I was excited when I saw this recorder at the AES show last Fall. My favorite feature was something that I’ve wished for in a mini recorder – a really useful remote controller. Install their app on any Android or Apple mobile device and the recorder’s built-in WiFi host connects to your phone or tablet and provides transport control, track arming, level adjustment, metering, time display, and more.
The recorder and the remote control work really well. There are some quirks and quibbles, of course (otherwise why bother with a review?) but overall TASCAM did a good job with this one, particularly with its more professional-oriented features, though I’d only use its 4-track recording mode (emulating a Portastudio of sorts) on a rainy day at the beach when I was away from my studio.