Product Highlights
  • 4 Channels
  • XLR/TRS, 1/8" USB, 1/4" Connection
  • 16 / 24-bit Sample Rate
  • 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz Sample Frequency
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
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Overview

Groundbreaking Four-Track Recorder with Stereo Mics, XLR Mic Inputs and Wi-Fi

TASCAM's DR-44WL is the latest recording innovation from TASCAM. It starts with high-quality stereo condenser microphones, updated with a new XY pattern and high-performance mic components. Two locking XLR inputs feed TASCAM's latest microphone preamp design, with the lowest noise level and richest sound available in a portable recorder.



The DR-44WL revolutionizes handheld recorders with its new Wi-Fi feature. A free app for iOS or Android devices provides control, file transfer, and audio streaming to your smartphone. Start recording while on-stage or from anywhere in the room, while setting trim levels and check meters to make sure the transport is running. At the end of a performance, transfer recordings to your phone and instantly upload them to SoundCloud, Facebook, even email directly to fans.

With rugged construction, great sound quality, and TASCAM's famed ease of use, the DR-44WL is the ultimate portable recorder for anyone from beginning musicians to experienced professionals.

Features

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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Product Specifications

General
Recording media SD card (64 MB – 2 GB)
SDHC card (4–32 GB)
SDXC card (64–128 GB)
Recording/playback formats BWF: 44.1k/48k/96kHz, 16/24 bit
WAV: 44.1k/48k/96kHz, 16/24 bit
MP3: 44.1k/48kHz, 32/64/96/128/192/256/320 Kbit/s
Number of channels 4 channels
Recorded files, 4-channel mode Mono: Up to 4 files
Stereo: Up to 2 files
Stereo (1 file) + mono (up to 2 files)
Recorded files, multitrack mode Mono: Up to 4 files
Analogue audio inputs and outputs
EXT MIC/LINE IN jack (supporting phantom power supply) Combo type
XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
6.3-mm TRS standard jack (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
When EXT IN switch set to MIC or MIC+PHANTOM   Input impedance
2.2 kOhm or more   Reference input level
–17.3 dBu ±2 dB   Maximum input level
–1.3 dBu ±2 dB When EXT IN switch set to LINE
  Input impedance 2.2 kOhm or more
  Reference input level +4 dBu
  Maximum input level +20 dBu
Phones/LINE OUT jack 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
  Output impedance 12 Ohm
  Reference output level –14 dBV (at 10 kOhm load)
  Maximum output level +2 dBV (at 10 kOhm load)
  Maximum output power 20 mW + 20 mW (at 32 Ohm load)
Built-in speaker 0.3 W (mono)
Other inputs/outputs
USB port Micro-B type
  Format USB 2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
Audio performance
Frequency response (EXT IN to LINE OUT) 20 Hz – 20 kHz +1/−3 dB (44.1 kHz, JEITA)
20 Hz – 22 kHz +1/−3 dB (48 kHz, JEITA)
20 Hz – 40 kHz +1/−3 dB (96 kHz, JEITA)
Distortion (EXT IN to LINE OUT) 0.05% or less (44.1/48/96 kHz, JEITA)
S/N ratio (EXT IN to LINE OUT) 92 dB or higher (44.1/48/96 kHz, JEITA)
Note: Measurements based on JEITA CP-2150
Requirements for connected computers
Windows Pentium 300 MHz or more
128 MB or more memory
USB port (USB2.0 is recommended)
Mac Power PC, iMac, G3, or G4 with 266 MHz or higher
64MB or more memory
USB port (USB2.0 is recommended)
Recommended USB host controller Intel chip set
Supported operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (including 8.1)
Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Wi-Fi standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz only)
  Wireless communication mode Simple access point (Limited AP)
  WiFi security WPA2-PSK (WPS2.0 compatible)
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply 4 AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
USB bus power from a computer
Dedicated AC adapter (GPE053B provided with unit)
Dedicated AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P515U; sold separately)
Power consumption 2.5W (maximum)
Dimensions (W × H × D) 79 mm × 162 mm × 43 mm
Weight 346 g (including batteries)
251 g (excluding batteries)
Operating temperature 0–40 °C
Approximate battery operation time (continuous operation)
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA)  
  2ch WAV, 96 kHz, 24 bit 13 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  2ch WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit 16 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  2ch MP3, 44.1 kHz, 128 Kbit/s 14 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  4ch WAV, 96 kHz, 24 bit 13 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone + line input)
  4ch WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit 13.5 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone + line input)
  4ch MP3, 44.1 kHz, 128 Kbit/s 13.5 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone + line input)
  2ch WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit 15.5 hours
(Playback using headphones)
  2ch MP3, 44.1 kHz, 128 Kbit/s 16 hours
(Playback using headphones)
NiMH batteries (eneloop)  
  2ch WAV, 96 kHz, 24 bit 10.5 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  2ch WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit 12.5 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  2ch MP3, 44.1 kHz, 128 Kbit/s 10 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone)
  4ch WAV, 96 kHz, 24 bit 10.5 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone + line input)
  4ch WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit 11.5 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone + line input)
  4ch MP3, 44.1 kHz, 128 Kbit/s 11 hours
(Recording with built-in microphone + line input)
  2ch WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit 12.5 hours
(Playback using headphones)
  2ch MP3, 44.1 kHz, 128 Kbit/s 12 hours
(Playback using headphones)

 

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Tascam DR-44WL Portable Recorder with WiFi

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