Tascam DR40X

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Tascam DR40X

Pocket digital recorder with various recording modes & superb mic system
Item: DR40X

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Re-ordered every week - delivery usually 7-14 days

£190.00 inc VAT

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We Think

Tascam's DR40X records in various formats (wav, MP3 or BWF), at staggering rates up to 96kHz (24 bit), and has an extended recording time of 15 hours when powered by three AA batteries.

With a seriously good microphone configuration built-in, the DR40X allows for overdubbing too and recordings can be played back via its onboard preview speaker. And, with jack or XLR inputs (phantom power is available), the DR40X provides a selection of essential tools too such as a chromatic tuner, onboard reverb, playback EQ and much more!

The DR-40X captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality stereo cardioid 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-40X accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 128GB.

In addition to normal stereo recording and dual recording, the DR-40X has a four-channel mode that allows you to record two different stereo feeds simultaneously. You're flexible with the combination of the sources: record with the built-in microphones along with a pair of external mics for close-up and ambient sound, for example. Or use the built-in mics together with balanced line input to record the sound in the room along with a feed from a mixer.

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. 

This is certainly an advanced model, and we would be happy to discuss suitability with you. Ring us on (01752) 313300 for further details.

Brief Specs

Portable, high-quality handheld recording, Compact size and easy operation, SD/SDHC/SDXC cards can be used as recording media (up to 128 GB), Supported audio formats: Linear PCM (WAV/BWF format) at 44.1/48/96 kHz and 16/24-bit, Compressed (MP3 format): 32–320 kbit/s at 44.1/48 kHz (VBR files can be played but not recorded), Can be used as a USB audio interface with Mac and Windows computers (two inputs, two outputs), Recording: Built-in cardioid stereo condenser microphone, Accepts high sound pressure level up to 125 dB, 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., MS decoder for recordings created with mid/side microphone configuration, 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), Overwrite function for punch-in recording with one level of Undo MS decoder for recordings created with mid/side microphone configuration, Switchable low-cut filter (40 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz, 220 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: 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 (50–200 %), 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), Jump back function to instantly review playback (1–10, 20, 30 seconds), Equalizer 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, Folder management to organize your files, Hold function to avoid inadvertent operation, QUICK menu button for easy access to various functions, Menu language can be selected between English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, 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-P520E) Long-time operation of over 20 hours is possible using just the internal batteries, Rubber feet included for improving the acoustic properties during desktop recordings, Stand adapter (¼ inch) on bottom side to attach the unit to a tripod or microphone stand, Optional footswitch (RC-3F) and wired remote control (RC-10), Supported operating systems: Windows Windows 10 (May 2019 Update) Windows 8.1 Windows 7, Mac: macOS Mojave (10.14) macOS High Sierra (10.13) macOS Sierra‎ (10.12), iOS: iOS 12 iOS 11

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