Tascam DR-40X Digital Recorder


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The Tascam DR-40X Digital Recorder is a versatile four-track audio recorder perfect for cinema, music, podcasting and any other application. It features an easy-to-use compact design with a high-performance feature set and versatile audio I/O, all to produce professional content.

The Tascam DR-40X Digital Recorder is the latest generation of professional handheld recorders and is the successor to Tascam's popular DR-40 recorder.

Professional Deal for Live Capture - Line Level Input
Dual Neutrik® XLR/TRS combo jacks support both mic-level and +4dBu line-level. These inputs can accept balanced microphone or line level from Mixers or the FOH console. The microphone preamp includes +48V phantom power and plenty of gain for detailed recordings with condenser microphones, as well as electret type microphones. Using the stereo built-in microphones, you can capture ambient sound of the audience while recording direct from an external console, which is ideal for capturing live performances.

Wide Covering Range - From Whispering Voice to Jet Engine
The Tascam DR-40X allows high-quality recording with its stereo built-in condenser microphones. Every detail is captured from small whispers to loud sounds up to 125dB SPL. These built-in microphones are adjustable unidirectional microphones for recording in an X-Y pattern for tight stereo imaging, or in an A-B pattern for a more ambient recording.

Simple Operation
The layout of the Tascam DR-40X has been revamped to be quick and easy to work with one thumb. Operations like recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes and adding markers are just a button press away.

Choose Your Language
Menu display of the Tascam DR-40X supports 10 languages (English/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ German/ Russian/ Chinese/ Korean/ Japanese/ Portuguese).

Extended Battery Life
The Tascam DR-40X uses only three AA batteries and has ultra-long battery capability. When using built-in microphones, recording lasts 17.5 hours when recording with standard 2ch WAV, 44.1kHz/ 16bit format using alkaline batteries. Also the Tascam DR-40X can be powered by a USB mobile battery as well for super long extended use.

Turning Your Room Into a Studio – in a Minute
Connecting to a PC using USB Audio interface mode, and the Tascam DR-40X becomes a tool for voiceover work, live streaming and songwriting with studio-quality audio. Built-in microphones work as USB microphones.

Back Up Your Transcription Work - Record and Play with One Unit
Writing down what you hear – Easier said than done, but it is actually easy with Tascam DR-40X. In addition to its capability to capture crisp voice recording, the Tascam DR-40X can help you with its Jump back function, variable Speed function and equalizer preset for human voice.

Four-Track Recording Mode Gives You Several Options to Record
In addition to normal stereo channel recording and Dual Recording mode, the Tascam DR-40X has “4CH Mode” that can record two different stereo feeds simultaneously. The combination of the sources are flexible; recording the built-in microphones along with a pair of external Mics such as close-up and ambient microphones, or recording the built-in Mics along with a balanced line input such as the feed from a mixer along with the sound in the room.

No Need to Go Through “Take 2” All Over Again
If you don’t like the last part of a phrase you just recorded with your guitar, or if you change your mind and want to rephrase narration, the “Overwrite mode” is exactly what you need. Overwrite mode allows punch-in recording from a desired point. It is destructive editing with one level of undo.

Nondestructive Overdubbing
The overdubbing function allows for Overdub Recording while playing a previously recorded file. This allows you to record other parts such as a guitar solo over a recording previously made such as at a rehearsal studio. Overdubbing creates a new file, leaving the original file unaffected, making it easy to re-record.

192 Hours - This is How Long You Can Record CD-Quality Sound with Single SDXC Card
The Tascam DR-40X support a SDXC card, which can record longer with larger data capacity. If you record one stereo file in 44.1kHz/ 16bit CD quality, 128GB card holds 192 hours maximum. In MP3/ 320kbps, it can record up to 896 hours. (that is 37 days!).

