Tascam DR-44WL Portable Handheld Recorder with Wi-Fi

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The Tascam DR-44WL is a high quality portable handheld recorder with a rugged construction, quality microphones, and professional features. Features includes: XY condenser microphones, XLR/TRS combo jacks, remote Wi-Fi contro, and dual format recording.

SKU: TC-DR44WL

R6,395.00
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Features

Features

High-Quality Condenser Microphones

A pair of studio-quality condenser microphones sits on top the DR-44WL, arranged in a true XY pattern for detailed imaging and phase coherence. The microphone capsules are build to withstand up to 132dB SPL without distorting, and if levels get too high a level limiter or dual recording can be used. Dual-Level recording simultaneously records two stereo files at different levels, so If your recording is distorted, you have a lower level "safety track" that won't be distorted.

In addition to the great-sounding new capsules, a new shockmounting system has been developed for lower handling noise and rumble. The capsules are suspended in a rubber mount that avoids low frequency noises when handheld, mounted on a camera, or used on a tripod.


XLR Combo Jacks For Use With Professional Gear

The XLR/TRS external input jacks accept either microphone or line level sources. Balanced or unbalanced signals can be plugged in, at either +4 or -10 levels, using the locking XLR connector or the 1/4" jack. The DR-44WL supplies 48V Phantom Power for condenser or ribbon microphones that require it. Both the internal mics and external inputs are used during 4-channel recording, perfect for live recording.


Superior Microphone Preamp and A/D Converter for Quiet Operation

A programmable gain amplifier (PGA) is used to adjust the level of the audio inputs. In many devices, the audio codec level is adjusted to control levels. In the DR-44WL, the mic gain circuit is independent from the A/D converter for low noise performance as well as programmable gain (manual, automatic, or controlled over Wi-Fi.)
The CIRRUS LOGIC CS42L52 is used in the DR-44WL, a premium-quality audio codec. The A/D - D/A chip features both great audio performance and low power use for longer battery life. The built-in mics and the external inputs both pass through this low-noise audio input circuit.
Four-track Recording Mode
The DR-44WL can record both the internal microphones and the external inputs simultaneously for a four-track recording. This makes it the ideal live recording rig: use the microphones to capture the sound in the room while recording a board mix from the PA mixer. Other 4-channel applications include drum set recording, surround recording, and film production.


Remote Wi-Fi Control

TASCAM has revolutionized handheld recording with the new Wi-Fi control and transfer features. The DR-44WL creates its own Wi-Fi network with your iOS or Android phone, and a free app called DR Control controls remote operation without touching the unit. The app allows recording to be started and stopped, and can be used to check and adjust input levels. Any of the recording controls on the DR-44WL can be controlled over Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi transmission range is about 65 feet (20m) – well beyond the reach of infrared remotes – so the recorder can be placed wherever the recording sounds best. Audio from the DR-44WL can also be streamed over Wi-Fi to check the recording. Plug headphones into your smartphone and listen to a near-realtime feed from the recorder.


Dual-Format Recording

Dual Format Recording simultaneously records WAV and MP3 files to the card. This allows you to have instant access to the MP3 file for online sharing, while retaining the uncompressed WAV file master recording for later use.


Automatic Features Streamline Recording Setup

Even as a professional recording device, the DR-44WL has numerous automatic functions that can make recording easier for anyone. Numerous automatic recording functions combine with functions that simplify file management.


Peak Reduction and Limiter

These functions automatically adjust the recording level in response to the input level. The peak reduction function automatically lowers the level if an input overload is detected, optimizing the recorded sound. The limiter reduces excessive input levels without changing the input level setting.


Automatic Track Creation by Time

The DR-44WL can automatically create a new file and continue recording without interruption when a set amount of time has elapsed. This function is convenient when recording for long periods of time. For example, when set to 5 minutes, a new file will be created automatically every 5 minutes when recording. These files can be combined later in your audio editing software for seamless playback. Manual file increment is also possible by pressing the Record button during recording.


Automatic Track Creation by Level

The DR-44WL can create a new track every time a level threshold is passed. This can split a concert recording into tracks, and can be useful when digitizing another recording like a cassette, DAT, or vinyl record.


