Tascam DR-40X 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder and USB Audio Interface
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Tascam DR-40X 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder and USB Audio Interface

Capture 4 tracks with Tascam's DR-40X handheld recorder. You get two XLR/TRS inputs, plus a stereo pair of condenser mics adjustable to X/Y or A/B patterns.

Tascam DR-40 Portable Digital Recorder

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(9 ratings)
Submitted November 28, 2011 by a customer from yahoo.com
"I really like the DR-40 so far!"
If something happened to this one, I would definitely want to get another one.
Sound
I have been very happy with the sound so far.
Features
The XLR's are a great addition. I was prepared to purchase the DR07mkII when I saw this one. It doesn't appear you can set the XLR levels individually. That would be a nice addition. The line in allows you to hook your mixer's balanced outputs into the XLR jacks....this opens up a whole new set of options.
Ease of Use
The menus are fairly intuitive. I have checked out the manual for some items, but I think most people could figure out the basics by playing around with it, as I did.
Quality
The DR40 seems reasonably well made. It seems like it could last awhile, although it IS mostly plastic. I would say it is comparable or better to other units of this type and price point.
Value
I would compare this one to the Zoom H4N. There are pros and cons to each, but for my personal needs, the Tascam had what I wanted at around $100 less. The unit is worth the price. However, if you want a longer USB cable, windscreen, desk tripod, carrying case, or any other accessories, you have to pay extra for them. And they aren't cheap. ($30 for the power supply, $50 for the "dead cat")
Manufacturer Support
I have not dealt with the Tascam support and therefore cannot rate it.
The Wow Factor
If you are looking for a portable digital recorder with a lot of options, this should definitely be a model to consider.
Musical Background:
Mainly guitar/vocals and a bit of everything else. Mostly home recording these days.
Musical Style:
Rock
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