[bct] Re: digital recorder specs.

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 15:13:20 -0600

Hmmm!  An Ant Fart, I wondered what that was.

Neal



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Jenny, after hearing Neal's cast on the Sound Devices 700 series
recorders 
and trying one for a month, I would recommend nothing less than that 
unit.  The 2 track version is everything you want, and more.  It records
on 
a 40 gig internal drive and/or a compact flash card.  The microphone 
preamps are so quiet, you can record an ant fart at a hundred paces and 
boost it 80 db without introducing noise, given a good mike.  The
machine 
is reasonably accessible, not totally, but it isn't bad.  I make
successful 
recordings with it, the only limitation being my expertise at Sound
Forge 
editing and learning to breathe quietly.

The recorder is small, though not as tiny as the Olympus ones, but then,
it 
has a lot in it.  The battery life is not bad, and you can get larger
lion 
batteries for it that will give you many hours of recording.  The unit
has 
much flexibility and you can tailor many things to your liking.  It is
not 
cheap, at about $2375, but if you can afford it, there is little better
for 
under $10,000.

Dan 



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