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Keith Pratt
The Apogee Duet of Flash Recorders?
on Mar 21, 2010 at 12:54:06 am

The Duet is just the right balance of price and performance for me — is there an equivalent in the flash recorder market?

The Zoom H4N is ideal in terms of form-factor and feature-set, but I'm wondering if there's noticeably better fidelity to be had if spending up to $800...

I'll be using it to record atmos (do you Americans call it 'ambience'?) and foley. Two XLR inputs with pres is enough, and I don't need timecode or sync capabilities. I won't be using this in a professional capacity but I like to pretend I know what I'm talking about and a sage purchase would really help with that.


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John Fishback
Re: The Apogee Duet of Flash Recorders?
on Mar 23, 2010 at 5:16:29 pm

I've not used the Zoom, but many say it works well. I've been using a Marantz PMD761 for years and am very happy with its performance and flexibility. I suggest you find a re-seller who has a couple of units you're interested in and test/compare them. You can take some files away on a flash drive and listen at home - all through the same audio chain.

John

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Keith Pratt
Re: The Apogee Duet of Flash Recorders?
on Mar 25, 2010 at 5:57:05 pm

Yeah, the Zoom seems to get nothing but praise. It almost makes me suspicious!

Did you mean the PMD671? If so I had that and the 661 on my shortlist to test.

Thanks!


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John Fishback
Re: The Apogee Duet of Flash Recorders?
on Mar 25, 2010 at 6:05:06 pm

Yes, 671. Dyslectic fingers, I guess. It's a great unit, but bulkier than the Zoom if that matters.

John

MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.8 QT7.6.4 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Radeon HD 3870, 24" TV-Logic Monitor, ATTO ExpressSAS R380 RAID Adapter, PDE enclosure with 8-drive 6TB RAID 5
FCS 3 (FCP 7.0.1, Motion 4.0.1, Comp 3.5.1, DVDSP 4.2.2, Color 1.5.1)

Pro Tools HD w SYNC IO & 192 Digital I/O, Yamaha DM1000, Millennia Media HV-3C, Neumann U87, Schoeps Mk41 mics, Genelec Monitors, PrimaLT ISDN


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