Tascam DR-40X Digital Recorder Features

  • High-quality unidirectional stereo condenser microphones that can record in A-B and X-Y positions
  • XLR/TRS inputs compatible with +4dBu line level / +48V
  • 4-Channel mode that can be used for dual recording and nondestructive overdub recording, etc.
  • Support multiple languages for menu (ENG/FRA/DEU/ITA/ESP/RUS/PRT/JPN/CHI/KOR)
  • Overwrite function for Punch-In recording with one level of Undo
  • Functions as a 2in/ 2out USB Audio Interface for Mac, PC or iOS recording
  • Dictation mode designed for human voice recording and transcription
  • MS decoding function making it possible to use M-S microphones
  • Optional RC-3F foot switch and RC-10 wired remote control can be connected
  • Long-time operation of maximum 18 hours is possible using just the internal batteries
  • Reverb effect
  • Auto recording function
  • Proven high sound pressure design for capturing loud sounds of up to 125dB SPL
  • Peak reduction function that detects peaks and automatically sets the optimal level
  • Self timer recording function
  • Seamless gain control
  • Low-cut filter with three levels (40/80/120Hz)
  • Speed change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 2.0 times (in 0.1 increments)
  • Level align feature that prevents uneven volume levels
  • Equalizer setting for adjusting playback sound quality
  • Divide/delete functions
  • Loop/repeat playback function that is convention for practicing music and studying languages
  • Resume function that retains the last stop position and starts playback from that position when power is turned back ON
  • Jump-back playback function that skips back a preset number of seconds during playback
  • QUICK menu button for easy access to various functions
  • High-quality 24-bit/96kHz WAV/BWF linear PCM and MP3
  • SD/ SDHC/ SDXC (up to 128GB) can be used for recording media
  • Mark function that can set up to 99 points for a single track
  • Audio files created on computers can be played (Only in formats compatible with this product)
  • Built-in monaural speaker with an output of 0.3W
  • Pre-recording buffer that can record up to 2 seconds prior to starting recording
  • When a predetermined maximum file size is reached, a new file is created to continue recording
  • Track increment creates new files at arbitrary locations during recording
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date
  • The first six characters of the file name for recording can be set freely
  • Playlist function
  • A chromatic tuner is equipped which is helpful for practicing musical instruments
  • Stereo mini line output / Headphone output connector
  • 128×64 pixel graphic LCD with backlight
  • High-speed file transfer to a computer using USB 2.0
  • Powered by 3 AA batteries, USB bus power, or optional AC adapter (PS-P520E)
  • Rubber feet for improving acoustic properties during desktop recordings are included
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole built in to the unit

Tascam DR-40X Digital Recorder Specifications

  • Recording Media: SD Card (64MB to 2GB), SDHC Card (4GB to 32GB), SDXC Card (Up to 128GB)
  • File System: FAT16/32, exFAT
  • Recording File Format:
    • WAV / BWF:
      • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k / 48k / 96k Hz
      • Bit-Depth: 16 / 24-bit
    • MP3:
      • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k / 48k Hz
      • Recording Bit-Rate: 32k / 64k / 96k / 128k / 192k / 256k / 320k bps
      • Playback Bit-Rate: 32k to 320k bps, VBR, ID3TAG Ver. 2.4
  • Number of Channels: 4-Channel (2 Stereo)
  • Playback Speed Control: 0.5 to 2.0 Times (in 0.1 increments) 44.1k/48kHz Only
  • Built-in Microphone: Unidirectional, Stereo (Switchable Between A-B and X-Y Positions)
    • Connector: XLR/TRS Combo Jack (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
    • Nominal Input Level: -19dBV (MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)
    • Maximum Input Level: -3dBV (MIC) / +20dBu (LINE)
    • Input Impedance: 2.2kO (MIC) / 10kO (LINE)
    • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini Jack (Unbalanced)
    • For LINE Connection:
      • Nominal Output Level: -14dBV (10kO Load)
      • Maximum Output Level: +2dBV (10kO Load)
      • Output Impedance: 12O
    • For Headphones Connection:
      • Maximum Output Power: 20mW + 20mW (32O Load)
  • USB:
    • Connector: USB Micro B-Type
    • Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED
  • Built-In Speaker: 0.3W, Mono
  • Low-Cut Filter: 40 / 80 / 120Hz
  • Chromatic Tuner: C1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz to 445Hz (in 1Hz Increments)
  • Effector: 6 Presets (Hall 1, Hall 2, Room, Studio, Plate 1, Plate 2)
  • Tripod Attachment Screw-Hole: 1/4" Tripod Attachment Screw-Hole
  • Power: 3 AA Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC 100 to 240V (Optional AC Adapter)
  • Power Consumption: 2.5 W (Max)
  • Battery Operation Time (Recording):
    • Alkaline (EVOLTA): Approx. 18 Hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)
    • Ni-MH (eneloop): Approx. 16 Hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)
  • Dimensions (W × H × D): 2.75" × 6.1" × 1.37" / 70 × 155 × 35 mm
  • Weight: 8.3 oz. / 213 g

Tascam DR-40X Digital Recorder Includes

  • 1 x Tascam DR-40X Digital Recorder
  • 3 x AA Alkaline Batteries
  • 1 x Tilt Foot
  • 1 x Owners Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Excellent Recorder
    jeremy Santiago-horseman

    Very easy to use, makes solid recordings. Ive used this for field recording and have achieved detailed yet flexible results. Switches from X-Y to OTRF patterns in a flash--excellent feature. Doing sound design work, this handy little recorder has been very useful! I definitely recommend this for on-the -fly recording.

  • 5
    Riccardo Romano

    This Tascam is awesome!