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Tascam Stereo Handheld Audio Recorder DR40x


SKU: 677630

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Tascam DR-40X Audio Recorder | Pro Audio

4-channel Handheld Recorder and 2-in/2-out USB Audio Interface, with 2 Condenser Microphones, 2 XLR/TRS Combo Inputs, and Phantom Power

For podcasts, sound effects, and music recording applications, the Tascam DR-40X portable handheld recorder is capable of capturing up to four tracks of high-resolution audio with no external microphones required. A pair of condenser microphones can be oriented for either A/B or XY stereo recording, with two more XLR/TRS combo inputs for additional mics or sound sources. The DR-40X can even serve as a USB audio interface for Mac, PC or iOS recording.

Flexible powering methods—batteries, USB bus power, or an AC adapter—make the DR-40X well suited to on-the-go recording, all-day video shoots, and computer-based audio production. The DR-40X’s two balanced XLR-1/4″ inputs accommodate mic- or line-level signals (even +4 dBu from professional consoles) and can supply phantom power if needed. Whether you use the built-in mics or an external source, selectable modes such as stereo safety track recording, peak reduction, limiting, and auto level give you options for achieving a clean, undistorted recording.

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Product 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

Product Specs

Audio Interface: 2 x 2 USB 2.0 Interface
A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
Simultaneous Rec Tracks: 4
Simultaneous Play Tracks: 4
Built-in Mic(s): Dual Unidirectional Mics, Stereo AB / Stereo XY
Analog Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line)
Headphones: 1 x 1/8″ (headphones/line)
Built-in Speaker: Yes
Memory (removable): microSD (3GB max), microSDHC (32GB max), microSDXC (128GB max)
File Format: WAV, MP3
Effects: 6 x Reverbs
USB: 1 x Type Micro-B
Power Supply: USB bus power / 2 x AA batteries
Battery Life: 18 hours (Alkaline), 16 hours (NiMH)
Stand Mountable: 1/4″ Tripod screw-hole
Height: 6.1″
Width: 2.75″
Depth: 1.37″
Weight: 0.47 lbs
Manufacturer Part Number: DR-40X

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