Best gear for taking field recordings while traveling?
June 22, 2009 12:00 PM Subscribe
What compact gear setup is be best for taking general-purpose environmental audio field recordings while traveling?
posted by colinmarshall to technology (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm heading off to New Zealand in November and plan on taking as many field recordings as I can — of the city, of the country, of machinery, of the weather, of people, of water, etc. Can anyone recommend compact, durable, high-capacity devices with which to do this? My hope is for a digital recorder that accepts an XLR mic, both of which should be on the smallish side, but I'm as yet unsure which particular makes and models would work best for capturing the environmental sounds I'm seeking.
(I do realize that there are other threads about field recording technology, but at this point they're quite old, and I'm sure infinitely better devices have been produced in the interim.)