B&H has the Tascam DR-60D 4-channel audio recorder for $199.99 (reg. $349.99). The recorder features dual XLR inputs with 24v and 48v phantom power available. Additionally, B&H includes PluralEyes 3 audio syncing software for free (reg. $179). Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Zoom has announced the new iQ5 stereo mic with lightning connector for the latest generation of iOS devices. The iQ5 features two microphone elements in mid-side configuration with portrait or landscape recording modes. [click to continue…]
Zoom has released a new Thunderbolt interface for audio I/O geared toward Macs – more specifically, the new Mac Pro. The Zoom TAC-2 features a single, large knob that is used to control all parameters of audio connections. [click to continue…]
B&H has the Zoom H4n dual XLR recorder for $169 (reg. $269) in a limited supply at this price. While handheld XLR recorders have moved past the H4n in quality over the past year or two, the H4n is still a solid little recorder – especially at this price. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The new Zoom H6 handheld recorder is now shipping.
As you may recall, the Zoom H6 has just about everything the Zoom H4n was missing. It features up to 6 XLR inputs (4 on-board and 2 additional inputs available via an option module) with the ability to record to all 6 simultaneously. The H6 also includes independent gain dials for each channel and a revised display and menu system.
Additional modules allow you to attach a shotgun mic, XY mic or a mid-side mic. It captures up to 24-bit/96kHz audio to SDXC cards.
The Zoom H6 retails for $399.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Tascam’s DR-100mkII is currently available for $245 (reg. around $300). This is one of the better handheld XLR recorders out there, one that I think is better than the Zoom H4n. You can read my comparison review between the Tascam DR-100mkII, Zoom H4n and Olympus LS100.
You can find the Tascam DR-100mkII deals here at B&H Photo and here at Amazon.com.