posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 05:48 PM
I have purchased a few different handheld digital recorders over the past decade or so, as well as hdd recording devices that are much larger, and I
have had good experiences with the quality. If I were you, and were looking to purchase a recorder, I would of course check a few of the main internet
stores like Amazon, just to see what prices they have and what items they have as well.
But where I have bought all my stuff is a music related site. There are 2 or 3 good sites that sell audio recording equipment, and there are even
handheld recorders that were designed for recording a whole band live. Anyway, you will be able to find a recorder that will be pretty good, even in
the lower price range. I would be careful and check the specs for each device, as certain recorders will color the sound differently from others. The
difference between a tape recorder and a digital recorder is that the tape recorder is analog.
So a digital recorder, which is much better for what you want to do, must convert the audio into a digital format. So the quality of the recording
will mainly vary according to the AD/DA converters that are used in the device itself. In recording music, we use what are called preamps to bypass
the converters used on our mixer. A preamp is basically an AD converter, and it raises a signal up to line level. Anyway, I would do some research for
evp's, because I have no idea what frequency range ghosts talk in. Also pay attention to the microphone used. Higher quality recorders, instead of
having built-in condenser mics, will have larger mics that actually stick out of the device, or are separate from it altogether.
My gut is telling me that just about any digital recorder is going to work for you, although the quality issue will really come into play in 2
areas...First, the background hiss, and second, the quality of the very low evp's, that sound like they are far from the recording device. So that is
what I would look up first personally, and then I would price out some recorders. I have no experience using recording apps either. But I would bet
you could use your cell phone, or any device that will record, as long as the evp's are not extremely faint, and the bg noise is not too bad. But I
would stress again that you look for reviews from people who have used the recorders for paranormal work, instead of reviews from those doing music