This is a great little tool for the novice and pro muscian alike.
30 June 2013
Summary: Whether you are a vocalist, soloist, whatever. To get a good grip on your strengths and weaknesses, all musicians should listen to their sound played back once in awhile. This practice gives you a 'listener's perspective'. A sound that you may not always be aware of. The Tascam DR-1 makes a great practice tool for this purpose. The unit is easy to operate. With the machine in hand, I was able to go thru the entire owners manual in about a half hour.
If you are serious about sound then this machine could be for you.
5 June 2012
Summary: The Tascam DR-40 is a serious piece of equipment, and as such is aimed at those who wish to use sound either as a stand-alone work as as an adjunct to something like film. The menu system is easy to use and useful functions are readily available using the "Quick" button. I have a long way to go to be fully conversant with this machine but so far are very happy. Negatives: It should come pre-packed with a wind muffler and an adaptor to fit onto a standard flash hot shoe.
Summary: First off I'm a 43 year old armature musician that plays country/bluegrass gospel. Our band plays at churchs and Assited living homes. I wanted a recorder that was compact and affordable. Looked at a lot of different ones and kept coming back to the Dr-1. It is very simple to use, and downloads easy to my laptop music studio. I use it all the time to record new tracks and love the overdubbing feature since I play multiple instruments.