Recording with Tascam d-40 Direct to my a6500

Discussion in 'Handheld and Field Recorders' started by Moezy, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Moezy

    Moezy New Member

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    Hey guys, need some help here.

    Im trying to record directly with my Tascam D-40 direct into the camera instead of trying to sync audio in post. Currently the cable im using is this

    2m/ 6.6ft XLR Male to 3.5mm Plug Audio Cable Cord.

    But I seem to be missing something as when I connect the cables and try to record it doesnt detect from my camera. Is there something I'm missing in the setup with the D-40 or with camera? Is it supposed to be on some type of setting? I can't seem to find any info on it. Much help would be appreciated.


  2. Art Anderson

    Art Anderson New Member

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    XLR? The XLRs of the DR-40 are only for recording INPUTS.
    The only output on the DR-40 is the 1/8" stereo LINE OUT on the left edge of the unit.
    So it's really as simple as using a cable with 1/8" 3 conductor stereo on both ends.
    This is assuming the camera has a 1/8" stereo input jack to record incoming audio.