If I remembr rightly, Caroline, your Walking Tour of Oxford (on BCT) was
recorded with the WS320M using just the internal microphones. Yes, there bit
of noise on the recording, but it certainly didn't spoil the recording,
which was fairly quiet a lot of the time.
I think the type of digital recorder you choose depends on what you want to record with it.
For anyone who primarily needs a small note-taking device, which will occasionally be used to record podcasts, the Olympus machines seem to be adequate, especially when used in an environment with a fairly constant level of background noise where the microphone hiss is pretty well drowned out. The advantage of the Olympus machines is that they are tiny and can fit into any pocket, however small.
But if you want to make almost professional-sounding recordings in a
situation where noise levels vary greatly, or in a very quiet room where any
microphone noise would be noticeable, perhaps it would be worth looking at
something else. I know the Edirol R1 is quite a bit larger than the
Olympus, which could be a disadvantage for some.
It's really a case of horses for courses and there probably isn't one recorder which would suit everyone in every possible situation.
-----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of The Scarlet Wombat Sent: 24 May 2006 09:57 To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] Re: My personal churchaudio mic demo
Nobody talks about it, but the Olympus dm-20 is far and away quieter than the ds2 or W series. They do not give you as much recording time, but it is more than adequate for doing podcasts. In his Olympus comparison podcast, Neal used one, and it was a dramatic improvement over the other Olympus models. I see them for sale for $140 on the web. Dan
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