Tascam DR 44WL

Tascam DR 44WL



TASCAM’s DR-44WL is the latest recording innovation from TASCAM. It starts with high-quality stereo condenser microphones, updated with a new XY pattern and high-performance mic components.

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TASCAM’s DR-44WL is the latest recording innovation from TASCAM. It starts with high-quality stereo condenser microphones, updated with a new XY pattern and high-performance mic components. Two locking XLR inputs feed TASCAM’s latest microphone preamp design, with the lowest noise level and richest sound available in a portable recorder.

The DR-44WL revolutionizes handheld recorders with its new Wi-Fi feature. A free app for iOS or Android devices provides control, file transfer, and audio streaming to your smartphone. Start recording while on-stage or from anywhere in the room, while setting trim levels and check meters to make sure the transport is running. At the end of a performance, transfer recordings to your phone and instantly upload them to SoundCloud, Facebook, even email directly to fans.

With rugged construction, great sound quality, and TASCAM’s famed ease of use, the DR-44WL is the ultimate portable recorder for anyone from beginning musicians to experienced professionals.

  • Router mode has been added for Wi-Fi connection
  • Sharing the Recorded Audio Files in other Apps and Cloud Services
  • Renaming or Deleting the Files
  • Renovated Graphic Design Allows Easy, Intuitive Operation

Router mode has been added for Wi-Fi connection

Selecting the newly added “VIA ROUTER” enables the wireless remote control operation by connecting your smartphone or tablet device to a Wi-Fi router installed in a studio or at home. Remote control is operable with email, map, or other apps and online services at the same time.

Selecting “TO DEVICE”, on the other hand, allows direct, one-to-one connection with the DR-22WL/DR-44WL, and so the remote control function works in the outdoor environment where Wi-Fi router is not available. By letting the users choose the connection mode depending on their purpose and situation, this product supports a wide range of applications.

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Sub Categories

Portable Recorder

Recorder Section

  • Supported WAV recording formats: 44.1k/48k/96kHz, 16/24bit, WAV/BWF format
  • Supported MP3 recording format: 44.1k/48kHz, 32k to 320kbps MP3
  • Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC card (up to 128GB SDXC card)

Recording Hardware

  • Cardioid stereo condenser microphones fixed in X-Y position
  • High sound pressure design captures levels up to 132dB SPL
  • Innovative shock mount structure reduces physical noise
  • XLR/TRS inputs compatible with mic or line level (-10 or 4dBu)
  • 48V phantom power supply for condenser microphones
  • PGA (programmable gain amplifier) and Cirrus Logic CS42L52 audio codec for low-noise, high-performance audio recording

Key Features

  • MTR mode enables multitrack music production
  • Four-track mode supports advanced recording
  • Remote control, file transfer and streaming playback using 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi connects directly to smartphone without a router
  • Full remote control using the free TASCAM app for iOS and Android
  • Recorded audio can be posted directly to SoundCloud using the TASCAM DR Control app

Recording Functions

  • Dual level recording function allows simultaneous recording of a second file at a lower level
  • Dual-format recording function allows simultaneous recording of both WAV and MP3 files
  • Automatic level optimization functions (Peak Reduction & Limiter)
  • Low-cut filter with four selectable frequencies (40/80/120/220Hz)
  • Pre-recording buffer records up to 2 seconds prior to starting recording
  • Automatic track increment function that can be set according to the application (level, elapsed time or manual)
  • Auto recording function that can detect the signal input signal level and automatically start recording
  • Automatic mark function that adds marks according to preset conditions (peak detection or manual)

Playback Functions

  • Speed change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 2.0 times (in 0.1 increments)
  • A-B Loop playback function that is convention for music rehearsal

Editing Function

  • Automatic division function that divides files at marks (manual division also possible)
  • M-S decoding function for utilizing M-S microphones

Other Functions

  • Reverb effect for vocal and instrument resonance
  • Automatic power-saving function that prevents unnecessary use of battery power
  • Resume function that retains the last stop position when power is turned back ON
  • Chromatic tuner and a metronome are available in 4-track mode (V1.10)
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or the date
  • Audio files created on computers can be played (only in formats compatible with this product)

