Far easier, quicker, and less intrusive on the creative process to use something like a simple cassette recorder, or maybe a Minidisc recorder. We pull it all off with our strategically placed, coast-to-coast warehouses. However, often these machines are mechanically noisy, and there is also the time-consuming process of copying the scratch recordings into the computer to develop and embellish. To change the recording settings, you must enter a menu, which even after reading the instructions is relatively not use recess. Sound: I use my Marantz to record old time music jams and workshops so I can learn tunes later on.
All in all, however, you definitely get your money's worth. Comes with a puny flash card. No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. The rotary encoder is also multi-function, selecting menu items when the machine is in its configuration mode, but adjusting the record level by default. All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments! I'm getting ready to order several more soon. I have been using this in the field with an array of different microphones with absolutely outstanding results. Input and output volume is adjustable by knobs, as on an older analogue tape deck, not via scrolling through menus or punching buttons for stepped level adjustment, which can be jarring I'm old-school.
Since it records on flash it's easy to play back anything you've just recorded and continue recording where you left off. This is not a multitrack enregitreur! Handy as a pocket on a shirt! Ease of Use: Also requires a preamp for non-powered mics. It works just as advertised. Phantom power will drain the batteries quickly so plug it in for extended sessions. It's got a nice combination of old-school features with modern ones. Other than those two things I don't regret buying this product at all. It has a peak meter right on the remote, so you can keep an eye on your recording, without taking your eye off the ball.
So I can't comment on full fidelity. It's really just a case of setting the input level and pressing Record. I like that it has removable memory cards so I don't need to worry about downloading it to a computer if I am at a week-long festival. I've used this sweet machine for four field recordings and it is such a tremendous pleasure to get outstanding recordings without requiring consumables minidisks, tapes, whatever. Quote: - Have you tried many other models before acqurir? It records on CompactFlash media cards which you can find in any discount store, and will store more than 36 hours of mono. As a podcast producer, I recognize the high value of this system.
It seems flimsy and it is hard to close so it feels like it might break. Has the right features and the recordings sound great. Summary Overall, Marantz has created a low-cost Flash media recorder that breaks new ground for working journalists and broadcasters. That doesnt mean that the built in mic cant collect decent sound, its just that an external mic is a better sound collector for the system. More prsence, more depth, clarity. With certain limitations, it does a very good job for its intended purpose.
Unfortunately, all to often it's just you, wishing you had more hands. True, I mostly record voice and ambient sound, rather than music. The knobs are winning in the usual sense There are fewer than 10 buttons on the device, each with at most two functions! We have to connect the unit to the area to Trasferit sound files. Overall: I expect to use this for as long as it lasts - I'm hoping a decade or more. The Wow Factor: I dig it! The recorder offers three file-storage formats, with mono and stereo options.
To make it easy to recall specific recording configurations, the machine has three user presets that select the recording input, file format, sample and bit rates, and so on. Having that option is very convenient. For other uses the manual was fairly easy to understand. It's easy with virtual tracks. Overall: Our band is planning on recording many performances in the future. I use it occasionally for 8 months.
As it is now, i get very noisy recordings. Value: Much better than some of the other products. I returned the hardware to quickly get a refund and I will now wait before buying the hardware srieux. Feature: The designers did their homework. I have tested with a micro I use almost exclusively, as part of the job and a.
You'll quickly get the camera in hand. Quote: - With the exprience, you do again this choice? Fast Facts Applications: Field, broadcast Key Features: Compact Flash media; 44. The only small trap to watch out for is not to open the Compact Flash card's protection flap while recording. Yes, even if the price is a little toujurs. I got the manual out, hooked up a dynamic mic and followed the manual.