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Bob Bedro
Looking for a sound device recorder
on Jun 2, 2010 at 9:27:29 pm


I'm looking for a sound device recorder to archive lectures, songs, speeches and others from a mixer. This device suppose to be installed in Sound Center Room, I need one to recorder the clips with best sound quality.

please advice me :)


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Ty Ford
Re: Looking for a sound device recorder
on Jun 2, 2010 at 10:13:47 pm

Hello Bob and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

Do you have a need for more than two tracks? If so, how many?

Do you want to record .wav or mp3 files (or something else)?

What mixer do you currently have?

What mics do you use?


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steven childs
Re: Looking for a sound device recorder
on Jun 3, 2010 at 3:05:05 pm

Something like the Zoom H4 might be a good, inexpensive bet for you. Or you could always use a computer a motu interface.

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John Fishback
Re: Looking for a sound device recorder
on Jun 3, 2010 at 8:24:44 pm

Marantz has a few recorders PMD660 through 671. They're more expensive than the Zoom, but not crazily so.


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Andrea Cavazzuti
Re: Looking for a sound device recorder
on Oct 18, 2010 at 2:17:18 pm

There's many threads about this subject, just let me try also this one. I see you're real experts.

So far I've tried to compare the Zoom H4N, Tascam DR-100 and Marantz PMD661. I'm a user more than an expert, therefore I need your advice.

I need the recorder to record separate audio for my videos (HD and HDSLR). I would normally feed my mixer SD302 or my receiver Lectrosonic UCR401 to the recorder. Of course it would be cool to be able, when necessary, to feed also a condenser mic which needs phatom power. The on-board mics could be useful to record some ambience sound, provided the quality is good. Anyhow, my priorities are:

1. sound quality (24bit a plus)
2. easy connectivity (each channel independent Line/mic choice and phatom switch, line out for monitoring)
3. multi channel recording which includes the built in mics
4. media used (preference for SD or CF standard cards)
4. dimensions (the smaller the better)
5. price

Any suggestion is extremely welcome

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