[bct] Re: choosing a recorder

  • From: Pam Quinn <quinn.family@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 12:48:59 -0500

Hi Amy,

I'll send you a file later on today  of recordings with the ds-2,
using first the built-in microphone, then the Sony microphone that I
have and then the Sound Professionals so that you can see what you


On Wed, 24 May 2006 12:37:31 -0500, you wrote:

>My question is, what improvements do the external mics give to the DS-2? I'm 
>curious if anyone has any recordings they could send me with the DS-2 or the 
>DM20 with external mics. Would love to compare.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Pam Quinn" <quinn.family@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 12:38 PM
>Subject: [bct] Re: choosing a recorder
>My hearing must be worse than I thought then. Because though I can
>hear somewhat of a hiss with the built-in mics on the Olympus
>recorders, I don't notice it at all when using external mics. I think
>they sound great.
>On Wed, 24 May 2006 10:25:25 -0500, you wrote:
>>Amy, I agree with you about the recording quality of the Olympus
>>recorders, but these are the recorders that some people have to use
>>because that is all they can afford.  the Iriver is not nearly as
>>accessible as the Olympus recorders.  The next step up is either a
>>minidisk recorder or the Edirol or MicroTrack.  There are reviews of
>>both recorders on Blind cool tech, although some of them may be in the
>>archives.  There is a new Edirol coming out soon that has obviously not
>>been reviewed, There is also a new minidisk coming out too.  I will be
>>doing a review of both.  The MicroTrack had some problems when I
>>reviewed it which have evidently been corrected.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Amy
>>Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 10:19 PM
>>To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [bct] Re: choosing a recorder
>>I've already listened to the olympus recorders on the archives and this
>>year's podcasts. It'd be great, except I notice an underlying hiss or
>>kind of sound under the recordings made by the SW and DS models. I
>>like the IRiver. Anyone know about how much it is, and if it's as easy
>>use as the DS-2?
>>Thanks for referring me. Believe me, I've been looking hard, and I'm
>>confused because there is so much out there, and it's hard to ask your
>>questions to a podcast. lol
>>I think my favorite tests of the recorders is when people go outside or
>>more than just talk into the mics. It helps me get a feel for how they
>>record more than just voice.
>>The only recording with the DS-2 that I especially liked was jamie
>>recording of the hail storm in late April this year. that by far is the
>>sound I've heard out of it, in my oppinion. It's not bad, just ...
>>i can't place.
>>Enough rambling from me. And thanks again.
>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 8:36 PM
>>Subject: [bct] choosing a recorder
>>> Amy,
>>> There are plenty of us podcasters who are using Olympus products, and
>>> you
>>> can get them for $200 or less. There are reviews on the BCT web site
>>> the Olympus DS2 and the Olympus WS320 and WS200 machines in
>>> and I am sure other people are using other brands--I recall some
>>> who use IRiver in particular; and some people use minidisk recorders.
>>> There are lots of choices. You probably would do well to listen to the
>>> reviews on the blind cool tech web site, and don't forget to search
>>> archive link on the BCT web site. The archive link contains all
>>> that were done in 2005.
>>> Mary Emerson
>>> E-mail: maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> Skype name: mkemerson
>>> Podcast web site: http://www.emerson.libsyn.com
>>> Podcast feed: emerson.libsyn.com/rss
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