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Thread #99140   Message #1974259
Posted By: mandotim
20-Feb-07 - 06:35 PM
Thread Name: Field Recording... Yourself
Subject: RE: Field Recording... Yourself
Another possible; I'm currently learning to use my Christmas present, a Zoom H4 recorder; built in condenser stereo mikes, records in either MP3 or wav format, can be used as a four- track, accepts external mikes or instruments plugged in direct, comes bundled with CuBase software and acts as an interface with my computer soundcard, so I can import sound files and play about with them on the 'puter if I want. It's slightly bigger than a pack of cards, and will fit on a camera tripod. Works with a mains adapter (supplied) or runs for about 4 hours on 2 AA batteries. Quality of recording is superb (wish I could say the same about the playing), and it's very easy to use for basic stuff. Oh; it also has a full effects package, and a load of amp/microphone modelling presets. Haven't tried those yet...

Best news is it costs less than 200. The only drawback is that the display screen is small, and my eyes aren't all that great.

No financial interest, just a happy tinkerer.