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Re: MiniDisc for field recording
>The quality of the codec is much higher now
>and here, in Toronto, it's very easy to get discs.
>More and more of my friends use them too
>so it's easy to exchange discs with our music.
>A good portable DAT is better quality (you
>just have to think about how much room is
>left in the MD for the mic preamp) but the
>MD quality is still very good - and I know
>several people who have made very good
>CDs from master recordings on MD.
>Their size makes them good for spontaneous
a portable HD recorder like the Jukebox should have the same quality
as a DAT, if the converter is sufficiently good (I dont know), and
its smaller and less sensitive to humidity and such, since the
mechanics (the HD) is totally sealed. Its pretty small too, although
not quite as small as an MD.
I think the quality of the MD depends more on the recording level and
you tend to give a lot of headroom when field recording because the
volume can change suddenly, so there the uncompressed audio certainly
is an advantage.