"Do not waste your money or time on this product!
Joseph, B&H Photo
15 June 2015
Excerpt: I was attempting to record vocals with a mic and the internal mics of the device. When I transferred it to the computer in a Wav format, it was not even listenable. You could hardly hear anything! All this was after wasting several hours trying to figure how to use the device.
Summary: I returned my less than a year old DR-40 directly to Teac for repair. The unit has been in a steady decline for the last few months freezing on occassion until it finally would not power up anymore. The since being less than a year old is still under a "parts" warranty.
Excerpt: I have read every word in that manual before I returned it and called Tascam! I was in love with it until... This is crazy! I've never heard of such thing but Tascam decides to do their own thing now..
Excerpt: I received it and was pretty excited to use it until I realized that I couldn't record two external stereo sources simultaneously. From what I gathered after talking with customer service at B&H, reading the manual, and tinkering with the device is that there is no way to completely bypass the...
Excerpt: I bought the DR-40 to use with my HDSLR. There are unacceptable levels of noise even when plugging in external microphones (which don't, by themselves, produce any extra noise). I even plugged in my iPod into the xlr input, there was noise even if the iPod was paused.
Excerpt: As a videographer, for the past 5 -6 years have been recording stage shows with a P.A. feed to a Zoom H2, recording at 48K and have had NO sync problems with video. Imagine my surprise armed with a brand new DR-40 when I took it out last weekend, recorded 4 three hour concerts, and EVERY track is...