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Tascam DR44-WL 4-Track

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Tascam DR44-WL (DR44WL) Portable 4-Track Linear Handheld Recorder with Stereo Mics and WiFi

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Overview
This pocket sized four track recorder is ideal for making demos with overdubs as well as live recordings and features high quality stereo condenser mics arranged in an X Y pattern for realistic stereo image. Two locking inputs feed the latest preamp design by Tascam to provide the lowest noise and best sound quality currently available from a portable recorder.
That’s not the only innovation on offer, as the Tascam DR-44WL also has Wi-Fi with a free app for iOS or Android, giving control, file transfer and audio streaming to your smartphone. You can commence recording from anywhere in the room and monitor status such as levels, then transfer recordings to your phone and instantly share!
Standout features of this recorder include excellent stereo imaging, up to 132dB sound pressure handling without clipping, shock mounting, and dual-level recording which backs up at a lower level...
Included in box
  • DR44-WL Portable Recorder
  • AC adapter (GPE053B)
  • microSD card with adapter (in the unit)
  • USB cable (80 cm)
  • 4x AA batteries for confirming operation
  • Fur windscreen
  • Mic stand adapter
  • Shoe mount adapter
  • Soft case
  • Owner's Manual (including warranty)

About the Tascam DR44-WL 4-Track

This pocket sized four track recorder is ideal for making demos with overdubs as well as live recordings and features high quality stereo condenser mics arranged in an X Y pattern for realistic stereo image. Two locking inputs feed the latest preamp design by Tascam to provide the lowest noise and best sound quality currently available from a portable recorder.

That’s not the only innovation on offer, as the Tascam DR-44WL also has Wi-Fi with a free app for iOS or Android, giving control, file transfer and audio streaming to your smartphone. You can commence recording from anywhere in the room and monitor status such as levels, then transfer recordings to your phone and instantly share!

Standout features of this recorder include excellent stereo imaging, up to 132dB sound pressure handling without clipping, shock mounting, and dual-level recording which backs up at a lower level to prevent losing that perfect take to distortion. The external Mic/Line inputs can accept either 3.5mm or XLR plugs.

High Quality Condenser Microphones

A pair of studio-quality condenser microphones top the DR-44WL, arranged in a true XY pattern for detailed imaging and phase coherence. The mic capsules are build to withstand up to 132dB SPL – as loud as a jet airplane – without distorting. Record concerts and rehearsals with the confidence that your recording 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.

Cardioid condenser capsules are mounted in acoustically-tuned housings. As with all TASCAM recorders, the mic capsules were selected after extensive listening tests. The true X-Y pattern captures the stereo field in phase-alignment, for perfect imaging during playback. The design of the DR-44WL allows it to record loud sound sources, including rehearsals and concerts, without distortion. Up to 132 dB SPL means that a volume level 22 times higher than the 105dB SPL maximum sound pressure of a movie theater can be captured without clipping. The high level capability also makes the DR-44WL ideal for sound effects gathering. 

If levels get so high that your track is distorted, that recording can't be saved with any kind of mastering. The DR-44WL includes a limiter to keep levels under control, but an even more effective system is the Dual-Level Recording feature. Dual-Level Recording is a function that solves this problem by simultaneously recording two stereo files at different levels. If your recording is distorted, you have a lower level "safety track" that won't be distorted. 

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.

Two XLR/TRS combo input jacks are included for external inputs. The External Inputs accept mic or line level sources. For condenser mics, 48V phantom power is available. When set for line level, the inputs can accept -10 or +4 signal levels, balanced or unbalanced. High-quality XLR connectors with locking mechanisms are available, as well as a balanced or unbalanced 1/4" input.

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 WiFi.) 

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.

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 WiFi 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.

The DR-44WL connects with smartphones and other Wi-Fi devices directly. There is no need for a Wi-Fi router network or other external equipment. Wi-Fi connections can be established simply by inputting the information shown in the app. Connection status can be checked with an LED on the unit as well as the app screen. Even if the WiFi connection is interrupted, recording will not stop.

The free DR Control App (download) allows your iOS or Android phone to control the recorder from anywhere in the room. Start recording on-stage or from the back of the room, while placing the DR-44WL wherever the microphones sound best. Remote start also eliminates handling noise from pressing a button or moving the recorder. 

In addition to recording, playback and other transport controls, DR Control can adjust the input levels, switch on the low-cut filter, change the mix, and more. A power-conservation mode is included to minimize battery consumption from Wi-Fi use. 

With DR Control, audio from the DR-44WL can be broadcast via Wi-Fi to your smartphone for streaming playback. Even when the DR-44WL is in a place that is out of reach, this capability allows you to check audio from the headphone jack. Ensure that you're getting the sound you want without leaving your seat.

Instantly Transfer Recordings to Your Smartphone or PC to Share Online

In addition to remote control, the DR-44WL allows you to wirelessly transfer recordings to your smartphone or laptop. Upload recordings to SoundCloud through the app, then publish that link to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Or simply email the file to friends. 

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. 

* Due to MP3 file specifications, this function can only be used with 16-bit 44.1/48kHz WAV formats. This function cannot be used with 24-bit or 96kHz WAV/BWF file formats.

After recording, transfer your files from the recorder to your smartphone using the TASCAM DR Control app. Files can be uploaded directly to SoundCloud, then you can share that link to Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ timelines with a single button. A free SoundCloud account can be created, giving you up to three hours of uploaded recordings. A free app for Mac and Windows called File Transfer allows you to move selected recordings from the DR-44WL to your computer over WiFi. 

