Excerpt: I have a larger Tascam unit that will record directly to SD and CD-Rom, but wanted a smaller, portable unit to use for off-site music teaching sessions. With the SD card, this unit is exactly what I needed. The recordings are clear and easily transferable. I also bought the wired remote control and the package with the wind screen, AC power, and microphone stand adapter. The battery life is o.k., but since it's just a couple of AAs, having extras around is easy.
Excerpt: I am not an audio expert and was somewhat reluctant to make this purchase. I'm glad I did so. This is a powerful instrument and is surprisingly easy to use. I bought it to help improve the sound of home videos shot with a DSLR. Based on early experiences, this was a very good purchase for this purpose.
Excerpt: I use this recorder as a stand alone live music recorder and as an interview recorder with a LAV mike plugged in. It works great for both purposes. The menu system is pretty straight forward. Set your recording parameters, in my case 16 bit, 48k and your input; either the built in mikes or the external LAV. I use the Limiter setting for the levels control. That's it. The batteries seem to last forever and the built in mikes provide excellent stereo sound quality.
Pros: Cost Effective, Good Built In Mikes, Many Recording Options, Quality Builld
Cons: Maybe Too Many Menu Optio, No 18 Stereo Input, No Eighth Inch Stereo Inp
Excerpt: I bought the Tascam recorder when it was on sale to pair with my BMPCC cause it's audio is terrible. What a great recorder, it's easy to navigate the menus and it's powerful. It has space for 3 batteries, so it will last longer then recoders with two. It's made of plastic, but I mount it on a rig, so it's much more lightweight.
Excerpt: I mainly use this for recording musical idea's when writing but also for ambient sound capture in the field. The on board mic's are good for the price. I also like that It is lightweight and small - perfect for throwing in a backpack or pocket to record in the field. The menu's and controls are fairly easy to work through (took me about a day to figure out all the workings). Also lasts a long time on battery power providing you aren't using it to power a mic.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Low Distortion
Excerpt: WONDERFUL RECORDER BOTH FOR PORTABLE APPLICATIONS SUCH AS FEILD RECORDING, LIVE MUSIC RECORDING AND AS A MIXDOWN RECORDER IN A HOME OR PROJECT STUDIO. THE DR-40 IS VERY FLEXIBLE WITH BOTH LINE & XLR MIC INPUTS WITH PHANTOM POWER AND RECORDS AS MANY AS FOUR CHANNLES AT ONCE WITH HIGH SAMPLE RATES UP TO 96KH AT 24 BITS. THAT FAR SURPASSES OLDER TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS DAT MACHINES WHICH WERE FAR MORE EXPENCIVE.
Pros: 24 Bit, Best for the money, High Quality, Hight Sample Rate