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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #150 on: March 18, 2015, 10:55:58 PM »
Those fortunate enough to have a choice of controlling device might well find that one device might have a better wifi system than another.  There are apps available to show wifi signal strength that might help in choosing.  However, the way such apps show quite substantial variations in wifi signal strength when the phone/tablet is put down and the user stands still is intriguing.  Maybe that happens most when there are competing wifi access points around, which is less likely to be experienced during location recording.

Of course if the recorder is in your pocket or bag and the phone is in your hand, there shouldn't be any range issues!

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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #151 on: March 30, 2015, 12:30:02 AM »
I previously posted this jazz club sample from the DR-22WL -

https://soundcloud.com/ozpeter/part-2-item-1

I now notice that there's an "official" video, with sound from the soundboard I believe, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r01AlVjVuLk

Not the same piece, but still an interesting comparison.  And a fine player IMHO!

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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #152 on: March 30, 2015, 06:45:57 AM »
It always surprises me just how well the built in microphones can work on these small recorders.

Here's a recording I made of a Big Band, with a Tascam DR05 lying on a table between the beer glasses.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/70230944/Yankee%20Doodle%20Dandy.mp3

I did apply a touch of EQ and reverb in post.

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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #153 on: March 30, 2015, 08:00:26 PM »
Nice one, Jonmac - what I like in particular is the stereo image which to me sounds nice and wide with precise placement of the instruments within that width.

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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #154 on: June 07, 2015, 10:24:36 AM »
My wife needed 3 minutes of her talking recorded for college assignment, and it was handy to be able to position the DR-22WL on a table stand right in front of her at her desk (which is pushed up against a window, no way of getting round the back of it), then operating it from my phone with no need to reach around her to try to get at the recorder controls and display.  The sound itself was perfectly adequate for the purpose.  Very handy recorder in certain scenarios such as this.

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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #155 on: June 23, 2015, 01:16:51 PM »
New bug-fix firmware V1.14 is now available on the TASCAM website.

The DR-Control app is also updated.    Android version available now,  iOS version waiting on Apple.

Note : this version only updates from V1.13, you must be at that version first.     The WiFi module update is now part of the main update, not a separate file.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 01:22:06 PM by tomuo »

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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #156 on: August 23, 2015, 01:23:05 AM »
I finally got around to updating the firmware on my DR-22WL to V1.14.  The update went smooth but now I can't see its WiFi.  It's SSID doesn't show up on any of my iOS devices ranging from iPhone 6 (current iOS version) to my iPad Mini3 to my iPad 1 (iOS 5.something).  It also doesn't show up on either of my MacBook's WiFi. 

As I am typing this it suddenly appeared on all the above devices, I could connect via the DR-Control app on my iPhone 6 and all seemed well.  So for testing purposes I turned it off and back on again and once again no sign of its network. 

Are others consistently able to see and connect to their DR-22WL's network after updating to V1.14?  Any suggestions? 
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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #157 on: August 23, 2015, 06:27:27 AM »
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So for testing purposes I turned it off and back on again and once again no sign of its network.
Did you turn off/on the device itself, or just its wifi?

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« Reply #158 on: August 23, 2015, 02:27:04 PM »
I turned the device on and off.  Tried it on batteries.  Tried it on external bus power.  Turned it off and took the batteries out for 10 minutes.  Tried all combinations all over again.
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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #159 on: August 23, 2015, 04:55:05 PM »
And what is the blue wifi indicator light doing - on at all, steady, flashing?

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« Reply #160 on: August 23, 2015, 05:10:56 PM »
Flashing.
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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #161 on: August 23, 2015, 08:31:37 PM »
So it's looking for a connection, or it thinks it is.  Three choices - firmware upgrade has stuffed it, or there's a hardware fault, or you've got the device in some kind of location that's conflicting with its wifi (eg next to an operating microwave, to take an extreme example).   I have to admit I've not updated mine to the current FW yet, but will try to do so today, to see if mine gets stuffed too...

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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #162 on: August 24, 2015, 09:41:06 AM »
... and presumably the batteries are in prime condition?

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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #163 on: August 24, 2015, 10:18:48 AM »
Yes, the batteries are new.  Also I tried running it off of external power.
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Re: Tascam DR-22WL 2ch recorder with Wifi app remote control
« Reply #164 on: August 24, 2015, 04:08:06 PM »
I brought my DR-22WL to work with me today where it was visible and connected immediately to my phone.  My current speculation is while at home I am in a very dense WiFi area.  I can see up to 30 access points form my home office.  I wonder if the SSID broadcast from DR-22WL isn't strong enough to be seen above all the others even though it is only a few feet away from my phone?

Most likely won't be a problem in the field.
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