Portable Audio Digital Recorders

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Zoom F3 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Field Recorder

Zoom F3 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Field Recorder

B&H # ZOF3 MFR # ZF3
Key Features
  • For Videographers & Sound Recordists
  • 2 Ultralow-Noise Mic Pres via XLR Jacks
  • No Gain Adjustment Needed
  • 32-Bit Float Recording Avoids Clipping
$29999
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Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule (Black)

Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule (Black)

B&H # ZOH4NPROBLK MFR # H4N PRO BLACK
Key Features
  • Sleek Black Finish and Red Accent
  • Onboard Stereo Mic and Built-In Speaker
  • Dual XLR-1/4" Mic/Line/Instrument Inputs
  • Overdubbing and 4-Channel Recording
$16999
Reg. $199.99
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Zoom H1essential 2-Track 32-Bit Float Portable Audio Recorder

B&H # ZOH1E MFR # H1ESSENTIAL
Key Features
  • Portable, Easy-to-Use Audio Recorder
  • Musicians, Content Creators & Podcasters
  • 32-Bit Float: No Level Adjustment Needed
  • Onboard X/Y Mics Handle up to 120 dB
$9999
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Zoom H6 All Black 6-Input / 6-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Single Mic Capsule (Black)

B&H # ZOH6B MFR # ZH6AB
Key Features
  • Live/Location Recording & Podcasting
  • Swappable X/Y Stereo Mic Capsule
  • 4 x XLR-1/4" Mic/Line Inputs with Pads
  • Fast, User-Friendly Operability
$17999
Reg. $249.99
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Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone (Black)

B&H # ZOH1N MFR # ZH1N
Key Features
  • Speech, Sound Effects & Music Recording
  • Onboard Stereo Mic, Built-In Speaker
  • 3.5mm Mic/Line Input with Plug-In Power
  • Simple Layout of Common Controls
$5999
Reg. $119.99
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TASCAM DR-10L Pro Field Recorder and Lavalier Microphone

B&H # TADR10LPRO MFR # DR-10L PRO
Key Features
  • Lightweight Belt Pack Recorder with Lav
  • 32-Bit Float & Dual ADC Avoids Clipping
  • microSDXC Support for up to 512GB
  • 24.5 Hours on Two AAA Lithium Batteries
$19900
Reg. $219.00
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Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder with Lavalier Mic and Timecode Support

B&H # TETRACKE MFR # TR1-US
Key Features
  • For YouTube, Vlog, Music, Journalism
  • Lav Mic with Locking 3.5mm Connector
  • Wireless Control and Monitoring via App
  • Timecode I/O via 3.5mm Connector
$34900
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Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule (Brown)

B&H # ZOH4NPROBRWN MFR # H4N PRO BROWN
Key Features
  • Sleek Brown Finish and Red Accent
  • Onboard Stereo Mic and Built-In Speaker
  • Dual XLR-1/4" Mic/Line/Instrument Inputs
  • Overdubbing and 4-Channel Recording
$14999
Reg. $199.99
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TASCAM DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone (White)

B&H # TADR10LW MFR # DR-10LW
Key Features
  • Videography, Interviews, Weddings, Vlogs
  • Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
  • Limiter & Auto-Level Prevent Distortion
  • Records Broadcast WAV with Safety Track
$11900
Reg. $169.00
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TASCAM DR-10L Pro Field Recorder with Bluetooth Adapter Kit

B&H # TADR10LPROAK
Key Features
  • Lightweight Belt Pack Recorder with Lav
  • 32-Bit Float & Dual ADC Avoids Clipping
  • microSDXC Support for up to 512GB
  • 24.5 Hours on Two AAA Lithium Batteries
$23800
Reg. $258.00
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TASCAM Portacapture X8 32-Bit 8-Channel Multitrack Field Recorder

B&H # TAHRAR MFR # PORTACAPTURE X8
Key Features
  • Music, Field, Podcast & Voice Recording
  • Detachable Adjustable Condenser Mics
  • Four XLR-1/4" Inputs with Phantom Power
  • Color Touchscreen, Application Presets
$39900
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Zoom PodTrak P4 Portable Multitrack Podcast Recorder with 2-Person Podcast Mic Pack Kit

