I have been looking for a device to record myself giving awareness through movement classes. I had been given an Olympus Dictaphone but the quality of the sound was not good. There was too much background noise.
I recalled that a few practitioners had mentioned some expensive devices, but after extensive research I cam up with two models that shine above the rest for the price you pay.
So after doing my research online, I came up with two first class recorder made by a company called Tascam. The first recorder is the Tascam DR-05 and this one will cost you 79.77$ on Amazon.com to buy.
Then there is the newer Tascam DR-2D which is pictured on the right and below left which will set you back 149.94$ at the time of writing this post when bought on Amazon.com.
I decided to go for the DR-2D recorder as it offered a lot of advanced recording features as well as better microphones than the cheaper entry level version DR-05. The DR-05 has excellent reviews on Amazon as would also have done a great job.
I consider both these recorders to be suitable for Feldenkrais practitioners who want to record themselves giving an ATM. They both can be fitted onto a tripod to be in an optimal position to pick up the sound.
The DR-2D Tascam solid state recorder is a new sturdily build recorder that comes with a handy remote control. There were initial issues with it consuming a lot of batteries, but this has been taken care of by a firmware update.
The firmware update can be downloaded from the Tascam site if need be. If you have any plans to buy a device to record you ATMs, then look at the DR-05 and DR-2D by Tascam. You can read all the reviews on Amazon.com and make up your own mind if they can fulfill your requirements. Happy recording.