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Re: MiniDisc for field recording
At 06:53 PM 9/21/2002 -0700, Mark Sottilaro wrote:
>After seeing Matt D's amazing found object set, my wife started talking
>about using field recordings in her music. I figure a MD player/recorder
>would be the way to go, but which one? What's the best model currently
>made? Do they all have mic inputs? CNET didn't seem to mention this
>feature on any of them. A recommendation for a decent stereo mic would
Pardon me for asking what may seem an obvious question but why Minidisc in
particular, as opposed to something like portable DAT?
Granted, it's been a looooong time since I seriously looked at MD, but I
always had the impression that it was natively low-fidelity -- crippled
sample- or bit-rate (I forget which), and lossy compression that kicks in
every pass/transfer it touches. Of course, I'm a bit of a vinyl junkie so
I even tend to find full16-bit/44.1khz substandard in many cases. But has
the Minidisc as a medium improved that much since its inception?
"i want to reach my hand into the dark and *feel* what reaches back"