Tascam DR-44WL Handheld Digital Recorder with WIFI
The new DR-44 WL digital recorder from Tascam now comes with WIFI for remote control start and stop and transferring files to your computer. Neat! 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.
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 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.
Tascam DR-44WL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
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)
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
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
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