Why not go with a digital video recorder as well? It would be nice to see the people as they show artifacts or images from the past. http://moneywisdom-gold.blogspot.com/ -----Original Message----- From: Brandon Burke <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] Sent: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 9:44 am Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Digital oral history recorders - any recommendations? 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.?