The Tascam DR-40 just received a firmware update to version 1.20. The previous firmware version 1.10 added independent control of both the left and right audio inputs (more on that here). The newest version of the firmware isn’t anything quit so dramatic. Basically it allows you to flip the instrument tuning display over by pressing a button, which makes it easier to read when tuning a guitar. I was hoping that Tascam would’ve add the ability to use the unit as a usb audio interface, maybe next time.

You can download the latest firmware for you Tascam DR-40 here. If you’re having trouble or need a quick overview of the installation process, check out the video guide here. And if you’re wondering how the Tascam DR-40 stacks up against the Zoom h4n, you might want to check out this earlier post.