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DR-44WLB

Code: 5808

4-track handheld recorder with Wi-Fi functionality

Price: €325.00
Price: €325.00
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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.

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.

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.

TASCAM has once again revolutionized handheld recording! The DR-44WLB creates its own Wi-Fi network, and a free dedicated app can be used for remote operation without touching the unit.

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. 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.

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.

Starting with firmware version 2.0 it is also possible to connect via an existing router or access point. Advantages are that (1) you can use other web services like e-mail or sharing portals at the same time with your mobile device, and (2) Wi-Fi range thus control range might be larger, depending on the router capabilities. A direct connection, in contrast, is ideal when there is no Wi-Fi available or you don't have permission to use it.

Note: Checking audio via Wi-Fi is intended for use after recording.

Choose which type of Wi-Fi connection to use: Simple direct connection (no router necessary) or connection via an existing Wi-Fi network (local router or access point)
Remote control using the free DR CONTROL app (iOS/Android)
Check recorded audio using wireless playback

Built-in X-Y stereo mics enable high-quality audio recordings

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

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

MTR mode can be used for serious music production

The DR-44WLB is also a powerful tool for songwriters. By selecting MTR mode, the user can use the DR-44WLB 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-44WLB. 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

onitoring speaker.

    • 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 +4 dBu 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 (300 mW)

    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 20 mW 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
  • 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 
  • Integrated Stereo Microhone
  • 2 microphones inputs,
  • Headphone connection
  • Integrated Speaker.