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TASCAM DR-40

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154 + VAT

185 inc VAT

 

Adjustable internal mic capsules enable either
X/Y & A/B stereo pair positioning

 

 

Back panel showing mini-speaker, camera thread mounting and battery compartment cover.

 

Portable 4-Track (2 x Stereo) with Adjustable Microphones


The Tascam DR-40 clearly has the home musician and live recordist in mind. It packs four-track recording, adjustable condenser microphones, XLR mic inputs and extended battery life into a portable recorder you can take anywhere. It captures up to four tracks from built-in microphones, external mics or line level sources. The high-quality internal microphones are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound source. 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 6.3-mm 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, you can play back your takes with added EQ, and the switchable Level Align feature increases the perceived overall sound pressure during playback. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a mini-loudspeaker and a chromatic tuner. Recordings can be transferred to computer using a USB 2.0 connection. Other features include overdub mode, playback at variable speed and/or variable key, limiter and low-cut filter, and much more. With a simple-to-use interface, the DR-40 is perfect for home or live recording. Click here for more DR-40 information.

The DR-40 can be operated by an optional wired remote control (RC-10). An external battery pack (BP-6AA) is also available as an option. This takes six AA batteries and increases the operation time from 17.5 to over 50 hours without the need for an AC adapter or a computer.


FEATURES

  • Portable, high-quality handheld recording

  • Compact size and easy operation

  • Uses a SD/SDHC card as recording medium (2 GB included)

  • Supported audio formats:

    • Linear PCM (WAV format) at 44.1/48/96 kHz and 16/24-bit

    • Compressed (MP3 format): 32320 kbit/s at 44.1/48 kHz (VBR files can be played but not recorded)

Recording features

  • Built-in cardioid stereo condenser microphone

    • Accepts high sound pressure level

    • Easy setup (AB and XY configuration supported)

    • XY configuration allows mono compatible recordings and high sound localization acuity (lively interviews or field recordings with ambience)

    • Good directivity and channel separation

    • Ideal for live music and field recording, news gathering, music training etc.

  • Stereo XLR/TRS mic/line input with phantom power (supports +4 dB line level input)

  • 4-track recording

    • Create two stereo recordings from the built-in microphones and the external mic/line input at the same time

    • Create two stereo recordings with different level settings from the built-in microphones or external mic/line input at the same time

    • Non-destructive overdub: Record a mix of one or two stereo playback files and a stereo input signal to a new stereo file or record only the input signal while playing back one stereo file

    • Mixdown feature with level, pan and effect controls for each track (creates a stereo track from a 4-track recording)

  • MS decoder for recordings created with mid/side microphone configuration

  • Switchable low-cut filter (40 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz)

  • Manual or automatic recording level setting

  • Three Options of automatic level control during recording: Peak Reduction, Auto Level, Limiter

  • Pre-recording buffer (2 seconds) allows a recording to start before the record key is pressed Auto recording start and stop by input level

  • Self-timer allows a recording to start 5 or 10 seconds after pressing the RECORD button

  • Create a new file during recording (manually or by file size)

  • Mark function (manual or automatic, up to 99 marks for each file)

Playback features

  • Automatic level align allows to increase the perceived overall sound pressure during playback

  • Variable speed audition to change the playback tempo without affecting the key (50150 %)

  • Repeat function (repeat one track or all tracks)

  • Loop function (repeat a marked section)

  • Playlist feature to play files in a certain order

  • Resume function (start playback from the audio position where the unit was last stopped)

  • Flash back function to instantly review playback (110, 20, 30 seconds)

  • EQ for tone control during playback

  • MP3 ID3 tag display (up to version 2.4)

  • Built-in monitor loudspeaker

  • Headphones/Line output

Other features

  • Built-in reverb effect (6 presets, can be applied to input or output signal)

  • Chromatic tuner function to tune your instrument

  • File divide function to cut unwanted noise or to extract parts from long recordings (WAV format only)

  • Folder management to organize your files

  • Hold function to avoid inadvertent operation

  • Clear, backlit LC display

  • USB 2.0 port for file transfer to/from computer

  • Power supply by 3 AA size Alkaline or NiMH batteries (up to 15 hours continuous operation with phantom power off), USB bus power or optional AC adapter (Tascam PS-P515 - see below)

  • Stand adapter ( inch) on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod or microphone stand

  • Optional remote control (RC-10) and battery pack (BP-6AA)

 

 

TASCAM DR-40 SPECIFICATIONS  | info | pdf | manual | mics | accessories | media | buy |

TASCAM DR-40 SHOP

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TAS-DR-40

Tascam DR-40 Solid State Sound Recorder - IN STOCK
WITH FREE APPROVED 2Gb SD CARD WHILE STOCKS LAST

THIS RECORDER COMES WITH A 2Gb SD CARD TO GET YOU STARTED, BUT YOU MAY NEED LARGER CAPACITY MEDIA THAN
THIS - PLEASE SEE OUR APPROVED SD CARDS BELOW.

