Experience tells me that a dedicated audio recorder is easier, more
reliable, much more versatile, and so on and so on. Now that I have
recorders that work well doing exactly one thing, I feel hugely
relieved of dragging a computer, input device, recording drive, and
cables around even to indoor gigs. For example, can you even see your
computer screen in sunlight?
I know of no computers that I would plug a mic directly into that do
as good a job as even a simple field recorder...
Anything from a Zoom H2 to a Sound Devices unit will be very much
more practical for field recording...
On Dec 23, 2007, at 6:52 PM, Peter Nielsen wrote:
> If it works well, I could purchase a more compact laptop on eBay. Can
> anyone who has successfully tried this offer any expert advice?
> Recommended hardware setup, best software and control settings, etc.
> How do the results compare with other techniques?
> I would be using two EM-158 mics mounted on the lid. I don't know if
> laptop mic inputs are normally powered.
> Peter Nielsen