Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by jzucker, Aug 17, 2008.
looking for something with built-in stereo mic, $299ish price, CF or SD card capability.
Just got the Zoom G2 for recording practices with the band. Dead simple to useand set up in the middle of the room on the 4 mic setting (2 front...2 back) it did a fairly respectable job. I paid just over $200 for it. Took it home, plugged it int the computer and just drag-and-dropped the wma files to my hard drive. Voila! Did I say it was simple to use...?
I'm probably goint to get the new TASCAM GT-R1, it should be shipping any day now..haven't tried one yet, but looks like a nice little recorder with extras.
Good article on the various models on the market in latest EQ.
I have a Zoom H4, it seems to really do the job. I"ve recorded a couple of live performances, and the quality of sound and ease of use are right there.
marantz pmd 620... a bit more expensive but highly recommended !
im a huge fan of the boss micro BR. easy to use and doesn't sound bad. they're about $250
Don't have it, but it's the one I want.
I'm still really happy with the Zoom H2 after several months of using it.
ZOOM H-4 is what I have and love it. You can hear some tracks from it on my site.
Shuffle in D and Sloe Bluez were both recorded in my kitchen.
I have to admit I prefer this to the Zooms by a fair shot..
Sonics are better and that's what it's about to me.
For the money I think it's the best unit out there. The Zooms are very good, but I think the mics and preamps are clearly better on the Edirol.
All of these come with AC adaptor?
The Edirol does. I got it of ebay with a 4 gig card. I think it was $349.
You also get the USB cable, remote control and a stand (perspex but useful)
My Zoom came with an adaptor and a SD card. Also had USB cable. Great product....
Boss Micro BR is the way to go.
Ultra portable, only slightly larger than an iPod
4-track playback, 32 V-Tracks
Loads and plays MP3 files
Multi-effects onboard; dedicated guitar input
Time-Stretch and Center Cancel features (including MP3 files)
293 rhythm patterns
Built-in tuner and microphone
USB port for data transfer
SD Card slot for recording media, 128MB card included
The Micro BR isn't bad (I own one) but it is a bit noisy recording with the mic, and mine didn't come with power supply, or cable, so by the time you buy those maybe there are better choices, I'm also not too happy with the built in distortion effects, I'm going to try the new Tascam GT-R1 when it comes out, as it has similar features to the BR, and hopefully a cleaner/better sound..
I'll probably stay away from boss/edirol. Never had good luck with any of their digital products.
Zoom H2. Great sound, can record directly to WAV or MP3, small, light, and very flexible. 2 mics in front at a 90 degree angle, two in back at 120 degrees, and you can use either set or both at once.
well I must admit to only having experience of the r09hr but am very pleased with the sonics. Certainly no comparison with the zooms to these ears
It is a touch pricier though
I own an Olympus LS-10 and for my purposes its excellent. Great sound quality, very easy to use and a solid piece of gear. Below are a couple of web links for reviews. The O'Reilly review is thorough. I paid $317 including shipping at Amazon. Its now going for $293.00