Excerpt: This recorder works great. So many great features crammed into a small hand held device. Light weight. Lock-in XLR plug mechanism is terrific. Menu is easy to navigate. So many online resources on how to use. Hard to believe it is so inexpensive for what it can co.
Excerpt: I bought the Tascam DR-40 for recording vocals and use it as an aid for song writing. I really like that it has a simple and intuitive menu. In a matter of a few seconds it is ready to record. Recorded audio playback is superb. I highly recommend it without reservation. The DR-40 is the real deal.
Pros: Intuitive controls, Quick Set-up, Splendid Audio, Well Made
Excerpt: This product is an extension of my thoughts. Lyrics, stories, rhythm lines that are developed during my travels can easily be kept on tape to later jog my memory. I take the device to bed. In the quiet moment before I fall asleep I often think of a lyric. I put it on tape so I can recapture the thought in the morning. This all helps with my creativity!!!
Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Powerful, Versatile
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.