Excerpt: I am not a pro, I wanted to improve the sound of my videos, family functions, nature when hiking. I tried a budget mic and liked it. I bought this on a hot sale added the cable to record directly to camera and wind screen. The improvement over a $ shotgun mic is amazing The sound quality is great.
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.
Excerpt: Recording with the TASCAM DR 40 is easy so easy that even a newbie can pick it up quickly. Adjustments are smooth and clearly visible. No touchy tiny knobs just plain easy adjustments that are well lit on the screen.
Pros: Easy to use, Great Sound quality, Play Back Is Simple, Storage Is Ample And Easy