185

TAS-DR-40-SK1 Tascam DR-40 Stand & Handle Kit comprising:
1 x Tascam DR-40 Solid State Sound Recorder
1 x FREE APPROVED 2Gb SD CARD WHILE STOCKS LAST

1 x SSS FTS2 Folding Tripod Stand/Handle
ALL IN STOCK

 
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SUGGESTED BATTERIES, CHARGERS & PSU FOR THE TASCAM DR-40

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TAS-BP-6AA

Tascam BP-6AA battery pack for DR-40 (takes 6 x AA batteries to increase operation time from 17.5hrs to over 50 hours) - IN STOCK

47

TAS-PS-P520E

Tascam PS-P520E AC Adaptor, runs DR-40 when no PC or laptop is available - IN STOCK

34

ANS-PL4W

Ansmann POWERLINE-4-WORLD Worldwide Smart Charger, USB Power Supply & Battery Set (includes 4 x 2100mAh low self-discharge rechargeable batteries and a set of worldwide main power plug-tops) - IN STOCK

36

ANS-AA-DFP8

Ansmann Alkaline AA Batteries x 12 (3 x Packs of 4) - IN STOCK

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TASCAM DR-40 ACCESSORIES

   

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TAS-AK-DR11G

Tascam AK-DR11G Handheld Accessory Pack for DR-40 (includes Furry Windshield, Grip, Power Adaptor & Soft Case) - NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

39

TAS-AK-DR11C

Tascam AK-DR11C DSLR Accessory Pack for DR-40 (includes Attenuator Cable, Splitter Cable, Furry Windscreen, Camera Hot-Shoe Adaptor & Soft Case)
NORMALLY
IN STOCK

 

47

TAS-RC-10

Tascam RC-10 Wired/Wireless Remote Control for DR-40

36

SSS-TP2015-1

Solid State Sound TransPedal-2015 transcription foot-pedal - IN STOCK

79

SNY-SFAS

Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio audio editing & audio toolbox software - IN STOCK

59

PEL-1200F

PELI SMALL-1 Hard Case with interior foam. This will fit the recorder, small accessories, a small microphone and some spare cards - IN STOCK

71

SSS-CLAM

The Clamshell Case Semi-Hard Equipment Case for small & medium sized Solid State Sound recorders and accessories - IN STOCK

39

PTB-AR-SF1

Portabrace AR-SF1 Heavy Duty Soft Case for most Handheld Size Recorders & Accessories - NORMALLY IN STOCK

127

SSS-MWJ-DR40

SSS MWJ-DR40 Mini Windjammer furry windshield for your DR40 - IN STOCK

28

RYC-046015

Rycote 046015 Portable Recorder Audio Kit

TASCAM DR-40 EDITION

Includes the PRAK lyre suspension and soft-grip handle as well as the correct windshield for the Tascam DR-40

NORMALLY IN STOCK

 

95

SSS-FTS2

SSS FTS2 Folding Tripod Stand/Handle for Solid State Sound Recorders - a premium quality professional grade stand with folding legs, fits to the tripod adaptor screw thread on the back of the recorder  - IN STOCK
 

39

SSS-TR1

SSS TR1 Mini Tripod Stand for Tascam DR-40 - a cheap and cheerful stand with adjustable length legs, fits to the tripod adaptor screw thread on the back of the recorder - IN STOCK

10

SSS-ADAP-CAM

SSS-ADAP-CAM Camera Thread/Hot Shoe Adaptor for any recorder fitted with a camera mount thread - enables your recorder to be mounted on top of an SLR or video camera - IN STOCK

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RECOMMENDED MICROPHONES FOR THE TASCAM DR-40
Please see our Microphones section for more - see menu on left

   

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AT-AT8031

Audio-Technica AT8031 Unidirectional Condenser General Purpose Microphone (requires XLRF-to-XLRM Microphone Lead - see below) - IN STOCK

159

AT-AT8033

Audio-Technica AT8033 Unidirectional Condenser General Purpose Microphone (requires XLRF-to-XLRM Microphone Lead - see below) - IN STOCK

149

AT-AT803

Audio-Technica AT803 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier (Tie-Clip) Microphone (requires XLRF-to-XLRM Microphone Lead - see below) - IN STOCK

149

SAM-CM11B

Samson CM11B Omnidirectional Acoustic Boundary Electret Microphone  - IN STOCK

89

SAM-CM10B

Samson CM10B Unidirectional Acoustic Boundary Electret Microphone  - IN STOCK

89

AT-AT897

Audio-Technica AT897 Short Shotgun Super-Directional Microphone (requires XLRF-to-XLRM Microphone Lead - see below) - IN STOCK

189

SUP-E523D

Superlux E523/D Stereo One-Point Microphone - IN STOCK

79

CON-MU-102-BK-1

Connectronics MUSIFLEX Microphone Lead, XLRF-to-XLRM, 2 Metres - IN STOCK

13

CON-MU-103-BK-1

Connectronics MUSIFLEX Microphone Lead, XLRF-to-XLRM, 3 Metres - IN STOCK

14

CON-MU-104-BK-1

Connectronics MUSIFLEX Microphone Lead, XLRF-to-XLRM, 5 Metres - IN STOCK

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RECOMMENDED HEADPHONES FOR THE TASCAM DR-40

   

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Item

Each including Vat

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AT-ATH-M30X

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Closed Back General Purpose Headphones - IN STOCK

59

AT-ATH-ES3

Audio-Technica ATH-ES3 On-Ear Portable Folding Headphones (The "Earsuit") - IN STOCK

49

SSS-INEAR-1

Solid State Sound INEAR-1 Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - IN STOCK

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APPROVED MEMORY CARDS

 

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The Tascam DR-40 uses...

 

SD (SDHC) Cards up to 32Gb

 

 

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