Tascam DR-44WL Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder

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Tascam has revolutionized portable recording with the DR-44WL, a 4-track recorder that includes WiFi functionality for transport control, file transfer, and audio streaming to your smartphone or PC. New built-in stereo condenser microphones with shockmounting are arranged in true XY orientation for perfect stereo imaging. A pair of XLR inputs is also available for 4-track recording, and all four feed an improved microphone preamp and AD/DA stage.

Built-in professional X-Y stereo microphones enable high quality audio recording
Two cardioid mic capsules are arranged so that their diaphragms overlap in the same axis. This X-Y configuration provides a true stereo image. The microphone capsules and input circuitry are designed to perform without distortion in environments with high sound pressure levels - such as live concerts and recording close to a sound source.
In addition, a newly-designed shock mount absorbs vibrations effectively - even when mounted on a digital SLR camera.

  • Cardioid condenser mics in an X-Y configuration for impeccable stereo recordings
  • Designed to handle high sound pressures of up to 132 dB
  • Shock mount structure reduces physical noise
  • Dual-level recording function helps avoid overloads

XLR/TRS input jacks for professional applications
The XLR/TRS external input jacks can be used to record the outputs of a PA console or external mics while recording with the built-in mics - recording four tracks (two stereo tracks) simultaneously. Set the recorder to capture four mono, one stereo and two mono, or two stereo tracks according to your recording needs. Since this unit can also provide +48V phantom power, users can also connect their favorite condenser mics.
Moreover, this unit supports +4dBu input, which is necessary to interface with professional-level equipment

  • XLR/TRS inputs that support +4dBu and +48V
  • Low noise realized through the use of a PGA and high-performance audio codec
  • Four-track recording is easy using the external inputs for mics or other devices

Remote Wi-Fi operation eliminates handling noise
TASCAM has once again revolutionized handheld recording! The DR-44WL creates its own Wi-Fi network, and a free dedicated app can be used for remote operation without touching the unit. Not only does the app allow recording to be started and stopped, it can also be used to check and adjust input levels from an iOS or Android device. Everything related to recording can be done by Wi-Fi.
Since the Wi-Fi transmission range is about 20 metres, this feature can be used with the recorder in places that are normally out of reach. In addition, audio can be checked by Wi-Fi after recording. The audio quality can be checked through headphones connected to a smartphone. With operation capabilities and flexibility that exceeds infrared remotes - and reliability that approaches that of wired remotes - this handheld recorder allows freedom of placement that far surpasses that of previous models.
Note: Checking audio via Wi-Fi is intended for use after recording.

  • Simple Wi-Fi connections without a router
  • Remote control using the free DR CONTROL app (iOS/Android)
  • Check recorded audio using wireless playback

Smartphone can be used with unit to send recorded files
The benefits of Wi-Fi are not limited to recording. Audio files can be transmitted via Wi-Fi to smartphones and computers. Files can also be uploaded to SoundCloud using a dedicated application. SoundCloud is tightly linked with other social networking services. For example, if a recording is shared to Facebook, it will appear on the user's timeline. By uploading a live recording immediately after performance, audience members could listen to the concert again on their way home.
Note: An Internet connection is necessary to upload files to the Internet from a smartphone.

  • Dual-format recording function allows simultaneous recording of both WAV and MP3 files
    Share audio files from SoundCloud to other social networking services
  • Transfer files to computers wirelessly

Multiple automatic features allow simplified operation
Even though the DR-44WL is a professional recording device, it also has numerous automatic functions that make capturing high-quality recordings easy for anyone. In addition to automatic recording functions, the unit also has functions that simplify file management. Users can create high-quality recordings without complicated operations.

  • Automatic level optimization functions (peak reduction and limiter)
  • Automatic track incrementation functions (new file creation) can be set according to the application
  • Automatic recording function that starts recording when a preset audio input level is detected
  • Automatic mark function that adds marks according to set conditions
  • Automatic division function that divides files at pre-set marks (V1.10)

MTR mode can be used for serious music production
The DR-44WL is also a powerful tool for songwriters. By selecting MTR mode, the user can use the DR-44WL as a multitrack recorder to overdub one track at a time. With functionality that approaches that of a dedicated MTR, it is possible to produce studio-quality music files using just one DR-44WL. In addition, the reverb effect can be used to sweeten recordings.

  • MTR mode enables music production similar to using a dedicated multitrack recorder
  • Reverb gives vocal and instrumental performances a pleasing sense of space

Tascam DR-44WL Key Features:

  • Recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit (WAV/BWF format)
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC media supported (4 GB microSDHC card and SD card adapter included)
  • Two recording modes: Normal recording mode (up to 4 tracks) for simple recording, Professional MTR mode for music creation
  • Dedicated shock mount system to eliminate handling noise
  • Accepts up to 132 dB SPL
  • XLR/TRS analogue inputs compatible with +4 dBu line level signals
  • Improved microphone preamps for higher-quality audio
  • Cirrus Logic AD/DA codec with improved audio performance and low power consumption
  • 24/48V phantom power
  • 128x128 graphic LCD with backlight
  • Built-in monaural speaker (300 mW)
  • Wi-Fi connection supports monitoring, transport control, level control, file transfer and more
  • Easy Wi-Fi connection with Android
  • Dedicated remote app for Windows/Mac available (with firmware v1.10)
  • Reverb effect for acoustic instruments and vocals
  • Four-position low-cut filter (40/80/120/220 Hz)
  • USB 2.0 high-speed file transfer to/from computer
  • Micro-B type USB connector
  • Included accessories: AC adapter, hot-shoe adapter, soft case, hand grip, wind screen and micro USB cable
  • Powered by four AA batteries, included AC adapter or USB bus power
  • Tripod screw socket

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