A portable audio recorder is usually a small device designed to record any type of sounds, such as: live shows, rehearsals, interviews, lectures, conversations, etc. As opposed to traditional voice recorders, portable audio recorders offer some better audio quality, more advanced types of microphones, additional features, extra memory space, and much more. People love portable recorders because of the sheer number of tasks they do well. Portable digital audio recorders are designed to be compact, easily transportable, and rugged They’ve got stellar battery life, provide great audio quality, and have awesome features that are useful to any audio engineer. Choosing the right portable recorder is quite easy. You just need to understand what functions you need and what functions are unnecessary.
Portable recorders are divided into simple and more sophisticated devices. The easy-to-use recorders fit in the palm of your hand and have built-in microphones. The more sophisticated devices, which are a bit like regular audio interfaces, may not have built-in microphones, but usually have XLR inputs for advanced audio capabilities. There are also combo versions of recorders with a built-in camera. The larger the device the more likely it is to boast better quality components or features that enable you to capture higher-grade audio. Handheld recorders get better and more powerful every year. There is a big price gap between cheap recorders that do not provide enough quality and professional recorders of acceptable quality.
Many digital audio recorders are made of light-weight plastic, while others have metal casings. Metal casings have several advantages. They tend to be slightly more resistant to falls and breakage. They also reduce hand-held noise when using the built-in microphone.
Today, almost all portable recorders have built-in microphones, which work great and make setup quick and easy. Internal microphones are very convenient, and you don't have to mess around with extra equipment and cables. But as your skills get more advanced, convenience might be less important for you and in the future you may prefer an external microphone. Portable audio recorders come with different audio recording capabilities. For instance, some can only record a single track at a time. But there are also recorders that record several tracks at once.
Storage space is a nonissue with most handheld recorders. Almost all handheld recorders are compatible with external SD and SDHC cards that provide storage up to 32GB. Some higher-end models are SDXC card compatible, which allows them to store upward of 128GB of data.
Handheld recorders can record audio at amazing resolutions. They commonly record at 24-bit/92kHz, and some can record audio at rates of 24-bit/192kHz. Cheap voice recorders compress the sound when recording. This reduces the overall quality. Choose a recorder that allows you to record uncompressed sound.
Portable digital recorders require power and unsurprisingly, batteries are the most widely used source of power for portable components. Whether it’s replaceable alkaline batteries, rechargeable lithium or NiMH types, internal rechargeable batteries, or pre-configured battery packs, reliable and long-lasting power is vital. Other options may include USB power, AC adapters, and DC battery packs. Look for a device that offers multiple powering methods if you want the most flexibility.
There are a host of ways to accessorize a portable digital recorder for enhanced performance and convenience. The inevitability of transporting your recorder and exposing it to the elements makes protective waterproof cases and bags strongly recommended add-ons. Portable digital recorders with onboard microphones benefit from the addition of foam windscreens or furry windbusters, which reduce problematic sounds stemming from wind noise. Expand your recorder’s sonic flexibility with optional microphones such as interchangeable capsules, lapel mics, or miniature plug-on mics. Miscellaneous cables and adapters simplify the task of interconnecting components such as microphones, transmitters, receivers, etc.
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