What Are Portable Recorders?
Portable recorders are devices that can record high-quality audio on the go. They are designed to be portable, easy to use, lightweight, and durable.
You may be surprised how often you come across a portable audio recorder in your day-to-day life without even realising it. Obviously smartphones these days make audio recording portable and accessible to millions of people, but the quality leaves something to be desired.
Portable audio recorders have built-in microphones, and some even have microphone inputs to connect to external microphones like our SR3D binaural microphone!
With a wide range of different recorders out there covering all the options, you could need for your audio recordings, from high-quality pre-amps to different recording formats and bit depths. You can ensure that you will be able to find a portable audio recorder to match your audio quality needs.
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Portable Recorders And Microphones
While you can use portable recorders as they are with their built in microphones, one of the features of a lot of portable audio recorders is the ability to use microphones with them to capture better audio.
Not only will this result in better quality recordings, but it means you can tailor your set up to better suit the subject of your recordings. Whether you are doing interviews, or you are recording ASMR, there is a microphone that can really benefit your recordings on a portable device.
Our SR3D binaural microphones can be used alongside with portable recorders to capture stunning field recordings, ASMR and any other type of recording you want to try with them!
When using microphones with portable recording devices, we know that its crucial that the microphone doesn't impact on the main benefit of the recorder, portability.
All of SR3D microphones are built with portability in mind, meaning they're easy to store and travel with along with your handheld recorder. While it's alway recommended that you use a storage case with your microphone, they're lightweight and portable enough that you can easily carry them in your bag.
What Are Portable Audio Recorders Use For?
Portable audio recorders are used for recording audio on the go! Being designed for portability means that you don't need to be in a studio or connected to an audio interface to get a recording. This makes them the perfect bit of kit for some interesting types of recording.
Here are just a few uses of portable recorders:
Foley and voiceover - The flexibility of portable recorders make them an essential tool for foley artists and voiceover artists. Their ability to be used practically anywhere means that foley that can't be captured in a traditional studio setting can be recorded in the field. This opens up so many more audio possibilities for foley artists to incorporate into their work, and only benefits the overall sound design of the projects they are working on. Voiceover artists can also use portable devices to record their work anywhere! While it might not be as high of a quality as in a studio environment, better quality microphones can be used with the recorder to produce better results.
Journalism and interviews - One of the most common uses for portable and handheld recorders, they are a great way to to capture interviews and audio for both news stories and documentaries. By using portable audio recorders they conduct interviews on location and in the field, and often without any other audio equipment. The quality of the audio captured with one of these portable devices can also be improved by using lavalier microphones. This makes portable audio recorders an essential and versatile piece of equipment for the journalism field.
Dictaction - Probably the most obvious and straightforward use for a portable recorder. Simply turn it on and you won't need to furiously type to try and keep up with what is being said. They can be used to great effect in professional scenarios to record voice memos, dictations, meetings and mind mapping sessions.
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