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    Often when Im walking around the city or anywhere I hear a nice sound I want to sample from street musicians or anything basically and I tend to use my iphone but im looking for a better device to record sounds with. Can anyone recommend me a good one?
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    How much do you want to spend?
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    This is what I use - fairly inexpensive (Mine was $200 but that was a few years ago so it's probably even cheaper now), perfectly compact, and does a fantastic job with minimal fuss.
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    Go sign up at www.taperssection.com & check out the yard sale. I've been a long time member & it's a great community & you can get nice deals on used gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teambama View Post
    How much do you want to spend?
    more or less around the $300 range

    Quote Originally Posted by djproben View Post
    This is what I use - fairly inexpensive (Mine was $200 but that was a few years ago so it's probably even cheaper now), perfectly compact, and does a fantastic job with minimal fuss.
    I dont see any link or picture? deff wanna know what you use though

    Quote Originally Posted by teambama View Post
    Go sign up at www.taperssection.com & check out the yard sale. I've been a long time member & it's a great community & you can get nice deals on used gear.
    thanks! Ill deff check it out now
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    I have a Tascam DR-40 and it is awesome.

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    Check out the new Mikeys for iPhone 4/4S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santos10 View Post
    I dont see any link or picture? deff wanna know what you use though
    Oh crap! Don't know what happened to the link, I probably forgot to paste lol... here it is http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...p?product=1623 ... mine is the LS-10, but it looks like they made improvements and call it the LS-10S now, and I see MSRP is $199 so you can probably get it for $150. Apparently they have an LS-20 that does video too for 249 now. And an LS-7 for a more stripped down version at 159 MSRP. Even the LS-7 looks more capable than my older LS-10 (mine has only 2G internal memory, tho the SD slot makes that irrelevant). And if you want to go all out, their LS-100 looks great at 399 suggested; it gives you XLR inputs so you can use it for more than just field recordings. For your purpose tho I'd say stick to the LS-10 or -7.

    --Actually on closer inspection I'd probably go for the LS-7 now. It looks more capable than the LS-10 (more internal memory and an extra microphone for lower frequencies) at a cheaper price. (Am I missing something?)
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    you should def check out the zoom recorders, for example zoom h4n. used that device with great sucess.

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    I definitely recommend the Zoom H4N- many more features, for not that much of a price difference (compared to the DR 40). Also, for sample recording, the Zoom's sound quality is a little more full. If you want a comparison to the DR-40, here's a comparison video:
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