam DR-40 Handheld 4-Track recorder is amazing for recording rehearsals, speeches, lectures, small venue events, etc. The SD card takes up to a 32GB card which will allow tons of time recording given the quality you are recording at. The built in speaker is great so you can hear your playback right away. It also has a built in tuner incase you are recording yourself, so you can make sure you are always in tune for your recordings.

                      "This is a real hands on product review from Scott @ Sam Ash Queens"

                       
                      5.0

                      Great handheld recorder

                      By 

                      from Orlando FL

                      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
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

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

                        The DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder by Tascam is a great little handheld recorder for people looking to have a fast way to record audio. Great for people using DSLR cameras and artist looking to create fast demos. "This is a real hands on product review from Cristian@ Sam Ash Orlando"

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                        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.

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