TASCAM has unveiled its latest DR-40 digital voice recorder with the capable to records up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution in WAV or MP3 format. The condenser microphones is adjustable to XY or AB posiiton, there are also XLR mic inputs, 2-second pre-recording buffer for smooth playback, dual recording mode that captures a safety track at a lower level to avoid distortion and also sports a built-in speaker.

TASCAM DR-40 handheld 4-track recorder is capable to capture up to four tracks from its built-in condenser microphone, XLR microphone or line inputs. The adjustable condenser microphone on DR-40 will help you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room.


The three AA batteries will allow DR-40 to record up to 15 continuous hours, offering various audio playback speed from 50`150% without changing the pitch and playback EQ and level align.

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DR-40 supports up to 32GB SD/SDHC memory cards for additional storage, it also features stereo reverb effect, adjustable limiter and low cut filter (at 40/80/120Hz), dual recording mode that captures a safety track at a lower level to avoid distortion and overdub mode that allows recording along with previous take.

Definitely one professional outlook digital voice, other features including the chromatic tuner, locking Neutrik Combi jacks, XLR / 1/4″ mic/line input with phantom power, 1/8″ headphone/line output along with a tripod mounting hole for hands-free voice recording.

One major drawback is that TASCAM DR-40 is not designed in a pocket size, you will still need a small pouch or a backpack to carry it along for interview or other voice recording activities.

Price: USD199.-

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