i’m looking to buy some good-quality portable recorder for pairing it with renoise
recording ambient noises, recording instruments, everyday sounds that i could eventually turn into instruments, and alike creative paths.
I was looking at tascam dr40/dr05 at the moment
Any recommendation, from owners?
I have a Roland R-26. I love it. Great sound quality. Interface is easily accessible. Just got a pair of Roland CS-10EM Binaural earbud monitor/mics. Haven’t gotten to play with them much, but sound quality is superb and defintiely going to be good for ambient recordings and such. The R-26 doubles as an audio interface and works under linux.
I would defintiely recommend it. I have no experience with the Tascam, so I have nothing to say about it.
Edit: Battery life is solid. Just uses 4 AA batteries, which is pretty handy.
Problem wirh the zoom is that the batteries go empty quickly (within some weeks) even if it is off. That’s why I always take them out.
I have a DR40, I can definitely recommend it. Does what it should and it’s pretty durable, I’ve dropped mine a few times and it still works great.
If I had to go back though I’d get the DR05 just 'cause it’s cheaper but does all the stuff I use my 40 for.
Make sure you pick up a windscreen if you’re gonna be recording outdoors.
i have the dr 40 and it’s a cool recorder
battery is longtime quality of recording is enouggh