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Tascam DR-40X 4-Channel / 4-Track Portable Audio Recorder with Adjustable Stereo Microphone

by TASCAM
Out of Stock
$199.99
SKU 42816
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Tascam Dr-40x Recorder

Versatile four-track audio recorder

Versatile four-track audio recorder for cinema, music, podcasting and any other application. Easy-to-use compact design with a high-performance feature set and versatile audio I/O, all to produce professional content.

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
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 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 dr-40x supports 10 languages:
English/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ German/ Russian/ Chinese/ Korean/ Japanese/ Portuguese

Extended battery life
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 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 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 DR-40X. In addition to its capability to capture crisp voice recording, 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, 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.

Safety track for unpredictable situation
Film-makers and videographers often experience sudden audio volume spikes during filming. An actor could suddenly scream, or a documentary subject could do almost anything.

DR-40X has a Dual Recording mode that captures a copy of your take but at a lower level, as a safety track in case of sudden distortion. Also, Auto recording function can detect the sound input signal level and automatically start recording. The Pre-recording function with up to 2 seconds pre-record provides fail-safe protection.

Still safe if it is louder than you thought.
Peak Reduction works in rehearsal mode or in record. Even if the sound or performance is louder than the sound check you’re safe. Combined with Auto level and Limiter for preventing distortion, you never have to worry.

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.
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!).

Glazer's SKU 42816
Manufacturer TASCAM
MFG SKU DR-40X
Product Specs
Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks 4
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
Microphone Built-In Cardioid Condenser Stereo Pair, A/B or X/Y Configuration
Built-In Speaker Yes, 0.3 W Mono
Display Monochrome LCD (Backlit)
Memory Card Support microSD (64 MB to 2 GB)
microSDHC (4 GB to 32 GB)
microSDXC (48 GB to 128 GB)
Internal Storage None
Recording
Audio File Formats BWF, MP3, WAV
Sample Rates WAV:
44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz 
MP3:
44.1 / 48 kHz 
Bit Depth 16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates 32 to 320 kb/s (Record)
32 to 320 kb/s + VBR (Playback)
Signal Processing Auto Gain, EQ, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter, Reverb
Timecode None
Recording Time WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 41 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 48 kHz/16-Bit:
1 Hr 33 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 96 kHz/16-Bit:
46 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 44.1 kHz/24-Bit:
1 Hr 7 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
1 Hr 2 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit:
31 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 32 kb/s:
74 Hrs 32 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 64 kb/s:
37 Hrs 16 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 96 kb/s:
24 Hrs 50 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 128 kb/s:
18 Hrs 38 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 192 kb/s:
12 Hrs 25 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 256 kb/s:
9 Hrs 19 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
MP3 320 kb/s:
7 Hrs 27 Mins per GB (Stereo) 
Connectivity
Analog I/O 2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Female Balanced Line/Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone/Line Output
Digital I/O None
Phantom Power +24 / 48 V (Applied to All Inputs)
Phantom Power Current 3 mA per Channel
Plug-In Power No
Host Connection 1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
Performance
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB (At 44.1 kHz, JEITA) 
20 Hz to 22 kHz +1/-3 dB (At 48 kHz, JEITA) 
20 kHz to 40 kHz +1/-3 dB (At 96 kHz, JEITA) 
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
-3 dBV 
Line Inputs:
+20 dBu 
Max Output Level +2 dBV 
Headphone Output Power 20 mW per Channel into 32 Ohms
Impedance Mic Inputs:
2.2 kOhms 
Line Inputs:
10 kOhms 
Line Outputs:
12 Ohms 
SNR Line Outputs:
>92 dB 
THD ≤0.05% 
Microphone Max SPL 125 dB SPL
Power
Power Options Batteries, USB Bus Power, AC/DC Power Adapter
Battery Type 3 x AA (Included)
Approximate Battery Life WAV 44.1 kHz/16-Bit:
18 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
6.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, Phantom On, Recording) 
9 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
19.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
16 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
16 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
5.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, Phantom On, Recording) 
7.5 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
15.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
12.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
WAV 96 kHz/24-Bit:
14.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
8.5 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
14 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
14 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
11 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
7.5 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
12 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
11.5 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
MP3 128 kb/s:
16 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
9 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
16.5 Hours (Alkaline, 2 Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
16.5 Hours (Alkaline, All Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
12.5 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
8 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Phantom Off, Recording) 
13 Hours (NiMH, 2 Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
13.5 Hours (NiMH, All Channels, Playback, with Headphones) 
AC/DC Power Adapter VDC Not Included
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Mounting Options 1/4"-20 Female
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions 2.8 x 6.1 x 1.4" / 70 x 155 x 35 mm (Mics Closed)
3.5 x 6.1 x 1.4" / 90 x 155 x 35 mm (Mics Open)
Weight 7.5 oz / 213 g (Without Batteries)
9.9 oz / 282 g (With Batteries)