The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162454   Message #3866590
Posted By: Tootler
17-Jul-17 - 10:02 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Field Recording
Subject: RE: Tech: Field Recording
I bought an Edirol R09 not long after they came out and it was expensive back in those days but an excellent device which I still use if I need to make a quick recording. They're discontinued now and if I was after replacing it, I would probably get a Tascam DR05. I use a Tascam DP006 multi track recorder for You Tube videos (with a video cam running in parallel or simply add stills in a video,editor to make a slide show). The DP006 is really just a digital version of their portastudio, 4 track; 2 mono, 2 stereo and is an excellent device.

At our choir's summer concert on Friday, I noticed that an audience member was recording with his phone - so if you just need "quick and dirty", your phone will do the job.

I use Audacity to edit recordings I make. Free download on all platforms; Windows, Mac & Linux with a good range of effects and with a reasonably shallow learning curve. Excellent software.