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Feasible way to make an omnidirectional dynamic microphone portable?

Info: I have an ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B microphone (handheld, dynamic, omnidirectional) that I want to use for man-on-the-street type interviews. I will be holding the mic in my hand just as you would ...
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Can I use a portable recorder with a dynamic mic? (Specifically, a ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B)

I'm looking for a portable recorder which my ElectroVoice RE50N/D-B will plug into for 'man-on-the-street' type interviews; but, I recently read this: note: we cannot recommend dynamic microphones ...
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Olympus LS-100 or Sony PCM M10

I've got a Zoom H2 as a fieldrecorder, but I don't like the noisy preamps and the interface. So I was looking into a new fieldrecorder and found some interesting ones. First I found the Sony PCM M10, ...
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Gain knob on Sound Devices MixPre moving during recording

I use the Sound Devices MixPre-D to do field recording and I'm finding that one of the gain knobs often gets moved while I'm out recording. It seems to be just a touch loose compared to the other ...
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Who is the king of the portable field recorders?

I'm looking to purchase a portable field recorder to keep on me at all times, in order to capture those golden sounds we all come across day to day. I'm well aware of the usual suspects (H4N, M10, ...
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Roland R-26 to use for sound design

I am thinking about upgrading my PCM-M10 into a X/Y, A/B portable recorder and through my research it seems that the R-26 is a good option. Do you guys have experience with it? How is the noisefloor ...
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Handheld recorder for a journalist?

A friend recently asked me what handheld recorder to buy as a journalist. I am not sure what a radio journalist needs, but my thoughts are that it needs to be able to go both omni and carioid ...
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Few questions about portable field recorders!

I'm stuck deciding between a Zoom H2n and a Sony PCM-M10 for doing recordings on the go at random if an interesting sound comes up. This will be for building a portfolio for sound design, not for a ...
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good portable recorder using an external pre

Hi there, I'm thinking of getting Sound Device's USBPre 2 as I need a new audio interface at home and would also like to start recording in the field (I heard this interface is portable). So my ...
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Zoom H1 portable recorder Vs. Yamaha Pocketrak PR-7?

I am looking to do basic recording of a single viola to use for college applications' music supplement. We won't need to do any editing or anything else besides pressing start and stop, and are ...
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Tascam DR-100 carry case: PortaBrace AR-100, Petrol PS615 or a camera case?

Hi guys, Just wondering what Tascam DR-100 / DR-100MkII users are using for a carry case? I'm looking at the PortaBrace AR-100 or the Petrol Bags PS615, or finding a suitable camera case as people ...
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Will an external microphone make a tremendous difference in my work?

Hello everyone, I am a 3D artist who is undertaking a few independent projects in the area of app development. As such, I am now exploring the world of audio production for the first time. The first ...
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Portable Audio Recorder with Cycle Buffer Option?

@SteveOBrian's comment over on the Russian Meteor Explosion Question "One should have set up a recorder with half an hour pre-rec all the time" Got me thinking about looking into such a ...
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Want to buy a portable recorder for birthday tomorrow

Hi I want to buy a portable recorder for my birthday tomorrow to record sound fx. My budget currently is 12000 Rs. here in Mumbai which is enough for Zoom H2N which interests me because of its ...
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Zaxcom Deva V users

Hi group Any of you using a Zaxcom Deva V recorder? Ive been offered a demo model for around $2000 from a dealer. Besides the Deva V being an older model, Its still a $10000 plus recorder. There must ...
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Pocket Sturdy Microphone

I find recently, I plant a few portable recorders when location recording 8/10 times I'm using those recording for front in the mix, They are reliable, sturdy, durable and in comparison to alot of ...
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Tascam DR-40 & Shure SM58

I have a two Shure SM58 which I use for stage work. I also have just acquired a Tascam Dr40, primarily for the xlr inputs. I am getting a mono signal from the SM58s and no one from where I bought the ...
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How best to record dialogue whilst walking using portable device

Hi, Basically as the title states. I'm well aware that portable devices are very sensitive to movement, but does that mean it isn't really feasible to try record conversation whilst walking for ...
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Best techniques for using portable recorders for dialogue, interviews etc

Hi, I'm a novice at sound recording but after doing all the necessary research have decided a portable recorder is what best fits my needs (thinking of something like the Tascom DR-40). However, ...
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Tascam DR-680 ratings??

I'm in the process of getting rid of my zoom h4n primarily because of the noisy circuitry inside. I have found that most tascam stuff is extremely quiet. With the zoom I use an MP1 sound device preamp ...
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Marantz PMD-661 & SD MixPre or Tascam HD-P2

Hi i want to buy my first portable recorder for making SFX and field recording. I'm thinking to get Marantz PMD-661 with Sound Devices MixPre or go with a Tascam HD-P2 instead (without MixPre) So ...
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TASCAM DR-100 MKII Vs DR-40??

Hey guys. I had a query about which one's better. performance wise, battery wise, and frequency range wise. I have boiled down to these two and i am really confused as to which one to go for. Also ...
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Fostex FR-2 vs FR-2 LE

I'm looking to buy a semi-pro field recorder. I've done some research and the LE arguably seems to be one of the best in this price range, good pre-amps for the money. The headphone output seems to be ...
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What to record in Dubai?

I'm visiting Dubai for a vacation next week and want to also do a little field recording. Has anyone any suggestions of good places to record, interesting markets etc. I'm intending to go to the top ...
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Edirol R-44 mic preamp mods

I am thinking about upgrading the preamps in my Edirol R-44 as I really like the recorder, but find the mic preamps a little noisy. If you have modified yours, which mod did you go for and how ...
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Sound Devices Mix Pre and…?

