Whether you've been recording for years or are just starting out, a portable digital recorder is a
great way to ensure that you'll be set to record whenever and wherever you need to. The quality and
convenience of a portable digital recorder makes them the perfect option for users who want the
added ability of transportation to go along with high quality audio recording capabilities.
Advantages of a Portable Digital Recorder
Let's face it; most of us are unable to run out
to a professional recording studio whenever inspiration strikes. Fortunately, with a portable
digital recorder, you won't need to. A portable digital recorder gives you the ability to record
everything from your private practice session to live bands, all on the go with a light weight,
battery operated recording unit.
The wide variety of portable digital recorder units on the market today means you'll be able
to find one that perfectly fits your portable recording needs. With a user friendly hand-held
stereo recorder or a portable multi-track at your disposal you'll be ready to record at the drop of
a dime. Then, once your tracks are recorded, you'll be able to easily transfer your songs from your
portable digital recorder to your computer using either high speed USB or an SD-card.
Types of Portable Digital Recorders
Handheld Digital Recorders
-For users looking to capture a great audio recording
of themselves practicing at home, jamming with a full band, or even performing live, a hand-held
stereo recorder makes for the perfect portable digital recorder. Not only are hand-held stereo
recorders small enough to fit into your gig bag, but they're also amazingly powerful and incredibly
easy to use. In fact, with hand-held digital recording devices, you won't need any additional
equipment to start recording, just press "record" and you're on your way.
H1 Handy Recorder
for example packs a powerful punch in a remarkably small, light-weight unit.
With studio quality microphones built into the unit, recording your music is as easy as pressing a
button. The Zoom H1 will even set the recording levels itself to ensure that you capture all the
nuances of your playing. Plus, with dual on-board microphones designed to give you a stereo
recording that accentuates the depth of your music while eliminating phase-shifting issues, the
Zoom H1 combines the easy of hand-held stereo recorders with the quality of more complex units.
Multi-track Digital Recorders
- If you're looking for a portable digital recorder
with a little more control and greater breadth, a portable multi-track unit will be right up your
alley. With the ability to record several tracks at the same time and then edit or add more as you
go, a portable multi-track is perfect for users looking for most of the features of a professional
studio in a highly portable package.
BR800 Digital Recorder
is a perfect example of efficiency and quality coming together to make a
powerful portable digital recording unit perfect for nearly every occasion. Like the Zoom H1, the
Boss BR800 has built in stereo microphones, runs on batteries, and is easy to operate. In addition,
the Boss BR800 gives you the ability to record up to four tracks at once through connected
microphones, and then overdub, edit, add and erase additional tracks. And when you're all done
recording, the Boss BR800 lets you playback 8 tracks simultaneously, giving you the ability to mix
on the go wherever you are.
With a portable digital recorder at your disposal you'll never be without a quick and easy
means of capturing your music wherever you are. Whether relying on the amazing simplicity of a
hand-held stereo recorder or the power and diversity of a portable multi-track, you can be sure to
find a portable digital recorder that will get the job done.