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26Feb Zoom h4n memory card load times and the slow boot problem

A number of you have sent me emails about incredibly slow boot times when using the Zoom h4n. Instead of replying to the question multiple times, I thought it might be easier to address it here. The Zoom h4n is a pretty decent field recorder for the price, but it doesn’t seem to play well […]

07Feb Tascam DR-60d $199 with a free copy of Pluraleyes 3

If you are in the market for a field recorder, B&H has the Tascam DR-60d field recorder on sale for just $199 and that includes a free copy of Pluraleyes 3. That’s a pretty darn good price for an excellent little field recorder. Pluraleyes also adds a lot of value and is an excellent way […]

10Dec Missed the Tascam DR-60d? Zoom h4n on sale for $169

If you missed out on the Tascam DR-60d sale there is still hope. Right now, you can pick up the Zoom h4n for just $169 with free shipping on amazon. The h4n is still a very decent 4 track field recorder with a lot of great features for the price. As with the Tascam DR-60d […]

15Aug Azden SGM 2X tested with the Zoom h4n

A number of you mentioned that the Zoom h4n doesn’t have enough built in gain to record a strong signal from the Azden SGM 2X. I’ve used the microphone in the past with a number of field recorders and didn’t recall having this problem. But it’s been a long time since I’ve used it with […]

06Apr Tascam DR-40 V.s. Zoom H4n features or price?

I’ve had the Tascam Dr-40 for quit some time, but until Tascam added the firmware update that gives you independent control of the input volume, I hadn’t really considered it a true competitor to the Zoom h4n. However, now that this feature is available, the Tascam Dr-40 is a very affordable alternative to the Zoom […]

31Mar Tascam DR-40 Firmware installation video guide

A few folks e-mailed me that were having trouble installing the Tascam DR-40 firmware update so I figured the easiest thing to do was put together a how to guide. It also gave me a chance to do a little filming and editing with the Canon 5d mark III, but more on that in another post. […]

29Mar Tascam DR-40 Firmware upgrade adds independent volume control

The Tascam DR-40 just got a little bit better. With the release of the new Tascam DR-40 1.10 firmware you now have the ability to independently control either audio input. This brings the DR-40 a little bit closer to the Zoom h4n. If you’re interested in upgrading the firmware on your DR-40 here’s the link […]

06Mar Is it safe to use an XLR Y cable with phantom power on your field recorder?

I often get the question “Is it safe to use and XLR Y cable with phantom power?”. The short answer is yes, but there is sometimes confusion when it comes to phantom power, so I thought it might be helpful to answer the question in a little more detail. Phantom power consists of a DC voltage supplied […]

30Sep Field recorders a short round up.

When I pitted the Zoom h1 against the Tascam DR-05, I had planned to sell one of them off, but as of yet I haven’t taken the time to do it.  Four hand held field recorders are probably two too many. I generally need a very small unit for quick and easy audio work, and […]

29Sep Tascam DR-40 – First impressions

The Tascam DR-40 finally showed up on my door step this morning after several shipping delays. A few of the features seem very interesting, like the ability to record 2 copies of the same audio, each at different levels and the ability to over-dub and extra audio track, but I’ll cover more of those features […]