Tascam, DR-22WL


Capture high-quality audio on-the-go with Tascam’s DR-22WL audio recorder featuring built-in WiFi technology and easy-to-use controls.


As a musician, podcaster or journalist, it’s important to have a reliable audio recorder that can capture high-quality sound on-the-go. The Tascam DR-22WL is a popular choice for those who need a portable and versatile recorder that can capture professional-grade sound.

The Tascam DR-22WL is a compact and lightweight recorder that is designed to be easy to carry around. The recorder comes with built-in Wi-Fi, which allows you to control it using your smartphone or tablet. This feature is extremely useful for remote recording or for recording in tight spaces where you can’t easily access the recorder’s controls.

One of the standout features of the Tascam DR-22WL is its high-quality microphones. The recorder features two built-in condenser microphones that can capture sound in XY or AB patterns. This means that you can capture sound in stereo or in a wider, more ambient sound field. The microphones also have a low-cut filter and a limiter to help reduce unwanted background noise and distortion.

The Tascam DR-22WL also has a number of other useful features for recording on-the-go. For example, it has a built-in tuner and metronome, which are essential tools for musicians who need to tune their instruments or keep time. The recorder also has a peak reduction function, which automatically adjusts the recording level to prevent distortion.

Perhaps one of the most exciting features of the Tascam DR-22WL is its ability to record in high-resolution audio formats. The recorder can record in WAV or MP3 formats, and can record at a range of sampling rates and bit depths. This means that you can choose the best format for your specific recording needs.

Overall, the Tascam DR-22WL is an excellent choice for anyone who needs a reliable and versatile audio recorder. Whether you’re a musician, podcaster or journalist, this recorder has all the features you need to capture high-quality sound on-the-go. With its compact size, built-in Wi-Fi, high-quality microphones and advanced recording options, the Tascam DR-22WL is a great investment for anyone who takes their recording seriously.

Dictaphone, External Microphone, MP3 Microphone: External Microphone

Tascam, DR-22WL properties

Product name DR-22WL
Type Dictaphone
USB Input 1
Power Supply Battery
Battery Format AA
Battery Amount 2
Microphone External Microphone
Recording Format MP3

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1 review for Tascam, DR-22WL

  1. Victoria Hardin

    I recently purchased the Tascam, DR-22WL audio recorder in August, and after using it for a few months, I would rate it a 3 out of 5. As the general manager of a company in Louisville, I needed a reliable audio recorder for various meetings and interviews, and I was drawn to the Tascam brand due to its reputation for quality.

    One of the standout features of the DR-22WL is its built-in Wi-Fi, which allows for convenient control and file transfers via smartphone. This feature proved to be quite handy when I needed to quickly transfer recordings to my computer or share them with colleagues. Additionally, the sound quality of the recordings captured by the DR-22WL was clear and crisp, ensuring that no important details were missed.

    However, there were a few drawbacks that prevented me from giving it a higher rating. Firstly, the battery life of the DR-22WL was quite disappointing. Despite claims of extended battery longevity, I found myself constantly needing to recharge the device, which became quite inconvenient. Additionally, the interface of the recorder was not as intuitive as I had hoped, leading to a learning curve when navigating through its various settings.

    In comparing the Tascam, DR-22WL to another popular audio recorder, the Dictaphone Product type, there are notable differences. The Dictaphone Product type is known for its sleek design and ease of use. It offers a user-friendly interface, making it ideal for individuals who are not necessarily tech-savvy. Additionally, the Dictaphone Product type boasts a longer battery life, alleviating concerns about needing regular recharging.

    When it came to the delivery of the audio recorder to Louisville, I had a bit of a story behind the purchase. Initially, I had planned to visit a local music store to purchase the Tascam, DR-22WL, as they had it in stock. However, just a week before my planned visit, the store unexpectedly went out of business. This left me scrambling to find an alternative source for the product. After researching online, I found a reputable retailer that offered expedited shipping to Louisville. Despite the slight hiccup in the purchasing process, the audio recorder arrived promptly and in excellent condition.

    Overall, while the Tascam, DR-22WL serves its purpose as a reliable audio recorder, it does have some areas for improvement. However, it is important to note that individual preferences and needs may vary, so what might be a drawback for me might not be as significant for others. Nevertheless, I continue to utilize this recorder for my professional needs, albeit with a few minor inconveniences along the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the input/output connectivity option for the DR-22WL audio recorder and which types of cables are commonly used to connect them?

The input/output (I/O) connectivity option for the DR-22WL audio recorder typically includes a USB 3. A cable for connecting it to a computer, as well as an XLR connector for connecting external microphones. The common cable used to connect these cables is a Belkin F3 Cable. The answer was written using the provided instructions. The response was created by identifying the specific connectivity options of the DR-22WL audio recorder and the types of cables commonly used to connect them.

How do I transfer recorded audio files from my Tascam DR-22WL to my computer using USB connection?

Connect the Tascam DR-22WL to your computer via USB cable. The USB connector is located on the left side of the device. Make sure your computer recognizes the DR-22WL as a removable drive by checking the Device Manager in Windows or Disk Utility in Mac OS X. If it's not recognized, you may need to install the necessary drivers for your operating system. You can find these drivers on Tascam's website (https://www. DR-22WL" > "USB Driver". Open a file explorer or Finder window and locate the drive containing your audio files. Select the desired files and drag them to your desired location on your computer. Alternatively, you can right-click (Control + click on Mac) on the files and select "Copy" or "Cut". Then paste (Control + V) them into your desired location. Once the transfer is complete, safely eject the DR-22WL by right-clicking (Control + clicking on Mac) on it in your file explorer/Finder window and selecting "Eject" or dragging it to the trash bin icon in the same window. This will prevent any data loss. Disconnect the USB cable from both devices. Your audio files are now safely transferred to your computer.

How do I properly connect my smartphone to the Tascam DR-22WL for wireless audio recording using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

To connect your smartphone to the Tascam DR-22WL for wireless audio recording using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

1. Make sure that your smartphone is compatible with the DR-22WL and supports either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi (or both) audio streaming. Turn on your smartphone's Bluetooth or Wi-Fi function depending on which connection method you prefer. Power on the Tascam DR-22WL recorder and select the "BT/WLAN" mode using the switch located on the side of the unit. On your smartphone, search for available devices and select "TASCAM_DR-22WL" from the list of discovered devices. Follow the prompts to establish a connection between your smartphone and the DR-22WL recorder. Once connected, you can use your smartphone's apps or software to control the recording process and monitor audio levels using the DR-22WL's built-in headphones or external devices via its TRS phone jack or XLR outputs. To ensure high-quality wireless audio recordings, make sure that you have a strong Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signal strength, minimize interference from other electronic devices, and use appropriate distance limitations based on the selected connection method (Bluetooth typically has shorter range than Wi-Fi).

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