Posts Tagged ‘best Portable Recorders’


New Zoom H4n: The Next Generation in Handheld Recorders

January 26, 2009

The H4n is Zoom’s most sophisticated handheld recorder to date. The H4n offers up a significantly improved user interface, integral X/Y stereo condenser microphones, a digitally controlled mic pre-amp and the ability to use both internal and external microphones simultaneously for 4-channel recording.

The new Zoom H4n

The Zoom H4n offers superior, built-in X/Y stereo condenser microphones that allow variable recording patterns at either 90° or 120°. The Zoom H4n portable digital recorder has a large 1.9-inch LCD screen, an intuitive interface and an onboard reference speaker. In addition, Zoom has incorporated several of the most popular features from the H2 to the H4n such as Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) compatible time stamp and track marker functions and its autorecord and pre-record features so you never miss a moment.

For musicians and songwriters, the H4n has a more user-friendly multi-track recording capability along with Hi-Z Inputs for recording guitar and bass, variable speed playback capability for “phrase training”, onboard studio effects and over 50 different guitar and bass amp modelling settings. Also, a new stamina mode enables the H4n to operate continuously for an incredible 10 hours on a single set of AA batteries. The Zoom H4n is the most robust digital recorder yet from Zoom, with a rubberised, shock resistant body for improved chassis protection, all-metal microphone design and a built-in mounting joint for tripod and microphone stand use.

The Zoom H4n records high-resolution audio at 24bit/96kHz on SD/SDHC media of up to 32GB and is USB 2.0. The Zoom H4n field recorder is shipped with a 1 GB SD card, wind screen, mic clip adapter, AC adapter, USB cable, protective case and Cubase LE recording software. An optional remote control (The Zoom RC-04) is also available.

The Zoom H4n will be available in stores from Feb/March 2009 with a Suggested Selling Price of £329.99 including VAT. The optional Zoom RC-04 Remote Control will have a Suggested Selling Price of £29.99 including VAT.

For more info and list of New and improved features:

ZOOM H4n Product Page


Christmas Gift Suggestion: Dolphin’s Top 5 Portable Recorders

December 2, 2008

Portable, handheld recorders are fast becoming as common as ipods, and increasingly more people consider them essential tools for their craft! Ideal for recording rehearsals and ideas on the go, field recordings, interviews and much more! Get one this Christmas!

There are many, really good handheld recorders available at Dolphin Music – you are sure to find one that fits your needs and budget. Here’s just some of the 5 best models you can find here!

Edirol R-09HR Including Free 4GB SD CardThe R-09HR is a professional, high-definition recorder that travels light and performs like a heavyweight. With crystal-clear 24/96 fidelity, the R-09HR is the new flagship of EDIROL’s award-winning R-series recorders. Features 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM high-resolution, low-noise recording and more! View details…
Line 6 BackTrack + MicGreat songs begin with great ideas. Capture all your revelations, epiphanies and inspirations the moment they strike. Inspiration Insurance Inspiration is spontaneous, and BackTrack™ + Mic is your guitar’s instant replay button. Easy to use, BackTrack + Mic captures everything you play without ever hitting record. View details…
Zoom H4 4-Track Handy Digital Audio RecorderThe palm-sized Zoom H4 Handy Digital Recorder is ideal for recording live musical performances, interviews, podcasts, meetings, classes and seminars. The Zoom H4 records linear PCM at up to 24-bit/96-kHz sampling rates or compressed MP3 format at up to 320kbps bit rates. View details…
Zoom H2 Handy RecorderThe H2 will record via the integral one point stereo design microphone, and achieves the Mid/Side (MS) Stereo technique by using a 3 microphone capsule configuration and digital signal processing. Affordable and very versatile!  View details…
Yamaha Pocketrak 2GThere are so many compelling reasons to record band rehearsals or music lessons for later review that a portable recorder is an essential item. Recording conferences and meetings has become a matter of course too. Naturally, the smaller and lighter that recorder is, while delivering top-class sound quality, the better. View details…

Still undecided? To view more handheld recorders just click here.


EDIROL R-09HR wins NAMM Best In Show award

July 15, 2008

The original EDIROL R-09 field recorder won several awards and now the new R-09HR is following in its footsteps, scooping a prestigious Best In Show award at this year’s Summer NAMM…

Edirol R-09HR...the best in show!

Edirol R-09HR...the best in show!

This year’s Summer NAMM show in Nashville turned out to be yet another glittering occasion for EDIROL, as the company’s new R-09HR recorder scooped one of the top six Best In Show awards. The annual awards are chosen by six industry experts who rate products based on several factors including innovation, design and ‘must stock’ appeal.
In total 30 products received prizes under various categories but only six made it through to Best In Show, with the R-09HR winning through because of its sound quality, features and computer connectivity.

“Nashville provided the background for a rocking Summer NAMM show that was packed with new products,” says panel moderator Frank Alkyer, publisher of DownBeat, Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines. “Our panel had a slew of gear and services from which to choose, and they brought back some winners.”

More on the R-09HR


The EDIROL R-09HR field recorder is the complete recording package and the follow up to the company’s hugely successful R-09 (which has sold well over 100,000 units, and which has also won several awards including the MIA Innovation award). It features a new and improved performance that offers recording up to 24-bit/96kHz, a lower noise
floor, plus an improved battery life. It also features brand new and better quality microphones plus a large Organic Light Emitting Diode display with a wider viewing angle than that on the R-09.

Usefully the unit also has a small speaker fitted to the back to enable personal monitoring of what you have recorded so headphones are no longer required for monitoring purposes. The design of the R-09HR has also been improved with a rubber-coated body for extra grip, improved battery housing, wireless control and a separate desktop stand.

The R-09HR is available now and retails for £247.95 at Dolphin Music.

Key Features of the R-09HR

  • Superior sound quality – up to 24-bit/96kHz with lower noise 
  • New, high quality microphones 
  • Ultra wide view-ability on large OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display
  • Preview monitor (small speaker) on the rear panel 
  • Wireless Remote Controller included 
  • Cakewalk Pyro Audio Creator LE software included – the ideal software for WAV/MP3 editing
  • Improved design with firm battery housing and rubber-coated body for better grip
  • Small desktop stand included 
  • Wide variety of optional accessories provided at launch (see below)
  • All R-09 Ver.1.30 features and functions available
  • 8GB card compatibility and manual file split