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wade
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Posted - 01/11/2008 :  11:31:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit wade's Homepage  Reply with Quote  [Reply to Topic]  | [Reply w/ Quote]
Hi Guys,
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..
Thanks,

Wade


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garrigus
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Posted - 01/11/2008 :  1:47:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Wade,

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:

http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=3091

Scott

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lawapa
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Posted - 01/11/2008 :  11:14:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/discuss/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1794

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.

Love to make that music,as well I love to tweak,Make my own sample sets
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firefox
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Posted - 01/11/2008 :  11:41:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit firefox's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I use my camcorder which has a really good stereo mic. Records at 16/48 too
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otto
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Posted - 01/12/2008 :  12:29:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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wade
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Posted - 01/12/2008 :  1:03:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit wade's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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?


Thanks, Wade
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otto
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Posted - 01/12/2008 :  5:16:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=3334

PMD620 Professional Handheld Recorder
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lawapa
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Posted - 01/13/2008 :  9:47:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.bmuze.com/cgi-bin/pmuze/index.pl?action=play::upload/lawapa/932426_lawapa&title=Zoom%202&artist=Larry&trackId=3790

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.

Love to make that music,as well I love to tweak,Make my own sample sets
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