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#203153 by Sir Jamsalot
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:36 pm
Tony39158 wrote:Miro Recorders $250 - $350 Are they worth it? Good bang for the buck? Any you would recommend over another? Would it allow me to post audio files on here without too much sound quality being lost?


for that price range, the Zoom H4n is the one I would get. It does what you want - and it has tracks if you want to do some 4 track recording - Audio I understand is top notch for live situations as well.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/H4N/

#203169 by Cajundaddy
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:12 am
Micro recorders are great! A mini studio in your pocket. Take a moment and visualize exactly how you want to use it and what you want it to do. As a mini multitrack the Zoom H4 is hard to beat.

If all you need is a good clean live stereo recording for demos or as a scratch pad, go with the Zoom H1. I am a regular H1 user and prefer it's simplicity. I am allergic to menus and it has none. Set the levels and push the red button. Done! I use it mostly for rehearsal to see if my timing is good and transitions are smooth or to hear my vocal phrasing and diction.

#203210 by gbheil
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:42 pm
Yes, they are tools.
And they work surprisingly well.
As long as your not attempting to drill a hole with a hammer.

#203222 by Deadguitars
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:30 pm
another vote for the zoom as well

#203226 by Planetguy
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:09 pm
i'm probably the last dinosaur walking the earth that still uses the mini disc format....but my little SONY MD Walkman still does a pretty good job.

i have been seriously thinking about getting one these little ZOOM or TASCAM handhelds. not interested in the multitrackers.

so, is there some reason you ZOOM owners went that way instead of w TASCAM? is there an advantage to the ZOOM? they pretty much seem the same to me, no?

#203227 by Mike Nobody
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:13 pm
Planetguy wrote:i'm probably the last dinosaur walking the earth that still uses the mini disc format....but my little SONY MD Walkman still does a pretty good job.


You got one of them hi-tech fancy mini-disc recorders?
I still just use a microcassette recorder...or a cheap boombox.
I guess I'm the dinosaur.

#203228 by GuitarMikeB
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:21 pm
We used a Tascam DR05 to record the instruments at practice, dumped the stereo tracks into the computer, then tracked the vocals on the demos on the Instant Karma band site: http://www.instantkarmaband.net

#203231 by Planetguy
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:26 pm
GuitarMikeB wrote:We used a Tascam DR05 to record the instruments at practice, dumped the stereo tracks into the computer, then tracked the vocals on the demos on the Instant Karma band site: http://www.instantkarmaband.net


mike, is there some reason you chose the tascam over the zoom?

#203258 by MikeTalbot
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:21 pm
I have a Tascom which is the logical upgrade from their cassette machine with four tracks.

I have found it poorly explained and a bit baffleing. But it is probably me since I'm easily baffled.

Talbot

#203277 by Sir Jamsalot
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:35 am
Might help deciding between Tascam and Zoom:

http://nofilmschool.com/2012/04/audio-r ... vs-tascam/

#203306 by GuitarMikeB
Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:55 pm
Planetguy wrote:
GuitarMikeB wrote:We used a Tascam DR05 to record the instruments at practice, dumped the stereo tracks into the computer, then tracked the vocals on the demos on the Instant Karma band site: http://www.instantkarmaband.net


mike, is there some reason you chose the tascam over the zoom?


The lead singer bought it! $49 sale price!

#203318 by gbheil
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:23 pm
Sounds like a good a reason as any. :wink:

#203322 by Planetguy
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:13 pm
GuitarMikeB wrote:
Planetguy wrote:
GuitarMikeB wrote:We used a Tascam DR05 to record the instruments at practice, dumped the stereo tracks into the computer, then tracked the vocals on the demos on the Instant Karma band site: http://www.instantkarmaband.net


mike, is there some reason you chose the tascam over the zoom?


The lead singer bought it! $49 sale price!


whoa. my next question would be...why'd he only buy ONE?

red tues...thanks for that link.

#203337 by ANGELSSHOTGUN
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:12 am
Thejohnny7band wrote:Micro recorders are great! A mini studio in your pocket. Take a moment and visualize exactly how you want to use it and what you want it to do. As a mini multitrack the Zoom H4 is hard to beat.

If all you need is a good clean live stereo recording for demos or as a scratch pad, go with the Zoom H1. I am a regular H1 user and prefer it's simplicity. I am allergic to menus and it has none. Set the levels and push the red button. Done! I use it mostly for rehearsal to see if my timing is good and transitions are smooth or to hear my vocal phrasing and diction.


Some of you smart guys (and great musicians) save me having to write the same things over and over. :lol:

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