Just a quick post about the features I like the most on the TASCAM DR-40
A/B stereo is really nice to capture stereo nat sound fx …love it more than x/y setup. You can switch from A/B to X/Y stereo mic setup really nice and quick.
And probably the best part on the DR-40 are the rock solid XLR inputs …nothing slips out!
That’s about it. A great & solid recorder for the money. The Inputs are a bit noises maybe (really just a bit) but that is no issue if u keep your levels nice and tight and there is a good Limiter as well. I don’t really care about all there other “fancy” recording modes. It’s just nice for recording for Shotgun Mic-Recording for interviews and stuff. And of course for SoundFX (Nat-sound) recordings.
Here is a example – a clip used the Tascam DR-40 with a Rode NTG1 to record the interviews: