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Old July 28th, 2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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The All-in-one recorder question

I do this gig occasionally where I record musos just singing and playing a guitar or something and I've got a great FR2-LE and mics for the job. I either switch it between a stereo set up or a two track close mic depending on the situation. Sometimes I want to do both though and it'd be nice to have something just to get the room while I'm close micing with the FR2. But I don't want to buy another system and more mics right now.

So I was thinking of just getting one of the little portable jobs and letting it record somewhere with its onboard mics during a session. It could be a bad idea. I dunno. Assuming it's not, which one do people think is good?
Not too much money is better.
I've been looking at the usual suspects: Zoom H1, H2N, H4. Tascam etc etc.

I'm kinda leaning toward the H2N just for its fun sounding array of mics. Others? Any good/bad experiences to share?
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Old July 29th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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Re: The All-in-one recorder question

I just used my Zoom H1 this weekend. I conducted an interview where there was a band playing. I hooked up the zoom to a lav and placed manual setting. When I went home my top mic on my camera was over modulated, but the zoom h1 picked up great sound from the people I interviewed, and because it was on manual I did not pick up the band hardly at all. Zoom is bringing out a H6 very soon. If you can wait I am sure the other H4n will be a little cheaper.
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