The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162454   Message #3866522
Posted By: Jim Carroll
17-Jul-17 - 06:28 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Field Recording
Subject: RE: Tech: Field Recording
Having used a reel-to-reel machine for forty years, after a great deal of research and advice seeking, bought a Zoom H2n 'Handy Recorder'
I've yet to test it fully, but it seems to suit me - especially its excellent recording quality, ridiculously small size and the fact that it is a microphone that records rather than a machine that needs a microphone
For my own purposes, I bought an extra kit - basically a stand, a handle and a mains unit.
Like all modern technology it needs getting used to before you use it seriously, but that's the case with all recording devices.
Pesonally, I miss the sense of satisfaction of seeing the reels go around, and I prefer the ambient quality of non-digital sound, but a half decent sound editing and choice of external microphone can correct that, if necessary
Good luck, and will be very interested in what you decide and how it turns out
Jim Carroll