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Tascam DR-40X Four Track Audio Recorder XY
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Instantly turn anywhere into your recording studio with the DR-40X four-track audio recorder from Tascam. This simple-to-operate recorder is great for capturing pristine audio for myriad projects, including music, cinema, and more. It can also be used as a USB audio interface with 2 inputs and outputs, making it a go-to piece of gear for voiceovers, live streams, podcasts, and songwriting.

Building on the feature-packed DR-40 model, the DR-40X boasts a revamped layout that can be controlled with one thumb. Start and stop recordings, adjust volume, delete bad takes, and add marks with the press of a button. Use Level Align to smooth out volume jumps during playback, while the DR-40X’s built-in speaker lets you check back on your recordings as you make them for instant problem-solving.

Additional features include variable speed audition, low-cut filtering, chromatic tuner, and more—all the options you need to edit audio on the go or add a personal spin on your home studio projects. Choose from 3 auto level modes (Limiter, Peak Reduction, Auto Level) to prevent accidental audio distortion. Select one out of 6 reverb effects options to the input or output signal. An Overdub feature lets you add vocal or instrumental audio to preexisting files. Dictation Mode lets you jump back and forth when playing back a file, perfect for transcribing meetings, while Overwrite mode lets you replace part of an existing recording.

The DR-40X includes a pair of cardioid condenser microphones. These mics handle high SPLs and can be configured in AB or XY orientation for a wide stereo field or hyper-focused on a single sound source. Connect another mic or line-level source through dual Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks that support both mic level and +4 dBu line level from mixers or consoles. The mic preamps include 48V phantom power and plenty of gain to capture loud and quiet sounds with equal clarity. The DR-40X also offers dual-level recording which automatically creates a second file on a lower level—the perfect backup in case of distortion.

TASCAM DR-40X Features

  • 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
  • Long-time operation of maximum 18 hours is possible using just the internal batteries
  • Proven high sound pressure design for capturing loud sounds of up to 125dB SPL
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  • Recording MediamicroSD card (64MB to 3GB), microSDHC card (4GB to 32GB), microSDXC card (up to 128GB)
  • File SystemFAT16/32, exFAT
  • Recording File Format
    • WAV / BWF
      • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k / 48k / 96k Hz
      • Bit-depth: 16 / 24-bit
    • MP3
    • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k / 48k Hz
    • Recording Bit-rate: 32k / 64k / 96k / 128k / 192k / 256k / 320k bps
    • Playback Bit-rate: 32k to 320k bps, VBR, ID3TAG Ver. 2.4
  • Number of Channels2-channel (Stereo) / 1-channel (Mono)
  • Playback speed control0.5 to 2.0 times (in 0.1 increments) * 44.1k/48kHz only
  • Built-in MicrophoneOmnidirectional, Stereo
    • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced, Plug-in Power)
    • Nominal Input Level: -20dBV
    • Maximum Input Level: -4dBV
    • Input Impedance
      • 18kΩ or more (PLUG IN PWR: OFF)
      • 2kΩ or more (PLUG IN PWR: ON)
  • Phones/Line Out
    • Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced)
    • for LINE connection
      • Nominal Output Level: -14dBV (10kΩ load)
      • Maximum Output Level: +2dBV (10kΩ load)
      • Output Impedance: 12Ω
    • for Headphones connection
      • Maximum Output Power: 20mW + 20mW (32Ω load)
  • USB
    • Connector: USB Micro B-type
    • Format: USB2.0 HIGH SPEED
  • Built-in Speaker 0.3W, Mono
  • Low-cut Filter 40 / 80 / 120Hz
  • Chromatic Tuner C1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz to 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
  • Effector 6 presets (Hall 1, Hall 2, Room, Studio, Plate 1, Plate 2)
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole 1/4" Tripod attachment screw-hole
  • Power 2 AA Batteries, USB bus power, AC 100 to 240V (optional AC Adapter)
  • Power Consumption 1.7 W (Max)
  • Battery Operation Time (Recording)
    • Alkaline (EVOLTA) approx. 17.5 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in
    • Microphone, JEITA) Ni-MH (eneloop) approx. 15.5 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)
  • Dimensions (W × H × D)2.4 × 5.55 × 1.02 inches (61 × 141 × 26 mm)
  • Weight 4.1 oz (116 g)

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