#1
i dont know the proper term, but like this: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/portable-field-recorders/tascam-dr-22wl-handheld-linear-pcm-recorder

there seems to be a lot of mixed reviews about different brands, etc.

i have a couple of potential applications to use one and i want to know if they would even work for that .
-recording voice in a group discussion
-using as an audio source for youtube videos (talking, not for mic'ing amps). i would like that to easily pair with video.
-something good enough to record audio with that is decent enough to send to another musician for collaborations.

i would like to spend around $120 or so.

another question: is this something sensible to buy used? or would i be better off buying new?
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#2
The mics on that are similar to those in my Tascam GT-R1, and they're pretty decent. A friend of mine uses a device much like that to record choir practice. The audio is good enough for her to catch all the nuance she needs to work with the song, and she's one of the more talented & skilled ones in the choir- she's an occasional soloist.
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The mics on that are similar to those in my Tascam GT-R1, and they're pretty decent. A friend of mine uses a device much like that to record choir practice. The audio is good enough for her to catch all the nuance she needs to work with the song, and she's one of the more talented & skilled ones in the choir- she's an occasional soloist.


Cool, thanks.

i found this one for $30 more and it seems quite a bit better.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/portable-field-recorders/tascam-dr-40-portable-digital-recorder?pfm=sp

what is your opinion on tascam in general?

also would i be able to put it into reaper somehow?
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#4
Tascams and Zooms are the portable recorders I see most often. I think they're pretty well made & reliable.

Don't know about reaper, but Tascam or Sweetwater could tell you.
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Tascams and Zooms are the portable recorders I see most often. I think they're pretty well made & reliable.

Don't know about reaper, but Tascam or Sweetwater could tell you.


thanks.

i will send tascam a shout. or maybe look on the reaper forum (i think there is one).
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#6
The Zoom Q2HD's have quite good mikes. That's what I use. They're pretty cheap these days.
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The Zoom Q2HD's have quite good mikes. That's what I use. They're pretty cheap these days.


are you referring to the ones with video? that would be kind of cool.
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#8
Yeah. I just bought a new one on ebay for $100
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#9
Boss Micro Br or Micro Br-80 are great value used. I have the Micro Br - decent condenser mic built in, records to multitrack (4 channels, 1 channel or stereo at a time), or records to mp3 or wav stereo.
Built in guitar processor and drum tracks, metronome, tempo slow down. The guitar processor is good enough that it has carried me through on some jam sessions, just have to remember to set it to never shut down as it has a power save mode.
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#10
Both the Zoom and Tascam handhelds are pretty brilliant tools that sound great. Decide if you need stereo, video, multitrack, or wifi integration and pick the one that best meets your needs.

I have also used Tascam mics with iPhone interface for a multitrack sketchpad.
#11
Just a plug - I have a Tascam DP-004 on ebay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tascam-DP-004-Digital-Multi-Track-Recorder-Special-Blue-Finish-Edition-/272108006496?hash=item3f5ae6ac60:g:kxQAAOSwuYVWm9pi

TBH, I acquired this and haven't ever used it, but I know you can record 2 tracks simultaneously. You can assign a combination of the 2 built in mics (or both together in stereo) or the 2 inputs (1/4" jacks) to either recording track, so you can use multiple (well, 2) mics when recording a group.

Just a thought on the YouTube thing - unless you get a mic that connects direct to your video camera, you'll need to import and sync the audio file to the video afterwards in your video editing software.