Probably just as relevant is how you are going to be listening back on. Headphones are handy but may not give you the best acoustic range. I don't mean monitoring your recording but listening back afterwards, no point spending on expensive mics if your speaker and amp is under-rated. The H4 is good portable value. I think it provides phantom power so a couple of condenser mics could add some sparkle.
Kel. _________________ The eyes look, the brain sees.
Posted: 2013-04-08, 10:23 Post subject: Home recording hardware
JF Lagrost wrote:
I think the H4n's built-in microphones are largely sufficient for this type of use. Just be careful to set to 16 bit 44 kHz WAV (CD quality) or better (shakuhachi definitely doesn't like MP3 compression).
Yes, i have made the experience even when converting from WAV to MP3 i can hear artifacts sometimes.
I looked a bit deeper at MP3 compression. Especially converting CD to MP3. I tested at various compression rates. If set to max = 320kBit/s its quite good And a good specialized ripper is essential.