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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Music Gearheads Tech Talk => Topic started by: IamBetaCloud on July 24, 2009, 09:50:51 AM

Title: show us your field recorders-
Post by: IamBetaCloud on July 24, 2009, 09:50:51 AM
i just picked up this cheapo, ($170), and can't believe how easy it is to use,
how many useful features it has, and how great it sounds=
(http://www.ubergizmo.com/photos/2007/10/zoom-h2.jpg)

so what are you guys using?
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: APK on July 24, 2009, 12:01:43 PM
I use the Edirol R-09, bought it when it was first released.
They have since upgraded it a bit.
I've been really happy with the thing. I take it everywhere.

(http://www.gadget.ca/images/edirol-thumb-175x307.jpg)
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: Seren on July 25, 2009, 05:46:57 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc98/SerenFfordd/korg_mr1.jpg)

I use the Korg MR1 - great sound, range of formats (MP3 to Bitstream) and pretty small too. Comes with a small stereo mic.

A bit pricey but was birthday and christmas present..

OOOps - unlike the size of the bloody picture. ???
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: LNerell on July 25, 2009, 02:23:17 PM
Not my picture but I use something similar to this:

(http://www.centrmus.com.hk/images/Mini%20Me%20USB-web.jpg)
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: hdibrell on July 25, 2009, 03:32:52 PM
My old fashioned recorder is the Sony TC-D5 ProII (http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/32042987/aview/DSC07822.jpg) Sorry for the huge shot , but it took me 30 minutes to get the picture to show up.    Harry (computer whiz!)
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: IamBetaCloud on July 25, 2009, 06:25:40 PM
My old fashioned recorder is the Sony TC-D5 ProII (http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/32042987/aview/DSC07822.jpg) Sorry for the huge shot , but it took me 30 minutes to get the picture to show up.    Harry (computer whiz!)

very nice; tape makes for some wonderful sounding field recording.
looking at the thrift shops for one myself-
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: IamBetaCloud on July 25, 2009, 06:28:56 PM
great entries so far folks-
ironically, i'm recording the rain and cars going by on my street in the city in Buffalo, NY right now;
sounds like a wonderful rainy summer night in the city to me-
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: Ekstasis on July 25, 2009, 08:30:03 PM
What microphone(s) would you recommend for professional field recordings..with still an low budget in mind ???
From what I know...such microphone are usually very expensive...
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: hdibrell on July 25, 2009, 09:48:40 PM
great entries so far folks-
ironically, i'm recording the rain and cars going by on my street in the city in Buffalo, NY right now;
sounds like a wonderful rainy summer night in the city to me-
Rain? I remember rain. We are in the middle of a SERIOUS drought. The idea of listening to rain sounds so wonderful about right now. It's 11:48 p.m. here and the temperature is 84' F.    Harry (glowing like a pig)
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: doombient on July 26, 2009, 08:41:02 AM
My old fashioned recorder is the Sony TC-D5 ProII (http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/32042987/aview/DSC07822.jpg) Sorry for the huge shot , but it took me 30 minutes to get the picture to show up.    Harry (computer whiz!)

Cool, I used to have the Pro II as well but I sold it becuase it didnīt have the option to use Metal tapes (like TDKīs infamous MX-G) so I kept my TD-D5M instead. I use it mainly with a Crown SASS-P Mk. 2 stereo PZM microphone.

Analogue tape is indeed wonderful, used to use a friendīs Nagra IV-S2 a couple of times... gorgeous.

Letīs see if I can cough up a picture somewhere...

Stephen
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: IamBetaCloud on July 26, 2009, 02:01:39 PM
What microphone(s) would you recommend for professional field recordings..with still an low budget in mind ???
From what I know...such microphone are usually very expensive...

honestly, i don't use a mic with the zoom, (it has 4 capsule mics built in), but if you were to use a mic, i'd probably go omni-directional.
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: IamBetaCloud on July 26, 2009, 02:02:31 PM
great entries so far folks-
ironically, i'm recording the rain and cars going by on my street in the city in Buffalo, NY right now;
sounds like a wonderful rainy summer night in the city to me-
Rain? I remember rain. We are in the middle of a SERIOUS drought. The idea of listening to rain sounds so wonderful about right now. It's 11:48 p.m. here and the temperature is 84' F.    Harry (glowing like a pig)

more rain today... beautiful to listen to as you sleep-
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: Sunbreak Music on August 05, 2009, 06:52:56 PM
Sony PCMD1 here.  I'll post some ocean sounds I recorded on the Oregon Coast a few days ago when I get them transferred.   :)
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: IamBetaCloud on August 08, 2009, 09:42:57 PM
Sony PCMD1 here.  I'll post some ocean sounds I recorded on the Oregon Coast a few days ago when I get them transferred.   :)

VERY cool-
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: Sunbreak Music on August 09, 2009, 08:05:52 AM
Here you go:

www.sunbreakmusic.com/uploads/field_recording_surf.zip

About 45 MB.

Enjoy,
Cass
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: IamBetaCloud on August 12, 2009, 03:05:35 AM
great files.
'gleneden high tide' sounds like a place i'd like to spend some time at.



Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: rich on June 19, 2010, 07:57:10 PM
here ya go
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: LNerell on June 21, 2010, 10:08:13 AM
Very cool, sound devices makes some great portable recorders. My co-worker just bought their 8-track recorder, sounds amazing. It should considering it cost him 6 grand.  :P
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: Kaarinen on September 04, 2010, 05:55:44 AM
Here's my Maranz PMD-620 in action, recording a summer night soundscape with some really nice clinging sounds from a flock of sheep and an adjacent herd of cattle. All the animals had bells around their necks but the sheep and cows had different ones, which fit together nicely :). I even found a use for the recording in a dark ambient track...
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: False Mirror on September 14, 2010, 04:51:25 AM
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:YDojGem60eV6fM:http://www.sjjy.cc/data/iPowerBase/22d1ba888ec911c9a095e634fc0dbffc/uploaded/b91d95136b227b190e19499c3a444f46.jpg)

and

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:Tv35aLwmwD7KjM:http://www.avland.co.uk/sony/mzrh10/angledlrg.jpg)

and

(http://images5.thomann.de/pics/prod/112759.jpg)

and

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:v4_qhx1shsDPpM:http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/public/product_images/altimage/06%252007%25202006sennheiser_hd-25.jpg)
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: MarkM on September 14, 2010, 04:44:09 PM
Anyone using an iPhone or iTouch for field recording?
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: jkn on September 21, 2010, 08:56:11 AM

Request:   A friend wants a new decent recorder under $200 ish.   

What should I be looking at for them that's currently available?

(I have an old minidisc and binaural mics...)
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: APK on September 21, 2010, 09:26:05 AM
John : there is a new inexpensive ($100) Tascam recorder that might fit the bill

http://tascam.com/product/dr-03
Title: Re: show us your field recorders-
Post by: jkn on September 22, 2010, 05:59:54 AM
These Tascam's look nice - I sent a note to my friends wife with a few details to see if that's what she thinks he wants.  Obviously the person I'm talking about doesn't frequent this forum... ;-)