Zoom H2 Compact Digital Recorder
This is a very useful little digital audio recorder. It can use its own internal mics or take a feed from a sound desk. The audio is saved as either .wav or MP3 files onto an SD card, which makes for easy transfer onto computer.
We often use these for recording seminars at conferences, but they are also ideal for a simple stereo recording of a band or choir.
Whilst the unit is supplied with a mains PSU, it can also run on batteries which makes it ideal for field recordings out of doors.