The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the TASCAM DR-40 give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere.
The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality 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-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included.
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. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the TASCAM DR-40.
"DR-05", "DR-07MK2" and our brand new "DR-40" Linear PCM Recorders are part of TASCAM's handheld recorders. Select a model based on your functional needs.
SD card (64MB to 2GB), SDHC card (4GB to 32GB)
WAV / BWF
Bit-rate for recording
Playback bit rate
32 - 320kbps, VBR, ID3 tag Ver. 2.4
Number of channels
4-channel (2 Stereo)
Playback speed control (VSA)
0.5 - 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) * 44.1/48kHz only
Unidirectional, stereo (Possible to switch between A-B/X-Y positions)
EXT MIC/LINE IN
XLR/TRS combo jack (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
2.2k ohms(MIC) / 10k ohms(LINE)
Nominal input level
-19dBV(MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)
Maximum input level
-3dBV (MIC) / +20dBu (LINE)
1/8"(3.5mm)stereo mini jack, Unbalanced
Standard output level
-14dBV(10k ohms load)
Maximum output level
+2dBV(10k ohms load)
Maximum output level
USB2.0 HIGH SPEED
2.5mm TRS jack
6 presets (HALL1/2, ROOM, STUDIO, PLATE1/2)
C1 - B6, A4 = 435Hz - 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
Tripod attachment screw-hole
1/4 inch, Tripod attachment screw-hole
3 AA batteries, USB bus power, AC100 - 240V (Optional AC adapter)
Battery operation time
With alkaline batteries
Approx. 20.5 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone)
With Ni-MH batteries
Approx. 17 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone)
70(W)x 155(H)x 35(D)mm
213g (Without battery)
2GB microSD card, USB connection cable, 2 AA batteries for confirming operation, Owner's Manual, Warranty card
20Hz-20kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 44.1kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
20Hz-22kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 48kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
20Hz-40kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
0.05% or less(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
92dB or more(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows 7,Windows 8
Pentium 300MHz or more
128MB or more
Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2),Mac OS X Panther (V10.3),Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5),Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8),OS X Lion(V10.7),
OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
Power PC,iMac,G3,G4 ,G5 266MHz or more
64MB or more
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