Dissatisfaction with the shortcomings of the presently-available portables
led me to buy a Sound Devices 744T, mainly because I admire this company's
People who record sound for film & tv seem to like it, but I think that the
designer made too many poor ergonomic decisions. While it provides a
remarkable range of facilities, I find it just too hard to use.
Unfortunately, I couldn't afford a Nagra V.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: October 12, 2005 4:51 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Seen at AES NYC
> Now this is starting to get exciting. While not perfect, I've usually been
> happy with the sound of Sony products.
> I found, "<http://www.sony.com>Sony showed its new PCM-D1 portable field
> recorder. Yow! About $2k, including 4-gig Flash memory off rechargeable or
> AA batteries. Linear PCM recording or compressed audio files."
> Those LOOK (but that's part of the marketing, I guess) like serious
> condenser mic capsules. Look similar to (but not identical to) AKG C451
> It's not clear if the 4GB is built in or removable.
> Hopefully this also has external mic inputs AND 48V phantom power.
> At 10:25 AM 10/12/2005, Eugene Lew wrote:
>>Here are some pics of the hand-held solid state recorder that Sony plans
>>to ship in december:
>>details are shown in the screen photo at the above link.
>>The demo unit felt solid, wasn't as heavy as it looks, and was easy to
>>I didn't ask how much it will cost,
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