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  • Tascam DR-40 4-Track Handheld Digital Audio Recorder (Silver)
  • Mini USB Cable
  • 2GB SD Card
  • Tascam 1 Year Limited Warranty
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This is the previous generation with the orange backlight, right? I think the newer one is DR-40X with the white backlight?

Anyway, I got mine for $145 in 2013, and another one for work in 2015. The internal mics are great for recording interviews, and the two XLRs (with phantom power) are nice for recording recitals/musical performance (I usually pair it with AKG P170 and AT871R).

What I love the most is the ability to power it with a USB bank (miniUSB cable), I can set it to record for hours without having to worry about it. BTW, it has a very nice internal amp, and can play MP3 (not FLAC), so if you don't mind its big size, it's a really good music player. I can hear more details from the same song with a Grado SR-80e on it, compared to listening from a laptop or cell phone.
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This is the previous generation with the orange backlight, right? I think the newer one is DR-40X with the white backlight?

Anyway, I got mine for $145 in 2013, and another one for work in 2015. The internal mics are great for recording interviews, and the two XLRs (with phantom power) are nice for recording recitals/musical performance (I usually pair it with AKG P170 and AT871R).

What I love the most is the ability to power it with a USB bank (miniUSB cable), I can set it to record for hours without having to worry about it. BTW, it has a very nice internal amp, and can play MP3 (not FLAC), so if you don't mind its big size, it's a really good music player. I can hear more details from the same song with a Grado SR-80e on it, compared to listening from a laptop or cell phone.
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Forgive my ignorance but would this be good to record taper friendly concerts using Core Sound Bins with bass roll off? I used to do some DAT recording back in the day and wonder if this might make a nice, casual rig.
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Forgive my ignorance but would this be good to record taper friendly concerts using Core Sound Bins with bass roll off? I used to do some DAT recording back in the day and wonder if this might make a nice, casual rig.
The Core Sound Bins usually outs to dual XLR or mini-stereo. Either way, the DR-40 has two XLR/TRS combo jacks that you can connect the mics to the Tascam in several ways (may need a few adapters).
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The Core Sound Bins usually outs to dual XLR or mini-stereo. Either way, the DR-40 has two XLR/TRS combo jacks that you can connect the mics to the Tascam in several ways (may need a few adapters).
Thanks for the info. In for one.
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What would a smart phone need in order to have the same recording capabilities?
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A must have for DJs, you can record your master and crowd noise at the same time.
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What would a smart phone need in order to have the same recording capabilities?
Depending on what capabilities you're talking about... Zoom makes an xy mic that would give somewhat similar capabilities to the internal mic of this device. There are also some smartphone XLR adapters that allow you to attach XLR microphones as well. However, you are going to spend a nice little chunk of change for either or both of those things. there are some relatively cheap smartphone XLR adapters, but they can act a little bit weird at times. And, you're going to be much better off with the internals of this Tascam, as well as its physical controls.
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This is probably the cheapest way to get into second system sound for filmmakers who don't want to go used. The newer entry level cameras generally have better mic preamps than my old t2i did, so going second system may not be as huge a leap as it used to be, but there are other benefits to going with something built to capture audio. I went from this to a DR-70D to a MixPre3.
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What would a smart phone need in order to have the same recording capabilities?
I dunno, but LG V20 records fantastic audio
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If one wanted to do an interview for a podcast, could this work? Or would it be better to have microphones set up? I'm completely oblivious to this stuff so any and all information helps.
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Is this a good recorder to hide in my pocket for 8 hrs and record all the audio at work secretly?

By that I mean, press record and bam! easy peasy until i clock out and press stop.
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How much better can it record a choir singing compared to a typical cellphone? Is it worth the extra $100?
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How much better can it record a choir singing compared to a typical cellphone? Is it worth the extra $100?
Night and day difference. This will capture the depth of sound like you're there in the room, as opposed to tinny and compressed.

You could go with the Tascam DR-05 when it's on sale for $65-80. I'm sure you could find some samples online with a little digging.
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