It’s no secret I have been doing a lot of sound effects recording lately and have been experiencing less that satisfactory results from my gear. Many things we take for granted these days, like line level outputs matching more or less line level inputs. I was fighting these gain problems between devices. The Zoom H4n could not handle the nice hot output from my Sound Devices MixPre-D. The solution? A Sound Devices 744t portable 4 track recorder.
For those of you not familiar with Sound Devices, they are the industry standard for sound for picture applications. I wont write a full review here because you can do a quick google search and find hundreds of user reviews all singing the praises for this piece of hardware. All I have to say is wow. I love this thing