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There are several types of recording devices used today. Some of the most common include analog cassette recorders, digital audio tape (DAT) recorders, minidisk recorders, and hard disk recorders. Some of these devices, especially field recorders, come with a built-in pre-amplifier and two independent input channels. When recording in the studio or lab, a hard disk recorder is highly recommended. In the field, however, other types of devices may also be considered.