Excerpt: I don't understand why this tape deck is marketed to musicians. Tascam and its retailers should clarify the advertising that while overdubs can be made, this is not a multitrack recorder, so you cannot record multiple tracks and mix them later.
Excerpt: This device records GREAT audio but do spend some time with the manual getting to know this product....as pressing the record button doesn't necessarily record. If you're not skilled in understanding the interface, there is a high opportunity for error that you wil make a mistake.
Excerpt: Let me say that this is a great product if you read the manual. The manual is 60 some pages long and the defaults that are marked in the manual aren't correct. If you are the type of person who is going to sit down with your new recorder and the manual and go through the manual page by page and...
Excerpt: This is a great portable recorder. I usually use the XLR inputs for mics which has yielded terrific audio. I'm still getting the hng of the onboard mics, (i.e. In what situation to use which mic) but my hope is that I just need to figure it out.
Excerpt: I recently upgraded from an H4n which we all had or have. If I only knew then what I know now about sound gear, I would not have bought the H4n. If you want to know the differences between the H4n and this unit, go to KenRockwell.com and read both reviews.
Excerpt: This is a great, simple audio recorder that works really well to record independently or as a sort of pre-amp that runs into the camera. However, the one caveat is you have to increase the gain when paired with a Rode RTG-2 boom microphone. I'm not sure how it would work with another microphone.
Excerpt: This is a handy unit for recording with phantom powered mics, like a shotgun for interview, or a stereo pair for ambience. One great feature is that you have two batteries-an internal rechargable and a place for AAs.
When you receive a new unit, listen to the XLR inputs at high gain.
Excerpt: does a good job. 2 problems I have:
1. rechargeable batter life is poor. About 4 hours on full charge.
2. the XLR mic level knobs are on the side and they are not the easiest to adjust on the fly.
Excerpt: This is a solid field recorder. It is not intuitive but once you get the hang of it, it is a great value. It is a bit bigger than I would like for carrying around but for the price and quality it really is the best.
Excerpt: I'll be using this product to record double system sound for films. Very nice unit with many of the features I will use: high dart rate files, XLR inputs, AC power available. My only negative is that the owners manual is not very clear in some areas, but I was able to figure it all out and I am very...