Zoom has just arrived at our back door! We put together this little guide to help you decide which recorder will fit your needs and your budget.
The H1 pictured above is only $99 and redefines portability. It is small enough to fit in your pocket, but powerful enough to record on the fly. This particular recorder is great for interviews, taking notes, and even band rehearsals. As a recent college graduate, I know how difficult it can be to take every note in class, or even stay awake half the time. With the H1, you don't need to worry about missing the things that matter. You can record the entire lecture and study later. I can honestly say, I wish I had this during my undergrad years.
Next is the H2n. This little recorder has a whopping 5 microphones built in! It has four recording modes, onboard effects, speed control for phrase training, USB connection and much, much more. The surround mode makes it the perfect portable solution to bring to meetings, practices, etc. that require all or most areas of the room to be recorded. The USB connection allows this microphone to act as the interface to your computer for direct digital recording. You can also mixdown the tracks on the recorder to stereo files and import them from the SD card so you can keep using the same included card. For $159.99, It's a real bargain and a long-term investment without the huge budget.
The H4n Pro is by far the best-selling handheld recorder on the market. For $219.99, it has upgraded condenser microphones in a true X/Y formation and superior, natural-sounding, low-noise preamps. The first digital handheld recorder I ever used was a Zoom H4n. I have since tried many others, but nothing blew me away quite like the quality of these. For some applications though, I found it better to use external microphones. Instead of lugging my entire mobile rig around, I could bring this with a pair of condensers and plug right in! The best part is that you can use external microphones and the built-in pair at the same time, giving true versatility and unmatched quality.
What is something that nearly everyone has on them at all times? A cell phone! For $99.99, the IQ-7 mid-side microphone and the IQ-6 stereo microphone have a lightning connector to integrate with the latest technology from Apple. There is a headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring, on-board gain control, and a three-way switch for stereo field adjustment. This is great for capturing audio, and even audio for video directly from your iOS device.
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