I have the Edirol R-09 and it does its job well. The level
meters/display is backlit - much brighter and better than the R-01. The built in
mics are very good too, there's no limiter but there is an peak LED for level
The weakness structurally, is the flimsy battery compartment
that you need to slide to access the card and the USB.
Otherwise, I get great recordings on it from the built in
mics, from my Rode NT4 and from my desk.
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Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 5:43
Subject: OT: Portable field recorders
I'm looking to pick up a field recorder and I was wondering if
there was any kind of clear favorite here. I looked through the archives
and it seems like people are generally happy with what's currently available
but I thought I'd ask if anyone had any new opinions on the relative merits of
the Zoom H2 (or H4), Eiderol R-09, or M-Audio Microtrak. I'll most
likely be using this for live recording and vocal sketches (not so much frogs
and lightening and that sort of thing).