October 16, 2012
One of the most memorable devices to be demo’d at the BPM 2012 show was the Reloop Tape mp3 recorder. There are already dozens of quality, lossless recording devices out there for live sound or inputted audio, however, the Reloop Tape has its own charm factor and it simple enough for any DJ to use.
What makes the Reloop Tape so unique is that it will transfer audio directly from the unit to a USB flash drive, without having to edit or play with settings in some sort of external editor. Overall, it’s quick and does the job that it was designed for.…
January 21, 2012
Tascam are one of those companies that manage to re-appear throughout your career as a musician. In my life they first appeared as a Portastudio. Many nights were spent with this thing, piling tracks, bouncing down, piling more, cursing the fidelity of tape and it’s lack of capacity for regeneration, playing tracks backwards and passing out listening to my crazed creations. Years later, with the magic of sequencers in my life, the Porta-DAT entered my studio. I would use it to capture sequences using multiple synths and drum machines that I would track vocals or guitar with, then bounce to MiniDisc and add more, vox, bg vox, overdubs whatever. It sounds ghetto, I know, but you guys wouldn’t believe how expensive digital multi-tracking once was.
Well, Tascam are trying to get into my process again. The new DR-40 takes square aim at the H4N and seems poised to give it …
August 19, 2011
Samson, the company that makes Zoom recorders, sent me a prototype of their new portable digital recorder the H2n. I originally wrote a blog detailing my initial impressions of the recorder before I was able to get my hands on it. Now that I have had the chance to play around with it, I must say that I am quite impressed with their new recorder.
Thoughts Post Demo
I wrote a blog on the H2n before I got my hands on it and I had some things that I thought were lacking. For instance I did not like how there was no XLR, 1/4 inch combination input like on the H4n. My doubts were quickly erased when I used the on board mics and played around with the menu functions. The mics are great and implementing an external input would have made the recorder larger and less portable.
In addition …