Our band uses a digital 16 track recorder, mixer for studio use. We always wanted something more portable, we could drag around to our live gigs, that would mix well back in the studio. True, we may be, just another bar band, but we have pride in being this.
We chipped in for a Zoom, H4 Digital 4-Track Recorder Package. It is very portable, fitting into the palm of your hand. Records 24-bit/96 kHz, CD quality 16-bit/44.1 kHz.
It comes with almost everything you would need for good live recording. 2 combo XLR input jacks with phantom power, to use with any external mikes. The Zoom H4 as a lot of built in studio effects as well as a headphone jack for live monitoring. It also has a 4-track recording mode for mobile multi-track recording. The package includes a set of studio headphones, HP03, by Nady.
I don't believe there is anything like this, for the price. I am still getting used to this. There is a lot included. So far, we tested it out a couple of weekends ago at a live gig. It recorded great! I was able to take this digital soundtrack and further mix it with our 16 track recorder, not that I needed to at all.
By itself, the H4 Digital 4-Track Recorder package is a stand alone product, that stands up and mixes down to a CD just amazingly!
I would and will recommend this product to a lot of friends over the next few months. As I said, the price of this recorder is a lot less then other recorders, that can't even come close to what this one can do.