Tascam DR-40X Portable 4-Track Audio Recorder


  • Four track TRS/XLR portable recorder
  • Built in reverb effects for recording vocals and instruments
  • Dictation mode designed for human voice recording and transcription
  • Clear condensers that record in A-B and X-Y positions

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Tascam DR-40X Portable 4-Track Audio Recorder
Tascam DR-40X Portable 4-Track Audio Recorder £149.99

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Portable recording that sounds great

Make great recordings wherever you are. The Tascam DR-40X Four Track Audio Recorder features Dual Neutrik® XLR/TRS combo jacks which support both mic-level and +4dBu line-level. The two inputs can accept microphone and linelevels from mixers and front of house consoles. It features +48V phantom power and plenty of gain to help you make detailed recordings with both dynamic and condenser microphones.

Low noise floor – high coverage

The DR-40X records at very high-quality levels whenever you need it to. Thanks to the inbuilt stereo microphones, vibrant recordings are only a button press away. Pick up every detail – small whispers to jet engine levels (that’s up too 125dB SPL). You can change them to record in an X-Y pattern for more focused recording or A-B for more ambient recording. If you care about quality then the DR-40X has great coverage.

Tascam DR-40X Intuitive design

Record with total ease. DR-40X has been redesigned to offer ease of control with every function ready to access within a few clicks. Record, adjust levels, delete takes, and add markers. All with a press of a button. The DR-40X supports 10 languages and has an can run for 17.5 hours on two AA battries or indefinetely on a USB mobile battery.

Tascam DR-40X Features

  • High-quality unidirectional stereo condenser microphones that can record in A-B and X-Y positions
  • XLR/TRS inputs compatible with +4dBu line level / +48V
  • 4-channel mode that can be used for dual recording and nondestructive overdub recording, etc.
  • Support multiple languages for menu (ENG/FRA/DEU/ITA/ESP/RUS/PRT/JPN/CHI/KOR)
  • Overwrite function for Punch-In recording with one level of Undo
  • Functions as a 2in/ 2out USB Audio Interface for Mac, PC or iOS recording
  • Dictation mode designed for human voice recording and transcription
  • MS decoding function making it possible to use M-S microphones
  • Optional RC-3F foot switch and RC-10 wired remote control can be connected
  • Long-time operation of maximum 18 hours is possible using just the internal batteries
  • Reverb effect
  • Auto recording function
  • Proven high sound pressure design for capturing loud sounds of up to 125dB SPL
  • Peak reduction function that detects peaks and automatically sets the optimal level
  • Self timer recording function
  • Seamless gain control
  • Low-cut filter with three levels (40/80/120Hz)
  • Speed change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments)
  • Level align feature that prevents uneven volume levels
  • Equalizer setting for adjusting playback sound quality
  • Divide/delete functions
  • Loop/repeat playback function that is a convention for practising music and studying languages
  • Resume function that retains the last stop position and starts playback from that position when power is turned back ON
  • Jump-back playback function that skips back a preset number of seconds during playback
  • QUICK menu button for easy access to various functions
  • High-quality 24-bit/96kHz WAV/BWF linear PCM and MP3
  • SD/ SDHC/ SDXC (up to 128GB) can be used for recording media
  • Mark function that can set up to 99 points for a single track
  • Audio files created on computers can be played (Only in formats compatible with this product)
  • Built-in monaural speaker with an output of 0.3W
  • Pre-recording buffer that can record up to 2 seconds prior to starting recording
  • When a predetermined maximum file size is reached, a new file is created to continue recording
  • Track increment creates new files at arbitrary locations during recording
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date
  • The first six characters of the file name for recording can be set freely
  • Playlist function
  • A chromatic tuner is equipped which is helpful for practising musical instruments
  • Stereo mini line output / Headphone output connector
  • 128×64 pixel graphic LCD with backlight
  • High-speed file transfer to a computer using USB 2.0
  • Powered by 3 AA batteries, USB bus power, or optional AC adapter (PS-P520E)
  • Rubber feet for improving acoustic properties during desktop recordings are included
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole built into the unit

Additional information


Recording Media: SD card (64MB to 2GB), SDHC card (4GB to 32GB), SDXC card (up to 12
File System: FAT16/32
Sampling Frequency: 44.1k / 48k / 96k Hz
Bit-depth: 16 / 24-bit
Sampling Frequency: 44.1k / 48k Hz
Recording Bit-rate: 32k / 64k / 96k / 128k / 192k / 256k / 320k bps
Playback Bit-rate: 32k to 320k bps, VBR, ID3TAG Ver. 2.4
Number of Channels: 4-channel (2 Stereo)
Playback speed control: 0.5 to 1.5 times (in 0.1 increments) * 44.1k/48kHz only
Built-in Microphone: Unidirectional, Stereo (switchable between A-B and X-Y positions)
Connector: XLR/TRS Combo jack (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
Nominal Input Level: –19dBV (MIC) / +4dBu (LINE)
Maximum Input Level: –3dBV (MIC) / +20dBu (LINE)
Input Impedance: 2.2kΩ (MIC) / 10kΩ (LINE)
Connector: 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini jack (Unbalanced) for LINE connection
Nominal Output Level: –14dBV (10kΩ load)
Maximum Output Level: +2dBV (10kΩ load)
Output Impedance: 12Ω
Maximum Output Power: 20mW + 20mW (32Ω load)
Connector: USB Micro B-type
Built-in Speaker: 0.3W, Mono
Low-cut Filter: 40 / 80 / 120Hz
Chromatic Tuner: C1 to B6, A4 = 435Hz to 445Hz (in 1Hz increments)
Effector: 6 presets (Hall 1, Hall 2, Room, Studio, Plate 1, Plate 2)
Tripod attachment screw-hole: 1/4" Tripod attachment screw-hole
Power: 3 AA Batteries, USB bus power, AC 100 to 240V (optional AC Adapter)
Power Consumption: 2.5 W (Max)
Alkaline (EVOLTA): approx. 18 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)
Ni-MH (eneloop): approx. 16 hours (2ch WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit, using Built-in Microphone, JEITA)
Dimensions (W×H×D): 2.75" × 6.1" × 1.37" / 70 × 155 × 35 mm
Weight: 8.3 oz. / 213 g