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TASCAM DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder

TASCAM DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder

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As you won’t always have the comfort of a home studio for recording your latest track, you need a handheld recorder capable of high quality resolution and built with a host of instantly applied features. Constructed with two built-in microphones, two inputs for additional mics, and all of the equalization settings, filters, and recording modes you could ask for, the TASCAM DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder makes on the go audio as easy as at home.

Note: There are 75 units available for this drop

TASCAM DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder
TASCAM DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder

Mode à la Mode

Both of the built-in microphones are uni-directional and have cardioid pickup patterns, giving you powerful sound capture in either the XY or AB position. With just the internal microphones, you can record in Overdub, Dual, or simple Mono/Stereo Mode, giving you an array of options for any set-up. If you’d like to connect additional microphones and bump your audio up to 4-Channel Mode, simply plug into the two locking XLR/TRS inputs.

TASCAM DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder
TASCAM DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder

Up to the Tasc

After you record your audio, you can easily upload it to your computer through the USB 2.0 jack. If you need to adjust the sound on the fly, take to the loop, equalization, level align, and low cut filter modes and instantly affect your output. Making things even easier on you, once you select a certain mode or function, a list of relevant tasks and tools pops up on the easy to read screen. Capable of high quality recording, outfitted for a tripod or remote connection, and finished with auto-recording and timed recording modes for complete convenience, the TASCAM DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder puts a fully powerful recording device right in the palm of your hand.

TASCAM DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder
TASCAM DR-40 Handheld 4-Track Recorder

Product Demo


  • Records at up to 24-bit, 96 kHz resolution
  • 2 x adjustable unidirectional microphones
  • 2 x TASCAM microphone pre-amps
  • Accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32 GB
  • 3 input level adjustment functions including peak reduction
  • 4-Channel Mode, Dual Recording Mode, and Overdubbing Mode
  • MS decoding function
  • Auto-recording function
  • Divide/delete functions for file organization
  • Loop/repeat playback function
  • Self-timer recording function
  • Built-in Equalization and Level Align
  • Effector: 6 presets
  • Chromatic tuner: C1 - B6, A4 = 435 Hz - 445 Hz (in 1 Hz increments)
  • USB 2.0 jack for transferring recordings to computer
  • Modes: overdub, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and more
  • 2 x locking XLR/TRS inputs compatible with +4 dBu line level and +48 V phantom power
  • Connection for RC-3F foot switch or RC-10 wired remote control
  • 1/4 in tripod attachment screw-hole
  • Power: 2 AA batteries, USB bus power, or AC 100 - 240 V with adapter
  • Power consumption: 2.5 W max
  • Operation time: over 20 hours
  • Built-in 0.3 W mono speakers
  • File format: WAV, BWF, MP3
  • 2.76 x 6.10 x 1.38 in (70 x 155 x 35 mm)
  • 7.51 oz (213 g)
  • Ext. Mic/Line-in
  • Input impedance: 2.2 kOhms (mic), 10 kOhms (line)
  • Nominal input level: -19 dBV (mic), +4 dBu (line)
  • Maximum input level: -3 dBV (mic) +20 dBu
  • Phones/Line-out
  • Output impedance: 12 Ohms
  • Standard output level: -14 dBV (10 kOhms load)
  • Maximum output level: +2 dBV (line-out, 10 kOhms load), 20 mW + 20 mW (phones, 32 Ohms load)


  • 2 GB SD card


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Mar 27, 2015 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

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