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Best digital hand recorder??? Recorders, Players & Tape Machines
Old 9th April 2019
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Best digital hand recorder???

Hi everybody. I hope i am on the correct page for this question: I am always coming up with rhythms and patterns with my hands whether it be on a table on my legs or some other type of bangable object...i now wish to be able to record these patterns edit the loop and import it into my DAW as a loop..... I have been told that recorders such as the Zoom H6 or the Roland R26 are the go to recorders... Please can anybody fill me in with further info regarding my needs.... i am sick of designing drum loops in the DAW and wish to record a more organic process with my hands....thanks heaps
Old 11th April 2019
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Hi everybody. I hope i am on the correct page for this question: I have been told that recorders such as the Zoom H6 or the Roland R26 are the go to recorders...
I know a number of people that have the Zoom H6 and I am very impressed with it. Nice built in mics, takes external XLRs, can even function as an interface.

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I am always coming up with rhythms and patterns with my hands whether it be on a table on my legs or some other type of bangable object...i now wish to be able to record these patterns edit the loop and import it into my DAW as a loop.....
so you literally mean "hand recorder"? Are you saying you want to make loops that sound like someone is smacking his hands on a table? Or are you thinking of only capturing the patterns and somehow replacing these table sounds with kicks, toms, cymbals and snares?

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Please can anybody fill me in with further info regarding my needs.... i am sick of designing drum loops in the DAW and wish to record a more organic process with my hands....thanks heaps
there's a lot of info out there on capturing a good snare sound or a good conga sound. A good "table" sound is less defined. You will have to use trial and error to see what sounds good, what mics sound best, where to put them etc. Something like the Zoom is good because you are not stuck with the internal mics. (though the internal mics are actually quite good for distant miking)

You might be able to edit internally in such a device, but there is no advantage in doing so. It is still just a DAW inside the device. Except it has a crappy screen and awkward navigation. But really it only makes sense to edit in the DAW. I don't know why people get this idea that a computer in a box is more "organic" than the computer on the desk.

If you don't want your loops to sound "like a table" then you might be better off with an MPC type unit or something like the Handsonic drums.

There is also something called "Drums Anywhere" which can "learn" what parts of the table (or whatever) you are hitting and trigger an assigned drum sample to that spot. So you tell it the right side of the table is the "snare" and it will trigger the snare whenever you hit the right side of the table. But a different sound when you hit the left side of the table.

I almost got this, but then I found out it was Windows-only.


Last edited by joeq; 11th April 2019 at 05:45 PM.. Reason: know
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