» Posts Tagged ‘Tascam DR-40’

17Mar Used Gear Watch: Tascam DR-40

I’ve had this Tascam DR-40 around for quite awhile. It’s done a great job, but I don’t really need to have 3 hand held field recorders. The Zoom h4n and Zoom h1 are more then enough for most applications and more often then not, the DR-40 doesn’t make it into my bag. You can pick […]

06Apr Tascam DR-40 V.s. Zoom H4n features or price?

I’ve had the Tascam Dr-40 for quit some time, but until Tascam added the firmware update that gives you independent control of the input volume, I hadn’t really considered it a true competitor to the Zoom h4n. However, now that this feature is available, the Tascam Dr-40 is a very affordable alternative to the Zoom […]

31Mar Tascam DR-40 Firmware installation video guide

A few folks e-mailed me that were having trouble installing the Tascam DR-40 firmware update so I figured the easiest thing to do was put together a how to guide. It also gave me a chance to do a little filming and editing with the Canon 5d mark III, but more on that in another post. […]

29Mar Tascam DR-40 Firmware upgrade adds independent volume control

The Tascam DR-40 just got a little bit better. With the release of the new Tascam DR-40 1.10 firmware you now have the ability to independently control either audio input. This brings the DR-40 a little bit closer to the Zoom h4n. If you’re interested in upgrading the firmware on your DR-40 here’s the link […]

06Mar Is it safe to use an XLR Y cable with phantom power on your field recorder?

I often get the question “Is it safe to use and XLR Y cable with phantom power?”. The short answer is yes, but there is sometimes confusion when it comes to phantom power, so I thought it might be helpful to answer the question in a little more detail. Phantom power consists of a DC voltage supplied […]

30Sep Field recorders a short round up.

When I pitted the Zoom h1 against the Tascam DR-05, I had planned to sell one of them off, but as of yet I haven’t taken the time to do it.  Four hand held field recorders are probably two too many. I generally need a very small unit for quick and easy audio work, and […]

29Sep Tascam DR-40 – First impressions

The Tascam DR-40 finally showed up on my door step this morning after several shipping delays. A few of the features seem very interesting, like the ability to record 2 copies of the same audio, each at different levels and the ability to over-dub and extra audio track, but I’ll cover more of those features […]

15Sep Tascam Takes another swing at Zoom with the Tascam DR-40 4 track recorder.

A few months back Tascam released the DR-05 which seemed to be a direct competitor to the Zoom h1 field recorder,  I compared the two units side by side and it did seem like the over all build quality of the DR-05 was better then the Zoom h1, though the H1 wins in the size category. […]