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DR-40 - Tascam - 4-Track Handheld Recorder
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DR-40 - Tascam - 4-Track Handheld Recorder

Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Recorder ( DR40 )

Scan Code: LN48868

Manufacturer Code: DR-40

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Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Recorder ( DR40 )

DR-40 - Tascam - 4-Track Handheld Recorder
DR-40 - Tascam - 4-Track Handheld Recorder

Product Overview

For up to 4 track recording on the go, with self contained high quality condenser mics, mic pre-amps and phantom power, these Tascam units are sturdy, rugged little units that pack a myriad of features under the hood.

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 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.


• Handheld 4-track Portable Recorder
• Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position
• Two XLR / 1/4” mic/line inputs 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

Technical Specification

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Duration: 12 months

Type: Return to base

DOA Period: 28 days

RTB Period: 1 months

Manufacturer Contact Details

Manufacturer: SCAN

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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tascam does the job Bought this to capture a one time event, wedding reception. Recorded 4 artists and sets, used a mixture of the internal condenser microphones, external condenser microphones and direct feed from a mixing desk. All recordings came out crystal clear. 09 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good specification compared with the rival Zoom H2 at a price well below the zoom H4. Good balance of features and cost. Ability to connect to XLR inputs at this price point. Ease of use with well thought out menu system. 03 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sound quality is very very good,i compared it to a mic soundcard setup and the results were the same. The tascam is so simply and quick to use its just a waste of time to do it any other way. none considering price 07 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by User-friendly, portable and great for what it does. None 27 November 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for on-the-go recording. Cheap. Really easy to use (only used the manual to upgrade). Needed to be upgraded when I first bought it. Also not as many effects as the Zoom H4N but the price makes up for that. Would prefer more silent pre-amps but it's a budget device and you get what you pay for. 15 April 2012
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