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suggestions for a portable recorder

Discussion in 'Recording' started by baretas, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. baretas

    baretas Guest

    I'm thinking about hanging around recording sounds (animals, cars, noises, whatever) to try and play with them. And so i need a portable recorder... 2 tracks ought to be enough (mono or stereo miking), and needs to be plain simple to use.
    I was thinking about a minidisc... any suggestions?
    By the way, can I use other mics than those designed for the minidisc?

    Just remembered, DAT is ok too... i don't have a budget for this. Just trying to find out the best option.
  2. Kswiss

    Kswiss Guest

    i like those mini DAT recorders, but the minidisk will work to. As far as i know you can use any mic that you want as long as its operated by a battery. To get realistic sounds the ones that are made specifically for the units are condensor, and they have batteries and little mini jack plugs. I think as long as the mic can power itself then you can adapt it down to the mini jack.....don't quote me on that though...

  3. baretas

    baretas Guest

    Thanks for the reply. :D
  4. dpd

    dpd Active Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    The heck with Minidisc - who wants to record compressed? Go out and grab the Marantz PMD-760

  5. Crane

    Crane Guest

    Go Hi-MD NOT compressed!

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