Excerpt: I enjoy the small size and weight of the recorder, but it took my Channel 9 technologists 3 times to get the settings on it operational. The manual talks in lingo over my expertise. I would not recommend this to someone who does not, or knows very little, about recorder settings.
Excerpt: Sound is good.Yet buit in mics are not great. Too much floor noise.Battery life i AMAZING, much better then competitors (knock knock knock).DUAL recording option is a BLESS!Sound preview acctualy sucks.Policy of manufacturer with their timing of putting it on a market and pricing scams make me...
Pros: Battery Life, Dual Recodring Option
Cons: Bad Built In Mics, Button Protocol, Fairly Idiotic Menu
Excerpt: I have been using the DR-40 for a few years now and it has been a very reliable recorder. It does have a steep learning curve tho. If you don't know the settings you can easily get lost. I suggest watching videos and reading posts about best settings.
Excerpt: When buying the Tascam DR-40 I was expecting to have the ability to multitrack record music as well as have the ability to use the device as a field recorder for DSLR video. This device is very clearly a field recorder that has the ability to record 4 tracks of audio, but not in the sense that you...
Excerpt: Purchased this one because it has a built-in speaker. After trying it, just found out the speaker volumes is so low. Even I set the output level to the maximum(speaker is set to on, still the volume is lower than the noise produced by a mosquito. Not sure if it is designed this way or not.
Excerpt: I shoot corporate video on DSLR's so for my audio needs I got a rode shotgun for basic ambient audio and recently ordered a TASCAM DR-40 for interviews. I was disappointed with the level of hiss and the generally high noise floor experienced when using external mics; Interestingly enough tho, when I...
Excerpt: I decided to keep it. I'm using an audio attenuator From sescom BH item # (SESMKP31) between a mixer's audio out to the DR-40. I can bow have a true input recording showing nothing on the VU meters at input zero from the sescom passive attenuator device which has volume from 1-10.
Excerpt: I bought this to use as a double system recorder with a DSLR. The instructions were vague but once I figured out the basic operation, I found that the sound was wonderful. The only drawback is that it is extremely sensitive to any movement, rustle, or wind. I'm not talking about a gale..
Excerpt: I use the DR-40 as a lightweight, packable field recorder. I connect my microphones to a Sound Devices MixPre-D field mixer and the field mixer to the Tascam. My hope was that the DR-40 would be a reliable, cost-effectrive small recorder, and it has been that.