Recording device for interviewing people

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Vorago, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    I'm looking for a device to record peoples voice while interviewing them.

    I know these recorders that use little tapes but I imagine that there's a whole new league of digital recorders out there.


    Many thanks :)
  2. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    If you got an Ipod, why not just use a blue mic?
    Blue Microphones
  3. PaulNYC


    Apr 2, 2009
    New York, NY
    i got paid for a gig once.
    zoom h2
  4. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I have and recommend the Zoom H1. I see Tascam has a similar model on sale for 50.00 on some online music dealers.
  5. pbd

    pbd Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2003
    Metro Detroit
    owner Procables N Sound
    I have a line 6 Back track that I am very fond of. Not very expensive either.

    How about an app for your smartphone? I don't have a smartphone myself but I've seen some of the young guys around church using apps to record with.

    my 2 cents,
    Todd :)
  6. nervous

    nervous Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Beautiful Central, NY
    Another option:

    Tascam DR-03

    Product: DR-03 | TASCAM


    My daughter currently uses this unit for that very purpose.
  7. Papa Dangerous

    Papa Dangerous

    Feb 1, 2011
    I agree with the others and say go Zoom. The H1 can be purchased starting at $99. However, the Zoom H4n - about $290 - is a great tool for recording anything. I have heard people talk about how incredible the quality is for recording their performances with a full band. All it takes is the proper placement of it, and you can get really good quality. Otherwise, the H1 is more than enough for just talking.

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