Tascam DR40X Portable Recorder


One of the best portable recorders available at this price, and short listed for ‘Recording Product Of The Year’ for MME Dealer’s Choice Award. The DR-40 captures up to four tracks from built-in high-quality condenser microphones and 2 XLR mic or line inputs.


The adjustable mics, four-track recording and extended battery life of the TASCAM DR-40 portable recorder give you the flexibility you need to record audio anywhere.  We provide these recorders as standard with our reporter kits and top range complete radio station packages.

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 portable recording as simple as the TASCAM DR-40.

We recommend the Tascam WS11 Furry Windshield to go with it, to ensure that your DR-40 built-in mics won’t be affected by wind noise when recording outside.