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    Tascam DR44WL

    Handheld Four–track Recorder

    Tascam’s latest pocket–sized recorder introduces remote control via Wi–Fi and an innovative microphone capsule assembly.

    Reviews Feb 2015
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    Zoom H5

    Handheld Recorder

    Zoom’s H4 has been hugely popular, and with the H5 it seems its few shortcomings have been ironed out.

    Reviews Dec 2014
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    Sony PCM-D100

    Portable DSD, PCM & MP3 Recorder

    Unlike most compact recorders, Sony’s all-new design supports DSD recording. Is that enough to justify the price?

    Reviews Dec 2014
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    Olympus LS12 & LS14

    Handheld Stereo Recorders

    Do Olympus's latest recorders maintain the high quality and intuitive control of their earlier models?

    Reviews Mar 2014
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    iZ RADAR 6 & ADA II

    Multitrack Recorder & A-D/D-A Converter

    How have the RADAR's makers iZ kept their flagship multitrack digital system relevant in today's world of software recording?

    Reviews Dec 2013
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    Zoom H6

    Six-track Digital Recorder

    With its impressive track count and interchangeable input modules, Zoom's H6 is one of the most flexible handheld recorders available.

    Reviews Nov 2013
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    Cymatic Audio LR16

    Multitrack Recorder & USB Audio Interface

    Until now, specialised multitrack digital recorders designed for capturing live shows have been niche products with hefty price tags. Will Cymatic’s LR16 change that?

    Reviews Jul 2013
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    Allen & Heath ICE 16

    Digital Multitrack Recorder & Audio Interface

    When it comes to recording a live show, most recording rigs are either bulky or expensive — or both. The ICE 16, on the other hand, is neither...

    Reviews May 2013
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    Handheld Stereo Recorders


    Compact stereo recorders are a great way of capturing audio away from the mouse and keyboard. Here’s our selection of current models, with links to the SOS review where available.

    Reviews Jan 2013
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    Olympus LS100

    Eight-track Pocket Recorder

    Building on their record for successful hand-held stereo recording devices, Olympus have stepped into multitracker territory...

    Reviews Sep 2012
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    Tascam DP24

    24-track Portastudio

    With eight-track simultaneous recording and up to 32 tracks on mixdown, the DP24 proves you don’t need a computer to produce music.

    Reviews Aug 2012
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    Endless Analog CLASP

    Tape Recorder Integration System

    What’s better, a DAW or real analogue tape? Both, of course! We take a look at an ingenious system that seamlessly integrates the two.

    Reviews May 2012
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    Zoom R8

    Multitrack Recorder, Sampler & Audio Interface

    Zoom have created another portable recorder that’s overflowing with features and functionality. Can it be all things to all people?

    Reviews Apr 2012
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    Zoom H2N

    Portable Recorder

    Zoom’s latest recorder ups the ante on the features front — even including M/S recording — but remains very affordable.

    Reviews Mar 2012
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    Tascam DR40

    Handheld Four-track Recorder

    Tascam’s new handheld recorder boasts four-track recording capability, but is that enough to help it break through in a very competitive market?

    Reviews Feb 2012
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    Hand‑held Recorders


    If you’re in the market for a portable recorder, there are plenty to choose from, with a variety of different features and at a wide range of prices...

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    Olympus LS20M

    Portable Audio & Video Recorder

    Recording a gig and sharing the video online is a great way to get your name out there, and Olympus have created a pocket-sized way to do just that.

    Reviews Nov 2011
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    Fostex FR2LE

    Digital Field Recorder

    The FR2LE promises high-quality stereo audio capture in a small and inexpensive package. Is it perfect for location sound recording?

    Reviews Mar 2011
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    Tascam DP008

    Portable 8-track Recorder

    Tascam's latest 'Portastudio' boasts more hands-on controls than most such recorders.

    Reviews Jan 2011
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    Zoom R24

    Recorder, Interface & Controller

    Zoom have launched a sibling for their R16, adding a further eight tracks and some neat loop-sampling and rhythm-track features.

    Reviews Jan 2011
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    Tascam DR2D

    Digital Recorder

    Tascam's mid-range pocket-sized digital recorder, the DR2D, supersedes the earlier DR1 — but does it have enough tricks to compete in an ever-evolving market?

    Reviews Dec 2010


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