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Tascam DR-22WL Portable Handheld Recorder with Wi-Fi

Product #20390
SKU DR22WL
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Tascam DR-22WL Portable Handheld Recorder with Wi-Fi

Product #20390 | SKU DR22WL
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Product Features
  • Wi-Fi Enabled Control and File Transfers
  • Stereo XY Condenser Microphone
  • 24-bit/96kHz Recording
  • Scene Dial for Common Recording Modes
  • Dual-Format Recording
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Overview

Providing you with Wi-Fi enabled transport control and file sharing, the DR-22WL Portable Handheld Recorder with Wi-Fi from Tascam features a built-in XY stereo microphone and is capable of recording in up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. Thanks to its built-in Wi-Fi, which requires no external network, you can control all transport functions via a free iOS and Android app. Additionally, you can use the built-in Wi-Fi to stream playback to your mobile device, as well as transfer files directly to your smart device or computer, for quick upload to social media.

The recorder supports Dual-Format recording, which tracks simultaneously as WAV and MP3 files, so you have access to smaller file sizes for sharing while maintaining the higher-quality WAV as a master track. The DR-22WL records to microSD cards. Included is a 4GB microSD card, a USB cable, and 2 AA batteries.

Key Features

Cardioid Condenser Mics in an XY Pattern
Cardioid condenser capsules are mounted in acoustically tuned housings. The true X-Y pattern captures the stereo field in phase alignment, for perfect imaging during playback

Designed To Handle High Sound Pressure Levels Up to 120dB SPL
The design of the DR-22WL allows it to record loud sound sources, including rehearsals and concerts, without distortion. Up to 120 dB SPL means that a volume level 20 times higher than the 105dB SPL maximum sound pressure of a movie theatre can be captured without clipping. The high level capability also allows the DR-22WL to be used for sound effects gathering

Microphone Preamp and A/D Convertor for Quiet Operation
A programmable gain amplifier (PGA) is used to adjust the level of the audio inputs. In many devices, the audio codec level is adjusted to control levels. In the DR-22WL, the mic gain circuit is independent from the A/D convertor for low noise performance as well as programmable gain (manual, automatic, or controlled over Wi-Fi.) A CIRRUS LOGIC CS42L52 is used in the DR-22WL, a premium-quality audio codec. The A/D - D/A chip features both audio performance and low power use for longer battery life. The built-in mics and the external inputs both pass through this low-noise audio input circuit

Scene Dial Optimises the Recorder for Common Subjects
Similar to the mode dial on a camera, the scene dial makes it easy to preset the recorder to fit your subject. A full manual mode is also available for users who want to set the recorder up themselves

  • EZ: 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 peak reduction, pre-record and 40Hz low-cut filter, and the trim level is set relatively low
  • Music: This scene is optimised for live acoustic music, classical concerts and other unamplified performances. It uses the peak reduction, pre-record and 40Hz low-cut filter
  • Instrument: The scene 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

Interface Features 128x128 LCD and 4 Function Keys
The 128×128 LCD, larger than previous Tascam recorders, shows metres, settings and other information. Icons at the bottom visually display how the four function keys can be used. This interface reduces the need to dig through menus to find commonly used recording functions

Dedication Input Level Control
The most crucial setting on any recorder is the input gain - finding the balance between too low (noise) and too high (clipping). The DR-22WL has a large input level knob right under your fingertips. You don't need to press and hold a button or search through a menu to change the input level

Remote Wi-Fi Control
The DR-22WL creates its own Wi-Fi network with your iOS or Android phone, and a free app called DR Control controls remote operation without touching the unit. The app allows recording to be started and stopped, and can be used to cheque and adjust input levels. Any of the recording controls on the DR-22WL can be controlled over Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi transmission range is about 65 feet (20m) - well beyond the reach of infrared remotes - so the recorder can be placed wherever the recording sounds best. Audio from the DR-22WL can also be streamed over Wi-Fi to cheque the recording. Plug headphones into your smartphone and listen to a near-realtime feed from the recorder

Simple Wi-Fi Connections Without a Router
The DR-22WL connects with smartphones and other Wi-Fi devices directly. There is no need for a Wi-Fi router network or other external equipment. Wi-Fi connections can be established simply by inputting the information shown in the app. Connection status can be chequed with an LED on the unit as well as the app screen. Even if the Wi-Fi connection is interrupted, recording will not stop

Remote Control Using the Free DR Control App (iOS/Android)
The free DR Control app allows your iOS or Android phone to control the recorder from anywhere in the room. Start recording on-stage or from the back of the room, while placing the DR-22WL wherever the microphones sound best. Remote start also eliminates handling noise from pressing a button or moving the recorder. In addition to recording, playback and other transport controls, DR Control can adjust the input levels, switch on the low-cut filter, change the mix, and more. A power-conservation mode is included to minimise battery consumption from Wi-Fi use

Wireless Streaming to Monitor the Recorder
With DR Control, audio from the DR-22WL can be broadcast via Wi-Fi to your smartphone for streaming playback. Even when the DR-22WL is in a place that is out of reach, this capability allows you to cheque audio from the headphone jack. Ensure that you're getting the sound you want without leaving your seat

Instantly Transfer Recordings to Your Smartphone or PC to Share Online
In addition to remote control, the DR-22WL 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

Dual-Format Recording Function Records both WAV and MP3 Files
Dual-Format Recording simultaneously records WAV and MP3 files to the card. This allows you to have instant access to the MP3 file for online sharing, while retaining the uncompressed WAV file master recording for later use

