Top Professional Audio Recorders For PodCasters and Bloggers

If your content comes from offsite Interviews or is created on the field, a portable Audio Recorder is a must.   Yes you can record with your Iphone or Smartphone, but what differs is the quality. If you want to sound professional with your outdoor recording and interviews, then the best thing to carry is a portable Audio recorder. A professional audio recorder makes a big difference to the quality of your Podcast and the editing opportunities before publishing your Podcast.

Here is the list of Professional Portable Audio Recorders for Podcasting.

  • TASCAM's iM2 Podcasting BloggingTASCAM’s iM2

    Tascam iM2 turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a high-quality stereo recorder. A pair of condenser microphones – the same high quality as TASCAM’s best-selling DR-series recorders – plugs into the dock connector of your Apple device.The microphones are adjustable over 180 degrees for the best sound placement. The uni-directional elements are arranged in an AB pattern for detailed stereo imaging while capturing the ambience of your room.The iM2 contains its own microphone preamp and analog-to-digital converter for low noise and great audio quality. Unlike mics that use the built-in iPhone preamp, the iM2 can handle up to 125dB sound levels to capture the loudest concerts and instruments without distortion.

  • TASCAM DR-07MKIITascam-dr-07-podcasting-blogging

    TASCAM’s DR-07mkII puts premium recording quality in the palm of your hand. Up to 96kHz/24-bit Broadcast WAV file recording provides better than CD quality to capture every detail. Record WAV or MP3 files to the microSD Card.

    Like all TASCAM products, the DR-07mkII is simple to use with functions like two-button record and the Quick Menu for fast setting changes.

  • Zoom H6 Six-Track Portable Recorder

    On the road, I use the Handy H6 Recorder, which has a fantastic on-board mic for interviews, but also has four inputs for VGA mics I can use on-site at conferences and other events, so each interviewee has their own audio track. Easier to edit!

    Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder

    Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder

  • Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder

    With an infinite variety of applications, you’ll want to take your H1 everywhere. From musical performances, songwriting sessions and rehearsals to seminars, conferences, journalism or capturing audio for video, the H1 gives you clean, clear stereo sound effortlessly.

Yamaha PR7 Pocket Recorder- podcasting-blogging

  • Yamaha PR7 Pocket Recorder

    The POCKETRAK PR7 is Yamaha’s newest, ultra-portable linear PCM recorder that provides effortless high-quality recordings whenever and wherever you need. Equipped with a newly developed crossed XY stereo microphone, the PR7 captures high-resolution stereo recordings, achieving consistent quality and natural sound. An invaluable tool for any musician, the PR7 offers essential practice functions such as an onboard tuner and metronome, as well as powerful recording functions like overdubbing and marker editing – all easily accessed via a simple, intuitive interface. It even features five optimized presets tailored to a variety of applications, so whether you’re rehearsing, songwriting, attending a speaking engagement or making a field recording, achieving studio quality sound has never been so easy.

  • TASCAMDR-05Portable Digital Recorder

    TASCAM’s DR-05 brings high-quality, stereo recording to an easy-to-use portable powerhouse with a size and price that anyone can handle. The DR-05 records in MP3 or WAV format – including 96kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio – to microSD or microSDHC media. A pair of all-new microphones handles up to 125dB SPL with the sensitivity to capture every detail. With new recording features like Peak Reduction and Quick Menu, the DR-05 puts album-quality recording in the palm of your hand. Premium-quality Sound Everything about the DR-05 is designed to get the best quality recordings of your music. A new pair of built-in microphones withstands up to 125dB SPL – the volume of a jet plane from 200 feet away – yet still have the sensitivity to capture every detail of a performance. You can add your own microphone or line-level source through the 1/8” stereo input, including plug-in power for microphones that need it. Simple to Operate The layout of the DR-05 has been revamped to be quick and easy to work with one thumb. 

Additional Tools For Interviews

  • Google Hangouts

  • Skype

  • ScheduleOnce

    To schedule interviews,  use ScheduleOnce. This service saves you hours and does some really great task required to keep your scheduled interviews and a continued relationship with your guests. Guests can click your booking link and choose from the times and days you have programmed. The system notifies you so that you can approve the booking request and schedule the interview. ScheduleOnce automatically sends out booking confirmations and interview reminders, using messages you wrote. Canceling or rescheduling is easy—just one click. And after the interview’s over, guests get a follow-up email from you, thanking them for talking with you, and letting them know what happens from there.

  • Formstack

    Interview formats must have a solid pre-episode process to be successful and one piece of that process is the guest questionnaire. You can use Formstack to create custom guest questionnaires for interview formats. The software is very easy to use and offers multiple question types to accommodate most question you may want to ask. It’s very easy for your guests to complete the form online and submit back to you without the hassle of emailing back and forth.

Other Tools and Accessories

With the right audio recorder in place, you will require some more quality equipment to give a professional cut to your Audio/Video content. From transforming you to a real professional and your content recorded at your home office to sound straight from the Studio, here’s a list of the best associated tools to use.

 

Moving Forward – More Professional Tools

 

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