I have my eye on the new $2k Sony flash recorder, which has a pair of mics
(stereo) built in. For something even simpler, I've been reading the
descriptions of the HHB mic (mono) with builtin flash recorder, around
$1.4k, I think.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: February 23, 2006 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] And now for something completely different...
> Hi Marie:
> The key thing to find out is, does your device take advantage of the
> faster-write cards. If so, that's the way to go. I notice my Nikon D70
> definitely writes faster and clears its cache faster with the fast cards
> (not that I shoot that rapidly often). If your device doesn't care or you
> don't care because of how you're using it, the regular-speed cards are
> less pricey. I've read some reports of reliability issues with the
> super-capacity cards. I don't know first-hand because, being somewhat um
> frugal, I buy 512 megs when they come on sale for $25 after rebates. 1 gig
> is probably a better size for audio. One thing that pro photographers tell
> me that makes sense is when you've dumped content off these cards in your
> computer, when you put them back in your device and are ready to reuse, do
> a full re-format in your device, just to be double-sure that the file
> system is fresh and good.
> I gotta get one of these flash recorders. I just got back from watching
> one of my buddies playing jazz in an upscale supermarket (this kind of
> thing, plus teaching, is what pays a very good jazz guitarist's bills). I
> figured he'd be doing OK because he's a pro but his band was ON FIRE --
> constantly in a good groove and much more enthusiastic than you'd expect
> given the setting. I sure wish I had a recorder with me because the
> acoustics were good and the guys were sounding great and were
> well-balanced. All it would have taken was a little flash recorder and a
> decent stereo mic.
> What are you all getting for flash recorders? One of the guys on the Ampex
> list sent me a recording he made with that little M-Audio device, using
> his own mic preamp, and it was excellent. He said the built-in mic preamp
> isn't fit for primetime.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marie O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 1:02 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] And now for something completely different...
>>I have been asked by my boss if there is a 'preferred' Flash Memory Card
>> digital recordings. Any tips would be great. Thanks in advance.
>> Marie O'Connell
>> Sound Archivist/Audio Engineer/Sound Consultant
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