Hey all! I know that the hand held recorder question has come up on this forum more times than I've had hot dinners, but none that specifically answer this; Has anyone used the Sound Devices Mix ...
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Zoom H2/H2n comparison, does the H2n have less preamp noise than the H2?

Does anyone have both recorders? I understand all of the differences with regards to the mic choice and usability, I was just wondering if the new preamps were noticeably quieter. I am thinking of ...
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Handheld recorders for BGs and Ambiences

Hi everyone, I'm looking into a handheld for the sole purpose of recording those quick one-off ambiences: a subway station late at night, wind whistling in a stairwell of somewhere you're visiting ...
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PCM-D50 discontinued?

Noticed that the Sony PCM-D50 recorder is discontinued. I like mine so much I almost wanted to buy one as a backup. I love the noise floor, battery life, and heavy duty-ness of the unit. What other ...
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Run 120v gear on batteries? Lightweight options even possible?

So Im looking to upgrade my audio interface and found the RME UFX which has some great field recording capabilities aside from the lack of battery powered operation. I also want to upgrade my portable ...
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tascam hs-p82 8 ch recorder mixer for prod recording and field recording

I'm considering this vs the zaxcom nomad. Has anyone had experience with the Tascam? Cheers
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Recommend me a good hand held recorder

Hi there Am looking at Zoom H4n for 269 pounds UK. Does anyone have any alternatives that would be better? I'm not up my my handhelds! Just want something portable thanks
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New Portable Recorders for 2012: Olympus LS-100 and Tascam DR-100 Mk2; anyone had a go?!

Hi All, I know the questions asked about portable recorders on here are numerous and repetitive but this is a very simple "question" about two devices that will be new to the market this year, within ...
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Field Recorders, Quality to Price, any hidden companies?

I am in the middle of researching different field recorders. Sound devices - £1400 for just 2 channels, twice that for 4 :( Zaxcom - nomad is around £2500 slightly too much Roland R44 - GREAT ...
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Mid-priced Portable Recorders & Microphone.

Hi, I'm looking to buy a portable recorder and shotgun microphone. I want the recorder to have decent internal mic's, to get some nice ambience recordings, but, as I can't really afford an extra ...
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Is this the Zoom killer?

Probably not, but at $80 it may become many people's go-to solution for impromptu everyday captures. And although it's currently capped at 16bit-44.1kHz, I imagine it's only a matter of time before ...
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Alternatives for the 722

Hi, I'm thinking abut buying my own portable recording equipment, pretty clear on which mics I'm gonna need but when it comes to the recorder... (Field recording, maybe production audio, I'm looking ...
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External Mic use (eg. Rode NTG-2) with the Sony PCM-D50 and Zoom H4n

There are a couple of questions on here that are similar, and I've looked at several reviews etc but thought it'd still be worthwhile asking for opinions on my situation. I'm fairly new to the SD ...
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replacing a zoom h4n with sony PCM D50

i'd like to upgrade from my h4n and was thinking about purchasing the d50. unfortunately have to option to rent one and compare the recordings. basically my question is whether a d50 will be a ...
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New portable hand held recorders

Hi everybody, I was wondering if any of you had any chance to test the Korg MR-2 or the new Roland R-26 hand held recorders. If so, what's your opinion on both? I tried searching for reviews but ...
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Let's have an updated chat about portable recorders

Hi guys, I've read through all the threads on the portable recorders on here, and some have seen revisions or are simply outdated. I'm looking for the best sounding hand-held recorder for easy stereo ...
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An important lesson learned today…

I'm a contributive citizen of Los Angeles County and I support a government run for all it's people. That's why I left my house at 6:00 AM this morning because I had a 7:30 AM jury duty call at the ...
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MicW i456 or similar, works on Android smartphone?

Mmmm .. excuse my most awful English. Is just for fun, I don't expect professional results. I'm trying to find the best way to use my Xperia Neo smartphone as portable recorder conecting , for ...
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Zoom H2n announced!

...well as i told you in my earlier post today (http://socialsounddesign.com/questions/9245/zoom-h4n-adoration-post) I can call myself a happy user of my new H4N that arrived today! and when I got to ...
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Zoom H4N Adoration Post

Hi everyone again! Today I got my Zoom H4N! You cannot imagine how much I already loved this little miraculous device!!! I had a Sony PCM-D50 which I also loved... But this one, oh really I adore it. ...
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Olympus' LS-20M you think might be worth the money?

I found this upcoming recorder with 1080p video recording as well. I saw the specs and everything seems like the older Olympus recorder, but unfortunately i did not have the luck to test it. Anyone ...
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Smartphone as a Pro Portable Recorder

Warning (Not a replacement for an H4n or Sound Devices - just another use for your phone) Warning The iPhone uses a Mono mic input on a TRRS connection, so I was wondering what other mics you could ...
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How will portable recorders improve in the future?

Apart from the obvious stuff like preamp/converter quality & size/weight, what useful new features should be invented in the next few years? I would like; Custom rules to stop & start ...
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Assembling my first recording package. What to buy?

Hi everyone, I'm just getting started in the SFX/Foley world and want to assemble my first kit to record in the field and on location. I know I'll need a mic and a portable recorder, but there are ...
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Field recording set up last minute advice

OK, so I finally decided on a set up. I am going with a Fostex FR 2LE, with a rode NT4, rode blimp and Sony MDR-7506 headphones. I plan to record sound effects and ambience sounds. I am looking to ...