We use the Edirol R-01 and R-09 models here at Hoover. They do
we need them to do (16/44.1 WAV, multiple input/output options, etc)
more importantly, have interfaces that are easy to understand.
As often as not, researchers and curators take these recorders with
so when i was shopping around it was imperative that we get something
a relatively intuitive series of buttons and displays. For example, i
recorders with buttons that emulate the Play/Rec/Pause/etc buttons on
recorders since most people using the thing are already familiar with
hand-held cassette recorders work; something that stands to save you
hours dealing with "tech support" calls and emails from whomever is
Note: While i actually like the R-01 model a little better, Edirol
which is why our second recorder is an R-09.
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On Jan 26, 2009, at 8:07 AM, Schooley, John wrote:
> We are looking to apply for a grant in order to purchase some digital
> recorders for oral history interviews. Up until now we have been
> cassettes. I was curious if any of you have any experience with any
> particular models, or any recommendations? Keep in mind that these
> devices will probably be used by a variety of interviewers
> volunteers, etc.), none of them audio engineers, so ease and
> of use is probably the most important factor.