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Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« on: August 28, 2019, 03:35:50 PM »
Is there a portable battery operated recorder that is considered to have the best internal mics?

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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 03:55:09 PM »
Some potentially helpful threads: https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=185690.0 and https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=182792.0 (you'll have to sort the wheat from the chaff in this thread)
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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 04:16:59 PM »
Is there a portable battery operated recorder that is considered to have the best internal mics?

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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 05:16:53 PM »
Is there a portable battery operated recorder that is considered to have the best internal mics?

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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 06:02:03 PM »
Is there a portable battery operated recorder that is considered to have the best internal mics?

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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2019, 06:06:56 PM »
Is there a portable battery operated recorder that is considered to have the best internal mics?

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None that sound good recording live music. Get mics.👍

OP isn't asking whether internals are better than externals, nor asking whether to get externals.  Your response is off topic at best.  It's like if someone on a car forum asked what's the best four cylinder car and then someone else comes along and says "get a V6."
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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2019, 07:00:11 PM »
Is there a portable battery operated recorder that is considered to have the best internal mics?

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None that sound good recording live music. Get mics.👍

OP isn't asking whether internals are better than externals, nor asking whether to get externals.  Your response is off topic at best.  It's like if someone on a car forum asked what's the best four cylinder car and then someone else comes along and says "get a V6."

That’s pretty much my intent. Because every other source seems to be internal. Pissing in the gene pool.🤮
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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2019, 01:30:41 AM »
Whatever you get, it surely will never be up to some people standards. Get something you're comfortable with, and if other people don't appreciate your recordings, that's their problem, not yours.

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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2019, 10:03:45 AM »
I guess budget must come into it.  Is the OP really asking what's best regardless of price, or what's best at a certain price point?  Also, defining "best" is likely to be pretty subjective.  Most accurate frequency response?  Lowest noise?  Best stereo image?  And so forth.  So not only budget but anticipated use comes into it.
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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2019, 10:20:35 AM »
Whatever you get, it surely will never be up to some people standards. Get something you're comfortable with, and if other people don't appreciate your recordings, that's their problem, not yours.

Absolutely positively agree here!   :clapping:
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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2019, 11:30:32 AM »
Some potentially helpful threads: https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=185690.0 and https://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=182792.0 (you'll have to sort the wheat from the chaff in this thread)

Thanks. Will check them.

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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2019, 11:32:57 AM »
Is there a portable battery operated recorder that is considered to have the best internal mics?

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None that sound good recording live music. Get mics.👍

I have Schoeps Mics and love them. Looking for a a recorder with internals for on stage recording for another reason.

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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2019, 11:39:45 AM »
I guess budget must come into it.  Is the OP really asking what's best regardless of price, or what's best at a certain price point?  Also, defining "best" is likely to be pretty subjective.  Most accurate frequency response?  Lowest noise?  Best stereo image?  And so forth.  So not only budget but anticipated use comes into it.

I was just asking if there was an overall portable that was accepted as best overall internal mics.

My friend who runs video places a ZoomH6 on stage to help beef up lacking house mixes and I was floored at how well it captured the overall band minus the vocals. My only experience with internals mics are from the Tascam DR-2d and they are not good imho. So again I was just wondering if there was a "this" recorder for internal mics. $$ Not an issue.

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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2019, 04:45:28 PM »
I have no first-hand experience with it, but I think this seems very intriguing for the use you have in mind: https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/zoom-h3-vr-handy-recorder
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Re: Portable Recorder with best internal mics?
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2019, 05:04:36 PM »
My only experience with internals mics are from the Tascam DR-2d and they are not good imho.

Seriously?!? Nah, I have it on good authority that the DR-2d internals beat out anything the silly stand tapers use. German mics don't hold a candle...  ;)

On the topic, I have a friend who swears by the internals on his Olympus LS100. I have no personal experience using one, but he has shared some nice recordings with me. I am not sure if they are still in production, though. Probably some new old stock somewhere.

 

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