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Old February 7th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #1
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Is there an audio recorder with four XLR inputs that works for ENG situations? I mean, instead of recording into the camera feeds (which are only 2 with my camera), is there a portable recording devise for 4 mic lines available?
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Old February 8th, 2008, 12:47 AM   #2
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...arch&Q=*&bhs=t

I am sure there are others.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 02:07 AM   #3
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Is there an audio recorder with four XLR inputs that works for ENG situations? I mean, instead of recording into the camera feeds (which are only 2 with my camera), is there a portable recording devise for 4 mic lines available?
Hi Lloyd,

If you're flush with money, here's what the big boys use:

http://www.sounddevices.com/products/744t.htm

Happy hunting, Michael
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Old February 8th, 2008, 02:58 AM   #4
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I might mention, while the 744 Michael referred to records 4 channels, it only has 2 mic level inputs. The other 2 are line level only. The solution for more mics is to add an outboard mixer, even a basic one like the MixPre, to take the other 2 mics and feed them to the recorder's inputs 3 & 4. An even more sophisticated arrangement is to use a SD 442 mixer in front of the 744 recorder. The mics feed to the mixer channels 1 thru 4. On that mixer each channel has a line level direct out that can go to the 4 recorder inputs, while the main stereo mix can be sent to the camera's audio inputs if desired. In fact, that mixer can feed the main stereo mix independently to 3 different cameras at once plus send each input channel to a 4 channel iso recorder as well if you really needed to do something that complicated.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #5
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You could also consider the Fostex PD606
http://www.fostexinternational.com/d...ts/pd606.shtml
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Old February 8th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #6
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You could also consider the Fostex PD606
http://www.fostexinternational.com/d...ts/pd606.shtml
How much is THAT thing? I couldn't find it on B&H, but it looks like it could control the space shuttle!
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Old February 8th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #7
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Hi Lloyd,

If you're flush with money, here's what the big boys use:

http://www.sounddevices.com/products/744t.htm

Happy hunting, Michael
I guess I'm not that big! I'm looking for something about a quarter the price OR LESS. $800 range?
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Old February 8th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #8
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How much is THAT thing? I couldn't find it on B&H, but it looks like it could control the space shuttle!
I found it here:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...e_DVD_RAM.html

This looks like the best option for your needs. Portabrace makes a nice case for it, so you can get two and sling one over each shoulder, keeping you in balance.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 05:21 PM   #9
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I found it here:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...e_DVD_RAM.html

This looks like the best option for your needs. Portabrace makes a nice case for it, so you get get two and sling one over each shoulder, keeping you in balance.
Yeah! Especially with my wallet having no weight whatsoever, I would need the added stability!
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Old February 9th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #10
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I believe the new-soon-to-be-released Edirol R44 is going to be a hot ticket for videographers who, maybe on a smaller budget, but yet want the flexibility of a small/battery powered 4 channel recorder. The R44 incorporates many of the features of its big brother (the R4 Pro) at a very affordable price.... A simple sync cable and you can slave one to the other and have 8 channels.
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