Topic: Radio interview recorders..
I work as a sports journalist for a local radio station, and i'm looking for advice on the best piece of recording equipment to buy, for after-match interviews which can be played-off a computer via USB...
Last year, I bought a Zoom H4, but it's proved a major disappointment.. Battery life has been terrible, and wind plays havoc with outdoor recording.. upon reflection, it's not a machine really designs for radio-work.. more for musicians..
I'm been looking at the Tascam DR-1, but dont know if it'll do the trick.. It's a reasonable price, and the lithium battery should prove useful, but not sure if the 'wind factor' will be eliminated.. also, I dont want to be having to plug-in an external mic..
I've looked at other options including the HHB Flashmic, but to be honest, they're far too expensive.
For years, I used the Sony Minidisk for interviews.. reliable and great sound, but too slow sending-down interviews on computer...
Maybe there's someone out there who could offer advice..
is the Tascam DR-1, worth taking a chance on, or will I end up regretting it??