Topic: Zoom Portable Digital Recorders?
This is a bit off-topic, but I figured SOMEBODY out there has to own one of these for capturing licks, etc. I'm primarily interested in the H4, which has two auxiliary mic inputs.
I would be using this to record voice-overs on the fly (i.e. testimonials and interviews to be edited into full productions later). I would hardly EVER use it to record music (so he says NOW) so I don't need incredible dynamic range.
My question: The price of this recorder seems so out of line with everything else available to starving musicians these days (you can STILL buy a drumset for $399???) and I wonder if it's really that much better than the $39 voice recorders you can buy at Staples. I've used one of the office store cheapies with a Shure SM58 mic crammed into the 1/8" jack and it produced some pretty impressive results. Of course, I'd like to avoid having to use three adapters to connect my mic...
So, should I put the H4 out of my head, or should I go out and buy one and hope that business picks up again soon?