High-End Audio Mixer/Recorders

This category is aimed at experienced professionals rather than one-man-band shooters. Recording production sound, including dialogue, is serious business and requires not only an experienced sound engineer but also decent equipment.

If you’re building a complete sound kit from scratch, you’ll probably end up with the same budget as a professional cine-cam package (not including lenses, though). Audio gear, especially high-end equipment, is expensive.

However, if you need pro features like stereo support, multi-track recording, phantom power, backup power, and backup recording support, timecode, and so on, this is the category for you.