You'll love this if you're...a musician or music enthusiast wanting to get fantastic audio recordings with minimal hassle. If you're all about the music and not about the technology, then this little handheld recorder will be the perfect compromise to get the best recordings without needing a degree in engineering!
The Easy-Peasy Compact Recorder
The Tascam DR-22WL makes recording simple, with an easy to use interface and some innovative features that allow you to use the recorder like never before.
Taking an idea thats now standard on most compact cameras, the DR-22 WL has a quick-switch mode wheel called the Scene dial. It has automatic presets for voice, instruments or loud concerts, so if you're not sure how to set up for a certain event, you can use these settings or a full automatic "EZ" mode to ensure you get a great recording. There's also a full manual modes for when you want to set up the recording for yourself. Together with the large clear LCD display, this portable recorder couldn't be easier to use
Quality Sound, Every Time
The DR-22WL comes with the latest pair of Cardiod condenser capsules, mounted in acoustically-tuned housings and positioned in the perfect X-Y pattern. Just point the recorder at the sound source and you'll immediately get the perfect stereo recording without having to worry about phase alignment and imaging during playback.
Like all tascam recorders, the mic capsules awere selected afer extensive listening tests. So you can rest assured that your recording quality doesn't come from specs, and technicalities. It comes from real life experiments to ensure it sounds great.
The Design of the DR-22WL has been tuned so that it can record levels of up to 120dB SPL without encountering distortion. Let me tell you that's pretty damn loud! So if you want to record your mates death metal band, or capture an underground train rushing past for your sound effect library, you wont have a problem.
One of the biggest innovations that Tascam has made with the latest recorders is the integration of Wi-fi control. Now you can connect directly to your recorder using your smartphone or other Wi-Fi device if in range. You dont even need a router network or other external equipment, as the recorder does all the hard work. Pairing a device is easy and if by any chance you lose your connection, your recording will not be affected.
One of the biggest gains from this new functionality is that you can now place your recorder in the optimum recording position and control the recording from the back of the room or from your place in the audience. The free downloadable apps offer full functionality, allowing you to access not only transport controls like recording and playback, but also input levels filters and mix. A power conservation mode is included ensure your wi-fi connection doesn't drain too much power.
And that is not all! The Wi-fi connection is also able to Stream your mix wirelessly so that you can monitor the input during the performance. Just plug headphones into your device and make your adjustments without going anywhere near the sound source and any extra wires.
- EASY EZ - mode makes recording simple for beginners. This option sets the auto level and 40Hz low-cut filter functions.
- LOUD - This scene is tailored for loud events like rehearsals and concerts. It automatically sets the limiter and 40Hz low-cut filter, and the trim level is set relatively low.
- MUSIC - This scene optimized for live acoustic music, classical concerts and other unamplified performances. It uses the 40Hz low-cut filter.
- INSTRUMENT - The scene is works well for individual instruments. It engages the limiter to keep levels under control.
- INTERVIEW- Designed for interview recording, voiceovers, and lectures, this scene records in mono and uses the auto level and 120Hz low-cut filter functions.
- MANUAL-This scene allows all settings to be made manually. Use this one if you have recording experience or want finer control over recording settings.
- OVERDUB/AIRDUB- This scene enables the overdubbing function, allowing songwriters to assemble a song by recording over their previous take.
- PLAY FUNCTION- The play function scene makes playback functions available like playback speed adjustment, useful for practice and transcription.
- Recorder Section
Supported WAV recording formats: 44.1k/48k/96kHz, 16/24bit, WAV/BWF
Supported MP3 recording format: 44.1k/48kkHZ, 32k to 320kbps, MP3
Recording media: microSD/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 120dB SPL
PGA (programmable gain amplifier) and Cirrus Logic CS42L52 audio codec for low-noise, high-performance audio recording
- Key Features
Scene Dial Presets for instant setup of common recording applications
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 Function
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 sound input signal level and automatically start recording
Automatic mark function that adds marks according to set conditions (peak detection or manual)
- Playback Function
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 practicing music
- Editing Function
Automatic division function that divides files at marks (manual division also possible)
- Other Function
Reverb effect for vocal and instrument resonance
Automatic power saving function that prevents unnecessary waste of battery power
Resume function that retains the last stop position when power is turned back ON
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 an output of 0.3W
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 ** hours is possible using just the internal batteries
Tripod attachment screw-hole
4GB microSD card is included