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||Posted - 01/11/2008 : 11:31:57 AM
Sorry if this topic has been covered before but
I was wondering if any of you had experience with these small digital recorders. There seems to be a few variations of these devices popping up. I'm wondering which ones have good built-in microphones etc..
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||Posted - 01/13/2008 : 9:47:17 PM
Recorded using the Zoom H2 @ 24/48 front mic pair 90 degree pattern.
Processed in Soundforge to 256 kbs/16 MP3.
The Zoom H2 records to sd card and acts as a jump drive for importing the recorded tracks to a computer. Fast and effective. Very small and very light weight. Able to capture 4 track surround in a max wave 24/96 and as a mp3 up to 320kbs.
||Posted - 01/12/2008 : 5:16:46 PM
PMD620 Professional Handheld Recorder
||Posted - 01/12/2008 : 1:03:25 PM
I was looking at the Zoom modals since they are the least expensive but was wondering if it was worth spending twice as much for the Marantz or a Sony.
Maybe there is a difference in mic quality?
There is something about having a device that you can take out of your pocket and push record that sounds like it could be very useful.
Scott, the Marantz PMD-671 looks like a slick unit but I guess I'm looking for that extra layer of portability.
I build acoustic guitars and once in a while one of my instruments makes it into the hands of a great player. It would be nice to be able to record that encounter at a fairly good quality without setting up gear.
Although, video would also be a good idea.
Firefox, what brand is your camcorder?
||Posted - 01/12/2008 : 12:29:22 AM
Marantz makes a hand-held model now, and that's probably the best quality. I have a Zoom H4, which I love as it is 4 track and has built-in effects, but I don't know how well it will hold up over time.
||Posted - 01/11/2008 : 11:41:12 PM
I use my camcorder which has a really good stereo mic. Records at 16/48 too
||Posted - 01/11/2008 : 11:14:49 PM
Zoom H2 I've got one on the way from Sweetwater/Paul Allen.
Read a review on Google groups Proaudio rec.
24/96 Surroud 4 mic capture Plus extended range Mp3 record.
||Posted - 01/11/2008 : 1:47:47 PM
Unfortunately, I haven't tried any of those hand-helds with the built-in mics. The good ones though will also provide XLR connections so you can use your own mics.
What I do have is the Marantz PMD-671. It's not hand-held, but it is portable and a very nice device. You can find more info about it at: