Excerpt: I am an amateur sound guy, more of a hobby really. But I wanted something that I could use to capture samples to use in my Native Instruments Suite software. The first thing I wanted to sample was some old 78rpm records in an old Victorola. The recorder controls were pretty straight forward.
Excerpt: B&H had a great sale on the bronze version of the DR-40. I didn't like how brown it looked in the product photos, but I was willing to deal with the color if it meant saving 30% compared to the black one. After all, function is what is important. That said, the bronze doesn't look bad in-person.
Excerpt: Had used one that a friend owned and liked it. Bought one for myself primarily as a backup recorder for remote concert recordings and video work. Seems solid enough. Like the 4 track option and the external in's. Wish it had a digital I/O, but oh well.
Pros: easy to use, Handy Recording Options, Portable
Excerpt: I personally am quite a newbie when it comes to audio. But when I got this device, I was opened up to the world of how good a recording device could be. The stereo is very nice, and the ability to change from a XY setup to an AB is very nice. The highs are very clear and the lows are defined.
Stopped working within 4 months, $ to fix in warranty
DaveC, B&H Photo
13 October 2015
Excerpt: I use this product to record my high school son during band concerts. Approximately 4 months after purchase it simply stopped working. Nothing would turn on. I sent it in for repair under warranty.
Excerpt: I brought this recorder to an outdoor music festival where recording was allowed. Day 1 it picked up the sound from the stage at pro quality. Day 2 the wind picked up some and caused distortion. Very easy to use and to upload. Certainly a bargain for the money.