November 25, 2011
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 VALUE: Tascam 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 …
May 3, 2011
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 …
The Unique Geek
March 3, 2011
I don’t know if you’re still on the fence about this, but tablets are for real and are here to stay. What form they’ll take ten years from now or what we’ll want from them will surely change. But, in essence, tablets are here to stay.
I hear the arguments pro and con tablet (Apple, Toshiba, Samsung, etc) and both sides are right. The iPad is weak as a laptop and is “nothing but a big iPod touch.” But, the point is – it’s powerful and portable. Period. If you like the ease of apps on your Evo 4g phone, but want it bigger – you’re set. If you think your laptop is still too heavy and bulky to just throw on your lap in lieu of being bored waiting for the nurse to say, “the doctor will see you now”, this is what you want.
All of this noise …