Zoom Q3 Mobile Video + Stereo Sound, Love Child of an H4 Recorder and a Flip

Snack-sized, solid state HD video is cheap and affordable these days. Sure, a handheld video recorder like the Flip HD or Kodak Zi6 may not rival your real camcorder, but they’re dirt cheap, fit in your pocket, and with good lighting can put out really nice footage. There’s just one problem – the sound is often utterly dreadful. (I picked up a Zi6 this week because its audio is pretty reasonable, but it’s not stereo and I wouldn’t use it in an audio-critical situation.) Hmmm… if only your favorite HD video handheld and something like the awesome Zoom H4n could …

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Announced this Week: Gear for Musicians You’ll Probably Want

Part of why we run Create Digital Music and Create Digital Motion is that there’s a lovely parallel to what’s happening in digital music making and what’s happening in visualism and live visuals. Which is to say, in case you haven’t been following CDMusic lately, there’s plenty of gear you may want. First and foremost, the Akai LPD8 could be the perfect controller for visualists: pads and knobs in what we expect will be a cheap device, all in a <1 lb. form factor that fits alongside your laptop. The KORG nano nearly got there, and the nanoKONTROL with its …

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Announced this Week: Gear for Musicians You'll Probably Want

Part of why we run Create Digital Music and Create Digital Motion is that there’s a lovely parallel to what’s happening in digital music making and what’s happening in visualism and live visuals. Which is to say, in case you haven’t been following CDMusic lately, there’s plenty of gear you may want. First and foremost, the Akai LPD8 could be the perfect controller for visualists: pads and knobs in what we expect will be a cheap device, all in a <1 lb. form factor that fits alongside your laptop. The KORG nano nearly got there, and the nanoKONTROL with its …

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