Other Hardware

  • Built-in monaural speaker with 0.3W output
  • 128×128 pixel oversized graphic LCD with backlight
  • USB 2.0 high-speed file transfer to a computer
  • Stereo mini headphone line output / headphone output connector
  • Powered by four AA batteries, USB bus power, or AC adapter
  • Long-time operation of over 16 hours using the internal batteries (Alkaline battery, 16/44.1, 2ch, Wi-Fi OFF)
  • Quality construction with aluminum side panels and genuine brass mic guards for durability
  • Carrying strap connection
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole
  • 4GB microSD card and SD card adapter are included
  • Standard accessories: AC adapter, windscreen, grip that is compatible with mic stands, shoe mount adapter, case
  • RoHS certified



Recording mediamicroSD card(64MB to 2GB),

microSDHC card(4GB to 32GB),

microSDXC card(48GB to 128GB)

SD card(64MB to 2GB),

SDHC card(4GB to 32GB),

SDXC card(48GB to 128GB)

Recording format
Sampling frequency44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz
Quantization bit rate16bit/24bit
Sampling frequency44.1kHz/48kHz
Recording bit rate32k/64k/96k/128k/192k/256k/320k bps
Playback bit rate32kbps to 320kbps
Number of channels2-channels (Stereo)4-channels
4CH mode-Mono (Up to 4 files)

Stereo (Up to 2 files)

Stereo (1 file) Mono (Up to 2 files)

MTR mode-Mono (Up to 4 files)
Analog Inputs
Connector3.5mm(1/8') stereo mini jack,

Plug-in power Compatible


6.3mm(1/4') TRS standard jack,

Phantom Power Compatible

Input Impendance10k ohms or more2.2k ohms or more
Nominal Input Level-20dBV-
Maximum Input Level-4dBV-
Nominal Input Level--17.3dBu /-2dB
Maximum Input Level--1.3dBu /-2dB
Nominal Input Level-4dBu
Maximum Input Level-20dBu
Analog Outputs
Connector3.5mm(1/8') stereo mini jack
Nominal Output Level-14dBV(10k ohm load)
Maximum Output Level2dBV(10k ohm load)
Maximum Output20mW 20mW(32ohm load)
ConnectorMicro-B type 4pin
FormatUSB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
CompliantIEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz only))
Communication modeSimple access point (Limited AP)
Tripod attachment screw-hole1/4' Tripod attachment screw-hole
Power Supply2 AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH),

USB bus power from a computer,

AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P515U, sold separately)

4 AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH),

USB bus power from a computer,

Dedicated AC adapter (GPE053B supplied with the unit)

Power consumption1.7W(maximum)2.5W(maximum)
Battery operation time
FormatWAV, 44.1 kHz, 16 bit
Alkaline batteries (EVOLTA)
RecordingAbout 17.5 hours (With built-in mic)About 16 hours (When MIC input is selected, phantom is not used)
PlaybackAbout 19 hours (With built-in speaker)-
Ni-MH batteries (eneloop)
RecordingAbout 13.5 hours (With built-in mic)About 12 hours (When MIC input is selected, phantom is not used)
PlaybackAbout 14.5 hours (With built-in speaker)-
Dimensions6.1" H x 2.1" W x  1.4" D

(155mm H x 52.2mm W ×36.6mm D)

6.3" L x 3.1" W x 1.7" H

(79mm L ×162.2mm  W × 42.5mm H)

Weight6.0oz including batteries (170g) /

4.3oz without batteries (123g)

12.2 oz including batteries (346g) /

8.8oz without batteries (251g)

Accessories4GB microSD card (in the unit), USB cable, 2 AA batteries for confirming operation, Owner's Manual (including warranty)AC adapter (GPE053B), 4GB microSD card with adapter (in the unit), USB cable (80 cm), 4 AA batteries for confirming operation, Fur windscreen, Mic stand adapter, Shoe mount adapter, Soft case, Owner's Manual (including warranty)


Audio Performance
Frequency response20Hz to 20kHz 1dB/-3dB (Fs 44.1kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)

20Hz to 22kHz 1dB/-3dB (Fs 48kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)

20Hz to 40kHz 1dB/-3dB (Fs 96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)

Distortion0.05% or less (Fs 44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
S/N ratio92dB or more (Fs 44.1/48/96kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)


Computer Requirements
OSWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
OSMac OS X Jaguar (V10.2), Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4), Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard(V10.6.8), OS X Lion(V10.7), OS X Mountain Lion(V10.8), OS X Mavericks(10.9)


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