#1
I'm looking to purchase a handheld recorder under $1000. It needs to be able to pick up guitar, bass, and drums. Basically, I want to record my band's jam sessions, but i also want to be able to take it different places (outdoor acoustic, etc.).

Are there any out there?
#2
Well you can check out the boss micro BR and maybe a dynamic mic for acoustic stuff, wont be great and u wont get much by way of a great drum recording out of it tho, worth a look all the same.
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#3
Very difficult question to answer without more specifics - how many tracks, on-board CD burner, effects - what is it you want exactly?

A very good cheap option is this;

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/zoom-/71334

I bought one last year and the quality is great.

However, I have this in my studio;

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/korg-d-3200/68060

Which is another animal entirely.
#4
I'd take the Zoom. I can't really see the point of a palm-sized 4-track recorder like the MicroBR, especially as I don't think it has phantom power. Get the Zoom H4 and perhaps a pair of good quality condenser mics so you can cover your jam sessions as widely as possible in stereo.
#5
So the Zoom H4 has two mics built in, right? And can you then plug other mics into it?


edit- If you can plug mics into it, does it only record through the external mics, or the built in mics and the external ones?
#6
+1 for the Zoom. Forget about Boss...... junk company. We use the Zoom to record practices and jams. Has 4 corner mic pick up and once you convert the recording file to WAV and burn it out to disk you get a really good sound quality. Plus it's only $250 or so.
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