Tascam DR-40X Handheld Digital Audio Recorder Red

The Tascam DR-40X in Red gives you a versatile 4-track handheld digital audio recorder that’s ideal for cinema, music, podcasting, and more!

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Tascam DR-40X Red

The Tascam DR-40X in Red gives you a versatile 4-track handheld digital audio recorder that’s ideal for cinema, music, podcasting, and more! Boasting an easy to use and compact design, the DR-40X Red offers a professional feature set and a versatile array of I/O.

With Dual Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks, the DR-40X Red supports both mic level and +4dBu line-level. So you can connect either balanced microphones, or line-level from your mixer or FOH console. What’s more, the microphone preamp includes +48V phantom power as well as plenty of gain. So you’ll have no problems powering your condenser and electret type microphones. Alternatively, you can use the stereo built-in microphones for capturing the ambient sound around you.

Wide covering range:

Featuring stereo built-in condenser microphones, the DR-40X Red allows you to capture every detail from small whispers to sounds up to 125db SPL. They’re also adjustable and unidirectional so you can record in X-Y patterns for tight stereo imaging, or in an A-B pattern for a more ambient recording.

Simple operation

The layout of the DR-40X Red has also been revamped, so you can do everything easily with just one thumb. Whether you’re recording, adjusting levels, deleting bad takes, or adding markers, the function is just a button away.

Extended battery life

Powered by two AA batteries, the DR-40X offers ultra-long battery life. If you’re using the built-in microphones, you can record up to 17.5 hours with standard 2CH WAV 44.1kHz 16bit format. While you can also power the DR-40X by a USB mobile battery for even longer use!

Turning your room into a studio – in a minute.

Connect your DR-40X Red to your PC and turn your digital audio recorder into an audio interface. Allowing you to use the DR-40X for voiceover work, live streaming, and songwriting with studio-quality audio thanks to the fact the built-in microphones double as USB mics.

Four-track recording mode gives you several options to record

Not only does the DR-40X Red feature stereo channel and dual recording mode; the DR-40X also has 4CH Mode, allowing you to record two different feeds simultaneously. So you can record using the built-in microphones along with a pair of external mics such as close-up and ambient microphones. Or, record the built-in mics combined with a balanced line input from your mixer.

Safety track for unpredictable situation

When you’re filming video, its not unlikely to experience a sudden spike in volume during filming. With the DR-40X in dual-recording mode, you capture a copy of your audio takes at a lower level. Acting as a safety track in case of sudden distortion. On top of that, the auto-recording function can detect the sound input signal level and automatically begin recording. It also pre-records up to 2 seconds for fail-safe protection.

No need to go through “take 2” all over again

Say you’ve recorded a whole verse with your guitar and you don’t like the last part. The Overwrite mode allows you to punch in recording from an exact point.

Nondestructive Overdubbing

Similarly, the overdubbing function on the DR-40X Red allows you to record over the top of previously recorded sounds with the touch of a button. This creates a new file, so your original will be unaffected and easy to re-record if you need to.

Up to 192 Hours Recording on a Single microSDXC Card

Finally, the Tascam DR-40X Red supports SDXC Cards. So you can record longer, with a larger data capacity. In fact, you can get up to 896 hour or 37 days worth of recording from a single card!

  • High-quality unidirectional stereo condenser microphones that can record in A-B and X-Y positions
  • XLR/TRS inputs compatible with +4dBu line level / +48V
  • 4-channel mode that can be used for dual recording and nondestructive overdub recording, etc.
  • Support multiple languages for menu (ENG/FRA/DEU/ITA/ESP/RUS/PRT/JPN/CHI/KOR)
  • Overwrite function for Punch-In recording with one level of Undo
  • Functions as a 2in/ 2out USB Audio Interface for Mac, PC or iOS recording
  • Dictation mode designed for human voice recording and transcription
  • MS decoding function making it possible to use M-S microphones
  • Optional RC-3F foot switch and RC-10 wired remote control can be connected
  • Long-time operation of maximum 18 hours is possible using just the internal batteries
  • Reverb effect
  • Auto recording function
  • Proven high sound pressure design for capturing loud sounds of up to 125dB SPL
  • Peak reduction function that detects peaks and automatically sets the optimal level
  • Self timer recording function
  • Seamless gain control
  • Low-cut filter with three levels (40/80/120Hz)
  • Speed change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 2.0 times (in 0.1 increments)
  • Level align feature that prevents uneven volume levels
  • Equalizer setting for adjusting playback sound quality
  • Divide/delete functions
  • Loop/repeat playback function that is convention for practicing music and studying languages
  • Resume function that retains the last stop position and starts playback from that position when power is turned back ON
  • Jump-back playback function that skips back a preset number of seconds during playback
  • QUICK menu button for easy access to various functions
  • High-quality 24-bit/96kHz WAV/BWF linear PCM and MP3
  • SD/ SDHC/ SDXC (up to 128GB) can be used for recording media
  • Mark function that can set up to 99 points for a single track
  • Audio files created on computers can be played (Only in formats compatible with this product)
  • Built-in monaural speaker with an output of 0.3W
  • Pre-recording buffer that can record up to 2 seconds prior to starting recording
  • When a predetermined maximum file size is reached, a new file is created to continue recording
  • Track increment creates new files at arbitrary locations during recording
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date
  • The first six characters of the file name for recording can be set freely
  • Playlist function
  • A chromatic tuner is equipped which is helpful for practicing musical instruments
  • Stereo mini line output / Headphone output connector
  • 128×64 pixel graphic LCD with backlight
  • High-speed file transfer to a computer using USB 2.0
  • Powered by 3 AA batteries, USB bus power, or optional AC adapter (PS-P520E)
  • Rubber feet for improving acoustic properties during desktop recordings are included
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole built in to the unit

Audio Interface: 2 x 2 USB 2.0 Interface

A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz

Simultaneous Rec Tracks: 4

Simultaneous Play Tracks: 4

Built-in Mic(s): Dual Unidirectional Mics, Stereo AB / Stereo XY

Analog Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line)

Headphones: 1 x 1/8″ (headphones/line)

Built-in Speaker: Yes

Memory (removable): microSD (2GB max), microSDHC (32GB max), microSDXC (128GB max)

File Format: WAV, MP3

Effects: 6 x Reverbs

USB: 1 x Type Micro-B

Other I/O: 1 x 2.5mm TRS (remote)

Power Supply: USB bus power / 3 x AA batteries

Battery Life: 18 hours (Alkaline), 16 hours (NiMH)

Stand Mountable: 1/4″ Tripod screw-hole

Colour: Red

Dimensions: 70 × 155 × 35 mm

Weight: 213 g

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