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.
Summary: On a daily basis I record around for hours of lectures per day at a medical school. This device works great. I plug it in to the "tape out" jacks on the auditorium mixing board using a stereo RCA to 1/8 in mini-plug cable. It is very easy to operate. It also has more than enough battery life. Another great feature is that it connects straight to the computer and one does not need to remove the SD card to retrieve audio files.
Pros: Compact Design, High Quality Sound, Long Battery Life, Reliable
Summary: This is my first outing into audio and I'm enjoying the experience so far. My main purposes are for interviews and backing tracks for photographs/presentations. Its early days but so far so good - easy to understand, navigate an produce the basics. As I'm a Mac user, I've started using GarageBand for editing which seems fine though no professional review of my results yet.
Summary: Just got the DR1 and really like it. Easy to use, good sounding stereo mic, comes with a 1 GIG card. Easy to connect to computer and offload files. Only thing I'd like to see is option to record in 16 bit, currently only 24 bit; also possibly a speaker would be handy for quick review. Not cheap, but less expensive than comparable products from other manufacturers.
Summary: I use the DR-1 mostly as a rehearsal tool and it works amazingly well. Very easy to use and is loaded with useful features for my needs, including overdubbing and playback at slower speeds w/o changing the pitch, just to mention a couple. Also it hit's a good price point compared to some other PAR's.[...
Pros: Compact Design, High Quality Sound, Long Battery Life, Reliable, Versatile