Tascam DR-40X Four Track Audio Recorder/USB Audio Interface

ITEM #: TCM-DR-40X MFG #: DR-40X

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    DR-40X - Overview

    Tascam set the standard for handheld recording. Ever since then, they've been raising standard. Introducing the Tascam DR-40X - the next generation of a Tascam handheld digital recorder.

    The DR-40X integrates a versatile four-track audio recorder for cinema, music, podcasting and any other application.The easy-to-use compact design with a high-performance feature set and versatile audio I/O, allow you toproduce professional content.

    Professional I/O for live capture or line level input
    Dual Neutrik® XLR/TRS combo jacks support both mic-level and +4dBu 0 line-level. The DR-40X inputs can accept balanced microphone or line level from mixers orthe 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 surroundings while recording direct from an external console, which is ideal for capturing live performances.

    Record clean and clear audio - anywhere!
    DR-40X allows high-quality recording with its stereo built-in condenser microphones. Every detail is captured from small whispers to loud soundsup 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.

    Easy to operate
    Tascam createda totally revamped user interface, making it easy to access recording, adjusting levels, deleting takes, adding markers, and other common functions with just the click of a thumb. And DR-40X now includes a new powerful bright white backlit display that's easy to see even in the brightest sunlight.

    Turn your room into a studio - in a minute!
    The DR-40X taps into Tascam's decades of innovation in computer-based recording, incorporating a studio-quality 2 in/2 out USB audio interface making the DR-40X a perfect fit for live streaming, podcasting, and digital audio work stations. Built-in microphones operateas USB microphones without complicated settings.

    Multi-language interface inside
    Multi-language menus in English/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ German/ Russian/ Chinese/ Korean/ Japanese/ Portuguese are included.

    • Features:

      • The ideal choice for DSLR filmmakers, musicians, sound designers, podcasters, and more
      • Dual unidirectional stereo condenser mics scalable for A/B or X/Y recording
      • XLR/TRScombo inputs compatible with +4dBu line level/+48V
      • Built-in +48V phantom power
      • 4-channel recording mode for nondestructive overdubbingor multi-track recording
      • Integrated 2-In/2-Out USB audio interface for PC or Mac recording, podcasting
      • Multi-language menus in English/ Spanish/ French/ Italian/ German/ Russian/Chinese/ Korean/ Japanese/ Portuguese are included
      • MS Decoding functionality for Mid-Side microphones
      • Optional RC-3F foot switch and RC-10 wired remote control
      • Overwrite function for punch-in replace recording, with one level of Undo
      • Dictation mode to instantly incrementally jump back playback including speed control and a special dictation EQ
      • Auto Recording function starts recording when sound level is detected
      • Simple one-touch user interface with QUICK menu button for all common functions
      • Extended battery life up to 17.5 hours with standard AA alkaline batteries
      • High capacity microSDXC card capacity for hundreds of hours of recording time
    • Specifications:

      • Recording Media: SD card (64MB - 2GB), SDHC card (4GB - 32GB), SDXC card (up to 128GB)
      • File System: FAT16/32

      • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k/48k/96kHz
      • Bit-depth: 16/24-bit

      • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k/48kHz
      • Recording Bit-rate: 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
      • Playback Bit-rate: 32k - 320kbps, VBR, ID3TAG Ver. 2.4

        Number of Channels: 4-channel (2 Stereo)
      • Playback Speed Control: 0.5 - 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) * 44.1k/48kHz only
      • Built-In Microphone: Unidirectional, Stereo (switchable between A-B and X-Y positions)

        EXT Mic/Line In
      • Connector: XLR/TRS Combo jack (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
      • Nominal Input Level: -19dBV (MIC)/+4dBu (LINE)
      • Maximum Input Level: -3dBV (MIC)/+20dBu (LINE)
      • Input Impedance: 2.2kΩ (MIC)/10kΩ (LINE)

        Phones/Line Out
      • Connector: 3.5mm Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced)
      • Headphones Connection: Maximum Output Power: 20mW + 20mW (32Ω load)
        For LINE Connection:
      • Nominal Output Level: -14dBV (10kΩ load)
      • Maximum Output Level: +2dBV (10kΩ load)
      • Output Impedance: 12Ω

      • Connector: USB Micro B-type
      • Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED

      • Built-In Speaker: 0.3W, Mono
      • Low-Cut Filter: 40/80/120Hz
      • Chromatic Tuner: C1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz - 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
      • Effector: 6 presets (Hall 1, Hall 2, Room, Studio, Plate 1, Plate 2)
      • Tripod Attachment Screw-Hole: 1/4" Tripod attachment screw-hole
      • Power: 3 AA Batteries, USB bus power, AC 100 - 240V (optional AC Adapter)
      • Power Consumption: 2.5W (Max)

        Battery Operation Time (Recording)
      • Alkaline (EVOLTA): approx. 18 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)
      • Ni-MH (eneloop): approx. 16 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)

        Frequency Response
      • Fs 44.1kHz: 20Hz to 20kHz, +1/-3dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
      • Fs 48kHz: 20Hz to 22kHz, +1/-3dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
      • Fs 96kHz: 20Hz to 40kHz, +1/-3dB (EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
      • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.05% or less (Fs 44.1k/48k/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
      • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 92 dB or higher (Fs 44.1k/48k/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)

      • Dimensions (WxHxD): 2.75" x 6.1" x 1.37" (70mm x 155mm x 35mm)
      • Weight: 8.3oz (213g)
    • Item Includes:

      • TASCAM DR-40X recorder
      • 3x AA batteries
      • Tilt foot
      • Owner's manual
    • Computer Requirements


      • Windows
      • Computer: Windows PC with USB2.0 or USB3.0 port
      • CPU: Dual Core, 2GHz or faster (x86)
      • Memory: 2GB or more

      • CPU: Power PC, iMac, G3, G4, G5 266MHz or faster
      • Memory: 64MB or more
      • USB: USB2.0 recommended
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