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Digital recorders user reviews

  • Zoom H6

    Zoom H6 - "Limited Use for Everything but Live Recording"

    04/19/19

    The controls are cumbersome, at best. Between the Menu switch and the arrow slide and switch, you can eventually get most functions to work if you are patient and memorize the weird defaults. Unfortunately, the mixer does not function as a tracking m…

  • Tascam DR-40

    Tascam DR-40 - "Use an external USB battery"

    05/26/18

    The DR-40 is a standard recorder in the videography world. Especially for DSLR cameras and camcorders without XLR mic inputs. It is simple and easy to use. With a 16 Gb memory card it will record days of audio. I am not sure about the noise flo…

  • Zoom H5

    Zoom H5 - "Quiet, clean, accurate, great build quality." has imagescontains audio examples

    04/07/18

    A very high quality recorder at a very fair price. Pre-amps are high quality and have plenty of power. Built in compression is pretty good. Has onboard editing features but the learning curve was a little high. Build quality is excellent, seems very…

  • Slate Pro Audio RAVEN MTI

    Slate Pro Audio RAVEN MTI - "The 21st century’s mixing tool" has images

    11/11/17

    It’s just a big-sized touchscreen designed to use ProTools or Logic X. Well, not only... The multitouch screen comes with a piece of software which adds (down on ProTools’ screen) a bunch of programmed controls or batched commands. You can also prog…

  • Sony PCM-D50

    Sony PCM-D50 - "Sony PCM D-50 will not turn on."

    07/11/16

    I use this attached to the mixer board and record a duo. Can't find any pros for this product as it will not turn on now. Used it for 3 years and it slowly had problems turning on. I have seen other reviews, on other boards, and it seems at least 1…

  • Zoom H5

    Zoom H5 - "Great performances, but lack of ergonomics"

    03/02/16

    Pros The H5 is super powerful; great built-in mics, great preamps, and the gain control knobs are a great step up from the H4n. I highly recommend it, it offers a great quality and can be used in almost any situation. Cons The only concerns tha…

  • Zoom H6

    Zoom H6 - "H6 is perfect EXCEPT it doesn't allow overdub with onboard mic/capsule" has images

    08/16/15

    Having owned the Zoom H4n a few years ago, the H6 is like revisiting an old friend that had lost weight, got in shape and stopped cussing all the time. The interface is really sleek, easy to get to, easy to adjust, and easy to see recording volume…

  • Sony MZ-R55

    Sony MZ-R55 - "17 years of reliable service." has images

    07/14/15

    I bought this item on a whim to do digital, two track recording from the main outs on my new Mackie 1604VLZPro, around 1998 or 1999. It was five hundred dollars at the time, and very small. I imagined with the ATRAC compression cutting off a lot …

  • Tascam DR-100MKII

    Tascam DR-100MKII - "Pocket HD recorder and playback device"

    02/02/15

    Good HD recorder with ext mic options , or internal onboard 2 x unidirectional, or 2 x omnidirectional mics. Rec choice from selector switch on body. Line out minjack, line in minijack, + headphones minijack. Mic/line in volume dial. Headphone out v…

  • Zoom R16

    Zoom R16 - "Love Zoom products and this is no exception"

    01/11/15

    I bought this to replace a faulty Tascam DP-24 Portastudio (6 months old. dont get me started on the lack of warranty on Tascam). I was resistant to purchasing this earlier, when I purchased the DP-24 because it felt like a toy. I needed the 8 i…