How to choose the best field recorders?
Digital field recorders have exploded in popularity over the last few years, as pro audio professionals and enthusiasts have discovered the impressive sound quality that can be achieved. Today's handheld field recorders from folks like Marantz, Fostex, and Zoom, are smaller and more powerful than ever, with surprising resolution and clarity. Some of our favorites are the Zoom H4n, Zoom H2, TASCAM DR-07, Edirol R-09HR, and the Sony PCM-D50. It is exciting to see how field recording has become so popular for sampling sound effects and ambient documentaries, research, ethnomusicology, bioacoustics and so many other applications. Our goal at is to provide you with all the information and reviews you need to help you choose and get the most out of your next portable or handheld field recorders.