Field Recording

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Field Recording

Post by Frozt » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:07 am

Hey y'all. I'd like everyone's input because I'm thinking of getting a Zoom H1 for doing field recording, like interviews outside of my "home studio" (that means outside of my current bedroom). I am on a bit of a budget which is why I'm seriously considering the H1. The other one I considered (vs all the cheap ones from the 80's/90's college recorders) was the Tascam DR05.
Suggestions?Idea's? input would be greatly valued.

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Re: Field Recording

Post by StargatePioneer » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:56 pm

We have a few people with them on the GonnaGeek network. Nearly all of them have ended up upgrading to the Zoom H5 because you can plug a normal XLR microphone into them. In fact Lauren was able to grab this interview due to her Zoom H5 and an Audio Technica AT2005: https://youtu.be/uGIu8W7q3XA

Out of the two (H1 and DR-05) I'd lean towards the H1 personally. The menu structure ont he DR-05 was a bit difficult for me to set. But I haven't actually operated a H1. I know Stephen has though. Maybe he has some insights. He's one of the folks that upgraded. But he upgraded to a Zoom H6 instead of a Zoom H5.
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Re: Field Recording

Post by StargatePioneer » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:46 pm

Interestingly enough I was talking to Daniel J Lewis and he mentioned that he used an H1 at the last NAB conference to get interviews on the floor. The way he did it was interesting. He used a Shure SM7B windscreen and covered the main body with a mic flag so it looked like a wireless hand held microphone. He said it worked pretty good that way.


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Re: Field Recording

Post by joshuacliston » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:36 pm

After several mic and recorder changes over the past 6years, I've settled on the following for field recordings:

• 2 * Sennheiser MD46 mics >>> Zoom H5 recorder (44100 16bit .wav)

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Re: Field Recording

Post by StargatePioneer » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:19 am

joshuacliston wrote:After several mic and recorder changes over the past 6years, I've settled on the following for field recordings:

• 2 * Sennheiser MD46 mics >>> Zoom H5 recorder (44100 16bit .wav)
Great choice in my opinion.


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Re: Field Recording

Post by yakko » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:50 am

Another option if you need to save a little money, but it's a bit more clunky, is the iRig Pre. It lets you use an XLR mic on your phone, and works great. But as I said, it is a bit clunky. After using both this and a recorder, I'd say go for the recorder if you have the money.

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