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.
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!!!
Button "New file" on recording is missing. Please add it.
It's great for me !
I don't know. Seems buggy to me. It tells me to update firmware, then when I click to do it, it just sits forever and does nothing. I have to shut down everything on the phone and restart the app. Then when I CAN see and play a file on the DR-22, I see it playing in the app, the counter is moving, the volume is UP, and I hear nothing. Seems it should be intuitive, but maybe that's just me. I don't know if uninstalling and reinstalling it would make a difference, but at this point I don't see any value in it other than changing system settings via my Smartphone.
- Parts of the User Interface have been internationalized.
(Supported languages - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified))
- Operational Stability has been improved.