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DR-22WL Portable Handheld Recorder with Wi-Fi

MFR Part #: DR-22WL
Samy's Part #: S-042898
$12400
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The Tascam DR-22WL Portable Handheld Recorder with Wi-Fi is a streamlined model that has been designed to provide an easy-to-use interface so that anyone will be able to enjoy high-quality linear PCM recording without difficulty. For recording music played primarily on acoustic instruments, including acoustic guitars and wind and string instruments, this model is ideal. With its easy operation and high quality recording, this recorder can also be used for applications other than music, including for recording audio when capturing video with a digital SLR camera and for interviews. Not only does this handheld recorder meet the demand for recording high-quality audio with ease, it also has advanced Wi-Fi functions for full remote control, streaming playback and file transfer.

TASCAM has once again revolutionized handheld recording! The DR-22WL creates its own Wi-Fi network, and a free dedicated app can be used for remote operation without touching the unit. Not only does the app allow recording to be started and stopped, it can also be used to check and adjust input levels from an iOS or Android device. Everything related to recording can be done by Wi-Fi. Since the Wi-Fi transmission range is about 20m/65 feet, this feature can be used with the recorder in places that are normally out of reach. In addition, audio can be checked by Wi-Fi after recording. The audio quality can be checked through headphones connected to a smartphone. With operation capabilities and flexibility that exceeds infrared remotes - and reliability that approaches that of wired remotes - this handheld recorder allows freedom of placement that far surpasses that of previous models.

Two unidirectional mic units are utilized together for stereo recording in an X-Y format. They are arranged so that their diaphragms overlap in the same axis. X-Y format recording can capture sound with a good stereo image and no sense of emptiness at the center. Since the mic units will not distort even at high volumes, recording with a great sense of nearness is possible even in high-volume situations. In addition, a shock mount structure is used to hold the mic capsules. This absorbs vibrations effectively even when mounted on a digital SLR camera.

The scene dial has eight preset scenes with different settings. This function automatically makes adjustments according to the situation so all the user needs to do for optimal recording is press the record button. Of course, when "M" (manual) is selected, settings can be adjusted manually. When set to ">", the user can use the play function to adjust the speed of playback, change the pitch and use other features that are perfect for practice. The bottom of the large 128×128 LCD shows the next operations that are necessary according to the current conditions. The 4 function keys can be used to make selections for easy operation. This is a handheld recorder that can be easily mastered.

In addition to recording, this unit also has functions that can be used for music creation. The overdubbing function allows new sounds to be layered over existing recordings. This can be used to add solo parts to karaoke and to create harmonies by recording the same instrument multiple times. By using the reverb effect, users can create sounds that are even more appealing using just the DR-22WL.

The benefits of Wi-Fi are not limited to recording. Audio files can be transmitted via Wi-Fi to smartphones and computers. They can also be uploaded to SoundCloud using a dedicated application. SoundCloud is tightly linked with other social networking services. For example, if a recording is shared to Facebook, it will appear on the user's timeline. By uploading a live recording immediately after performance, audience members could listen to the concert again on their way home. Even though the DR-22WL is a professional recording device, it also has numerous automatic functions that make capturing high-quality recordings easy for anyone. In addition to automatic recording functions, the unit also has functions that simplify file management. Users can create high-quality recordings without complicated operations.

A major improvement in version 1.2 is the XRI (eXtended Recording Information) feature that can be used with BWF format recordings. It stores the recording settings after each recording and allows the user to identify the recorder as well as the settings used for a certain recording. In addition, a smartphone's GPS information can be embedded while connected to the recorder via Wi-Fi and using the TASCAM DR CONTROL app. Storing GPS data is useful when working in multiple locations, e.g. when making outdoor sound-gathering recordings. XRI information can be displayed on the main unit, on the DR CONTROL app or on other XRI-compatible models and applications.

The new Peak Mark function automatically places a mark two seconds before a detected peak (PEAK LED) during recording, which is useful for post-recording confirmation. When there are no problems found after confirmation, the mark can be deleted. In the BWF format (in the same way as with other types of marks) the peak mark can be utilized in corresponding DAWs. To avoid multiple marks for the same overload event, new marks are only set 10 seconds after the previous peak mark. The new Protect function prevents important recorded files from being mistakenly deleted by operating the main unit. Protection can be switched on or off for each recording file individually.

Features:
  • Recording at up to 96 kHz/24-bit (WAV/BWF format)
  • MP3 recording
  • Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC media supported (4 GB microSD card included)
  • Improved internal clock - ideal for filmmaking
  • Unidirectional condenser microphones in X-Y configuration
  • Accepts up to 120 dB SPL
  • Cirrus Logic AD/DA codec with improved audio performance and low power consumption
  • 128x128 graphic LCD with backlight
  • Built-in monaural loudspeaker (300 mW)
  • Extended operation time
  • Wi-Fi connection supports monitoring, transport control, level control, file transfer and more
  • Easy Wi-Fi connection with Android
  • Dedicated wi-fi file transfer application for Windows/Mac available
  • Scene Dial and re-designed user interfaces for ease of operation
  • Dual format recording function (WAV and MP3)
  • Overdub function
  • ERI (Extended Recording Information) function for notes on recording settings
  • Reverb effect for acoustic instruments and vocals
  • Four-position low-cut filter (40/80/120/220 Hz)
  • Peak-reduction function automatically sets the optimal level when peaks are detected in music recordings
  • Limiter for overload protection
  • Auto-recording function to automatically start recording based on input level
  • Pre-recording function that can record up to 2 seconds prior to actual record start
  • Self-timer recording function
  • Mark function (manual or automatic by peak or by time (with firmware version 1.20))
  • Variable Speed Audition (VSA) is ideal for practice and arrangement (50-150% change of speed)
  • Key changing function with fine-tuning (±6 halftones)
  • Divide function (manual or automatic by markers)
  • File delete function
  • I-O loop playback function - ideal for rehearsal
  • Resume function retains the last stop position when power is turned back on
  • Audio files created on computer are playable (only in formats compatible with this product)
  • Track division function creates new files during recording (manual or automatic by time or level)
  • File name format can be set to use a user-defined word or date
  • Metronome for rehearsal
  • Stereo-mini headphones/line output with 20 mW output power per channel
  • USB 2.0 high-speed file transfer to/from your computer
  • Powered by two AA batteries, AC adapter (available as option) or USB bus-power
  • Tripod screw socket

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  • 4GB microSD Card
  • USB Cable
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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