My wife and I are gonna do a sound-hunting / extended recording journey in our truck this fall, and I am trying to put together the most flexible rig (probably just 2 channel) possible for our money. It also has to be tiny. Really really small. I am mainly debating about a decent pre-amp, i.e....
Symetrix 302 vs. FMR Audio RNP vs. Black Lion Audio "Auteur"
Also looking for a compact EQ. I'm running a FMA RNC for compression, and making it all talk to the computer using the Tascam US-122. Mainly hoping to hear advice on the pre's, but open to gear scoldings from all y'all if I could be implementing a better system. Thanks dudes!
I like it simple, rugged and all-in-one: Sound Devices 702 or 722. Rugged, proven, small form factor, good pre's and ADC's. If budget is a problem you can pick up a used one pretty cheap. Check on Taperssection as they turn up there often.
Disclaimer: I own a couple of 722's and love them.
mmm.. I think we make too much crazy rock n roll to not just be dumping it all into protools, but the 722 is on my long list of machines to own for field recording, for sure. I think a better move for us at the moment would be trading the US-122 for a Sound Devices USBPre 2.
My wife and I are gonna do a sound-hunting / extended recording journey in our truck this fall, and I am trying to put together the most flexible rig (probably just 2 channel) possible for our money.
Unless I missed it, you did not mention power needs. From what you described - sound hunting - it seems like a battery powered system such as one of the Sound Devices units would be better than something that requires some kind of external power.