Explore The World with TASCAM XRI Technology

It has never been easier to capture sounds from anywhere in the world than with TASCAM’s lineup of portable recorders. The latest update to the Wi-Fi-enabled DR-44WL and DR-22WL added XRI – Extended Recording Info. In addition to smartphone control and file transfer, the recorders now capture recording setup info like filtering, gain, and input source. Another unique benefit of XRI is GPS Tagging when used with our free DR Control app.

TASCAM wants to hear your corner of the world, so we’re launching the XRI Competition. Candidates around the globe can win over $800 in recording gear from TASCAM by sharing their local sounds with the world. At the same time, those musicians gain new listens to their SoundCloud® pages to gain new fans.

Two runners-up will win a TASCAM TRACKPACK 2x2 bundle containing a US-2x2 interface, TM-80 microphone, and TH-02 headphones. The grand prize-winner wins our flagship US-20x20 USB3.0 audio interface, VL-S5 studio monitors, and a pair of TM-80 microphones. Winners will be chosen at the end of March, 2016.

Using TASCAM’s free DR Control app for iOS and Android, audio recordings can be uploaded directly to SoundCloud from your smartphone. Just tag the recording “#tascamxri” to enter the contest. Pick something unique – busses and waves sound the same everywhere, so capture language and unique sounds from your corner of the globe (or travels).

Best of luck to the entrants, TASCAM can’t wait to hear your unique sounds from around the world. 

Click the markers on the map below to hear some current highlights:


How to Use

  1. The special website displays a map with red markers where sounds were recorded. The recorder used is also shown as an icon.
  2. Click the icon to display the details of the recording. A photo of the recording location and data embedded with the XRI feature is displayed.
  3. Click [Listen], and the sound hosted on SoundCloud opens in another window. Click the Play button to listen to the recording. Click on the Download button to download the sound file.


Here’s how DR-22WL and DR-44WL owners enter the contest:

  • Press the menu button on your recorder, scroll down to SYSTEM and press enter. Scroll to XRI Mode and set it to “On+GPS”
  • Press the Wi-Fi button on the side to pair it with your smartphone. On your phone, set the Wi-Fi source to the DR-22WL or DR-44WL. 
  • Record something cool! To stand out, share some local color like voices, music, or something unique. Traffic and waves crashing sound the same almost everywhere.
  • Transfer your recording to the DR Control app.
  • Upload your recording to SoundCloud. Unpair your phone from the DR-22WL or 44WL, select the recording on your phone, then press the SoundCloud button. (If you don’t already have a SoundCloud account, it’s free to sign up.)
  • Describe your track on SoundCloud, why you shared it, and add the hashtag #tascamxri

The following information can be embedded with the XRI feature:

MAKER(Maker Name): Name of the recording device manufacturer
MODEL(Model Name): Name of the recording device
FW VER.(Firmware Version): Firmware version of the recording device
SOURCE(Input Source): Source of the sound input (terminal or mic used)
INPUT LV(Input Level Setting): Level setting of the input signal
LOW CUT(Low Cut Filter Setting): Setting of the low cut filter
LV CTRL(Level Control Setting): Type of the recording level automatic adjustment function
EFFECT(Effect Setting): Whether effect setting was ON or OFF
LATITUDE: Latitude
LONGITUDE: Longitude


* XRI is a registered trademark of TEAC Corporation.
* The format of the recordings is 24bit/96kHz. A system capable of playing sound files of 24bit/96kHz is required to enjoy them.