I am talking like boom box budget. There does not seem to be anything on the market that get a clear recording like the old boom boxes used to get. I bought a used one but the tape deck would not run, I used my old one and the tape deck would not run. I bought a old style cassette recorder and used that. The motor had some issues and were noisy. It made the recording pretty awful. Short of buying one of those 4 track recorders I don't see anything that works well. SO much for progress. I do have a digital lecture recorder but the bass drums distort it, not bad but I need a better recording. Is there any way to filter the mike?