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
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Low distortion (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (11)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (7)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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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

     
    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.

     
    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.

              (2 of 3 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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

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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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