Tascam is raising the bar on handheld recorders with the release of two new models – the four channel DR-44WL and the two channel DR-22WL. Along with the sound quality and ease-of-use that Tascam is known for, these new models break new ground with the addition of a new WIFI feature that allows you to control the recorder remotely, via a free app. from your iOS or Android device and then transfer recordings to your phone so you can instantly upload them to SoundCloud, Facebook or email them directly. Both models feature high-quality stereo condenser microphones, updated with a new XY pattern and high-performance mic components.
The WIFI features are controlled by the new DR Control app which allows users to start and stop recordings, adjust levels and more. The 65-ft range allows you to place the recorder for the best sound and the built-in WIFI does not require a router or any other external equipment. Audio from the DR-44WL or DR-22WL can also be streamed to your phone so you can plug in headphones and listen to a real-time feed from the recorders.
In addition to remote control, DR Control app allows you to wirelessly transfer recordings to your smartphone or laptop. Upload recordings to SoundCloud through the app, then publish that link to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Or simply email the file to friends. The units feature a dual-format recording function that records both uncompressed WAV files and MP3 files at the same time – so you can share the MP3 online while keeping the the hi-res audio for later use.
Both models will be available for purchase at SamAsh.com soon. You can compare specs between the two models here.