My friends and I started getting into making youtube videos so I started buying gear I needed peice by peice. The one thing we noticed that put a damper on producing great quality videos was lack of amazing audio. So I did my research, read many articles that told me I needed a boom mic......that is true but $500+ for me is out of the question for now so I checked out cheaper options and i stumbled across some youtube videos that recommend this sound recorder, so I got one and was blown away at how amazing it is, I love this thing! Got an attachment for my camera and it captures audio so crisp and clear and is easy to use (when in doubt if you can't figure something out just youtube it). Another reason I got this was the support of XLR ports on it, so one day when I do get my boom mic I can plug it right in and capture audio not only from that mic but from the built in stereo mics on the unit itself. So do your research and see if this is what you are looking for, I am very glad I bought it.