Field Recorders

I receive many requests for recommendations about recorders. As everyone’s interest and budget is different it is not an easy question to answer. I wrote a series of six articles to at least attempt to guide individuals towards a system that will be of benefit to them.

Instead of giving an in-depth review of each recorder I will give a general overview by bringing together links of forums, reviews, sound clips and videos on YouTube.

These articles can be found at:

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Field Recorders – Pt 1

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Field Recorders – Pt 2

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Field Recorders – Pt 3

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Field Recorders – Pt 4

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Field Recording – Microphones

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Field Recording – Sound Editors

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Field Recording – Free Sound Editors

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Field Recording – Portable Sound Recorder Overview Charts

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2 Responses to “Field Recorders”

  1. John says:

    Hi Stan,

    Just wanted to past this along to you about field recorders. It gives a compairison of how good they are. I found that the wihite noise is what is important and the Sony PCM-M10 has none at all! And, it has a battery life of 43 hrs. Here' the web site and listen to the "speech" section test.

    http://www.wingfieldaudio.com/portable-recorder-s

    By the way I find that your site is very well put together and gives great info. on things.

    John-Whoop Whoop Whoop!

  2. stancourtney says:

    Hi John,

    My goal in field recording is multi-faceted.

    For me to use a field recorder it needs to have –

    1. Excellent sound quality.

    2. Long battery life.

    3. Long recording storage.

    The PCM-M10 is getting good reviews. Using the microSD card instead of a SDHC allows it to only have a 16 GB vs the 32GB card that both the H-2 and LS-11 use.

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