TASCAM DR-22WL Handheld Recorder with WiFi


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TASCAM 2-channel (Stereo) Handheld Portable Recorder with WiFi

The groundbreaking DR-22WL from TASCAM is the first portable recorder to include Wi-Fi for transport control, file transfer, and audio streaming to your smartphone or PC. Other innovations like the new Scene Dial make it easier than ever to capture great-sounding recordings and share them online. A set of stereo condenser microphones is arranged in true XY pattern for ideal stereo imaging. The eight-position Scene Dial selects recording settings for typical situations, or can be set to full manual for greater control.

Included in the DR-22WL is a Wi-Fi function for controlling its transport and transferring files to a smartphone or computer. A free app for iOS and Android controls the transport and transfers files for instant upload. For a recording beginner or experienced user looking for a great-sounding, portable recorder with Wi-Fi, the DR-22WL is the only choice.

High-Quality Condenser Microphones
A pair of studio-quality condenser microphones top the DR-22WL, arranged in a true XY pattern for detailed imaging and phase coherence. The mic capsules are build to withstand up to 120dB SPL without distorting. Record concerts and rehearsals with the confidence that your recording won't be ruined with clipping.

Superior Microphone Preamp and A/D Converter 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 converter 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 great 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.

Innovative Scene Dial and Large LCD for Easy Operation
The DR-22WL is equipped with an 8-position Scene Dial, a simple system to optimize the recorder for common recording scenarios. Similar to a digital camera, the rotating dial has presets for recording instruments, voiceover, and other common subjects. An EZ mode sets levels automatically, and the manual mode allows you to dial in your own settings. Together with the large LCD display, the DR-22WL couldn't be simpler to use.

Scene Dial Optimizes 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 uses who want to set the recorder up themselves.

Dedicated 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
TASCAM has revolutionized handheld recording with the new Wi-Fi control and transfer features. 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 check 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 check the recording. Plug headphones into your smartphone and listen to a near-realtime feed from the recorder.

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 ideal 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
  • 128x128 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
  • Strap -hole
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole
  • 4GB microSD card is included
  • RoHS certified
More Information
Manufacturer TASCAM
Condition New
Mfg. Included Accessories 4GB microSD card (in the unit)
USB Cable
2 AA Batteries
Mics Condenser Microphones - XY pattern
Tracks 2-channels (Stereo)
Audio Inputs N/A
Audio Outputs 3.5mm(1/8') stereo mini jack - Headphones
Reference Speaker No
File Formats MP3, WAV
Recording Format Details WAV, MP3, BWF
Max Storage Capacity 128 GB
Storage Format Details microSD/SDHC/SDXC card
USB Functionality File Transfer/Storage, Power
Power Adaptor AC adapter (TASCAM PS-P515U, sold separately)
Batteries 2 AA batteries (alkaline or NiMH)
Stand Mountable No
Width 2.1"
Depth 1.4"
Height 6.1"
Product Weight 4.3oz without batteries
Unique Features Control remotely with your phone via WiFi

TASCAM/TEAC Limited Warranty

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This warranty is only valid within the country the unit was originally purchased.

Except as specified below, this warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship in this product. The following are not covered by the warranty:

  • Damage to or deterioration of the external cabinet.
  • Damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, or neglect.
  • Damage resulting from failure to perform basic daily maintenance and/or calibration, or otherwise resulting from failure to follow instructions contained in your owner's manual.
  • Damage occurring during shipment of the product (claims must be presented by the carrier).
  • Damage resulting from repair or attempted repair by anyone other than TEAC or an authorized TASCAM service station.
  • Damage resulting from causes other than product defects, including lack of technical skill, competence, or experience of the user.
  • Damage to any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified, or removed.

This warranty may be enforced only by the original purchaser.

All parts except heads and disk drives are warranted for one (1) year from the date of original purchase for products not used for commercial purposes. For products used commercially, the warranty is ninety (90) days for magnetic heads & optical pickups, one (1) year for other parts, & ninety (90) days for labor.

TASCAM will pay all labor and material expenses for items covered by the warranty. Payment of shipping charges is discussed in the next section of this warranty.

Your unit must be serviced by an authorized TASCAM service station in the United States. (This warranty is not enforceable outside the U.S.) If you are unable to locate an authorized TASCAM service station in your area, please contact TASCAM. TASCAM either will refer you to an authorized service station or instruct you to return the unit to the factory.

Whenever warranty service is required, you must present both the original dated sales receipt and this warranty statement as proof of warranty coverage.

You must pay any shipping charges if it is necessary top ship the product for service. However, if the necessary repairs are covered by the warranty, we will pay return surface shipping charges to any destination within the United States.

Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the length of this warranty.

TEAC's liability for any defective product is limited to repair or replacement of the product, at TEAC's option. TEAC shall not be liable for:

  • Damages bases upon inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss of time, interrupted operation or commercial loss
  • Any other damages, whether incidental, consequential or otherwise

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

Standard Shipping

When you place an order with Kraft Music, a confirmation will be sent to you via email, with details of your order, including method of shipping. Once your order leaves our facility, you will receive a shipping confirmation via email, with carrier name and tracking number. Many of the products we sell are shipped in the manufacturer box. These boxes will often have images, model numbers, and other text that indicate the contents inside. If your purchase is a gift, please make proper shipping arrangements or contact us about possible packaging options.

Kraft Music is able to ship to the continental US, HI, AK and PR.

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