[RNLD] basic audio recording gear

John Rickford rickford at STANFORD.EDU
Thu Mar 28 01:15:25 UTC 2013

I'm familiar only with the Zoom H2, which is a terrific machine, but slightly above your budget.  However, I suspect
that the Zoom H1 will be superior to the Olympus if only because it records in .wav, and would be suitable for acoustic
analysis, which I don't think the Olympus offers.  Moreover, the Zoom H2n, selling on amazon.com now for $179.00,
would be even better.  A couple years ago, I attended an NWAV workshop on recording quality and methods, and the expert
on hand spoke very highly about the Zoom machines, and a number of us have used them very successfully since.

On Mar 27, 2013, at 5:22 PM, Margaret Carew wrote:

> Hi
> I'm looking to buy a number of audio recorders for a project, working to a similar concept to BOLD:PNG
> http://www.boldpng.info/
> The idea being that the recorders are provided to a few key people who then record independently, and recordings are fed back into the central project for curation (by me working with the team).
> Budget is limited, and the cheaper the unit, the more we can buy. so I'm looking at either Olympus WS-812 or the Zoom H-1, both priced under AUD$150.
> Does anyone have any thoughts? I'm concerned the zoom unit might be flimsy.
> Thanks
> Margaret Carew
> Project Linguist
> Desert Peoples Centre, Alice Springs
> Research, Teaching and Learning Division
> Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
> tel: 08 8951 8344 | fax: 08 8951 8311
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