I'm trying to record an XLR mic and laptop audio simultaneously on a Marantz PMD 661. I am connecting the laptop's headphone jack with the LINE IN2 of the Marantz with a mini-to-mini cable. I have only been able to record the XLR mic but no laptop.
Does anyone have any advice if this is generally possible? And if so, what are the settings to make this configuration possible?
I would appreciate any advice!
My two choices would be to use either a Sony PCM-D1 and use it's internal mic, or a Marantz PMD661 with a Audio-Technica BP4025 External Mic. For headphones it would be either the Sony MDR-7520 or Sennheiser HD 25-1 II.
Any comments on the Sony/Marantz-AudioTechnica comparison?
I'm trying to use a Marantz PMD661 without the SD card by plugging it into my PC via USB. However, every time I plug the USB cable in the words "USB Connecting" appear on the screen of the Marantz device and it doesn't go away. I let it sit like that for a good 5-10 minutes and nothing changed. Is it supposed to take longer or does this sound like an issue?
Mine, a PMD620, came with Firmware A1.14. A2.33 came out May 4th, 2009. A2.03 was current in March 2008.
p.s. i just tried HHB CDr74 gold and HHB CDr80ip and neither work. :(
We've been using a Marantz PMD201 Portable Cassette Recorder for recording lectures and we've had some problems with the machine recording a little slow - about 3% slow.
We're thinking of trying a new recorder and we're considering the Tascam 102 MKII Stereo Cassette recorder to replace the Marantz: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_id/35315
Thinking of ordering the CDR 300 right away and just wanted a few comments on it as far as any mastering uses. I need a recorder for some outdoors location recording. But I also need a second recorder for mastering so just wondering if the Marantz could do both rolls?