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UniqueSquared
April 21, 2013

Yamaha Debuts Pocketrak PR7 Recorder

If you are into making recordings or picking up samples to create your own instrument, you are probably already aware that the quality of the sample or recording is of upmost importance.  If you begin with a bad sample, you will have an even harder time trying to work with it.  You can always make a sound more distorted but the same doesn’t work the other way.  It’s much like taking a low quality picture and trying to blow it up to a large size – it can be done but the quality will be unacceptable.  Voice recordings are perhaps the most sensitive to this issue as well.  Any sort of noise in the background can be eliminated to some extent – but it has its limits.

Tascam pocket recorders use a mix of directional microphones to ensure that the world is being recorded, and not just a section of …

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Taylor

Taylor
November 25, 2011

Holiday Buying Guide: Handheld Digital Recorders Bundles

Portable digital recorders are quickly becoming the go to method for many musicians who want to record their jam sessions, rehearsals, or live performances. They provide outstanding quality and little hassle when quickly capturing musical inspiration. In addition they have become immensely popular among independent filmmakers, journalists, or even students who want to record lectures. The possibilities are endless and for that reason there are many recorders on the market today with varying degrees of functionality and price. For the audiophile in your life who wants one of these bad boys this holiday season, we are here to make it easy to pick just the right portable recorder.

BEST VALUETascam DR-05

The Tascam DR-05 is great recorder for anyone who wants to get started recording audio on the go. It has XY condenser microphones, records to stereo MP3, and records up to 32 GB of audio. The 1/8” external microphone jack makes the DR-05 even …

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Taylor

Taylor
May 3, 2011

Portable Recorders Are Awesome: Tascam DR-07 MkII

Portable digital recorders are everywhere these days. The manufacturers of these handy little devices are comparable to the overall standard of quality you can expect from the various other recording products sold by a particular company. Tascam has always been know for making very affordable recording equipment but without compromising a very basic standard of quality. The Tascam DR-07 mkii is no exception. This device will run you considerably less than most other portable recorders but that’s only because they have simplified the recorder for those out there that just want a quality audio recording. Instead of cluttering the interface with pages, menus, and a whole lot of effects, Tascam has made it easier to navigate the various functions on the DR-07 mkii. It records in 24 bit/96k, uses micro SD for storage and mini USB for transferring files, has the option for an external 1/8th inch mic input, and …

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Taylor

Taylor
January 7, 2011

Zoom Q3HD Review

Do you remember when handheld recorders were great for capturing your buddy doing ridiculous things at the club but you couldn’t hear anything? Did you ever go to a concert and try to record the show with your your phone and then pine over the abysmal audio quality. Well the Zoom Q3HD is for those of you who want to film those same antics and provide you with unrivaled audio quality.

When I go to concerts I love to record the bands I am watching so I can show my friends how great the show was. While the video usually looks good, the sound is almost always awful and my friends are left wondering why I thought this band was so great. With the Zoom Q3HD I can rest assured that my audio will sound just as good as my video looks and I can keep the comments from the …