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Kapila Kane
Ha`aha`a

USA
1028 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2009 :  10:33:36 PM  Show Profile
packing light....and hopefully right...if you don't count the 3 instruments.

I gotta take the plunge for a somewhat durable, throw it down field recorder for upcoming music camp.
So far, I'm seein' Tascam DR 01, DR 07, and Yamaha Pocketrak2G as the best options.
All coming in about $199.
That seems good, although less would be nice.
and leaning toward DR01.
Who's got some thoughts on this?

This is actually a recycled old topic ain't it?!

RWD
`Olu`olu

USA
850 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2009 :  01:34:16 AM  Show Profile
Look at the Tascam DP-004 too. Down side for you could be it does not have a limiter (or reverb) but it can do 1-4 tracks, has a reference metronome, and has good track editing capabilities.

Bob
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Fran Guidry
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USA
1487 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2009 :  05:29:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Fran Guidry's Homepage
For a "throw it down field recorder" the Zoom H2 rocks at $150.

Fran

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Lawrence
Ha`aha`a

USA
1590 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2009 :  06:31:10 AM  Show Profile
Gordon,

I agree with Fran. The Zoom H2 is best for buck in it's price range AND it is very light. We have one and I nearly bought another for myself, but I got the H4n instead (twice the price and more than twice as heavy), because it can do 48V phantom for professional mics.

Your should also read Mark Nelson's review of these kind of widgets, which is excellent. You can search this site for the link(s).


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Edited by - Lawrence on 05/26/2009 06:32:11 AM
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Mark
Ha`aha`a

USA
1628 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2009 :  10:51:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mark's Homepage
The bottom line is that the best field recorder for you is... the best field recorder for you.

Every dang one of them makes great recordings, so the bigger question is one of personal style and comfort level. The H2 is certainly the cheapest... and the Sony D50 is my take on the best all-in-one field recorder out there, but if you aren't comfortable with the user interface, you won't like either one. Take some time to look at the manuals.

And here's that link again: http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/audio/portable-recorder-comparison/

I posted some thoughts about the Pockettrack G2 here sometime back, so search for that, too.

Good luck.

Mark
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Retro
Ahonui

USA
2368 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2009 :  1:20:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Retro's Homepage
Mark, your comparative reviews have been very helpful. I've forwarded the details to several people, some of whom used the information in your pieces as a guideline; they all had different needs in mind, and every one of them has been pleased with their choice.
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Russell Letson
Lokahi

USA
493 Posts

Posted - 06/03/2009 :  06:10:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Russell Letson's Homepage
What Mark said/says. My personal vote is for the Olympus LS-10, which has served very well as both field recorder and (compared to an iPod, somewhat hefty) personal audio player.
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Retro
Ahonui

USA
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Posted - 06/03/2009 :  06:20:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Retro's Homepage
I failed to add that I ended up with the M-Audio Microtrack 24/96, largely due to a heftily-discounted price for me. Now ... I just need to get around to USING the thing.
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