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We brought Gang Forward, an up-and-coming Colorado-based power rock trio, into our live room and set up the 9 recorder tree along with a pair of Rode NT-5 microphones in X/Y and our good friend “Fritz,” the Neumann KU 100 dummy head microphone watching over the whole thing. Check out the video above to hear audio comparisons of the Zoom H5, Zoom H6, Zoom H4n, Tascam DR-40, and Roland R-26 portable recorders. We set it all up again in our studio when local singer/songwriter and all around good dude, Andy Sydow, came in with with his Taylor acoustic and Hohner harp to serenade us for another round of comparisons.