Any suggestions for a portable audio recorder to run unattended for backup and continuity when on a single cam shoot.
Cheapness is what I'm looking for as obviously there are plenty of professional setups out there.
In terms of bang for your buck, an MD recorder can be had for well under $250 (Sharp makes some sweet machines, as does our favorite company Sony) and they're perfect for backup recording. DAT is also a good pick, but is much more expensive. Sony's DAT walkman is small, timecode, and sounds great, but battery life is less than a single tape (You hear that, Sony?). Their MD offerings don't have that problem, thankfully.
A new breed of MD is coming out (1GB discs, less nasty compression, etc.) which will be great for this application, and should, hehe, slash prices on what's out now.