When it comes to audio recorders for music, everyone gravitates toward their own unique setup, whether it’s specific to a music studio, a concert venue, or a home studio. It all depends on the type of sound you’re going for. But if you’re ever in a pinch for a sound bite and don’t have an arsenal of recording gear at your immediate disposal, a portable recorder is the way to go while on the go.
Live recording can always be a little tricky when accounting for environmental noise or unplanned situations, so here are some recommendations for mobile recorders to suit your varying mobile recording needs.
It’s widely accepted that Tascam and Zoom are the two most major competitors for audio recorders on the market - Sony, Roland, Yamaha and Olympus offer some decent alternatives, but for the industry standard in quality and performance, let’s stick with the top dogs.