Portable digital audio recorders are designed for many different uses. Some are geared specifically for musical recording artists, others are built for electronic news gathering in the field. It is important to understand the differences in the features each recorder offers.
Portable digital audio recorders are still in their infancy in terms of cost and ubiquity. There is a large gap between cheap "consumer" audio recorders that do not provide quality high enough for general broadcast standards, and professional audio recorders of acceptable quality. Although, every year the gap narrows, and a growing "prosumer" market begins to fill that void.
It is important to understand the unique differences among all of the different recorders, and what each one offers in terms of features.
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