[LAU] Looking for Portable Digital Recorder, on a budget

thomas fisher studio1 at commspeed.net
Tue Dec 25 14:56:41 EST 2007

On Tuesday 25 December 2007 11:04:21 The Other wrote:
> There may have been a thread on this topic a month or so back, but I'm
> not sure what to look for.
> It's too noisy in my apartment for any audio recording.  I first
> thought about portable DAT recorders, but my googling leads me to
> believe that's old technology.
> In American Musical Supply (AMS), I see the Zoom H2 digital recorder.
> I'll probably go to my church sanctuary for the vocal recording.  The
> church's mixer has RCA L/R outputs I can tie into.  Or I could use any
> mics included with the digital recorder.  My computer has USB ports
> and is running openSUSE 10.2 with ALSA mixer 1.0.14, and have the
> Audigy2 ZS internal card.  I can take a any type of output from the
> recorder (1/8" stereo plug, RCA L/R, XLR, and possibly digital out-- I
> haven't tried that with the Audigy 2 ZS) and get it routed to the ALSA
> mixer for use with Audacity or some other recording software.
> I'd like to stay under 100USD.  The Zoom H2 is listed at 199USD.
> Suggestions?
> Stephen.
 I have a Zoom H4 and love it. If I knew then what I know now I would have 
done the H2, as I do not need the effects, and the H2 goes beyond simply 
stereo. The on board mikes are pretty sensitive, so the levels will need to 
be turned down. Overall very pleased.

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