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Post by accdntly » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:33 pm

hi, does anyone still use minidiscs for field recordings? i was looking at a digital field recorder (m audio, edirol) but find them still quite expensive and to be something i could easily break. field recorders are very cheap though i know the mechanics could be a bit outdated. is the sound quality useable and is there anything else i should know?
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Post by New Guy » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:44 pm

im using a sony minidisc,im very satisfied with it. i never tried mobile recording devices, but they should be great too, try to get one that has an external mic input, so that you can connect other fancy mics.

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Post by 4am » Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:03 pm

i make some recordings with a minidisc, but even if it is at the moment not the priority i will probably upgrade sometime to another device with flash card. mainly for easy transfer and the better microphone and line input connections. prices are going down these times...

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Post by MarcAshken » Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:55 pm

i replaced my minidisc and a sm58 with one of these. Complete overkill for field recordings but its cheap enough to justify it and im happy to say its the absloute bollocks. The mic on it is surprisingly high quality and with a 2gb card I can get over 2 hrs wav recorded. Think it only cost me £130 or so too.
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http://www.roland.com/products/en/MICRO_BR/index.html

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Post by .kavo. » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:11 pm

i wanna use my old but still well working sony minidisc for field recording also. don't wanna make another thread so i ask here, which microphone do you guys recommend to me?
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Post by 4am » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:43 am

.kavo. wrote:i wanna use my old but still well working sony minidisc for field recording also. don't wanna make another thread so i ask here, which microphone do you guys recommend to me?
my sony minidisc has only a line input (no mic), which model do you own?

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Post by .kavo. » Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:53 am

4am wrote:. . which model do you own?
its this one:
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here some add info i found:
http://www.minidisc.org/part_Sony_MZ-R70.html
http://techreport.com/articles.x/2389/1

-have you some skills with microphones ?
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Post by 4am » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:06 am

.kavo. wrote: have you some skills with microphones ?
not especially...
i know some friends of mine got good results with this one
Sony ECM DS70P

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