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Old 10-20-2008, 06:45 AM
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Default Looking to Purchase a Hand-Held Recorder

I am looking to buy a hand held recorder to record my band practices with, nothing with too many gadgets. Just a simple record and play with good sound. Any recommendations?
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:52 AM
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Zoom H2. Probably a little more tech than you want, but ridiculously good.
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:32 PM
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I use the M-Audio micotrack 24/96. It is really great!
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Old 10-20-2008, 02:52 PM
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Edirol R-09, more pricey, but high quality and simple.
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:33 PM
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olympus LS10 about 400.00
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:48 AM
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Another vote for Zoom H2. Incredible thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoom_H2_Handy_Recorder
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:02 PM
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Another vote for Zoom H2. Incredible thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoom_H2_Handy_Recorder
I have an H2 and listened to tons of comparisons before I bought it. It is probably the best cheapest hand held recorder, though it looks and feels sort of like a toy.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: Looking to Purchase a Hand-Held Recorder

Thank for the comments. I'm actually going to a local music center in a few. Any other suggestions?
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:33 AM
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Default Re: Looking to Purchase a Hand-Held Recorder

Another vote for the Edirol R-09HR - incredibly high quality (higher quality than most people even need), with every option you could want.

I got mine from Sweetwater for about 375, you can find them on eBay for around 320 or so.


just read some reviews and listen to sound samples :) i found a wonderful site with clips of each recorder just by looking on Google.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:01 AM
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I got a Yamaha pocketrack a few months ago and it's the greatest. Just set it down somewhere and turn it on and the mics are incredibly sensitive. It also doubles as a good mp3 player.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:47 AM
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Zoom H2 is great quality for the price.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:35 PM
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I'm with those who have suggested the Zoom H2. I've had mine for about 2 months now and LOVE it. I take it everywhere, sometimes just to get random sounds that I might want to use in compositions.

Mostly I use it to record practices, since I can pick up full 360 sound in the room. Did I mention that I love it?
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H2 as well. Got mine for $150 off eBay brand new in the box.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:56 AM
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Default Re: Looking to Purchase a Hand-Held Recorder

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I use the M-Audio micotrack 24/96. It is really great!
I second that. The Microtrack is awesome. You can hear recordings of it on some review website if you search around a bit. I totally recomend looking into it.
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