- 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.
- 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 over 20 hours is possible using just the internal batteries
High-quality unidirectional stereo condenser microphones that can record in both A-B and X-Y positions according to the situation. The "DR-40" is equipped with adjustable unidirectional microphones that can be used for recording in both the A-B position and X-Y position. Advanced microphone placing allows for a wide stereo sound recording or a clear stereo sound recording with less phase difference, making it possible to achieve professional quality recordings.
Proven high sound pressure design for capturing loud sounds of up to 125dB SPL, making it ideal for loud band recordings
Proven high sound pressure design that is perfect for loud recordings such as bands or passing trains. It can be used for recoding quiet sound sources such as lectures or for loud sound sources such as rock bands.
Peak reduction function that detects peaks and automatically sets the optimal level
The peak reduction function automatically lowers the level when a peak sound is detected and continues recording. The level can be set automatically according to the sound source, so it is easy for anyone to set the optimal level. The "DR-40" has a total of three different input signal level adjustment functions including a peak reduction function.
When a peak is detected, the input signal level is automatically lowered and recording continues. It is perfect for music recordings that have variation in volume, which can be difficult to listen to.
The input signal level is automatically adjusted according to the input sound volume. This is perfect for recording meetings.
Prevents distortion of excessively high input signals.
Tempo change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments), which is great for practicing music and language study
Includes TASCAM's popular VSA (Variable Speed Audition) function from the Trainer Series. The playback speed can be adjusted without affecting the pitch. This is helpful in various situations such as when arranging and practicing music, for slowing the speed of recorded conversations, and for speeding up playback of meetings. * The VSA function is only available when playing back files recorded at 44.1kHz/48kHz.
Level align feature prevents uneven volume levels for enhanced listenability
When recording meetings or interviews, there are cases where it is difficult to listen to the playback because the volumes of different people vary. In such cases, the level align function automatically adjusts the sound volume for playback, making it easy to listen.
Locking XLR/TRS inputs compatible with +4dBu line level / +48V phantom power
The XLR/TRS stereo inputs make it possible to connect an external condenser microphone and PA console line-level output in addition to the built-in microphone. Highly reliable locking XLR/TRS connectors by NEUTRIK are used. They can be used for supplying phantom power, so general condenser microphones can be used in addition to electret type microphones.
4-channel mode that can be used for dual recording and nondestructive overdub recording, etc.
In addition to normal stereo channel recordings, another set of stereo channels are available making it possible to select one of three operation modes.
Dual Recording Mode
The same sound source can be recorded at two different levels. A backup file for clipping can be recorded.
Two different stereo materials can be recorded simultaneously. It is possible to perform simultaneous recording using the built-in microphone and an external input.
A new sound source can be recorded as a separate channel while listening to a pre-recorded sound source. This is perfect for music production.
MS decoding function making it possible to use M-S stereo microphones
In addition to the A-B/X-Y positions, there is a system for stereo recording using a combination of the omnidirectional and bidirectional microphones, and an MS decoding function for connecting microphones for M-S recording. *M-S type microphone is not included.
Optional RC-3F foot switch and RC-10 wired remote control can be connected
There is a REMOTE connector that can be used for connecting the optional RC-3F and RC-10 remotes. Hands-free transport control and recording operations can be performed away from the unit.
SD card (64MB to 2GB), SDHC card (4GB to 32GB), SDXC card (up to 128GB)
WAV / BWF
Bit-rate for recording
Playback bit rate
32 - 320kbps, VBR, ID3 tag Ver. 2.4
Number of channels
4-channel (2 Stereo)
Playback speed control (VSA)
0.5 - 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) * 44.1/48kHz only
Unidirectional, stereo (Possible to switch between A-B/X-Y positions)
EXT MIC/LINE IN
XLR/TRS combo jack (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
2.2k ohms(MIC) / 10k ohms(LINE)
Nominal input level
-19dBV(MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)
Maximum input level
-3dBV (MIC) / +20dBu (LINE)
1/8"(3.5mm)stereo mini jack, Unbalanced
Standard output level
-14dBV(10k ohms load)
Maximum output level
+2dBV(10k ohms load)
Maximum output level
USB2.0 HIGH SPEED
2.5mm TRS jack
6 presets (HALL1/2, ROOM, STUDIO, PLATE1/2)
C1 - B6, A4 = 435Hz - 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
Tripod attachment screw-hole
1/4 inch, Tripod attachment screw-hole
3 AA batteries, USB bus power, AC100 - 240V (Optional AC adapter)
Battery operation time
With alkaline batteries
Approx. 20.5 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone)
With Ni-MH batteries
Approx. 17 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16bit, using built-in microphone)
70(W)x 155(H)x 35(D)mm
213g (Without battery)
2GB microSD card, USB connection cable, 2 AA batteries for confirming operation, Owner's Manual, Warranty card
20Hz-20kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 44.1kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
20Hz-22kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 48kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
20Hz-40kHz +1dB/-3dB(Fs 96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
0.05% or less(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
92dB or more(Fs 44.1/48/96kHz,EXT IN to LINE OUT,JEITA)
Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows 7,Windows 8
Pentium 300MHz or more
128MB or more
Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2),Mac OS X Panther (V10.3),Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4),
Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5),Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8),OS X Lion(V10.7),
OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8)
Power PC,iMac,G3,G4 ,G5 266MHz or more
64MB or more
- 2GB SD Card
- Mini USB Cable