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Old July 28th, 2017, 01:43 PM   #1
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Saw this combo on BH and other places and almost pulled the trigger but the recorder offered doesn't link to your cell phone app, at least as far as I know. But I'd figured I'd post it for others interested.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._wireless.html
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 12:26 AM   #2
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Saw this combo on BH and other places and almost pulled the trigger but the recorder offered doesn't link to your cell phone app, at least as far as I know. But I'd figured I'd post it for others interested.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._wireless.html
Nooooooooooo........... In this day and age the original Zoom H4n is a TERRIBLE purchase to make in 2017!

For its time however, when it was first released (we're talking years and years ago, 2009!!) the H4n made sense as people had very few other options if they're looking for an ultra low budget external recorder.

And with the rise of HDSLRs there was a rising rapid need for ultra low priced sound recorders to pair with your HDSLR that was even worse at sound! Thus why the Zoom H4n unfortunately became so very very popular, it just had the right timing when it hit the market.

However the H4n was never intended for this purpose! It is a handheld recorder for the likes of hobby musicians (thus the downright awful pre amps! As drums are much louder than whispered dialogue on a set!). And its ergonomics is awful for a production sound recordist.

Anyway, lacking a cellphone app is not a big deal at all. Lots of higher end recorders don't have that.
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 09:25 AM   #3
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That's the H4n SP which has a higher sample rate options and some other alleged 'upgrades' from the original H4 and H4n. IMO, it's still a POS whether it links to a smart phone or not (which it doesn't).
One of the Tascam DR seres recorders can link to a pad or phone. But you still get what you pay for in terms of audio quality.
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Old September 4th, 2017, 02:11 AM   #4
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Thanks all. I ended up with the Tascam DR-rrwl. Just learning my way around it. But so far so good. I was able to get a matched package from Guitar Center.
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