Excerpt: I'm a podcaster and I needed decent equipment that was also portable. My friend recommended this and since so much other stuff will run you like 400 bucks, this was much more in my wheelhouse. It's pretty simple to use and gets good sound.
Excerpt: I would use this as a recorder for voice over work. It works great out of the box, both with the built-in and external microphones. The only problem I've had is the mic cable I was using got stuck in the XLR mic jack on the bottom of the machine.
Excerpt: I've used my DR40 w/a Rode NTG2 shotgun and boom for film sound. Used the built-in mics to record ambient sound for sound design. The phantom power is nice. Simple to use. Works great. Sounds good.
Excerpt: I shoot video with DSLRs and use it to record an unbroken audio track and that makes editing much easier. I also use it as a mic mixer when I'm shooting ENG type interviews. I have 2 mics with XLR connectors, which I will connect to the Tascam and record while simultaneously coming out of the...