Audio Recorders

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While the original RØDECaster Pro was a formidable podcast-focused production studio, RØDE’s release of the RØDECaster Pro II expands on the success of its predecessor with serious enhancements in sound, connectivity, and adaptability, pushing its feature set into attractive territory for livestreamers, gamers, and musically inclined content creators. This all-in-one solution makes “advanced” effortless with fluid workflows via a large
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If you’ve been thinking about updating your multitrack field recorder to a unit with 32-bit float recording, then Zoom’s new F8n Pro needs to be on your shortlist. This Pro model updates and replaces the popular F8n recorder and now offers two separate analog-to-digital converters, one that handles the high gain settings, and the other taking over for low gain settings. In the real world, this kind of high-resolution recording means
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From its 4K video capabilities and 4-track audio recording to its flip-out color LCD for selfie-style movies and optional app-based remote control, the Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder is a powerful tool for content creators, indie filmmakers, and musicians who need to keep their production setup small and portable. As the successor to the Q8, it provides multiple upgrades in form and function while maintaining the compactness and
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Forget about clipping, forget about gain, and forget about hassle; just power-on the Zoom F3 portable 2-track field recorder and press Record to capture clear, distortion-free sound from your external XLR mics in an instant for your next video shoot, interview, or sound design excursion. With two premium mic preamps and 32-bit float technology, the F3 handles the softest and loudest sounds you can throw at it while avoiding distortion,
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With the Zen Q Synergy Core, Antelope brings you almost everything you’d want in a desktop audio interface: console-grade analog preamps, cutting-edge analog emulation software, essential I/O for recording and mixing, expandability to accommodate room to grow, and the precision clocking fro which Antelope is famous. Start with this Thunderbolt™ 3 interface, and you’ll muscle your way into a formidable, professional studio setup for years
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You need to record high-quality podcasts with multiple people in mission-critical scenarios, so you need a streamlined, portable device to handle multiple people and remote guests all in one shot. Does this sound like you? Then you need to check out Zoom’s PodTrak P8, a dedicated podcasting machine that can handle all of your professional podcasting needs.
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A.B. gives a hands-on review of the PodTrak P4, Zoom's first recorder dedicated specifically to podcasting. Are you a beginner starting a podcast, but fearful of the potential learning curve and expense required? Have you ever wondered how to record a podcast with multiple people? The Zoom PodTrak P4 may be perfect for you! It's small, affordable, extremely versatile, and a cinch to use. Would you add this to your podcast setup? Learn more
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You need to record quality podcasts on a budget, and you need a streamlined, portable device to handle multiple people and remote guests all in one shot. Does this sound like you? Then you need to check out the PodTrak P4, Zoom’s first recorder tailored specifically for podcasting and podcasting alone.
by Eric Calvi ·Posted
This week Lectrosonics announced its new MTCR miniature bodypack digital audio recorder. Designed to travel with your subject, it records audio with time code in circumstances where a wireless transmitter is impractical, but high-quality recording from a lav microphone is essential. It is ideal for difficult audio capture in situations such as extreme sports, public events, complicated documentary shoots, or reality shows. The MTCR
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Just in time for AES, Zoom is releasing the LiveTrak Series L-8, and we at B&H are proud to welcome it into the fold. Now, the LiveTrak series has been around for a while, but never before has its feature set been so thoroughly attractive to podcasters. With six transparent mic preamps, battery power, mix-minus functionality for VoIP, and the ability to record to SD cards and computers at the same time, the L-8 is a board perfect
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Location sound mixing is a demanding art that requires a very specific set of tools and skills; one without the other won’t get you far. Though you can’t purchase talent and dedication from B&H, we do offer the gear you’ll need to make it in the business. As you might suspect, some pieces are slick, but not necessary, while others you don’t want to live without. So, let’s look at 10 essential items for the rig of a serious location sound mixer. 1: Multitrack Field Recorder Obviously, you need something portable on which you can record and
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Let’s talk about the Tape Sync. It’s a term you may not know if you work in music or film. However, the Tape Sync is a good gig in the radio and podcast work, because it can supplement your income, especially during relatively slow weeks. “Tape Sync” is a technical term for a remote interview. If you listen to talk radio, often you’ll hear your favorite host interview a guest. They sound like they’re sitting in the same room—but frequently, they are not. Sure, the host was in the studio, but the guest was hundreds of miles away. How does it
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Timecode is not a movie from 1994 starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and his right or left foot. No, that’s Timecop. But I bet you Timecop was shot with timecode. Why? Because timecode is the standard for keeping things organized on big film shoots—and also, little film shoots. See, three cameras and one audio recorder don’t automatically coordinate with each other. Let’s say some neophyte labels their video file “day 1 scene 1 take 1,” while some other noob goes with “sc1tk1-d1” on the audio recorder’s file. What kind of fresh hell does this make
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Podcasting? Recording music? Need to get good audio for film? One company has your back in the fight for great-sounding audio everywhere. That company is… Zoom. However, Zoom makes a lot of tools for recording, and it can be hard to know which tool to get. So, we’re zooming in on some Zoom models to give you Zoomers (and Boomers, and Millennials—but Zoomers fits with the wordplay here, so let’s go with it) a guide. If you’re podcasting, recording music, or capturing film audio, read on to see which Zoom is right for you. Podcasting Whichever
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Join B&H’s AB as he shows off the Zoom F6, a field recorder that can capture audio in 32-bit floating point. This 6-input, 14-track recorder gives you quiet preamps, a wide dynamic range, and virtually distortion-proof audio files. AB demonstrates the unit and also covers the easy-to-read menu, power supply options, Ambisonics capabilities, and more! Watch more B&H