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Which inexpensive device can record 8 channels (tracks) simultaneously?

I'm looking for portable recording device that can record 4 pairs of left\right channels, total 8. I found one that suits me, Zoom F8, but it is very expensive and almost not portable.
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Zoom H6 recording levels

I purchased a Zoom h6 for recording sync sound for my movies. I am using a Røde ntg 3 shot gun mic., using phantom power. Recently I recorded some ambient sounds for my short film. I found ...
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Sound Devices recorder 722: media issue

I have a 722 recorder purchased 3 years ago that I have not used much. I was playing with the settings to get it back in the field when suddenly the "media" led (the one for the internal HD) went ...
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Creating percussion from found sounds?

Our stock music library is working on a found sounds album (using sounds recorded from an environment, like a kitchen etc.). I recorded a few sounds from the kitchen, but I'm wondering what the best ...
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SD 702 or Mixpre-D field recording upgrade path

currently going back and forth between the options for my next field recorder upgrade and would love some input. Have been working with the Sony PCM-M10 + NTG-3 + NT-4 for the past year and a bit for ...
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Bag/Pouch for Zoom H6

I'm sure a lot of people bought the Zoom H6 as a handy recorder for some situations. I just bought it too, and I'm wondering how to wear it, since I will use it with a boom and a pre. I want to keep ...
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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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Should I sell my D50 to buy the new Zoom H6?

What do you guys think - should I sell my D50 to buy the new Zoom H6? Im a student so I dont have much money, and Ive read that the H6 preamps were OK. Anybody can confirm? Thing is, I love my D50 ...
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Buying gear (yeah i know, we've been here before…) Or Sonosax SX-R4

Ok, I know this is a question I alone can answer, but I have to admit I'm kind of at a loss. The issue: I've been 'on the market' for about a year trying to decide on a 4 track recorder in the ...
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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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Experiences with Busman DR-680

Anyone care to share any experiences or reviews of the Busman modded DR-680? Thanks!
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Nagra SD reviews?

Anyone test out the nagra sd yet? Thoughts? I've only found one review online.
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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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Looking for a good field recorder in combination with a field mixer

Hi, I currently use a sd mix pre-d with a zoom H4n. Its a nice setup. The advantage of this setup is that it is really modular. I can use the mixer, or the mixer and recorder it only the recorder. ...
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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 example,...
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Using Zoom H4n handy recorders in windy condition

I had a very bad experience recording ambiances on the mountains with the zoom recorder.It was very cold and windy.I was using the on-board XY mics and windshields(which comes along with the recorder)....
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Zoom H4N - Opinions?

There are so many reviews spread around the web about the Zoom H4N, some of them praise this recorder, other say some things about bad preamps, hissy mics etc... Who has had experiences with this ...
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Small budget solution for portable recording

Before I start I have to admit: I am far, far away from being a pro - in fact, I am not even making sounds/music for a living. It´s what I love to do in my leisure time and that´s why my budget is a ...
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552 Mixer or 702 Recorder? (Sound Devices)

Background: My main focus is sound effects recording. A very close second at the moment is onset recording (no huge productions though). I own a Fostex FR2 but it is slowly dying on me. It won't ...