Tascam makes excellent small portable digital audio recorders. We have
two of them we use for field recordings at the TV station I volunteer
for. We use them for quick easy fill-in sound coverage when we need to
mic shows and events with something portable and easy to use. We've
recorded events up to four hours long on one charge. The batteries are
rechargeable through any USB device. There are some great setting
options. The quality of the mics/sound is very good for the size of the
unit and price. You can select uncompressed WAV format or MPG3. They can
take a TRS input, have earphone jacks and are very rugged. The accessory
kit comes with case, windsock and small flexible tripod (which is
extremely useful). They are easy to operate. I highly recommend them.
Media Transfer Service, LLC
On 4/14/2013 1:59 PM, Peter Hirsch wrote:
> I seem to recall the discussion of decent quality portable digital
> (audio) recorders on this list a year or three back.
> Can I get suggestions from out there for something pocket sized that
> costs up to $250 (or so) that I can use at those moments when I am
> saying to myself "I wish I had something to record that (birdcalls,
> subway musicians, environmental sounds, etc. - I'm not talking super
> hi-fidelity concert recording) with".
> "No smart phones need apply"
> Peter Hirsch