B&H # ZOPTP4PCREC2
Key Features
  • PodTrak P4 Multitrack Podcast Recorder
  • 2 x ZDM-1 Dynamic Mics & Windscreens
  • 2 x Headphones, Tabletop Stands, XLRs
  • 4 x High-Gain XLR Mic Inputs with +48V
$26997
Reg. $309.97
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Zoom H4essential 4-Track 32-Bit Float Portable Audio Recorder

B&H # ZOH4NPROE MFR # H4ESSENTIAL
Key Features
  • Portable, Intuitive Audio Recorder
  • Musicians, Content Creators & Podcasters
  • 32-Bit Float: No Level Adjustment Needed
  • Onboard X/Y Mics Handle up to 130 dB
$19999
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Zoom PodTrak P4 Portable Multitrack Podcast Recorder

B&H # ZOPTP4PCREC MFR # P4
Key Features
  • 4 x High-Gain XLR Mic Inputs with +48V
  • 4 x Independent Headphone Outputs
  • 4 x Sound Pads for Music and Samples
  • Simultaneous TRRS & USB Call-Ins
$14999
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Tentacle Sync TRACK E Pocket Audio Recorder Basic Box with Timecode Support (Recorder Unit Only)

B&H # TETRACKEBB MFR # TR1-B-US
Key Features
  • For YouTube, Vlog, Music, Journalism
  • Locking 3.5mm Microphone Input
  • Wireless Control and Monitoring via App
  • Timecode I/O via 3.5mm Connector
$24900
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TASCAM DR-40X 4-Channel / 4-Track Portable Audio Recorder and USB Interface with Adjustable Mic

B&H # TADR40X MFR # DR-40X
Key Features
  • Podcast, Sound Effects & Music Recording
  • Adjustable Unidirectional Mics
  • Dual XLR-1/4" Inputs w/ Phantom Power
  • Stereo Safety Track Record Mode
$15499
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TASCAM DR-10L Micro Portable Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone (Black)

B&H # TADR10L MFR # DR-10L
Key Features
  • Videography, Interviews, Weddings, Vlogs
  • Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
  • Limiter & Auto-Level Prevent Distortion
  • Records Broadcast WAV with Safety Track
$16900
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Zoom H6essential 6-Track 32-Bit Float Portable Audio Recorder

B&H # ZOH6E MFR # H6ESSENTIAL
Key Features
  • Flagship Handheld Audio Recorder
  • Filmmakers, Musicians & Content Creators
  • 32-Bit Float: No Level Adjustment Needed
  • Removable X/Y Mics Handle up to 135 dB
$29999
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Expected availability: End of Mar 2024

Zoom F8n Pro 8-Input / 10-Track Multitrack Field Recorder

B&H # ZOF8NP MFR # ZF8NPRO
Key Features
  • Location Recording and Filmmaking
  • 32-Bit Float Recording Avoids Clipping
  • 8 x High-Gain, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
  • Records 8 Inputs & Stereo Mix
$1,09999
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Zoom M3 MicTrak Stereo Shotgun Microphone and Recorder

B&H # ZOZM3 MFR # ZM3
Key Features
  • Bidirectional Stereo Shotgun Microphone
  • For Reporting, Audio for Video, Film
  • 2-Channel Stereo Recording
  • 48 kHz / 32-Bit Floating Point Sampling
$16999
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Zoom H5 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Interchangeable X/Y Mic Capsule

B&H # ZOH5 MFR # ZH5
Key Features
  • Live/Location Recording & Podcasting
  • Swappable Stereo Mic, Built-In Speaker
  • Dual XLR-1/4" Mic/Line Inputs
  • Fast, User-Friendly Operability
$24999
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TASCAM DR-60DmkII 4-Input / 4-Track Multitrack Field Recorder

B&H # TADR60DMKII MFR # DR-60DMKII
Key Features
  • Filmmaking, TV, and Web Broadcast
  • Optimized for DSLR Shooters
  • Dual XLR-1/4" Inputs with Phantom Power
  • 3.5mm Mic/Line Input with Plug-In Power
$16900
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TASCAM DR-70D 6-Input / 4-Track Multi-Track Field Recorder with Onboard Omni Microphones

B&H # TADR70D MFR # DR-70D
Key Features
  • Filmmaking, TV & Web Broadcast
  • Optimized for DSLR Shooters
  • Dual Onboard Omnidirectional Microphones
  • 4 x XLR-1/4" Inputs with Phantom Power
$26445
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Sound Devices MixPre-6 II 6-Channel / 8-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder

