Hey, I'm currently studying sound for film, tv and games and I'm looking for a field recorder to gather my own library of Foley sounds to pick and choose from.
I don't have a huge budget which I think may be a problem but I do already own a Rode NT2a so I'm idealy looking for something that has XLR inputs and good Pre-amps/Pantom Power as well as reasonably good built in mic's. At a stretch I could probably spend around £500 but idealy no more than.
I've recently been looking at the Zoom H4n before being turned away by comments surrounding audio clipping and poor pre-amps, does anyone have any knowledge or use experience with the H4n to clear this info up?
At the higher end of my budget I have also breifly looked at the Marantz PMD 661 which I beleive may be just what I'm after. Has anyone had any use of this device and could you tell me what you think of it? Are the Pre-amps any good and are recording results using the built in mic's of high quality?
Alternatively if you can recommend any other devices that would be great. I'm looking for a device with as clear recording quality and low noise to sound ratio as possible for film and new media.
Thanks in advance for any feedback :)