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 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. 

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.

MEDIA
Recording Media SD card(64MB to 2GB),
SDHC card(4GB to 32GB),
SDXC card(48GB to 128GB)
RECORDING
Recording Format (WAV/BWF)
Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz
Quantization Bit Rate 16bit/24bit
Recording Format (MP3)
Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz/48kHz
Recording bit rate 32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320kbps
Playback bit rate 32kbps to 320kbps
Number of Channels 4 Channels:
Mono (Up to 4 files)
Stereo (Up to 2 files)
Stereo (1 file) + Mono (Up to 2 files)
MTR Mode Mono (Up to 4 files)
INPUTS
Analogue Inputs
EXT MIC/LINE IN
Connector XLR-3-31,
6.3mm(1/4') TRS standard jack,
Phantom Power Compatible
Input Impedance 2.2k ohms or more
EXT IN (Mic)
Nominal Input Level -17.3dBu +/-2dB
Maximum Input Level -1.3dBu +/-2dB
EXT IN (Line)
Nominal Input Level +4dBu
Maximum Input Level +20dBu
OUTPUTS
Analogue Outputs
PHONES / LINE OUT
Connector 3.5mm(1/8') stereo mini jack
Line Out Nominal Output Level -14dBV(10k ohm load)
Line Out Maximum Output Level +2dBV(10k ohm load)
Phones Maximum Output 20mW+20mW(32ohm load)
PERFORMANCE
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 44.1kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz to 22kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 48kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20Hz to 40kHz +1dB/-3dB (Fs 96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
Distortion 0.05% or less (Fs 44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
S/N Ratio 92dB or more (Fs 44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
CONNECTIONS
USB
Connector Micro-B type 4pin
Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
Wi-Fi
Compliant IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz only))
Communication Mode Simple access point (Limited AP)
Security WPA2-PSK(WPS2.0-supported)
PHYSICAL
Tripod Attachment 1/4' Tripod attachment screw-hole
Power Supply 4 AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
USB bus power from a computer
Dedicated AC adapter (GPE053B supplied with the unit)
Power Consumption 2.5W (maximum)
Alkaline Battery Life (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit) Recording: About 16 hours (When MIC input is selected, phantom not used)
Ni-MH Battery Life (WAV, 44.1kHz, 16-bit) Recording: About 12 hours (When MIC input is selected, phantom not used)
Dimensions 5.2" H x 3.7" W x 3.1" D
(79mm W ×162.2mm H × 42.5mm D)
Weight 12.2 oz including batteries (346g) /
8.8oz without batteries (251g)

Recorder Section

  • Supported WAV recording formats: 44.1k/48k/96kHz, 16/24bit, WAV/BWF format
  • Supported MP3 recording format: 44.1k/48kHz, 32k to 320kbps MP3
  • Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC card (up to 128GB SDXC card)

Recording Hardware

  • Cardioid stereo condenser microphones fixed in X-Y position
  • High sound pressure design captures levels up to 132dB SPL
  • Innovative shock mount structure reduces physical noise
  • XLR/TRS inputs compatible with mic or line level (-10 or +4dBu)
  • +48V phantom power supply for condenser microphones
  • PGA (programmable gain amplifier) and Cirrus Logic CS42L52 audio codec for low-noise, high-performance audio recording

Key Features

  • MTR mode enables multitrack music production
  • Four-track mode supports advanced recording
  • Remote control, file transfer and streaming playback using 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi connects directly to smartphone without a router
  • Full remote control using the free TASCAM app for iOS and Android 
  • Recorded audio can be posted directly to SoundCloud using the TASCAM DR Control app

Recording Functions

  • Dual level recording function allows simultaneous recording of a second file at a lower level
  • Dual-format recording function allows simultaneous recording of both WAV and MP3 files
  • Automatic level optimization functions (Peak Reduction & Limiter)
  • Low-cut filter with four selectable frequencies (40/80/120/220Hz)
  • Pre-recording buffer records up to 2 seconds prior to starting recording
  • Automatic track increment function that can be set according to the application (level, elapsed time or manual)
  • Auto recording function that can detect the signal input signal level and automatically start recording
  • Automatic mark function that adds marks according to preset conditions (peak detection or manual)

Playback Functions

  • Speed change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 2.0 times (in 0.1 increments)
  • A-B Loop playback function that is convention for music rehearsal

Editing Function

  • Automatic division function that divides files at marks (manual division also possible)
  • M-S decoding function for utilizing M-S microphones

Other Functions

  • Reverb effect for vocal and instrument resonance
  • Automatic power-saving function that prevents unnecessary use of battery power
  • Resume function that retains the last stop position when power is turned back ON
  • Chromatic tuner and a metronome are available in 4-track mode (V1.10)
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date
  • Audio files created on computers can be played (only in formats compatible with this product)

Other Hardware

  • Built-in monaural speaker with 0.3W output
  • 128×128 pixel oversized graphic LCD with backlight
  • USB 2.0 high-speed file transfer to a computer
  • Stereo mini headphone line output / headphone output connector
  • Powered by four AA batteries, USB bus power, or AC adapter
  • Long-time operation of over 16 hours using the internal batteries (Alkaline battery, 16/44.1, 2ch, Wi-Fi OFF)
  • Quality construction with aluminum side panels and genuine brass mic guards for durability
  • Carrying strap connection
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole
  • 4GB microSD card and SD card adapter are included
  • Standard accessories: AC adapter, windscreen, grip that is compatible with mic stands, shoe mount adapter, case
  • RoHS certified
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