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Re: PC minidisc drive
Tim Nelson wrote:
>Almost, except not as an external unit. I used to see
>them on eBay all the time, basically a minidisc drive
>that fits a standard PC drive slot (much like a CD-RW
>drive would, except in a different format) with a
>software bundle that allows editing of the minidisc
I dimly remember seeing these, but I was under the impression that
they were for Sony's attempt to make MD's viable for data. I would
prefer to know that they did audio too. :)
>I don't really *need* one, but setting up an 8 space
>rack next to my computer every time I want to transfer
>samples is a major drain of creative energy.
Wow. What are you transferring that you'd need all that gear? When
I xfer from my MD, I just use an MR-37 portable and a Mackie mixer that
permanently hooked up to the computer. Is it because you want to use
rack gear for EQ'ing, compressing, etc? Just curious.
I also wish that there were some nice solution for zippy upload to
the PC. I know that there is now, but I have dozens upon dozens of
discs of stuff that I recorded off the radio that I want to convert to
MP3 so I can re-use the MD's. I just don't foresee having hundreds of
hours of free computer time available in the near future to make this
happen. I'll be interested to find out what you learn.