The Tascam DP-004 is a portable device that enables digital recording of up to four tracks anytime and anywhere, due to its portable size, light weight and built-in microphones. But built-in microphones don't always provide the best audio recording quality and other standalone alternatives are recommended.
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Condenser microphones require a second piece of equipment known as a preamp in order to run. The condenser microphone is used in recording sessions for recording instruments and vocals.
The Shure SM57 is well known in the recording industry as a quality instrument microphone, but is not a condenser microphone as described above. The sound is clean and clear and the microphone keeps out background noise from the recording environment. With a microphone cable and a preamp R57 cartridge, this set-up will work well with the Tascam DP-004 for recording music on the fly.
The Tascam TM-ST1 is battery powered condenser microphone that doesn't require a preamp, giving you one less piece of equipment to haul. The microphone works well when recording large ensembles or acoustic instrumentalists and the price is affordable.
The Tascam TM-STPRO runs on a preamp phantom power source or a battery. The microphone is meant for studio recordings but will work for live recordings as well. The microphone is compatible with the DP-004 and is recommended for other Tascam portable recorders as well.
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