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Re: Non loop related- recorders
>>> "Michael S. Yoder" <email@example.com> 08/27 8:13 AM >>>
At 11:00 AM 8/26/99 -0700, you wrote:
>> Hi all- I wanted to get a consensus on what everyone uses
to record live shows- it needs to be small and stereo- Mini disc or
other- and what type of stereo mic do you all find that works well? I
need to record for private listening only- so I don't need dat plus I
cant afford it anyway- price range up to about $300.
> The Sharp model 702 minidisc recorder is easy to use for direct
feeds off a mixer. I don't recall there being a mic input, however.
I suppose one could try to input a stereo mic with 1/8" plug into the
"line in" and see what happens. . . .
There are indeed line in as well as mic in jacks...
> The Sony WM-D3 recordable walkman cassette comes with a remote
stereo microphone, and has Dolby B noise reduction, mic and line
inputs, and frequency response up to 16khz. Retail is $269.00, but
one can sometimes find them (a little bit rare) for $199.00 or
$209.00. I currently have one on order and will let you know how it
works out. I've heard the results of one, and they're not bad at all.
If my memory serves, Wayne Krantz's CD "Two Drink Minimum" was
recorded at a New York jazz club with one of those, but I may be
As I write this, I have the Sony WM-D3 on my desk right next to my
Sharp 702 and am dubbing from older jam cassettes onto minidisc. No
comparison! I'm so tired of searching through piles of cassettes and
speeding backwards and forwards looking for stuff... With the minidisc
you say goodbye to all of that. Track titling is cosmic not to mention
being able to move pieces around, divide them and combine them! The
sound is great and way above cassette audio quality. NO CONTEST. I
also have the mic which came with the WM-D3 and it definitely is
useful for a variety of uses although I usually get much better
results taking a feed from the board. All that said, the WM-D3 IS a
NICE cassette recorder but it's just not in the same league as the
nicer minidisc recorders...