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Is there a name for a device like this?

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Hai,
Right now im low on money for my hobby of video recording of small short films etc.
Im searching something in the likes of the Zoom H4 but it is too expensive and not precisely what i want.
What i want is a device i can record onto with an external 3.5 mic, Like you can do with some phones and also with the Zoom H4.
But the thing i feature i dont want is the inbuildt mic. as that is what you pay for most of the time.
do anybody know a device like that? it needs to be around 50$ and be transferable to my pc
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Pretty much any voice recorder ever will take an external mic and be in your price range. Not to be non-specific, but what you seem to have just described is pretty much everything.

Nearly everything on this page records to MP3/WMA and I'm sure you could find a WAV recorder if you looked. Up to 320kbps is the common max, I'm sure there are higher in that list. They all come with a 1/8" microphone in port which you can easily adapt to the 1/4" port your microphone likely has for $2 with a gold-plated adapter (if you don't already have one).

If you're worried about the sound quality of the recording, pick one up at your local electronics store, give it a test, if the quality isn't good enough, go exchange it for a different one. My money would probably be on a Sony one giving you the best bang-for-your-buck though.
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Originally Posted by CTRLurself View Post

Pretty much any voice recorder ever will take an external mic and be in your price range. Not to be non-specific, but what you seem to have just described is pretty much everything.

Nearly everything on this page records to MP3/WMA and I'm sure you could find a WAV recorder if you looked. Up to 320kbps is the common max, I'm sure there are higher in that list. They all come with a 1/8" microphone in port which you can easily adapt to the 1/4" port your microphone likely has for $2 with a gold-plated adapter (if you don't already have one).

If you're worried about the sound quality of the recording, pick one up at your local electronics store, give it a test, if the quality isn't good enough, go exchange it for a different one. My money would probably be on a Sony one giving you the best bang-for-your-buck though.
Thanks for the help, all i needed biggrin.gif
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