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Old December 2nd, 2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Digital recorders for vows

I'm going to retire my trusty Irivers with giant squid mics as they are getting a bit old and worn now.

Can anyone recommend a digital voice recorder that doesn't break the bank, small (the Zoom is too big for my liking) and do any of them have a levels meter???

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 02:23 PM   #2
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Re: Digital recorders for vows

We recently got an Olympus DM-620 ($115 new) and like it a lot. It's pretty small, weighs only 11 ounces. Noticeably smaller than our Tascams.

We pair it with the MM Series matchstick microphone ($130) for an almost invisible rig. Saturday I used it on the inside of the groom's coat, using fabric tape to hold it in place.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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Olympus WS-321
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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I just bought the Tascam DR-05.. I haven't had any experience with it but according to the reviews is as good if not better than the zoom h1 which I have and have had great experience with it.. Great thing if you buy the tascam through BH you get Plural Eyes 3 for free which is worth $180.. Great deal IMO..

Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder DR-05 B&H
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