Audio Recorders for Filmmaking 2019: Choosing a Sound Recorder for Your Video Projects

Audio Recorders for Filmmaking 2019: Choosing a Sound Recorder for Your Video Projects

In this episode, I explain my opinions on each of the sound recorders and mixers I’ve used for filmmaking. This includes the following. Click the links to jump ahead:

00:36 Zoom H1, H1n, and Tascam DR-05 Handheld recorders
03:00 Zoom F1 lavalier and on-camera recorder
05:17 Tascam DR-10L and Lectrosonics PDR mini body pack lavalier recorders
06:43 Tascam DR-60DmkII, Zoom H4n Pro, Zoom H5, Zoom H6
11:53 Centrance Mixerface R4R
12:50 Roland R-88 (Discontinued but can find used)
13:48 Zoom F4/F8/F8n, Sound Devices MixPre, Tascam DR-701D
32:21 Sound Devices 600 Series and Zaxcom Maxx, Nomad, & Deva

Recorder/Mixer Reviews – If you want more detail:
Zoom H1n:
Zoom F1:
Tascam DR-10L:
Lectrosonics PDR:
Tascam DR-60DmkII:
Zoom H4n Pro:
Zoom H6:
Centrance Mixerface R4R:
Zoom F4:
Zoom F8n:
Sound Devices MixPre-6:
Sound Devices MixPre-10T:
Zoom F8, Sound Devices MixPre-6, and 633 Sound Sample Comparison:
Zoom F vs Sound Devices MixPre – Which should you buy?:
Sound Devices Control Surfaces:
Zoom F-Control Control Surface:
Sound Devices 633:

If you’d like to learn how to make great dialogue audio for your film and video projects, please have a look at my courses at including processing dialogue audio, recording sound, how to use the Zoom F8 and F8n, and how to get the most from the Sound Devices MixPre series of recorders.

Links to gear used in this video:

Zoom H1n – B&H:
Tascam DR-05 – Amazon:
Zoom F1 – B&H:
Tascam DR-10L – B&H:
Lectrosonics PDR – B&H:
Tascam DR-60DmkII – Amazon:
Zoom H4n Pro – B&H:
Zoom H5 – B&H:
Zoom H6 – B&H:
Centrance Mixerface R4R – B&H:
Zoom F4 – B&H:
Zoom F8n – B&H:
Sound Devices MixPre-3 – B&H:
Sound Devices MixPre-6 – DVeStore:
Sound Devices MixPre-10T – DVeStore:
Sound Devices 633 – DVeStore:
Zaxcom Maxx, Nomad, Deva – Gotham Sound:
USB-C Battery Bank – Amazon:
Aputure COB 120DII LED Light – Amazon:
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K – B&H:
Panasonic 12-35mm F/2.8 OIS Lens – B&H:
Panasonic GH5 – Amazon:
Panasonic GH5S – Amazon:

Copyright 2019 by Curtis Judd

Music Copyright 2018 by Cary Judd. Used with permission.

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