Share Audio Files from SoundCloud to Other Social Networking Services
After recording, transfer your files from the recorder to your smartphone using the Tascam DR Control app. Files can be uploaded directly to SoundCloud, then you can share that link to Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ timelines with a single button. A free SoundCloud account can be created, giving you up to three hours of uploaded recordings

Wirelessly Transfer Files to Your Computer
A free app for Mac and Windows called File Transfer allows you to move selected recordings from the DR-22WL to your computer over Wi-Fi

Peak Reduction and Limiter
These functions automatically adjust the recording level in response to the input level. The peak reduction function automatically lowers the level if an input overload is detected, optimising the recorded sound. The limiter reduces excessive input levels without changing the input level setting

Automatic Track Creation by Time
The DR-22WL can automatically create a new file and continue recording without interruption when a set amount of time has elapsed. This function is convenient when recording for long periods of time. For example, when set to 5 minutes, a new file will be created automatically every 5 minutes when recording. These files can be combined later in your audio editing software for seamless playback. Manual file increment is also possible by pressing the Record button during recording

Automatic Track Creation by Level
The DR-22WL can create a new track every time a level threshold is passed. This can split a concert recording into tracks, and can be useful when digitising another recording like a cassette, DAT, or vinyl record

Automatic Mark Function
Marks can be added to files when high levels or peaks are detected. When set to a level, marks can be added automatically at the points when songs end. When set to peak detection and used together with the peak reduction function, these marks will identify the points where peaks were detected - making it easy when using audio editing software on a computer. You can also add markers manually while recording

File Divide
This function can divide files where marks are added. When used together with the automatic marking function, long recordings can automatically be divided into files with individual songs. Files can also be divided manually

Nondestructive Overdubbing Function
The overdubbing function allows additional recording on top of a previously recorded file, making the DR-22WL the perfect tool for songwriters. Capture a guitar riff Idaea, then add a melody on top of that. Record a jam in your rehearsal studio, then work out lyrics later. Create a file with an voiceover added to background music. A new file is created when overdubbing, so the original file is retained without changes

Internal Reverb Effect
A stereo reverb effect can be added either during recording or playback. Presets for halls, rooms and other standard environments can be utilised to suit the user and type of music. This effect can be applied during recording and playback to give your recordings a sense of space

  • Speed change (VSA) function for adjusting the speed from 0.5 to 2.0 times (in 0.1 increments)
  • A-B Loop playback function for practicing music
  • Automatic division function that divides files at marks (manual division also possible)
  • Strap -hole
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole

Specifications

Recording Media
Recording Media microSD card (64 MB to 2 GB)
microSDHC card (4 to 32 GB)
microSDXC card(48 to 128 GB)
Recording Format
WAV/BWF Sampling Frequency: 44.1, 48, 96 kHz
Quantisation Bit Rate: 16- or 24-bit
MP3 Sampling Frequency: 44.1, 48 kHz
Recording Bit Rate: 32, 64, 96, 128, 192, 256, 320 kbps
Playback Bit Rate: 32 to 320 kbps
Channel
Channels 2 channels (stereo)
Analogue Input
Mic/Line Inputs 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack, plug-in power compatible
Input Impedance 10 kΩ or more
Nominal Input Level -20 dBV
Maximum Input Level -4 dBV
Analogue Audio Outputs
Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack
Nominal Output Level -14 dBV(10 kΩ load)
Maximum Output Level Line Output: +2 dBV(10 kΩ load)
Headphone Output: 20 mW + 20 mW(32 Ω load)
USB
Connector Micro-B type, 4-pin
Format USB 2.0 High-Speed mass storage class
Wi-Fi
Compliance IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz only)
Communication Mode Simple access point (Limited AP)
Security WPA2-PSK (WPS 2.0-supported)
Attachment
Attachment Tripod Attachment Screw Hole: 1/4" (6.3 mm) tripod attachment screw hole
Power Supply
Power Supply 2x AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH),
USB bus power from a computer
Optional AC Adapter
Power Consumption 1.7 W (maximum)
Battery Life Alkaline Batteries:
Recording: About 17.5 hours (with built-in mic)
Playback: About 19 hours (with built-in speaker)

Ni-MH Batteries:
Recording: About 13.5 hours (with built-in mic)
Playback: About 14.5 hours (with built-in speaker)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1/-3 dB (Fs 44.1 kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20 Hz to 22 kHz +1/-3 dB (Fs 48 kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
20 Hz to 40 kHz +1/-3 dB (Fs 96 kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
Distortion 0.05% or less (Fs 44.1/48/96 kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
Signal to Noise Ratio 92 dB or more (Fs 44.1/48/96 kHz, EXT IN to LINE OUT, JEITA)
Computer Requirements
Windows Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Mac OS 10.2 to 10.9
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (H x W x D) 155 x 52.2 x 36.6 mm
Weight 170 g with batteries
123 g without batteries

In The Box

  • Tascam DR-22WL Portable Handheld Recorder with Wi-Fi
  • 4GB microSD Card
  • USB Cable
  • 2 x AA Batteries

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  • Paul
    Recording is ok but knob on bottom does not appear to alter recorded sound by much. But biggest problem I have found is that it will transfer files to desktop ok and trying to do same thing using Laptop with Win 7 Prof as same as desktop it wont work and no file show up. Tried on another Laptop running Vista and would not work as well. Unable to find any help columns for this recorder on web. So I came here where product was purchased from as warranty is over now. So watch out as this recorder has problems sending files to laptop.
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Details
  • Product: Tascam DR-22WL Portable Handheld Recorder with Wi-Fi
  • Manufacturer: Tascam
  • Model: DR22WL
  • SKU: DR22WL
  • RM Product #: 20390