B&H # SOMIXPRE6II MFR # MIXPRE-6 II
Key Features
  • For Location Recording, Filmmaking & VR
  • 32-Bit Recording / 32-Bit USB Streaming
  • Record up to 192 kHz, Stream at 96 kHz
  • 4 x High-Gain, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
$1,06000
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Sound Devices MixPre-3 II 3-Channel / 5-Track Multitrack 32-Bit Field Recorder

B&H # SOMIXPRE3II MFR # MIXPRE-3 II
Key Features
  • Field Recording, Filmmaking & Podcasting
  • 32-Bit Recording / 32-Bit USB Streaming
  • Record up to 192 kHz, Stream to 96 kHz
  • 3 x High-Gain, Low-Noise Mic Preamps
$89500
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TASCAM Portacapture X6 32-Bit 6-Channel Multitrack Field Recorder

B&H # TAPORTX6 MFR # PORTACAPTURE X6
Key Features
  • Ultraportable Six Track Stereo Recorder
  • WAV (BWF) and MP3 Recording
  • Adjustable Stereo Condensers, A/B or X/Y
  • 2 x XLR Mic/Line Inputs, 3.5mm Line Out
$29900
Reg. $369.00
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TASCAM DR-05X 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Audio Recorder with Onboard Stereo Microphone (Black)

B&H # TADR05X MFR # DR-05X
Key Features
  • Speech, Effects, and Music Recording
  • Onboard Omni Mics, Built-In Speaker
  • 3.5mm Mic/Line Input w/ Plug-In Power
  • Built-In Tuner, EQ, and Reverb
$8900
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Zoom H3-VR Handy Audio Recorder with Built-In Ambisonics Mic Array

B&H # ZOH3VR MFR # H3VR
Key Features
  • For Video, Audio, VR & AR Production
  • Ambisonics, Binaural & Stereo Modes
  • Export to 5.1 Surround via Computer
  • Ambisonics Array with Four Microphones
$23999
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Portable Digital Audio Recorders Decoded

Portable digital audio recorders are designed to be compact, easily transportable, and rugged so that audio recordists and videographers can reliably capture sound no matter where they are. Since cameras aren’t designed for optimal audio performance and computers present too much complexity and bulk for on-set applications, portable digital recorders are widely preferred for location sound recording. Whether shooting indie/feature films, developing content for TV or web videos, producing documentaries, or recording demos, rehearsals, and full musical compositions, portable digital recorders offer a convenient solution for realizing high-quality dialogue, sound effects, and live performances.

 

Handheld Recorders

The smallest portable digital recorders are handheld mic recorders; most offer mic/line inputs, user-friendly controls, and headphone/camera outputs in a durable and space-saving housing that can fit in your hand or sit atop a tripod or camera. Handheld recorders frequently feature onboard microphone arrays and XLR-1/4” inputs, allowing you to record a variety of sources or capture stereo sound with nothing more than the recorder itself.

 

Field Recorders

Another type of portable digital recorder designed to be the centerpiece of an audio recordist’s rig is the field recorder. Larger than handheld recorders and designed for life in sound bags, field recorders generally offer more extensive mixing features, more mic preamps and inputs, tactile controls, and higher audio fidelity. Models with timecode functions are even more desirable because they enable synchronization of the recorder and a camera, which can circumvent having to align audio and video files in post-production.

 

Portable Recorder Accessories

There are a host of ways to accessorize a portable digital recorder for enhanced performance and convenience. The inevitability of transporting your recorder and exposing it to the elements makes protective pouches, waterproof cases, and sound bags strongly recommended add-ons. Portable digital recorders with onboard microphones benefit from the addition of foam windscreens or furry windbusters, which reduce problematic sounds stemming from wind noise. Expand your recorder’s sonic flexibility with optional microphones such as interchangeable capsules, lapel mics, or miniature plug-on mics. Miscellaneous cables and adapters simplify the task of interconnecting components such as microphones, transmitters, receivers, cameras, and recorders.

 

Portable digital recorders require power and unsurprisingly, batteries are the most widely used source of power for portable components. Whether it’s replaceable alkaline batteries, rechargeable lithium or NiMH types, internal rechargeable batteries, or pre-configured battery packs, reliable and long-lasting power is vital. Other options may include USB power, AC adapters, and DC battery packs. Look for a device that offers multiple powering methods if you want the most flexibility.