Best Tascam DR-40 Settings For Recording Audio At Weddings

Here are my exact Tascam DR-40 settings I use to record audio from the DJ's setup at wedding receptions or ceremonies. What I love about the DR-40 is that I can record line level audio natively and also have the ability to record a backup safety track at a lower db.

🎥For a more detailed look at how I film speeches, check out this video.

⏱To Jump Ahead To My Settings Go To 2:27


| My Settings Cheat Sheet |

MENU - REC SETTING:
Format :
WAV 24bit
Sample: 48k
Track Inc: 10 min

MENU - OTHERS - FILENAME
Type:
Word (for naming each device)

MENU - OTHERS - SYSTEM
Auto Power Save:
30 min
Battery Type: Ni-MH (for rechargeable batteries)

REC MODE
Rec Mode:
Dual
Source: Ext In 1 (for one input going in the left channel) OR Ext In 1/2 (for inputs going in left and right channel)
Dual Level: -10db
Level Control: Off

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That Mic Level Recorder Setup Featured In The Video:
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For All My Gear, Check Out My Kit: https://kit.com/drew.m/panasonic-gh5-wedding-filmmaker-solo-shooter-micro-4-3

Songs: "Change Coming" and "Room Illuminated" by Layup and "LVN Myself" by Animal Island licensed through Musicbed

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