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Tascam DR-40 gain question?
« on: February 24, 2017, 05:27:19 AM »
Just wondering if you can adjust gain independently Left/Right? I want to run either my VMS02IB->DR-40 or 60v PFA->DR-40 for a super small 2 channel rig, and I need to be able to adjust each channel independently from the other one! If you can ONLY adjust gain with both channels at once like a "ganged" gain setup would be, when one knob applies gain to both channels, then I'm not really interested!

Sorry to ask such a silly question, but I've looked over the DR40 manual on the Tascam website a bunch and couldn't find a definitive answer!

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Re: Tascam DR-40 gain question?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 09:24:22 AM »
Yes you can, it was a feature added in a firmware upgrade.
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Re: Tascam DR-40 gain question?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 12:50:49 AM »
Yes you can, it was a feature added in a firmware upgrade.


Excellent! Thanks for the reply! Is it easy to adjust the gain on each channel separately when recording? Also, once the levels ARE adjusted independently to where Left & Right are pretty evenly matched db-wise, is it possible to THEN gang the channels together and adjust both channels at the SAME time?

Sorry for all of the questions but the Tascam DR-40 page isn't exactly the most descriptive website page ever lol!
« Last Edit: February 26, 2017, 12:57:10 AM by F.O.Bean »
Recording Rigs:
Schoeps MK4's & MK41's ->
Schoeps & NBob 250/05 KCY's ->
Naiant +60v/Low Noise PFA's ->
DarkTrain Right Angle Stubby XLR's ->
Sound Devices MixPre-6 & MixPre-3

Portable Playback Rigs:
Sony NW-A35 Walkman & Shanling M0 ->
Linum G2 SuperBax & Bax & Westone Bluetooth MMCX Cables ->
Campfire Audio Andromeda & Westone UM Pro 30 (G1 & G2) IEM's -> Comply Isolation+ Memory Foam Tips

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Re: Tascam DR-40 gain question?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 08:24:22 AM »
To select independent level control, you press the 'Rec Mode' button, select 'Source' and change it to EXT INDEP.

You use the 1/2 SOLO button to toggle between left and right level control.

As far as know, you can't gang the level controls while in independent mode.

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Re: Tascam DR-40 gain question?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 05:19:43 AM »
To select independent level control, you press the 'Rec Mode' button, select 'Source' and change it to EXT INDEP.

You use the 1/2 SOLO button to toggle between left and right level control.

As far as know, you can't gang the level controls while in independent mode.



Thanks for the info! I just read the whole manual and the FW Updates and figured that out lol! So now, I need to choose between the DR-40 and the DR-05 ;D
Recording Rigs:
Schoeps MK4's & MK41's ->
Schoeps & NBob 250/05 KCY's ->
Naiant +60v/Low Noise PFA's ->
DarkTrain Right Angle Stubby XLR's ->
Sound Devices MixPre-6 & MixPre-3

Portable Playback Rigs:
Sony NW-A35 Walkman & Shanling M0 ->
Linum G2 SuperBax & Bax & Westone Bluetooth MMCX Cables ->
Campfire Audio Andromeda & Westone UM Pro 30 (G1 & G2) IEM's -> Comply Isolation+ Memory Foam Tips

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Re: Tascam DR-40 gain question?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 05:26:56 AM »
I love my lil dr-40. Sturdy, flexible, sounds decent. Good to leave at a board if your running somewhere else. And I've made some nice lil matrix's with the internals and board. My buddy has a dr-5 and it's great, def a lil smaller but the extra inputs are helpful for idk how much$ more but just an 1/8" input is limited.
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R-44 or Dr-100mk3 and a Dr-40
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