In this episode I'll cover why you might want to use a digital recorder in your podcasting efforts, and how to choose the best one for you.
I've discussed Digital recorders in the past, and in fact you can find my current definitive guide here: The Best Digital Podcast Recorders on the Market. This episode discusses the very same stuff with a little extra detail.
Here's a summary of what I'm covering:
Why Might you Need a Digital Recorder for Podcasting?
- Mobile recording – capture an interview any time, any place
- Risk mitigation – avoid recording to a computer and the crash risk that poses
- Backup – Record to Digitial Recorder PLUS PC for the best of both worlds
What Digital Recorder Should I Buy?
Well, I wont repeat myself, just pop over to The Best Digital Podcast Recorders on the Market and you can read all the recommendations I give on the Podcast, plus links to them around the web incase you're looking to get more details.
I think the key thing is to just in at a level that you're comfortable with – if you think this is just for very seldom use, just to have on you incase you bump into someone interesting at an event, then go for a Zoom H1. If, however, you think you might be using this device often to capture group interviews at events, or co-host recorded shows at various locations, then it might even be worth investing in a Zoom H4n and a couple of really good XLR microphones.
Whatever you end up going for, learn how to use it well and it'll serve you a lifetime of great recording.
A Question for You: What Recorder Do You Use?
I want to know, do you use a digital recorder? What do you use? Please tell me in the comments below. I'll follow up the best comments on the next Podcast.
Thanks again for listening and I look forward to hearing from you!