Home recording studio setup for news reporters



Here's a very minimalist setup.  The recommended Tascam DR-05 recorder (also works as player) with "camera style" SD storage.  This recorder can be used as a field recorder with the  built-in  microphones and at a desk for editting. (This recorder has an external microphone input if needed, headphone output, and USB port.)

The computer pictured is a very inexpensive netbook with the open source "Audacity" software for editing.  (Any computer can be used.) Using the software a reporter could edit-in background music/sounds from saved computer files without the need for a audio mixer. (The files from the recorder can be transferred to the computer with the recorder's USB connection.)