DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Home Theater (http://www.diychatroom.com/f12/)
-   -   Digital Audio Recorder (http://www.diychatroom.com/f12/digital-audio-recorder-125722/)

seansy59 12-05-2011 08:08 PM

Digital Audio Recorder
 
I'm looking for a digital audio recording with the following requirements so I can record band practice off of a mixer.
It doesn't have to be Hi-Fi. Just decent sound quality.
  • Auxilary/Line in to connect to mixer
  • USB/or SD Card to load audio to computer
  • Decent Sound
  • Under <$50

oberkc 12-06-2011 10:24 AM

How about direct recording to the computer. I use audacity on PC and garageband on Mac.

seansy59 12-06-2011 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oberkc (Post 787346)
How about direct recording to the computer. I use audacity on PC and garageband on Mac.


Thats the one thing I'm trying to get around. I have Audacity, but I don't want to have to drag a desktop computer around. :laughing:

I have a laptop too, but its become too "fragile" to move around. The screen is loose and stuff.

I wanted to fine one of those pocket recorders that have a line in so I can connect it to the output of the mixer, and then transfer the files to the computer. Something with decent sound. Or even just something along the lines of that. It doesn't even need to have a built in mic.

gregzoll 12-06-2011 09:20 PM

Netbook with a SSD drive in it. Otherwise, anything you are looking for, is not going to be under $50. A decent recorder would cost you a couple of hundred, like a Tascam. Here is a list from pssl.com of Field Recorders http://www.pssl.com/Field-Recorders

pyper 12-13-2011 03:45 PM

If you can up your budget just a hair, then an "open box" Zoom H1 from 8thstreet.com for $89.

You won't regret it.

seansy59 12-13-2011 03:48 PM

Thanks everyone for there help. I bought an Olympus digital recorder for $48. Plugged the mixer into the Mic in on the recorder, and it works great. Not HI-FI sound, but its pretty good!


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 PM.