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which portable digital recorder?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by awa, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. awa


    Jul 18, 2004
    anyone have suggestions on a good portable digi recorder? i currently use a sony md with a condenser mic. it works and sounds good except i can't "rip" music onto my computer. i have to record real-time onto my computer and the md skips sometimes. also, i have to deal with a bunch of minidiscs. i'd rather have something with built in memory and could upload quickly onto my computer. it will be used mainly to record jams and practices.
  2. Groundloop


    Jun 21, 2005
    I don't own it, but one of the guitarists in my band uses an Edirol R1 to record all of our jam/rehearsals. Pretty good quality if your careful about mic placement. It uses compact flash cards for storage, and I believe when you hook it up via USB2 it mounts on the desktop like a hard drive, so moving files is drag and drop.

  3. pocket_groover

    pocket_groover Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Northern California
  4. I haven't used it for recording a jam yet, but I've got one of these for where I work (Marantz PMD670). Used for recording interviews etc., then dump to a computer via USB. It's pretty good, but not cheap. I used to have MD recorders, but they're delicate and kept coming back broken. This records to flash cards, so there's fewer moving parts and less to go wrong.


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