Hi John, We use the Edirol R-01 and R-09 models here at Hoover. They do everything we need them to do (16/44.1 WAV, multiple input/output options, etc) and, perhaps, more importantly, have interfaces that are easy to understand. As often as not, researchers and curators take these recorders with them off-site so when i was shopping around it was imperative that we get something with a relatively intuitive series of buttons and displays. For example, i recommend recorders with buttons that emulate the Play/Rec/Pause/etc buttons on cassette recorders since most people using the thing are already familiar with the way hand-held cassette recorders work; something that stands to save you countless hours dealing with "tech support" calls and emails from whomever is using it. Note: While i actually like the R-01 model a little better, Edirol discontinued it which is why our second recorder is an R-09. URL: http://www.edirol.net/products/en/R-09/ cheers, Brandon Burke ____________________________________ Brandon Burke Archivist for Recorded Sound Collections Hoover Institution Archives Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-6010 vox: 650.724.9711 fax: 650.725.3445 email: [log in to unmask] 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 > using > 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 > (historians, > volunteers, etc.), none of them audio engineers, so ease and > simplicity > of use is probably the most important factor.