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hey team,projects piling up like snowdrifts in a blizzard so am in need of a cheap portable field recorder dealio-i prefer the H4N as im most familiar with it but would consider anything with an overdub capabilty.Not looking at ios/andriod interfaces as its primarily the x/y mics im after.
Price wise im looking at under 300 ideally.cheers!

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Tascam make a couple of models under $300 brand new, not sure if they will do it for you feature wise though.

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Isn't that swine flu ?
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H1N1 was bird flu i think.

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I've often wondered about these types of things, that pedal show uses one over a laptop / interface kind of setup, from a practical viewpoint they must be great for garage band recording etc...

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jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:17 pm
I've often wondered about these types of things, that pedal show uses one over a laptop / interface kind of setup, from a practical viewpoint they must be great for garage band recording etc...
In my experience this Zoom unit is a good option. I use it to record all my jams. Portable, rugged, simple, good storage, excellent recording, can run on battery or mains via adapter. I would recommend it.
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RobRoyMcCoy wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:55 am
jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:17 pm
I've often wondered about these types of things, that pedal show uses one over a laptop / interface kind of setup, from a practical viewpoint they must be great for garage band recording etc...
In my experience this Zoom unit is a good option. I use it to record all my jams. Portable, rugged, simple, good storage, excellent recording, can run on battery or mains via adapter. I would recommend it.
Nice! I guess these days I'm only playing in my bedroom and my PC based recording setup is about a metre from my amp which I just run direct into my interface :lol:

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yeah ive had a few iterations of these-and i keep flicking between setups of band to home (like your setup jb) so keep hocking them off haha.I had a h6 for a while which was great,could record Stereo OH/kick/snare and two guides all on an sd card on a handheld unit.Only bummer is a a lack of decent outs for studio use, usaully just a 1/8' HP jack.Cant have everything though eh!

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jeremyb wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:17 pm
I've often wondered about these types of things, that pedal show uses one over a laptop / interface kind of setup, from a practical viewpoint they must be great for garage band recording etc...
They are a bit cool. Mine has 2x Condenser mics and 2x Mic inputs. You can record up to 4 channels on the thing at once all from batteries, but you can also plug it in with USB and use it as a 4x input audio interface. It's great for quick demos and the best thing I've ever found for recording live gigs - get a L&R from the sound system, add stereo room mic and you've got a sweet recording

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rickenbackerkid wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:25 pm


They are a bit cool. Mine has 2x Condenser mics and 2x Mic inputs. You can record up to 4 channels on the thing at once all from batteries, but you can also plug it in with USB and use it as a 4x input audio interface. It's great for quick demos and the best thing I've ever found for recording live gigs - get a L&R from the sound system, add stereo room mic and you've got a sweet recording
have done this a few times-2 channel feed from the desk mixed with the x/y in the room-really feckin cool!
Have potentially got this sussed for now-just gotta see what option suits my overstretched budget

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