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http://www.transom.org December 1, 2011 *
NEW TOOL: Tascam DR-40 Digital Audio Recorder *
Transom is always searching for the ideal field recording devices at the
Our TOOLS Editor Jeff Towne just reviewed the new Tascam DR-40 and says,
"At last! The recorder we've been waiting for!
Well, almost..." Details on the pros and cons are in the pull-quote below,
and for the full review--including audio samples with various microphones,
comparisons to similar units, a full dissection of the menus and features,
and all of Jeff's typically thorough testing--come read the review:
Drop over any time, Jay Allison Atlantic Public Media Woods Hole,
"It DOES have most of the attributes we want: convenient size, good price,
XLR inputs, good built-in mics, decent construction quality, reasonably
simple operation, and overall good sound quality.
And there are a few unexpected bonuses: the 4-track and dual recording
modes are very useful improvements over standard recorders, the Peak
Reduction mode is a very clever level-setting aid, true mono recording
saves memory space, it can record WAV files at up to 24 bit and 96khz, or
several rates of MP3 files if desired.
But there are also a few negatives: it's unacceptably noisy with dynamic
mics to record quiet sources such as interviews, too many of the controls
are buried in menus, the input gain is on an up/down rocker switch rather
than a dial, the headphone jack is a fragile mini, the built-in mics are
very wind-sensitive and no wind screen is provided."
-Jeff Towne, continued at
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