July 3, 2013
The Reloop “tape” recording device certainly raised some eyebrows as well as some suspicion as to whether or not this device would be nothing more than a gimmick. On first glances alone, it doesn’t look the least bit professional, and there are many who would never use a portable recording device in the first place. However, it gives many a reason to record which would otherwise be stifled by the painstaking task of plugging things into a separate computer and checking for gain levels and volume. As it stands, you are buying something that comes in the size of a cassette decks, yet it is capable of recording with the best of them.
The unit itself houses a USB port that is used for transferring audio files, since it has no external memory options of its own. On the plus side, there are two different mp3 recording options – one …
June 28, 2013
There is too much focus on recording programs like DAWs and other music mixing software, but not enough credit goes out to the portable units that actually perform in real life situations. You cannot bring your computer with you everywhere you go, and few of us own a studio – so having a portable recording device is the next best alternative. Recording on a tablet or phone has been a viable option and there are apps that make this transition easier – but in order to have a real recording with proper leveling and control, you need some hardware.
Does this hardware have to be large in size? The answer is no. Portable recorders have gotten much more sophisticated from the days of mini tape recorders and poor quality audio. Zoom makes some impressive recording solutions that are no larger than a hand held camera, yet they contain inputs for …
November 13, 2012
Coming off its predecessor the Zoom Q3HD, Samson Technologies (the company that owns Zoom) has released another portable audio/video recorder with the Zoom Q2HD. Zoom has kept much of the same functionality from the Q3HD intact but has also added some new and useful features that a lot of Q3HD users felt were missing. For an overview of the features on the Q3HD that are also available on the Q2HD, check our our review of the Zoom Q3HD. So what’s new on the Q3HD?
Zoom introduced the mid side recording feature on their portable digital audio recorder the Zoom H2n. Be sure to check out our review of the Zoom H2n if you want to know more. For those of you not familiar with mid side recording this is a recording technique that is especially useful for film and broadcast media where recording ambient noise …
October 1, 2012
We know that IK Multimedia has your iPad or iPod covered when it comes to recording from outside sources and directing them into your iOS driven device, but what about recording directly from your iOS device, without an external piece of hardware or secondary application running in the background?
Patrick Ellis has been tackling this dilemma head on, and has come up with WavTap – a simple but ingenious program that records system audio in the same way that your “print screen” button captures images of your desktop. In his latest update, it even has the option to capture that last 20 second of audio, somewhat like a DVR for your laptop.…
January 7, 2011
Do you remember when handheld recorders were great for capturing your buddy doing ridiculous things at the club but you couldn’t hear anything? Did you ever go to a concert and try to record the show with your your phone and then pine over the abysmal audio quality. Well the Zoom Q3HD is for those of you who want to film those same antics and provide you with unrivaled audio quality.
When I go to concerts I love to record the bands I am watching so I can show my friends how great the show was. While the video usually looks good, the sound is almost always awful and my friends are left wondering why I thought this band was so great. With the Zoom Q3HD I can rest assured that my audio will sound just as good as my video looks and I can keep the comments from the …