Hi Gallen,I'm currently using a Zoom H1. Mine's developed the dreaded battery drain issue. Will be sending it in to the distributor for exchange.
I'm currently looking at the Tascam DR-05, about the same price, and reviews indicate it as much better built and has extra features for about the same price.
In a month or so, I will be getting a usb audio interface (Mackie Onyx Blackjack) and a mic (undecided... so many choices) for recording.
The Rode NT2a is a solid microphone and has the flexibility of the three polar patterns a low frequency roll off and switchable attenuation. However, if you are most likely to use it set to its cardioid polar pattern, and don't need the other two features, then you might might want to look at something else as you'd be able to save yourself a little bit. Especially when you consider the NT2a does not come with an elastic suspension mount....I'm probably going to save up for a NT2-A thanks to the 2nd thread
Hi Juju,Yes Chris, you'll need a good pre-amp, the audient wasn't too bad but now we have a special ribbon pre amp which brings out even more detail. I'm not sure about condenser mics plus saxophone anymore - our U87 sounds like a chainsaw by comparison. It's fantastic on double bass, though..
Hi Gallen,Chris, thanks for the info! Got to check out that podcaster.
Re: NT2-a linked in your post seems to come with the SM6 Shock mount and Pop Filter - is this equivalent to a suspension mount?