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Old March 23rd, 2017, 05:45 AM   #1
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Why does my Tascam DR-40 duplicate recorded files?

Hi all :] my first post here!
I have a Tascam DR40 that I use as my primary field recorder paired with an Audio Technica AT875R mic.
I noticed yesterday that it duplicates files for some reason and labels the duplicated file with '4D10.wav'
The duplicated file is exactly the same size as the original so am at a loss as to what this is for?

Thanks in advance!
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 06:55 AM   #2
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Re: Why does my Tascam DR-40 duplicate recorded files?

Welcome to the board.

The DR-40 can be set to dual mode recording. This allows you to set one file for a higher recording level and the other file at a lower, safer level with more headroom in case the sound gets unexpectedly louder.

It's detailed on page 46 of the reference manual.

Last edited by Jay Massengill; March 23rd, 2017 at 01:15 PM. Reason: Specified "Reference" Manual for page 46
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 07:16 AM   #3
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Re: Why does my Tascam DR-40 duplicate recorded files?

Thank you so much Jay - that was very informative (seems like a good option to keep on)
Alas I was sold the unit without a manual but will scope for one online :] Cheers!
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 10:58 AM   #4
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Re: Why does my Tascam DR-40 duplicate recorded files?

The manual as well as the latest firmware updates can be downloaded from Tascam.:
Product: DR-40 | TASCAM

The 'safety' tracks can be set to either 6 or 12dB lower the mains. Instructions start on page 54 of the manual.
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 01:31 PM   #5
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Thanks Rick! :thumbsup: Got it now
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