I’d like to buy a digital recorder for recording vocal tracks (quite a deep voice) for some elderly friends of mine. They are ‘not of the computer age’ (they don’t even own a computer or ipod etc) so I’m after some that is really really user-friendly/simple to use. I won’t be able to show them how to use it in person so I think I’ll have to buy one myself as well to walk them through it over the phone.
I have a H2 Zoom that I record on currently and I quite like the quality of the sound it records. I was thinking about getting the Zoom H4n but am worried that it will be too complicated to use.
Budjet is $500-600 (for both).
Features it must have:
- Extremely user-friendly
- Ability to play back the recording (i.e. inbuilt speaker).
- Can record high quality vocals.
- Not dangerous at all (I once accidently tried to record on the H2 Zoom with a portable speaker plugged in and nearly made myself deaf).
Probably will buy from bhphotovideo.com
Could anyone recommend a recorder that fits this purpose? It doesn’t need any bells and whistles. The Tascam models seem to have very good reviews, are they very user-friendly?