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38thBeatle

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NFRD
« on: April 22, 2012, 10:39:15 PM »
New Field recorder today ( though why anyone would want to record a field is beyond me).

Due to the sad demise of my trusty Tascam GTR1. I decided to replace it with a Zoom H4n.

Lots more facilities that I will use from time to time. Results so far have been quite impressive. I'll record the band at a rehearsal before I say too much however I did a quick test recording this afternoon of a new song and I used the multi track mode and I must say I was impressed. Sadly not with my playing but the machine is damn good.
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Re: NFRD
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 09:01:52 AM »
They're good little units the Zooms aren't they?  Decent sound for peanuts!

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Re: NFRD
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 10:07:39 AM »
I have one of those, great little units.  It's come in very handy for recording rehearsals & gigs.  I've also used mine as a stereo mic using the lineout straight in to my recording software.
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Re: NFRD
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 10:13:42 AM »
I've used the H4N with wireless mics for video projects and it's a great little recorder and obviously miles ahead of built-in camera audio. Never used the inbuilt mics though.

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Re: NFRD
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 11:39:53 AM »
I have used the internal mics and they seem to be very good indeed. I got it to enable me to get ideas down and for recording band rehearsals (& maybe gigs) -I have no ambitions beyond that but the extras over the Tascam might lead me to do more.
I do like the idea of using it instead of my DSLR's mic when recording gigs. I have a solo gig coming up that I would like to record (for my own use) and I'll use it for that for sure.
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Re: NFRD
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 10:43:03 PM »
I find the internal mics to be very good, although they can't quite cope with our band practice volume without very careful room placement!

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Re: NFRD
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 01:08:18 AM »
Should get one of those. Handy tools they are.
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Re: NFRD
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 04:17:06 AM »
Sorry to hear your Tascam died Steve. They're so handy those gadgets. Does this new recorder do as good or better job?
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Re: NFRD
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 06:21:07 AM »
Thanks Johnny. It was in a jacket pocket and fell out as I was putting on the jacket and hit the floor rather hard. At the time I bought it(about 3 years ago) it was highly regarded and the recordings were extremely good. I changed allegiance because of all the other things the Zoom could do. So far I'd say the Zoom is the better recorder-the recordings are excellent but I've yet to record the band-that will be the test. Next Saturdays gig. I'm seeing a mate's band on Friday night and I'll record them & see how it turns out.
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