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Stock up for Woodstock

Kit: Music Festival

Ah, the music festival. Concert after concert under the hot sun, huge fields of camping fans, available yet astronomically priced food, and port-a-potties stretching to the horizon combine for a strange breed of “roughing it” with large doses of civilization mixed in. Prepare properly and you’re in for the weekend of a lifetime; shirk the prep and you’ll be poor and plenty grumpy come Sunday night. Here are ten pieces of gear — appropriately fitting the chaotic and not at all fashionable atmosphere you’ll come to know and love — to get your music festival experience on track for “Epic!” status. We’ll leave the collapsible peace pipe to you.

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On the record

Tascam DR-07mkII Handheld Recorder

Since built-in gadget mics are about as useful as a 56k modem circa 2015, we rely on our trusty Zoom recorders here at GP for our recording needs. But, after testing out the new Tascam DR-07mkII ($150) we’re going back to double check our levels. As the latest iteration of Tascam’s popular handheld recorders, the…

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4-Track's Back

Tascam Portastudio for iPad

The Beatles may have been recently re-released, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on your own vintage cassette-based recording, multi-touch style. Reinventing the Tascam Porta One, the Portastudio for iPad ($10) app allows you to mix four tracks to a virtual cassette in a similar fashion to the classic 4-track recorder. Designed to…