The 44 is an exceptionally versatile high-performance 4-track,
4-channel multi-track recorder that uses 1/4 wide tape.
two record/reproduce heads, one for recording and
sync playback, and the other for playback only.
including lock-up to SMPTE* controller/Synchronizers,
the 44 transport is built on a heavy duty chassie,
that ensure stable tape motion and stable alignment,
despite the long hours of use on high speed,
start-stop shuttling that are part of editing.
the built in micro-processor which commands two
direct drive reel motors under full tension servo-control and
a single PLL-servo capstan motor.
although the readout is converted to elapsed time
from whatever zero point is entered.
a radially marked disk on the roller shaft
to interrupt a photo sensor, which drives the
digital counter circuitry.
and also protects the surface of the tape.
provided by a flip-up head access cover,
and a flipdown mirror head shield.
and adjustable for easy installation or removal.
While either head is thus capable of recording, only the
record/sync head is used for that purpose.
However either head will provide the same high-quality
reproduction for playback.
the heads during any of the winding modes.
This prevents unnecessary wear on the heads and tape,
and avoids the disturbing loud, high frequency sound
that could otherwise destroy your speakers.
Record/Reproduce: 15 ips: 40hz-20khz,+-3 db at 0 VU.
40hz-22khz,+-2db at -10 VU.
40 hz-20khz,+-2db at -10 VU
0,8% at 0 VU,1000hz,250 nWb/m.
Reference 3% THD at 1 khz: 15 ips, 69 dbA weighted(NAB),
62 db unweighted (0-100khz).
60db unweighted (0-100khz).
107 db A unweighted with DBX.(extra option not included)
Better than 28 db above 0 VU at 1000hz.
XLR type connectors & RCA jacks.
(4) XLR for microphone and (8) for line in/out.
Phonejack 1/4 inch(RC-30P).
An accessory remote pedal that will allow you to
start recording with a foot switch.
This is extremely useful to the musician who have
both hands on his instrument at the exact moment of the punch in.
you must do that, but it will start and stop recording.
Since the sync mode allows recording of new signals
with previously recorded tracks, it serves
to perform overdubbing as well normal recording.
When the machine is in sync mode, you can monitor
the earlier recorded tracks via playback trough
the record/sync head while, at the same time,
your new part is being added on another track (or tracks)
of the same head.
If you looking for a mixer to combine the Tascam with,
I suggest a Teac 2-A with MB-20 meterbridge.