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Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder

Tascam DR-40
Tascam DR-40
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Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder

The Tascam DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder, 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!

Tascam DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder Details

The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the Tascam DR-40 Handheld 4-Track 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. 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.

Tascam DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder Features

  • Handheld 4-track Portable Recorder
  • Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position
  • XLR / 1/4? mic/line input with phantom power
  • Record the built-in microphones with 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% speed without changing the pitch
  • Adjustable limiter and low cut filter (40 / 80 / 120 Hz)
  • Built-in speaker and chromatic tuner
  • 1/8? 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

Tascam DR-40 Handheld 4-Track 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
  • Power Consumption: 2.5W (Max.)
  • Battery Operation Time: 15 hours (continuous operation, phantom power off)
  • Dimensions
    • 70(W)-155(H)-35(D)mm(Mic Closed)
    • 90(W)-155(H)-35(D)mm(Mic Opened)
  • Weight: 213g (Without Batteries)
  • Number of Channels: 4 Channels (2 Stereo)
  • Playback Speed Control: 50-150% without changing pitch. (VSA): Only with 44.1kHz/48kHz
  • Built-In Microphone: Cardioid Condenser microphones (Supporting both X-Y/A-B microphone settings)
    • Connector: XLR/TRS Combo Jack (1:GND,2:HOT,3:COLD)
    • Input Impedance: 2.2kΩ(MIC)/10kΩ(LINE)
    • Nominal Input Level: -19dBV(MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)
    • Maximum Input Level: -3dBV (MIC) / +20dBu (LINE)
    • Line Connector: 1/8(3.5mm) Stereo mini-phone jack, unbalanced
    • Output impendence: 12Ω
    • Nominal output level: 14dBV (10kΩ loaded)
    • Maximum output level: 2dBV (10kΩ loaded)
  • Headphone
    • Maximum output: 20mW, 20mW (32Ω loaded)
    • Built-in Speaker Output: 0.3W (mono)
  • 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)
  • Power Consumption: 2.5W (Max.)
  • Included Accessories: 2GB SD Card, Mini USB Cable
  • Frequency Response
    • 20Hz-20kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 44.1kHz, EXT IN→LINE OUT, JEITA)
    • 20Hz-22kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 48kHz, EXT IN→LINE OUT, JEITA)
    • 20Hz-40kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 96kHz, EXT IN→LINE OUT)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less than 0.05%(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN→LINE OUT)
  • S/N Ratio: Greater than 92dB(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN→LINE OUT)

Tascam DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder System Requirements


  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
  • CPU/Clock: Pentium 300MHz Min.
  • Memory: 128MB Min.
  • USB Port: USB2.0 recommended


  • Mac OS X v10.2 or later
  • CPU/Clock: Power PC, iMac, G3, G4, G5 266MHz Min.
  • Memory: 64MB Min.
  • USB Port: USB2.0 recommended

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Amazing February 18, 2013
Reviewer: Riccardo Romano from Savona, Savona Italy  
This Tascam is awesome!

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