Tascam DR-44WLB Portable 4-Track Recorder

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SKU
238560
  • Supported WAV recording formats: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24 bits, WAV/BWF format
  • Supported MP3 recording format: 44.1/48 kHz, 32-320 kbit/s MP3
  • Two recording modes:
  • Wi-Fi connection supports monitoring, transport control, level control, file transfer and more
  • Easy Wi-Fi direct connection with Android/iOS or through an existing router or access point
  • Dedicated Wi-Fi file transfer application for Windows/Mac available
  • Improved internal clock - ideal for filmmaking
Our price £220.00 £183.33
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Tascam DR-44WLB Portable 4-Track Recorder


Revolutionised Handheld Recorder

The DR-44WLB revolutionises handheld recorders with its Wi-Fi feature. A free app for iOS or Android devices provides control, file transfer, and audio streaming to your smartphone or tablet computer. Start recording while on stage or from anywhere in the room. Set trim levels, check meters, and control the transport. At the end of a performance, transfer recordings to your smartphone and instantly upload them to SoundCloud or Facebook, or even e-mail directly to fans.

 

Stereo Condenser Microphones

The DR-44WLB has a pair of high-quality stereo condenser microphones built from high-performance components and arranged in XY pattern. These mics can handle high sound pressure levels without distortion. Two locking XLR inputs for external mics or sources are also available.

 

Four track, Built-in Mixer, Effects and more

With four independent recording tracks, built-in mixer with reverb effect plus a bounce feature, the DR-44WLB offers the ability to create true multitrack recordings. Or record two tracks in different formats (WAV/MP3) or with different level settings.

 

Key features:

  • Supported WAV recording formats: 44.1/48/96 kHz, 16/24 bits, WAV/BWF format
  • Supported MP3 recording format: 44.1/48 kHz, 32-320 kbit/s MP3
  • Two recording modes:
    • Normal recording mode (up to 4 tracks) for simple recording
    • Professional MTR mode for music creation
  • Wi-Fi connection supports monitoring, transport control, level control, file transfer and more
  • Easy Wi-Fi direct connection with Android/iOS or through an existing router or access point
  • Dedicated Wi-Fi file transfer application for Windows/Mac available
  • Improved internal clock - ideal for filmmaking
  • Menu language can be selected between English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese

Recording hardware

  • Unidirectional (cardioid) condenser microphones in X-Y configuration
  • Can handle high sound pressure levels up to 132 dB SPL
  • Dedicated shock mount system to eliminate handling noise
  • XLR/TRS analogue inputs compatible with +4dBu line level signals
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Improved microphone preamps for higher-quality audio
  • Cirrus Logic AD/DA codec for low-noise, high-performance audio recording and low power consumption
  • Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC card (up to 128GB SDXC card)

Recording functions

  • QUICK menu button shows convenient features for various recording situations
  • Dual recording with different level settings or in different formats
  • Four-position low-cut filter (40/80/120/220 Hz)
  • Mid/Side decoder for external MS microphone
  • Peak-reduction function automatically sets the optimal level when peaks are detected in music recordings
  • Limiter function for overload protection
  • Auto-recording function to automatically start recording based on input level
  • Pre-recording function that can record up to 2 seconds prior to actual record start
  • Self-timer recording function
  • Mark function (manual or automatic by peak or by time)
  • Input delay function for adjusting distance/time delay differences between external mic and internal mic
  • Punch in/out function in MTR mode
  • Bounce function in MTR mode
  • Information on the recording settings used and the current GPS position derived from a connected smartphone can be embedded in BWF files

Playback functions

  • Variable Speed Audition (VSA) is ideal for practice and arrangement (50-150% change of speed)
  • Key changing function with fine-tuning (±6 halftones)
  • I-O loop playback function – ideal for rehearsal
  • Resume function retains the last stop position when power is turned back on
  • Audio files created on computer can be played back (only in formats compatible with this product)
  • Built-in monaural speaker (300mW)

Editing functions

  • Divide function (manual or automatic by markers)
  • Files and empty folders can be deleted
  • Track division function creates new files during recording (manual or automatic by time or by level)
  • Mixdown function for 4-track recording

Other features

  • Reverb effect for acoustic instruments and vocals
  • Automatic power-saving function that prevents unnecessary use of battery power
  • Chromatic tuner and metronome for rehearsal
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or date
  • Long-time operation of over 16 hours using the internal batteries
  • Stereo-mini headphones/line output with 20mW output power per channel
  • 128 × 128 graphic LCD with backlight
  • Screw hole for tripod attachment
  • USB 2.0 high-speed file transfer to/from computer
  • Powered by four AA batteries, optional AC adapter (Tascam PS-P520U) or USB bus power
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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)
      • 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 kΩ 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 kΩ or more
      • Reference input level: +4 dBu
      • Maximum input level: +20 dBu
      • Phones/LINE OUT jack: 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
      • Output impedance: 12Ω
      • Reference output level: -14 dBV (at 10 kΩ load)
      • Maximum output level: +2 dBV (at 10 kΩ load)
      • Maximum output power: 20 mW + 20 mW (at 32 Ω 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)

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
  • Wi-Fi standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz only)
  • Wireless communication mode: Simple access point (Limited AP)
  • Wi-Fi 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 (Tascam PS-P520U; 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)