To dream of tape recorder represents choices for the future that can't be easily changed. It may reflect a decision you are making that you know you may regret later or that will be difficult to change later on.
To dream of using a tape recorder represents more serious or permanent choices for the future that you are making now. Dreams, plans, or a direction in life that you are choosing to pursue.
To dream of listening to a tape recorder represents a reexamination of choices that you felt were important, or that are difficult to change.
*Please See Digital Audio Recorder