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Now Available at Hollywood DJ the Tascam DR-40 4-Track Recorder.

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.


The 4-channel recording modes include:

Dual Mode

  • Record a stereo signal with a copy of that stereo signal at a lower level. This gives you a safety track you can use in case the main recording is distorted.
  • Dual Recording records a second copy of your performance up to -12dB lower as a safety track. This mean if your recording gets accidentally distorted, you'll have a backup copy that isn't distorted.
  • Dual Recording works in addition to the peak limiting and low cut filter features which also prevent distortion
  • The Dual Recording mode is perfect for recording your band live. Just set the unit to record and hit the stage without worrying about the recording getting blown out.
  • 4 Channel Mode

  • Record the built-in microphones along with a pair of external mics, like close-up and ambient microphones. Or record the built-in mics along with a balanced line input, such as the feed from a mixer along with the sound in the room.
  • Overdub

  • Play along with a recording youve already made to build up a full production or song demo.
  • Locking XLR inputs

  • The DR-40 has a set of Neutrik® locking combination XLR & 1/4" inputs. These external inputs can accept balanced microphone or line inputs. The microphone preamp includes phantom power and plenty of gain for detailed recordings with condenser microphones.
  • The DR-40 is one of the only handheld recorders with a balanced line input, for recording the output of a console or other pro audio source. In 4-channel recording mode, you can record the output of a live console while capturing the sound of the room with the built-in microphones.
  • Adjustable Condenser Microphones

  • Attached to the DR-40 are a pair of cardioid condenser microphones. The stereo microphones can be arranged in an XY recording pattern for tight stereo imaging or in an AB pattern for a more ambient recording.
  • When flipping the microphone orientation, the left and right channels automatically flip for correct stereo placement.
  • Useful Playback Features

  • Like most TASCAM handheld recorders, the DR-40 includes playback modes to loop a section of playback or slow it down without changing the pitch, perfect for learning new music. A built-in speaker is included for checking recording without headphones. The Level Align feature smooths out level jumps during playback to help you monitor your raw, unmastered recordings.
  • A stereo reverb effect is available during playback or recording. Another handy additions include a chromatic tuner and tripod mount.

  • Specifications

    Recording Media

  • SD card(64MB~2GB), SDHC card(4GB~32GB)
  • Recording and Playback Format

  • WAV / BWF 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz, 16/24 bit (Stereo or Mono)
  • MP3 44.1kHz/48kHz, 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
  • Power Consumption

  • 2.5W(Max.)
  • Battery Operation Time

  • 15 hours (continuous operation, phantom power off)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 2.76" x 6.1" x 1.38"
  • 70 × 155 × 35 mm(Mic Closed)
  • 3.54" x 6.1" x 1.38"
  • 90 × 155 × 35 mm(Mic Opened)


  • 7.51 oz. / 213g(Without Batteries)
  • Number of Channels

  • 4 Channels(2 Stereo)
  • Playback Speed Control(VSA)

  • 50-150% without changing pitch
  • ※Only with 44.1kHz/48kHz
  • Built-In Microphone

    Cardioid Condenser microphones

  • Supporting both X-Y/A-B microphone settings

  • Connector XLR/TRS Combo Jack 1:GND,2:HOT,3:COLD)
  • Input Impedance 2.2kΩ(MIC)/10kΩ(LINE)
  • Nominal Input Level-19dBV(MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)
  • Maximum Input Level -3dBV (MIC) / +20dBu (LINE)

  • Line Connector 1/8(3.5mm) Stereo mini-phone jack, unbalanced
  • Output impendence 12Ω
  • Nominal output level -14dBV(10kΩ loaded)
  • Maximum output level +2dBV(10kΩ loaded)
  • Headphone

  • Maximum output 20mW+20mW(32Ω loaded)
  • Built-in Speaker Output

  • 0.3W (mono)
  • Low Cut Filter

  • Cut Off Frequency 40Hz/80Hz/120Hz
  • USB

  • Connector Mini B type
  • Format

  • USB2.0 HIGH SPEED Mass Storage Class
  • Power

  • Three AA batteries (alkaline batteries or NiMH batteries)Provided by the USB bus power AC100 ~ 240V ,50-60Hz (AC adapter optional PS-P515U)
  • Power Consumption

  • 2.5W(Max.)
  • Included Accessories

  • 2GB SD Card
  • Mini USB Cable
  • Frequency Response

  • 20Hz~20kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 44.1kHz、EXT IN→LINEOUT、JEITA)
  • 20Hz~22kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 48kHz、EXT IN→LINE OUT、JEITA)
  • 20Hz~40kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 96kHz、EXT IN→LINE OUT)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion

  • Less than 0.05%(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz、EXT IN→LINE OUT)
  • S/N Ratio

  • Greater than 92dB(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz、EXT IN→LINE OUT)
  • Computer Requirements

    Windows OS

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • CPU/Clock Pentium 300MHz Min.
  • Memory

  • 128MB Min.
  • USB Port

  • USB2.0 recommended
  • Macintosh OS

  • Mac OS X v10.2 or later
  • CPU/Clock Power PC、iMac、G3、G4 、G5 266MHz Min.
  • Memory

  • 64MB Min.
  • USB Port

  • USB2.0 recommended