This was awesome until the latest version/firmware broke the WiFi. I have had this for about a year and used it to record high school chorus, band, and theater. The WiFi allows me to position the recorder near the performers and control the levels, etc. The recent update it now doesn't stay connected or if it loses connection it can't get it back again. I never had that problem before. I would love to see this fixed and then add 3 more stars. The DR-22 is still fine except for Wifi but I rated this a little harsher since it is useless if it is not reliable.
Terrible. Random disconnects and tried using different phones. Only works on one older phone which I was lucky enough to have spare. Their support just shrugged their shoulders saying it worked OK on their tablet!
New version installed April 2017 seems to be an improvement over previous incarnation. Installed with the firmware version 2.10 on the DR-44WL it seems more stable. Being able to place recorder in the best place and then having metering in sight is very useful. Transferring files to your phone for listening is quick and easy. It means you have your most recent recordings on your mobile to listen to straightaway. Pleased the app and firmware are improved.
I've very recently bought a DR-22WL overall I would say its a really good piece of kit and at £108 (from GAK) it's great value for money... it's just a real shame that one of its key selling points is the Wi-Fi and remote control app but it doesn't work reliably!!! The PC app I cannot get to work at all!!! In the first instant I'm finding that it will not transfer files reliable if powered by batteries, even new fresh quality Duracells! If the DR is powered via USB then file transfer is much more reliable but also subject to crashing. There is an additional problem in that the App when transferring files does not keep my mobile (Galaxy Edge 7) awake, it falls asleep, as they do, and drops the Wi-Fi link!!! OK, so in my particular application I 'could' keep the DR powered via USB... except I cannot, because of power supply switching inducing noise on the recording! So the cycle is, unplug the USB while recording, doing that the Wi-Fi drops out! Now I've got a recording to transfer and I've got to kick the Wi-Fi back into gear!!! There is more but no more space in this review! Come on Tascam guys... it's 'almost' a good product... make it GREAT and fix it!!!
This app could be so much more and, by extension, the DR-44WL could be so much more. Why is there no auto sync of new files from DR-44WL to my Android phone (or maybe a push notification asking if I'd like to upload the latest recording)? Why isn't there automatic cloud upload of new files to Dropbox or Google Drive? When I search DR-44WL's files from the app, why are the oldest files at the top instead of the newest ones forcing everyone to scroll all the way down to get to the newest files (and why isn't there an option to toggle how the list is organized)? There's glaring issues with usability in this app and limited functionality. It makes the app a chore to use and far less useful. I can't recommend this. Oh and it hasn't been updated for 7 months as of this review. Come on Tascam, this is so close to being a useful amazing product! Everyone wants this app to be great, and nearly every customer is telling you that it currently isn't.
Did not work after repeated attempts.
- Parts of the User Interface have been internationalized.
(Supported languages - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified))
- Operational Stability has been improved.