Tascam Trots Out New Portable Digital Recorders – DR-22WL & DR-44WL – With Wi-Fi

Tascam has announced the DR-22WL and DR-44WL. The DR-22WL includes Wi-Fi for transport control, file transfer, and audio streaming to your smartphone or PC. The DR-22WL includes a set of XY pattern, stereo condenser microphones, and an eight-position Scene Dial preset, to assist in optimizing recordings for typical situations, or can be set to full manual for greater control. It’s all recorded through the latest AD/DA converters at up to 96kHz/24-bit WAV resolution.
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Included in the DR-22WL is a very cool, Wi-Fi function for controlling its transport and transferring files to a smartphone or computer. A free app for iOS and Android devices starts and stops recording from anywhere in the room. Audio streams live to your device, and files can be transferred over a wireless connection. Instantly share recordings online without moving the DR-22WL from the perfect microphone position.

DR-22WL Features:
» Wi-Fi transport control for remote start
» File transfer and streaming to smartphones or computers over Wi-Fi
» Free control and transfer app for iOS and Android
» Free file transfer software for Mac & Windows
» New stereo condenser microphones arranged in close XY pattern
» New mic preamp and A/D converters for better sound quality and longer battery life
» High volume recording – up to 120dB SPL
» 8-position Scene Dial for typical recording situations, including full manual setting
» Up to 96kHz/24-bit recording (WAV/BWF) or MP3 recording
» 1/8″ stereo mic input with plug-in power
» 128×128 graphic LCD with backlight
» Supports up to 128GB microSDXC card (4GB microSDHC card included)
» Variable Speed Audition changes speed without changing the pitch for transcription or learning new music
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The DR-44WL, a 4-track recorder that includes Wi-Fi for transport control, file transfer, and audio streaming to your smartphone or PC as well, features a pair of XLR inputs in addition to the built-in, stereo XY pattern condenser microphones to feed the 4-track recording capabilities.

The DR-44WL contains a 4-track multitrack mode, allowing arrangements to be recorded one track at a time with reverb. For video shooters, the recorder includes a savvy hot shoe mount and a stable internal clock to avoid drifting out of sync with your camera.
Tascam DR-44WL Transport Control via wi-fi smartphone app
DR-44WL Features:
» Wi-Fi transport control for remote start
» File transfer and streaming to smartphones or computers over Wi-Fi (Streaming feature will be added in upcoming software update)
» Free control and transfer app for iOS and Android
» Free transfer software for Mac and Windows
» Improved stereo condenser microphones with shockmounting arranged in close XY pattern
» New mic preamp and A/D converters for better sound quality and longer battery life
» High volume recording – up to 132dB SPL
» Record stereo, four channel, or dual recording mode for a safety track in case of overload
» Multitrack mode with reverb for 4-track recordings on the go
» Up to 96kHz/24-bit recording (WAV/BWF) or MP3 recording
» Simultaneous WAV and MP3 recording
» XLR inputs with phantom power
» 128×128 graphic LCD with backlight
» Built-in Wi-Fi network – connects directly to your smartphone without an existing network
» Supports up to 512GB SDXC card (4GB SDHC card included)
» Includes SD card, AC adapter, camera hot shoe adapter, soft case, hand grip, windscreen, and Micro USB cable

Tascam’s DR-22WL and DR-44WL are expected some time in October for a claimed street price of $150 and $300 respectively.

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Author: FutureMusic

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