Whether you want to capture Live performances, make demo’s of your songs or interview people, the DR-40 allows you to do all these and more. It features adjustable on-board microphones, or if you prefer to use your own Mics, then a pair of locking Neutrik XLR combo jacks will accommodate that across all four tracks. The DR-40 also has some cool tools for musicians wishing to use it as an aid to practice, including vari-speed playback (useful for slowing down difficult parts of music), a built-in tuner and a recording overdub mode. Just 3 AA size batteries will keep you going for up to 15 hrs of recording time.
If you wanted to record a live show, the DR-40 can make life very easy indeed. Just take a stereo feed from the main mixing desk via the XLR combo jacks, and then use the on-board mics to get a sound from the room itself. Later on the mix between the two will give you a very pleasing ‘live’ recording.
TASCAM have included some very useful functions and tools as standard on the DR-40, for example the Peak reduction function, which sets the input levels automatically, ensuring that you don’t get a distorted input. Couple this with a built-in Limiter to protect you from any sudden increases in Volume, and a lowpass filter to guard against any low end rumble and you’re pretty much covered, however, just to make sure things are as fool-proof as possible, there’s the DR-40 dual recording mode. This means that the machine will record a safety track at a lower level, just in case anything messes up your first recording. Now that’s clever.
Finally, the DR-40 features EQ’s for each track, and an on-board reverb. It’s even got a built-in speaker so you can listen to your work without headphones. Finally, a USB 2.0 high speed socket makes uploading files to your computer a breeze.
High-quality unidirectional stereo condenser microphones that can record in both A-B and X-Y positions according to the situation. The "DR-40" is equipped with adjustable unidirectional microphones that can be used for recording in both the A-B position and X-Y position. Advanced microphone placing allows for a wide stereo sound recording or a clear stereo sound recording with less phase difference, making it possible to achieve professional quality recordings. A-B & X-Y Positions
Includes TASCAM's popular VSA (Variable Speed Audition) function from the Trainer Series. The playback speed can be adjusted without affecting the pitch. This is helpful in various situations such as when arranging and practicing music, for slowing the speed of recorded conversations, and for speeding up playback of meetings.
* The VSA function is only available when playing back files recorded at 44.1kHz/48kHz.
The XLR/TRS stereo inputs make it possible to connect an external condenser microphone and PA console line-level output in addition to the built-in microphone. Highly reliable locking XLR/TRS connectors by NEUTRIK are used. They can be used for supplying phantom power, so general condenser microphones can be used in addition to electret type microphones.
In addition to normal stereo channel recordings, another set of stereo channels are available making it possible to select one of three operation modes. As seen here...
The same sound source can be recorded at two different levels. A backup file for clipping can be recorded.
Two different stereo materials can be recorded simultaneously. It is possible to perform simultaneous recording using the built-in microphone and an external input.
A new sound source can be recorded as a separate channel while listening to a pre-recorded sound source. This is perfect for music production.
In addition to the A-B/X-Y positions, there is a system for stereo recording using a combination of the omnidirection and bidirectional microphones, and an MS decoding function for connecting microphones for M-S recording.
*M-S type microphone is not included.
There is a REMOTE connector that can be used for connecting the optional RC-3F and RC-10 remotes. Hands-free transport control and recording operations can be performed away from the unit.
Reverb effect for vocal and instrument resonance
Auto recording function that can detect the sound input signal level and automatically start recording
Equalizer setting for adjusting playback sound quality
Divide/delete functions make it easy to organize files after recording
Loop/repeat playback function that is convention for practicing music and studying languages
Self timer recording function that is helpful for recording your own musical performances
Three low cut filter levels that cut unnecessary low frequency noise such as from air conditioning equipment
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