Read what Transom think of the DR40.
PS it apparently is possible to have auto level control on the DR40 - go into record pause mode, press Quick Menu, and you can choose it. Not exactly intuitive, but possible. Thanks to Bob Turner who actually read the manual!
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Reduce wind noise on your recordings
with a Rycote Mini Windjammer for DR40
One of the reasons that the DR40 is so cheap is that there is no mains power supply in the box, however the unit does have good battery life so it's not completely essential. But if you want a power supply it's called a PS-P515U and costs £28.
Text from Tascam
The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the TASCAM DR-40 give you the flexibility you need to record tracks anywhere.
The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in, high-quality condenser microphones, XLR mic or line inputs. The internal mics are adjustable from XY to AB position, helping you to tailor your recording to the sound of the room. A pair of great-sounding TASCAM microphone preamps welcome condenser microphones with phantom power, recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit resolution. It accommodates balanced XLR or 1/4" line inputs using locking Neutrik Combo jacks. The DR-40 accepts SD or SDHC cards up to 32GB, and a 2GB card is included.
Once recorded, play back your takes with EQ and the optional Level Align feature to avoid volume jumps. A stereo reverb effect is also built-in, as well as a speaker and chromatic tuner. Transfer recordings to computer using the USB 2.0 jack. Other features include overdub mode, variable speed playback, limiting and low cut filter, and much more – all with TASCAM’s simple-to-use interface. No other recorder makes home or live recording as simple as the TASCAM DR-40.
"DR-05", "DR-07MK2" and our brand new "DR-40" Linear PCM Recorders are part of TASCAM's handheld recorders. Select a model based on your functional needs.
Handheld 4-track Portable Recorder Built-in condenser microphones, adjustable to XY or AB position XLR / 1/4” mic/line input with phantom power Record the built-in microphones with the XLR mic or line input for a four-track recording Dual recording mode captures a safety track at a lower level to avoid distortion Overdub mode allows recording along with a previous take Peak reduction automatically sets the ideal recording level 15-hour battery life from three AA batteries Up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV/BWF or MP3 recording resolution 2-second pre-recording buffer Variable speed playback from 50-150% speed without changing the pitch Adjustable limiter and low cut filter (40 / 80 / 120 Hz) Built-in speaker and chromatic tuner 1/8” headphone/line output Playback EQ and level align Stereo Reverb effect Tripod mounting hole SD/SDHC card slot supports up to 32GB media (2GB card included) Locking Neutrik Combi jacks USB 2.0 jack and cable for transferring recordings to computer Powered by three AA batteries, AC adapter (optional PS-P515U), external battery pack (optional BP-6AA), or USB bus power.