Digital Audio Recorders

Hands-On Review: Nagra LINO and PICO Portable Recorders

Join Rob Rives in this B&H video as he test-drives the Nagra LINO and PICO portable digital audio recorders. You get to hear what they sound like in action, with recorded examples of dialog and acoustic guitar. Rob also walks you through all of the controls on both devices, and shares a great deal of pertinent information about each recorder’s features and capabilities.

Holiday 2012: Recording Audio for Video Productions

When it comes to production sound for film or an original series, quality audio capture is imperative. Bad audio can ruin the experience for everyday viewers and critics alike. In this article, we’ll discuss the elements of an effective and ultra-portable sound recording rig.

Holiday 2012: Portable Multi-Track Recorders

Software isn’t always the most convenient way to make a recording. If you’re on the road or just trying to document a performance, all the necessary accessories to utilize a DAW can be overwhelming and delicate. A portable multi-track recorder, on the other hand, provides an all-in-one solution.

Holiday 2012: HDSLR 101

Hands-On Review: Nagra SD

The confluence of SD card audio recorders for use in DSLR video recording and an eminent recorder company results in the Nagra SD, a handheld recorder that fulfills the promise of the Nagra name.

Tascam DP-24 Solid State Digital Portastudio

Before the desktop digital audio studio there was the Portastudio. Originally recording to cassette tapes, the system ushered in the era of “everyone can do it.” Over three decades later the concept still lives on, but now the fragile tapes and hard drives have been replaced with solid state SD cards as the recording medium. 

Hands-On with the Olympus LS-100 Portable Recorder

Olympus knows a thing or two about making portable recorders, and its new LS-100 has the distinction of being the highest-quality model the company has ever produced. It features an excellent-sounding pair of built-in stereo condenser microphones, as well as a pair of XLR combo inputs.

The New Tascam DR-100mkII: Markedly Better

The original Tascam DR-100 stood out from the pack for being an extremely well equipped, compact portable digital recorder laden with useful features, like its dual XLR inputs and thumb-friendly level-adjustment dials. Even though it was a popular and well-regarded model, Tascam decided to push things further.

The New XLR-Equipped Olympus LS-100 Portable Recorder

Portable digital recorders that feature dual XLR inputs are popular among musicians and audio engineers and they’re also the tool of choice for recording the sound for video productions. Until recently, there were only a few handheld digital recorders with XLR inputs available, but the announcement of the Olympus LS-100 adds an attractive new option to the menu.

The Marantz PMD661: Portable Digital Recording Made Easy

There are many options in the portable digital recorder market today, but there aren't too many choices that promise a solidly built device designed specifically for broadcast professionals. One such recorder is the Marantz PMD661, and it's packed with many useful features that may not be immediately apparent.

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