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Post by amatsov » Wed May 21, 2008 11:36 am

hi...I need a great sounding field recorder and it has to small in size, like a walkman.
it would be great if it has extra mic connection as well as the build-in and runs on AA battery.

although any recommendation in field recording will be very helpful.
thanks for help!

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Re: field recording

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Wed May 21, 2008 11:49 am

amatsov wrote:hi...I need a great sounding field recorder and it has to small in size, like a walkman.
it would be great if it has extra mic connection as well as the build-in and runs on AA battery.

although any recommendation in field recording will be very helpful.
thanks for help!
I just bought a Zoom H2 for $258 CDN taxes and extended warrantee in. It can record 4 tracks at once since it has four built in mics.

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Here's one link for comparisons but there are others too.

http://transom.org/tools/recording_inte ... r_reviews/
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Re: field recording

Post by amatsov » Wed May 21, 2008 11:56 am

can you post some recodings you have done with it and tell more about how you like it?
samples without any effects please.

Phollop Willing PA wrote:
amatsov wrote:hi...I need a great sounding field recorder and it has to small in size, like a walkman.
it would be great if it has extra mic connection as well as the build-in and runs on AA battery.

although any recommendation in field recording will be very helpful.
thanks for help!
I just bought a Zoom H2 for $258 CDN taxes and extended warrantee in. It can record 4 tracks at once since it has four built in mics.

Image

Here's one link for comparisons but there are others too.

http://transom.org/tools/recording_inte ... r_reviews/

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Re: field recording

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Wed May 21, 2008 12:01 pm

amatsov wrote:can you post some recodings you have done with it and tell more about how you like it?
samples without any effects please.

Phollop Willing PA wrote:
amatsov wrote:hi...I need a great sounding field recorder and it has to small in size, like a walkman.
it would be great if it has extra mic connection as well as the build-in and runs on AA battery.

although any recommendation in field recording will be very helpful.
thanks for help!
I just bought a Zoom H2 for $258 CDN taxes and extended warrantee in. It can record 4 tracks at once since it has four built in mics.

Image

Here's one link for comparisons but there are others too.

http://transom.org/tools/recording_inte ... r_reviews/
I have recorded some LPs on it but no in the field recordings. It sounds exactly as it was. No discernable difference.

Some of these review sites do have posted comparison recordings. I had found a link but lost it - perhaps later this evening I'll have another look if you haven't found it yet and if I find it again, I'll post a link..

Edit:

Try these links:

http://www.wingfieldaudio.com/portable- ... views.html

and

http://www.wingfieldaudio.com/compare-p ... rders.html
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Post by zoomtheline » Wed May 21, 2008 12:32 pm

I just use a minidisc player/recorder with one of these.
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You can pick up minidisc players really cheap, I got a really decent one for £20.
Clarity is pretty good, although the minidisc motor can be noisy and get picked up so use an extension for the mic.

I use mine all the time to record odd stuff.

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Post by Cybercardinal » Wed May 21, 2008 1:57 pm

Said to be one of the best for the money. Probably bying one myself:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... :IT&ih=021

New kid on the block. Haven't read any rewievs yet:

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Cheap:

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Post by amatsov » Wed May 21, 2008 2:39 pm

I tried the R-09 and it sounded like c**p.
lots and lots of noise...
make sure you try it before you buy.

[quote="Cybercardinal"]Said to be one of the best for the money. Probably bying one myself:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... :IT&ih=021

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Re: field recording

Post by ronP » Wed May 21, 2008 2:50 pm

Phollop Willing PA wrote:
amatsov wrote:
I just bought a Zoom H2 for $258 CDN taxes and extended warrantee in. It can record 4 tracks at once since it has four built in mics.

Image

Here's one link for comparisons but there are others too.

http://transom.org/tools/recording_inte ... r_reviews/
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Looks like it it will give you a close SHAVE as well!

:lol:

Seriously, though, we picked up a ZOOM H2 for our studio here, and we use it to collect street percussion sounds -- metal light poles, so forth.

The surround sound clarity and quality has been amazing, and you can import the recordings right into your DAW.


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Post by Cybercardinal » Wed May 21, 2008 6:11 pm

amatsov wrote:I tried the R-09 and it sounded like c**p.
lots and lots of noise...
make sure you try it before you buy.
s**t...what to do then... :(

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Post by JWOLFORD » Wed May 21, 2008 7:10 pm

I've been researching this topic a lot lately.
This model is not the cheapest, but I think it is the best for the money:
http://mixonline.com/ms/aes2007/video/sony_pcm_d50/
The Sony PCM D50.

Good mics, SPDIF in, built in 4GB drive, good display, well built, and it uses normal batteries.
I plan on buying one in the near future.

I had the M- Audio Microtrack II which I liked a lot, I used it with an Apogee Minime and it was really great. I got that one because I needed the SPDIF in from the Apogee. I didn't really use the microphones that came with it.

I did not go for the Zooms because they did not have SPDIF or digital in at all. But they look to be really good for the money as well.

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Post by Sir Ruff » Wed May 21, 2008 10:28 pm

man... I wish I'd caught this thread a couple days ago...

I'm about to shell out for a roland sp-404, sort of for the same purpose of capturing "field" percussion to ultimately use in studio... I guess the principle is the same as all of these (as is the price roughly), but with the benefit of being able to trigger things immediately... I guess the main difference is the 404 will be more "fun", but a little bulkier.

hmmm :roll:
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Post by idiotboy » Wed May 21, 2008 10:33 pm

The latest Electronic Musician magazine has a field recorder "round-up" article.

FWIW, they liked the Sony and the Olympus best. Yamaha has a new one coming out. ymmv of course.

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Post by synapsecollapse » Wed May 21, 2008 10:49 pm

the olympus ls10 looks really nice, ive been wanting something like this for too long.

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Post by Sir Ruff » Wed May 21, 2008 10:53 pm

Update: this thread made me just cancel the 404... poor guy was on his way, but I was like-why put myself in a situation where I'm just gonna have to sell it again!

anyways, I'm really considering the Zoom H2... 4 mics for $140 sounds like a great bargain!
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Post by desdinova » Thu May 22, 2008 2:12 am

idiotboy wrote:Yamaha has a new one coming out. ymmv of course.
It looks to be hot s**t, extremely portable. However, it's unexpandable and at the price they've been saying, it better sound f**k amazing.
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