|Re: OT:Retiring an old friend :-)|
Message #8 Posted by Bill (Smithville, NJ) on 30 July 2011, 8:03 p.m.,
in response to message #7 by Steve Leibson
I'm going to hi-jack this thread. :)
Just looked at the specs on the Zoom H1 and it looks interesting. Have you used it for live concerts? How did it do?
Couple of years ago, I was looking at two digital recorders - the Edirol R-09 and the M-Audio Microtack. They were basically comparable but the R-09 had replaceable batteries versus non-replaceable rechargables on the M-Audio. I went with R-09 and am very pleased with it. But it wasn't cheap at the time.
So, was just wondering how a $100 recorder today compares with an older more expensive recorder. I know prices keep coming down, while features go up.
We have free concerts on the beach here, and I've been very pleased with the recording results. I usually sit about 20-30 feet from the stage and the sound system speaker are about 15-20 feet either side. I do get some low level chatter from the people around me, but it's really not too bad. Occansionaly, catch the sounds of a motor boat or airplane, but that's just the ambiance of recording live.
Sorry for hi-jacking the thread, but was curious abot the H1.