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Which Audio Recorders for Filmmaking Do I Still Use?
Which Audio Recorders  for Filmmaking Do I Still Use?
We have reviewed several recorders over the last several years at various price points and with different feature sets. While I attempted to be very thorough in those reviews, nothing can replace the ...
We have reviewed several recorders over the last several years at various price points and with different feature sets. While I attempted to be very thorough in those reviews, nothing can replace the experience of working with a recorder over a longer period of time. Now that I have more experience with each of these audio mixers/recorders, let’s talk about what I’ve found since I posted the reviews.

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Gear mentioned in this episode:

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Zoom H1 Handy Recorder (3.5mm microphone input - I use with lavalier microphones)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2cxIZdW

B&H: /redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fc%2Fproduct%2F1260111-REG%2Fzoom_h1b_h1_ultra_portable_digital_audio.html%2FBI%2F19904%2FKBID%2F12941%2Fkw%2FZOH1B%2FDFF%2Fd10-v2-t1-xZOH1B&redir_token=CpEPbI5ZHq3U3-Mx0A5RAeRK2O18MTUxMDE2MDg4NkAxNTEwMDc0NDg2&v=PRd-nZGGSv4&event=video_description

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Tascam DR-05 (small recorder with stereo microphones - good when you need a quick and dirty recording)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2do1J1c

B&H: /redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fc%2Fproduct%2F1218047-REG%2Ftascam_dr_05br_dr_05_portable_handheld_digital.html%2FBI%2F19904%2FKBID%2F12941%2Fkw%2FTADR05BR%2FDFF%2Fd10-v2-t1-xTADR05BR&redir_token=CpEPbI5ZHq3U3-Mx0A5RAeRK2O18MTUxMDE2MDg4NkAxNTEwMDc0NDg2&v=PRd-nZGGSv4&event=video_description

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Tascam DR-60DmkII (my favorite affordable XLR recorder/mixer)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2csc2kS

B&H: /redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fc%2Fproduct%2F1084690-REG%2Ftascam_dr_60mkii_portable_recorder_for_dslr.html%2FBI%2F19904%2FKBID%2F12941%2Fkw%2FTADR60DMKII%2FDFF%2Fd10-v2-t1-xTADR60DMKII&redir_token=CpEPbI5ZHq3U3-Mx0A5RAeRK2O18MTUxMDE2MDg4NkAxNTEwMDc0NDg2&v=PRd-nZGGSv4&event=video_description

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Zoom H4n Pro

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2csaC9W

B&H: /redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fc%2Fproduct%2F1253811-REG%2Fzoom_h4npro_4_channel_handy_recorder.html%2FBI%2F19904%2FKBID%2F12941%2Fkw%2FZOH4NPRO%2FDFF%2Fd10-v2-t1-xZOH4NPRO&redir_token=CpEPbI5ZHq3U3-Mx0A5RAeRK2O18MTUxMDE2MDg4NkAxNTEwMDc0NDg2&v=PRd-nZGGSv4&event=video_description

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Zoom H6 (good 4 XLR mixer/recorder)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2cQ46eO

B&H: /redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fc%2Fproduct%2F967366-REG%2Fzoom_h6_handy_audio_recorder.html%2FBI%2F19904%2FKBID%2F12941%2Fkw%2FZOH6%2FDFF%2Fd10-v2-t1-xZOH6&redir_token=CpEPbI5ZHq3U3-Mx0A5RAeRK2O18MTUxMDE2MDg4NkAxNTEwMDc0NDg2&v=PRd-nZGGSv4&event=video_description

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Tascam DR-701D (4 XLR mixer/recorder with HDMI control)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dlFnuo

B&H: /redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fc%2Fproduct%2F1189478-REG%2Ftascam_dr_701d_linear_pcm_recorder.html%2FBI%2F19904%2FKBID%2F12941%2Fkw%2FTADR701D%2FDFF%2Fd10-v2-t1-xTADR701D&redir_token=CpEPbI5ZHq3U3-Mx0A5RAeRK2O18MTUxMDE2MDg4NkAxNTEwMDc0NDg2&v=PRd-nZGGSv4&event=video_description

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Zoom F4 (coming soon)

Amazon: Coming soon

B&H: /redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fc%2Fproduct%2F1260110-REG%2Fzoom_zf4_f4_multitack_field_recorder.html%2FBI%2F19904%2FKBID%2F12941%2Fkw%2FZOF4%2FDFF%2Fd10-v2-t1-xZOF4&redir_token=CpEPbI5ZHq3U3-Mx0A5RAeRK2O18MTUxMDE2MDg4NkAxNTEwMDc0NDg2&v=PRd-nZGGSv4&event=video_description

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Zoom F8 (Great 8 XLR, pro-sumer grade recorder/mixer)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2de1UZz

B&H: /redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bhphotovideo.com%2Fc%2Fproduct%2F1140426-REG%2Fzoom_zf8_f8_field_recorder.html%2FBI%2F19904%2FKBID%2F12941%2Fkw%2FZOF8%2FDFF%2Fd10-v2-t1-xZOF8&redir_token=CpEPbI5ZHq3U3-Mx0A5RAeRK2O18MTUxMDE2MDg4NkAxNTEwMDc0NDg2&v=PRd-nZGGSv4&event=video_description

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Sound Devices 633 (Pro grade mixer/recorder)

DVeStore: /redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dvestore.com%2Fguy-says-gear-reviews%2Faudio%2Faudio-recorders-mixers%2Fsound-devices-633-six-input-compact-mixer-with-10-track-recorder%2F%23aid%3D6242&redir_token=CpEPbI5ZHq3U3-Mx0A5RAeRK2O18MTUxMDE2MDg4NkAxNTEwMDc0NDg2&v=PRd-nZGGSv4&event=video_description

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Copyright 2016 by Curtis Judd

Ethics statement: Some of the links above are affiliate links which means that if you click on them and buy, I get a small commission. You don't pay more by clicking these links than if you just went to the retailer’s web site on your own. I use the proceeds to buy additional gear to review and help you improve your sound, lighting, and video. Thanks for your support!
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