In this video, we spend a few minutes checking out these two Tascam handheld digital recorders. Both feature built-in stereo microphones and capture high-fideltiy audio. They are simple and intuitive to use.
The Tascam DR-1 is a popular portable digital recorder with all of the essential features you need like great sounding built-in mics, WAV and MP3 recording, and USB 2.0 connectivity. There's an impressive amount of favorable customer reviews on the B&H website about this model. The DR-1 normally sells for $249, but for a limited time you can grab one at B&H for $149.95 with free shipping. If you've been considering getting a device to record "double system" sound on a DSLR video shoot, this is a great opportunity...
The biggest and craziest trade show of the year in pro audio just took place in Anaheim California. NAMM is the place where new products get announced, buzz gets generated, and audio nerds like myself get to map out how we're going to squander our hard earned dollars over the course of the next 12 months. Even though the announcements of the 2010 NAMM haven't been the most drool-inducing of all time, there were still plenty of things to be excited about this year. Here are the highlights:
Portable digital recorders are the hottest products in the pro audio world right now, and they make an ideal gift for anyone interested in location sound or live music recording. These handheld recorders are designed to capture professional-quality audio for applications such as music production, podcasting, and professional journalism. In the not-too-distant past these digital recorders were quite expensive (compared to today's prices) and one's choices were rather limited. Today, every major pro audio manufacturer has an affordable, feature-packed model to consider.
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