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Re: solid state recorders
I've had the Marantz PMD660 since July 2005, and it works ok, BUT:
The on board mics sound good, but it's very sensitive and there is no pad
no limiter. Unuseable for live music recording, at least the kind of SPLs
The xlr mic inputs are nice, but no pads and no limiter. arrgghhhh. See
There is no fast forward (ok, there is a 2x ffwd). If you're not placing
markers, because maybe you're trying to play, this makes it hard to do
checks on stuff after the set.
I wish there were an spdif input, as my mixer has an spdif out.
It's nice for field recordings of bugs and birds, but then it's a little
large side. I wouldn't mind if it had limiters.
I want the feature set of my Sony portable DAT from 1989, only smaller,
with a built in mic.
And I would like if you could use 1 mic in and 1 line in simultaneously.
DAT does that, too.
I've actually had very few successful recordings of live music with this
Great bugs and birds, though.
Art Simon wrote:
> Interestingly, the Marantz recorders had some distortion problems.
> Unfortunately, the article was written before the MicroTrack came out.