Automatic Mark Function

Marks can be added to files when high levels or peaks are detected. When set to a level, marks can be added automatically at the points when songs end. When set to peak detection and used together with the peak reduction function, these marks will identify the points where peaks were detected – making it easy when using audio editing software on a computer. You can also add markers manually while recording.
File Divide
This function can divide files where marks are added. When used together with the automatic marking function, long recordings can automatically be divided into files with individual songs. Files can also be divided manually.

Multitrack Mode For Serious Demo Production

The DR-44WL is a powerful tool for songwriters. In Multitrack mode (MTR), the DR-44WL is able to overdub one track at a time. With multitrack functionality, you can produce studio-quality music files using just the portable DR-44WL. A reverb effect is also included to sweeten your mix.


MTR mode

MTR mode allows separate multitrack recording to four tracks. Record using the built-in mics to capture song ideas anywhere. Then plug into the external inputs to add amp simulator and keyboard overdubs. Use the mic inputs with +48V phantom power to bring in condenser mics for vocal recording. When you're finished recording your song, use the built-in mixer and reverb to mix, then record your mix as a stereo file.


Internal Reverb Effect

A stereo reverb effect can be added from the internal mixer. Presets for halls, rooms and other standard environments can be utilized to suit the user and type of music. This effect can be applied during recording and playback to give your recordings a sense of space.

In The Box

In The Box

  • 4GB microSD Card
  • microSD Card Adapter
  • GPE053B AC Adapter
  • 31.5" (80 cm) USB Cable
  • 4 x AA Batteries
  • Fur Windscreen
  • Mic Stand Adapter
  • Shoe Mount Adapter
  • Soft Case

Specs

Specs

Recording Media
Recording Media SD cards: 64 MB to 2 GB
SDHC cards: 4 to 32 GB
SDXC cards: 48 to 128 GB
Recording Format
WAV/BWF Sampling Frequency: 44.1, 48, 96 kHz
Quantization Bit Rate: 16- or 24-bit
MP3 Sampling Frequency: 44.1, 48 kHz
Recording Bit Rate: 32, 64, 96, 128, 192, 256, 320 kbps
Playback Bit Rate: 32 to 320 kbps
Channel
Channels 4CH Mode:
Mono up to 4 files
Stereo up to 2 files
Stereo (1 file) and mono (up to 2 files)

MTR Mode:
Mono up to 4 files
Analog Input
Mic/Line Inputs XLR-3-31, phantom power compatible
1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS standard jack, phantom power compatible
Input Impedance 2.2 kΩ or more
Nominal Input Level Mic: -17.3 dBu +/-2 dB
Line: 4 dBu
Maximum Input Level Mic: -1.3 dBu +/-2 dB
Line: +20 dBu
Analog Audio Outputs
Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack
Nominal Output Level -14 dBV(10 kΩ load)
Maximum Output Level Line Output: +2 dBV(10 kΩ load)
Headphone Output: 20 mW + 20 mW(32 Ω load)
USB
Connector Micro-B type, 4-pin
Format USB 2.0 High-Speed mass storage class
Wi-Fi
Compliance IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz only)
Communication Mode Simple access point (Limited AP)
Security WPA2-PSK (WPS 2.0-supported)
Attachment
Attachment Tripod Attachment Screw Hole: 1/4" (6.3 mm) tripod attachment screw hole
Power Supply
Power Supply 4x AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH),
USB bus power from a computer
Dedicated AC adapter (GPE053B supplied with the unit)
Power Consumption 2.5 W (maximum)
Battery Life Alkaline Batteries:
Recording: About 16 hours (When MIC input is selected, phantom power is not used, WAV, 44.1 kHz/16-bit)

Ni-MH Batteries:
Recording: 12 hours, approximate (When MIC input is selected, phantom power is not used, WAV, 44.1 kHz/16-bit)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB (Fs 44.1 kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20 Hz to 22 kHz +1/-3 dB (Fs 48 kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20 Hz to 40 kHz +1/-3 dB (Fs 96 kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
Distortion 0.05% or less (Fs 44.1/48/96 kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
Signal to Noise Ratio 92 dB or more (Fs 44.1/48/96 kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
Computer Requirements
Windows Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Mac OS 10.2 to 10.9
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (H x W x D) 5.2 x 3.7 x 3.1" (79 x 162.2 x 42.5 mm)
Weight 12.2 oz (346 g) including batteries
8.8 oz (251 g) without batteries

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