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Re: new gadget
Just ordered one from Amazon.com at $109.00. This was the best price I
found -(Also available on ebay, Music123, Musicians Friend etc. at
street price of $149.00.) Not having an "iPod" I also ordered a
compatible SanDisk 1GB Cruzer Mini USB flash drive as the target
device. Hopefully everything works as advertised. I'll post
impression/ review in about a week. - Paul
PS: Plan on using it to record solo gigs etc. for reference (direct out
from "UltraSound" acoustic guitar amp).
On Jan 7, 2006, at 8:34 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jan 2006, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> all- apologies if this thing has been mentioned here before & escaped
>> notice..... from time to time in the past, we have discussed &
>> debated the
>> most cost-effective &/or reliable way of preserving performances for
>> re-appreciation. minidiscs, dats, laptops, cassette recorders, mini
>> disc recorders & even things that use flash memory.
>> I saw this effort:
>> in the UK sound-on-sound rag just before the christmas winterval.
>> seems to
>> fit the bill- no mic pre's, but then I don't think I'd use them if
>> they were
>> there. much better to invest in a dedicated portable mic pre-amp, as
>> of us using minidisc walkthings will know.
>> $230 I think.... mine is costing £130.
>> but this thing can record from it's rca jacks (we call 'em phonos
>> over here)
>> straight onto pretty much any usb storage device, as uncompressed wav
>> or a
>> variety of mp3 templates, & it only has two buttons. you can even
>> connect it
>> straight onto one of those ipod things.
>> what could possibly go wrong? I wish they'd left off the level
>> control, as
>> it looks suspiciously like one of those walkman volume controls that
>> crackly after six weeks, but maybe I'll pry the lid off & remove that
>> the equation.
>> I've got one on the way- I'll let you all know how rubbish it is in a
> Let us know, please - I've been looking for a device for this kind of
> thing for field recording, and this looks perfect. If, of course, it's
> not rubbish :).
> Steve B