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Taylor

Taylor
March 14, 2012

Tascam DR-40 Review

New portable digital recorders are coming out faster than I have time to demo them. They always seem to improve upon existing models with new internal menu functions, improvement to the built in condensor microphones, and overall construction. With that said, there is rarely any brand new and exciting features on new product lines. Instead what I have been noticing is a lot of companies that manufacture these portable digital recorders are trying to compete with one another. For this reason you see a lot of portable recorders coming out that try to match or slightly improve on existing technology.

This is the third review I have done for a portable digital audio recording device so I decided to take the time and look over some of the comments you guys have posted on the blog and in the accompanying YouTube video. Sometimes I get questions about specific applications and whether or not a portable recorder …

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Taylor

Taylor
November 25, 2011

Holiday Buying Guide: Handheld Digital Recorders Bundles

Portable digital recorders are quickly becoming the go to method for many musicians who want to record their jam sessions, rehearsals, or live performances. They provide outstanding quality and little hassle when quickly capturing musical inspiration. In addition they have become immensely popular among independent filmmakers, journalists, or even students who want to record lectures. The possibilities are endless and for that reason there are many recorders on the market today with varying degrees of functionality and price. For the audiophile in your life who wants one of these bad boys this holiday season, we are here to make it easy to pick just the right portable recorder.

BEST VALUETascam DR-05

The Tascam DR-05 is great recorder for anyone who wants to get started recording audio on the go. It has XY condenser microphones, records to stereo MP3, and records up to 32 GB of audio. The 1/8” external microphone jack makes the DR-05 even …

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Taylor

Taylor
August 19, 2011

Zoom H2N: The Future of Portable Recorders

Samson, the company that makes Zoom recorders, sent me a prototype of their new portable digital recorder the H2n. I originally wrote a blog detailing my initial impressions of the recorder before I was able to get my hands on it. Now that I have had the chance to play around with it, I must say that I am quite impressed with their new recorder.

Thoughts Post Demo

I wrote a blog on the H2n before I got my hands on it and I had some things that I thought were lacking. For instance I did not like how there was no XLR, 1/4 inch combination input like on the H4n. My doubts were quickly erased when I used the on board mics and played around with the menu functions. The mics are great and implementing an external input would have made the recorder larger and less portable.

In addition …