Field Recorder with 4+ Tracks?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by ppc_michael, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. ppc_michael Guest

    ppc_michael

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    Currently I have (and love) my Marantz PMD-671 field recorder. It does everything I want, BUT it only records two channels at a time. Is there anything with a feature set similar to the PMD-671 (24/96 PCM recording, clean preamps, etc), but which records more tracks?

    The Tascam DR-680 LOOKED like it would be great, but from what I can tell from the online manual, it doesn't seem to recharge batteries when plugged in to AC. That seems like it would be a huge inconvenience.
     
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  3. ppc_michael thread starter Guest

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    Hmmmm. Alright, thanks!

    Yeah, I have a Tascam version of a Zoom that does the two balanced inputs + two built-in mics, but I'm looking for more balanced inputs for recording sound for film.

    Right now what I've been doing is either recording on both the Zoom and the PMD-671 simultaneously for four XLR inputs at once, which works okay but is kind of a hassle and sometimes I still need more inputs. I also sometimes use a mixer for many XLR inputs and feed that line-in to the PMD-671, but that still obviously only results in a stereo mixdown.

    Too bad there aren't more options in the sub-million-dollars category, but I guess that's the way audio is. :)
     
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    I can vouch for the Rolands, I have a couple...But as posted, they are a little higher in price...The Tascam is not as good as ut used to be.
     
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    sounddevices is the standard, if that's important.
     

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